Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE-157), 57433 [2021-22457]

Download as PDF 57433 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices TABLE 1—OPPORTUNITY BURDEN—Continued Total number of respondents contributing for 50 states Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response .......................... .......................... ........................ Instrument Estimated Opportunity Burden Totals .................................................. Estimated Total Annual Opportunity Burden Hours: 1,713. States also have one designated point of contact responsible for aggregating information and submitting the state Total/annual burden hours 1,713 response. The recordkeeping burden is calculated below: TABLE 2—RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent NAC Recommendations and State Self-Assessment Survey ....................... 50 1 40 2,000 Estimated Recordkeeping Burden Totals ...................................................... ........................ .......................... ........................ 2,000 Instrument Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 2,000. Authority: Pub. L. 113–183. The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is requesting approval for a 3-year extension of the Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE– 157) with revisions. The current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval expires on March 31, 2022. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–22479 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families [OMB No.: 0970–0177] Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions (OCSE–157) Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: Average burden hours per response Total/annual burden hours Description: Each year, states are required to provide OCSE with child support information pertaining to case inventory, performance status, and accomplishments in the following areas: paternity establishment, services requested and provided, medical support, collections due and distributed, staff, program expenditures, non-cooperation and good cause, and administrative enforcement. The information collected from the Child Support Annual Data Report (OCSE– 157) enables OCSE to (1) report child support enforcement activities to Congress as required by law, (2) calculate states’ incentive measures for performance and assess performance indicators utilized in the program, and (3) assist OCSE in monitoring and evaluating state child support programs. Respondents: State and Local Child Support Agencies. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Collection instrument Total number of annual respondents Number of annual responses per respondent Average annual burden hour per response Total annual burden hours OCSE–157 Report and Instructions ................................................................ 54 1 7 378 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 378. 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 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 652(a) and (g), and 669. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–22457 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

[OMB No.: 0970-0177]


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Child Support Annual 
Data Report and Instructions (OCSE-157)

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), is requesting approval for a 3-year 
extension of the Child Support Annual Data Report and Instructions 
(OCSE-157) with revisions. The current Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval expires on March 31, 2022.

DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with 
the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ACF 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]. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: Each year, states are required to provide OCSE with 
child support information pertaining to case inventory, performance 
status, and accomplishments in the following areas: paternity 
establishment, services requested and provided, medical support, 
collections due and distributed, staff, program expenditures, non-
cooperation and good cause, and administrative enforcement. The 
information collected from the Child Support Annual Data Report (OCSE-
157) enables OCSE to (1) report child support enforcement activities to 
Congress as required by law, (2) calculate states' incentive measures 
for performance and assess performance indicators utilized in the 
program, and (3) assist OCSE in monitoring and evaluating state child 
support programs.
    Respondents: State and Local Child Support Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of
                                              Total number of       annual      Average  annual    Total annual
            Collection instrument                  annual       responses per   burden hour per    burden hours
                                                respondents       respondent        response
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OCSE-157 Report and Instructions............              54                1                7              378
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 378.
    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. 652(a) and (g), and 669.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-22457 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]
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