Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44308-44309 [2016-16050]

Download as PDF 44308 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices Termination Settlement Proposal Forms—FAR (SF’s 1435 through 1440), in all correspondence. Dated: June 30, 2016. Mahruba Uddowla, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–15995 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). OMB No.: 0970–0439. Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the Administration for Child and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeks an extension without change for an existing data collection called the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) through September 30, 2018 (OMB no. 0970– 439; expiration date September 30, 2016). Under CSPED, OCSE has issued grants to eight state child support agencies to provide employment, parenting, and child support services to parents who are having difficulty meeting their child support obligations. The overall objective of the CSPED evaluation is to document and evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches taken by these eight CSPED grantees. This evaluation will yield information about effective strategies for improving child support payments by providing non-custodial parents employment and other services through child support programs. It will generate extensive information on how these programs operated, what they cost, the effects the programs had, and whether the benefits of the programs exceed their costs. The information gathered will be critical to informing decisions related to future investments in child support-led employment-focused programs for noncustodial parents who have difficulty meeting their child support obligations. The CSPED evaluation consists of the following two interconnected components or ‘‘studies’’: 1. Implementation and Cost Study. The goal of the implementation and cost study is to provide a detailed description of the programs—how they are implemented, their participants, the contexts in which they are operated, their promising practices, and their costs. The detailed descriptions will assist in interpreting program impacts, identifying program features and conditions necessary for effective program replication or improvement, and carefully documenting the costs of delivering these services. Key data collection activities of the implementation and cost study include: (1) Conducting semi-structured interviews with program staff and selected community partner organizations to gather information on program implementation and costs; (2) conducting focus groups with program participants to elicit participation experiences; (3) administering a webbased survey to program staff and community partners to capture broader staff program experiences; and (4) collecting data on study participant service use, dosage, and duration of enrollment throughout the demonstration using a web-based Management Information System (MIS). Two of these collection activities will be completed before the requested extension period begins. They include the focus groups and the web-based survey of program staff and community partners. 2. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the eight programs using an experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for CSPED services are randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or a control group. The study MIS that documents service use for the implementation study is also being used by grantee staff to conduct random assignment for the impact study. The impact study relies on data from surveys of participants, as well as administrative records from state and county data systems. Survey data are collected twice from program applicants. Baseline information is collected from all noncustodial parents who apply for the program prior to random assignment. A follow-up survey is collected from sample members twelve months after random assignment. A wide range of measures are collected through surveys, including measures of employment stability and quality, barriers to employment, parenting and coparenting, and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. In addition, data on child support obligations and payments, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Medicaid receipt, involvement with the criminal justice system, and earnings and benefit data collected through the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system are obtained from state and county databases. Respondents: Respondents to these activities include study participants, grantee staff and community partners, as well as state and county staff responsible for extracting data from government databases for the evaluation. Specific respondents per instrument are noted in the burden table below. Annual Burden Estimates The following table provides the burden estimates for the implementation and cost study and the impact study components of the current request. The requested extension period is estimated to be two years and three months, from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018. Thus, burden hours for all components are annualized over two years and three months. IMPLEMENTATION AND COST STUDY Total number of respondents remaining srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument Number of responses per respondent remaining 120 1 1 120 53 200 468.75 0.0333 3,125 1,390 Staff interview topic guide with program staff and community partners ...................................................................... Study MIS for grantee and partner staff to track program participation ...................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response remaining E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Estimated total burden hours remaining Total annual burden hours remaining 44309 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices IMPACT STUDY Total number of respondents remaining Instrument Number of responses per respondent remaining 120 1,050 1,000 120 32 1,476 9 1 1 9 1 1 Introductory Script for Program Staff ................................... Introductory Script for Program Participants ....................... Baseline Survey ................................................................... Study MIS to Conduct Random Assignment ....................... Protocol for collecting administrative records ...................... 12-month follow-up survey ................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,546. 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: OIRASUBSMISSION@OMB.EoP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration of Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–16050 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] Plains Area Indian Health Service. The date and location of the onsite consultation session has been changed as reflected in this correction notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Chris Buchanan, Acting Director, Great Plains Area, Indian Health Service, 115 4th Ave. SE., Suite 309, Aberdeen, South Dakota, (605) 226– 7584, Fax (605) 226–7541. Correction In the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016–13135, on page 35786, in the third column, under the heading SUMMARY, delete ‘‘July 13, 2016 in Aberdeen, South Dakota’’, and insert ‘‘July 15, 2016.’’ On page 35786, in the third column, under the heading DATES, delete both references to Aberdeen, South Dakota in the first and second paragraphs. On page 35786, in the third column, under the heading ADDESSES, delete ‘‘The Dakota Event Center located at 720 Lamont Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota’’, and insert ‘‘The Best Western Ramkota Hotel located at 2111 N. Lacrosse Street, Rapid City, SD 57701’’. Dated: June 29, 2016. Elizabeth A. Fowler, Deputy Director for Management Operations, Indian Health Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16135 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P BILLING CODE 4165–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Indian Health Service National Institutes of Health Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service; Correction Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice; Correction. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Indian Health Service (IHS) published a document in the Federal Register on June 3, 2016, for the Notice of Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions on the State of the Great SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Center for Scientific Review: Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response remaining .1667 .1667 .5833 .1667 8 0.75 Estimated total burden hours remaining 180 175 583 180 256 1,107 Total annual burden hours remaining 80 78 259 80 114 492 property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Mechanisms of Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration. Date: July 20, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Carole L. Jelsema, Ph.D., Chief and Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4176, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1248, jelsemac@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Neurodegeneration. Date: July 21, 2016. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Richard D. Crosland, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4190, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1220, crosland@nih.gov, Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Stem Cells in Development and Neurodegeneration. Date: July 22, 2016. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration 
(CSPED).
    OMB No.: 0970-0439.
    Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within 
the Administration for Child and Families at the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services seeks an extension without change for an 
existing data collection called the Child Support Noncustodial Parent 
Employment Demonstration (CSPED) through September 30, 2018 (OMB no. 
0970-439; expiration date September 30, 2016). Under CSPED, OCSE has 
issued grants to eight state child support agencies to provide 
employment, parenting, and child support services to parents who are 
having difficulty meeting their child support obligations. The overall 
objective of the CSPED evaluation is to document and evaluate the 
effectiveness of the approaches taken by these eight CSPED grantees. 
This evaluation will yield information about effective strategies for 
improving child support payments by providing non-custodial parents 
employment and other services through child support programs. It will 
generate extensive information on how these programs operated, what 
they cost, the effects the programs had, and whether the benefits of 
the programs exceed their costs. The information gathered will be 
critical to informing decisions related to future investments in child 
support-led employment-focused programs for non-custodial parents who 
have difficulty meeting their child support obligations.
    The CSPED evaluation consists of the following two interconnected 
components or ``studies'':
    1. Implementation and Cost Study. The goal of the implementation 
and cost study is to provide a detailed description of the programs--
how they are implemented, their participants, the contexts in which 
they are operated, their promising practices, and their costs. The 
detailed descriptions will assist in interpreting program impacts, 
identifying program features and conditions necessary for effective 
program replication or improvement, and carefully documenting the costs 
of delivering these services. Key data collection activities of the 
implementation and cost study include: (1) Conducting semi-structured 
interviews with program staff and selected community partner 
organizations to gather information on program implementation and 
costs; (2) conducting focus groups with program participants to elicit 
participation experiences; (3) administering a web-based survey to 
program staff and community partners to capture broader staff program 
experiences; and (4) collecting data on study participant service use, 
dosage, and duration of enrollment throughout the demonstration using a 
web-based Management Information System (MIS). Two of these collection 
activities will be completed before the requested extension period 
begins. They include the focus groups and the web-based survey of 
program staff and community partners.
    2. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide 
rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the eight programs using an 
experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for 
CSPED services are randomly assigned to either a program group that is 
offered program services or a control group. The study MIS that 
documents service use for the implementation study is also being used 
by grantee staff to conduct random assignment for the impact study. The 
impact study relies on data from surveys of participants, as well as 
administrative records from state and county data systems. Survey data 
are collected twice from program applicants. Baseline information is 
collected from all noncustodial parents who apply for the program prior 
to random assignment. A follow-up survey is collected from sample 
members twelve months after random assignment. A wide range of measures 
are collected through surveys, including measures of employment 
stability and quality, barriers to employment, parenting and co-
parenting, and demographic and socio-economic characteristics. In 
addition, data on child support obligations and payments, Temporary 
Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Medicaid receipt, involvement with 
the criminal justice system, and earnings and benefit data collected 
through the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system are obtained from state 
and county databases.
    Respondents: Respondents to these activities include study 
participants, grantee staff and community partners, as well as state 
and county staff responsible for extracting data from government 
databases for the evaluation. Specific respondents per instrument are 
noted in the burden table below.

Annual Burden Estimates

    The following table provides the burden estimates for the 
implementation and cost study and the impact study components of the 
current request. The requested extension period is estimated to be two 
years and three months, from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018. Thus, 
burden hours for all components are annualized over two years and three 
months.

                                          Implementation and Cost Study
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                                                     Number of    Average burden     Estimated
                                   Total number    responses per     hours per     total burden    Total annual
           Instrument             of respondents    respondent       response          hours       burden hours
                                     remaining       remaining       remaining       remaining       remaining
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Staff interview topic guide with             120               1               1             120              53
 program staff and community
 partners.......................
Study MIS for grantee and                    200          468.75          0.0333           3,125           1,390
 partner staff to track program
 participation..................
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                                                  Impact Study
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                                                     Number of    Average burden     Estimated
                                   Total number    responses per     hours per     total burden    Total annual
           Instrument             of respondents    respondent       response          hours       burden hours
                                     remaining       remaining       remaining       remaining       remaining
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Introductory Script for Program              120               9           .1667             180              80
 Staff..........................
Introductory Script for Program            1,050               1           .1667             175              78
 Participants...................
Baseline Survey.................           1,000               1           .5833             583             259
Study MIS to Conduct Random                  120               9           .1667             180              80
 Assignment.....................
Protocol for collecting                       32               1               8             256             114
 administrative records.........
12-month follow-up survey.......           1,476               1            0.75           1,107             492
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,546.
    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: 
OIRASUBSMISSION@OMB.EoP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
of Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-16050 Filed 7-6-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P