Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 36309 [2016-13172]

Download as PDF 36309 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2016 / Notices Dated: June 1, 2016. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–13289 Filed 6–3–16; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Head Start Performance Standards. OMB No.: 0970–0148. Description: Please note that this submission does not reflect proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed Rule Making to update Head Start program performance standards published on June 15, 2015. ACF is only requesting for an extension without change of a currently approved collection. Head Start Performance Standards are the result of a legislative mandate to administer a high quality comprehensive child development program that serves low-income pregnant women, infants and toddlers, preschoolers and their families. The information collection aspects of the Performance Standards are a part of the many actions that local agencies must take to ensure they administer quality programs for Head Start children and families. The information collection items included in the Performance Standards are almost entirely recordkeeping requirements for local Head Start programs; these records are intended to act as a tool for grantees and delegate agencies to be used in their day-to-day operations. Such records are maintained by the grantees and delegate agencies and are not part of a standard information collection submitted to the Federal government. Local programs are monitored for overall compliance with the Performance Standards, including the record-keeping aspects. Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grant recipients. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Records ............................................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instruments 2,865 16 41.9 1,920,696 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,920,696. Cost per respondent is $10,290.64 estimated at 16 responses × 41.9 hours × $15.35 per hour. Monetary costs associated with information collection requirements for Head Start are the salaries of the staff performing the duties. These costs are assumed by the Federal Government through the provision of program operating costs. 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden 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. 2016–13172 Filed 6–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [CFDA Number: 93.568] Reallotment of FY 2015 Funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice of determination concerning funds available for reallotment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a preliminary determination that funds from the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Low Income Home Energy Assistance SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Program (LIHEAP) are available for reallotment to states, territories, tribes, and Tribal Organizations that received FY 2016 direct LIHEAP grants. No subgrantees or other entities may apply for these funds. Section 2607(b)(1) of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act (the Act), (42 U.S.C. 8626(b)(1)) requires that, if the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines that, as of September 1 of any fiscal year, an amount in excess of 10 percent of the amount awarded to a grantee for that fiscal year (excluding Leveraging, REACH, and reallotted funds) will not be used by the grantee during that fiscal year, then the Secretary must notify the grantee and publish a notice in the Federal Register that such funds may be reallotted to LIHEAP grantees during the following fiscal year. If reallotted, the LIHEAP block grant allocation formula will be used to distribute the funds. No funds may be allotted to entities that are not direct LIHEAP grantees during FY 2016. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to: Jeannie L. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Head Start Performance Standards.
    OMB No.: 0970-0148.
    Description: Please note that this submission does not reflect 
proposed changes in the Notice of Proposed Rule Making to update Head 
Start program performance standards published on June 15, 2015. ACF is 
only requesting for an extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Head Start Performance Standards are the result of a legislative 
mandate to administer a high quality comprehensive child development 
program that serves low-income pregnant women, infants and toddlers, 
preschoolers and their families. The information collection aspects of 
the Performance Standards are a part of the many actions that local 
agencies must take to ensure they administer quality programs for Head 
Start children and families. The information collection items included 
in the Performance Standards are almost entirely record-keeping 
requirements for local Head Start programs; these records are intended 
to act as a tool for grantees and delegate agencies to be used in their 
day-to-day operations. Such records are maintained by the grantees and 
delegate agencies and are not part of a standard information collection 
submitted to the Federal government. Local programs are monitored for 
overall compliance with the Performance Standards, including the 
record-keeping aspects.
    Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grant 
recipients.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instruments                     Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Records.....................................           2,865               16             41.9        1,920,696
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,920,696.
    Cost per respondent is $10,290.64 estimated at 16 responses x 41.9 
hours x $15.35 per hour. Monetary costs associated with information 
collection requirements for Head Start are the salaries of the staff 
performing the duties. These costs are assumed by the Federal 
Government through the provision of program operating costs.
    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 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. 2016-13172 Filed 6-3-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P