Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (ICR-REV); Centers for Independent Living Annual Performance Report (CILPPR), 11471-11472 [2017-03486]

Download as PDF 11471 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents (rounded) Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Baseline Child Interview and Direct Assessments ............................. Caregiver Interview .............................................................. Caseworker Interview .......................................................... 4,565 4,565 1,826 1,522 1,522 609 1 1 3 1.33 1.67 .75 2,024 2,541 1,370 1,217 1,217 280 1 1 3 1.33 1.67 1.0 1,618 2,032 840 18-month Follow-up Child Interview and Direct Assessment ............................... Caregiver Interview .............................................................. Caseworker Interview .......................................................... 3,650 3,650 840 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,425. 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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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 Administration for Children and Families. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03477 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (ICR–REV); Centers for Independent Living Annual Performance Report (CILPPR) Independent Living Administration, Administration for Community Living, HHS. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 ACTION: Notice. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on ACL’s intention to collect information necessary to determining grantee compliance with Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, As Amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the proposed action. This notice solicits comments on a proposed revision to an existing data collection related to the Centers for Independent Living Program Performance Report (CIL PPR, formerly the Section 704 Part II Report). DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by April 7. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: veronica.hogan@ acl.hhs.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information by mail to Veronica Hogan, Administration for Community Living, 330 C Street, Room 1133D, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronica Hogan at (202) 795–7365 or veronica.hogan@acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 requests or requirements that members of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 or update of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. The proposed data collection represents a revision of a currently approved collection (ICR–Rev). In order to comply with the above requirement, the Independent Living Administration (ILA) is requesting approval of a revision of a previously approved collection, the Centers for Independent Living Program Performance Report (CILPPR), formerly known as the 704 Part II report (0985– 0043). Sections 704(m)(4)(D), 706(d), 721(b)(3), and 725(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, Pub. L. 113–128) and the corresponding regulations at 45 CFR part 1329, require centers for independent living (CILs) to submit annual performance reports to the Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in order to receive continuation funding under the CIL (IL Part C) program. The CIL PPR is submitted annually by all CILs receiving IL Part C funds. The CIL PPR is used by ACL to assess grantees’ compliance with title VII of the Act, with section 1329 of the Code of Federal Regulations and with applicable provisions of the HHS regulations at 45 CFR part 75. The CIL PPR serves as the primary basis for ACL’s monitoring activities in fulfillment of its responsibilities under sections 706 and 722 of the Act. The CIL PPR also enables ACL to collect E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11472 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 35 / Thursday, February 23, 2017 / Notices qualitative and quantitative data to track performance outcomes and efficiency measures of the centers for independent living (CILs) programs with respect to the annual and long-term performance targets established in compliance with GPRA. The CIL PPR is also used by ACL to design CIL training and technical assistance programs authorized by section 721 of the Act. New Requirements The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted on July 22, 2014, added a new core service to the list of ‘‘independent living core services’’ that ACL funded Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are required to provide. Prior to WIOA, CILs were required to provide four core independent living services: (1) Information and referral services; (2) independent living skills training; (3) peer counseling, including crossdisability peer counseling; (4) and individual and systems advocacy. WIOA added a fifth core service for ‘‘transition services.’’ This new core service has three components. It requires CILs to: • Facilitate 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 remain in the community; and • Facilitate the transition of youth with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs (IEPs) under Section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school to post-secondary life. The new core services promote full access to community living, which is in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., and subsequent legislation and regulations. These critical services also align with the core of ACL’s mission. Modifications to the performance measures were developed this year in response to these changes, which will require additional data to be submitted so ACL can report on activities related to the new requirement. The proposed reporting form may be found on the ACL Web site at: https://acl.gov/ Programs/AoD/ILA/Index.aspx#cil. The estimated hour burden per respondent for the CIL PPR (IL Part C) in 2017 will change from the 35 hours estimated in FY 2014 to 36.5 hours, an additional hour and a half due to the addition of the fifth core service area. The number of hours is multiplied by 356 CILs, resulting in a total estimated hour aggregate burden of 12,994 hours. Number of centers Frequency of responses per year Hours per response Total burden hours 356 ............................................................................................................................................... 1 493 12,994 Dated: February 16, 2017. Daniel P. Berger, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2017–03486 Filed 2–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection Materials for the Evaluation of the Administration for Community Living’s American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs (OAA Title VI) Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed collection of information the agency proposes to collect related to an evaluation of the American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Feb 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to the evaluation of the Title VI of the Older Americans Act. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Kristen.Hudgins@ acl.hhs.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Kristen Hudgins. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Hudgins, 202–795–7732. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 a notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. 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 Data Collection Materials for the Evaluation of the Administration for Community Living’s American Indian, Alaska E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Community Living


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request; Revision of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection (ICR-REV); Centers for Independent Living Annual Performance 
Report (CILPPR)

AGENCY: Independent Living Administration, Administration for Community 
Living, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an 
opportunity for the public to comment on ACL's intention to collect 
information necessary to determining grantee compliance with Title VII 
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, As Amended by the Workforce 
Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in 
the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of an existing 
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in 
response to the proposed action. This notice solicits comments on a 
proposed revision to an existing data collection related to the Centers 
for Independent Living Program Performance Report (CIL PPR, formerly 
the Section 704 Part II Report).

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by April 7.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to: veronica.hogan@acl.hhs.gov. Submit written comments on the 
collection of information by mail to Veronica Hogan, Administration for 
Community Living, 330 C Street, Room 1133D, Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veronica Hogan at (202) 795-7365 or 
veronica.hogan@acl.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 requests 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 or update of an existing collection of 
information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. The 
proposed data collection represents a revision of a currently approved 
collection (ICR-Rev).
    In order to comply with the above requirement, the Independent 
Living Administration (ILA) is requesting approval of a revision of a 
previously approved collection, the Centers for Independent Living 
Program Performance Report (CILPPR), formerly known as the 704 Part II 
report (0985-0043). Sections 704(m)(4)(D), 706(d), 721(b)(3), and 
725(c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), as 
amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, Pub. L. 
113-128) and the corresponding regulations at 45 CFR part 1329, require 
centers for independent living (CILs) to submit annual performance 
reports to the Administrator of the Administration for Community Living 
(ACL) in order to receive continuation funding under the CIL (IL Part 
C) program.
    The CIL PPR is submitted annually by all CILs receiving IL Part C 
funds. The CIL PPR is used by ACL to assess grantees' compliance with 
title VII of the Act, with section 1329 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations and with applicable provisions of the HHS regulations at 45 
CFR part 75. The CIL PPR serves as the primary basis for ACL's 
monitoring activities in fulfillment of its responsibilities under 
sections 706 and 722 of the Act. The CIL PPR also enables ACL to 
collect

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qualitative and quantitative data to track performance outcomes and 
efficiency measures of the centers for independent living (CILs) 
programs with respect to the annual and long-term performance targets 
established in compliance with GPRA. The CIL PPR is also used by ACL to 
design CIL training and technical assistance programs authorized by 
section 721 of the Act.

New Requirements

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), enacted on 
July 22, 2014, added a new core service to the list of ``independent 
living core services'' that ACL funded Centers for Independent Living 
(CILs) are required to provide. Prior to WIOA, CILs were required to 
provide four core independent living services: (1) Information and 
referral services; (2) independent living skills training; (3) peer 
counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling; (4) and 
individual and systems advocacy. WIOA added a fifth core service for 
``transition services.'' This new core service has three components. It 
requires CILs to:
     Facilitate the transition of individuals with significant 
disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home- and 
community-based 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 remain in the community; and
     Facilitate the transition of youth with significant 
disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs 
(IEPs) under Section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act, and who have completed their secondary education or 
otherwise left school to post-secondary life.
    The new core services promote full access to community living, 
which is in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 
Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., and subsequent legislation 
and regulations. These critical services also align with the core of 
ACL's mission. Modifications to the performance measures were developed 
this year in response to these changes, which will require additional 
data to be submitted so ACL can report on activities related to the new 
requirement. The proposed reporting form may be found on the ACL Web 
site at: https://acl.gov/Programs/AoD/ILA/Index.aspx#cil.
    The estimated hour burden per respondent for the CIL PPR (IL Part 
C) in 2017 will change from the 35 hours estimated in FY 2014 to 36.5 
hours, an additional hour and a half due to the addition of the fifth 
core service area. The number of hours is multiplied by 356 CILs, 
resulting in a total estimated hour aggregate burden of 12,994 hours.

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                                                                 Frequency of
                      Number of centers                         responses per      Hours per       Total burden
                                                                     year           response          hours
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356..........................................................               1              493           12,994
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    Dated: February 16, 2017.
Daniel P. Berger,
Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging.
[FR Doc. 2017-03486 Filed 2-22-17; 8:45 am]
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