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Open Comment Period – Tribal Direct Funding Request: 45 CFR 309-Plan

TDCL-13-01

Published: July 25, 2013
Information About:
Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Tribal Systems
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL), Tribal Policy

TRIBAL DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

TDCL-13-01

DATE:  July 25, 2013

TO: ALL TRIBAL IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Open Comment Period – Tribal Direct Funding Request: 45 CFR 309-Plan

Dear Colleague:

The final rule within 45 CFR part 309, published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004, contains a regulatory reporting requirement that, in order to receive funding for a tribal IV-D program, a tribe or tribal organization must submit a plan describing how the tribe or tribal organization meets or plans to meet the objectives of section 455(f) of the Social Security Act, including establishing paternity; establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders; and locating noncustodial parents.

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 plan. As of July 10, 2013, a notice for public comment has been posted to the Federal Register in Volume 78, Number 132 on page 41401.

The need to reauthorize the plan provides the opportunity to consider revisions. Please send your comments and suggestions to the Reports Clearance Officer at infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.  When commenting, please be sure to reference OMB control number 0970-0218 for the Tribal Child Support Direct Funding Request.  Consideration will be given to comments received by September 8, 2013.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement