Submission for OMB Review; Procedures for Requests From Tribal Lead Agencies To Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #0970-0160), 39853-39854 [2019-17167]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 155 / Monday, August 12, 2019 / Notices ACF’s discretionary grantees using the existing ACF–OGM–SF–PPR–B (OMB #0970–0406, expiration 9/30/2019) form with no changes. The form, developed by OGM, was created from the basic template of the OMB-approved reporting format of the Program Performance Report. OGM uses this data to ensure grantees are proceeding in a satisfactory manner in meeting the approved goals and objectives of the project, and if funding should be continued for another budget period. The requirement for grantees to report on performance is OMB grants policy. Specific citations are contained in 45 CFR part 75 Uniform Administrative 39853 Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards. Respondents: All ACF Discretionary Grantees. State governments, Native American Tribal governments, Native American Tribal Organizations, Local Governments, and Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours ACF–OGM–SF–PPR–B ....................................................... 6,000 6 1 36,000 12,000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,000. Comments: 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. Authority: 45 CFR part 75. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17224 Filed 8–9–19; 8:45 am] jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Procedures for Requests From Tribal Lead Agencies To Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #0970–0160) Office of Child Care; Administration for Children and Families; HHS ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting proposed revisions with a three-year extension to an approved information collection: Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #: 0970–0160, expiration date: 9/ 30/2019). There are minor changes requested to the form. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended, allows federally-recognized Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of child care facilities. A tribal grantee must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 (and revised periodically) by making minor technical and formatting changes. Respondents: CCDF tribal grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 39854 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 155 / Monday, August 12, 2019 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (for all tribes) .......................................................... 50 1 20 1000 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9858(c)(6) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17167 Filed 8–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request; State Plan for Independent Living Instrument and Instructions OMB Control Number 0985–0044 Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed collection of information listed above. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This Proposed Revision of a Currently Approved Collection (ICR Rev) solicits comments on the information collection requirements related to the State Plan for Independent Living. DATES: Comments on the collection of information must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. (EST) or postmarked by October 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the information collection request to: Peter Nye at peter.nye@ acl.hhs.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of information to Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Peter Nye. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 Peter Nye, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, (202) 795–7606, or peter.nye@ acl.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor, including agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. The PRA requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, ACL is publishing a notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, ACL invites comments on our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of ACL’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of ACL’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine burden estimates; (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. Legal authority for the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is contained in Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act). Section 704 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that, to be eligible to receive financial assistance under Chapter 1, ‘‘a State shall submit to the Department, and obtain approval PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of, a State plan containing such provisions as the Department may require.’’ ACL approval of the SPIL is required for states to receive federal funding for both the Independent Living Services State grants and Centers for Independent Living (CIL) programs. Federal statute and regulations require the collection of this information every three years. The SPIL is jointly developed by the chairperson of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and not less than 51% of the directors of the CILs, after receiving public input from individuals throughout the State. ACL reviews the SPIL for compliance with the Rehabilitation Act and its applicable regulations (Sec 704(a)(4); 45 CFR part 1329.17) and approves the SPIL. It serves statewide as a primary planning document that describe[s] strategies— including how, and to whom, the state will disburse what funds—for providing independent living services and designates the Designated State Entity. The SPIL also assures that all IL grantees in the state will comply with the Act’s requirements. § 704(a)(5) of the Act; 45 CFR 1329.17(a–b), citing sec. 704(m) of the Act. The SPIL Instrument is the template for SPILs; the SPIL Instructions explain the Instrument and give tips about how to draft SPILs. ACL is proposing this revision because ACL and the technical assistance provider have been revising the Instrument and Instructions to address changes to the Act that result from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, 29 U.S.C. 32, and to increase the Instrument’s and Instructions’ clarity, conciseness, and precision. For example, • The revised Instrument and Instructions will reflect the core services that WIOA requires. • The revised Instructions will explain the state matching requirement, and the revised Instrument will specify how to include the state match in the financial plan. • The revised Instrument and Instructions will add legal basis and certifications and DSE assurances and SILC assurances. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39853-39854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Procedures for Requests From Tribal 
Lead Agencies To Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for 
Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #0970-
0160)

AGENCY: Office of Child Care; Administration for Children and Families; 
HHS

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting proposed revisions with a three-year extension to an 
approved information collection: Procedures for Requests from Tribal 
Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for 
Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities (OMB #: 0970-
0160, expiration date: 9/30/2019). There are minor changes requested to 
the form.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. 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.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also 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, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as 
amended, allows federally-recognized Tribes to use Child Care and 
Development Fund (CCDF) grant awards for construction and renovation of 
child care facilities. A tribal grantee must first request and receive 
approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before 
using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. This information 
collection contains the statutorily-mandated uniform procedures for the 
solicitation and consideration of requests, including instructions for 
preparation of environmental assessments in conjunction with the 
National Environmental Policy Act. The proposed draft procedures update 
the procedures that were originally issued in August 1997 (and revised 
periodically) by making minor technical and formatting changes.
    Respondents: CCDF tribal grantees requesting to use CCDF funds for 
construction or major renovation.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                 Total number   Average  burden
                 Instrument                   Total number of    of responses       hours per     Annual  burden
                                                respondents    per  respondent      response          hours
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Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead                  50                1               20             1000
 Agencies to use Child Care and Development
 Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major
 Renovation of Child Care Facilities (for
 all tribes)................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9858(c)(6)

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17167 Filed 8-9-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-01-P