Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 29196-29197 [2014-11660]

Download as PDF 29196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / Notices There is no cost to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Small Business Owners .................................. Interview Probes ............................................ 60 2 1.5 LeRoy Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–11782 Filed 5–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and Family Service Reviews; Final Rule. OMB No.: 0970–0214. Description: The following five separate activities are associated with this information collection: Foster Care Eligibility Review (foster care review) Program Improvement Plan; Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) State agency Statewide Assessment; CFSR On-site Review; CFSR Program Improvement Plan; and AntiDiscrimination Enforcement Corrective Action Plan. The collection of information for review of federal payments to states for foster care maintenance payments (45 CFR 1356.71(i)) is authorized by title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act), section 474 [42 U.S.C. 674]. The foster care review systematically checks title IV–E agency compliance in meeting title IV– E eligibility requirements; validates the accuracy of the agency’s claims for reimbursement of title IV–E payment made on behalf of children in foster care; and identifies and recovers improper payments. The collection of information for review of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with state plan requirements under parts B and E of the Act and is authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a–1a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being of children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that support the outcomes. Section 474(d) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 674] deploys enforcement provisions (45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c)) for the requirements at section 4371(a)(18) [42 U.S.C. 671], which prohibit the delay or denial of foster and adoptive placements based on the race, color, or national origin of any of the individuals involved. The enforcement provisions include the execution and completion of corrective action plans when a state is in violation of section 471(a)(18) of the Act. The information collection is needed: (1) To ensure compliance with title IV–E foster care eligibility requirements; (2) to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV–E of the Act, as required by federal statute; and (3) to enforce the title IV–E antidiscrimination requirements through state corrective action plans. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families, help ensure that claims by states for title IV–E funds are made only on behalf of title IV–E eligible children, and require states to revise applicable statutes, rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through the development and implementation of corrective action plans. These reviews not only address compliance with eligibility requirements but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF’s and states’ experiences in conducting reviews and developing program improvement plans. Respondents: State Title IV–B and Title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 1356.7 (i) Program Improvement Plan (IV–E review) ....................... 1366.33 (b) Statewide Assessment (CFSR). ..................................... 1355.33 (c) On-site Review (CFSR) .................................................. 1355.35 (a) Program Improvement Plan (CFSR) .............................. 1355.38 (b) and (c) Corrective Action ............................................... 2 13 13 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 90 120 1,186 300 780 180 1,560 15,418 3,180 780 Estimated total annual burden hours: ...................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45 45 45 45 45 Number of responses per respondent ........................ ........................ ........................ 21,118 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 May 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 21, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–11660 Filed 5–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). Date and Time: June 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Place: The meeting will be via audio conference call and Adobe Connect Pro. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Agenda: The agenda items for the June meeting will include, but are not limited to: Updates from the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation (DVIC), Department of Justice, National Vaccine Program Office, Immunization Safety Office (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (National Institutes of Health), and Center for Biologics, Evaluation and Research (Food and Drug Administration). A draft agenda and additional meeting materials will be posted on the ACCV Web site (http:// www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/ accv.htm) prior to the meeting. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. The public can join the meeting by: 1. (Audio Portion) Calling the conference number at 877–917–4913 and providing the Leader’s Name, Dr. A. Melissa Houston, AND Password, ACCV; AND VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 May 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 2. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACCV Adobe Connect Pro Meeting using the following URL, and entering as GUEST: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/accv/ (copy and paste the link into your browser if the link does not work directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should call and connect 15 minutes prior to the meeting in order for logistics to be set up. If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection using the following URL: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/ common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm and get a quick overview by following URL: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_ overview. Call (301) 443–6634 or send an email to aherzog@hrsa.gov if you are having trouble connecting to the meeting site. Public Comment: It is preferred that persons interested in providing an oral presentation should submit a written request, along with a copy of their presentation to: Annie Herzog, DVIC, Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Room 11C–26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857 or email at aherzog@hrsa.gov. Requests should contain the name, address, telephone number, email address, and any business or professional affiliation of the person desiring to make an oral presentation. Groups having similar interests are requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. The allocation of time may be adjusted to accommodate the level of expressed interest. DVIC will notify each presenter by email, mail, or telephone of their assigned presentation time. Persons who do not file an advance request for a presentation, but desire to make an oral statement, may announce it at the time of the public comment period. Public participation and ability to comment will be limited to space and time as it permits. For Further Information Contact: Annie Herzog, DVIC, HSB, HRSA, Room 11C–26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone (301) 443–6593; email aherzog@ hrsa.gov. Dated: May 15, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–11648 Filed 5–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29197 provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group, NHLBI Institutional Training Mechanism Review Committee. Date: June 19–20, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Courtyard Marriott/Courtyard Chevy Chase, 5520 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Contact Person: Charles Joyce, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7196, Bethesda, MD 20892–7924, 301–435– 0288, cjoyce@nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group, Heart, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee. Date: June 20, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Jeffrey H. Hurst, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7208, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–0303, hurstj@ nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Special Emphasis Panel, Atherosclerosis and Structure and Function of HDL. Date: June 20, 2014. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/ Bethesda, 7301 Waverly Street, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: YingYing Li-Smerin, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Office of Scientific Review/DERA National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7184, Bethesda, MD 20892– 7924, 301–435–0275, lismerin@nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Special Emphasis Panel, Mentoring Programs to Promote Diversity in Health Research. Date: June 23, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20037. E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and 
Family Service Reviews; Final Rule.
    OMB No.: 0970-0214.
    Description: The following five separate activities are associated 
with this information collection: Foster Care Eligibility Review 
(foster care review) Program Improvement Plan; Child and Family 
Services Reviews (CFSR) State agency Statewide Assessment; CFSR On-site 
Review; CFSR Program Improvement Plan; and Anti-Discrimination 
Enforcement Corrective Action Plan. The collection of information for 
review of federal payments to states for foster care maintenance 
payments (45 CFR 1356.71(i)) is authorized by title IV-E of the Social 
Security Act (the Act), section 474 [42 U.S.C. 674]. The foster care 
review systematically checks title IV-E agency compliance in meeting 
title IV-E eligibility requirements; validates the accuracy of the 
agency's claims for reimbursement of title IV-E payment made on behalf 
of children in foster care; and identifies and recovers improper 
payments. The collection of information for review of state child and 
family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) 
is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity 
with state plan requirements under parts B and E of the Act and is 
authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a-1a] of the Act. The CFSR 
looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being of 
children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic 
factors that support the outcomes. Section 474(d) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 
674] deploys enforcement provisions (45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c)) for the 
requirements at section 4371(a)(18) [42 U.S.C. 671], which prohibit the 
delay or denial of foster and adoptive placements based on the race, 
color, or national origin of any of the individuals involved. The 
enforcement provisions include the execution and completion of 
corrective action plans when a state is in violation of section 
471(a)(18) of the Act. The information collection is needed: (1) To 
ensure compliance with title IV-E foster care eligibility requirements; 
(2) to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV-B and IV-E of 
the Act, as required by federal statute; and (3) to enforce the title 
IV-E anti-discrimination requirements through state corrective action 
plans. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states 
are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving 
desired outcomes for children and families, help ensure that claims by 
states for title IV-E funds are made only on behalf of title IV-E 
eligible children, and require states to revise applicable statutes, 
rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, 
through the development and implementation of corrective action plans. 
These reviews not only address compliance with eligibility requirements 
but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children 
and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this 
information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF's 
and states' experiences in conducting reviews and developing program 
improvement plans.
    Respondents: State Title IV-B and Title IV-E Agencies.

                                             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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45 CFR 1356.7 (i) Program Improvement Plan (IV-E               2               1              90             180
 review)........................................
45 CFR 1366.33 (b) Statewide Assessment (CFSR)..              13               1             120           1,560
45 CFR 1355.33 (c) On-site Review (CFSR)........              13               1           1,186          15,418
45 CFR 1355.35 (a) Program Improvement Plan                   13               1             300           3,180
 (CFSR).........................................
45 CFR 1355.38 (b) and (c) Corrective Action....               1               1             780             780
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated total annual burden hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............          21,118
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    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.

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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. 2014-11660 Filed 5-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P