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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States/Territories

OMB No. 0970-0114

Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for States and Territories is required from the child care lead agency by section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508, 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for the statutorily required Plan are at 45 CFR 98.10 through 98.18. The Plan, submitted on the ACF-118, is required biennially and remains in effect for two years. This Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurances about, the State's child care program. The ACF-118 is approved through October 31, 2001 making it available to States and Territories needing to submit Plan Amendments through the end of the FY 2001 Plan Period. However, in July 2001, States and Territories will be required to submit their FY 2002-2003 Plans. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests extension of the ACF-118 with minor corrections and modifications. The Tribal Plan (ACF-118A) is not affected by this notice.

Respondents: State and Territorial Lead Agencies.Start Printed Page 53017

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
ACF-11856.5162.574,552
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours4,552

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. 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 Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. 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 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.

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Dated: August 25, 2000.

Bob Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-22298 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]

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