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Proposed Projects

Title: Information Comparison with Insurance Data.

OMB No.: 0970-0342.

Description: The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 amended Section 452 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to authorize the Secretary, through the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), to conduct comparisons of information concerning individuals owing past-due child support with information maintained by insurers (or their agents) concerning insurance claims, settlements, awards, and payments. 42 U.S.C. 652(m)(1).

An insurer may choose to participate in the data comparison using one of the following methods:

  • An insurer submits information concerning claims, settlements, awards, and payments to the federal Office of Child Support and Enforcement (OCSE). OCSE compares the information with parents who owe past-due support.
  • OCSE sends a file containing information about parents who owe past-due support to the insurer, or their agent to compare with their claims, settlements, awards, and payments. The insurer or their agent sends the matches to OCSE.

On a daily basis, OCSE sends the results of the comparison in the Insurance Match Response Record to child support agencies responsible for collecting past-due support. Child support agencies use the matches to collect past-due support from the insurance proceeds.

The information collection activities pertaining to the information comparison with insurance data are authorized by:

(1) 42 U.S.C. 652(a)(9) which requires the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to operate the FPLS established by 42 U.S.C. 653(a)(1); and

(2) 42 U.S.C. 652(m) which authorizes OCSE, through the FPLS, to compare information concerning individuals owing past-due support with information maintained by insurers (or their agents) concerning insurance claims, settlements, awards, and payments, and to furnish information resulting from the data matches to the state child support agencies responsible for collecting child support from the individuals.

Respondents: Insurers or their agents, including the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies administering workers' compensation programs, and the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Insurance Match File: Monthly Reporting Electronically22120.08322
Insurance Match File: Weekly Reporting Electronically7520.08330
Insurance Match File: Daily Reporting Electronically22510.08342
Match File: Daily Reporting Manually802510.12,008
Total2,102

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,102 hours.

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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 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 Start Printed Page 26107proposed 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,

Report Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2017-11589 Filed 6-5-17; 8:45 am]

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