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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Fourth National Study of Older Americans Act Recipients

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AGENCY:

Administration on Aging, HHS.

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection requirements relating to The Fourth National Survey of Older Americans Act Service Recipients. This information collection, builds on earlier national pilot studies and performance measurement tools developed by grantees in the Performance Outcomes Measures Project (POMP). It will include consumer assessment surveys for congregate and home delivered meal nutrition program, transportation, homecare services and other Title IIIB services, and National Family Caregiver Support Program. Copies of the POMP instruments can be located at http://www.gpra.net. Information collected through this study will be used by AoA to track performance outcome measures, support budget requests; comply with Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) reporting requirements; provide information for OMB's program assessment (PART) process: Provide national benchmark information for grantees and inform program improvement and management initiatives.

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by August 7, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to: Valerie.Cook@aoa.hhs.gov.

Submit written comments on the collection of information to Administration on Aging, Washington, DC 20201.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Valerie Cook (202) 357-3583

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency request or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, AoA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. With respect to the following collection of information, AoA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AoA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of AoA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. AoA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: Recipient surveys—Respondents: Individuals; Number of Respondents 6,000; Number of Responses per Respondent: One; Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes: Total Burden for Recipients Surveys: 3,000 hours—Administrative Assistance from Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)—Number of AAAs: 250; Average Burden per Respondent: 4 hours; total Burden for AAAs: 1,000—Total Burden for Study 4,000.

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Dated: June 4, 2007.

Josefina G. Carbonell,

Assistant Secretary for Aging.

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[FR Doc. E7-11105 Filed 6-7-07; 8:45 am]

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