Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 4346-4347 [2014-01454]

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 4347 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2014 / Notices In order to ensure that data are reported in a consistent format by all grantees, OCS will now require that the new version of the model plan be used by all grantees. Grantees will no longer have the option of submitting their annual application using alternate formats. Additionally, grantees will no longer have the option to submit an abbreviated model plan. All entries from each grantee’s first submission of the model plan in OLDC will be saved and re-populated into the form for the following fiscal year’s applications. Thus, after the first year, grantees will only need to make updates to the prior year’s entries. Grantees will still be able to submit attachments as needed. Presidential Executive Order 13520, reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs, issued in November 2009, encourages Federal agencies to take deliberate and immediate action to eliminate fraud and improper payments. As part of the review of programs subsequent to this executive order, HHS has determined that additional information from each administering agency is necessary to assess grantee measures that are in place to prevent, detect or address waste, fraud and abuse in LIHEAP programs. The revised model plan can be viewed on the OCS Web site at: http:// www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ programs/liheap. Respondents: State, Tribal or Territory Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Detailed Model Plan. ....................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 210 1 2 420 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420. 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. 2014–01454 Filed 1–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Jan 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–1427] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Procedures for the Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Juice AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Fax written comments on the collection of information by February 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–7285, or emailed to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910–0466. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50–400B, Rockville, MD 20850, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Procedures for the Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Juice—21 CFR Part 120 (OMB Control Number 0910–0466)—Extension FDA regulations in part 120 (21 CFR part 120) mandate the application of HACCP principles to the processing of fruit and vegetable juices. HACCP is a preventive system of hazard control designed to help ensure the safety of foods. The regulations were issued under FDA’s statutory authority to regulate food safety under section 402(a)(4) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 342(a)(4)). Under section 402(a)(4) of the FD&C Act, a food is adulterated if it is prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby it may have been contaminated with filth or rendered injurious to health. The Agency also has authority under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264) to issue and enforce regulations to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from one State, territory, or possession to another, or from outside the United States into this country. Under section 701(a) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 371(a)), FDA is authorized to issue regulations for the efficient enforcement of that act. The rationale in establishing an HACCP system of preventive controls is to design and check the process so that the final product is not contaminated— not test for contamination after it may have taken place. Under HACCP, E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4346-4347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01454]


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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 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 On-Line 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 free-form 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.

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    In order to ensure that data are reported in a consistent format by 
all grantees, OCS will now require that the new version of the model 
plan be used by all grantees. Grantees will no longer have the option 
of submitting their annual application using alternate formats. 
Additionally, grantees will no longer have the option to submit an 
abbreviated model plan. All entries from each grantee's first 
submission of the model plan in OLDC will be saved and re-populated 
into the form for the following fiscal year's applications. Thus, after 
the first year, grantees will only need to make updates to the prior 
year's entries. Grantees will still be able to submit attachments as 
needed.
    Presidential Executive Order 13520, reducing Improper Payments and 
Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs, issued in November 2009, 
encourages Federal agencies to take deliberate and immediate action to 
eliminate fraud and improper payments. As part of the review of 
programs subsequent to this executive order, HHS has determined that 
additional information from each administering agency is necessary to 
assess grantee measures that are in place to prevent, detect or address 
waste, fraud and abuse in LIHEAP programs.
    The revised model plan can be viewed on the OCS Web site at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/liheap.
    Respondents: State, Tribal or Territory Governments.

                                             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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Detailed Model Plan.........................             210                1                2              420
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420.
    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. 2014-01454 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P