Proposed Information Collection Activity; Provision of Child Support Services in IV-D Cases Under the Hague Child Support Convention; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0488), 38991 [2019-16968]

Download as PDF 38991 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2019 / Notices Jeffrey M. Zirger, Lead, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2019–16961 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Provision of Child Support Services in IV–D Cases Under the Hague Child Support Convention; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970–0488) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of the Hague Child Support Forms (OMB #0970–0488, expiration 4/30/2020). SUMMARY: There are no changes requested to the form. 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 emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 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. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: On January 1, 2017, the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force for the United States. This multilateral Convention contains groundbreaking provisions that, on a DATES: worldwide scale, establish uniform, simple, fast, and inexpensive procedures for the processing of international child support cases. Under the Convention, U.S. states process child support cases with other countries that have ratified the Convention under the requirements of the Convention and Article 7 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA 2008). In order to comply with the Convention, the U.S. implements the Convention’s case processing forms. State and Federal law require states to use federally approved case processing forms. Section 311(b) of UIFSA 2008, which has been enacted by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, requires states to use forms mandated by Federal law. 45 CFR 303.7 also requires child support programs to use federally approved forms in intergovernmental IV–D cases unless a country has provided alternative forms as a part of its chapter in a Caseworker’s Guide to Processing Cases with Foreign Reciprocating Countries. Respondents: State agencies administering a child support program under title IV–D of the Social Security Act. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Annex I: Transmittal form under Article 12(2) ................................................. Annex II: Acknowledgment form under Article 12(3) ....................................... Annex A: Application for Recognition and Enforcement, including restricted information on the applicant ......................................................................... Annex A: Abstract of Decision ......................................................................... Annex A: Statement of Enforceability of Decision ........................................... Annex A: Statement of Proper Notice ............................................................. Annex A: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex B: Application for Enforcement of a Decision Made or Recognized in the Requested State, including restricted information on the applicant ...... Annex B: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex C: Application for Establishment of a Decision, including restricted information on the Applicant ........................................................................ Annex C: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex D: Application for Modification of a Decision, including Restricted Information on the Applicant ........................................................................... Annex D: Status of Application Report—Article 12 ......................................... Annex E: Financial Circumstances Form ........................................................ Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,001. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Aug 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 54 54 45 90 1 .5 2,430 2,430 54 54 54 54 54 18 4 18 4 36 .5 1 0.17 .5 .33 486 216 165 108 642 54 54 18 36 .5 .33 486 642 54 54 4 9 .5 .33 108 160 54 54 54 4 9 45 .5 .33 2 108 160 4,860 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 PO 00000 Total number of responses per respondent to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 654(20) and 666(f). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–16968 Filed 8–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 153 (Thursday, August 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 38991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16968]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Provision of Child 
Support Services in IV-D Cases Under the Hague Child Support 
Convention; Federally Approved Forms (OMB #0970-0488)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a three-year extension of 
the Hague Child Support Forms (OMB #0970-0488, expiration 4/30/2020). 
There are no changes requested to the form.

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 emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
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. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: On January 1, 2017, the 2007 Hague Convention on the 
International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family 
Maintenance entered into force for the United States. This multilateral 
Convention contains groundbreaking provisions that, on a worldwide 
scale, establish uniform, simple, fast, and inexpensive procedures for 
the processing of international child support cases. Under the 
Convention, U.S. states process child support cases with other 
countries that have ratified the Convention under the requirements of 
the Convention and Article 7 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support 
Act (UIFSA 2008). In order to comply with the Convention, the U.S. 
implements the Convention's case processing forms.
    State and Federal law require states to use federally approved case 
processing forms. Section 311(b) of UIFSA 2008, which has been enacted 
by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the 
Virgin Islands, requires states to use forms mandated by Federal law. 
45 CFR 303.7 also requires child support programs to use federally 
approved forms in intergovernmental IV-D cases unless a country has 
provided alternative forms as a part of its chapter in a Caseworker's 
Guide to Processing Cases with Foreign Reciprocating Countries.
    Respondents: State agencies administering a child support program 
under title IV-D of the Social Security Act.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   Total  number
                                                   Total  number   of  responses      Average      Total  burden
                   Instrument                           of              per        burden  hours       hours
                                                    respondents     respondent     per  response
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Annex I: Transmittal form under Article 12(2)...              54              45               1           2,430
Annex II: Acknowledgment form under Article                   54              90              .5           2,430
 12(3)..........................................
Annex A: Application for Recognition and                      54              18              .5             486
 Enforcement, including restricted information
 on the applicant...............................
Annex A: Abstract of Decision...................              54               4               1             216
Annex A: Statement of Enforceability of Decision              54              18            0.17             165
Annex A: Statement of Proper Notice.............              54               4              .5             108
Annex A: Status of Application Report--Article                54              36             .33             642
 12.............................................
Annex B: Application for Enforcement of a                     54              18              .5             486
 Decision Made or Recognized in the Requested
 State, including restricted information on the
 applicant......................................
Annex B: Status of Application Report--Article                54              36             .33             642
 12.............................................
Annex C: Application for Establishment of a                   54               4              .5             108
 Decision, including restricted information on
 the Applicant..................................
Annex C: Status of Application Report--Article                54               9             .33             160
 12.............................................
Annex D: Application for Modification of a                    54               4              .5             108
 Decision, including Restricted Information on
 the Applicant..................................
Annex D: Status of Application Report--Article                54               9             .33             160
 12.............................................
Annex E: Financial Circumstances Form...........              54              45               2           4,860
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,001.
    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.

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 654(20) and 666(f).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-16968 Filed 8-7-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-41-P