[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 26 (Friday, February 7, 2020)]
[Pages 7308-7309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02386]



Administration for Children and Families

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Budget and 
Narrative Justification Template (New Collection)

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), U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), is proposing to collect expenditure estimates for the 
Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program through an optional financial 
reporting form, Tribal Budget and Narrative Justification Template. 
This optional template is designed for tribes operating an approved 
Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program to use in preparing their 
annual budget and narrative justification estimates in accordance with 
the tribal child support enforcement regulations.

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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 

    Description: To receive child support funding under 45 CFR part 
309, tribes and tribal organizations must submit the financial forms 
described in 45 CFR 309.130(b) and other forms as the Secretary may 
designate, due no later than August 1 annually. The optional Tribal 
Budget and Narrative Justification Template will help to improve 
efficiency and establish uniformity and consistency in the annual 
budget submission and review process. Tribes may use the Excel or Word 
version of the template to submit the required financial information.
    Respondents: Tribes and tribal organizations administering a Tribal 
Child Support Enforcement Program under title IV-D of the Social 
Security Act.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                   Total  number
                                   Total  number   of  responses      Average      Total  burden  Annual  burden
           Instrument                   of              per        burden hours        hours           hours
                                    respondents     respondent     per response
Tribal Budget and Narrative                   50               3              16           2,400             800
Tribal Budget and Narrative                   10               3              20             600             200

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    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

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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 

    Authority: 45 CFR part 309.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-02386 Filed 2-6-20; 8:45 am]