Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions

CourtHealth And Human Services Department,Indian Health Service
Citation87 FR 10218
Record Number2022-03823
Published date23 February 2022
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 10218-10219]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03823]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                Indian Health Service
                [OMB NO. 0917-0028]
                Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information
                Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care
                and Indian Child Care Worker Positions
                AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.
                ACTION: Notice and request for comments. Request for extension of
                approval.
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                SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
                Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this
                opportunity to comment on the information collection titled, ``Addendum
                to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care
                Worker Positions,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control
                Number 0917-0028. The IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for
                this collection, which expires on February 28, 2022. Notice regarding
                the information collection was last published in the Federal Register
                on December 13, 2021, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The
                purpose of this notice is to announce the IHS' intent to submit this
                collection to OMB and to allow 30 days for public comment to be
                submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is
                available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID: IHS_FRDOC_0001).
                DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March
                25, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed
                information collection contained in this notice, especially regarding
                the estimated public burden and associated response time to: Office of
                Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, New Executive
                Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk
                Officer for IHS.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information,
                please contact Evonne Bennett, Information Collection Clearance Officer
                at: [email protected] or 301-443-4750.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This previously approved information
                collection project was last published in the Federal Register on
                December 13, 2021, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public
                comment was received in response to the notice. This notice announces
                our intent to submit this collection, which expires February 28, 2022,
                to OMB for approval of an extension, and to solicit comments on
                specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
                 Title: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care
                and Indian Child Care Worker Positions (OMB No. 0917-0028). Type of
                Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of
                currently approved information collection, 0917-0028, Addendum to
                Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care
                Worker Positions. There are no program changes or adjustments in burden
                hours. Form(s): Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child
                Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions. Need and Use of
                Information Collection: This is a request for approval of the
                collection of information as required by section 408 of the Indian
                Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, Public Law (Pub.
                L.) 101-630 [104 Stat. 4544, 25 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3201-3210];
                34 U.S.C. 20351; and 42 CFR part 136, subpart K.
                 The IHS is required to compile a list of all authorized positions
                within the IHS where the duties and responsibilities involve regular
                contact with, or control over, Indian children; and to conduct an
                investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or
                is being considered for employment, in a position having regular
                contact with, or control over, Indian children. 25 U.S.C. 3207(a)(1)
                and (2). Section 3207(a)(3) of Title 25 requires regulations
                prescribing the minimum standards of character for individuals
                appointed to positions involving regular contact with, or control over,
                Indian children, and section 3207(b) provides that such standards shall
                ensure that no such individuals have been found guilty of, or entered a
                plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, any felonious offense, or any two
                or more misdemeanor offenses, under Federal, State, or Tribal law
                involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation,
                exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or
                offenses committed against children.
                 In addition, 34 U.S.C. 20351 (formerly codified at 42 U.S.C. 13041,
                which was transferred to 34 U.S.C. 20351) requires each agency of the
                Federal Government, and every facility operated by the Federal
                Government (or operated under contract with the Federal Government),
                that hires (or contracts for hire) individuals involved with the
                provision of child care services to children under the age of 18 to
                assure that all existing and newly hired employees undergo a criminal
                history background check. The background investigation is to be
                initiated through the personnel program of the applicable Federal
                agency. This section requires employment applications for individuals
                who are seeking work for an agency of the Federal Government, or for a
                facility or program operated by (or through contract with) the Federal
                Government, in positions involved with the provision of child care
                services to children under the age of 18, to contain a question asking
                whether the individual has ever been arrested for or charged with a
                crime involving a child, and if so, requiring a description of the
                disposition of the arrest or charge.
                 Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents:
                Individuals.
                 The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments,
                Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent,
                Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
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                 Estimated Annual Burden Hours
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                 Average Total annual
                 Number of Number of burden per burden
                 Data collection instrument(s) respondents responses per response (in responses (in
                 respondent hours) hours)
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                Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment 3,000 1 12/60 600
                 (OMB 0917-0028)................................
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                 Total....................................... 3000 .............. .............. 600
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                 There are no Capital Costs, Operating Costs, and/or Maintenance
                Costs to report.
                 Requests for Comments: Your written comments and/or suggestions are
                invited on one or more of the following points:
                 (a) Whether the information collection activity is necessary to
                carry out an agency function;
                 (b) whether the agency processes the information collected in a
                useful and timely fashion;
                 (c) the accuracy of the public burden estimate (the estimated
                amount of time needed for individual respondents to provide the
                requested information);
                 (d) whether the methodology and assumptions used to determine the
                estimates are logical;
                 (e) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
                information being collected; and
                 (f) ways to minimize the public burden through the use of
                automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
                techniques or other forms of information technology.
                Elizabeth A. Fowler,
                Acting Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
                [FR Doc. 2022-03823 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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