Submission for OMB Review; Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood-Extension (OMB #0970-0489), 16375-16376 [2021-06340]

Download as PDF 16375 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices files and credentialing as part of the survey process. B. Term of Approval Based on our review and observations described in sections III and V of this final notice, we approve TJC as a national accreditation organization for hospices that request participation in the Medicare program. The decision announced in this final notice is effective June 18, 2021 through June 18, 2025 (4 years). Due to travel restrictions and the reprioritization of survey activities brought on by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency (PHE), CMS was unable to observe a hospice survey completed by TJC surveyors as part of the application review process, which is one component of the comparability evaluation. Therefore, we are providing TJC with a shorter period of approval. Based on our discussions with TJC and the information provided in its application, we are confident that TJC will continue to ensure that its accredited hospices will continue to meet or exceed Medicare standards. While TJC has taken actions based on the findings annotated in section V.A. of this final notice, (Differences Between TJC’s Standards and Requirements for Accreditation and Medicare Conditions and Survey Requirements) as authorized under § 488.8, we will continue ongoing review of TJC’s hospice survey processes and will conduct a survey observation once the COVID–19 PHE has expired. VI. Collection of Information This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting recordkeeping or third party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). The Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Elizabeth Richter, having reviewed and approved this document, authorizes Lynette Wilson, who is the Federal Register Liaison, to electronically sign this document for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Dated: March 24, 2021. Lynette Wilson, Federal Register Liaison, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2021–06413 Filed 3–24–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood— Extension (OMB #0970–0489) 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) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests an extension to continue data collection for the Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (OMB #0970–0489; Previously titled: Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program). Information collection activities requested include interviews, focus group discussions and administrative data collection. There are no changes SUMMARY: proposed to the currently approved materials. Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision about 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. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The ACF, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) requests public comment on a proposed extension to a currently approved information collection for the Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (previously known as the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program). Activities include preliminary visits to discuss the evaluation process with program administrators and site visits to each program to speak with program leaders, partners, key stakeholders, front-line staff, and participants. These formative evaluations will determine programs’ readiness for more rigorous evaluation in the future. The activities and products from this project will help ACF to fulfill the ongoing legislative mandate for program evaluation specified in the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Respondents: Semi-structured interviews will be held with program leaders, partners, stakeholders, frontline staff, and young adults being served by the programs. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Program Staff Recruitment for Focus Group Participants ........................ Discussion Guide for program leaders ..................................................... Discussion Guide for program partners and stakeholders ....................... Discussion Guide for program front-line staff ........................................... Focus Group Guide for program participants ........................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 96 23 14 66 240 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) Average burden per response (in hours) 1 1 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM Total burden (in hours) 8 1 1 1 2 29MRN1 768 23 14 66 480 Annual burden (in hours) 384 12 7 33 240 16376 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices Authority: Title IV–E of the Social Security Act, IV–E § 477(g) (1–2), as amended by the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06340 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is requesting a three-year extension of the form: Request for Assistance (RFA) for Child Victims of Human Trafficking (OMB #0970–0362, expiration 07/31/ 2021). Minor revisions have been made to the form, including the addition of a few fields that will enable the OTIP Child Protection Specialist team to better understand the child’s specific needs, connect the child to appropriate services, and help ensure the safety of the child. SUMMARY: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects DATES: 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 Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receipt of credible information that a foreign national minor may have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons and is seeking assistance available to victims of trafficking, to promptly determine if the child is eligible for benefits and services to the same extent as refugees. HHS delegated this authority to the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP). OTIP developed a form for case managers, attorneys, law enforcement officers, child welfare workers, and other representatives to report these trafficking concerns to HHS in accordance with the TVPA of 2000, as amended, and allow for OTIP to review the concerns and determine eligibility for benefits. Specifically, the form asks the requester for their identifying information, identifying information for the child, and information describing the potential trafficking concerns. The form takes into consideration the need to compile information regarding a child’s experiences in a traumainformed and child-centered manner and assists the requester in assessing whether the child may have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons. The information provided through the completion of a Request for Assistance (RFA) for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form enables OTIP to make prompt determinations regarding a foreign national minor’s eligibility for assistance, facilitate the required consultation process should the minor receive interim assistance, and enable OTIP to assess and address potential child protection issues. OTIP also uses the information provided to respond to congressional inquiries, fulfill federal reporting requirements, and inform policy and program development that is responsive to the needs of victims. In 2019, OTIP launched Shepherd, an online case management system, to process requests for assistance and certification on behalf of foreign national minor and adult victims of trafficking. If a requester encounters issues submitting a request through Shepherd, they may submit the RFA form to OTIP as a password protected PDF to childtrafficking@acf.hhs.gov. Respondents: Representatives of governmental entities, members of the community, and nongovernmental entities providing social, legal, or protective services to foreign national minors in the United States who may have been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons. Furthermore, representatives within the community with a concern that a foreign national minor may have been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons may also use the RFA form. 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 1,200 1 1 1,200 400 Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking ............................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Authority: 22 U.S.C. 7105(b). John M. Sweet, Jr, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06450 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Phase II Evaluation Activities for 
Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster 
Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood--Extension (OMB 
#0970-0489)

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) at the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requests an extension to 
continue data collection for the Phase II Evaluation Activities for 
Implementing a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster 
Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (OMB #0970-0489; 
Previously titled: Phase II Evaluation Activities for Implementing a 
Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the Chafee Foster Care 
Independence Program). Information collection activities requested 
include interviews, focus group discussions and administrative data 
collection. There are no changes proposed to the currently approved 
materials.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a 
decision about 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 ACF, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation 
(OPRE) requests public comment on a proposed extension to a currently 
approved information collection for the Chafee Foster Care Program for 
Successful Transition to Adulthood (previously known as the Chafee 
Foster Care Independence Program). Activities include preliminary 
visits to discuss the evaluation process with program administrators 
and site visits to each program to speak with program leaders, 
partners, key stakeholders, front-line staff, and participants. These 
formative evaluations will determine programs' readiness for more 
rigorous evaluation in the future. The activities and products from 
this project will help ACF to fulfill the ongoing legislative mandate 
for program evaluation specified in the Foster Care Independence Act of 
1999.
    Respondents: Semi-structured interviews will be held with program 
leaders, partners, stakeholders, front-line staff, and young adults 
being served by the programs.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                           Number of
                                                                        Number of        responses per    Average burden
                            Instrument                                 respondents     respondent (total   per response    Total burden    Annual burden
                                                                       (total over        over request      (in hours)      (in hours)      (in hours)
                                                                     request period)        period)
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Program Staff Recruitment for Focus Group Participants............                 96                  1               8             768             384
Discussion Guide for program leaders..............................                 23                  1               1              23              12
Discussion Guide for program partners and stakeholders............                 14                  1               1              14               7
Discussion Guide for program front-line staff.....................                 66                  1               1              66              33
Focus Group Guide for program participants........................                240                  1               2             480             240
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    Authority: Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, IV-E Sec.  477(g) 
(1-2), as amended by the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-06340 Filed 3-26-21; 8:45 am]
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