Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 23813-23814 [2017-10631]

Download as PDF 23813 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c). Your comment will be kept confidential only if the General Counsel grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Once your comment has been posted on the public FTC Web site—as legally required by FTC Rule 4.9(b)—we cannot redact or remove your comment from the FTC Web site, unless you submit a confidentiality request that meets the requirements for such treatment under FTC Rule 4.9(c), and the General Counsel grants that request. Visit the FTC Web site to read this Notice. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before June 23, 2017. For information on the Commission’s privacy policy, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see https://www.ftc.gov/ site-information/privacy-policy. David C. Shonka, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–10597 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and Family Service Reviews; Final Rule. OMB No.: 0970–0214. Description: The following five separate activities are associated with this information collection: Foster Care Eligibility Review (foster care review) Program Improvement Plan; Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) State agency Statewide Assessment; CFSR On-site Review; CFSR Program Improvement Plan; and AntiDiscrimination Enforcement Corrective Action Plan. The collection of information for review of federal payments to states for foster care maintenance payments (45 CFR 1356.71(i)) is authorized by title IV–E of the Social Security Act (the Act), section 474 [42 U.S.C. 674]. The foster care review systematically checks title IV–E agency compliance in meeting title IV– E eligibility requirements; validates the accuracy of the agency’s claims for reimbursement of title IV–E payment made on behalf of children in foster care; and identifies and recovers improper payments. The collection of information for review of state child and family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity with state plan requirements under parts B and E of the Act and is authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a–1a] of the Act. The CFSR looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being of children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic factors that support the outcomes. Section 474(d) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 674] deploys enforcement provisions (45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c)) for the requirements at section 4371(a)(18) [42 U.S.C. 671], which prohibit the delay or denial of foster and adoptive placements based on the race, color, or national origin of any of the individuals involved. The enforcement provisions include the execution and completion of corrective action plans when a state is in violation of section 471(a)(18) of the Act. The information collection is needed: (1) To ensure compliance with title IV–E foster care eligibility requirements; (2) to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV–B and IV–E of the Act, as required by federal statute; and (3) to enforce the title IV–E antidiscrimination requirements through state corrective action plans. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving desired outcomes for children and families, help ensure that claims by states for title IV–E funds are made only on behalf of title IV–E eligible children, and require states to revise applicable statutes, rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, through the development and implementation of corrective action plans. These reviews not only address compliance with eligibility requirements but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF’s and states’ experiences in conducting reviews and developing program improvement plans. Respondents: State Title IV–B and Title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45 45 45 45 45 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 1356.7 (i) Program Improvement Plan (IV–E review) ....................... 1366.33 (b) Statewide Assessment (CFSR) ...................................... 1355.33 (c) On-site Review (CFSR) .................................................. 1355.35 (a) Program Improvement Plan (CFSR) .............................. 1355.38 (b) and (c) Corrective Action ............................................... 1 14 14 14 1 1 1 1 1 1 120 120 1,186 300 780 120 1680 16,604 4,200 780 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 23,384 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 23814 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices 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 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. 2017–10631 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Revised Annual and Final Reports for Performance Reporting Data From NIDILRR Grantees National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), 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. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by June 23, 2017. Submit written comments on the collection of information by fax to (202) 395–5806 or by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for ACL. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Darnell, (202) 795–7337; Mary.Darnell@acl.hhs.gov. The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests clearance for a 3-year period of the revised Annual Performance Report (APR) and Final Report forms to be completed by all NIDILRR grantees. The Web-based system used for Reporting Year 2016 reporting incorporated a number of features to meet NIDILRR’s information needs while minimizing burden. To further reduce burden, the proposed form is designed so that, instead of describing their accomplishments, grantees simply select their most important accomplishments from among the outputs they report. Data from grant applications, such as contact and budget information, are preloaded for efficiency. To facilitate grantee and NIDILRR staff review of information submitted, the system includes systemgenerated tables that summarize information entered in specific sections. The Web-based system also carries forward information from one section of the form to the next; for example, information on outcome-oriented goals is carried forward for convenient linkage with projects/activities and publications. NIDILRR and HHS will use the information gathered annually from these data collection efforts to provide Congress with the information mandated in GPRA, provide OMB information required for assessment of performance on GPRA indicators, and support its evaluation activities. Data collected from the 10 grant programs will provide a national description of the research activities of approximately 275 NIDILRR grantees per year in fiscal years 2017–2019. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. The average annual burden associated with these activities over a three-year period is summarized below. While the number of grantees will vary from year to year, all grantees will be required to submit an annual performance report and a final report at the completion of the project. Based on our experience with reporting burden, we estimate that it will take an average of 52 hours to complete the reporting form in a grantee’s first year of award. In subsequent years, the estimated response burden is approximately 22 hours. The estimated response burden SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes time to review the instructions, gather existing data, and complete and review the form. The number of respondents is based on the average number of grants administered by NIDILRR over time. This notice collects comments on the information collection requirements relating to the revision of a currently approved collection (ICR Rev) covering ten NIDILRR programs (current approval number 1820–0675). The forms included in this package are revised versions of those used by grantees in the following 10 programs to submit their Annual and Final Performance Reports for Reporting Year 2016 under OMB collection number 1820–0675: • Rehabilitation Research Training Centers (RRTCs) • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) • Field Initiated Research Projects (FIPs) • Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects (ARRTs) • Model Systems (including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn centers) • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs) • Knowledge Translation (KT) Projects • ADA National Network Centers (ADAs) • Small Business Innovation Research Projects (SBIR) grantees (Phase 2 only) • Research Fellowships Program (RFP) The APR includes common information and information specific to individual programs. The final report is a subset of items from the annual report and provides a summary of progress and outcomes for the full project period. Comments in Response to the 60-day Federal Register Notice A 60-day Federal Register Notice was published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017, Vol. 82, Number 14; pp. 8191–8192. No comments were received in response to the 60-day Federal Register notice. Burden Estimates OMB approval is requested for 3 years. Burden estimates are based on historical patterns in data collection reported by the NIDILRR data collection contractor. The average annual burden associated with these activities over a three-year period is summarized below. The proposed NIDILRR Annual Performance Report (APR) and final report forms can be found on the ACL Web site at: https://www.acl.gov/aboutacl/policy-and-regulations. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and 
Family Service Reviews; Final Rule.
    OMB No.: 0970-0214.
    Description: The following five separate activities are associated 
with this information collection: Foster Care Eligibility Review 
(foster care review) Program Improvement Plan; Child and Family 
Services Reviews (CFSR) State agency Statewide Assessment; CFSR On-site 
Review; CFSR Program Improvement Plan; and Anti-Discrimination 
Enforcement Corrective Action Plan. The collection of information for 
review of federal payments to states for foster care maintenance 
payments (45 CFR 1356.71(i)) is authorized by title IV-E of the Social 
Security Act (the Act), section 474 [42 U.S.C. 674]. The foster care 
review systematically checks title IV-E agency compliance in meeting 
title IV-E eligibility requirements; validates the accuracy of the 
agency's claims for reimbursement of title IV-E payment made on behalf 
of children in foster care; and identifies and recovers improper 
payments. The collection of information for review of state child and 
family services programs (45 CFR 1355.33(b), 1355.33(c) and 1355.35(a)) 
is to determine whether such programs are in substantial conformity 
with state plan requirements under parts B and E of the Act and is 
authorized by section 1123(a) [42 U.S.C. 1320a-1a] of the Act. The CFSR 
looks at the outcomes related to safety, permanency and well-being of 
children served by the child welfare system and at seven systemic 
factors that support the outcomes. Section 474(d) of the Act [42 U.S.C. 
674] deploys enforcement provisions (45 CFR 1355.38(b) and (c)) for the 
requirements at section 4371(a)(18) [42 U.S.C. 671], which prohibit the 
delay or denial of foster and adoptive placements based on the race, 
color, or national origin of any of the individuals involved. The 
enforcement provisions include the execution and completion of 
corrective action plans when a state is in violation of section 
471(a)(18) of the Act. The information collection is needed: (1) To 
ensure compliance with title IV-E foster care eligibility requirements; 
(2) to monitor state plan requirements under titles IV-B and IV-E of 
the Act, as required by federal statute; and (3) to enforce the title 
IV-E anti-discrimination requirements through state corrective action 
plans. The resultant information will allow ACF to determine if states 
are in compliance with state plan requirements and are achieving 
desired outcomes for children and families, help ensure that claims by 
states for title IV-E funds are made only on behalf of title IV-E 
eligible children, and require states to revise applicable statutes, 
rules, policies and procedures, and provide proper training to staff, 
through the development and implementation of corrective action plans. 
These reviews not only address compliance with eligibility requirements 
but also assist states in enhancing the capacities to serve children 
and families. In computing the number of burden hours for this 
information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on ACF's 
and states' experiences in conducting reviews and developing program 
improvement plans.
    Respondents: State Title IV-B and Title IV-E Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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45 CFR 1356.7 (i) Program Improvement Plan (IV-E               1               1             120             120
 review)........................................
45 CFR 1366.33 (b) Statewide Assessment (CFSR)..              14               1             120            1680
45 CFR 1355.33 (c) On-site Review (CFSR)........              14               1           1,186          16,604
45 CFR 1355.35 (a) Program Improvement Plan                   14               1             300           4,200
 (CFSR).........................................
45 CFR 1355.38 (b) and (c) Corrective Action....               1               1             780             780
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............          23,384
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    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, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer.

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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 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. 2017-10631 Filed 5-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P