State-60 Refugee Processing Center Records, 45084-45085 [E7-15691]

Download as PDF 45084 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices Archives and Records Administration. More specific information may be obtained by writing to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA–2; Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW.; Washington, DC 20522–8100. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals who have reason to believe that the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs might have records pertaining to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA–2; Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW,; Washington, DC 20522–8100. The individual must specify that he/she wishes the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Records to be checked. At a minimum, the individual should include: name; date and place of birth; current mailing address and zip code; signature; and preferably his/her social security number; a brief description of the circumstances that caused the creation of the record, and the approximate dates which give the individual cause to believe that the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has records pertaining to him/ her. RECORD ACCESS AND AMENDMENT PROCEDURES: Individuals who wish to gain access to or amend records pertaining to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services (address above). RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: These records contain information obtained primarily from the individual who is the subject of these records, and from published material and other reference sources. SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 8 U.S.C. 1522(b) (Authorization for Programs for Initial Domestic Resettlement of and Assistance to Refugees); 8 U.S.C. 1157 (Annual Admission of Refugees and Admission of Emergency Situation Refugees); Letter of President Carter of January 13, 1981, 17 Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Pg. 2880 (Refugee Resettlement Grants Program). State-60 SYSTEM NAME: Refugee Processing Center Records SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified Individuals who apply for admission to the United States under the U.S. refugee program. State-60 Refugee Processing Center Records SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes to alter an existing system of records, STATE–60, pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.(r)), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A–130, Appendix I. The Department’s report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget on July 9, 2007. Jkt 211001 CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: The categories of records maintained by the Refugee Processing Center are primarily the electronic master records of overseas refugee applications in the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS), data input records related to processing steps performed by the Refugee Processing Center, periodic and ad hoc statistical PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: PURPOSE(S): CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: [Public Notice 5881] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Dated: July 6, 2007. Raj Chellaraj, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Administration Department of State. Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209. BILLING CODE 4710–24–P 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 and case status reports related to refugee processing, systems documentation for WRAPS, WRAPS training materials, and system audit reports. Records previously maintained under STATE–60 by the Refugee Data Center (RDC) in New York have been transferred to the Refugee Processing Center and comprise part of the records described above. WRAPS includes electronic information on individual applicants for admission to the United States as refugees described under ‘‘Refugee Case Records,’’ as STATE–59. The case record is entered or scanned by overseas processing entities under cooperative agreement with the Department of State. Records categories entered by the Refugee Processing Center include Affidavits of Relationship (AOR); voluntary agency interests; series of alien numbers (A#) transferred by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); electronic files with biographic data of refugees referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); electronic files from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with travel information; namecheck and other security clearances from the Bureau of Consular Affairs; and electronic files from voluntary agencies with sponsorship assurance and arrival data. SYSTEM LOCATION: [FR Doc. E7–15686 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 It is proposed that the current system will retain the name ‘‘Refugee Processing Center Records.’’ It is also proposed that due to the expanded scope of the current system, the altered system description will include revisions and/or additions to the following sections: System Location; Categories of Individuals covered by the System; Authority for Maintenance of the System; and Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and Purposes of such Uses. Changes to the existing system description are proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration record-keeping system, the Authority establishing its existence and responsibilities, and the uses and users of the system. Any persons interested in commenting on the altered system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. Grafeld, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; A/ISS/IPS; Department of State, SA–2; Washington, DC 20522–8001. This system of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary determination. The altered system description, ‘‘Refugee Processing Center Records, State-60,’’ will read as set forth below. Sfmt 4703 The information contained in this system of records is collected and maintained by the Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, in the administration of its responsibility for the U.S. refugee admissions program. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: The primary use of records in this system is to support the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration in tracking and managing case processing of applicants for the U.S. refugee program from application through the initial reception and placement in the United States of those individuals approved for resettlement. Centralized electronic storage and retrieval helps E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices loan program administered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: ROUTINE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FROM THESE RECORDS INCLUDES: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS operational managers in the Department and the field identify and resolve processing delays, plan more accurately for refugee arrivals, improve program analysis, and preserve field records in case of evacuation or disasters in overseas processing locations. Only employees of the Refugee Processing Center have unrestricted access to records in this system. Individual name, case number, alien number, and sponsor name. (1) To employees and contractors of the Department of State, including the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, overseas processing entities under cooperative agreement with the Department of State, and U.S. embassies or consulates, to coordinate and manage the U.S. refugee admissions program. The level of access to records depends on the user’s official function. (2) To the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine the eligibility and admissibility of individuals applying for admission to the United States as refugees. (3) To the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to arrange appropriate transportation to the United States, including departure and transit formalities. (4) To the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to coordinate resettlement and protection activities. (5) To members of Congress or other Federal, State, and local government agencies having statutory or other lawful authority, as needed for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States. (6) See also the ‘‘Routine Uses’’ paragraph of the Department’s Prefatory Statement published in the Federal Register November 10, 2004. (7) Additional routine uses include: a. Biographic, educational, employment, and medical information may be disclosed to voluntary agency sponsors to ensure appropriate resettlement in the United States. b. Statistical and demographic information from these records may be disclosed to state refugee coordinators, health officials, and interested community organizations. c. Arrival and address information may be disclosed to consumer reporting agencies (31 U.S.C. 3711), debt collection contractors (31 U.S.C. 3718), and the Department of Treasury (31 U.S.C. 3716) to assist in the collection of indebtedness reassigned to the U.S. Government under the refugee travel VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 STORAGE: Electronic media, hard copy. RETRIEVABILITY: SAFEGUARDS: All employees of the Department of State and contractor personnel of the Refugee Processing Center have undergone a background security check. Access to the Department and its annexes is controlled by security guards and admission is limited to those individuals possessing a valid identification card or individuals under proper escort. All records containing personal information are maintained in secured file cabinets or in restricted areas, access to which is limited to authorized personnel. Access to computerized files is passwordprotected and under the direct supervision of the system manager. The system manager can monitor and audit trails of access. 45085 checked. At a minimum, the individual should include: name (and any aliases); date and place of birth; the approximate date of arrival in the United States; his/ her immigration ‘‘A’’ number; current mailing address and zip code; and signature. RECORD ACCESS AND AMENDMENT PROCEDURES: Individuals who wish to gain access to or amend records pertaining to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services (address above). RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: These records contain information obtained primarily from the individual who is the subject of these records, relatives, sponsors, members of Congress, U.S. Government agencies, overseas processing entities, voluntary agencies, international organizations, and local sources at overseas posts. SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: Certain records within this system of records are exempted from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(10), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f). See Department of State Rules published in the Federal Register. [FR Doc. E7–15691 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: These records will be maintained under existing records schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration for Refugee Data Center (RDC) records, STATE–60, until the Department of State receives approval from the National Archives and Records Administration for proposed records schedules for the Refugee Processing Center. More specific information may be obtained by writing to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA– 2; Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW.; Washington, DC 20522–8100. SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Director; Office of Admissions; Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; SA–1, Suite L–505; Department of State; 2401 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals who have reason to believe that the Office of Admissions might have records pertaining to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA–2; Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522–8100. The individual must specify that he/she wishes the Refugee Processing Center Records to be PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Madison and Hinds Counties, MS Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department Of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared to study improvements to State Route 22 from Interstate 55 near Canton in Madison County, MS to Interstate 20 near Edwards in Hinds County Mississippi. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cecil Vick, Project Development Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration 666 North Street, Suite 105, Jackson, MS 39202–3199, Telephone: (601) 965–4217. contacts at the State and local level, respectively are: Mr. Claiborne Barnwell, Environmental/Location Division Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation, 7759 Highway 80 West, Newton, MS 39345, telephone (601) 683–3341. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 154 (Friday, August 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45084-45085]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5881]


State-60 Refugee Processing Center Records

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State proposes 
to alter an existing system of records, STATE-60, pursuant to the 
provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C.(r)), and 
Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-130, Appendix I. The 
Department's report was filed with the Office of Management and Budget 
on July 9, 2007.
    It is proposed that the current system will retain the name 
``Refugee Processing Center Records.'' It is also proposed that due to 
the expanded scope of the current system, the altered system 
description will include revisions and/or additions to the following 
sections: System Location; Categories of Individuals covered by the 
System; Authority for Maintenance of the System; and Routine Uses of 
Records Maintained in the System, Including Categories of Users and 
Purposes of such Uses. Changes to the existing system description are 
proposed in order to reflect more accurately the Bureau of Population, 
Refugees, and Migration record-keeping system, the Authority 
establishing its existence and responsibilities, and the uses and users 
of the system.
    Any persons interested in commenting on the altered system of 
records may do so by submitting comments in writing to Margaret P. 
Grafeld, Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; A/ISS/
IPS; Department of State, SA-2; Washington, DC 20522-8001. This system 
of records will be effective 40 days from the date of publication, 
unless we receive comments that will result in a contrary 
determination.
    The altered system description, ``Refugee Processing Center 
Records, State-60,'' will read as set forth below.

    Dated: July 6, 2007.
Raj Chellaraj,
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Administration Department of 
State.
State-60

System name:
    Refugee Processing Center Records

Security classification:
    Unclassified

System location:
    Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, 
Arlington, VA 22209.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    Individuals who apply for admission to the United States under the 
U.S. refugee program.

Categories of records in the system:
    The categories of records maintained by the Refugee Processing 
Center are primarily the electronic master records of overseas refugee 
applications in the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System 
(WRAPS), data input records related to processing steps performed by 
the Refugee Processing Center, periodic and ad hoc statistical and case 
status reports related to refugee processing, systems documentation for 
WRAPS, WRAPS training materials, and system audit reports. Records 
previously maintained under STATE-60 by the Refugee Data Center (RDC) 
in New York have been transferred to the Refugee Processing Center and 
comprise part of the records described above.
    WRAPS includes electronic information on individual applicants for 
admission to the United States as refugees described under ``Refugee 
Case Records,'' as STATE-59. The case record is entered or scanned by 
overseas processing entities under cooperative agreement with the 
Department of State.
    Records categories entered by the Refugee Processing Center include 
Affidavits of Relationship (AOR); voluntary agency interests; series of 
alien numbers (A) transferred by U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS); electronic files with biographic data of 
refugees referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
(UNHCR); electronic files from the International Organization for 
Migration (IOM) with travel information; namecheck and other security 
clearances from the Bureau of Consular Affairs; and electronic files 
from voluntary agencies with sponsorship assurance and arrival data.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    8 U.S.C. 1522(b) (Authorization for Programs for Initial Domestic 
Resettlement of and Assistance to Refugees); 8 U.S.C. 1157 (Annual 
Admission of Refugees and Admission of Emergency Situation Refugees); 
Letter of President Carter of January 13, 1981, 17 Weekly Compilation 
of Presidential Documents, Pg. 2880 (Refugee Resettlement Grants 
Program).

Purpose(s):
    The information contained in this system of records is collected 
and maintained by the Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, 
Refugees, and Migration, in the administration of its responsibility 
for the U.S. refugee admissions program.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and purposes of such uses:
    The primary use of records in this system is to support the Bureau 
of Population, Refugees and Migration in tracking and managing case 
processing of applicants for the U.S. refugee program from application 
through the initial reception and placement in the United States of 
those individuals approved for resettlement. Centralized electronic 
storage and retrieval helps

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operational managers in the Department and the field identify and 
resolve processing delays, plan more accurately for refugee arrivals, 
improve program analysis, and preserve field records in case of 
evacuation or disasters in overseas processing locations. Only 
employees of the Refugee Processing Center have unrestricted access to 
records in this system.

Routine disclosure of information from these records includes:
    (1) To employees and contractors of the Department of State, 
including the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, overseas 
processing entities under cooperative agreement with the Department of 
State, and U.S. embassies or consulates, to coordinate and manage the 
U.S. refugee admissions program. The level of access to records depends 
on the user's official function.
    (2) To the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to 
determine the eligibility and admissibility of individuals applying for 
admission to the United States as refugees.
    (3) To the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to 
arrange appropriate transportation to the United States, including 
departure and transit formalities.
    (4) To the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to 
coordinate resettlement and protection activities.
    (5) To members of Congress or other Federal, State, and local 
government agencies having statutory or other lawful authority, as 
needed for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement 
of immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States.
    (6) See also the ``Routine Uses'' paragraph of the Department's 
Prefatory Statement published in the Federal Register November 10, 
2004.
    (7) Additional routine uses include:
    a. Biographic, educational, employment, and medical information may 
be disclosed to voluntary agency sponsors to ensure appropriate 
resettlement in the United States.
    b. Statistical and demographic information from these records may 
be disclosed to state refugee coordinators, health officials, and 
interested community organizations.
    c. Arrival and address information may be disclosed to consumer 
reporting agencies (31 U.S.C. 3711), debt collection contractors (31 
U.S.C. 3718), and the Department of Treasury (31 U.S.C. 3716) to assist 
in the collection of indebtedness reassigned to the U.S. Government 
under the refugee travel loan program administered by the International 
Organization for Migration (IOM).

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Electronic media, hard copy.

Retrievability:
    Individual name, case number, alien number, and sponsor name.

Safeguards:
    All employees of the Department of State and contractor personnel 
of the Refugee Processing Center have undergone a background security 
check. Access to the Department and its annexes is controlled by 
security guards and admission is limited to those individuals 
possessing a valid identification card or individuals under proper 
escort. All records containing personal information are maintained in 
secured file cabinets or in restricted areas, access to which is 
limited to authorized personnel. Access to computerized files is 
password-protected and under the direct supervision of the system 
manager. The system manager can monitor and audit trails of access.

Retention and disposal:
    These records will be maintained under existing records schedules 
approved by the National Archives and Records Administration for 
Refugee Data Center (RDC) records, STATE-60, until the Department of 
State receives approval from the National Archives and Records 
Administration for proposed records schedules for the Refugee 
Processing Center. More specific information may be obtained by writing 
to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA-2; 
Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW.; Washington, DC 20522-8100.

System manager and address:
    Director; Office of Admissions; Bureau of Population, Refugees and 
Migration; SA-1, Suite L-505; Department of State; 2401 E Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20522.

Notification procedure:
    Individuals who have reason to believe that the Office of 
Admissions might have records pertaining to themselves should write to 
the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services; SA-2; 
Department of State; 515 22nd Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522-8100. 
The individual must specify that he/she wishes the Refugee Processing 
Center Records to be checked. At a minimum, the individual should 
include: name (and any aliases); date and place of birth; the 
approximate date of arrival in the United States; his/her immigration 
``A'' number; current mailing address and zip code; and signature.

Record access and amendment procedures:
    Individuals who wish to gain access to or amend records pertaining 
to themselves should write to the Director; Office of Information 
Programs and Services (address above).

Record source categories:
    These records contain information obtained primarily from the 
individual who is the subject of these records, relatives, sponsors, 
members of Congress, U.S. Government agencies, overseas processing 
entities, voluntary agencies, international organizations, and local 
sources at overseas posts.

Systems exempted from certain provisions of the Act:
    Certain records within this system of records are exempted from 5 
U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d), (e)(10), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I), and (f). See 
Department of State Rules published in the Federal Register.
[FR Doc. E7-15691 Filed 8-9-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-24-P