Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 61642 [2014-24339]

Download as PDF 61642 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices Written comments will also be accepted in advance of the meeting and are especially welcome. Please address written comments by email to info@ bioethics.gov, or by mail to the following address: Public Commentary, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Suite C–100, Washington, DC 20005. Comments will be publicly available, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that they contain. Trade secrets should not be submitted. Anyone planning to attend the meeting who needs special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify Esther Yoo by telephone at (202) 233–3960, or email at Esther.Yoo@bioethics.gov in advance of the meeting. The Commission will make every effort to accommodate persons who need special assistance. Dated: October 1, 2014. Lisa M. Lee, Executive Director, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. [FR Doc. 2014–24334 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Tribal TANF Data Report, TANF Annual Report, and Reasonable Cause/ Corrective Action Documentation Process—Final. OMB No.: 0970–0215. Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act as amended by Public Law 104–193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), mandates that federally recognized Indian Tribes with an approved Tribal TANF program collect and submit to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services data on the recipients served by the Tribes’ programs. This information includes both aggregated and disaggregated data on case characteristics and individual characteristics. In addition, Tribes that are subject to a penalty are allowed to provide reasonable cause justifications as to why a penalty should not be imposed or may develop and implement corrective compliance procedures to eliminate the source of the penalty. Finally, there is an annual report, which requires the Tribes to describe program characteristics. All of the above requirements are currently approved by OMB and the Administration for Children and Families is simply proposing to extend them without any changes. Respondents: Indian Tribes. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Final Tribal TANF Data Report ........................................................................ Tribal TANF Annual Report ............................................................................. Tribal TANF Reasonable Cause/Corrective .................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 131,376. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 69 69 69 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. 2014–24339 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: State Plan for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). OMB No.: 0970–0145. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 4 1 1 Average burden hours per response 451 40 60 Total burden hours 124,476 2,760 4,140 Description The State plan is a mandatory statement submitted to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by the State. It consists of an outline specifying how the state’s TANF program will be administered and operated and certain required certifications by the State’s Chief Executive Officer. It is used to provide the public with information about the program. Authority to require States to submit a State TANF plan is contained in section 402 of the Social Security Act, as amended by Public Law 104–193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. States are required to submit new plans periodically (i.e., within a 27-month period). We are proposing to continue the information collection without change. Respondents The 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Tribal TANF Data Report, TANF Annual Report, and Reasonable 
Cause/Corrective Action Documentation Process--Final.
    OMB No.: 0970-0215.
    Description: 42 U.S.C. 612 (Section 412 of the Social Security Act 
as amended by Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), mandates that 
federally recognized Indian Tribes with an approved Tribal TANF program 
collect and submit to the Secretary of the Department of Health and 
Human Services data on the recipients served by the Tribes' programs. 
This information includes both aggregated and disaggregated data on 
case characteristics and individual characteristics. In addition, 
Tribes that are subject to a penalty are allowed to provide reasonable 
cause justifications as to why a penalty should not be imposed or may 
develop and implement corrective compliance procedures to eliminate the 
source of the penalty. Finally, there is an annual report, which 
requires the Tribes to describe program characteristics. All of the 
above requirements are currently approved by OMB and the Administration 
for Children and Families is simply proposing to extend them without 
any changes.
    Respondents: Indian Tribes.

                                             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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Final Tribal TANF Data Report...................              69               4             451         124,476
Tribal TANF Annual Report.......................              69               1              40           2,760
Tribal TANF Reasonable Cause/Corrective.........              69               1              60           4,140
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 131,376.
    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. 2014-24339 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P