Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Colleges and University Programs, 65588-65589 [E7-22683]

Download as PDF 65588 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 16, 2007. Richard A. Sloan, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–22771 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [CIS No. 2426–07; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2007–0043] RIN 1615–ZA61 Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice announces U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program. Under this program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is offering beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to receive a discretionary grant of parole to come to the United States rather than remain in Cuba to apply for lawful permanent resident status. The purpose of the program is to expedite family reunification through safe, legal, and orderly channels of migration to the United States and to discourage irregular and inherently dangerous maritime migration. DATES: This Notice is effective November 21, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manpreet S. Dhanjal, Refugee Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20529, Telephone (202) 272–1613. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES I. Background In furtherance of the U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords, the United States endeavors to provide a minimum of 20,000 travel documents annually to aspiring Cuban emigrants. See Joint ´ Communique on Migration, U.S.-Cuba (Sept. 9, 1994) (known together with the May 2, 1995 Joint Statement as the U.S.Cuba Migration Accords (hereinafter ‘‘Migration Accords’’)). In so doing, the United States offers a safe, legal, and orderly means of coming to the United States. To date, the majority of travel VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 documents issued under the Migration Accords fall into one of three programs: family-based immigrant visas; refugee resettlement; and parole under the Special Cuban Migration Program, also referred to as the Cuban Lottery. For information on the Cuban Lottery, see http://havana.usinterestsection.gov/ diversity_program.html. Two aspects of the existing array of migration programs limit the ability of the United States to effectively promote safe, legal, and orderly migration as an alternative to maritime crossings. First, with the exception of ‘‘immediate relatives’’ (e.g., spouse, unmarried child) of U.S. citizens (USCs), the number of family-based immigrant visas that are available in any given year is limited by statute. See Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sections 201(c), 202(a) & 203, 8 U.S.C. 1151(c), 1152(a) & 1153. The statutory caps have resulted in long waiting periods before family members remaining in Cuba may rejoin the USCs and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) residing in the United States who petitioned for them. Second, the United States has not been permitted to hold a new registration period since 1998 due to constraints placed on the Cuban Lottery program by the Cuban Government. This greatly reduces the pool of individuals to whom the United States may issue travel documents. For these reasons, this Notice adds the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program to the list of migrant programs based on which the United States issues travel documents under the Migration Accords. II. The CFRP Program Under the CFRP Program, USCIS may exercise its discretionary parole authority to permit eligible Cuban nationals to come to the United States to rejoin their family members. See INA section 212(d)(5)(A), 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)(A) (permits parole of an alien into the United States for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit); see also 8 CFR 212.5(c) & (d) (discretionary authority for granting parole). Granting parole to eligible aliens under the CFRP Program serves the significant public benefit of enabling the United States to meet its commitments under the Migration Accords as well as reducing the perceived need for family members left behind in Cuba to make irregular and inherently dangerous attempts to arrive in the United States through unsafe maritime crossings, thereby discouraging alien smuggling as a means to enter the United States. Whether to parole a particular alien remains, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 however, a case-by-case, discretionary determination. III. Participation in the CFRP Program USCIS will offer participation in the CFRP Program to Cuban nationals who reside in Cuba and who are the beneficiaries (including any accompanying or following to join spouse and children (see INA section 203(d), 8 U.S.C. 1153(d)) of a properly filed Form I–130, ‘‘Petition for Alien Relative,’’ that has been approved, but for which an immigrant visa is not yet immediately available. Under the CFRP Program, USCIS or the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) will mail written notice to U.S.-based USC and LPR petitioners whose Forms I–130 have been approved regarding their beneficiary’s eligibility to participate in the CFRP Program and the procedures for requesting parole. However, participation in the CFRP is voluntary. If USCIS exercises its discretion to grant parole, it will issue the necessary U.S. travel documents to the beneficiary in Cuba. These travel documents will enable the beneficiary to travel safely to the United States to rejoin his or her family members. Participation in the CFRP Program is not available to aliens who qualify as ‘‘immediate relatives’’ under section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1151(b)(2)(A)(i). The extraordinary benefit of parole is not needed for these aliens, since they may seek visas for travel to the United States immediately upon the approval of Form I–130. Additional information about the CFRP Program will be posted at http://www.uscis.gov. Dated: November 15, 2007. Emilio T. Gonzalez, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. E7–22679 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5123–N–16] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Colleges and University Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 65589 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 22, 2008. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8234, Washington, DC 20410–6000. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Brunson, 202–402–3852 (this is not a toll-free number), for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed extension of information collection to OMB for review, as required by the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal College and Universities Program. OMB Control Number: 2528–0215. Number of respondents Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The information is being collected to select applicants for awards in this statutorily created competitive grant program and to monitor performance of grantees to ensure they meet statutory and program goals and requirements. Agency Form Numbers: SF424, HUD 424–SUPP, HUD 424–CB, SFLLL, HUD– 23700, HUD 2880, HUD 2990, HUD 2993, HUD–2994–A, HUD–96010, HUD–96011. Members of the Affected Public: Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) that meet the definition of a TCU established in Title III of the 1998 Amendments to Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub. L. 105–244, approved October 7, 1998). Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to grant award will be submitted once a year. The following chart details the respondent burden on an annual and semi-annual basis: Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours Applicants ........................................................................................................ Semi-Annual Reports ....................................................................................... Final Reports ................................................................................................... Recordkeeping ................................................................................................. 20 10 10 10 20 20 10 10 40 6 8 5 800 120 80 50 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ 59 1,050 Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 13, 2007. Darlene F. Williams, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. E7–22683 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5117–N–98] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Standardized Grant Application Forms Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:19 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The subject information collection is required to rate and rank competitive grant applications and to ensure eligibility of applicants for funding. HUD’s method for electronic collection of Federal Financial Assistance application budget data standardizes the format for information collection requirements for the applicants. DATES: Comments Due Date: December 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2501–0017) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 402–8048. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer or from HUD’s Web site at http:// www5.hud.gov:63001/po/i/icbts/ collectionsearch.cfm. This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5123-N-16]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Colleges and University 
Programs

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of

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Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the 
subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office 
of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8234, Washington, DC 20410-6000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Brunson, 202-402-3852 (this is 
not a toll-free number), for copies of the proposed forms and other 
available documents.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban 
Development will submit the proposed extension of information 
collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; 
including through the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses).
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal 
College and Universities Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-0215.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The 
information is being collected to select applicants for awards in this 
statutorily created competitive grant program and to monitor 
performance of grantees to ensure they meet statutory and program goals 
and requirements.
    Agency Form Numbers: SF424, HUD 424-SUPP, HUD 424-CB, SFLLL, HUD-
23700, HUD 2880, HUD 2990, HUD 2993, HUD-2994-A, HUD-96010, HUD-96011.
    Members of the Affected Public: Tribal Colleges and Universities 
(TCU) that meet the definition of a TCU established in Title III of the 
1998 Amendments to Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub. L. 105-244, 
approved October 7, 1998).
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to grant award 
will be submitted once a year. The following chart details the 
respondent burden on an annual and semi-annual basis:

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                                                     Number of     Total annual      Hours per
                                                    respondents      responses       response       Total hours
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Applicants......................................              20              20              40             800
Semi-Annual Reports.............................              10              20               6             120
Final Reports...................................              10              10               8              80
Recordkeeping...................................              10              10               5              50
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............              59           1,050
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: November 13, 2007.
Darlene F. Williams,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. E7-22683 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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