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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: Interstate Referral Guide (IFR).

OMB No.: 0970-0209.

Description: The Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG) is a centralized and automated repository of state and Tribal profiles, which contain high-level descriptions of each state and Tribe's child support enforcement (CSE) program. These profiles provide state and Tribal CSE agencies, and foreign countries with an effective and efficient method for updating and accessing information needed to process intergovernmental child support cases.

Respondents: All state and Tribal CSE agencies; foreign countries and Canadian provinces with federal reciprocity; and, with limited access, the general public.Start Printed Page 71979

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
IFG (States and Territories)54180.30291.60
IFR: State User Guide—Foreign Countries2620.105.20
IFR: Tribal Profile Guidance52180.30280.80

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 577.60.

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. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-29913 Filed 11-18-11; 8:45 am]

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