Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test (0970-0499), 48934-48935 [2019-20115]

Download as PDF 48934 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and CMS of co-located providers. The requirement regarding collection of information at § 412.22 concerning a LTCH’s (or a LTCH satellite’s) notification to its MAC and CMS of its co-located status is needed in order for Medicare to appropriately pay co-located hospitals-withinhospitals (HwHs) and satellites. Under §§ 412.22(e)(3) and (h)(6), an LTCH or a satellite of an LTCH that occupies space in a building used by another hospital, or in one or more entire buildings located on the same campus as buildings used by another hospital must notify its MAC and CMS in writing of its co-location within 60 days of its first cost reporting period that began on or after October 1, 2002. Form Number: CMS–10088 (OMB control number: 0938–0897); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector (Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 25; Total Annual Responses: 25; Total Annual Hours: 6. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Emily Lipkin at 410–786–3633.) Dated: September 10, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–19894 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test (0970–0499) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: This information request is part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High SUMMARY: Quality Early Care and Education (ECE– ICHQ). The project’s goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. 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. 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. Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by emailing OPREinfocollection@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 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high quality early care and education. This information collection is part of the project, Assessing the ADDRESSES: Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE– ICHQ). The project’s goal is to create a technically sound and feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a data collection approach to gather information about implementation activities and costs of key functions within ECE centers and (2) to develop new measures of implementation and costs for use together in understanding ways to support quality. The study has completed two phases of data collection to develop the data collection tools and measures. The study team collected data through on-site visits to 15 centers as part of an initial phase of data collection to pre-test information collections (data collected under clearance #0970–0355). A second phase (OMB #0970–0499) relied on remote data collection through an electronic cost workbook, telephone interviews, and web-based surveys to gather information from 30 centers in three states to develop preliminary measures of implementation and cost and further reduced and refined the data collection tools. This proposed new information collection is focused on a field test of the measures to assess the psychometric properties of the implementation measures and to examine the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality. The field test will include a mix of remote and on-site data collection. Respondents: ECE site administrators or center directors, program directors, education specialists, financial managers or accountants, teachers, and aides. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Instrument Center recruitment call (to gain participation; assumes outreach to 10 centers for every 1 center needed): Center director .......................................................................................... Umbrella organization administrator ......................................................... Center engagement call (to gather basic characteristics and plan steps for participation; assumes 20% may withdraw after this step) ......................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 800 75 1 1 .33 .33 264 25 100 1 .50 50 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 48935 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Implementation interview protocol: Center director .......................................................................................... Additional center staff ............................................................................... Electronic cost workbook ................................................................................. Staff rosters for time use survey ..................................................................... Time-use survey .............................................................................................. Classroom rosters for observations ................................................................. 80 20 80 80 1,120 80 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 8 .25 .25 .50 240 60 640 20 280 40 Total Burden ............................................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,619 Authority: Social Security Act § 418 as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 and the TANF Extension Act of 2019. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–20115 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2019–D–3324] Reconditioning of Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation: Guidance for Industry; Draft Guidance: Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Reconditioning of Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide industry with an explanation of two potential approaches to recondition fish and fishery products by effectively segregating adulterated portions of an article from portions not containing the adulterant to ensure that only safe and wholesome product reaches consumers. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by November 18, 2019 to ensure that we consider your comment on the draft guidance before we begin work on the final version of the guidance. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on any guidance at any time as follows: SUMMARY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Instrument instructions for submitting comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48934-48935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20115]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost 
of High Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test (0970-0499)

AGENCY: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration 
for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: This information request is part of the project, Assessing the 
Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-
ICHQ). The project's goal is to create a technically sound and feasible 
instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the 
implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings 
that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will 
inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of 
variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated 
costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with 
expectations for quality.

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 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval 
to collect new information to use in testing measures of the 
implementation and costs of high quality early care and education. This 
information collection is part of the project, Assessing the 
Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education (ECE-
ICHQ). The project's goal is to create a technically sound and feasible 
instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures of the 
implementation and costs of education and care in center-based settings 
that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting measures will 
inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of 
variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated 
costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with 
expectations for quality.
    The goals of the study are (1) to test and refine a data collection 
approach to gather information about implementation activities and 
costs of key functions within ECE centers and (2) to develop new 
measures of implementation and costs for use together in understanding 
ways to support quality. The study has completed two phases of data 
collection to develop the data collection tools and measures. The study 
team collected data through on-site visits to 15 centers as part of an 
initial phase of data collection to pre-test information collections 
(data collected under clearance #0970-0355). A second phase (OMB #0970-
0499) relied on remote data collection through an electronic cost 
workbook, telephone interviews, and web-based surveys to gather 
information from 30 centers in three states to develop preliminary 
measures of implementation and cost and further reduced and refined the 
data collection tools.
    This proposed new information collection is focused on a field test 
of the measures to assess the psychometric properties of the 
implementation measures and to examine the associations between 
measures of implementation, cost, and quality. The field test will 
include a mix of remote and on-site data collection.
    Respondents: ECE site administrators or center directors, program 
directors, education specialists, financial managers or accountants, 
teachers, and aides.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of    responses  per   burden  hours   Total  burden
                                                    respondents      respondent    per  response       hours
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Center recruitment call (to gain participation;
 assumes outreach to 10 centers for every 1
 center needed):
    Center director.............................             800               1             .33             264
    Umbrella organization administrator.........              75               1             .33              25
Center engagement call (to gather basic                      100               1             .50              50
 characteristics and plan steps for
 participation; assumes 20% may withdraw after
 this step).....................................

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Implementation interview protocol:
    Center director.............................              80               1               3             240
    Additional center staff.....................              20               1               3              60
Electronic cost workbook........................              80               1               8             640
Staff rosters for time use survey...............              80               1             .25              20
Time-use survey.................................           1,120               1             .25             280
Classroom rosters for observations..............              80               1             .50              40
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Burden................................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,619
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    Authority: Social Security Act Sec.  418 as extended by the 
Continuing Appropriations Act of 2017 and the TANF Extension Act of 
2019.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-20115 Filed 9-16-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-23-P