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Renewal of the Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation

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Authority: Section 511(g)(1) of Title V of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 711 et seq.), as amended by Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111-148). The Committee is governed by provisions of Public Law 92-463, as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.

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ACF and HRSA announce the renewal of the Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation to provide advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“the Secretary”) on the design, plan, progress, and findings of the evaluation required under the Act.

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T'Pring Westbrook, Administration for Children and Families;

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Section 511(g) of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates an Advisory Committee to review, and make recommendations on, the design and plan for the evaluation required under the Act. To comply with the authorizing directive and guidelines under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), a charter has been filed with the Committee Management Secretariat in the General Services Administration (GSA), the appropriate committees in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the Library of Congress to establish the Advisory Board as a non-discretionary federal advisory committee. The charter was filed on January 27, 2013.

Objectives and Scope of Activities

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Assistant Secretary, ACF and Administrator, HRSA, with respect to the design, plan, progress and results of the evaluation.

Membership and Designation

The Committee shall consist of up to 25 members appointed by the Secretary. Members shall be experts in the areas of program evaluation and research, education, and early childhood development. Members shall be appointed as Special Government Employees. The committee shall also include ex-officio members representing ACF, HRSA and other agencies of the federal government designated by the Secretary as ex-officio members. The ACF Assistant Secretary and HRSA Administrator each shall recommend nominees for Co-Chairs of the Committee.

Members shall be invited to serve from the date of appointment through March 31, 2015; such terms are contingent upon the renewal of the Committee by appropriate action prior to its termination.

Administrative Management and Support

Coordination, management, and operational services shall be provided by ACF, with assistance from HRSA.

A copy of the Committee charter can be obtained from the designated contacts or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The Start Printed Page 70566Web site for the FACA database is​facadatabase/​.

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Naomi Goldstein,

Director, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, ACF.

Rebecca Slifkin,

Director, Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation, HRSA.

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[FR Doc. 2013-28324 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]