Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 10695-10696 [2015-04101]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 39 / Friday, February 27, 2015 / Notices Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP education programs. • Assembling and sharing an information base of ‘‘best practices’’ for helping consumers evaluate health coverage options. • Building and leveraging existing community infrastructures for information, counseling, and assistance. • Drawing the program link between outreach and education, promoting consumer understanding of health care coverage choices and facilitating consumer selection/enrollment, which in turn support the overarching goal of improved access to quality care, including prevention services, envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. The current members of the Panel are: Samantha Artiga, Principal Policy Analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation; Joseph Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center; Kellan Baker, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Philip Bergquist, Manager, Health Center Operations, Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Outreach & Enrollment Project and Director, Michigan Primary Care Association; Marjorie Cadogan, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Department of Social Services; Jonathan Dauphine, Senior Vice President, AARP; Barbara Ferrer, Chief Strategy Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation; Shelby Gonzales, Senior Health Outreach Associate, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities; Jan Henning, Benefits Counseling & Special Projects Coordinator, North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging; Louise Knight, Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Miriam Mobley-Smith, Dean, Chicago State University, College of Pharmacy; Ana Natale-Pereira, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School; Roanne OsborneGaskin, M.D., Associate Medical Director, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Megan Padden, Vice President, Sentara Health Plans; Jeanne Ryer, Director, New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, University of New Hampshire; Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); Winston Wong, Medical Director, Community Benefit Director, Kaiser Permanente and Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor & Coordinator, San Francisco State University. The agenda for the March 19, 2015 meeting will include the following: • Welcome and listening session with CMS leadership VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Recap of the previous (December 15, 2014) meeting • Affordable Care Act initiatives • An opportunity for public comment • Meeting summary, review of recommendations, and next steps Individuals or organizations that wish to make a 5-minute oral presentation on an agenda topic should submit a written copy of the oral presentation to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The number of oral presentations may be limited by the time available. Individuals not wishing to make an oral presentation may submit written comments to the DFO at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice by the date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Authority: Sec. 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a) and sec. 10(a) of Pub. L. 92–463 (5 U.S.C. App. 2, sec. 10(a) and 41 CFR 102–3). Dated: February 23, 2015. Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2015–04173 Filed 2–26–15; 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 Title: Understanding the Intersection Between TANF and Refugee Cash Assistance Services. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of a project to understand the intersection between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA). The goal of this project is to help ACF better understand how the variety of systems that assist refugees collaborate to promote common goals of self-sufficiency and employment, and how refugees’ experiences might differ depending on the structure of the state (or local) program arrangements. To achieve this goal, this study aims to document what states are doing to help refugees gain self-sufficiency; if and how states are integrating RCA, TANF, and associated services to better meet the needs of refugees; and what data is collected PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10695 currently, or might be collected in the future, to better understand refugee resettlement services and suggest future areas for inquiry. The proposed data collection activities described in this notice will collect data about state policies and practices; how TANF, RCA, and associated services are provided; the respective roles of the various agencies and organizations in serving participants; how the agencies and organizations integrate services internally and/or collaborate with other organizations; refugee populations served; approaches to addressing the particular barriers refugees face; promising practices and strategies for assisting refugees; gaps in services; local labor market conditions; and experiences of refugees accessing services through these programs. The proposed information collection activities include: (1) The survey of state refugee coordinators will be administered to state refugee coordinators in each state and the District of Columbia. The survey will collect information about state policies and practices. (2) The four site visit interview guides will collect information about how TANF, RCA, and associated services are provided; the respective roles of the various agencies and organizations in serving participants; how the agencies and organizations integrate services internally and/or collaborate with other organizations; approaches to addressing the particular barriers refugees face; promising practices and strategies for assisting refugees; gaps in services; data maintained by programs serving refugees; and local labor market conditions. (3) The focus group guide will collect information from program participants about the services they received how they were delivered, their experiences attempting to achieve self—sufficiency within a rapid timeframe, and the challenges they have faced. Respondents: Individuals receiving RCA, TANF, and related services; State Refugee Coordinators; Managers and staff at local TANF offices; local resettlement agency staff; communitybased organization staff providing services to refugees; staff operating alternative cash assistance programs for refugees such as Public/Private Partnerships(s) and Wilson/Fish programs (if different from the local resettlement agency); and staff from other programs providing employability and social adjustment and cultural orientation services to refugees. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 10696 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 39 / Friday, February 27, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Survey of State Refugee Coordinators ................................ Site Visit Interview Guide for Public Agency Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Managers and Staff ........ Site Visit Interview Guide for Public Agency Refugee Cash Assistance Managers and Staff ....................................... Site Visit Interview Guide for Voluntary Agency Staff ......... Site Visit Interview Guide for Other Community- Based Organization Staff ................................................................. Focus Group Guide ............................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 187. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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 Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 50 25 1 .5 13 40 20 1 1.5 30 40 40 20 20 1 1 1.5 1.5 30 30 40 72 20 36 1 1 1.5 1.5 30 54 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. Program (LIHEAP) ACF–535 Quarterly Allocation Estimates. OMB No.: 0970–0037. Description: The LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, ACF Form-535 is a one-page form that is sent to 50 State grantees and to the District of Columbia. Grantees are asked to complete and submit the form in the 4th quarter of each year for the upcoming federal fiscal year. The data collected on the form are grantees’ estimates of obligations based on percent of funds they expect to make each quarter for the upcoming federal fiscal year for LIHEAP. This is the only method used to request anticipated distributions of the grantees LIHEAP funds. The information is used to develop apportionment requests to OMB and to make grant awards based on grantees anticipated needs. Information collected on this form is not available through any other Federal source. Submission of the form is voluntary. Respondents: State Governments and the District of Columbia. Karl Koerper, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–04101 Filed 2–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–07–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Collection Requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 51 1 0.25 12.75 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, ACF–535 ......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 12.75 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Understanding the Intersection Between TANF and Refugee Cash 
Assistance Services.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of a project to understand the 
intersection between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and 
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA). The goal of this project is to help ACF 
better understand how the variety of systems that assist refugees 
collaborate to promote common goals of self-sufficiency and employment, 
and how refugees' experiences might differ depending on the structure 
of the state (or local) program arrangements. To achieve this goal, 
this study aims to document what states are doing to help refugees gain 
self-sufficiency; if and how states are integrating RCA, TANF, and 
associated services to better meet the needs of refugees; and what data 
is collected currently, or might be collected in the future, to better 
understand refugee resettlement services and suggest future areas for 
inquiry.
    The proposed data collection activities described in this notice 
will collect data about state policies and practices; how TANF, RCA, 
and associated services are provided; the respective roles of the 
various agencies and organizations in serving participants; how the 
agencies and organizations integrate services internally and/or 
collaborate with other organizations; refugee populations served; 
approaches to addressing the particular barriers refugees face; 
promising practices and strategies for assisting refugees; gaps in 
services; local labor market conditions; and experiences of refugees 
accessing services through these programs.
    The proposed information collection activities include:
    (1) The survey of state refugee coordinators will be administered 
to state refugee coordinators in each state and the District of 
Columbia. The survey will collect information about state policies and 
practices.
    (2) The four site visit interview guides will collect information 
about how TANF, RCA, and associated services are provided; the 
respective roles of the various agencies and organizations in serving 
participants; how the agencies and organizations integrate services 
internally and/or collaborate with other organizations; approaches to 
addressing the particular barriers refugees face; promising practices 
and strategies for assisting refugees; gaps in services; data 
maintained by programs serving refugees; and local labor market 
conditions.
    (3) The focus group guide will collect information from program 
participants about the services they received how they were delivered, 
their experiences attempting to achieve self--sufficiency within a 
rapid timeframe, and the challenges they have faced.
    Respondents: Individuals receiving RCA, TANF, and related services; 
State Refugee Coordinators; Managers and staff at local TANF offices; 
local resettlement agency staff; community-based organization staff 
providing services to refugees; staff operating alternative cash 
assistance programs for refugees such as Public/Private Partnerships(s) 
and Wilson/Fish programs (if different from the local resettlement 
agency); and staff from other programs providing employability and 
social adjustment and cultural orientation services to refugees.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Survey of State Refugee                       50              25               1              .5              13
 Coordinators...................
Site Visit Interview Guide for                40              20               1             1.5              30
 Public Agency Temporary
 Assistance for Needy Families
 Managers and Staff.............
Site Visit Interview Guide for                40              20               1             1.5              30
 Public Agency Refugee Cash
 Assistance Managers and Staff..
Site Visit Interview Guide for                40              20               1             1.5              30
 Voluntary Agency Staff.........
Site Visit Interview Guide for                40              20               1             1.5              30
 Other Community- Based
 Organization Staff.............
Focus Group Guide...............              72              36               1             1.5              54
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 187.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: OPREinfocollection@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.

Karl Koerper,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-04101 Filed 2-26-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-07-P