SUMMARY: The Children’s Bureau proposes to delay the compliance and effective dates in the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) 2016 final rule for title IV–E agencies to comply with agency rules for an additional two fiscal years. We propose to delay the compliance and effective dates at the same time we seek public comment through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, on suggestions to streamline the AFCARS data elements and remove any undue burden related to reporting AFCARS.
DATES:In order to be considered, we must receive written comments on this NPRM on or before April 16, 2018.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by [docket number and/or RIN number], by one of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal:
https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
• Email: CBComments@acf.hhs.gov.
Include [docket number and/or RIN number] in subject line of the message.
• Mail: Written comments may be submitted to
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Director, Policy Division
330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 0024.
Please be aware that mail sent in response to this ANPRM may take an additional 3 to 4 days to process due to security screening of mail.
Instructions: When commenting, please identify the topic, data element, or issue to which your comment pertains. All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
READ the posted PDF from the Federal Register/ Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 / Proposed Rules Page 11450
BIA taking comments re ICWA data March 2018