Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 30251-30252 [2015-12676]

Download as PDF 30251 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / Notices Approximately two weeks later, field staff will go to the 22 Head Start programs to directly assess the school readiness skills of 800 children sampled to participate in AI/AN FACES. Parents of sampled children will complete surveys on the Web or by telephone about their children, activities family members engage in with their children, and family and household background characteristics. Head Start teachers will rate each sampled child’s social and emotional skills (approximately 10 children per classroom) using the Web or paper-and-pencil forms. The purpose of the Core data collection is to support the 2007 reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110–134), which calls for periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. As additional information collection activities are fully developed, in a manner consistent with the description provided in the 60day notice (79 FR 11445) and prior to use, we will submit these materials for a 30-day public comment period under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Respondents: Head Start children, parents of Head Start children, Head Start teachers and Head Start staff. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—CURRENT INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUEST Total number of respondents Instrument Classroom sampling form from Head Start staff ................. Child roster form from Head Start staff ............................... Head Start parent consent form for Plus study (AI/AN FACES) ............................................................................ Head Start child assessment for plus study (AI/AN FACES) ............................................................................ Head Start parent survey for plus study (AI/AN FACES) ... Head Start teacher child report for plus study (AI/AN FACES) ............................................................................ Total .............................................................................. Annual number of respondents 1 1 0.17 0.33 2 4 800 267 1 0 .17 46 800 800 267 267 2 1 0.75 0.50 401 134 80 27 20 0.17 92 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 679 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Karl Koerper, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2015–12726 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] Proposed Projects: Native Employment Works (NEW) Program 16:45 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Correction In notice document 2015–12096 appearing on page 28620 in the issue of Tuesday, May 19, 2015, make the following correction: On page 28620, in the third column, in the second full paragraph, ‘‘https:// idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/AFIPPR’’ should read ‘‘http:// idaresources.acf.hhs.gov/AFIPPR’’. [FR Doc. C1–2015–12096 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families PO 00000 Estimated annual burden hours 12 12 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 Average burden hour per response 37 37 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, Fax: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. BILLING CODE 4184–22–P Number of responses per respondent Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Plan Guidance and Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Report. Title: Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan Guidance and Report Requirements. OMB No.: 0970–0174. Description: The Native Employment Works (NEW) program plan is the application for NEW program funding. As approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), it documents how the grantee will carry out its NEW program. The NEW program plan guidance provides instructions for preparing a NEW program plan and explains the process for plan submission every third year. There are two versions of this plan guidance: One for tribes that include their NEW program in a Public Law 102–477 project, and one for tribes that do not. The primary difference between the guidance documents is in the instructions for how to submit the plan. The NEW program report provides information on the activities and accomplishments of grantees’ NEW programs. The NEW program report and instructions specify the program data that NEW grantees report annually. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations that are NEW program grantees. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30252 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument NEW program plan guidance for non-477 Tribes ........................................... NEW program plan guidance for 477 Tribes ................................................... NEW program report ....................................................................................... 1 15 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: .................................................... Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 3 45 1 1 1 29 29 15 435 319 675 ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,429 2 11 1 We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–477 projects. 48 grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 15. 2 We estimate that 33 of the 78 NEW grantees will include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–77 projects. 31 grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 11. 3 We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102–477 projects and therefore will submit the NEW program report to HHS. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–12676 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories for FFY 2016–2018 (ACF–118). OMB No.: 0970–0114. Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended, by Public Law 113–186 and U.S.C 9858. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurances about, the States’ and Territories’ child care programs. On November 19, 2014, the President signed the CCDBG Act of 2014 into law. The law (Pub. L. 113–186) made significant changes to the CCDF Program to protect the health and safety of children in child care, promote continuity of access to subsidy for lowincome families, better inform parents and the general public about the child care choices available to them, and improve the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. The CCDBG Act also changed the Plan cycle from a biennial to a triennial Plan period; thus, the FY 2016–2018 Plan will cover a 3-year period. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) granted OCC an emergency clearance of the FY 2016–2018 CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint which provided a single 30-day comment period from January 30, 2015–March 2, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2015, to enable States and Territories time to submit their Plans by July 1, 2015 on the OMB approved form. Upon careful consideration of the concerns raised by States and Territories regarding the July submission date, OCC extended the submission deadline for the FY 2016—2018 CCDF Plan from July 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. This will give State and Territory grantees more time to engage partner agencies and stakeholders, brief legislators on needed statutory changes, and develop meaningful implementation plans. The extension does not extend the FY 2016– 2018 3-year plan period; Plans will be effective through September 30, 2018. The change in the Plan submission deadline enables the OCC to complete the regular Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance process which requires two Federal Register notices and comment periods—with this notice being the first under that regular process. OCC is now requesting comment on a revised version of the Plan Pre-print that takes into consideration the public comments received during the earlier 30-day emergency comment period. We recognize that some States and Territories had asked for additional interpretation of the new provisions in the law. OCC has included guidance and clarification in the revised Preprint where appropriate and through Program Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions, which are available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/ ccdf-reauthorization. Pending the issuance of implementing regulations, States are to comply with the law based on their reasonable interpretation of the requirements in the revised CCDBG statute. Respondents: State and Territory Agencies (56). E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12676]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects: Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan 
Guidance and Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Report.
    Title: Native Employment Works (NEW) Program Plan Guidance and 
Report Requirements.
    OMB No.: 0970-0174.
    Description: The Native Employment Works (NEW) program plan is the 
application for NEW program funding. As approved by the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS), it documents how the grantee will 
carry out its NEW program. The NEW program plan guidance provides 
instructions for preparing a NEW program plan and explains the process 
for plan submission every third year. There are two versions of this 
plan guidance: One for tribes that include their NEW program in a 
Public Law 102-477 project, and one for tribes that do not. The primary 
difference between the guidance documents is in the instructions for 
how to submit the plan. The NEW program report provides information on 
the activities and accomplishments of grantees' NEW programs. The NEW 
program report and instructions specify the program data that NEW 
grantees report annually.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal 
organizations that are NEW program grantees.

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                                             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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NEW program plan guidance for non-477 Tribes....          \1\ 15               1              29             435
NEW program plan guidance for 477 Tribes........          \2\ 11               1              29             319
NEW program report..............................          \3\ 45               1              15             675
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,429
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\1\ We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102-477 projects. 48
  grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 15.
\2\ We estimate that 33 of the 78 NEW grantees will include their NEW programs in P.L. 102-77 projects. 31
  grantees divided by 3 (because grantees submit the NEW plan once every 3 years) = 11.
\3\ We estimate that 45 of the 78 NEW grantees will not include their NEW programs in P.L. 102-477 projects and
  therefore will submit the NEW program report to HHS.

    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. 2015-12676 Filed 5-26-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P