Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF-196T, Tribal TANF Financial Report (OMB #0970-0345), 71952-71953 [2019-28090]

Download as PDF 71952 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument Annex B: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex C: Application for Establishment of a Decision, including restricted information on the Applicant ........................................................................ Annex C: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex D: Application for Modification of a Decision, including Restricted Information on the Applicant ........................................................................... Annex D: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex E: Financial Circumstances Form ........................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,001. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 654(20) and 666(f). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–28109 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF–196T, Tribal TANF Financial Report (OMB #0970–0345) Office of Family Assistance; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: Form ACF–196T is used by tribes to report expenditures for the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will use the financial data provided by tribes to estimate quarterly funding needs, calculate SUMMARY: Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 54 36 .33 642 54 54 4 9 .5 .33 108 160 54 54 54 4 9 45 .5 .33 2 108 160 4,860 award amounts, and assess compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. ACF is requesting an extension with no changes to the form and minor updates to the instructions. 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 (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: Tribes use Form ACF– 196T to report expenditures for the Tribal TANF grant. Authority to collect and report this information is found in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104–193. Tribal entities with approved tribal plans for implementation of the TANF program are required under Section 412(h) of the Social Security Act to report financial data. Form ACF–196T provides for the collection of data regarding federal expenditures. Failure to collect this data would seriously compromise ACF’s ability to monitor expenditures. This information is also used to estimate outlays and may be used to prepare ACF budget submissions to Congress. Financial management of the program would be seriously compromised if the expenditure data were not collected. 45 CFR part 286 Subpart E requires the strictest controls on funding requirements, which necessitates review of documentation in support of tribal expenditures for reimbursement. Comments received from previous efforts to implement a similar Tribal TANF Report Form ACF–196T were used to guide ACF in the development of the product presented with this submittal. Respondents: All approved Tribal TANF Agencies. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Form Total number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours ACF–196T ........................................................................................................ 72 4 1.5 432 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 432. Comments: In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–28090 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–36–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; SHIP–SMP Survey of Group Outreach and Education Events, Formerly the ‘‘Senior Medicare Program National Beneficiary Survey’’, OMB #0985–0056 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 (the 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 notice solicits comments on the Proposed Revision and solicits comments on the information collection requirements related to the ‘‘National SHIP–SMP Beneficiary Survey of Group Outreach and Education Events’’. DATES: Comments on the collection of information must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. (EST) or postmarked by February 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Sara Vogler. Submit written comments on the collection of information to Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Sara Vogler. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Vogler, Administration for Community khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Living, Washington, DC 20201, 202– 795–7461, Sara.Vogler@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. ‘‘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. 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. The SHIP–SMP Survey of Group Outreach and Education Events is a survey of individuals who attend outreach and education events provided by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) or Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). These events help Medicare beneficiaries understand their Medicare benefits and options. These events also increase the ability of beneficiaries to identify fraud, waste, and abuse within health care programs generally, and Medicare/Medicaid specifically. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) was created under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. This section of the law authorized the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make grants to states to establish and maintain health insurance advisory service programs for PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71953 Medicare beneficiaries. Grant funds were made available to support information, counseling, and assistance activities related to Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance options. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program was authorized in 1997 under Titles II and IV of the Older Americans Act, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriation Act of 1997 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The SMP mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers, to prevent, detect, and report suspected healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMP grantees support ACL’s goals of promoting increased choice and greater independence among older adults and individuals with disabilities. SMP activities enhance the financial, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing of older adults, thereby increasing their capacity to maintain security in retirement and make better financial and healthcare choices. SHIP–SMP grantees provide group outreach and education through presentation events, and this collection will survey the attendees of those events. The SHIP–SMP Survey of Group Outreach and Education Events will focus on group outreach and education events and the individuals who attend them, to determine if the target audience is satisfied with the information they are receiving. This is a renewal of the existing Senior Medicare Program National Beneficiary Survey, which received clearance on August 28, 2017, with ICR Reference Number 201702– 0985–003 and OMB Control Number 0985–0056. That survey was conducted over a three-year period beginning on October 1, 2017, and will conclude on March 30, 2020. To date, the Senior Medicare Program National Beneficiary Survey has generated over 5000 responses, all of which were submitted anonymously and voluntarily. ACL requests renewal of the survey to continue the collection performed in Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Reports developed for FY18 and FY19 participants have provided an overall measure of presentation attendee satisfaction and have provided insight into the relationship between presentation inputs (information provided, access to presentations) and overall satisfaction. The renewed survey will include both SHIP and SMP presentations and will survey every participating state and territory at least once each year. To generate a sample with a 95% confidence level at the national level E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Form ACF-196T, Tribal 
TANF Financial Report (OMB #0970-0345)

AGENCY: Office of Family Assistance; Administration for Children and 
Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: Form ACF-196T is used by tribes to report expenditures for the 
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant. The 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will use the financial 
data provided by tribes to estimate quarterly funding needs, calculate 
award amounts, and assess compliance with statutory and regulatory 
requirements. ACF is requesting an extension with no changes to the 
form and minor updates to the instructions.

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: Tribes use Form ACF-196T to report expenditures for 
the Tribal TANF grant. Authority to collect and report this information 
is found in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193. Tribal entities with 
approved tribal plans for implementation of the TANF program are 
required under Section 412(h) of the Social Security Act to report 
financial data. Form ACF-196T provides for the collection of data 
regarding federal expenditures. Failure to collect this data would 
seriously compromise ACF's ability to monitor expenditures. This 
information is also used to estimate outlays and may be used to prepare 
ACF budget submissions to Congress. Financial management of the program 
would be seriously compromised if the expenditure data were not 
collected. 45 CFR part 286 Subpart E requires the strictest controls on 
funding requirements, which necessitates review of documentation in 
support of tribal expenditures for reimbursement. Comments received 
from previous efforts to implement a similar Tribal TANF Report Form 
ACF-196T were used to guide ACF in the development of the product 
presented with this submittal.
    Respondents: All approved Tribal TANF Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of      Average burden
                    Form                      Total number of   responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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ACF-196T....................................              72                4              1.5              432
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 432.
    Comments: In compliance with the requirements of Section 
506(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: ACF 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

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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. 2019-28090 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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