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AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to collect new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high-quality early care and education as part of the project, Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and Education (ECE–ICHQ). The study received approval for a field test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in November 2019. This request is to add a measure to the approved field test to help further assess the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality. 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. 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The resulting measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned with expectations for quality. The study received approval for a field test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in November 2019. For all previously approved materials for this study, see https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAOMBHistory?ombControlNumber= 0970-0499. This request is to add a measure to the approved field test to help further assess the associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality. The field test and this additional measure will include only remote data collection. Respondents: Teachers and aids. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Center re-engagement call and roster update for teaching staff survey Teaching staff survey .............................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600. Authority: § 658O(a)(5) as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 § 9. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–14148 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–24–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2020–D–0420] Providing Regulatory Submissions in Alternate Electronic Format; Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 125 (Friday, July 2, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Assessing the Implementation and Cost 
of High-Quality Early Care and Education: Field Test, OMB 0970-0499

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) seeks approval to collect 
new information to use in testing measures of the implementation and 
costs of high-quality early care and education as part of the project, 
Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High-Quality Early Care and 
Education (ECE-ICHQ). The study received approval for a field test to 
validate and improve the psychometric properties of these measures in 
November 2019. This request is to add a measure to the approved field 
test to help further assess the associations between measures of 
implementation, cost, and quality.

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 using the search function.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: ACF seeks approval to collect new information to use 
in testing measures of the implementation and costs of high-quality 
early care and education as part of the ECE-ICHQ

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project. The project's goal is to create a technically sound and 
feasible instrument that will provide consistent, systematic measures 
of the implementation and costs of education and care in center-based 
settings that serve children from birth to age 5. The resulting 
measures will inform research, policy, and practice by improving 
understanding of variations in what centers do to support quality, 
their associated costs, and how resources for ECE may be better aligned 
with expectations for quality. The study received approval for a field 
test to validate and improve the psychometric properties of these 
measures in November 2019. For all previously approved materials for 
this study, see https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAOMBHistory?ombControlNumber=0970-0499. This request is to add a 
measure to the approved field test to help further assess the 
associations between measures of implementation, cost, and quality. The 
field test and this additional measure will include only remote data 
collection.
    Respondents: Teachers and aids.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                    Number of
                                                  Number of       responses per     Avg. burden    Total/annual
                 Instrument                      respondents       respondent      per response     burden (in
                                                 (total over       (total over      (in hours)        hours)
                                               request period)   request period)
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Center re-engagement call and roster update                 80                 1             .50              40
 for teaching staff survey..................
Teaching staff survey.......................             1,120                 1             .50             560
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600.

    Authority: Sec.  658O(a)(5) as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 
Sec.  9.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-14148 Filed 7-1-21; 8:45 am]
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