[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 11, 2019)]
[Page 47960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19580]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Child Support 
Enforcement Direct Funding Request: (OMB #0970-0218)

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for 
Children and Families; HHS

ACTION: Request for Public Comment.


SUMMARY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the 
Tribal IV-D plan (OMB #0970-0218, expiration 3/21/2020). There are no 
changes requested to this form.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of Section 3506(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.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 

    Description: The final rule within 45 CFR part 309, published in 
the Federal Register on March 30, 2004, contains a regulatory reporting 
requirement that, in order to receive funding for a Tribal IV-D program 
a Tribe or Tribal organization must submit a plan describing how the 
Tribe or Tribal organization meets or plans to meet the objectives of 
section 455(f) of the Social Security Act, including establishing 
paternity; establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders; and 
locating noncustodial parents. The plan is required for all Tribes 
requesting funding; however, once a Tribe has met the requirements to 
operate a comprehensive program, a new plan is not required annually 
unless a Tribe makes changes to its title IV-D program. If a Tribe or 
Tribal organization intends to make any substantial or material 
changes, a Tribal IV-D plan amendment must be submitted for approval. 
Tribes and Tribal organizations must have an approved plan and submit 
any required plan amendments in order to receive funding to operate a 
Tribal IV-D program. This paperwork collection activity is set to 
expire in March 2020.
    Respondents: Tribes and Tribal Organizations.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                      Total number    responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                                  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
45 CFR 309-Plan.................................              60               1             120           7,200
45 CFR 309-New Plan.............................               2               1             480             960
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,160.

    Comments: 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.

    Authority: 45 CFR 309.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-19580 Filed 9-10-19; 8:45 am]