Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority, 28494 [E7-9671]

Download as PDF 28494 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices developed for each child receiving services under the Act. Title IV–B provides for child welfare services funding and title IV–E provides for foster care maintenance payments for eligible children. Sections 442(b)(2) and (8)(A)(ii) of the Act require States to coordinate services and assistance under Federal programs, including titles IV–B and IV–E, and to ensure that States are operating a case review system that meets the review system that meets the requirements of section 475(5) of the Act. Title IV–E funding, Section 471(a) of the Act, requires that State plans provide for the development of a case plan for each child receiving foster care maintenance payments and provide for a case review system that meets the requirements described in section 475(5)(B) of the Act with respect to each child. The case plan is a written document that provides a narrative description of the child-specific program of care that addresses the needs of each child regarding safety, permanency and wellbeing. Federal regulations at 45 CFR 1356.21(g) and section 475(1) of the Act delineate the specific information that should be addressed in the case plan. ACF neither specifies a recordkeeping format for the case plan nor requires submission of the case plan to the Federal Government. Case plan information is recorded in a format developed and maintained by State child welfare agencies. Case plans are periodically reviewed under the purview of State case review systems. In computing the number of burden hours for this information collection, ACF based the annual burden estimates on States’ experiences in developing case plans. Respondents: State title IV–B and title IV–E Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number for responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Case Plan ........................................................................................................ pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Instrument 701,461 1 2.60 1,823,799 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,823,799. 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: 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 fro 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 Aug<31>2005 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: May 15, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–2501 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have redelegated to the Regional Program Managers, Office of Child Support Enforcement, the following authorities vested in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007. (a) Authorities Delegated. 1. The authority to approve Title IVD State plans and amendments. 2. Authority to certify and transmit State requests for full collection services by the Secretary of Treasury and State applications to use courts of the United States to enforce court orders. (b) Limitations. 1. These redelegations shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families authorities. 2. The authority to approve Title IVD State plans and amendments requires review and clearance by legal counsel and consultation with Central Office, Office of Child Support Enforcement, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 except as provided in written guidelines issued by the Commissioner. 3. These authorities may not be redelegated. (c) Effective Date. This redelegation is effective on the date of signature. (d) Effect on Existing Delegations. This redelegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations from the Deputy Director/ Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, on these subjects. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by any Regional Program Manager which, in effect, involved the exercise of these authorities prior to the effective date of this redelegation. Dated: May 10, 2007. Margot Bean, Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–9671 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 97 (Monday, May 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-9671]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority

    Notice is hereby given that I have redelegated to the Regional 
Program Managers, Office of Child Support Enforcement, the following 
authorities vested in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration 
for Children and Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007.
    (a) Authorities Delegated.
    1. The authority to approve Title IV-D State plans and amendments.
    2. Authority to certify and transmit State requests for full 
collection services by the Secretary of Treasury and State applications 
to use courts of the United States to enforce court orders.
    (b) Limitations.
    1. These redelegations shall be exercised under financial and 
administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for 
Children and Families authorities.
    2. The authority to approve Title IV-D State plans and amendments 
requires review and clearance by legal counsel and consultation with 
Central Office, Office of Child Support Enforcement, except as provided 
in written guidelines issued by the Commissioner.
    3. These authorities may not be redelegated.
    (c) Effective Date.
    This redelegation is effective on the date of signature.
    (d) Effect on Existing Delegations.
    This redelegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations 
from the Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office of Child Support 
Enforcement, on these subjects.
    I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by any Regional 
Program Manager which, in effect, involved the exercise of these 
authorities prior to the effective date of this redelegation.

    Dated: May 10, 2007.
Margot Bean,
Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement.
[FR Doc. E7-9671 Filed 5-18-07; 8:45 am]
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