Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 12195-12196 [2018-05581]

Download as PDF 12195 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / Notices Background and Brief Description Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a practice common in many countries in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East that can have severe, deleterious health consequences for women and girls. Recent studies suggest that more than 500,000 women and girls in the United States may have been cut or be at risk for FGM/C based on whether women or their mothers are from countries with high prevalence of FGM/C. However, this estimate was derived using indirect techniques that do not account for the differing characteristics of women in the country of origin versus those who have migrated to the United States, or any other factors that are likely to affect the prevalence of FGM/C. Additional major knowledge gaps regarding FGM/C in the United States include: The prevalence of FGM/C in selected communities in full-scale survey of the health experiences and needs of women who live in selected communities in the United States with high concentrations of residents from countries where FGM/ C is widely practiced. The pilot study will be conducted during the first year of this project and will be used to assess the feasibility of sampling and recruiting methods for a hard-to-reach population on a sensitive topic. Based on findings from the pilot, a change request, including necessary translations, will be submitted to conduct the full study during the second and third year of this project. The full study is planned to be implemented in up to five community sites in the United States. The estimated annualized burden over the three years of this project is 311 hours. There are no costs to respondents other than their time to participate. the United States with high concentrations of residents from countries where FGM/C is prevalent; women’s attitudes about continuance of the practice; and the health characteristics and needs of women living in the United States who have experienced FGM/C or are at risk for FGM/C. This study aims to capture information on women’s history of FGM/C, their experiences with health care services, and their attitudes about continuation of the FGM/C practice. Findings from this study will be used to identify public health needs of women and communities in the United States that are affected by FGM/C, to formulate public health strategies to meet identified needs, and to inform prevention efforts. The proposed information collection will include piloting and conducting a ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Women age 18 to 49 who were born in, or whose mother was born in, an FGM/C practicing country. Women age 18–49 who were born in, or whose mother was born in, an FGM/C practicing country. Total ............................................................... Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–05594 Filed 3–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program OMB No.: 0970–0487. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection as part of the study, ‘‘Evaluation of the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) Program.’’ This Notice addresses the cross-site VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Mar 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Number of respondents Form name Average burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden (in hours) WHNS Eligibility Screener. 667 1 1/60 11 WHNS Questionnaire ... 400 1 45/60 300 ....................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 311 process evaluation to be conducted with the 13 FY 2016 DVHT projects that were awarded 3-year cooperative agreements by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP). The intent of the DVHT Program is to build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver trauma-informed, strengthbased, and victim-centered services for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking through coordinated case management, a system of referrals and the formation of community partnerships. The objective of the evaluation is to describe the ways in which projects achieve the goals of the DVHT Program and examine types of models that serve victims of human trafficking. Evaluation questions are focused on understanding project and service delivery models, process, and implementation, including partnership and collaboration development; services offered to and received by victims; strategies to identify and engage survivors; ways projects define and monitor program successes and outcomes; and program PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 challenges, achievements, and lessons learned. Information from the evaluation will assist federal, state, and community policymakers and funders in making decisions about future program models to serve domestic victims of human trafficking, as well as to refine evaluation strategies for future programs targeting trafficking victims. The evaluation of the DVHT Program will document and describe projects’ implementation approaches, including their service models and community partnerships; services provided to clients (i.e., victims of severe forms of human trafficking); service delivery practices; strategies to meet survivors’ immediate and long-term housing needs; and approaches to engaging survivors in program development and service delivery. Primary data for the evaluation will be collected via surveys with project directors, case managers, and projects’ key community partners; and semistructured qualitative interviews, including telephone interviews with project directors, in-person interviews with select project staff, survivor E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 12196 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / Notices leaders, and program partners, and individual interviews with program clients. Interviews from multiple perspectives will enhance the government’s understanding of appropriate service models and practice strategies for identifying, engaging, and meeting the needs of diverse populations of victims of severe forms of human trafficking. Data collection will take place after receiving OMB approval through March 2020. Data collection for an exploratory evaluation of the FY15 DVHT projects (‘‘Domestic Human Trafficking Demonstration Projects’’) is being conducted under a prior Information Collection Request under 0970–0487. The data have provided insight into approaches projects used to enhance organizational and community capacity, identify domestic victims, and deliver case management and direct services in collaboration with their community partners. The currently proposed data collection for FY16 DVHT will build on this earlier data collection for the FY15 DVHT study. All data collection approved for FY15 DVHT is complete. Respondents: Project directors, case managers, survivor leaders, other select project staff, key community partners, and clients. TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Project Director Survey ........................................................ Partner Survey ..................................................................... Case Manager Survey ......................................................... Project Director Interview #1 ............................................... Project Director Interview #2 ............................................... Site Visit Interview ............................................................... Client Interview .................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 205. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Mar 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Annual number of respondents 13 260 130 13 13 136 40 7 130 65 7 7 68 20 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–05581 Filed 3–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cancer Biology. Date: April 12, 2018. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Annual burden hours .5 .25 .33 2 1.5 1.5 1 4 33 21 14 11 102 20 Contact Person: Angela Y. Ng, Ph.D., MBA, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6200, MSC 7804, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1715, nga@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Vascular and Hematology AREA Application Review. Date: April 18, 2018. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Natalia Komissarova, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5207, MSC 7846, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435– 1206, komissar@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research; 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 14, 2018. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–05573 Filed 3–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05581]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program
    OMB No.: 0970-0487.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection as part of the study, ``Evaluation of the Domestic Victims 
of Human Trafficking (DVHT) Program.'' This Notice addresses the cross-
site process evaluation to be conducted with the 13 FY 2016 DVHT 
projects that were awarded 3-year cooperative agreements by the Office 
of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP). The intent of the DVHT Program is to 
build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to 
deliver trauma-informed, strength-based, and victim-centered services 
for domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking through 
coordinated case management, a system of referrals and the formation of 
community partnerships.
    The objective of the evaluation is to describe the ways in which 
projects achieve the goals of the DVHT Program and examine types of 
models that serve victims of human trafficking. Evaluation questions 
are focused on understanding project and service delivery models, 
process, and implementation, including partnership and collaboration 
development; services offered to and received by victims; strategies to 
identify and engage survivors; ways projects define and monitor program 
successes and outcomes; and program challenges, achievements, and 
lessons learned. Information from the evaluation will assist federal, 
state, and community policymakers and funders in making decisions about 
future program models to serve domestic victims of human trafficking, 
as well as to refine evaluation strategies for future programs 
targeting trafficking victims.
    The evaluation of the DVHT Program will document and describe 
projects' implementation approaches, including their service models and 
community partnerships; services provided to clients (i.e., victims of 
severe forms of human trafficking); service delivery practices; 
strategies to meet survivors' immediate and long-term housing needs; 
and approaches to engaging survivors in program development and service 
delivery.
    Primary data for the evaluation will be collected via surveys with 
project directors, case managers, and projects' key community partners; 
and semi-structured qualitative interviews, including telephone 
interviews with project directors, in-person interviews with select 
project staff, survivor

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leaders, and program partners, and individual interviews with program 
clients. Interviews from multiple perspectives will enhance the 
government's understanding of appropriate service models and practice 
strategies for identifying, engaging, and meeting the needs of diverse 
populations of victims of severe forms of human trafficking. Data 
collection will take place after receiving OMB approval through March 
2020.
    Data collection for an exploratory evaluation of the FY15 DVHT 
projects (``Domestic Human Trafficking Demonstration Projects'') is 
being conducted under a prior Information Collection Request under 
0970-0487. The data have provided insight into approaches projects used 
to enhance organizational and community capacity, identify domestic 
victims, and deliver case management and direct services in 
collaboration with their community partners. The currently proposed 
data collection for FY16 DVHT will build on this earlier data 
collection for the FY15 DVHT study. All data collection approved for 
FY15 DVHT is complete.
    Respondents: Project directors, case managers, survivor leaders, 
other select project staff, key community partners, and clients.

                                          Total Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Project Director Survey.........              13               7               1              .5               4
Partner Survey..................             260             130               1             .25              33
Case Manager Survey.............             130              65               1             .33              21
Project Director Interview #1...              13               7               1               2              14
Project Director Interview #2...              13               7               1             1.5              11
Site Visit Interview............             136              68               1             1.5             102
Client Interview................              40              20               1               1              20
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 205.
    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: 
[email protected]. 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. 2018-05581 Filed 3-19-18; 8:45 am]
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