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Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB review; comment request

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The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secreatry publishes a list of information collections it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.5. The following are those information collections recently submitted to OMB.

1. National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts—NEW—The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is proposing to conduct a study which will document the evolving practices underway in the field of Child Protective Services (CPS). Specifically, State Officials will be interviewed to obtain an updated picture of current policy; a stratified random sample of 150 local CPS agencies will be surveyed and; on-site visits will be conducted at 9-12 local CPS agencies that have Start Printed Page 44146implemented innovative practices in their delivery of services. Respondent: State or Local Governments.

Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsResponsesHours per responseTotal hours
State CPS Directors6312126
Local Survey—Administration1581.579
Local Survey—Intake15811158
Local Survey—Investigation23311233
Local Survey—Other CPS Resp10011100
Local Survey—New Directions18811188
Site Visit—Director Interview121112
Site Visit—Managers161232
Site Visit—Worker Focus Group8012160
Site Visit—External Managers481296
Site Visit—Policy Review Group481296
Estimated Burden Total1,288

OMB Desk Officer: Allison Herron Eydt.

Copies of the information collection packages listed above can be obtained by calling the OS Reports Clearance Officer on (202) 690-6207. Written comments and recommendations for the proosed information collection should be sent directly to the OMB desk officer designated above at the following address: Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

Comments may also be sent to Cynthia Agens Bauer, OS Reports Clearance Officer, Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC, 20201. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: August 14, 2001.

Kerry Weems,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.

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[FR Doc. 01-21143 Filed 8-21-01; 8:45 am]

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