[Federal Register: February 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 29)]
[Notices]               
[Page 6735-6736]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

 
Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Income Withholding for Support (IWO) (Formerly: Order to 
Withhold Income for Child Support and Notice of an Order to Withhold 
Income for Child Support)

OMB No. 0970-0154

    Description: Pub. L. 104-193, The Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, Section 324, requires 
the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to develop a 
standardized form to collect child support payments from an obligor's 
employer. The form, which promotes standardization and is used for 
title IV-

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D and non-IV-D cases that require income withholding, expires 5/31/
2007, and the Administration for Children and Families is taking this 
opportunity to revise the form and its instructions.
    Overall, the language and format of the form have been edited, 
modified, and made easier to read and comprehend. The two-page form 
provides a detailed legal description of the established order, support 
amounts, and remittance information an employer needs to withhold 
payments from an obligor who owes child support. One of the new fields 
on the form is for the attachment of lump sum payments by employers. 
This addition allows the issuing entity to instruct the employer with 
respect to the attachment and remittance of lump sum payments. Fields 
for child's name and date of birth have been moved to the front of the 
form, allowing the employer community to easily identify who the form 
is for and to avoid implementation of duplicate orders. Other changes 
that have enhanced the form include: A simplified title, clear 
identification of who is sending the form, and modifications to allow 
the employer to easily report employee terminations.
    Respondents: States, Territories, and Tribes.

                                             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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IWO.........................................              54          222,222            .0017           20,400
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Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,400.

    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: