Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection), 63881-63882 [2019-25059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES CMS–R–142 Examination and Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women in Labor (EMTALA) Under the 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. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-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. 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Form Number: CMS–R–142 (OMB control number: 0938–0667); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector; Business or other for-profits, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 5,291; Total Annual Responses: 5,291; Total Annual Hours: 5,291. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Renate Dombrowski at (410) 786–4645.) Dated: November 14, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–25065 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection activity will examine the experiences of individuals who seek assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based surveys at two time points: (1) Immediately after an individual has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63881 contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat; and (2) two weeks later. 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: 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 purpose of the proposed data collection activity is to document and examine the following: Why individuals contact the NHTH; hotline users’ perceptions of hotline staff’s knowledge and skills; the extent to which users felt their interaction was helpful, they were supported by the NHTH, they were satisfied with the NHTH, and their needs were met by the interaction; and outcomes from NHTH interactions (e.g., users’ knowledge and use of available resources and referrals). The proposed data collection activity includes a two-phase approach to obtain information from individuals after their contact (via phone, text, or live online chat) with the NHTH. The proposed information collection activities are (1) an integrated voice response telephone survey or Web-based survey immediately after NHTH contact; and (2) a telephone or Web-based survey approximately two weeks after completion of the first survey. The survey immediately after contact with the NHTH will be offered to all individuals who contact the NHTH during the data collection period and includes questions focused on users’ experiences and satisfaction with their NHTH interaction. The follow-up survey will be administered two weeks later with a sample of respondents who completed the immediate survey and E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 63882 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / Notices consented to be contacted two weeks later. This second survey includes questions focused on the extent to which NHTH users were satisfied with their NHTH contact and felt that the NHTH contact was helpful. Respondents: Individuals who contact the NHTH by telephone, text, or live online chat. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total/annual number of respondents Instrument Immediate Follow-Up Survey ........................................................................... 2-Week Follow-Up Survey ............................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 247. Authority: Section 105(d)(2) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) (Pub. L. 106–386) § 105 [22 U.S.C. 7103]. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25059 Filed 11–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970–0519) Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting to continue data collection with an increased number of respondents to the previously approved information collection, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC) Evaluation Package (OMB #0970–0519, expiration 10/31/ 2021). This request was originally approved under expedited review and increased the estimated burden hours from 689 hours to 9,497 hours. In addition, the previously approved Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to human trafficking (SOAR) Online Participant khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Original estimate— number of respondents HTLA Fellowship Pre-Program Feedback ........................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Nov 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 2,000 310 Feedback Form was restructured into a long and short form to reduce burden for information collected on SOAR Online training participants outside of the NHTTAC learning management system. There are no changes requested to the items on any forms. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: These changes are requested due to the passage of the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Act of 2018 (SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018) (Pub. L. 115–398), which expands the SOAR to Health and Wellness Training Program. To meet the provisions of the SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018, OTIP’s NHTTAC had to expand the administration of SOAR nationwide. The NHTTAC delivers training and technical assistance (T/TA) to inform and deliver a public health response to trafficking. In applying a public health approach, NHTTAC holistically builds the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of all individuals who have been trafficked, Instrument PO 00000 Frm 00046 Updated estimate— number of respondents 24 Fmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Sfmt 4703 1 1 Average burden hours per response .12 .15 Annual burden hours 240 47 and addresses the root causes that put individuals, families, and communities at risk of trafficking. This will ultimately help improve the availability and delivery of coordinated and traumainformed services before, during, and after an individual’s trafficking exploitation, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or type of exploitation. NHTTAC hosts a variety of services, programs, and facilitated sessions to improve service provision to individuals who have been trafficked, or who are at risk of trafficking, including the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA); the Survivor Fellowship Program; the NHTTAC Call Center; both short-term and specialized T/TA requests (requests that take less than 3 hours or 3 or more hours to fulfill, respectively); OTIP-funded grantees; and information through NHTTAC’s website, resources, and materials about trafficking. Respondents: Individuals and organizations such as NHTTAC consultants, T/TA participants, HTLA program participants, Survivor fellows, OTIP grantees, visitors to the NHTTAC website, NHTTAC-supported conference and meeting attendees, members of the National Advisory Council, and scholarship applicants. Annual Burden Estimates The following instruments have an increased number of respondents. The number of respondents for all other previously approved instruments remains the same. The increase in respondents increased the overall burden under OMB #0970–0519 from 689 hours to 9,497 hours. See https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201910-0970-012 for all instruments and related burden under OMB #0970–0519. Number of responses per respondent 36 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 1 19NON1 Average burden hours per response 0.25 Updated annual burden hours 9

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Evaluation of the National Human 
Trafficking Hotline Program (New Collection)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) is 
proposing a data collection activity as part of the Evaluation of the 
National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Program. This data collection 
activity will examine the experiences of individuals who seek 
assistance from the NHTH after their interactions with the NHTH. The 
study will collect information via voluntary phone and Web-based 
surveys at two time points: (1) Immediately after an individual has 
contacted the NHTH by phone, text, or live online chat; and (2) two 
weeks later.

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 purpose of the proposed data collection activity 
is to document and examine the following: Why individuals contact the 
NHTH; hotline users' perceptions of hotline staff's knowledge and 
skills; the extent to which users felt their interaction was helpful, 
they were supported by the NHTH, they were satisfied with the NHTH, and 
their needs were met by the interaction; and outcomes from NHTH 
interactions (e.g., users' knowledge and use of available resources and 
referrals). The proposed data collection activity includes a two-phase 
approach to obtain information from individuals after their contact 
(via phone, text, or live online chat) with the NHTH. The proposed 
information collection activities are (1) an integrated voice response 
telephone survey or Web-based survey immediately after NHTH contact; 
and (2) a telephone or Web-based survey approximately two weeks after 
completion of the first survey. The survey immediately after contact 
with the NHTH will be offered to all individuals who contact the NHTH 
during the data collection period and includes questions focused on 
users' experiences and satisfaction with their NHTH interaction. The 
follow-up survey will be administered two weeks later with a sample of 
respondents who completed the immediate survey and

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consented to be contacted two weeks later. This second survey includes 
questions focused on the extent to which NHTH users were satisfied with 
their NHTH contact and felt that the NHTH contact was helpful.
    Respondents: Individuals who contact the NHTH by telephone, text, 
or live online chat.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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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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Immediate Follow-Up Survey......................           2,000               1             .12             240
2-Week Follow-Up Survey.........................             310               1             .15              47
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 247.

    Authority:  Section 105(d)(2) of the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) (Pub. L. 106-386) Sec.  105 [22 U.S.C. 
7103].

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-25059 Filed 11-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-47-P