Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 6522-6523 [2016-02297]

Download as PDF 6522 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices NCEHS–CCP in the past year, their satisfaction with the support, how the T/TA informed their work with EHS– CCP grantees, and how support could be improved. • Stakeholder telephone interviews. Semi-structured telephone interviews will be conducted in spring of 2017 and 2019 with a purposively selected group of stakeholders that complete the stakeholder survey. The interviews will explore in more detail the types of T/TA support participants received from NCEHS–CCP, how that support has informed their work with EHS–CCP grantees, their satisfaction with the support, successes and challenges, and suggestions for improvement. A 60-Day Federal Register Notice was published for this study on October 27, 2015. This 30-Day Federal Register Notice covers the following data collection activities: (1) Stakeholder survey, and (4) stakeholder telephone interviews. Respondents: Respondents include regional T/TA specialists, CCDF administrators, Head Start state and national collaboration office directors, and implementation planners and fiscal consultants. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Stakeholder survey .............................................................. Stakeholder telephone interviews ........................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250. 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, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attention Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@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, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Annual number of responses per respondent Number of responses per respondent 1 1 2 1 350 150 Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02351 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities. OMB No.: 0970–0160. Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended, allows Indian Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of child care facilities. A Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 0.5 1.0 175 75 tribal grantee must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 and incorporate changes made by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, which now allows for a waiver to the requirement that the use of funds for construction or renovation does not result in the decrease in child care services. Respondents will be CCDF tribal grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. Respondents: Tribal Child Care Lead Agencies acting on behalf of Tribal Governments. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per esponse Total burden hours Construction or Major Renovation of Tribal Child Care Facilities ................... 5 1 20 100 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices 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. 2016–02297 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension for a Currently Approved Collection, State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) Independent Living Administration, Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by March 9, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information by email to OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronica Hogan, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (202) 795–7365; email: veronica.hogan@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) Public Law (105–220) for the State Independent Living (SILS) and Centers for Independent Living (CIL) program authorized by title VII, chapter 1, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, Pub. L. 113– 128) [Rehabilitation Act]. States are required to submit an approvable SPIL in order to receive federal funding under the State Independent Living Services (SILS) and Centers for Independent Living (CIL) programs authorized by title VII, chapter 1, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Pub. L. 105–220). The SPIL encompasses the activities planned by the state to achieve its specified independent living objectives and reflects the state’s commitment to comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements during the three years covered by the plan. Part I of the SPIL is a series of assurances, or statements of compliance, based on legal and regulatory provisions governing the SILS and CIL programs. Part II of the SPIL consists of narrative sections in which the state describes its independent living objectives, services, activities and operational details. If the SPIL is not extended and the data collection not conducted, ACL will not be authorized to fund the IL programs and, as a result, the availability of independent living services in the states will be severely limited. Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 6523 With respect to the following collection of information, ACL invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACL’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. The Independent Living Program is required by federal statute and regulation requires the collection of this information every three years. The three-year period for the next SPIL is FY 2017–2019. The SPIL provided in writing to the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Disabilities, Independent Living Administration. The five core services are: Advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and transition services. WIOA included three prongs to the 5th core service: • Facilitating the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and communitybased residences, with the requisite supports and services; • Provide assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community, and • Facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs under section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (20 U.S.C. 1414(d)), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to postsecondary life. ILA to track grant activities and create the annual reports, to Congress. ACL estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: 56 SPIL respond annually which should be an average burden of 3,360 hours per State per year. Dated: February 2, 2016. Kathy Greenlee, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2016–02348 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use 
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major 
Renovation of Child Care Facilities.
    OMB No.: 0970-0160.
    Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as 
amended, allows Indian Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund 
(CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of child care 
facilities. A tribal grantee must first request and receive approval 
from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using 
CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information 
collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the 
solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for 
preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the 
National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update 
the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 and 
incorporate changes made by the Child Care and Development Block Grant 
Act of 2014, which now allows for a waiver to the requirement that the 
use of funds for construction or renovation does not result in the 
decrease in child care services. Respondents will be CCDF tribal 
grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for construction or major 
renovation.
    Respondents: Tribal Child Care Lead Agencies acting on behalf of 
Tribal Governments.

                                             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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Construction or Major Renovation of Tribal                 5                1               20              100
 Child Care Facilities......................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100.
    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:

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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. 2016-02297 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P