[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 245 (Monday, December 22, 1997)]
[Page 66868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33355]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; 
Comment Request

    The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary will periodically publish summaries of proposed information 
collections projects and solicit public comments in compliance with the 
requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. To request more information on the project or to obtain a copy of 
the information collection plans and instruments, call the OS Reports 
Clearance Officer on (202) 690-6207.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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.

Proposed Projects 1

    Evaluation of the Proposed Cash and Counseling Demonstration--New--
Cash and Counseling is a consumer directed care model for individuals 
with physical or developmental disabilities. A demonstration project 
utilizing this model has been proposed. The Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is planning to engage in an 
information collection for the purpose of evaluating this 
demonstration. Respondents: Individuals or Households; Burden 
Information for Baseline Interview--Number of Respondents: 15,250; 
Burden per Response: .62 hours; Total Burden for Baseline: 9,455 
hours--Burden Information for Four-Month Treatment Group Interview-- 
Number of Respondents: 7,245; Burden per Response: .5 hours; Total 
Burden for Four-Month Treatment Group Interview: 3,622 hours--Burden 
Information for Eight-Month Treatment Group Interview--Number of 
Respondents: 6,900; Burden per Response: .58 hours; Total Burden for 
Eight-Month Treatment Group Interview: 4,002 hours--Burden Information 
for Nine-Month Followup Interview--Number of Respondents: 13,800; 
Burden per Response: .75 hours; Total Burden for Nine-Month Followup: 
10,350 hours--Total Burden for Project: 27,429 hours.
    Send comments to Cynthia Agens Bauer, OS Reports Clearance Officer, 
Room 503H, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington 
DC, 20201. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 

    Dated: December 4, 1997.
Dennis P. Williams,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget.
[FR Doc. 97-33355 Filed 12-19-97; 8:45 am]