Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals

 
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Federal Register: January 29, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 18)

Notices

Page 5164-5165

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Title: Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Voting Access Application and

Annual Report.

OMB No.: 0970-0326.

Description: This is a revision to include the application for the previously cleared Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Annual report.

An application is required by Federal statute (the Help America

Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Pub. L. 107-252, Section 291, Payments for

Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State

Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System must prepare an application in accordance with the program announcement.

There is no application kit; the P&As application may be in the format of its choice. It must, however, be signed by the P&As Executive

Director or the designated representative, and contain the assurances as outlined under Part I. C. Use of Funds. The P&As designated representatives may signify their agreement with the conditions/ assurances by signing and returning the assurance document Attachment

B, found in Part IV of this Instruction. The assurance document signed by the Executive Director of the P&A, or other designated person, should be submitted with the application to the Administration on

Developmental Disabilities.

An annual report is required by Federal statute (the Help America

Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Pub. L. 107-252, Section 291, Payments for

Protection and Advocacy Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State

Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System must prepare and submit an annual report at the end of every fiscal year. The report addresses the activities conducted with the funds provided during the year. The information from the annual report will be aggregated into an annual profile of how HAVA funds have been spent. The report will also provide an overview of the P&A goals and accomplishments and permit the

Administration on Developmental Disabilities to track progress to monitor grant activities.

Respondents: Protection & Advocacy Systems--All States, the

District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American

Samoa, and Guam.

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Annual Burden Estimates

Number of

Average

Instrument

Number of

responses per burden hours

Total burden respondents

respondent

per response

hours

Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Voting Access

55

1

20

1,100

Application....................................

Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Voting Access

55

1

16

880

Annual Report..................................

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,980.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families,

Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant

Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance

Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395- 6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and

Families.

Dated: January 26, 2009.

Janean Chambers,

Reports Clearance Officer.

FR Doc. E9-1925 Filed 1-28-09; 8:45 am

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