Submission for OMB Review; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171), 74730-74731 [2020-25772]

Download as PDF 74730 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Notices policies that CMS is considering for the future design and implementation of MVPs that were not addressed in the CY 2021 PFS proposed rule. The feedback provided during this meeting will assist us in evaluating and developing MVP policies to be included in future rulemaking. II. Town Hall Meeting Format and Conference Call/Webinar A. Format of the Town Hall Meeting This Town Hall meeting will function as a discussion forum for interested parties to provide feedback on the future of MVP implementation. Therefore, we will post information concerning the MVP topics to be discussed, as specified in the DATES section of this notice at the website specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Registrants are expected to check the website for updates and review the materials prior to the meeting. Registrants will receive an email notification once the materials are live on the website. 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A recording and transcript of the Town Hall meeting will be posted on https://qpp.cms.gov/about/resourcelibrary following the event. The Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, having reviewed and approved this document, authorizes Lynette Wilson, who is the Federal Register Liaison, to electronically sign this document for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Dated: October 29, 2020. Lynette Wilson, Federal Register Liaison, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2020–25694 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970–0171) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is requesting a 3-year extension of the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970– 0171). There are no changes requested to the form, but burden estimates have been adjusted. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision about the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: Section 466(a)(5)(C) of the Social Security Act requires states to enact laws ensuring a simple civil process for voluntarily acknowledging paternity via an affidavit. The development and use of an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity would include the minimum requirements of the affidavit specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 452(a)(7) of the Social Security Act and give full faith and credit to such an affidavit signed in any other state according to its procedures. The state must provide that, before a mother and putative father can sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, the mother and putative father must be given notice, orally and in writing, of the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and the rights (including any rights, if one parent is a minor, due to minority status) and responsibilities of acknowledging paternity. The affidavits will be used by hospitals, birth record agencies, and other entities participating in the voluntary paternity establishment program to collect information from the parents of nonmarital children. Respondents: The parents of nonmarital children, state and tribal agencies operating child support programs under Title IV–D of the Social Security Act, hospitals, birth record agencies, and other entities participating in the voluntary paternity establishment program. Annual Burden Estimates Since the previous approval of this information collection in 2017, there have been changes to the level of burden estimated due to an increase in the estimated number of partners involved in the voluntary paternity acknowledgment program by about 87,000 entities, and a change to the method of calculating the Paternity Acknowledgement Process. The current calculation is a more accurate method, using the number of nonmarital births (rather than the previously used universe of possible entities that could provide the service) and results in a E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 74731 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 226 / Monday, November 23, 2020 / Notices decrease in estimated burden for this activity. Finally, burden estimates were updated from the initial Federal Register Notice related to this information collection (85 FR 47216) to correct a typo (no impact on overall burden estimates) and to use more current data (FY19 versus FY18) to Annual number of respondents Instrument Training ............................................................................................................ Paternity Acknowledgment Process ................................................................ Data Elements ................................................................................................. Ordering Brochures ......................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 593,947. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 666(a)(5)(C) and 652(a)(7). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–25772 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review: State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (OMB #0970–0380) Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) requires mandatory formula grant applications, state plans, and SUMMARY: calculate the burden for the Paternity Acknowledgement Process. Annual number of responses per respondent Average annual burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 0.17 1 .08 134,685 1,433,606 54 2,693,693 performance progress reports from states and territories for the development and implementation of their State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The State PREP Funding Opportunity Announcement sets forth the application and state plan requirements for the receipt of the following documents from applicants and awardees: Application, State Plan, and Performance Progress Report. ACYF/FYSB are requesting a reinstatement with no changes to the previously approved information collections under OMB #0970–0380. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ADDRESSES: Annual burden hours 134,685 243,713 54 215,495 ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The purpose of the State PREP is to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and at least three adulthood preparation subjects. The Application and State Plan will offer information about the proposed state project and will be used as the primary basis to determine whether or not the project meets the minimum requirements for the award. The Performance Progress Report will inform the monitoring of the grantees’ program design, program evaluation, management improvement, service quality, and compliance with agreed upon goals. ACYF/FYSB will use the information to ensure effective service delivery. Respondents: Fifty states and nine territories, to include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, and Palau. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Application ............................................................................ State Plan ............................................................................ Performance Progress Reports ........................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4720. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Nov 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 Total number of responses per respondent 59 59 59 1 3 6 (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 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 24 40 16 Total burden hours 1416 7080 5664 Annual burden hours 472 2360 1888 technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 30 days of this publication. Authority: Section 513 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 713), as amended by Section 50503 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–123) extended by Section 2103 of the Continuing E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 226 (Monday, November 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity 
and Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits (OMB 
#0970-0171)

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

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, is requesting a 3-year extension of the Voluntary 
Acknowledgment of Paternity and Required Data Elements for Paternity 
Establishment Affidavits (OMB #0970-0171). There are no changes 
requested to the form, but burden estimates have been adjusted.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a 
decision about the collection of information between 30 and 60 days 
after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, 
a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it 
within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: Section 466(a)(5)(C) of the Social Security Act 
requires states to enact laws ensuring a simple civil process for 
voluntarily acknowledging paternity via an affidavit. The development 
and use of an affidavit for the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity 
would include the minimum requirements of the affidavit specified by 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services under section 452(a)(7) of 
the Social Security Act and give full faith and credit to such an 
affidavit signed in any other state according to its procedures. The 
state must provide that, before a mother and putative father can sign a 
voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, the mother and putative father 
must be given notice, orally and in writing, of the alternatives to, 
the legal consequences of, and the rights (including any rights, if one 
parent is a minor, due to minority status) and responsibilities of 
acknowledging paternity. The affidavits will be used by hospitals, 
birth record agencies, and other entities participating in the 
voluntary paternity establishment program to collect information from 
the parents of nonmarital children.
    Respondents: The parents of nonmarital children, state and tribal 
agencies operating child support programs under Title IV-D of the 
Social Security Act, hospitals, birth record agencies, and other 
entities participating in the voluntary paternity establishment 
program.

Annual Burden Estimates

    Since the previous approval of this information collection in 2017, 
there have been changes to the level of burden estimated due to an 
increase in the estimated number of partners involved in the voluntary 
paternity acknowledgment program by about 87,000 entities, and a change 
to the method of calculating the Paternity Acknowledgement Process. The 
current calculation is a more accurate method, using the number of 
nonmarital births (rather than the previously used universe of possible 
entities that could provide the service) and results in a

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decrease in estimated burden for this activity. Finally, burden 
estimates were updated from the initial Federal Register Notice related 
to this information collection (85 FR 47216) to correct a typo (no 
impact on overall burden estimates) and to use more current data (FY19 
versus FY18) to calculate the burden for the Paternity Acknowledgement 
Process.

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                                                                   Annual number  Average annual
                   Instrument                      Annual number   of responses    burden hours    Annual burden
                                                  of respondents  per respondent   per response        hours
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Training........................................         134,685               1               1         134,685
Paternity Acknowledgment Process................       1,433,606               1            0.17         243,713
Data Elements...................................              54               1               1              54
Ordering Brochures..............................       2,693,693               1             .08         215,495
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 593,947.

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 666(a)(5)(C) and 652(a)(7).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-25772 Filed 11-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-41-P