Submission for OMB Review; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions; (OMB #0970-0323), 50361 [2021-19299]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions; (OMB #0970– 0323) Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families is proposing revisions to an approved information collection Child Care Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions (OMB #0970–0323, expiration 10/31/ 2021). There are minor changes requested to the form. 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 SUMMARY: 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: Section 2 of the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA) provides for estimates and reports of improper payments by federal agencies. Subpart K of 45 CFR, Part 98 of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) requires states to prepare and submit a report of errors occurring in the administration of CCDF grant funds once every 3 years. The Office of Child Care (OCC) is completing the fifth 3-year cycle of case record reviews to meet the requirements for reporting under PIIA. The current data collection forms and instructions expire October 31, 2021. As part of the renewal process, OCC has revised the document with minor changes that do not change the methodology, but provide respondents with additional guidance, clarification, and support to facilitate completeness and accuracy of the required data submissions. Clarifying language and a question have been added to the revised 50361 document to support Lead Agencies that administer all or part of the CCDF program through other governmental or non-governmental agencies to include the following: • In Section 1 Introduction on page 2, a subsection ‘‘Considerations for Administering CCDF Through Other Agencies’’ was added to describe how Lead Agency responsibilities in administering the CCDF program through other entities apply to the error rate review process. • In Section III Creating the Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan on page 11, and the Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan Report template (Attachment 1), a new item was added at Item 3g Case Review Logistics to request information about how a Lead Agency accesses documents stored by other entities if part of eligibility is determined by the other entity. OCC is particularly interested in feedback about the clarity of these instructions and the ease and accuracy with which respondents can provide information on accessing documents stored by other entities. Respondents: State grantees, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Sampling Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan ........................................................................... Record Review Worksheet .................................................. State Improper Payments Report ........................................ Corrective Action Plan ......................................................... 52 52 52 5 1 276 1 a2 106 6.33 639 156 5,512 90,848 33,228 1,560 1,837 30,283 11,076 520 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ......................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 43,716 a The total number of responses per respondent ranges from one to three, depending on how long it takes respondents to reduce the Improper Payment Rate to below the threshold. Respondents submit a Corrective Action Plan that covers a 1-year period; at the end of each year, if respondents have not reduced the Improper Payment Rate to below the threshold, they submit a new Corrective Action Plan for the following year. An average of two responses per respondent is used to calculate annual burden estimates. (Authority: 45 CFR part 98, subpart K) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. 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This request includes a reporting form and associated instructions for financial information to be completed by grant recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Pandemic Emergency SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Child Care Improper Payments Data 
Collection Instructions; (OMB #0970-0323)

AGENCY: Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, 
HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families is proposing 
revisions to an approved information collection Child Care Improper 
Payments Data Collection Instructions (OMB #0970-0323, expiration 10/
31/2021). There are minor changes requested to the form.

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: Section 2 of the Payment Integrity Information Act of 
2019 (PIIA) provides for estimates and reports of improper payments by 
federal agencies. Subpart K of 45 CFR, Part 98 of the Child Care and 
Development Fund (CCDF) requires states to prepare and submit a report 
of errors occurring in the administration of CCDF grant funds once 
every 3 years.
    The Office of Child Care (OCC) is completing the fifth 3-year cycle 
of case record reviews to meet the requirements for reporting under 
PIIA. The current data collection forms and instructions expire October 
31, 2021. As part of the renewal process, OCC has revised the document 
with minor changes that do not change the methodology, but provide 
respondents with additional guidance, clarification, and support to 
facilitate completeness and accuracy of the required data submissions.
    Clarifying language and a question have been added to the revised 
document to support Lead Agencies that administer all or part of the 
CCDF program through other governmental or non-governmental agencies to 
include the following:
     In Section 1 Introduction on page 2, a subsection 
``Considerations for Administering CCDF Through Other Agencies'' was 
added to describe how Lead Agency responsibilities in administering the 
CCDF program through other entities apply to the error rate review 
process.
     In Section III Creating the Sampling Decisions, 
Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan on page 11, and the Sampling 
Decisions, Assurances, and Fieldwork Preparation Plan Report template 
(Attachment 1), a new item was added at Item 3g Case Review Logistics 
to request information about how a Lead Agency accesses documents 
stored by other entities if part of eligibility is determined by the 
other entity.
    OCC is particularly interested in feedback about the clarity of 
these instructions and the ease and accuracy with which respondents can 
provide information on accessing documents stored by other entities.
    Respondents: State grantees, the District of Columbia, and Puerto 
Rico.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                   Total number   Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    of responses      hours per     Total burden    Annual burden
                                  of respondents  per respondent     response          hours           hours
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Sampling Decisions, Assurances,               52               1             106           5,512           1,837
 and Fieldwork Preparation Plan.
Record Review Worksheet.........              52             276            6.33          90,848          30,283
State Improper Payments Report..              52               1             639          33,228          11,076
Corrective Action Plan..........               5           \a\ 2             156           1,560             520
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    Estimated Total Annual        ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          43,716
     Burden Hours...............
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\a\ The total number of responses per respondent ranges from one to three, depending on how long it takes
  respondents to reduce the Improper Payment Rate to below the threshold. Respondents submit a Corrective Action
  Plan that covers a 1-year period; at the end of each year, if respondents have not reduced the Improper
  Payment Rate to below the threshold, they submit a new Corrective Action Plan for the following year. An
  average of two responses per respondent is used to calculate annual burden estimates.

(Authority: 45 CFR part 98, subpart K)

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-19299 Filed 9-7-21; 8:45 am]
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