Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 32956-32957 [2015-14140]

Download as PDF 32956 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 111 / Wednesday, June 10, 2015 / Notices agency about the matching program until July 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comment on this notice to Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Comments received will be available for public inspection at this address from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Deimeke, Director, Division of Federal Systems, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., 4th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447, 202–401–5439. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, provides for certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records are matched with other federal, state, or local government records. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in computer matching programs to: 1. Negotiate written agreements with the other agency or agencies participating in the matching programs. 2. Provide notification to applicants and beneficiaries that their records are subject to matching. 3. Verify information produced by such matching program before reducing, making a final denial of, suspending, or terminating an individual’s benefits or payments. 4. Publish notice of the computer matching program in the Federal Register. 5. Furnish reports about the matching program to Congress and the OMB. 6. Obtain the approval of the matching agreement by the Data Integrity Board of any federal agency participating in a matching program. This matching program meets these requirements. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: June 2, 2015. Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. (OCSE), which is the ‘‘source agency,’’ and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, which are the ‘‘non-federal agencies.’’ B. PURPOSE OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM The primary purpose of the matching program is to provide new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information from OCSE’s National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) to state agencies administering TANF to verify the eligibility of adult TANF recipients and applicants and, if ineligible, to take such action as may be authorized by law and regulation. The state agencies administering TANF may also use the NDNH information for the secondary purpose of updating the applicants and recipients’ reported participation in work activities and updating contact information maintained by the state agencies administering TANF. sends a report of the matching program to the Congressional committees of jurisdiction under 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(A); and to OMB, unless OMB disapproves the agreement within the 40-day review period or grants a waiver within 10 days of the 40-day review period. The matching agreement will remain in effect for 18 months from its effective date, unless one of the parties to the agreement advises the other by written request to terminate or modify the agreement. The agreement is subject to renewal by the HHS Data Integrity Board for 12 additional months if the matching program will be conducted without any change and OCSE and the state agency certify to the Data Integrity Board in writing that the program has been conducted in compliance with the agreement. [FR Doc. 2015–14199 Filed 6–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–42–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES C. AUTHORITY FOR CONDUCTING THE MATCH The authority for conducting the matching program is contained in section 453(j)(3) of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C. 653(j)(3). Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request D. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED AND IDENTIFICATION OF RECORDS USED IN THE MATCHING PROGRAM The categories of individuals involved in the matching program are adult members of households that receive or have applied for TANF benefits. The system of records maintained by OCSE from which records will be disclosed for the purpose of this matching program is the ‘‘OCSE National Directory of New Hires’’ (NDNH), No. 09–80–0381, last published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 17906 on April 2, 2015. The NDNH contains new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance information. The disclosure of NDNH information by OCSE to the state agencies administering TANF is a ‘‘routine use’’ under this system of records. Records resulting from the matching program and are disclosed to state agencies administering TANF include names, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and employment information. E. INCLUSIVE DATES OF THE MATCHING PROGRAM A. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES The computer matching agreement will be effective and matching activity may commence the later of the following: The participating agencies are the Office of Child Support Enforcement Proposed Projects Title: National Youth in Transition Database and Youth Outcome Survey. OMB No.: 0970–0340. Description: The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (42 U.S.C. 1305 et seq.) as amended by Public Law 106–169 requires State child welfare agencies to collect and report to the Administration on Children and Families (ACF) data on the characteristics of youth receiving independent living services and information regarding their outcomes. The regulation implementing the National Youth in Transition Database, listed in 45 CFR 1356.80, contains standard data collection and reporting requirements for States to meet the law’s requirements. ACF will use the information collected under the regulation to track independent living services, assess the collective outcomes of youth, and potentially to evaluate State performance with regard to those outcomes consistent with the law’s mandate. Respondents: State agencies that administer the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. 30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register, or (2) 40 days after OCSE Notice of New Computer Matching Program VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jun 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1 32957 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 111 / Wednesday, June 10, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Youth Outcome Survey ................................................................................... Data File .......................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 152,606. 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 Number of responses per respondent 20,667 52 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–14140 Filed 6–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No.: 0970–0414] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Assets for Independence (AFI) Program Evaluation. Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of an experimental evaluation of the Assets for Independence (AFI) Program. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of participation in AFI-funded individual development account (IDA) projects on the savings, asset purchases, and economic well-being of low-income individuals and families. The primary research question is: What is the impact of AFI project participation on outcomes such as savings, asset purchases, and material hardship? While some evaluations suggest that IDAs help low-income families save, rigorous experimental research is limited. Few studies have focused on AFI-funded IDAs, and few have tested alternative design features. 1 2 Average burden hours per response 0.5 1,368 Total burden hours 10,334 142,272 The Assets for Independence Evaluation is the first experimental evaluation of IDA projects operating under the Assets for Independence Act, and will contribute importantly to understanding the effects of IDA project participation on project participants. The evaluation was launched in fall 2011 in two sites, with the random assignment of AFI-eligible cases to program and control groups. OMB approved three data collection efforts related to this project in October 2012, including approval of a baseline survey, 12-month follow-up survey, and implementation study protocols. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity: the AFI Evaluation second follow-up survey (at 36 months postrandom assignment) of both treatment and control group members. The purpose of the AFI Evaluation 36-month follow-up survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their intermediate savings and savings patterns, asset purchases, and other economic outcomes. The evaluation consists of both an impact study and an implementation study. Data collection activities will span a three-year period. Data collection activities to submit in a future information collection request include a third follow-up survey for AFI Evaluation study participants approximately 60 months after study enrollment. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in AFI programs, individuals who have left AFI programs, and control group members. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Follow-Up Survey: AFI-eligible participants ......................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 136. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Jun 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Annual number of respondents 814 271 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response 0.5 Annual burden hours 136 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 111 (Wednesday, June 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32956-32957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14140]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: National Youth in Transition Database and Youth Outcome 
Survey.
    OMB No.: 0970-0340.
    Description: The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (42 U.S.C. 
1305 et seq.) as amended by Public Law 106-169 requires State child 
welfare agencies to collect and report to the Administration on 
Children and Families (ACF) data on the characteristics of youth 
receiving independent living services and information regarding their 
outcomes. The regulation implementing the National Youth in Transition 
Database, listed in 45 CFR 1356.80, contains standard data collection 
and reporting requirements for States to meet the law's requirements. 
ACF will use the information collected under the regulation to track 
independent living services, assess the collective outcomes of youth, 
and potentially to evaluate State performance with regard to those 
outcomes consistent with the law's mandate.
    Respondents: State agencies that administer the John H. Chafee 
Foster Care Independence Program.

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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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Youth Outcome Survey............................          20,667               1             0.5          10,334
Data File.......................................              52               2           1,368         142,272
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 152,606.
    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. 2015-14140 Filed 6-9-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P