Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 78598-78599 [2016-26939]

Download as PDF 78598 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: National Study of Title IV–E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The National Study of the Title IV–E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations is sponsored by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and involves the conduct of a cross-site study of jurisdictions (referred to as waiver jurisdictions) approved to operate demonstrations authorized by section 1130 of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act, Public Law 112–34. The demonstrations involve waivers of certain provisions of the foster care program authorized by title IV–E of the Social Security Act. Child welfare agencies in waiver jurisdictions are operating demonstrations to implement a variety of programs and interventions that serve children and families in an effort to improve their safety, permanency, and well-being. Each waiver jurisdiction is required to conduct a third-party evaluation of its demonstration. The National Study will examine the extent to which safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes have improved for children and families; the characteristics of waiver jurisdictions where improvements in outcomes have occurred; expenditure patterns and the types of activities for which waiver jurisdictions have increased funding; and the extent to which waiver jurisdictions have experienced practice and systems-level changes. The National Study uses a mixedmethod approach to examine 25 waiver jurisdictions (including 23 states, the District of Columbia and one tribal government) with Terms and Conditions approved in Federal Fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Proposed data collection methods are two topicallyfocused telephone surveys: (a) A telephone survey of waiver jurisdiction representatives and evaluators who are focused on measuring well-being, and (b) a second telephone survey of waiver jurisdiction representatives and evaluators that is focused on understanding practice and systemslevel changes within child welfare service systems. Also proposed is a Web-based survey of waiver jurisdiction representatives and evaluators that will look more broadly at the implementation of waiver demonstrations and corresponding changes in child welfare policy, practice, and financing. Two sampling survey forms are being proposed to collect the necessary contact information for respondents to the Webbased survey and the telephone survey focused on understanding practice and systems-level changes within child welfare service systems. Data collected through these instruments will be used by the Children’s Bureau to gain an understanding of the jurisdictions’ collective experience with implementing their demonstrations. Respondents: The respondents to the Web-Based Survey will be a purposive sample of an estimated 250 waiver jurisdiction representatives and evaluators drawn from the 25 waiver jurisdictions with waiver demonstration projects (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin). The respondents will be identified by the 25 jurisdiction demonstration project leaders using the Web-Based Survey Sampling Form. The Web-Based Survey Sampling Form and the Web-Based Survey will be administered once during the National Study. The respondents to the Measuring Well-Being telephone survey will be a census sample of the 23 evaluators identified from the 23 waiver jurisdictions who are involved with the assessment of child and family wellbeing in their waiver jurisdictions. The Measuring Well-Being telephone survey will be administered once during the National Study. The respondents to the Practice and Systems-Level Change telephone survey will be a purposive sample of 60 respondents identified from 14 waiver jurisdictions who are knowledgeable about practice, policy, and organizational changes in their respective waiver jurisdictions. The respondents will be identified by the 14 jurisdiction demonstration project leaders using the Practice- and SystemsLevel Change Survey Sampling Form. The Practice- and Systems-Level Change Survey Sampling Form and the Practice and Systems-Level Change telephone survey will be administered once during the National Study. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Web-Based Survey Sampling Form ................................................................ Web-Based Survey .......................................................................................... Measuring Well-Being Telephone Survey ....................................................... Practice- and Systems-Level Change Survey Sampling Form ....................... Practice- and Systems-Level Change Telephone Survey ............................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 177.25. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 25 250 23 14 60 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 0.33 0.33 1 0.25 1 Total burden hours 8.25 82.5 23 3.5 60 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: Desk Officer for the E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 78599 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2016 / Notices Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–26939 Filed 11–7–16; 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: Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP), Annual Progress and Services Review (APSR), and Annual Budget Expenses Request and Estimated Expenditures (CFS–101) OMB No.: 0970–0426 Description: Under title IV–B, subparts 1 and 2, of the Social Security Act (the Act), States, Territories, and Tribes are required to submit a Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). The CFSP lays the groundwork for a system of coordinated, integrated, and culturally relevant family services for the subsequent five years (45 CFR 1357.15(a)(1)). The CFSP outlines initiatives and activities the State, Tribe or territory will carry out in administering programs and services to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families, including, as applicable, those activities conducted under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (Section 477 of the Act) and the State grant authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. By June 30 of each year, States, Territories, and Tribes are also required to submit an Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) and a financial report called the CFS–101. The APSR is a yearly report that discusses progress made by a State, Territory or Tribe in accomplishing the goals and objectives cited in its CFSP (45 CFR 1357.16(a)). The APSR contains new and updated information about service needs and organizational capacities throughout the five-year plan period. The CFS–101 has three parts. Part I is an annual budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. Part II includes a summary of planned expenditures by program area for the upcoming fiscal year, the estimated number of individuals or families to be served, and the geographical service area. Part III includes actual expenditures by program area, numbers of families and individuals served by program area, and the geographic areas served for the last complete fiscal year. Respondents: States, Territories, and Tribes must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS–101. Tribes and territories are exempted from the monthly caseworker visits reporting requirement of the CFSP/APSR. There are approximately 189 Tribal entities that currently receive IV–B funding. There are 53 States (including Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands) that must complete the CFSP, APSR, and CFS–101. There are a total of 242 possible respondents. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES APSR ............................................................................................................... CFSP ............................................................................................................... CFS–101, Parts I, II, and III ............................................................................ Caseworker Visits ............................................................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 54,934.99 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, 330 C Street SW.; Washington, DC 20202; 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Nov 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 Number of responses per respondent 242 242 242 53 1 1 1 1 Average burden hours per response 80 120.25 5 99.33 Total burden hours 19,360 29,100.50 1,210 5,264.49 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–26917 Filed 11–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program National Beneficiary Survey Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by December 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by fax 202–395–5806 or by email to E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: National Study of Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver 
Demonstrations.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The National Study of the Title IV-E Child Welfare 
Waiver Demonstrations is sponsored by the Children's Bureau, 
Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services and involves the conduct of a cross-site 
study of jurisdictions (referred to as waiver jurisdictions) approved 
to operate demonstrations authorized by section 1130 of the Social 
Security Act, as amended by the Child and Family Services Improvement 
and Innovation Act, Public Law 112-34. The demonstrations involve 
waivers of certain provisions of the foster care program authorized by 
title IV-E of the Social Security Act. Child welfare agencies in waiver 
jurisdictions are operating demonstrations to implement a variety of 
programs and interventions that serve children and families in an 
effort to improve their safety, permanency, and well-being. Each waiver 
jurisdiction is required to conduct a third-party evaluation of its 
demonstration. The National Study will examine the extent to which 
safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes have improved for children 
and families; the characteristics of waiver jurisdictions where 
improvements in outcomes have occurred; expenditure patterns and the 
types of activities for which waiver jurisdictions have increased 
funding; and the extent to which waiver jurisdictions have experienced 
practice and systems-level changes.
    The National Study uses a mixed-method approach to examine 25 
waiver jurisdictions (including 23 states, the District of Columbia and 
one tribal government) with Terms and Conditions approved in Federal 
Fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Proposed data collection methods are 
two topically-focused telephone surveys: (a) A telephone survey of 
waiver jurisdiction representatives and evaluators who are focused on 
measuring well-being, and (b) a second telephone survey of waiver 
jurisdiction representatives and evaluators that is focused on 
understanding practice and systems-level changes within child welfare 
service systems. Also proposed is a Web-based survey of waiver 
jurisdiction representatives and evaluators that will look more broadly 
at the implementation of waiver demonstrations and corresponding 
changes in child welfare policy, practice, and financing. Two sampling 
survey forms are being proposed to collect the necessary contact 
information for respondents to the Web-based survey and the telephone 
survey focused on understanding practice and systems-level changes 
within child welfare service systems. Data collected through these 
instruments will be used by the Children's Bureau to gain an 
understanding of the jurisdictions' collective experience with 
implementing their demonstrations.
    Respondents: The respondents to the Web-Based Survey will be a 
purposive sample of an estimated 250 waiver jurisdiction 
representatives and evaluators drawn from the 25 waiver jurisdictions 
with waiver demonstration projects (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, 
Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, 
Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Port Gamble 
S'Klallam Tribe, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, 
Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin). The respondents will be 
identified by the 25 jurisdiction demonstration project leaders using 
the Web-Based Survey Sampling Form. The Web-Based Survey Sampling Form 
and the Web-Based Survey will be administered once during the National 
Study. The respondents to the Measuring Well-Being telephone survey 
will be a census sample of the 23 evaluators identified from the 23 
waiver jurisdictions who are involved with the assessment of child and 
family well-being in their waiver jurisdictions. The Measuring Well-
Being telephone survey will be administered once during the National 
Study. The respondents to the Practice and Systems-Level Change 
telephone survey will be a purposive sample of 60 respondents 
identified from 14 waiver jurisdictions who are knowledgeable about 
practice, policy, and organizational changes in their respective waiver 
jurisdictions. The respondents will be identified by the 14 
jurisdiction demonstration project leaders using the Practice- and 
Systems-Level Change Survey Sampling Form. The Practice- and Systems-
Level Change Survey Sampling Form and the Practice and Systems-Level 
Change telephone survey will be administered once during the National 
Study.

                                             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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Web-Based Survey Sampling Form..................              25               1            0.33            8.25
Web-Based Survey................................             250               1            0.33            82.5
Measuring Well-Being Telephone Survey...........              23               1               1              23
Practice- and Systems-Level Change Survey                     14               1            0.25             3.5
 Sampling Form..................................
Practice- and Systems-Level Change Telephone                  60               1               1              60
 Survey.........................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 177.25.
    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: Desk Officer for the

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Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-26939 Filed 11-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P