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Download as PDF 48821 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices professional meetings or publication in professional journals. Respondents: Participants in ACF programs being evaluated; participants in ACF demonstrations; recipients of ACF Grants and individuals served by ACF Grantees; comparison group members; and other relevant populations, such as individuals at risk of needing ACF services. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Survey development field tests, respondent debriefing questionnaires, cognitive interviews, split sample experiments, focus groups ........................... 3,825 1 1 3,825 In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(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, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ 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. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22718 Filed 10–19–17; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKBC5CHB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–79–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Oct 19, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). OMB No.: 0970–0422. Description: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection of information for public comment: Title of Collection: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). OMB Control Number: 0970–0422, expiration date February 28, 2018. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Title IV–E State, Local, and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies. There have been no revisions to the existing AFCARS data collection found under federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40. The requirements for AFCARS being addressed by this notice are scheduled to end on September 30, 2019. ACF is requesting that OMB approve a three-year renewal to cover the period when States and IV–E Tribes must continue submitting the existing requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On December 14, 2016, a new set of requirements (45 CFR 1355.41–44) for AFCARS reporting was published as a final rule and will go into effect on October 1, 2019. At that time, the requirements covered by this notice (45 CFR 1355.40) will be replaced by the new regulatory requirements. The requirements for the updated AFCARS requirements found in federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.41–44 are covered by a different OMB control number (0970–0457) and are not addressed by this Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to this Notice, 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. In compliance with this requirement, ACF published a notice in the Federal Register on June 30, 2017 and invited comment on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACF’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACF’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 for the existing AFCARS reporting that is required by States and Tribes. ACF received 71 comment letters to the first notice. No substantive comments were received regarding the existing AFCARS data collection in 45 CFR 1355.40 under OMB Number 0970– 0457. Instead, commenters provided feedback on the new AFCARS data E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 48822 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 202 / Friday, October 20, 2017 / Notices collection under 45 CFR 1355.41–.47 to be implemented October 1, 2019. Commenters addressed support for the collection of information under the Indian Child Welfare Act and other areas covered by the new requirements. ACF received no comment on the specific burden hours for the existing AFCARS requirements undergoing renewal. AFCARS is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 679. The regulation at 45 CFR 1355.40 and the appendices to 45 CFR 1355 set forth the requirements of section 479 of the Social Security Act for the collection of uniform, reliable information on children who are under the responsibility of the State or Tribal title IV–B/IV–E agency for placement, care, and adoption. The AFCARS requirements under 45 CFR 1355.40 have been in effect since October 1, 1993 for States. In 2009, section 479B(b) of the Act was enacted authorizing direct Federal funding of Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal consortia that choose to operate a foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a kinship guardianship assistance program under title IV–E of the Act. The data collected informs State/Tribal/Federal policy decisions, program management, and responses to Congressional and Departmental inquiries. Respondents: Title IV–E State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies. ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours AFCARS .......................................................................................................... 59 2 2,188 258,215 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 258,215 Additional Information: Copies of the regulation containing the data elements 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 202 (Friday, October 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48821-48822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22720]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System 
(AFCARS).
    OMB No.: 0970-0422.
    Description: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA 
(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an 
existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to 
OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF) is publishing this notice that 
summarizes the following proposed collection of information for public 
comment:
    Title of Collection: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and 
Reporting System (AFCARS).
    OMB Control Number: 0970-0422, expiration date February 28, 2018.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Title IV-E State, Local, and Tribal 
Child Welfare Agencies.
    There have been no revisions to the existing AFCARS data collection 
found under federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.40. The requirements for 
AFCARS being addressed by this notice are scheduled to end on September 
30, 2019. ACF is requesting that OMB approve a three-year renewal to 
cover the period when States and IV-E Tribes must continue submitting 
the existing requirements.
    On December 14, 2016, a new set of requirements (45 CFR 1355.41-44) 
for AFCARS reporting was published as a final rule and will go into 
effect on October 1, 2019. At that time, the requirements covered by 
this notice (45 CFR 1355.40) will be replaced by the new regulatory 
requirements. The requirements for the updated AFCARS requirements 
found in federal regulations at 45 CFR 1355.41-44 are covered by a 
different OMB control number (0970-0457) and are not addressed by this 
Notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In addition to this Notice, 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. In compliance with this 
requirement, ACF published a notice in the Federal Register on June 30, 
2017 and invited comment on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of ACF's functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of ACF'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 for the existing AFCARS reporting that is 
required by States and Tribes.
    ACF received 71 comment letters to the first notice. No substantive 
comments were received regarding the existing AFCARS data collection in 
45 CFR 1355.40 under OMB Number 0970-0457. Instead, commenters provided 
feedback on the new AFCARS data

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collection under 45 CFR 1355.41-.47 to be implemented October 1, 2019. 
Commenters addressed support for the collection of information under 
the Indian Child Welfare Act and other areas covered by the new 
requirements. ACF received no comment on the specific burden hours for 
the existing AFCARS requirements undergoing renewal.
    AFCARS is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 679. The regulation at 45 CFR 
1355.40 and the appendices to 45 CFR 1355 set forth the requirements of 
section 479 of the Social Security Act for the collection of uniform, 
reliable information on children who are under the responsibility of 
the State or Tribal title IV-B/IV-E agency for placement, care, and 
adoption. The AFCARS requirements under 45 CFR 1355.40 have been in 
effect since October 1, 1993 for States. In 2009, section 479B(b) of 
the Act was enacted authorizing direct Federal funding of Indian 
Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal consortia that choose to 
operate a foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, a 
kinship guardianship assistance program under title IV-E of the Act. 
The data collected informs State/Tribal/Federal policy decisions, 
program management, and responses to Congressional and Departmental 
inquiries.
    Respondents: Title IV-E State and Tribal Child Welfare Agencies.

                                       Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours
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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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AFCARS..........................................              59               2           2,188         258,215
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.........  ..............  ..............  ..............         258,215
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    Additional Information: Copies of the regulation containing the 
data elements 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.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22720 Filed 10-19-17; 8:45 am]
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