Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Medical Support Notice-Part A (OMB #0970-0222), 10096 [2019-05097]

Download as PDF 10096 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices 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. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–05098 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Medical Support Notice—Part A (OMB #0970–0222) Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is SUMMARY: requesting a three year extension of the form National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) Part A (OMB #0970–0222 expiration 8/31/2019). The following changes were made to the form: A checkbox was added to distinguish between the National Medical Support Order/Notice (NMSN) and the a Termination Order/Notice. The following instruction was added under the Employer Responsibilities: 3. If the Termination Order/Notice checkbox is checked, you are required to terminate the health care coverage for the child(ren) identified in the order. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. 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. ADDRESSES: 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, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a two-part document completed by state child support enforcement agencies, employers, and health plan administrators to enforce health care coverage provisions in a child support order. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) developed and maintains Part A of the NMSN, which is sent to an obligor’s employer for completion; the Department of Labor (DOL) developed and maintains Part B of the NMSN, which is provided to health care administrators following completion of Part A. The Administration for Children and Families is requesting that the NMSN Part A expiration dates continue to be synchronize with the expiration date of NMSN Part B submitted by DOL. Respondents: State child support enforcement agencies, employers, and health plan administrators. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Instrument Respondent National Medical Support Notice—Part A—Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage. State ...................... 54 89,634 .17 822,840 Employers .............. 1,027,484 4.71 .17 822,706 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,645,546. Comments: 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. Authorities: Section 466(a)(19) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C 666(a)(19)), section 609(a)(5)(C) of the Employee Retirement Income Security VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. 1169(a)(5)(C)), and for State and local government and church plans sections 401(e) and (f) of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 (29 CFR 2590.609–2). DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Public Comment Request; One Protection and Advocacy Annual Program Performance Report [FR Doc. 2019–05097 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P PO 00000 Administration for Community Living [OMB # 0985–New] Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed above has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This 30-Day notice collects comments on the information collection SUMMARY: Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 19, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; National Medical 
Support Notice--Part A (OMB #0970-0222)

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for 
Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is 
requesting a three year extension of the form National Medical Support 
Notice (NMSN) Part A (OMB #0970-0222 expiration 8/31/2019). The 
following changes were made to the form: A checkbox was added to 
distinguish between the National Medical Support Order/Notice (NMSN) 
and the a Termination Order/Notice. The following instruction was added 
under the Employer Responsibilities: 3. If the Termination Order/Notice 
checkbox is checked, you are required to terminate the health care 
coverage for the child(ren) identified in the order.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. 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.

ADDRESSES: 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, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports 
Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: The National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a two-
part document completed by state child support enforcement agencies, 
employers, and health plan administrators to enforce health care 
coverage provisions in a child support order. The Department of Health 
and Human Services (DHHS) developed and maintains Part A of the NMSN, 
which is sent to an obligor's employer for completion; the Department 
of Labor (DOL) developed and maintains Part B of the NMSN, which is 
provided to health care administrators following completion of Part A. 
The Administration for Children and Families is requesting that the 
NMSN Part A expiration dates continue to be synchronize with the 
expiration date of NMSN Part B submitted by DOL.
    Respondents: State child support enforcement agencies, employers, 
and health plan administrators.

                                                                 Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                                             Number of    Average burden
                  Instrument                                   Respondent                    Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                                                            respondents     respondent       response          hours
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National Medical Support Notice--Part A--      State....................................              54          89,634             .17         822,840
 Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage.
                                               Employers................................       1,027,484            4.71             .17         822,706
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,645,546.
    Comments: 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.
    Authorities: Section 466(a)(19) of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C 666(a)(19)), section 609(a)(5)(C) of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. 1169(a)(5)(C)), and for 
State and local government and church plans sections 401(e) and (f) of 
the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 (29 CFR 
2590.609-2).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-05097 Filed 3-18-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P