[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 172 (Friday, September 5, 2014)]
[Pages 53071-53072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21137]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Office of Head Start (OHS) Information Collection Form.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Head Start Program Performance Standards (45 CFR 
parts 1304.22(a)(3) and 1306.35(a)(4)(b)(1)) mandate that Head Start 
programs develop emergency preparedness plans and conduct periodic 
drills to ensure they have protocols in place, supported by policies 
and procedures, to ensure they can evacuate Head Start centers in an 
orderly fashion in the event of a disaster or public health emergency. 
OHS must ensure that contingency plans are in place prior, during and 
after a nationally declared disaster; and, that Head Start programs 
have arrangements (memorandums of understanding) with other community 
based organizations for shelter in place at alternative locations. The 
Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), which President Obama signed 
in 2011, provides Federal guidance and planning procedures under 
established phases--Protection, Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and 
Mitigation. The data collected in the Information Collection Form 
addresses the areas of Response and Recovery.
    Respondents: Head Start and Early Head Start program grant 

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                                Average  burden
                                                 Number of        Number of        hours  per      Total burden
                 Instrument                     respondents     responses per       response          hours
                                                                  respondent       (minutes)        (minutes)
OHS Information Collection Form.............             * 1                1               30               30
* The estimate above is based on a single disaster. The estimate is for a Head Start program with 1 center when
  all questions are applicable, depending on the type of disaster all questions may not be applicable; therefore
  the burden hours may be shorter. For Head Start programs with more than 1 center the burden hours may be
  longer. The number of respondents may increase based on the size of the disaster area.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 Minutes.
    An estimate of the number of disasters that would warrant data 
collection is unavailable due to unpredictable nature of disasters. For 
example, in 2012, there were 95 disasters nationwide but ACF's Office 
of Human Services Emergency Preparedness Response did not collect data 
on all of them because they had minimal effects on ACF programs.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: [email protected]. 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

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comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-21137 Filed 9-4-14; 8:45 am]