Administration for Native Americans; Request for Information; Extension of Comment Period, 10363-10364 [2017-02730]

Download as PDF 10363 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices about safety and security around utilizing a computer based survey. Findings from the NYTS pilot will be used to assess the feasibility of conducting the computer-based NYTS compared to the paper-based survey. Results will also be used to help evaluate the impact of automated collection techniques and computerbased survey administration on response burden. After data collection, the computer-based data will be compared to the paper-based data to determine whether the computer-based and paper-based survey are equally effective, or if prevalence estimates of tobacco usage among youth will be significantly different depending on the mode of the survey data collection. OMB approval will be requested for one year. There are no changes in the estimated burden per response for any type of respondent compared to the paper version. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The estimated annualized burden hours for this data collection are 3,689 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name State Administrators ............... State-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. District-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. School-level Recruitment Script for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. Data Collection Checklist for the National Youth Tobacco Survey. National Youth Tobacco Survey ............................................ District Administrators ............. School Administrators ............. Teachers ................................. Students .................................. Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–02756 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration for Native Americans; Request for Information; Extension of Comment Period Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the period to submit comments responsive to the Request for Information, published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017. The Request for Information (RFI) requests information from American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elected representatives, tribes, tribal organizations, and other stakeholder (including grantees) to identify issues and challenges facing AI/AN populations in order to inform ACF of tribes’ and tribal organizations’ recommendations, promising practices, and innovations to address the needs of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 AI/AN children, youth, families, and communities. The comment period for the Request for Information has been extended to May 9, 2017. To receive consideration comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on that date. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through any of the methods specified below. However, electronic submission is preferred. Please do not duplicate comments. D Electronic submission through the https://www.regulations.gov portal: Follow the instructions for submitting electronic comments. Attachments, if any, should be in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. Then click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ button on the Search Results page. This will open up a Comment form where you can enter your comment on the form, attach files (up to 10 MB each), as well as your personal information, when applicable. Be sure to complete all required fields. Please note that information entered on the web form may be viewable publicly. Once you reach the ‘‘Your Preview’’ screen, the information that will be viewable publicly is displayed directly on the form under the section titled: ‘‘This information will appear on Regulations.gov.’’ To complete your comment, you must first agree to the disclaimer and check the box. This will enable the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ button. Upon completion, you will receive a Comment Tracking Number for your comment. To learn more about comment DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondents Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) 6 1 30/60 45 1 30/60 64 1 30/60 292 1 15/60 6,100 1 35/60 submission, visit the Submit a Comment section of the How to Use Regulations.gov pages. D Electronic submission through email to ANAComments@acf.hhs.gov: All comments received before the close of the extended comment period will be available for public inspection, including any information that is included in a comment. All electronically submitted comments posted through the https:// www.regulations.gov portal received before the end of the comment period will be available at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Loya, Director Division of Policy, Administration for Native Americans, Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov, 202–401–5964. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017 (82 FR 2366) with a deadline for public comments of March 10, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The RFI solicited information AI/AN tribes, tribal organizations, and stakeholders (including grantees) with respect to recommendations, promising practices, and innovations to address the needs of AI/AN children, youth, families, and communities so that such data could inform and provide an evidence base for the formulation of policy, development of potential rulemaking, formulation of legislative proposals, and strategic planning in consultation with tribes. The RFI included nine questions on E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 10364 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices specific topical areas as well as invitation to provide information on any matter relevant to ACF’s work with and on behalf of AI/AN populations. HHS received feedback that the original comment period of 60 days was insufficient to provide for comprehensive and responsive input, particularly from AI/AN elected representatives and leadership. Therefore, HHS is extending the comment period for an additional 60 days to maximize the opportunity for all interested parties to collect relevant data and submit information and feedback in response to the RFI, including the nine specific topical areas for which input is sought. Dated: February 6, 2017. Naomi Goldstein, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2017–02730 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–34–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Tribal Consultation Meetings Office of Head Start (OHS), Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Public Law 110–134, notice is hereby given of two 1-day Tribal Consultation Sessions to be held between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, OHS leadership and the leadership of Tribal Governments operating Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. The purpose of these Consultation Sessions is to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations [42 U.S.C. 9835, Section 640(l)(4)]. DATES: March 14, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. August 7, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Locations: • March 7, 2017—Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 • August 8, 2017—Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001 Dated: February 6, 2017. Ann Linehan, Acting Director, Office of Head Start. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2017–02799 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] Angie Godfrey, Regional Program Manager, Region XI/AIAN, Office of Head Start, email Angie.Godfrey@ acf.hhs.gov, or phone (202) 205–5811. Additional information and online meeting registration is available at: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/hs/ calendar/tc2017. BILLING CODE 4184–40–P HHS announces OHS Tribal Consultations for leaders of Tribal Governments operating Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The agenda for the scheduled OHS Tribal Consultations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Spokane, Washington, will be organized around the statutory purposes of Head Start Tribal Consultations related to meeting the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. In addition, OHS will share actions taken and in progress to address the issues and concerns raised in the 2016 OHS Tribal Consultations. The Consultation Sessions will be conducted with elected or appointed leaders of Tribal Governments and their designated representatives [42 U.S.C. 9835, Section 640(l)(4)(A)]. Designees must have a letter from the Tribal Government authorizing them to represent the tribe. Tribal Governments must submit the designee letter at least 3 days in advance of the Consultation Session to Angie Godfrey at Angie.Godfrey@acf.hhs.gov. Other representatives of tribal organizations and Native nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend as observers. A detailed report of each Consultation Session will be prepared and made available within 45 days of the Consultation Sessions to all Tribal Governments receiving funds for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Tribes wishing to submit written testimony for the report should send testimony to Angie Godfrey at Angie.Godfrey@acf.hhs.gov either prior to each Consultation Session or within 30 days after each meeting. OHS will summarize oral testimony and comments from the Consultation Session in each report without attribution, along with topics of concern and recommendations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: HHS–OS–0990–0452– 60D] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Adolescent Health, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690–6162. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance staff, Information.CollectionClearance@ hhs.gov or (202) 690–6162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier HHS–OS–0990– 0452–60D for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Federal Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! (MPC!) Abstract: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting approval by OMB on a revised data collection. The Federal Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! (MPC) will provide information about program design, implementation, and impacts through a rigorous assessment of a highly popular teen pregnancy prevention curriculum—MPC. This revision to this information collection request includes the follow-up survey instrument, administered approximately 9 and 15 months post baseline, and related to the impact study. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10363-10364]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02730]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration for Native Americans; Request for Information; 
Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the 
period to submit comments responsive to the Request for Information, 
published in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017. The Request for 
Information (RFI) requests information from American Indian and Alaska 
Native (AI/AN) elected representatives, tribes, tribal organizations, 
and other stakeholder (including grantees) to identify issues and 
challenges facing AI/AN populations in order to inform ACF of tribes' 
and tribal organizations' recommendations, promising practices, and 
innovations to address the needs of AI/AN children, youth, families, 
and communities.

DATES: The comment period for the Request for Information has been 
extended to May 9, 2017. To receive consideration comments must be 
received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on that date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through any of the methods 
specified below. However, electronic submission is preferred. Please do 
not duplicate comments.
    [ssquf] Electronic submission through the https://www.regulations.gov portal: Follow the instructions for submitting 
electronic comments. Attachments, if any, should be in Microsoft Word 
or Microsoft Excel. Then click on the ``Comment Now!'' button on the 
Search Results page. This will open up a Comment form where you can 
enter your comment on the form, attach files (up to 10 MB each), as 
well as your personal information, when applicable. Be sure to complete 
all required fields. Please note that information entered on the web 
form may be viewable publicly. Once you reach the ``Your Preview'' 
screen, the information that will be viewable publicly is displayed 
directly on the form under the section titled: ``This information will 
appear on Regulations.gov.'' To complete your comment, you must first 
agree to the disclaimer and check the box. This will enable the 
``Submit Comment'' button. Upon completion, you will receive a Comment 
Tracking Number for your comment. To learn more about comment 
submission, visit the Submit a Comment section of the How to Use 
Regulations.gov pages.
    [ssquf] Electronic submission through email to 
ANAComments@acf.hhs.gov: All comments received before the close of the 
extended comment period will be available for public inspection, 
including any information that is included in a comment. All 
electronically submitted comments posted through the https://www.regulations.gov portal received before the end of the comment 
period will be available at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Camille Loya, Director Division of 
Policy, Administration for Native Americans, Camille.Loya@acf.hhs.gov, 
202-401-5964.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS published a Request for Information 
(RFI) in the Federal Register on January 9, 2017 (82 FR 2366) with a 
deadline for public comments of March 10, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern 
Time. The RFI solicited information AI/AN tribes, tribal organizations, 
and stakeholders (including grantees) with respect to recommendations, 
promising practices, and innovations to address the needs of AI/AN 
children, youth, families, and communities so that such data could 
inform and provide an evidence base for the formulation of policy, 
development of potential rulemaking, formulation of legislative 
proposals, and strategic planning in consultation with tribes. The RFI 
included nine questions on

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specific topical areas as well as invitation to provide information on 
any matter relevant to ACF's work with and on behalf of AI/AN 
populations.
    HHS received feedback that the original comment period of 60 days 
was insufficient to provide for comprehensive and responsive input, 
particularly from AI/AN elected representatives and leadership. 
Therefore, HHS is extending the comment period for an additional 60 
days to maximize the opportunity for all interested parties to collect 
relevant data and submit information and feedback in response to the 
RFI, including the nine specific topical areas for which input is 
sought.

    Dated: February 6, 2017.
Naomi Goldstein,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2017-02730 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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