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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: Performance Measurement On-Line Tool (PMOTOOL).

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: The Performance Measurement On-line Tool was designed by the Children's Bureau to collect data, in an automated format, from specified discretionary grants funded by the Children's Bureau. The data collected by this instrument will be submitted by individual discretionary grantees funded under the following programs: Abandoned Infants Assistance Program, Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program, Adoption Opportunities Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Program and the Child Welfare Training Program. Grantees will submit this information on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with their semi-annual program progress report.

The purpose of this data collection is to assist the Children's Bureau in responding to the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), an OMB-mandated reporting system that focuses on quantifiable outcome measures, directly related to the expected social impact or public benefit of each Federal program. Start Printed Page 49290The Children's Bureau will use the aggregated data collected under each Federal program. The measurable outcomes will serve as evidence that the federally funded programs are making progess toward achieving broad, legislated program goals.

Respondents: All competitive discretionary grant programs funded by the Children's Bureau).

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Performance Measurement On-line ToolAbandoned Infants Assistance Program Range 30-362 per fiscal year1 hour per responseRange 60-72.
Performance Measurement On-line ToolInfant Adoption Awareness Program Ranges 4-63 per fiscal year1 hour per responseRange 8-12.
Performance Measurement On-line ToolAdoption Opportunities Program Range 45-552 per fiscal year1 hour per responseRange 90-110.
Performance Measurement On-line ToolChild Abuse and Neglect Program Range 25-322 per fiscal year1 hour per responseRange 50-64.
Performance Measurement On-line ToolChild Welfare Training Program Range 45-552 per fiscal year1 hour per responseRange 90-110.
TotalRange 149-184Range 298-368.

In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families in soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. The e-mail address is: All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comment 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 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 publication.

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Dated: August 15, 2005.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-16638 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]