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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Tribal Child Support Enforcement Direct Funding Request: (OMB #0970-0218)

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Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for Children and Families; HHS


Request for Public Comment.


The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Tribal IV-D plan (OMB #0970-0218, expiration 3/21/2020). There are no changes requested to this form.


Comments due within 60 days of publication. 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 emailing Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection.

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Description: The final rule within 45 CFR part 309, published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004, contains a regulatory reporting requirement that, in order to receive funding for a Tribal IV-D program a Tribe or Tribal organization must submit a plan describing how the Tribe or Tribal organization meets or plans to meet the objectives of section 455(f) of the Social Security Act, including establishing paternity; establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders; and locating noncustodial parents. The plan is required for all Tribes requesting funding; however, once a Tribe has met the requirements to operate a comprehensive program, a new plan is not required annually unless a Tribe makes changes to its title IV-D program. If a Tribe or Tribal organization intends to make any substantial or material changes, a Tribal IV-D plan amendment must be submitted for approval. Tribes and Tribal organizations must have an approved plan and submit any required plan amendments in order to receive funding to operate a Tribal IV-D program. This paperwork collection activity is set to expire in March 2020.

Respondents: Tribes and Tribal Organizations.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentTotal number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseAnnual burden hours
45 CFR 309-Plan6011207,200
45 CFR 309-New Plan21480960
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,160.

Comments: 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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Authority: 45 CFR 309.

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Mary B. Jones,

ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-19580 Filed 9-10-19; 8:45 am]