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OMB No.: 0980-0267.

Description: Section 479 of title IV-E of the Social Security Act directs States to establish and implement an adoption and foster care reporting system. The data are used for a number of reasons, including responding to Congressional requests for current data on children in foster care or those who have been adopted; responding to questions and requests from other Federal departments and agencies; trend analyses and short- and long-term planning; targeting areas for greater or potential technical assistance efforts; and determining and assessing outcomes for children and families.

Respondents: States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.Start Printed Page 36643

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
AFCARS (Electronic Format)5222,972.89309,077

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 309,077.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection maybe obtained 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: grjohnson@acf,

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF, E-mail:

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Dated: June 20, 2005.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-12515 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]