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Download as PDF 16402 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 68 / Friday, April 10, 2009 / Notices proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 11, 2009. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: April 3, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–8223 Filed 4–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking. OMB No.: New collection. Description: The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, Public Law 110–457, directs the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receipt of credible information that a non-U.S. citizen, non- lawful permanent resident (alien) child may have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons and is seeking Federal assistance available to victims of trafficking, to promptly determine if the child is eligible for interim assistance. The law further directs the Secretary of HHS to determine if the child is eligible for assistance as a victim of a severe forms of trafficking in persons after consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and nongovernmental organizations with expertise on victims of severe forms of trafficking. In developing procedures for collecting the necessary information from potential child victims of trafficking, their case managers, attorneys, or other representatives to allow HHS to grant interim eligibility, HHS devised a form. HHS has determined that the use of a standard form to collect information is the best way to ensure requestors are notified of their option to request assistance for child victims of trafficking and to make prompt and consistent determinations about the child’s eligibility for interim assistance. Specifically, the form asks the requestor for his/her identifying information, for information on the child, information describing the type of trafficking and circumstances surrounding the situation, and the strengths and needs of the child. The form also asks the requestor to verify the information contained in the form because the information could be the basis for a determination of an alien child’s eligibility for federally funded benefits. Finally, the form takes into consideration the need to compile information regarding a child’s circumstances and experiences in a nondirective, child-friendly way, and assists the potential requestor in assessing whether the child may have been subjected to trafficking in persons. The information provided through the completion of a Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form will enable HHS to make prompt determinations regarding the eligibility of an alien child for interim assistance, inform HHS’ determination regarding the child’s eligibility for assistance as a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, facilitate the required consultation process, and enable HHS to assess and address potential child protection issues. Respondents: Representatives of governmental and nongovernmental entities providing social, legal, or protective services to a non-U.S. citizen, non-lawful permanent resident (alien) individual under the age of 18 (child) in the United States who may have been subjected to a severe form of trafficking in persons. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking ..................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours ............................................................ 50 ........................ 1 ........................ 1 ........................ In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 68 (Friday, April 10, 2009)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8139]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human 
Trafficking.
    OMB No.: New collection.
    Description: The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection 
Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008, Public Law 110-457, directs the 
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), upon receipt of 
credible information that a non-U.S. citizen, non-lawful permanent 
resident (alien) child may have been subjected to a severe form of 
trafficking in persons and is seeking Federal assistance available to 
victims of trafficking, to promptly determine if the child is eligible 
for interim assistance. The law further directs the Secretary of HHS to 
determine if the child is eligible for assistance as a victim of a 
severe forms of trafficking in persons after consultation with the 
Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and 
nongovernmental organizations with expertise on victims of severe forms 
of trafficking.
    In developing procedures for collecting the necessary information 
from potential child victims of trafficking, their case managers, 
attorneys, or other representatives to allow HHS to grant interim 
eligibility, HHS devised a form. HHS has determined that the use of a 
standard form to collect information is the best way to ensure 
requestors are notified of their option to request assistance for child 
victims of trafficking and to make prompt and consistent determinations 
about the child's eligibility for interim assistance.
    Specifically, the form asks the requestor for his/her identifying 
information, for information on the child, information describing the 
type of trafficking and circumstances surrounding the situation, and 
the strengths and needs of the child. The form also asks the requestor 
to verify the information contained in the form because the information 
could be the basis for a determination of an alien child's eligibility 
for federally funded benefits.
    Finally, the form takes into consideration the need to compile 
information regarding a child's circumstances and experiences in a non-
directive, child-friendly way, and assists the potential requestor in 
assessing whether the child may have been subjected to trafficking in 
persons. The information provided through the completion of a Request 
for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form will enable 
HHS to make prompt determinations regarding the eligibility of an alien 
child for interim assistance, inform HHS' determination regarding the 
child's eligibility for assistance as a victim of a severe form of 
trafficking in persons, facilitate the required consultation process, 
and enable HHS to assess and address potential child protection issues.
    Respondents: Representatives of governmental and nongovernmental 
entities providing social, legal, or protective services to a non-U.S. 
citizen, non-lawful permanent resident (alien) individual under the age 
of 18 (child) in the United States who may have been subjected to a 
severe form of trafficking in persons.

                                             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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Request for Assistance for Child Victims of                   50               1               1              50
 Human Trafficking..............................
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours.............  ..............  ..............  ..............              50
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    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(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: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: April 6, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-8139 Filed 4-9-09; 8:45 am]
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