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Download as PDF 31115 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 104 / Friday, May 30, 2014 / Notices 3. assess the impact of the incidents on health services use and share lessons learned for use in hospital, local, and state planning for chemical incidents; and 4. identify cohorts that may be followed and assessed for persistent health effects resulting from acute releases. Because each chemical incident is different, it is not possible to predict in advance exactly what type of and how many respondents will need to be consented and interviewed to effectively evaluate the incident. Respondents typically include, but are not limited to emergency responders such as police, fire, hazardous material technicians, emergency medical services, and personnel at hospitals where patients from the incident were treated. Incidents may occur at businesses or in the community setting; therefore, respondents may also include business owners, managers, workers, customers, community residents, pet owners, and those passing through the affected area. Data will be collected by the multidisciplinary ACE team consisting of staff from ATSDR, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the requesting agencies. ATSDR has developed a series of draft survey forms that can be quickly tailored in the field to collect data that will meet the goals of the investigation. They will be administered based on time permitted and urgency. For example, it is preferable to administer the general survey to as many respondents as possible. However, if there are time constraints, the shorter household survey or the Rapid Response Registry form may be administered instead. The individual surveys collect information about exposure, acute health effects, health services use, medical history, needs resulting from the incident, communication during the release, health impact on children and pets, and demographic data. Hospital personnel are asked about the surge, response and Number of respondents communication, decontamination, and lessons learned. Depending on the situation, data may be collected by face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews, written surveys, mailed surveys, or on-line surveys. Medical and veterinary charts may also be reviewed. In rare situations, an investigation might involve collection of clinical specimens. In the past, ACE investigations have been performed in response to requests for assistance from state, regional, local, or tribal health departments under OMB No. 0920– 0008, which expires July 31, 2014. ATSDR anticipates up to four ACE investigations per year. The number of participants has ranged from 30–715, averaging about 300 per year. Therefore, the total annualized estimated burden will be 591 hours per year. Participation in ACE investigations is voluntary and there are no anticipated costs to respondents other than their time. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours Average burden per response (in hrs.) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hrs.) Type of respondents Form name ACE Investigation on Respondents .. General Survey ................................ Household Survey ............................ Rapid Response Registry Form ....... Hospital Survey ................................ Medical Chart Abstraction Form ...... Veterinary Chart Abstraction Form .. 800 120 50 40 250 30 1 1 1 1 1 1 30/60 15/60 7/60 30/60 30/60 20/60 400 30 6 20 125 10 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 591 LeRoy A. 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. 2014–12535 Filed 5–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). OMB No.: 0970–0413. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting a national VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 May 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of labor (DOL) is conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve selfsufficiency. The projects will evaluate twelve subsidized and transitional employment programs nationwide. ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA awarded grants to seven transitional jobs programs as part of the ETJD, which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents improve labor market outcomes, PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reduce criminal recidivism and improve family engagement. The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs are being evaluated as part of the STED project. ACF is submitting information collection requests on the behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the study is collected from the following three major sources. All data collection described below, other than the 30month follow-up survey has been reviewed and approved by OMB (see OMB #0970–0413): Baseline Forms. Each respondent will be asked to complete three forms upon entry into the study: (1) An informed consent form; (2) a contact sheet, which will help locate the respondent for follow-up surveys; and (3) a baseline E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 31116 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 104 / Friday, May 30, 2014 / Notices information form, which will collect demographic data and information on the respondent’s work and education history. Follow-Up Surveys. Follow-up telephone surveys will be conducted with all participants. There will be three follow-up surveys in each of the STED and ETJD sites (including the two sites that are also part of ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry. Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for the programs and their implementation is collected during two rounds of site visits to each of the twelve sites, including interviews, focus groups, observations, and case file reviews. These data will be supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, worksite supervisors, and participating employers, as well as a time study for program staff. This notice is specific to the request for approval of the 30-month survey, which will measure the differences in employment, wage progression, income, and other outcomes between the program groups and similar group of respondents who were randomly assigned to a control group. The information collection request will also include increased burden hours to include additional respondents. This increase is a result of the actual enrollment numbers at recruited sites. Respondents: Study participants in the treatment and control groups. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—NEW INSTRUMENT Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Total annual burden hours 1 Participant 30-month survey ................................................ 11,840 3,947 1 .5 1,974 ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—CHANGES TO ESTIMATED NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS [Instruments previously approved] Updates to annual number respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response Updated annual burden hours 1 Previously approved instrument Updates to total number of respondents Participant Contact Information Form (5 STED sites). Participant Baseline Information Form (5 STED sites). Participant STED tracking letters ........... Participant 6-month survey (Adult sites) Participant 6-month survey (Young Adult sites). Participant 12-month survey (Adult sites) Participant 12-month survey (Young Adult sites). 2800 additional respondents .... 933 1 .08 75 2800 additional respondents .... 933 1 .17 159 2178 additional respondents .... 960 additional respondents ...... 960 fewer respondents ............. 726 320 –320 5 1 1 .05 .5 .5 182 160 –160 1440 additional respondents .... 800 additional respondents ...... 480 267 1 1 .75 .75 360 200 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Increase in Est. Annual Burden Hours for Previously Approved ICs: 976. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 May 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@ OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Karl Koerper, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–12552 Filed 5–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: DRA TANF Final Rule. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB No.: 0970–0338. Description: When the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) reauthorized the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, it imposed a new data requirement that States prepare and submit data verification procedures and replaced other data requirements with new versions including: the TANF Data Report, the SSP–MOE Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/ Corrective Compliance Documentation Process. The Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, P.L. 113–76 extended the TANF program through September 2014. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change. Respondents: States, Territories and Tribes. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) 
and Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration (ETJD).
    OMB No.: 0970-0413.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is 
conducting a national evaluation called the Subsidized and Transitional 
Employment Demonstration (STED). At the same time, the Employment and 
Training Administration (ETA) within the Department of labor (DOL) is 
conducting an evaluation of the Enhanced Transitional Jobs 
Demonstration (ETJD). These evaluations will inform the Federal 
government about the effectiveness of subsidized and transitional 
employment programs in helping vulnerable populations secure 
unsubsidized jobs in the labor market and achieve self-sufficiency. The 
projects will evaluate twelve subsidized and transitional employment 
programs nationwide.
    ACF and ETA are collaborating on the two evaluations. In 2011, ETA 
awarded grants to seven transitional jobs programs as part of the ETJD, 
which is testing the effect of combining transitional jobs with 
enhanced services to assist ex-offenders and noncustodial parents 
improve labor market outcomes, reduce criminal recidivism and improve 
family engagement.
    The STED and ETJD projects have complementary goals and are 
focusing on related program models and target populations. Thus, ACF 
and ETA have agreed to collaborate on the design of data collection 
instruments to promote consistency across the projects. In addition, 
two of the seven DOL-funded ETJD programs are being evaluated as part 
of the STED project. ACF is submitting information collection requests 
on the behalf of both collaborating agencies. Data for the study is 
collected from the following three major sources. All data collection 
described below, other than the 30-month follow-up survey has been 
reviewed and approved by OMB (see OMB 0970-0413):
    Baseline Forms. Each respondent will be asked to complete three 
forms upon entry into the study: (1) An informed consent form; (2) a 
contact sheet, which will help locate the respondent for follow-up 
surveys; and (3) a baseline

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information form, which will collect demographic data and information 
on the respondent's work and education history.
    Follow-Up Surveys. Follow-up telephone surveys will be conducted 
with all participants. There will be three follow-up surveys in each of 
the STED and ETJD sites (including the two sites that are also part of 
ETJD), approximately 6, 12, and 30 months after study entry.
    Implementation Research and Site Visits. Data on the context for 
the programs and their implementation is collected during two rounds of 
site visits to each of the twelve sites, including interviews, focus 
groups, observations, and case file reviews. These data will be 
supplemented by short questionnaires for program staff, clients, 
worksite supervisors, and participating employers, as well as a time 
study for program staff.
    This notice is specific to the request for approval of the 30-month 
survey, which will measure the differences in employment, wage 
progression, income, and other outcomes between the program groups and 
similar group of respondents who were randomly assigned to a control 
group. The information collection request will also include increased 
burden hours to include additional respondents. This increase is a 
result of the actual enrollment numbers at recruited sites.
    Respondents: Study participants in the treatment and control 
groups.

                                                         Annual Burden Estimates--New Instrument
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                                                                                                          Number of     Average  burden    Total annual
                             Instrument                               Total  number    Annual  number   responses  per      hour per      burden  hours
                                                                     of  respondents  of  respondents     respondent        response           \1\
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Participant 30-month survey........................................          11,840            3,947                1               .5            1,974
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                                           Annual Burden Estimates--Changes to Estimated Number of Respondents
                                                            [Instruments previously approved]
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                                                                                            Updates to       Number of        Average         Updated
         Previously approved instrument           Updates to total number of respondents  annual  number  responses  per   burden  hour   annual  burden
                                                                                            respondents      respondent    per  response     hours \1\
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Participant Contact Information Form (5 STED     2800 additional respondents............             933               1             .08              75
 sites).
Participant Baseline Information Form (5 STED    2800 additional respondents............             933               1             .17             159
 sites).
Participant STED tracking letters..............  2178 additional respondents............             726               5             .05             182
Participant 6-month survey (Adult sites).......  960 additional respondents.............             320               1             .5              160
Participant 6-month survey (Young Adult sites).  960 fewer respondents..................            -320               1             .5             -160
Participant 12-month survey (Adult sites)......  1440 additional respondents............             480               1             .75             360
Participant 12-month survey (Young Adult sites)  800 additional respondents.............             267               1             .75             200
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Increase in Est. Annual Burden Hours for Previously Approved ICs: 976.

    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following:

Office of Management and Budget,
Paperwork Reduction Project,
Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Karl Koerper,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-12552 Filed 5-29-14; 8:45 am]
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