Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (OMB #0970-0560), 44371-44372 [2021-17236]

Download as PDF 44371 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,622. 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: 8 U.S.C 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) (Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act), and 45 CFR 400.28(b). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17246 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) Recommendations and State SelfAssessment Survey (OMB #0970–0560) Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children AGENCY: and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting an extension to continue use of an existing information collection: The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State SelfAssessment Survey (0970–0560). No changes are proposed. 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 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 Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 mandated the NAC to develop a report describing how each state has implemented its recommendations to address sex trafficking in children and youth. The NAC proposed to administer a survey SUMMARY: allowing states to assess their progress in implementing NAC recommendations. Submissions allow states to document their efforts in the following sections: Multidisciplinary Response, Screening and Identification, Child Welfare, Service Provision, Housing, Law Enforcement and Prosecution, Judiciary, Demand Reduction, Prevention, Legislation and Regulation, Research and Data, and Funding. Each state will have the opportunity to provide a self-assessed tier ranking for each recommendation, a justification of their assessment, sources for their assessment, and the public or private nature of those sources. The survey was initially launched in March 2021 with a due date in June 2021. We are requesting an extension to allow states ample time to collaborate and compile their responses. There are no changes proposed. Respondents: State Governors, child welfare agencies, local law enforcement, and other local agencies. Annual Burden Estimates: Each state is responsible for collaborating with governors, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, child welfare agencies, and other local agencies and relevant groups to provide their selfassessment of their state’s implementation efforts. The opportunity burden is calculated below, assuming five respondents for each state: TABLE 1—OPPORTUNITY BURDEN Total number of respondents contributing for 50 states Total number of responses per respondent NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey ..................... 250 1 6.85 1,713 Estimated Opportunity Burden Totals .................................................. .......................... .......................... ........................ 1,713 Instrument Estimated Total Annual Opportunity Burden Hours: 1,713. States also have one designated point of contact responsible for aggregating information and submitting the state Average burden hours per response Total/annual burden hours response. The recordkeeping burden is calculated below: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 TABLE 2—RECORDKEEPING B Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey ..................... 50 1 40 2,000 Estimated Recordkeeping Burden Totals ............................................. .......................... .......................... ........................ 2,000 Instrument VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:59 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Total/annual burden hours 44372 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 153 / Thursday, August 12, 2021 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 2,000. 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: Pub. L. 113–183. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17236 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [0970–0557] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Cost Study of TraumaSpecific Evidence-Based Programs Used in the Regional Partnership Grants Program Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Children’s Bureau (CB), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of SUMMARY: Health and Human Services (HHS), is requesting an extension with minor changes to the approved information collection: The Cost Study of TraumaSpecific Evidence-Based Programs used in the Regional Partnership Grants (RPG) Program. This data collection request was previously approved and scheduled for spring 2021 but was delayed due to the COVID–19 pandemic. Data collection is now feasible but will extend beyond the current expiration date of November 30, 2021, so an extension is needed. Additionally, since approval, minor changes were made to the instruments to include a question in the time log to ask about virtual service delivery since the COVID–19 pandemic resulted in grantees offering virtual services. 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 infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Since 2006, CB has awarded multiple rounds of competitive grants to state and local agencies and service providers under the RPG Program. Grants are awarded to organizations such as child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers, or family court systems to develop interagency collaborations and provide services designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in or are at risk of being placed in outof-home care as a result of a parent’s or Instrument lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Aug 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Data collection will take place within a 1-year period. Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 9 90 1 1 8 3.6 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 PO 00000 Annual Burden Estimates Total number of respondents Cost Workbook ............................................................................................ Staff Survey and Time Log .......................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 402. 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 caretaker’s substance abuse. Thirty-five grantees are participating in the ongoing RPG national cross-site evaluation, which examines implementation, partnerships, outcomes, and impacts. All grantees collect data on a uniform set of performance measures and report them to CB on a semi-annual basis through a web-based system. These ongoing data collection activities are approved under OMB #0970–0527. All grantees are also required to use a portion of their funding to conduct their own ‘‘local’’ program impact evaluation. This proposed cost study adds a new and unique contribution to CB’s portfolio of evaluation activities. Although the RPG cross-site evaluation will provide evidence for the effectiveness of some interventions to address the emotional effects of trauma, more information is needed about the cost of implementing these EvidenceBased Programs (EBPs). The cost study has the key objective to determine the cost of implementing the following three select TraumaSpecific EBPs: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Seeking Safety, and TraumaFocused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. To carry out this objective, the study team will collect detailed cost information from nine RPG round four and five grantees who are implementing these selected EBPs. For each grantee, the study team will administer the following two data collection instruments: (1) A Cost Workbook used to collect comprehensive information on the cost of implementing each select program (Instrument #1), and (2) a Staff Survey and Time Log used to collect information on how program staff allocate their time (Instrument #2). Respondents: Grantee staff. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 72 330 to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (Pub. L. 112–34). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–17256 Filed 8–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–29–P Frm 00041 Total/annual burden hours E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 153 (Thursday, August 12, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; National Advisory Committee (NAC) 
Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey (OMB #0970-0560)

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 an extension to continue use of an existing information 
collection: The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of 
Children and Youth in the United States (NAC) Recommendations and State 
Self-Assessment Survey (0970-0560). No changes are proposed.

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 
[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: The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening 
Families Act of 2014 mandated the NAC to develop a report describing 
how each state has implemented its recommendations to address sex 
trafficking in children and youth. The NAC proposed to administer a 
survey allowing states to assess their progress in implementing NAC 
recommendations. Submissions allow states to document their efforts in 
the following sections: Multidisciplinary Response, Screening and 
Identification, Child Welfare, Service Provision, Housing, Law 
Enforcement and Prosecution, Judiciary, Demand Reduction, Prevention, 
Legislation and Regulation, Research and Data, and Funding. Each state 
will have the opportunity to provide a self-assessed tier ranking for 
each recommendation, a justification of their assessment, sources for 
their assessment, and the public or private nature of those sources. 
The survey was initially launched in March 2021 with a due date in June 
2021. We are requesting an extension to allow states ample time to 
collaborate and compile their responses. There are no changes proposed.
    Respondents: State Governors, child welfare agencies, local law 
enforcement, and other local agencies.
    Annual Burden Estimates: Each state is responsible for 
collaborating with governors, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, 
courts, child welfare agencies, and other local agencies and relevant 
groups to provide their self-assessment of their state's implementation 
efforts. The opportunity burden is calculated below, assuming five 
respondents for each state:

                                           Table 1--Opportunity Burden
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                                                Total number of
                                                  respondents    Total number of      Average      Total/annual
                  Instrument                      contributing    responses per    burden  hours   burden hours
                                                 for 50 states      respondent     per response
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NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment               250                1            6.85           1,713
 Survey.......................................
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    Estimated Opportunity Burden Totals.......  ...............  ...............  ..............           1,713
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    Estimated Total Annual Opportunity Burden Hours: 1,713.
    States also have one designated point of contact responsible for 
aggregating information and submitting the state response. The 
recordkeeping burden is calculated below:

                                            Table 2--Recordkeeping B
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                                                                 Total number of  Average burden
                  Instrument                    Total number of   responses per      hours per     Total/annual
                                                  respondents       respondent       response      burden hours
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NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment                50                1              40           2,000
 Survey.......................................
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    Estimated Recordkeeping Burden Totals.....  ...............  ...............  ..............           2,000
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    Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 2,000.
    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: Pub. L. 113-183.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-17236 Filed 8-11-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-47-P