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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice to Account Holder for Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments

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Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury.




The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Written comments must be received on or before June 12, 2020.


Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at

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Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Alexander Abawi by emailing, calling (202) 622-7214, or viewing the entire information collection request at

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Title: Notice to Account Holder for Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments.

OMB Control Number: 1505-0230.

Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection.

Description: Certain federal benefits are exempt from garnishment orders. In order to give force and effect to federal anti-garnishment statutes, financial institutions, and child support enforcement agencies must maintain records of actions taken in handling garnishments and provide notices to financial account holders.

Form: None.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions, State and Local Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 130,250.

Frequency of Response: Once.

Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 130,250.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,355 hours.

Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

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Dated: April 8, 2020.

Spencer W. Clark,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-07714 Filed 4-10-20; 8:45 am]