Submission for OMB Review; National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970-0424), 37663-37664 [2020-13402]

Download as PDF 37663 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices Background and Brief Description Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health related conditions are ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissibility on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for visa. CDC uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. CDC is removing information collection form 4.422–1a in this revision, because CDC no longer uses this form to receive information about the evaluation report of an applicant who received a waiver. Since this form is no longer being used, the estimated annual total burden hours decreased by 67 hours, from 100 to 33 annual burden hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Form name Physician ......................................................... CDC 4.422–1 ................................................. Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2020–13489 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (OMB #0970–0424) 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) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 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 SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents Type of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 200 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden per response (in hours) 10/60 (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 E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 37664 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices (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 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. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 5101 et seq. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–13402 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (OMB #0970– 0338) Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Work Participation (formerly titled the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 TANF Final Rule; OMB #0970–0338). Information collections include the TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the Separate State Program (SSP)—Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/Corrective Compliance Documentation Process. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF is requesting a 3year extension of the following information collections: TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the SSP–MOE Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/ Corrective Compliance Documentation Process (OMB #0970–0338). The data and information from these reports and processes are used for program analysis and oversight, including the calculation and administration of the work participation rate and associated penalties. Congress provides federal funds to operate TANF programs in the states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for approved federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native Villages. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change. Respondents: The 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; 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) in the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 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 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: The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) 
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

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    (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 of  Average  burden
                            Instrument                              Total number of    responses per      hours  per      Total burden    Annual burden
                                                                      respondents       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.

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

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-13402 Filed 6-22-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-29-P