Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970-0424), 15184-15186 [2020-05500]

Download as PDF 15184 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / Notices GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–MA–2020–02; Docket No. 2020– 0002; Sequence No. 9] Revision to Foreign Gift Minimal Value Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B– 50, Foreign Gift and Decoration Minimal Value. AGENCY: GSA, in consultation with the U.S. Department of State, must redefine the minimal value of foreign gift items to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding 3-year period, as specified under the law concerning the Receipt and Disposition of Foreign Gifts and Decorations. The minimal value was last defined effective January 1, 2017, and must be redefined effective as of January 1, 2020. This bulletin cancels FMR Bulletin B– 41, ‘‘Foreign Gift and Decoration Minimal Value,’’ issued January 12, 2017, as this bulletin provides updated information on the same topic. DATES: Applicability Date: January 1, 2020. This notice applies to foreign gifts and decorations received on or after January 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact Mr. William Garrett, Director, Personal Property Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy, Office of Asset and Transportation Management, at 202– 368–8163, or by email at william.garrett@gsa.gov. Please cite Notice of GSA Bulletin FMR B–50. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Foreign gifts and decorations above the GSA-defined minimal value are handled differently than lesser-valued foreign gifts and decorations under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 7342 and FMR § 102–42. Foreign gifts and decorations above the minimal value become the property of the Federal Government and must be reported to GSA for disposal if not immediately needed by the agency for official purposes. Additionally, those items initially retained by the agencies for official use are reported to GSA upon termination of official use. The foreign gifts and decorations minimal value was last redefined effective January 1, 2017, at $390, and therefore, must be redefined as of January 1, 2020, to reflect the CPI increase of 6.35 percent for the preceding three years. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Mar 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Pursuant to FMR § 102–42.10, the approved revised minimal value will be published in an FMR Bulletin posted on OGP’s website (www.gsa.gov/ personalpropertypolicy). Calculations using the consumer prices over the past three years show that the minimal value must increase 6.35 percent from its current $390, which yields an amount of $414.77. As in previous years, GSA is rounding the amount to the nearest five dollar increments. Therefore, GSA is adjusting the new minimal value to $415.00. Per FMR § 102–42.10, an agency may, by regulation, specify a lower value than this Government-wide value for its agency employees. Jessica Salmoiraghi, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–05375 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] West Virginia 26505, Telephone: (304) 285–5975. The Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Kalwant Smagh, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives Unit, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–05374 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 6820–14–P Administration for Children and Families DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970– 0424) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)—Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), PAR 16–098, Cooperative Research Agreements to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01); Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP)—FOA, PAR 16–098, Cooperative Research Agreements to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01); March 10, 2020; and March 11, 2020, Day One: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., EDT; and Day Two: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., EDT, in the original FRN. Courtyard Marriott Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairmont Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030, Telephone: (404) 371–0201, which was published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2020, Volume 85, Number 9, page 2136. The meeting is being amended to a virtual meeting, and the meeting time has been extended to 4:00 p.m., EDT on March 11, 2020. The meeting is closed to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Turner, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC/NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Road, Mailstop G905, Morgantown, PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) collection (OMB #0970–0424, expiration 02/28/2021). There are no changes requested to this data collection. 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, ACF 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: The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / Notices was amended in 1988 to direct the Secretary of HHS to establish a national data collection and analysis program, which would make available state child abuse and neglect reporting information. HHS responded by establishing NCANDS as a voluntary national reporting system. In 1996, CAPTA was amended to require all states that receive funds from the Basic State Grant program to work with the Secretary of HHS to provide specific data elements, to the maximum extent practicable, about children who had been maltreated. Most of the required data elements were added to the NCANDS data collection. Subsequent CAPTA reauthorizations and amendments added required data elements. The current list of CAPTArequired data elements includes: 1) The number of children who were reported to the state during the year as victims of child abuse or neglect. 2) Of the number of children described in paragraph (1), the number with respect to whom such reports were— a) Substantiated; b) Unsubstantiated; or c) Determined to be false. 3) Of the number of children described in paragraph (2)— a) the number that did not receive services during the year under the state program funded under this section or an equivalent state program; b) the number that received services during the year under the state program funded under this section or an equivalent state program; and c) the number that were removed from their families during the year by disposition of the case. 4) The number of families that received preventive services, including use of differential response, from the state during the year. 5) The number of deaths in the state during the year resulting from child abuse or neglect. 6) Of the number of children described in paragraph (5), the number of such children who were in foster care. 7) a) The number of child protective service personnel responsible for the— i.) intake of reports filed in the previous year; ii.) screening of such reports; iii.) assessment of such reports; and iv.) investigation of such reports. b) The average caseload for the workers described in subparagraph (A). 8) The agency response time with respect to each report pertaining to the initial investigation of child abuse or neglect. 9) The response time with respect to the provision of services to families and children where an allegation of child abuse or neglect has been made. 10) For child protective service personnel responsible for intake, screening, assessment, and investigation of child abuse and neglect reports in the state— a) information on the education, qualifications, and training requirements established by the state for child protective service professionals, including for entry and advancement in the profession, including advancement to supervisory positions; b) data of the education, qualifications, and training of such personnel; c) demographic information of the child protective service personnel; and d) information on caseload or workload requirements for such personnel, including requirements for average number and maximum number of cases per child protective service worker and supervisor. 11) The number of children reunited with their families or receiving family preservation services that, within 5 years, result in subsequent substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect, including the death of the child. 12) The number of children for whom individuals were appointed by the court to represent the best interests of such children and the average number of out of court contacts between such individuals and children. 13) The annual report containing the summary of activities of the citizen 15185 review panels of the state required by subsection (c)(6). 14) The number of children under the care of the state child protection system who are transferred into the custody of the state juvenile justice system. 15) The number of children referred to a child protective services system under subsection (b)(2)(B)(ii). 16) The number of children determined to be eligible for referral, and the number of children referred, under subsection (b)(2)(B)(xxi), to agencies providing early intervention services under part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.). 17) The number of children determined to be victims described in subsection (b)(2)(B)(xxiv). 18) The number of infants— a) identified under subsection (b)(2)(B)(ii); b) for whom a plan of safe care was developed under subsection (b)(2)(B)(iii); and c) for whom a referral was made for appropriate services, including services for the affected family or caregiver, under subsection (b)(2)(B)(iii). The items listed under number (10), (13), and (14) are not collected by NCANDS. The Children’s Bureau proposes to continue collecting the NCANDS data through the two files of the Detailed Case Data Component, the Child File (the case-level component of NCANDS), and the Agency File (additional aggregate data, which cannot be collected at the case level). There are no proposed changes to the NCANDS data collection instruments. New data elements were added during the previous OMB clearance cycle in response to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, both of which amended CAPTA. Respondents: State governments, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Detailed Case Data Component (Child File and Agency File) ................................................................................... 52 3 106 16,536 5,512 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,512. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Mar 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 15186 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 52 / Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / Notices 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: 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05500 Filed 3–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Data Collection for the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies Project (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data collection activities conducted for the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies (NextGen) Project. The objective of this project is to identify and rigorously evaluate innovative interventions designed to promote employment and economic security among low-income individuals with complex challenges to employment. The project will include SUMMARY: an experimental impact study, descriptive study, and cost study. 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 within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: To further build the evidence around effective strategies for helping low-income individuals find and sustain employment, OPRE is conducting the NextGen Project. This project will identify and test up to 10 innovative, promising employment interventions designed to help individuals facing complex challenges secure a pathway toward economic independence. These challenges may be physical and mental health conditions, a criminal history, or limited work skills and experience. The project is actively coordinating with the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families Project (0970–0537), another OPRE project focused on strengthening ACF’s understanding of effective interventions aimed at supporting lowincome individuals to find jobs, advance in the labor market, and improve their economic security. Additionally, the project is working closely with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to incorporate a focus on employment-related early interventions for individuals with current or foreseeable disabilities who have limited work history and are potential applicants for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The NextGen Project will use a twophased approach for approval of this proposed information collection activity. In Phase 1 (current request) the research team seeks approval to formally recruit programs, to administer the informed consent form and baseline participant survey, and to collect identifying and contact information for study participants. The project intends for these data collections to be uniform across programs selected for evaluation and it does not anticipate that they will require revisions. Under Phase 2 of the request, the project will update the information collection request for the remaining instruments to tailor to each program selected for the evaluation, as needed. The proposed information collection activities cover an experimental impact study, descriptive study, and cost study. Data collection activities for the impact study include: (1) Baseline survey and identifying and contact information data collection, (2) a first follow-up survey, and (3) a second follow-up survey. Data collection activities for the descriptive study include: (1) Program service receipt tracking; (2) staff characteristics survey; (3) program leadership survey; (4) semi-structured program discussion guide (conducted with program leaders, supervisors, partners, staff, and providers); (5) semi-structured employer discussion guide (for those interventions that include an employer component); and (6) in-depth participant interviews. Data collection activities for the cost study include an Excel-based cost workbook. Respondents: Program staff, program partners, employer staff, and individuals enrolled in the NextGen Project. Program staff and partners may include case managers, health professionals, workshop instructors, job developers, supervisors, managers, and administrators. Employers may include administrators, human resources staff, and worksite supervisors. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours PHASE 1 Baseline survey & identifying and contact information— participants ....................................................................... Baseline survey & identifying and contact information— staff ................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours, Phase 1: ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Mar 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 10,000 3,333 1 0.42 1,400 200 67 50 0.42 1,407 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,807 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 17, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15184-15186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05500]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Child Abuse 
and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970-0424)

AGENCY: Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and 
Families, 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 a 3-year extension of the National Child Abuse and Neglect 
Data System (NCANDS) collection (OMB #0970-0424, expiration 02/28/
2021). There are no changes requested to this data collection.

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, ACF 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: The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

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was amended in 1988 to direct the Secretary of HHS to establish a 
national data collection and analysis program, which would make 
available state child abuse and neglect reporting information. HHS 
responded by establishing NCANDS as a voluntary national reporting 
system.
    In 1996, CAPTA was amended to require all states that receive funds 
from the Basic State Grant program to work with the Secretary of HHS to 
provide specific data elements, to the maximum extent practicable, 
about children who had been maltreated. Most of the required data 
elements were added to the NCANDS data collection. Subsequent CAPTA 
reauthorizations and amendments added required data elements. The 
current list of CAPTA-required data elements includes:
    1) The number of children who were reported to the state during the 
year as victims of child abuse or neglect.
    2) Of the number of children described in paragraph (1), the number 
with respect to whom such reports were--
    a) Substantiated;
    b) Unsubstantiated; or
    c) Determined to be false.
    3) Of the number of children described in paragraph (2)--
    a) the number that did not receive services during the year under 
the state program funded under this section or an equivalent state 
program;
    b) the number that received services during the year under the 
state program funded under this section or an equivalent state program; 
and
    c) the number that were removed from their families during the year 
by disposition of the case.
    4) The number of families that received preventive services, 
including use of differential response, from the state during the year.
    5) The number of deaths in the state during the year resulting from 
child abuse or neglect.
    6) Of the number of children described in paragraph (5), the number 
of such children who were in foster care.
    7)
    a) The number of child protective service personnel responsible for 
the--
    i.) intake of reports filed in the previous year;
    ii.) screening of such reports;
    iii.) assessment of such reports; and
    iv.) investigation of such reports.
    b) The average caseload for the workers described in subparagraph 
(A).
    8) The agency response time with respect to each report pertaining 
to the initial investigation of child abuse or neglect.
    9) The response time with respect to the provision of services to 
families and children where an allegation of child abuse or neglect has 
been made.
    10) For child protective service personnel responsible for intake, 
screening, assessment, and investigation of child abuse and neglect 
reports in the state--
    a) information on the education, qualifications, and training 
requirements established by the state for child protective service 
professionals, including for entry and advancement in the profession, 
including advancement to supervisory positions;
    b) data of the education, qualifications, and training of such 
personnel;
    c) demographic information of the child protective service 
personnel; and
    d) information on caseload or workload requirements for such 
personnel, including requirements for average number and maximum number 
of cases per child protective service worker and supervisor.
    11) The number of children reunited with their families or 
receiving family preservation services that, within 5 years, result in 
subsequent substantiated reports of child abuse or neglect, including 
the death of the child.
    12) The number of children for whom individuals were appointed by 
the court to represent the best interests of such children and the 
average number of out of court contacts between such individuals and 
children.
    13) The annual report containing the summary of activities of the 
citizen review panels of the state required by subsection (c)(6).
    14) The number of children under the care of the state child 
protection system who are transferred into the custody of the state 
juvenile justice system.
    15) The number of children referred to a child protective services 
system under subsection (b)(2)(B)(ii).
    16) The number of children determined to be eligible for referral, 
and the number of children referred, under subsection (b)(2)(B)(xxi), 
to agencies providing early intervention services under part C of the 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.).
    17) The number of children determined to be victims described in 
subsection (b)(2)(B)(xxiv).
    18) The number of infants--
    a) identified under subsection (b)(2)(B)(ii);
    b) for whom a plan of safe care was developed under subsection 
(b)(2)(B)(iii); and
    c) for whom a referral was made for appropriate services, including 
services for the affected family or caregiver, under subsection 
(b)(2)(B)(iii).
    The items listed under number (10), (13), and (14) are not 
collected by NCANDS.
    The Children's Bureau proposes to continue collecting the NCANDS 
data through the two files of the Detailed Case Data Component, the 
Child File (the case-level component of NCANDS), and the Agency File 
(additional aggregate data, which cannot be collected at the case 
level). There are no proposed changes to the NCANDS data collection 
instruments. New data elements were added during the previous OMB 
clearance cycle in response to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking 
Act of 2015 and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, 
both of which amended CAPTA.
    Respondents: State governments, the District of Columbia, and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                        Total number   Average  burden
                             Instrument                                Total number     of responses      hours  per      Total burden    Annual burden
                                                                      of respondents   per respondent      response          hours            hours
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Detailed Case Data Component (Child File and Agency File)..........              52                3              106           16,536            5,512
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,512.
    Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) 
Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper

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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: 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.)

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-05500 Filed 3-16-20; 8:45 am]
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