Notice for Public Comment on the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Program's Suspension and Termination Policies, 17058-17059 [2015-07389]

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We similarly announce the opportunity to provide public comment about any other policy areas of concern relating to the title IV–E adoption assistance program. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on or before June 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments to http:// www.regulations.gov/. We urge you to submit comments electronically to ensure they are received in a timely manner. Written comments may also be submitted to Kathleen McHugh, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Policy Division, 8th Floor, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen McHugh, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Policy Division, 8th Floor, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024. Email address: cbcomments@acf.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Social Security Act only permits a title IV–E agency to terminate a child or youth’s title IV–E adoption assistance subsidy under three delineated circumstances: (1) The child has attained the age of 18, or the age that the agency has chosen pursuant to sec. 475(8)(B)(iii) and (iv) of the Social Security Act (or the age of 21 if the title IV–E agency has determined that the child has a mental or physical disability which would warrant continuation of assistance); (2) the title IV–E agency determines that the adoptive parents are no longer legally responsible for support of the child; or (3) the title IV–E agency determines that the adoptive parents are no longer providing any support to the child. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CB has interpreted the law to prohibit a title IV–E agency from automatically suspending a title IV–E adoption assistance payment on the basis that suspending title IV–E adoption assistance is equivalent to terminating title IV–E adoption assistance. See Child Welfare Policy Manual, section 8.2D.5, Question and Answer #3 (available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cwpm/ programs/cb/laws_policies/laws/cwpm/ policy_dsp.jsp?citID=82#747). The statute also requires adoptive parents to keep the title IV–E agency apprised of any circumstances that would impact a child’s continued eligibility for title IV–E adoption assistance, or would impact the appropriate amount of the payment. See the Social Security Act at sec. 473(a)(4)(B). However, the statute does not specify a recourse for title IV–E agencies if a parent does not provide such information. CB has explained in the Child Welfare Policy Manual that title IV–E agencies may not suspend or terminate title IV–E adoption assistance if adoptive parents do not respond to requests for information about whether the parents are providing any support to the child, or whether the adoptive parents remain legally responsible for their adopted child. See Child Welfare Policy Manual, section 8.2, Question and Answer #1 (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ cwpm/programs/cb/laws_policies/laws/ cwpm/policy_dsp.jsp?citID=63). We seek comment from title IV–E agencies and other stakeholders about the title IV–E adoption assistance suspension and termination policies. We invite agencies and stakeholders to share their experiences and concerns about how title IV–E agencies implement the suspension and termination policies, and any difficulties they have had ensuring that they are paying title IV–E adoption assistance funds appropriately. In particular, we encourage respondents to address the following questions: (1) Should jurisdictions have authority to suspend adoption assistance payments under any circumstances? If so, what specific circumstances should be the basis for suspension? (2) If suspension was to be permitted, what processes should be required in connection with suspension, and what processes should be required for reinstatement? More generally, we invite title IV–E agencies and other stakeholders to share their broader concerns about the title IV–E adoption assistance program that are unrelated to suspending or E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 61 / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / Notices terminating adoption assistance payments. Dated: March 23, 2015. Mark H. Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. 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CBP is proposing to add burden hours for four new collections of information, including Electronic Ocean Export Manifest, Electronic Air Export Manifest, Electronic Rail Export Manifest, and Vessel Stow Plan (Export). There are no changes to the existing forms or collections within this OMB approval. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 1, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. 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The comments should address: (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 estimates 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, including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Cargo Manifest/Declaration, Stow Plan, Container Status Messages and Importer Security Filing. OMB Number: 1651–0001. Form Numbers: Forms 1302, 1302A, 7509, 7533. Abstract: This OMB approval includes the following existing information collections: CBP Form 1302 (or electronic equivalent); CBP Form 1302A (or electronic equivalent); CBP Form 7509 (or electronic equivalent); CBP Form 7533 (or electronic equivalent); Manifest Confidentiality; Vessel Stow Plan (Import); Container Status Messages; and Importer Security Filing. CBP is proposing to add new information collections for Electronic Ocean Export Manifest; Electronic Air Export Manifest; Electronic Rail Export Manifest; and Vessel Stow Plan (Export). Specific information regarding these collections of information is as follows: CBP Form 1302: The master or commander of a vessel arriving in the United States from abroad with cargo on board must file CBP Form 1302, Inward Cargo Declaration, or submit the information on this form using a CBPapproved electronic equivalent. CBP Form 1302 is part of the manifest requirements for vessels entering the United States and was agreed upon by treaty at the United Nations Intergovernment Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). This form and/or electronic equivalent, is provided for by 19 CFR 4.5, 4.7, 4.7a, 4.8, 4.33, 4.34, PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17059 4.38, 4.84, 4.85, 4.86, 4.91, 4.93 and 4.99 and is accessible at: http:// www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/ documents/ CBP%20Form%201302_0.pdf. CBP Form 1302A: The master or commander of a vessel departing from the United States must file CBP Form 1302A, Cargo Declaration Outward With Commercial Forms, or CBP-approved electronic equivalent, with copies of bills of lading or equivalent commercial documents relating to all cargo encompassed by the manifest. This form and/or electronic equivalent, is provided for by 19 CFR 4.62, 4.63, 4.75, 4.82, and 4.87–4.89 and is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/ documents/ CBP%20Form%201302_0.pdf. Electronic Ocean Export Manifest: CBP will begin a pilot in 2015 to electronically collect ocean export manifest information. This information will be transmitted to CBP in advance via the Automated Export System (AES) within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). The data elements to be transmitted may include the following: • Name of the vessel or carrier • Name and address of the shipper • Port Where the Report is Made • Nationality of the Ship • Name of the Master • Port of Loading • Port of Discharge • B/L Number (Master and House) • Marks and Numbers • Container numbers • Seal Numbers • Number and Kinds of Packages • Description of Goods • Gross Weight (lb. or kg) • Measurement (per HTSUS) • In-bond number • AES ITN number or Exemption statement • Split shipment indicator • Port of split shipment • Hazmat Indicator • Chemical Abstract Service ID Number • Vehicle Identification Number or Product Identification Number • Mode of transportation (containerized or non-containerized) CBP Form 7509: The aircraft commander or agent must file Form 7509, Air Cargo Manifest, with CBP at the departure airport, or respondents may submit the information on this form using a CBP-approved electronic equivalent. CBP Form 7509 contains information about the cargo onboard the aircraft. This form, and/or electronic equivalent, is provided for by 19 CFR 122.35, 122.48, 122.48a, 122.52, 122.54, 122.73, 122.113, and 122.118, and is E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 61 (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17058-17059]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07389]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Notice for Public Comment on the Title IV-E Adoption Assistance 
Program's Suspension and Termination Policies

AGENCY: Children's Bureau; Administration on Children, Youth and 
Families; ACF, HHS

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with title IV-E of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 673), the Children's Bureau (CB) announces the opportunity for 
public comment on our suspension and termination policies for the title 
IV-E adoption assistance program, articulated in the Child Welfare 
Policy Manual. We similarly announce the opportunity to provide public 
comment about any other policy areas of concern relating to the title 
IV-E adoption assistance program.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on or before June 29, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments to http://www.regulations.gov/. We urge you to submit comments electronically to 
ensure they are received in a timely manner. Written comments may also 
be submitted to Kathleen McHugh, United States Department of Health and 
Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Policy 
Division, 8th Floor, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen McHugh, United States 
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children 
and Families, Policy Division, 8th Floor, 1250 Maryland Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20024. Email address: cbcomments@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Social Security Act only permits a title 
IV-E agency to terminate a child or youth's title IV-E adoption 
assistance subsidy under three delineated circumstances: (1) The child 
has attained the age of 18, or the age that the agency has chosen 
pursuant to sec. 475(8)(B)(iii) and (iv) of the Social Security Act (or 
the age of 21 if the title IV-E agency has determined that the child 
has a mental or physical disability which would warrant continuation of 
assistance); (2) the title IV-E agency determines that the adoptive 
parents are no longer legally responsible for support of the child; or 
(3) the title IV-E agency determines that the adoptive parents are no 
longer providing any support to the child.
    CB has interpreted the law to prohibit a title IV-E agency from 
automatically suspending a title IV-E adoption assistance payment on 
the basis that suspending title IV-E adoption assistance is equivalent 
to terminating title IV-E adoption assistance. See Child Welfare Policy 
Manual, section 8.2D.5, Question and Answer #3 (available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cwpm/programs/cb/laws_policies/laws/cwpm/policy_dsp.jsp?citID=82#747).
    The statute also requires adoptive parents to keep the title IV-E 
agency apprised of any circumstances that would impact a child's 
continued eligibility for title IV-E adoption assistance, or would 
impact the appropriate amount of the payment. See the Social Security 
Act at sec. 473(a)(4)(B). However, the statute does not specify a 
recourse for title IV-E agencies if a parent does not provide such 
information. CB has explained in the Child Welfare Policy Manual that 
title IV-E agencies may not suspend or terminate title IV-E adoption 
assistance if adoptive parents do not respond to requests for 
information about whether the parents are providing any support to the 
child, or whether the adoptive parents remain legally responsible for 
their adopted child. See Child Welfare Policy Manual, section 8.2, 
Question and Answer #1 (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cwpm/programs/cb/laws_policies/laws/cwpm/policy_dsp.jsp?citID=63).
    We seek comment from title IV-E agencies and other stakeholders 
about the title IV-E adoption assistance suspension and termination 
policies. We invite agencies and stakeholders to share their 
experiences and concerns about how title IV-E agencies implement the 
suspension and termination policies, and any difficulties they have had 
ensuring that they are paying title IV-E adoption assistance funds 
appropriately.
    In particular, we encourage respondents to address the following 
questions:
    (1) Should jurisdictions have authority to suspend adoption 
assistance payments under any circumstances? If so, what specific 
circumstances should be the basis for suspension?
    (2) If suspension was to be permitted, what processes should be 
required in connection with suspension, and what processes should be 
required for reinstatement?
    More generally, we invite title IV-E agencies and other 
stakeholders to share their broader concerns about the title IV-E 
adoption assistance program that are unrelated to suspending or

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terminating adoption assistance payments.

    Dated: March 23, 2015.
Mark H. Greenberg,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2015-07389 Filed 3-30-15; 8:45 am]
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