Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF-196, TANF Financial Reporting Form for States, 64906 [2019-25432]

Download as PDF 64906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2019 / Notices Dated: November 4, 2019. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. needs and request grant awards under the TANF program. In addition, the form is used to report data in substantiation of state claims and to certify the availability of the legislatively mandated state match. ACF will use the financial data provided by states to estimate quarterly funding needs, calculate award amounts, and assess compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements relating to administrative costs and state matching requirements. No changes are proposed to the form. [FR Doc. 2019–25430 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF–196, TANF Financial Reporting Form for States 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. DATES: Office of Family Assistance; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting to renew approval of the ACF–196 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Financial Reporting Form. The ACF–196 is the form used by states to estimate funding SUMMARY: 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 ADDRESSES: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 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: This information collection is authorized under Section 411(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. This request is for renewal of approval to the ACF–196 form for periodic financial reporting under the TANF program. States participating in the TANF program are required by statute to report financial data on a quarterly basis. This form meets the legal standard and provides essential data on the use of federal funds. Failure to collect the data would seriously compromise ACF’s ability to monitor program expenditures, estimate funding needs, and to prepare budget submissions required by Congress. Financial reporting under the TANF program is governed by 45 CFR part 265. Respondents: TANF Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours ACF–196 .......................................................................................................... 51 4 10 2,040 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,040. 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: U.S.C. Section 402 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 602). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–25432 Filed 11–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–36–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Nov 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2019–D–3592] Certificates of Confidentiality; Draft Guidance for Sponsors, SponsorInvestigators, Researchers, Industry, and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance entitled ‘‘Certificates of Confidentiality; Guidance for Sponsors, Sponsor-Investigators, Researchers, Industry, and Food and Drug Administration Staff.’’ This draft guidance is intended to explain FDA implementation of the revised statutory provisions applicable to the request for, and issuance of, a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC). The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) amended the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 statutory provisions relating to the issuance of CoCs. A CoC is intended to help protect the privacy of human subject research participants from whom sensitive and identifiable information is being collected or used in furtherance of the research. Historically, a CoC generally protected a researcher from being compelled in a legal proceeding to disclose identifiable sensitive information about the research participant, created or compiled for the research. As amended, a CoC prohibits a researcher from disclosing such information unless a specified exception applies. Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by January 9, 2020 to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance. Submit electronic or written comments on the proposed information collection burden in the draft guidance by January 24, 2020. DATES: You may submit either electronic or written comments on any guidance at any time as follows: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF-196, TANF 
Financial Reporting Form for States

AGENCY: Office of Family Assistance; 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 to renew approval of the ACF-196 Temporary Assistance for 
Needy Families (TANF) Financial Reporting Form. The ACF-196 is the form 
used by states to estimate funding needs and request grant awards under 
the TANF program. In addition, the form is used to report data in 
substantiation of state claims and to certify the availability of the 
legislatively mandated state match. ACF will use the financial data 
provided by states to estimate quarterly funding needs, calculate award 
amounts, and assess compliance with statutory and regulatory 
requirements relating to administrative costs and state matching 
requirements. No changes are proposed to the form.

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 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 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: This information collection is authorized under 
Section 411(a)(3) of the Social Security Act. This request is for 
renewal of approval to the ACF-196 form for periodic financial 
reporting under the TANF program. States participating in the TANF 
program are required by statute to report financial data on a quarterly 
basis. This form meets the legal standard and provides essential data 
on the use of federal funds. Failure to collect the data would 
seriously compromise ACF's ability to monitor program expenditures, 
estimate funding needs, and to prepare budget submissions required by 
Congress. Financial reporting under the TANF program is governed by 45 
CFR part 265.
    Respondents: TANF Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                 Instrument                   Total number of   responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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ACF-196.....................................              51                4               10            2,040
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,040.
    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:  U.S.C. Section 402 of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 602).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-25432 Filed 11-22-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-36-P