[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5812-5813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01618]


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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 Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport 
Denial.
    OMB No.: 0970-0161.
    The Federal Tax Offset, Administrative Offset, and Passport Denial 
programs collect past-due child

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support by intercepting certain federal payments, including federal tax 
refunds, of parents who have been ordered to pay child support and who 
are behind in paying the debt. The program is a cooperative effort 
among the Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service, 
the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), and state child 
support enforcement (CSE) agencies. The Passport Denial program reports 
noncustodial parents who owe child support above a threshold to the 
Department of State, which will then deny passports to these 
individuals. On an ongoing basis, CSE agencies submit to OCSE the 
names, Social Security numbers, and the amount(s) of past-due child 
support of people who are delinquent in making child support payments.
    Respondents: State IV-D Agencies.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                      No. of      Average burden
                   Instrument                         No. 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
SSP FCE Processing screens--State and Federal                146             337            .008           393.2
 Workers........................................
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............           2,928
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,928 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: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. 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. 2013-01618 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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