Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators, 38489-38490 [2021-15526]

Download as PDF 38489 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices Number of respondents (total over request period) Instrument Home-based Provider Interview, Wave 2—In ECE during focal week ........... Home-based Provider Interview, Wave 2—Not in ECE during focal week .... Center-based Provider Interview, Wave 2 spring or fall; in ECE during focal week ............................................................................................................. Center-based Provider Interview, Wave 2 spring or fall; not in ECE during focal week .................................................................................................... Center-based Provider Fall 2021 Funding Receipt Supplement ..................... Center-based Provider Interview Wave 2 fall; Centers completing in Wave 2 spring also .................................................................................................... (Center-based) Workforce Interview—Wave 2; In ECE during Focal Week .. (Center-based) Workforce Interview—Wave 2; Not in ECE during Focal Week ............................................................................................................ Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,774. 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 (CCDBG) Act of 1990 as amended by the CCDBG Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–186). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. BILLING CODE 4184–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting approval for a new information collection: National Human SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 0.35 0.25 709 126 3,291 1 0.38 1,251 1,097 1,255 1 1 0.22 0.20 241 251 1,136 1,775 1 1 0.29 0.37 329 657 874 1 0.24 210 Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: Description: Section 107(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended at 22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)(ii), authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a grant for a national communication system—the NHTH—to assist victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons in seeking help, receiving referrals, and reporting potential trafficking cases. HHS made an award in the form of a Cooperative Agreement to a single, competitively selected grantee to maintain and support operation of the NHTH throughout the United States and U.S. territories. The NHTH is a toll-free hotline that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The Cooperative Agreement delineates the roles and responsibilities for the administration of the grant program, which include: Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden (in hours) 1 1 Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators. PO 00000 Average burden per response (in hours) 2,025 506 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2021–15508 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] Number of responses per respondent (total over request period) 1. Operating the NHTH with experienced and trained anti-trafficking advocates; 2. Operating the NHTH website and responding to online signals; 3. Promoting NHTH services to increase the identification and protection of victims of severe forms of human trafficking; 4. Providing timely information and service referrals to human trafficking victims using a trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate approach; 5. Notifying law enforcement agencies of potential cases of human trafficking as well as instances when a trafficking victim is in imminent danger; and 6. Documenting emerging trafficking schemes to assist in the detection and investigation of trafficking cases. The NHTH grantee collects information about signalers (individuals who contact the hotline) and from signalers regarding potential victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and human trafficking cases. Given the unique relationship the NHTH has to the public, OTIP is seeking clearance to collect information about and from these signalers that will be summarized and reported to OTIP by the NHTH grantee in the aggregate. The NHTH Performance Indicators information collection will provide data for OTIP to assess the extent to which the grantee meets required program activities to: • Ensure potential victims of trafficking remain able to access assistance by constantly monitoring and mitigating factors impacting NHTH operations; • Assist the grantee to assess and improve their project over the course of the project period; • Disseminate insights related to human trafficking cases and trends to inform anti-trafficking strategies and policies; and E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 38490 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices • Provide information to Congress, other federal agencies, stakeholders, the public, and other countries on the aggregate outputs and outcomes of the NHTH operations. Respondents: Potential victims, representatives of governmental entities, law enforcement, first responders, members of the community, representatives of nongovernmental entities providing social, legal, or protective services to individuals in the United States who may have been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons utilize the NHTH as signalers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents (signalers) Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours 585,300 1 0.43333333 253,630 84,543 National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators .......................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,543. 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: 22 U.S.C. 7105. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15526 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022) (OMB #0970–0354) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks approval to continue to collect descriptive information for the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2022 (Baby FACES 2022). This information collection is to provide nationally representative data on Early Head Start (EHS) programs, centers, classrooms, staff, and families to guide program planning, technical assistance, and research. This data collection will complete the previously approved second round of data collection originally planned to take place in 2020 (OMB 0970–0354). The work began in early 2020 but had to be postponed after only 3 weeks due to the COVID–19 pandemic. No changes are proposed to the currently approved information collection materials. DATES: 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Baby FACES 2018 and 2022 build upon a prior study (Baby FACES 2009; OMB 0970–0354) that longitudinally followed two cohorts of children through their experience in the program. While the 2009 study provided a great deal of information about program participation over time and about services received by children and families, it did not allow for national level estimates of service quality or inferences about children who enter the program after 15 months of age. To fill these knowledge gaps and to answer additional questions about how programs function, the design for the information collection in 2022 will refresh the nationally representative cross-sectional sample of programs, centers, home visitors, teachers, classrooms, children, and families that was used in Baby FACES 2018. Freshening the sample will allow new programs that came into being since 2018 a chance to enter the study. This design allows for nationally representative estimates at all levels at a point in time and includes the entire age span of enrolled children. The goal of this work is to obtain updated information on EHS programs and understand better how program processes support relationships (e.g., between home visitors and parents, between parents and children, and between teachers and children) that are hypothesized to lead to improved child and family outcomes. Respondents: EHS program directors, child care center directors, teachers and home visitors, and parents of enrolled children. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Human 
Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators

AGENCY: Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children 
and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting approval for a new information collection: National Human 
Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Administration for Children and Families 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: Section 107(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000, as amended at 22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)(ii), 
authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a 
grant for a national communication system--the NHTH--to assist victims 
of severe forms of trafficking in persons in seeking help, receiving 
referrals, and reporting potential trafficking cases.
    HHS made an award in the form of a Cooperative Agreement to a 
single, competitively selected grantee to maintain and support 
operation of the NHTH throughout the United States and U.S. 
territories. The NHTH is a toll-free hotline that operates 24 hours a 
day, every day of the year.
    The Cooperative Agreement delineates the roles and responsibilities 
for the administration of the grant program, which include:
    1. Operating the NHTH with experienced and trained anti-trafficking 
advocates;
    2. Operating the NHTH website and responding to online signals;
    3. Promoting NHTH services to increase the identification and 
protection of victims of severe forms of human trafficking;
    4. Providing timely information and service referrals to human 
trafficking victims using a trauma-informed, person-centered, 
culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate approach;
    5. Notifying law enforcement agencies of potential cases of human 
trafficking as well as instances when a trafficking victim is in 
imminent danger; and
    6. Documenting emerging trafficking schemes to assist in the 
detection and investigation of trafficking cases.
    The NHTH grantee collects information about signalers (individuals 
who contact the hotline) and from signalers regarding potential victims 
of a severe form of trafficking in persons and human trafficking cases. 
Given the unique relationship the NHTH has to the public, OTIP is 
seeking clearance to collect information about and from these signalers 
that will be summarized and reported to OTIP by the NHTH grantee in the 
aggregate. The NHTH Performance Indicators information collection will 
provide data for OTIP to assess the extent to which the grantee meets 
required program activities to:
     Ensure potential victims of trafficking remain able to 
access assistance by constantly monitoring and mitigating factors 
impacting NHTH operations;
     Assist the grantee to assess and improve their project 
over the course of the project period;
     Disseminate insights related to human trafficking cases 
and trends to inform anti-trafficking strategies and policies; and

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     Provide information to Congress, other federal agencies, 
stakeholders, the public, and other countries on the aggregate outputs 
and outcomes of the NHTH operations.
    Respondents: Potential victims, representatives of governmental 
entities, law enforcement, first responders, members of the community, 
representatives of nongovernmental entities providing social, legal, or 
protective services to individuals in the United States who may have 
been subjected to severe forms of trafficking in persons utilize the 
NHTH as signalers.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Total number of  Total number of  Average  burden
                             Instrument                                respondents     responses per      hours per       Total burden    Annual burden
                                                                       (signalers)       respondent        response          hours            hours
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National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) Performance Indicators...         585,300                1       0.43333333          253,630           84,543
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,543.
    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: 22 U.S.C. 7105.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-15526 Filed 7-20-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-47-P