Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391), 45887-45888 [2020-16550]

Download as PDF 45887 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 147 / Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Notices Respondents: Forty-four states and seven territories, to include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Application ....................................................................................................... State Plan ........................................................................................................ Performance Progress Reports ....................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,896. 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: Section 513 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 713), as amended by Section 50503 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–123), which extended funding through fiscal year 2019, and was further extended by Section 3822 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Pub. L. 116–136). John M. Sweet Jr, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16527 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of Early Care and Education COVID–19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970–0391) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a two-wave SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 51 51 51 data collection as part of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) (OMB #0970–0391), which will be conducted October 2020 through June 2021. The objective of the NSECE COVID–19 Follow-up is to document the nation’s current supply of early care and education (ECE) services that is home-based providers, center-based providers, and the center-based provider workforce. In the context of the COVID– 19 pandemic, the NSECE COVID–19 Follow-up will deepen our understanding of the state of ECE supply and the ECE workforce following the initial period of crisis, including changes in supply or departures from and re-entries to the workforce. 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 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 NSECE COVID–19 Follow-up will collect information from center-based ECE providers of care to children birth through age 5 (not yet in kindergarten), home-based ECE providers that serve children under age 13, as well as the ECE workforce providing these services. The proposed collection will consist of the following three coordinated nationally representative surveys: 1. A two-wave survey of individuals who provided paid care for children under the age of 13 in a residential PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Annual number of responses per respondent 1 1 2 Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 24 40 16 1224 2040 1632 setting, as of 2019, and who participated in the 2019 NSECE (Home-based Provider Interview); 2. a two-wave survey of providers of care to children ages 0 through 5 years of age (not yet in kindergarten) in a nonresidential setting (Center-based Provider Interview), as of 2019, and who participated in the 2019 NSECE; and 3. a two-wave survey conducted with individuals employed in center-based child care programs working directly with children in classrooms (Centerbased Classroom Staff [Workforce] Interview), as of 2019, and who participated in the 2019 NSECE. The NSECE COVID–19 Follow-up will provide urgently needed information about the supply of child care and early education available to families across all income levels, including providers serving low-income families of various racial, ethnic, language, and cultural backgrounds, in diverse geographic areas. The study will also dramatically extend the available resources for understanding the national impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on the country’s ECE supply and workforce, including geographic variation therein. Accurate data on the availability and characteristics of ECE programs are essential to assess the current and changing landscape of child care and early education programs and understand the ability of the nation’s supply and workforce to meet the needs of parents of young children in the postpandemic economy, and will provide insights to advance policy and initiatives in the ECE field. Respondents: Home-based providers, as of 2019, serving children under 13 years of age (listed and unlisted paid)— regardless of their status serving children in 2020–2021; center-based child care providers, as of 2019, serving children ages 0 through 5 years of age (not yet in kindergarten)—regardless of their status serving children in 2020– 2021; and classroom-assigned instructional staff members working with children ages 0 through 5 years of age (not yet in kindergarten) in centerbased child care providers, as of 2019, E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 45888 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 147 / Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Notices regardless of their employment status in 2020–2021. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Home-based Provider Interview, Waves 1 and 2 ............................................ Center-based Provider Interview, Waves 1 and 2 .......................................... Center-based Classroom Staff (Workforce) Interview, Waves 1 and 2 .......... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,316. 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: Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9858 et seq.). John M. Sweet Jr, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Records Access Requirements for Food Facilities Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Submit written comments (including recommendations) on the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 29, 2020 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Domini Bean, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A–12M, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301–796–5733, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. OMB Control Number 0910–0560— Extension [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0016] ACTION: collection of information by August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be submitted to https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. The OMB control number for this information collection is 0910–0560. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. Recordkeeping and Records Access Requirements for Food Facilities—21 CFR 1.337, 1.345, and 1.352. BILLING CODE 4184–23–P AGENCY: 3,375 5,850 3,533 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2020–16550 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] Jkt 250001 The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 added section 414 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 350c), which requires that persons who manufacture, process, pack, hold, receive, distribute, transport, or import food in the United States establish and maintain records identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food. Sections 1.326 through 1.363 of our regulations (21 CFR 1.326 through 1.363) set forth the requirements for recordkeeping and records access. The requirement to establish and maintain records improves our ability to respond to, and further contain, threats of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1.5 1.5 1.5 Average burden hours per response .33 .33 .33 Annual burden hours 1,671 2,896 1,749 or animals from accidental or deliberate contamination of food. Information maintained under these regulations helps us identify and quickly locate contaminated or potentially contaminated food and inform the appropriate individuals and food facilities of specific terrorist threats. Our regulations require that records for non-transporters include: (1) The name and full contact information of sources, recipients, and transporters; (2) an adequate description of the food, including the quantity and packaging; and (3) the receipt and shipping dates (§§ 1.337 and 1.345). Required records for transporters include the names of consignor and consignee, points of origin and destination, date of shipment, number of packages, description of freight, route of movement and name of each carrier participating in the transportation, and transfer points through which shipment moved (§ 1.352). Existing records may be used if they contain all the required information and are retained for the required time period. Section 101 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Pub. L. 111–353) amended section 414(a) of the FD&C Act and expanded our access to records. Specifically, FSMA expanded our access to records beyond records relating to the specific suspect article of food to records relating to any other article of food that we reasonably believe is likely to be affected in a similar manner. In addition, we can access records if we believe that there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to an article of food, and any other article of food that we reasonably believe is likely to be affected in a similar manner, will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals. To gain access to these records, our officer or employee must present appropriate credentials and a written notice, at reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner. The information collection provisions of § 1.361 are exempt from OMB review under 44 U.S.C. 3518(c)(1)(B)(ii) and 5 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Survey of 
Early Care and Education COVID-19 Follow-Up (OMB #0970-0391)

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

ACTION: Request for Public Comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a two-wave 
data collection as part of the National Survey of Early Care and 
Education (NSECE) (OMB #0970-0391), which will be conducted October 
2020 through June 2021. The objective of the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up 
is to document the nation's current supply of early care and education 
(ECE) services that is home-based providers, center-based providers, 
and the center-based provider workforce. In the context of the COVID-19 
pandemic, the NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will deepen our understanding of 
the state of ECE supply and the ECE workforce following the initial 
period of crisis, including changes in supply or departures from and 
re-entries to the workforce.

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, 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 NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will collect information 
from center-based ECE providers of care to children birth through age 5 
(not yet in kindergarten), home-based ECE providers that serve children 
under age 13, as well as the ECE workforce providing these services. 
The proposed collection will consist of the following three coordinated 
nationally representative surveys:
    1. A two-wave survey of individuals who provided paid care for 
children under the age of 13 in a residential setting, as of 2019, and 
who participated in the 2019 NSECE (Home-based Provider Interview);
    2. a two-wave survey of providers of care to children ages 0 
through 5 years of age (not yet in kindergarten) in a non-residential 
setting (Center-based Provider Interview), as of 2019, and who 
participated in the 2019 NSECE; and
    3. a two-wave survey conducted with individuals employed in center-
based child care programs working directly with children in classrooms 
(Center-based Classroom Staff [Workforce] Interview), as of 2019, and 
who participated in the 2019 NSECE.
    The NSECE COVID-19 Follow-up will provide urgently needed 
information about the supply of child care and early education 
available to families across all income levels, including providers 
serving low-income families of various racial, ethnic, language, and 
cultural backgrounds, in diverse geographic areas. The study will also 
dramatically extend the available resources for understanding the 
national impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's ECE supply 
and workforce, including geographic variation therein. Accurate data on 
the availability and characteristics of ECE programs are essential to 
assess the current and changing landscape of child care and early 
education programs and understand the ability of the nation's supply 
and workforce to meet the needs of parents of young children in the 
post-pandemic economy, and will provide insights to advance policy and 
initiatives in the ECE field.
    Respondents: Home-based providers, as of 2019, serving children 
under 13 years of age (listed and unlisted paid)--regardless of their 
status serving children in 2020-2021; center-based child care 
providers, as of 2019, serving children ages 0 through 5 years of age 
(not yet in kindergarten)--regardless of their status serving children 
in 2020-2021; and classroom-assigned instructional staff members 
working with children ages 0 through 5 years of age (not yet in 
kindergarten) in center-based child care providers, as of 2019,

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regardless of their employment status in 2020-2021.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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Home-based Provider Interview, Waves 1 and 2....           3,375             1.5             .33           1,671
Center-based Provider Interview, Waves 1 and 2..           5,850             1.5             .33           2,896
Center-based Classroom Staff (Workforce)                   3,533             1.5             .33           1,749
 Interview, Waves 1 and 2.......................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,316.
    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: Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 
9858 et seq.).

John M. Sweet Jr,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-16550 Filed 7-29-20; 8:45 am]
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