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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: Voluntary Surveys of Program Partners to Implement Executive Order 12862.

OMB No.: 0980-0266.

Description: Under the provisions of the Federal Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting clearance for instruments to implement Executive Order 12862 within ACF. The purpose of the data collection is to obtain customer satisfaction information from those entities who are funded to be ACF's partners in the delivery of services to the American public. ACF partners are those entities that receive funding to deliver services or assistance from ACF programs. Examples of partners are State and local governments, Territories, service providers, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, grantees, researchers or other intermediaries serving target populations identified by and funded directly or indirectly by ACF. The surveys will obtain information about how well ACF is meeting the needs of its partners in operating the programs.

Respondents: State, local, Tribal governments or not-for-profit organizations.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
State Governments, Territories and District of Columbia54101540
Head Start Grantees and Delegates2001.5100
Other Discretionary Grant Programs20010.51,000
Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations2510.5125

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,765.

In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is 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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer, E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

The Department specifically requests comments 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 the 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 this publication.

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Dated: July 18, 2007.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 07-3576 Filed 7-23-07; 8:45 am]

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