Notice of the June 17, 2008 Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act Meeting, 32604 [08-1335]

Download as PDF 32604 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 111 / Monday, June 9, 2008 / Notices 3. Background. States have long been required to deduct and withhold certain child support obligations from UC. (See Section (303)(e)(2), SSA, and UIPL No. 45–89.) In 2005, Section 7310 of the DRA amended Federal law to mandate that state child support agencies impose an annual fee of $25 for collecting child support obligations under certain circumstances. In response to this mandate, some states have chosen to amend their laws and regulations. This UIPL is issued to assist the states in assuring that any such amendments are consistent with Federal UC law. 4. Federal Law. Section 3304(a)(4), FUTA, requires, as a condition for employers in a state to receive credit against the Federal tax, that state law provide that— mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES All money withdrawn from the unemployment fund of the State shall be used solely in the payment of unemployment compensation, exclusive of expenses of administration, and for refunds of sums erroneously paid into such fund. * * * Section 303(a)(5), SSA, provides a similar requirement as a condition for a state to receive administrative grants. These provisions, known as the ‘‘withdrawal standard,’’ mean that money may only be withdrawn from the unemployment fund for payment of ‘‘compensation,’’ with certain specified exceptions. Section 3306(h), FUTA, defines ‘‘compensation’’ as ‘‘cash benefits payable to individuals with respect to their unemployment.’’ One exception to the withdrawal standard is found in Section 303(e)(2)(A), SSA, which requires a state UC agency to ‘‘deduct and withhold from any [UC] otherwise payable to an individual * * *’’ amounts to pay ‘‘child support obligations’’ pursuant to part D of Title IV of the SSA. Section 7310 of the DRA added Section 454(6)(B)(ii) to the SSA, pertaining to state plans for child support, to require that, for each case where the custodial parent ‘‘has never received’’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the state child support agency is to ‘‘impose an annual fee of $25 for each case in which services are furnished, which shall be retained by the State from support collected, * * * paid by the individual applying for the services, recovered from the absent parent, or paid by the State out of its own funds. * * *’’ (Emphasis added.) The amendment also added Section 457(a)(3), SSA, to provide that ‘‘the State shall distribute to the family the portion of the amount so collected that remains after withholding any fee. * * *’’ (Emphasis added.) The DRA did not amend Federal UC law. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 5. Interpretation. Exceptions to the withdrawal standard are narrowly construed. Section 3 of UIPL No. 45–89 explained ‘‘that deductions may be made only when authorized by Federal law.’’ Paragraph 4.b of the UIPL added that, with specified exceptions, state law must provide that UC benefit payments ‘‘be exempt from levy, execution, attachment, order for the payment of attorneys fees or court costs, or any other remedy for the collection of public or private debts, prior to receipt by the claimant.’’ Therefore, absent an explicit statutory authorization, states may not deduct and withhold a processing fee from UC. Since the DRA did not amend Federal UC law, states may not deduct and withhold a processing fee from a claimant’s UC when deducting child support. The DRA did, however, amend Federal law to provide that ‘‘collected’’ child support obligations may be used to pay the mandatory fee. As a result, after the full amount of the child support obligation has been deducted from a claimant’s UC and sent to the state child support agency, the child support agency may, consistent with Section 7310, DRA, withhold the processing fee before sending the balance of the child support collected to the child support recipient. States are reminded that, when crafting legislation or regulations to implement the provisions of the DRA, care should be taken to ensure the requirements of the withdrawal standard, as interpreted in this UIPL, are met. In short, a state law or regulation may not authorize the payment of the child support fee directly from UC, but it may authorize the payment of the fee from child support collected by the state child support agency consistent with Section 303(e)(2), SSA. 6. Action Required. State administrators are requested to review existing state law provisions and agency practices involving the child support intercept program to ensure consistency with Federal UC law requirements. [FR Doc. E8–12810 Filed 6–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 08–06] Notice of the June 17, 2008 Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act Meeting Millennium Challenge Corporation. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008. PLACE: Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Suzi M. Morris via e-mail at Board@mcc.gov or by telephone at (202) 521–3600. STATUS: Meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Board of Directors (the ‘‘Board’’) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (‘‘MCC’’) will hold a meeting to discuss and consider country-specific compact development issues and compact implementation issues affecting a number of MCC’s countries; and certain administrative matters. The agenda items are expected to involve the discussion of classified information and the meeting will be closed to the public. AGENCY: Dated: June 5, 2008. William G. Anderson, Jr., Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. [FR Doc. 08–1335 Filed 6–5–08; 12:53 pm] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of a currently approved information collection used by individuals applying for a research card which is needed to use original archival records in a National Archives and Records Administration facility. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

[MCC FR 08-06]


Notice of the June 17, 2008 Millennium Challenge Corporation 
Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Time and Date: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

Place: Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the meeting may be 
obtained from Suzi M. Morris via e-mail at Board@mcc.gov or by 
telephone at (202) 521-3600.

Status: Meeting will be closed to the public.

Matters to be Considered: The Board of Directors (the ``Board'') of the 
Millennium Challenge Corporation (``MCC'') will hold a meeting to 
discuss and consider country-specific compact development issues and 
compact implementation issues affecting a number of MCC's countries; 
and certain administrative matters.
    The agenda items are expected to involve the discussion of 
classified information and the meeting will be closed to the public.

    Dated: June 5, 2008.
William G. Anderson, Jr.,
Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
[FR Doc. 08-1335 Filed 6-5-08; 12:53 pm]
BILLING CODE 9211-03-P