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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 for FY 2006-2007.

OMB No.: 0970-0114.

Description: The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan (the Plan) for States and Territories is required from each CCDF Lead Agency in accordance with Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended (Pub. L. 101-508, Pub. L. 104-193, and 42 U.S.C. 9858). The implementing regulations for the statutorily required Plan are set forth 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. The Plan provides ACF and the public with a description of, and assurance about, the State's or the Territory's child care program. The ACF-118 is currently approved through May 31, 2006, making it available to States and Territories needing to submit Plan Amendments through the end of the FY 2005 Plan Period. However, in July 2005, States and Territories will be required to submit their FY 2006-2007 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 CCDF Lead Agencies.

Annual Burden Estimates

instrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
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Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,552.

In compliance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: 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: December 13, 2004.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-27584 Filed 12-16-04; 8:45 am]