Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 17667 [2017-07217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 12, 2017 / Notices Road NE., Mailstop D10, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Telephone: (404) 639– 4461. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–07323 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Child Care and Development Fund Quality Progress Report OMB No.: New. Description: Lead Agencies are required to spend a certain percent of their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) awards on activities to improve the quality of child care. Lead Agencies are also required to invest in at least one of 10 allowable quality activities included in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. In order to ensure that States and Territories are meeting these requirements, the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule require Lead Agencies to submit an annual report that describes how quality funds were expended. The CCDF final rule named this the Quality Progress Report (QPR). The report must describe how quality funds were expended, including what types of activities were funded and measures used to evaluate progress in improving the quality of child care programs and services. The QPR replaces the Quality Performance Report that was previously an appendix to the CCDF State Plan. The QPR increased transparency on quality spending and 17667 will continue to gather detailed information on how States and Territories are spending their quality funds, as well as more specific data points to reflect the requirements in the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule. In the QPR, Lead Agencies are asked about the State’s or Territory’s progress in meeting its goals as reported in the FY 2016–2018 CCDF Plan, and provide available data on the results of those activities. Specifically, this report will: (1) Ensure accountability for the use of CCDF quality funds, including a setaside for quality infant and toddler care that begins in FY 2017; (2) track progress toward meeting State- and Territory—set indicators and benchmarks for improvement of child care quality per what they described in their CCDF Plans; (3) summarize how the Lead Agency is building a progression of professional development for child care providers as envisioned in the CCDBG Act of 2014 and CCDF final rule; and (4) inform federal technical assistance efforts and decisions regarding strategic use of quality funds. Respondents: State and Territory CCDF Lead Agencies (56). ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours QPR ................................................................................................................. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Instrument 56 1 6.0 3360 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chap 35), 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 20201. 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 18:45 Apr 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 the quality, utility, and clarity of the 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. 2017–07217 Filed 4–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request PO 00000 Proposed Projects: Title: Federal Case Registry (FCR) OMB No.: 0970–0421. Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: Established within the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) on October 1, 1998, the Federal Case Registry (FCR) is a database that contains basic case and participant data from each of the State Case Registries (SCR). The SCRs are central registries of child support cases and orders in each state. The FCR is a national database that includes all child support cases handled by state child support agencies (referred to as IV–D cases), and all support orders established or modified on or after October 1, 1998 (referred to as non-IV– D orders). It assists states in locating parties that live in different states to establish, modify, or enforce child support obligations; establish paternity; enforce state law regarding parental kidnapping; and, establish or enforce child custody or visitation determinations. While information in the FCR is provided through the SCRs, the FCR is not a duplication of all of the data maintained in each state’s automated child support system. Rather, it is a E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Child Care and Development Fund Quality Progress Report
    OMB No.: New.
    Description: Lead Agencies are required to spend a certain percent 
of their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) awards on activities to 
improve the quality of child care. Lead Agencies are also required to 
invest in at least one of 10 allowable quality activities included in 
the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. In 
order to ensure that States and Territories are meeting these 
requirements, the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule require Lead 
Agencies to submit an annual report that describes how quality funds 
were expended. The CCDF final rule named this the Quality Progress 
Report (QPR). The report must describe how quality funds were expended, 
including what types of activities were funded and measures used to 
evaluate progress in improving the quality of child care programs and 
services. The QPR replaces the Quality Performance Report that was 
previously an appendix to the CCDF State Plan. The QPR increased 
transparency on quality spending and will continue to gather detailed 
information on how States and Territories are spending their quality 
funds, as well as more specific data points to reflect the requirements 
in the CCDBG Act and the CCDF final rule.
    In the QPR, Lead Agencies are asked about the State's or 
Territory's progress in meeting its goals as reported in the FY 2016-
2018 CCDF Plan, and provide available data on the results of those 
activities. Specifically, this report will: (1) Ensure accountability 
for the use of CCDF quality funds, including a set-aside for quality 
infant and toddler care that begins in FY 2017; (2) track progress 
toward meeting State- and Territory--set indicators and benchmarks for 
improvement of child care quality per what they described in their CCDF 
Plans; (3) summarize how the Lead Agency is building a progression of 
professional development for child care providers as envisioned in the 
CCDBG Act of 2014 and CCDF final rule; and (4) inform federal technical 
assistance efforts and decisions regarding strategic use of quality 
funds.
    Respondents: State and Territory CCDF Lead Agencies (56).

                                             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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QPR.........................................              56                1              6.0             3360
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:
    In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chap 35), 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 20201. 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 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. 2017-07217 Filed 4-11-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-43-P