Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 72352 [2012-29264]

Download as PDF 72352 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Affected Public: sponsoring organizations. Number of Respondents: 135; Total Annual Responses: 657; Total Annual Hours: 179,301. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Terry Lied at 410–786–8973. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2013. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395– 6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: November 29, 2012. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Division B, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–29308 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Form OCSE–396–A, Child Support Enforcement Program Expenditure Report, Form OCSE–34–A, Child Support Enforcement Program Collection Report. OMB No.: 0970–0181. Note: This Comment Request supersedes the Comment Request published November 28, 2012 (77 FR 71005), concerning OMB Control No. 0970–0181. Description: Form OCSE–396–A is a financial report submitted following the end of each fiscal quarter by each State with an approved plan under title IV– D of the Social Security Act to administer the Child Support Enforcement Program. The purpose of this form is to enable each State to meet its statutory and regulatory requirement to report program expenditures made in the preceding fiscal quarter and to estimate program expenditures to be made in the upcoming fiscal quarter and to estimate the amount of incentive payments to be earned in the upcoming quarter. Form OCSE–34–A is a financial report submitted following the end of each fiscal quarter by each State and Tribe with an approved plan under title IV– D of the Social Security Act to administer the Child Support Enforcement Program. The purpose of this form is to enable each State and Tribe to meet its statutory and regulatory requirement to report child support collection activity during the preceding quarter, including collection received, collections remaining undistributed from previous quarters, if any, and the distribution and disbursement of collections. The Administration for Children and Families provides Federal funding to States for the Child Support Enforcement Program at the rate of 66 percent for all allowable and legitimate administrative costs of this program. (Federal funding is also provided to Tribes at the rates of 80 or 90 percent. However, in accordance with program regulations, Tribes are not required to submit Form OCSE–396–A and use, instead, quarterly submissions of OMB Standard Form 425. SF–425 is not included in this comment request.) The information collected in these reports is used by this agency to calculate quarterly Federal grant awards and incentive payments to States, to enable oversight of the financial management of the program for both States and Tribes and may be included in statistical and financial reports available to the public. Respondents: States (including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia) and Tribes with approved title IV–D plans. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with OCSE–396A .................................................................................................... OCSE–34A ...................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,568. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 54 112 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 4 4 Total burden hours 6 14 1,296 6,272 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–29264 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Form OCSE-396-A, Child Support Enforcement Program 
Expenditure Report, Form OCSE-34-A, Child Support Enforcement Program 
Collection Report.
    OMB No.: 0970-0181.

    Note: This Comment Request supersedes the Comment Request 
published November 28, 2012 (77 FR 71005), concerning OMB Control 
No. 0970-0181.

    Description: Form OCSE-396-A is a financial report submitted 
following the end of each fiscal quarter by each State with an approved 
plan under title IV-D of the Social Security Act to administer the 
Child Support Enforcement Program. The purpose of this form is to 
enable each State to meet its statutory and regulatory requirement to 
report program expenditures made in the preceding fiscal quarter and to 
estimate program expenditures to be made in the upcoming fiscal quarter 
and to estimate the amount of incentive payments to be earned in the 
upcoming quarter.
    Form OCSE-34-A is a financial report submitted following the end of 
each fiscal quarter by each State and Tribe with an approved plan under 
title IV-D of the Social Security Act to administer the Child Support 
Enforcement Program. The purpose of this form is to enable each State 
and Tribe to meet its statutory and regulatory requirement to report 
child support collection activity during the preceding quarter, 
including collection received, collections remaining undistributed from 
previous quarters, if any, and the distribution and disbursement of 
collections.
    The Administration for Children and Families provides Federal 
funding to States for the Child Support Enforcement Program at the rate 
of 66 percent for all allowable and legitimate administrative costs of 
this program. (Federal funding is also provided to Tribes at the rates 
of 80 or 90 percent. However, in accordance with program regulations, 
Tribes are not required to submit Form OCSE-396-A and use, instead, 
quarterly submissions of OMB Standard Form 425. SF-425 is not included 
in this comment request.)
    The information collected in these reports is used by this agency 
to calculate quarterly Federal grant awards and incentive payments to 
States, to enable oversight of the financial management of the program 
for both States and Tribes and may be included in statistical and 
financial reports available to the public.
    Respondents: States (including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin 
Islands and the District of Columbia) and Tribes with approved title 
IV-D plans.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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OCSE-396A.......................................              54               4               6           1,296
OCSE-34A........................................             112               4              14           6,272
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,568.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
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 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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-29264 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P