Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 38693 [2017-17193]

Download as PDF 38693 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / Notices Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attn: ACF 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 Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17192 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Title IV–E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and Family Service Reviews. 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 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 45 45 45 45 45 CFR CFR CFR CFR CFR 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 ............................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,384. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Aug 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 1 14 14 14 1 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_ PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 120 120 1,186 300 780 Total burden hours 120 1680 16,604 4,200 780 SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17193 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Review and Child and 
Family Service Reviews.
    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 burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       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.
    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 Administration 
for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-17193 Filed 8-14-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P