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LIHEAP AT 2010-5 Comments on Extension of OMB Approval for the LIHEAP Grantee Survey

Published: April 2, 2010
Audience:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Category:
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Action Transmittal

THIS CONTAINS INFORMATION ISSUED BY THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN LIHEAP ACTION TRANSMITTAL NO. LIHEAP-AT-2010-5, DATED 4/2/10 

TO:            LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
                  GRANTEES AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
 

SUBJECT:       Comments on extension of Office of Management and
                       Budget (OMB) approval for the LIHEAP Grantee
                       Survey

 

RELATED             Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act, as amended
REFERENCES:    (Title XXVI of Public Law 97-35, the Omnibus Budget
                             Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended).

 

PURPOSE:           To request comments on the proposed renewal of the
                             LIHEAP Grantee Survey.

 

BACKGROUND:   Section 2610 of the Low Income Home Energy
                            Assistance Act, of 1981, Public Law  97-35, as
                            amended, requires the Department of Health and
                            Human services to submit annual LIHEAP report to
                            Congress.

                            We include in the report information on the sources
                            and uses of funds obligated by State grantees on
                            various LIHEAP activities.  We collect this
                            information annually through the LIHEAP Grantee
                            Survey.  This information will also be used to 
                            provide information to Congressional Committees,
                            The Department, OMB, and the White House about the
                            program.

                            Under the terms of the Paperwork reduction Act of
                            1995, agencies must receive approval from OMB for
                            each information collection activity in which the
                            same question(s) is asked of 10 or more persons,
                            even though the activity may be required by statute.
                            Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 1995 Act also requires
                            that the public be given 60 days to comment on the
                            specific details of the information collection
                            activity.  The current OMB approval for the LIHEAP
                            Grantee Survey will expire on February 28, 2011.
                            (OMB Control No. 0970-0076).

 

CONTENT:          On March 29, 2010, an information collection notice
                           was published in the Federal Register (Vol. 75 FR
                           15438), requesting comments about the proposed
                           extension of OMB approval of the LIHEAP Grantee
                           Survey.  The proposed LIHEAP Grantee Survey remains
                           essentially unchanged from the previous OMB
                           approval.  A copy of the Federal Register Notice is
                           attached (See Attachment).  LIHEAP Action
                           Transmittal 2010-2 dated 11/27/09 includes a copy
                           of the LIHEAP Grantee Survey form and the
                           instructions for completing them.

                           Comments must be received by May 29, 2010 (60 days
                           after publication of the notice.  The proposed
                           LIHEAP Grantee Survey then will be submitted to OMB
                           for review, along with a summary of the comments
                           received and actions taken on them.

                           Submission of comments on this information
                           collection is voluntary.  Comments should be
                           identified by the title of the information
                           collection.  Any grantees or interested parties
                           that wish to comment on this information collection
                           collection should send their comments to:

                           Administration for Children and Families
                          Office of Administration
                          Office of Information Services
                          370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
                          Washington, DC 20447
              
                          Attention:  ACF Reports Clearance Officer
              
                          E-mail address:  infocollection@acf.hhs.gov

 

INQUIRIES:        Katina Lawson, Program Analyst
                         Division of Energy Assistance
                         Office of Community Services, ACF, HHS
                         370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
                         Washington, D.C.  20447
                         Telephone:  (202) 401-6527
                         Fax:  (202) 401-5661
                         E-mail:  Katina.lawson@acf.hhs.gov

 

ATTACHMENT:    Federal Register Notice, Vol. 75, No. 59, Page
                           15438, published on Monday, March 29, 2010

 

 

                                   _______________/s_______________
                                   Nick St. Angelo
                                   Director
                                   Division of Energy Assistance
                                   Office of Community Services