Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 3155-3156 [2018-01140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / Notices 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, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing and Methodological Research for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS); Use: The purpose of this OMB clearance package is to extend the approval of the generic clearance to support an effort to evaluate the operations and content of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). The MCBS is a continuous, multipurpose survey of a nationally representative sample of aged, disabled, and institutionalized Medicare beneficiaries. The MCBS, which is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is the only comprehensive source of information on the health status, health care use and expenditures, health insurance coverage, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the entire spectrum of Medicare beneficiaries. The core of the MCBS is a series of interviews with a stratified random sample of the Medicare population, including aged and disabled enrollees, residing in the community or in institutions. Questions are asked about enrollees’ patterns of health care use, charges, insurance coverage, and payments over time. Respondents are asked about their sources of health care coverage and payment, their demographic characteristics, their health and work history, and their family living circumstances. In addition to collecting information through the core questionnaire, the MCBS collects information on special topics. Form Number: CMS–10549 (OMB control number 0938–1275); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 1,500; Total Annual Responses: 1,500; Total Annual Hours: 1,117. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact William Long at 410–786–7927.) Dated: January 18, 2018. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–01175 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies Evaluation—Extension. OMB No.: 0970–0440. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is proposing the extension without changes to an existing data collection activity as part of the Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies Evaluation. The JSA evaluation will aim to determine which JSA strategies are most effective in moving TANF applicants and recipients into work and will produce impact and implementation findings. To date, the study has randomly assigned individuals to contrasting JSA approaches. The study will next compare participant employment and earnings to determine the relative effectiveness of these strategies. The project will also report on the implementation of these strategies, including measures of services participants receive under each approach, as well as provide operational lessons gathered directly from practitioners. Total/annual number of respondents Instrument 3155 Data collection efforts previously approved for JSA, include: Data collection activities to document program implementation, a staff survey, a baseline information form for program participants, and a follow-up survey for JSA participants approximately 6 months after program enrollment. Approval for these activities expires on February 28, 2018. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on the extension of the 6-month follow-up survey to allow follow-up data to be collected for all study participants. Although the enrollment period was originally estimated to span 12 months, it took 18 months to complete enrollment, leaving insufficient time to complete the 6-month follow-up survey. A four-month extension is requested in order to allow individuals randomly assigned between June and August 2017 to complete the follow-up survey in the same timeframe as earlier enrollees. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants and document their job search assistance services and experiences including their receipt of job search assistance services, their knowledge and skills for conducting a job search, the nature of their job search process, including tools and services used to locate employment, and their search outputs and outcomes, such as the number of applications submitted, interviews attended, offers received and jobs obtained. In addition, the survey will provide an opportunity for respondents to provide contact data for possible longer-term follow-up. There are no changes to the currently approved instruments. Respondents: JSA study participants. Annual Burden Estimates: This extension is specific to the 6-month survey and covers the remaining 766 participants that may be completing the six-month follow up survey during the four-month extension period. All other information collection under 0970–0440 will be complete by the original OMB expiration date of February 28, 2018. Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours .333 255 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Extension of Previously Approved Information Collection 6-Month Follow-Up Survey .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 255. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jan 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 766 Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. 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[FR Doc. 2018–01140 Filed 1–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2018–N–0045] Pediatric Advisory Committee and the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice; establishment of a public docket; request for comments. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC). At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public. The general function of the committees is to provide advice and recommendations to FDA on regulatory issues. FDA is establishing a docket for public comments on this document. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3155-3156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01140]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies Evaluation--
Extension.
    OMB No.: 0970-0440.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is 
proposing the extension without changes to an existing data collection 
activity as part of the Job Search Assistance (JSA) Strategies 
Evaluation. The JSA evaluation will aim to determine which JSA 
strategies are most effective in moving TANF applicants and recipients 
into work and will produce impact and implementation findings. To date, 
the study has randomly assigned individuals to contrasting JSA 
approaches. The study will next compare participant employment and 
earnings to determine the relative effectiveness of these strategies. 
The project will also report on the implementation of these strategies, 
including measures of services participants receive under each 
approach, as well as provide operational lessons gathered directly from 
practitioners.
    Data collection efforts previously approved for JSA, include: Data 
collection activities to document program implementation, a staff 
survey, a baseline information form for program participants, and a 
follow-up survey for JSA participants approximately 6 months after 
program enrollment. Approval for these activities expires on February 
28, 2018.
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
the extension of the 6-month follow-up survey to allow follow-up data 
to be collected for all study participants. Although the enrollment 
period was originally estimated to span 12 months, it took 18 months to 
complete enrollment, leaving insufficient time to complete the 6-month 
follow-up survey. A four-month extension is requested in order to allow 
individuals randomly assigned between June and August 2017 to complete 
the follow-up survey in the same timeframe as earlier enrollees. The 
purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants and 
document their job search assistance services and experiences including 
their receipt of job search assistance services, their knowledge and 
skills for conducting a job search, the nature of their job search 
process, including tools and services used to locate employment, and 
their search outputs and outcomes, such as the number of applications 
submitted, interviews attended, offers received and jobs obtained. In 
addition, the survey will provide an opportunity for respondents to 
provide contact data for possible longer-term follow-up. There are no 
changes to the currently approved instruments.
    Respondents: JSA study participants.
    Annual Burden Estimates: This extension is specific to the 6-month 
survey and covers the remaining 766 participants that may be completing 
the six-month follow up survey during the four-month extension period. 
All other information collection under 0970-0440 will be complete by 
the original OMB expiration date of February 28, 2018.

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                                                Total/annual      Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                      number of      responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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                             Extension of Previously Approved Information Collection
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6-Month Follow-Up Survey....................             766                1             .333              255
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 255.
    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: [email protected].
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the

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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: 
[email protected]. Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-01140 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-09-P