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Download as PDF 4346 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Notices regarding this collection contact Rebecca Bruno at 415–744–3677). Title: ACF Grantee Survey of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). OMB No.: 0970–0076. Description: The LIHEAP Grantee Survey is an annual data collection activity, which is sent to grantees of the 50 states and the District of Columbia administering the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The survey is mandatory in order that national estimates of the sources and uses of LIHEAP funds can be calculated in a timely manner; a range can be calculated of State average LIHEAP benefits; and maximum income cutoffs for four-person households can be obtained for estimating the number of low-income households that are income eligible for LIHEAP under the State income standards. The need for the above information is to provide the Administration and Congress with fiscal Dated: January 22, 2014. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–01465 Filed 1–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: estimates in time for hearings about LIHEAP appropriations and program performance. The information also is included in the Departments annual LIHEAP Report to Congress. The survey, along with all other forms required of LIHEAP grantees, will be available electronically through the web-based Online Data Collection (OLDC) system to which all LIHEAP grantees currently have access. By making the survey available through OLDC, it will improve the accuracy and efficiency of grantee submissions by performing certain data validation checks before grantees complete their submission. It will also allow grantees to track the progress of ACF’s review of the survey, as well as permit grantees to access archived surveys in the future. Respondents: 50 States and the District of Columbia. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours LIHEAP Grantee Survey .................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 51 1 3.50 178.50 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 178.50. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01453 Filed 1–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Application Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan and Program Integrity Assessment OMB No.: 0970–0075 Description: States, including the District of Columbia, tribes, tribal organizations, and territories applying for LIHEAP block grant funds must submit an annual application (Model Plan) that meets the LIHEAP statutory and regulatory requirements prior to receiving Federal funds. In prior years, in addition to the Model Plan, each grantee was also required to submit a Program Integrity Assessment PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Supplement (PIAS) every year, as part of their application. The proposed new model plan will combine the content of these two forms into one form, eliminating duplicative questions and streamlining the submission process. The proposed new format of the model plan is also a departure from the previously-approved version. The new model plan will become an electronic form, to be submitted through the OnLine Data Collection System (OLDC), which is already being used by all LIHEAP grantees to submit other required LIHEAP forms. The new model plan will also provide grantees the option to respond to many questions by selecting one or more check-box responses, rather than providing a freeform text response. Grantees will still have the ability to enter free form text if none of the provided options are applicable. This new re-formatting will reduce the time grantees will spend on completing the form. It will also provide the Office of Community Services (OCS) with the ability to collect and analyze consistent data across all grantees in a streamlined manner. This will improve the information provided by OCS in the annual LIHEAP Report to Congress and other related reports to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: ACF Grantee Survey of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance 
Program (LIHEAP).
    OMB No.: 0970-0076.
    Description: The LIHEAP Grantee Survey is an annual data collection 
activity, which is sent to grantees of the 50 states and the District 
of Columbia administering the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
(LIHEAP). The survey is mandatory in order that national estimates of 
the sources and uses of LIHEAP funds can be calculated in a timely 
manner; a range can be calculated of State average LIHEAP benefits; and 
maximum income cutoffs for four-person households can be obtained for 
estimating the number of low-income households that are income eligible 
for LIHEAP under the State income standards. The need for the above 
information is to provide the Administration and Congress with fiscal 
estimates in time for hearings about LIHEAP appropriations and program 
performance. The information also is included in the Departments annual 
LIHEAP Report to Congress. The survey, along with all other forms 
required of LIHEAP grantees, will be available electronically through 
the web-based Online Data Collection (OLDC) system to which all LIHEAP 
grantees currently have access. By making the survey available through 
OLDC, it will improve the accuracy and efficiency of grantee 
submissions by performing certain data validation checks before 
grantees complete their submission. It will also allow grantees to 
track the progress of ACF's review of the survey, as well as permit 
grantees to access archived surveys in the future.
    Respondents: 50 States and the District of Columbia.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours  per      Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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LIHEAP Grantee Survey.......................              51                1             3.50           178.50
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 178.50.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-01453 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P