Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 76499-76500 [2015-30994]

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[FR Doc. 2015–30968 Filed 12–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation OMB No.: New Collection Description: The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the Administration for Children and Familes (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued grants to 46 organizations to provide healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within ACF proposes data collection activity in six HMRE grantees as part of the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation. The purpose of STREAMS is to measure the effectiveness and quality of HMRE programs designed to strengthen intimate relationships. In particular, the evaluation will examine HMRE programs for youth in high school, atrisk youth, and adults. The study will fill knowledge gaps about the effectiveness of HMRE programming for youth and adults and strategies for improving program delivery and participant engagement in services. The STREAMS evaluation will include two components, an impact study and a process study. 1. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of program services and interventions to improve program implementation. The impact study will use an experimental design. Eligible program applicants will be randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or a control group that is not. Grantee staff will use an add-on to an existing program MIS (the nFORM system, OMB no. 0970–0460) to conduct random assignment in sites enrolling at-risk youth and adults. STREAMS will use classroom-level or school-level random assignment for programs serving youth in high school. STREAMS will collect baseline information from eligible program applicants prior to random assignment and administer a follow-up survey to all study participants 12 months after random assignment. 2. Process study. The goal of the process study is to support the interpretation of impact findings and document program operations to support future replication. STREAMS will conduct semi-structured interviews with program staff and selected community stakeholders, conduct focus groups with program participants, administer a paper-and-pencil survey to program staff, and collect data on adherence to program curricula through an add on to an existing program MIS (nForm, OMB no. 0970–0460). This 60-Day Notice includes the following data collection activities: (1) Introductory script that program staff will use to introduce the study to participants, (2) the MIS functions for conducting random assignment, (3) a baseline survey for youth, (4) a baseline survey for adults, (5) a follow-up survey for youth, (6) a follow-up survey for adults, (7) a topic guide for semistructured interviews with program staff and community stakeholders, (8) focus group guides for program participants, (9) a staff survey, and (10) the MIS functions for collecting data on adherence to program curricula. Respondents: Program applicants, study participants, grantee staff, and local stakeholders (such as staff at referral agencies). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Impact Study, Introductory Script and Random Assignment 1. Grantee staff .................................................................... 2. Program applicants .......................................................... 3. Study MIS for grantee to conduct random assignment .. 24 7,500 16 12 3,750 8 313 1 313 .08 .08 .08 301 300 200 1,550 2,000 1,395 1,600 1 1 1 1 .5 .5 .5 .75 775 1,000 698 1,200 75 45 30 15 60 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 .5 75 68 45 23 30 Impact Study, Baseline Surveys mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4. 5. 6. 7. Baseline Survey for Youth ............................................... Baseline Survey for Adults .............................................. Follow-up Survey for Youth ............................................. Follow-up Survey for Adults ............................................ 3,100 4,000 2,790 3,200 Process Study 8. Topic guide for process study staff and stakeholder interviews .......................................................................... 9. Focus group guide for adults ........................................... 10. Focus group guide for youth in schools ........................ 11. Focus group guide for youth out of schools .................. 12. Staff survey .................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Dec 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 150 90 60 30 120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 76500 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 236 / Wednesday, December 9, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument 13. Study MIS nFORM for grantees to report session adherence to curriculum ....................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,314 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. Robert Sargis, ACF Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30994 Filed 12–8–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–73–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Dec 08, 2015 Jkt 238001 Annual number of respondents 48 24 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–2881] Standards-Based Approach to Analytical Performance Evaluation of Next Generation Sequencing in Vitro Diagnostic Tests; Public Workshop; Reopening of Comment Period AGENCY: Number of responses per respondent Food and Drug Administration, 312 Average burden hours per response .08 Annual burden hours 599 that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). 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Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ‘‘Instructions.’’ Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA– 2015–N–2881 for ‘‘Standards-Based Approach to Analytical Performance Evaluation of Next-Generation Sequencing In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.’’ Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. • Confidential Submissions—To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states ‘‘THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.’’ The Agency will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for the notice of a public workshop that appeared in the Federal Register of September 9, 2015. In the notice of the public workshop, FDA requested comments on the workshop topics about the proposed standards-based regulatory strategy for next-generation sequencing (NGS) tests that produce results on variation in the human genome. The Agency is taking this action in response to requests to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. DATES: FDA is reopening the comment period for the notice of the public workshop published September 9, 2015. Submit either electronic or written comments by December 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows: SUMMARY: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to http:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-30994]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services 
(STREAMS) Evaluation
    OMB No.: New Collection
    Description: The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the 
Administration for Children and Familes (ACF) at the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services has issued grants to 46 organizations to 
provide healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services. 
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within ACF 
proposes data collection activity in six HMRE grantees as part of the 
Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) 
evaluation. The purpose of STREAMS is to measure the effectiveness and 
quality of HMRE programs designed to strengthen intimate relationships. 
In particular, the evaluation will examine HMRE programs for youth in 
high school, at-risk youth, and adults. The study will fill knowledge 
gaps about the effectiveness of HMRE programming for youth and adults 
and strategies for improving program delivery and participant 
engagement in services. The STREAMS evaluation will include two 
components, an impact study and a process study.
    1. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide 
rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of program services and 
interventions to improve program implementation. The impact study will 
use an experimental design. Eligible program applicants will be 
randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program 
services or a control group that is not. Grantee staff will use an add-
on to an existing program MIS (the nFORM system, OMB no. 0970-0460) to 
conduct random assignment in sites enrolling at-risk youth and adults. 
STREAMS will use classroom-level or school-level random assignment for 
programs serving youth in high school. STREAMS will collect baseline 
information from eligible program applicants prior to random assignment 
and administer a follow-up survey to all study participants 12 months 
after random assignment.
    2. Process study. The goal of the process study is to support the 
interpretation of impact findings and document program operations to 
support future replication. STREAMS will conduct semi-structured 
interviews with program staff and selected community stakeholders, 
conduct focus groups with program participants, administer a paper-and-
pencil survey to program staff, and collect data on adherence to 
program curricula through an add on to an existing program MIS (nForm, 
OMB no. 0970-0460).
    This 60-Day Notice includes the following data collection 
activities: (1) Introductory script that program staff will use to 
introduce the study to participants, (2) the MIS functions for 
conducting random assignment, (3) a baseline survey for youth, (4) a 
baseline survey for adults, (5) a follow-up survey for youth, (6) a 
follow-up survey for adults, (7) a topic guide for semi-structured 
interviews with program staff and community stakeholders, (8) focus 
group guides for program participants, (9) a staff survey, and (10) the 
MIS functions for collecting data on adherence to program curricula.
    Respondents: Program applicants, study participants, grantee staff, 
and local stakeholders (such as staff at referral agencies).

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average
           Instrument              Total number         of         responses per   burden hours    Annual burden
                                  of respondents    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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                             Impact Study, Introductory Script and Random Assignment
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1. Grantee staff................              24              12             313             .08             301
2. Program applicants...........           7,500           3,750               1             .08             300
3. Study MIS for grantee to                   16               8             313             .08             200
 conduct random assignment......
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                                         Impact Study, Baseline Surveys
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4. Baseline Survey for Youth....           3,100           1,550               1              .5             775
5. Baseline Survey for Adults...           4,000           2,000               1              .5           1,000
6. Follow-up Survey for Youth...           2,790           1,395               1              .5             698
7. Follow-up Survey for Adults..           3,200           1,600               1             .75           1,200
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                                                  Process Study
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8. Topic guide for process study             150              75               1               1              75
 staff and stakeholder
 interviews.....................
9. Focus group guide for adults.              90              45               1             1.5              68
10. Focus group guide for youth               60              30               1             1.5              45
 in schools.....................
11. Focus group guide for youth               30              15               1             1.5              23
 out of schools.................
12. Staff survey................             120              60               1              .5              30

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13. Study MIS nFORM for grantees              48              24             312             .08             599
 to report session adherence to
 curriculum.....................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,314
    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.

Robert Sargis,
ACF Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-30994 Filed 12-8-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-73-P