80 FR 64003 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 204 (October 22, 2015)

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FR Document2015-26845

Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Federal Tax Refund Offset, Administrative Offset, and 
Passport Denial.
    OMB No.: 0970-0161.
    Description: The Federal Offset programs (Federal Tax Refund Offset 
and Administrative Offset) collect past-due child and spousal support 
by intercepting certain Federal payments, including Federal tax 
refunds, of parents who have been ordered to pay support and are 
delinquent. The Federal Offset programs consist of a cooperative effort 
among the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 
the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), and State child 
support agencies.
    The Passport Denial program reports noncustodial parents who owe 
child and spousal support above a threshold to the Department of State, 
which will then deny passports.
    On an ongoing basis, State child support agencies submit names, 
Social Security numbers, and the amount(s) of past-due child and 
spousal support of noncustodial parents who are delinquent in making 
payments to OCSE.
    Federal laws authorize information collection activities pertaining 
to the Federal Offset and Passport Denial programs and require State 
child support agencies to submit information pertaining to past-due 
support that meets specific criteria and to comply with Annual 
Certification Letter requirements:
    (1) 42 U.S.C. 652(b), 42 U.S.C. 664, and 26 U.S.C. 6402(c), for the 
offset of the Federal tax refund of the noncustodial parent;
    (2) 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq. and 31 U.S.C. 3716(h), for the offset of 
the Federal payments other than Federal tax refunds of the noncustodial 
parent; and
    (3) 42 U.S.C. 654(31) and 42 U.S.C. 652(k), to Department of State 
for the denial, revocation, restriction, or limitation of the passport 
of the noncustodial parent.
    Respondents: State Child Support Agencies.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Input Record....................................              54           52               .3            842.4
Output Record...................................              54           52               .46          1291.7
Payment File....................................              54           52               .135          379.1
Certification Letter............................              54            1               .4             21.6
Portal Processing screens.......................             173          280.65            .01           485.52
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............        3,020
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,020 hours
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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. 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, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
address: [email protected]. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-26845 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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