Proposed Information Collection Activity; Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG) OMB #0970-0209

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 230 (Friday, November 29, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2019)]
[Pages 65818-65819]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-25851]
Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Intergovernmental
Reference Guide (IRG) OMB #0970-0209
AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for
Children and Families, HHS.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: The Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG) is a centralized
and automated repository of state and tribal profiles that contains
high-level descriptions of each state and tribal child support
enforcement (CSE) program. These profiles provide state, tribal, and
foreign country CSE agencies with an effective and efficient method for
updating and accessing information needed to process intergovernmental
child support cases.
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: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or
written, should be identified by the title of the information
    Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is
proposing to add a new section (Section O) with six questions
pertaining to family violence in the state profile. This will help
process intergovernmental cases with family violence and help ensure
the safety of children and families. OCSE is also proposing to delete
Sections A-L (140 questions) from the tribal profile and create new
sections (Sections A-D) with 11 questions regarding case processing.
This will assist in the efficient processing of paternity and support
    Respondents: State and tribal CSE agencies.
                                             Annual Burden Estimates
                                                   Total  number     Number of        Average
        Information collection instrument               of         responses per    burden hour   Annual  burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
IRG: State Profile Guidance (states and                       54              18             0.3             292
IRG: Tribal Profile Guidance....................              62              18             0.3             335
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 627.
    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 for the IRG information collection activities is: (1) 42
U.S.C. 652(a)(7), which requires the federal OCSE to provide technical
assistance to state child support enforcement agencies to help them
establish effective systems for collecting child and spousal support;
(2) 42 U.S.C. 666(f), which requires states to enact the Uniform
Interstate Family Support Act; (3) 45 CFR 301.1, which defines an
intergovernmental case to include cases between states and tribes; (4)
45 CFR 303.7, which requires state CSE agencies to provide services in
intergovernmental cases); and (5) 45 CFR 309.120, which requires a
tribal child support program to include intergovernmental procedures in
its tribal IV-D plan.
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-25851 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]