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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).

OMB No.: 0970-0380.

Description: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010, also known as health care reform, amends Title V of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701 et seq.) as amended by sections 2951 and 2952(c), by adding section 513, authorizing the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, Public Law 111-148, which adds the new PREP Start Printed Page 57035formula grant program. The purpose of this program is to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs); and at least three adulthood preparation subjects. The Personal Responsibility Education grant program funding is available for fiscal years 2010 through 2014.

An emergency request is being made to solicit comments from the public on paperwork reduction as it relates to ACYF's receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application for Mandatory Formula Grant State Plan; Performance Progress Report.

Respondents: 50 States and 9 Territories, to include, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Application, to include program narrative591241,416
State Plan591402,360
Performance Progress Reports595164,720

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,496

In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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: 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: September 14, 2010

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-23200 Filed 9-16-10; 8:45 am]