Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 20377 [05-7761]

Download as PDF 20377 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 19, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: Title: Title IV Foster Care Eligibility Re-Determinations and ReDeterminations of Candidacy for Foster Care. OMB No.: New collection. Description: The information collection is needed to ensure States are properly claiming title IV–E foster care maintenance payments and administrative costs for the appropriate children. A State must re-determine eligibility for title IV–E foster care and for title IV–E foster care candidacy to ensure that the State can justify requests for reimbursement incurred on behalf of these children. The Department is proposing that State agencies redetermine eligibility for title IV–E foster care every 12 months and every 6 months for candidates for title IV–E foster care. This is consistent with current policy. The information will be recorded in the child’s case file as a programmatic record of foster care maintenance payments and/or administrative expenditures. This ensures that only children who are eligible for title IV–E foster care receive payments. The Children’s Bureau does not require that a State report the information. The Children’s Bureau does not mandate the method or variety of collection techniques States may use to re-determine a child’s eligibility for title IV–E foster care or for title IV–E candidacy. Respondents: State agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response (hours) Total burden hours Title IV–E foster care eligibility re-determination ............................................. Title IV–E foster care candidacy re-determination .......................................... 264,670 144,600 1 2 0.5 0.5 132,335 144,600 Estimated Total Burden Hours ................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 276.935 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: grjohnson@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. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:12 Apr 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: April 13, 2005. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Title IV Foster Care Eligibility Re-Determinations and Re-
Determinations of Candidacy for Foster Care.
    OMB No.: New collection.
    Description: The information collection is needed to ensure States 
are properly claiming title IV-E foster care maintenance payments and 
administrative costs for the appropriate children. A State must re-
determine eligibility for title IV-E foster care and for title IV-E 
foster care candidacy to ensure that the State can justify requests for 
reimbursement incurred on behalf of these children. The Department is 
proposing that State agencies re-determine eligibility for title IV-E 
foster care every 12 months and every 6 months for candidates for title 
IV-E foster care. This is consistent with current policy. The 
information will be recorded in the child's case file as a programmatic 
record of foster care maintenance payments and/or administrative 
expenditures. This ensures that only children who are eligible for 
title IV-E foster care receive payments. The Children's Bureau does not 
require that a State report the information. The Children's Bureau does 
not mandate the method or variety of collection techniques States may 
use to re-determine a child's eligibility for title IV-E foster care or 
for title IV-E candidacy.
    Respondents: State agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of       Number of     burden hours    Total burden
                   Instrument                       respondents    responses per   per response        hours
                                                                    respondent        (hours)
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Title IV-E foster care eligibility re-                   264,670               1             0.5         132,335
 determination..................................
Title IV-E foster care candidacy re-                     144,600               2             0.5         144,600
 determination..................................
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours................  ..............  ..............  ..............         276.935
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    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: grjohnson@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.

    Dated: April 13, 2005.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7761 Filed 4-18-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-M