Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Proposed Projects

Title: Administrative Subpoena.

OMB No.:0970-0152.

Description: Section 452(a)(11) of the Social Security Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate a form for administrative subpoenas to be used by State child support enforcement programs to collect information for use in the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support orders in interstate cases. Section 454(9)(E) of the Social Security Act requires each State to cooperate with any other State in using the Federal form for issuance of administrative subpoenas in interstate child support cases. Tribes are not required to use this form, but may choose to do so.

Respondents: State, local or Tribal agencies administering a child support enforcement program under title IV-D of the Social Security Act.

Annual Burden Estimates
InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Administrative Subpoena 19,781 1 0.5 9,890

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:9,890.

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. 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 Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address:rsargis@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.

Dated: February 9, 2004. Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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