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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects:

Title: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF/National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) Match Results Report.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: Section 453(j)(3) of the Social Security Act (the Act) allows for matching between NDNH (maintained by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and State TANF agencies for the purpose of carrying out responsibilities under programs funded under part A of Title IV of the Act. To assist OCSE and the Office of Family Assistance in measuring savings to the TANF program of Family Assistance in measuring savings to the TANF program attributable to the use of NDNH data matches, the State TANF agencies have agreed to provide OCSE with a written description of the performance outputs and outcomes attributable to the State TANF agencies' use of NDNH match results. This information will help OCSE demonstrate how the NDNH supports the President's Management Agenda as well as OCSE's mission and strategic goals.

Respondents: State TANF Agencies.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
TANF/NDNH Match Results Report404.1727

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27

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 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: February 16, 2006.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 06-1699 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]