Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 19088-19089 [2014-07723]

Download as PDF 19088 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices burden for three years of clearance is 2,040 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondent Public/private others. Public/private others. Public/private others. Public/private others. Number of respondents Form name/survey type researchers, Consultants, and Average burden per response (in hours) Responses per respondent 4,500 1 10/60 researchers, Consultants, and Questionnaire for conference registrants/ attendees. Focus groups ................................................. 240 1 1 researchers, Consultants, and Web-based ..................................................... 4,500 1 10/60 researchers, Consultants, and Other customer surveys ................................. 1,200 1 15/60 LeRoy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–07649 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement. OMB No.: 0970–0351. Description: A State Plan is required by 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) [Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act] for each State agency requesting Federal funding for refugee resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 [Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act], including Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Unaccompanied Minor Refugee Program, Refugee Social Services, Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program and Targeted Assistance program funding. The State Plan is a comprehensive narrative description of the nature and scope of a States programs and provides assurances that the programs will be administered in conformity with the specific requirements stipulated in 45 CFR 400.4–400.9. The State Plan must include all applicable State procedures, designations, and certifications for each requirement as well as supporting documentation. The plan assures ORR that the State is capable of administering refugee assistance and coordinating employment and other social services for eligible caseloads in conformity with specific requirements. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has significant impacts on States’ administration of Refugee Medical Assistance and requires information to ensure accountability and compliance with regulations. Also, Revised Medical Screening Guidelines for Newly Arriving Refugees policy (State Letter #12–09) requires assurances that medical screening is conducted in compliance with regulations and policies. The increasing complexity of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program, impacted by changes in federal child welfare legislation as well as state child welfare statutes, regulations and IV–B and IV–E plans, necessitates information and assurances for review of State Plans for URM programs against requirements and mandatory standards under 45 CFR Part 400, subpart H and associated State Letters and ORR guidance. Information and assurances address administrative structure and state oversight, legal responsibility, eligibility, services and case review/ planning, and interstate movement. States must use a pre-print format for required components of State Plans for ORR-funded refugee resettlement services and benefits prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). States must submit by August 15 each year new or amended State Plan for the next Federal fiscal year. For previously approved plan, States must certify no later than October 31 each year that the approved State plan is current and continues in effect. Respondents: State Agencies, Replacement Designees under 45 CFR 400.301(c), and Wilson-Fish Grantees (State 2 Agencies) administering or supervising the administration of programs under Title IV of the Act. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Title IV State Plan ............................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instrument 50 1 15 750 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 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 E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 66 / Monday, April 7, 2014 / Notices 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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–07723 Filed 4–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Projects Title: Rescue & Restore Regional Program Project Data. OMB No.: 0970—NEW. Description: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) to expand benefits and services to victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons in the United States, without regard to the immigration status of such victims. Such benefits and services may include services to assist potential victims of trafficking in achieving certification (Section 107(b)(1)(B) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 7105(b)(1)(B)). It also authorizes the President, acting through the Secretary and the heads of other Federal departments, to establish and carry out programs to increase public awareness, particularly among potential victims of trafficking, of the dangers of trafficking and the protections that are available for victims of trafficking (Section 106(b) of the TVPA, 22 U.S.C. 7104(b)). The Secretary delegated authority to carry out these responsibilities to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families who further delegated the authority to the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The intent of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign, launched in 2004, is to increase the identification of trafficking VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives. The purpose of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Trafficking Regional Program (Rescue & Restore Program) is to increase the identification and protection of foreign victims of human trafficking in the United States and to promote local capacity to prevent human trafficking and protect human trafficking victims. The Rescue & Restore Program also seeks to remove barriers to prevention and protection specific to foreign human trafficking victims who live in the United States. The Rescue & Restore Program has the following objectives: (1) Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking: To identify foreign victims of trafficking and refer them to service delivery systems. (2) Training and Technical Assistance: To build local capacity by providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking to local organizations not involved in a local coalition. (3) Coalition Building: To lead or actively participate in a community-led effort to bring together and leverage local resources to address human trafficking in a region, such as a Rescue & Restore Coalition or law enforcement task force (‘‘coalition’’). (4) Public Awareness: To promote the public’s awareness of human trafficking by educating the public about the dangers of human trafficking, possible indicators of sex and labor trafficking, and the protections available to victims. To measure each grant project’s performance progress and the success of the program, and to assist grantees to assess and improve their projects over the course of the project period, ACF proposes to require grantees to input numbers for each numeric indicator into a spreadsheet during the 36-month project period. ACF proposes to collect data for the following indicators: Identification and Referral of Foreign Victims of Human Trafficking • The number of outreach events conducted by the grantee; • The number of people reached at outreach events; • The number of potential male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims identified through Rescue & Restore project efforts; • The number of potential male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims referred by the grantee to service providers; and PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19089 • The number of male and female, adult and minor foreign human trafficking victims who receive Certification, Eligibility, and/or Interim Assistance Letters as a result of the grantee’s efforts. Training and Technical Assistance • The number of persons in social service agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other relevant professional, community-based, and faith-based organizations who were trained by the grantee; • The number of persons whose knowledge of human trafficking measurably increased as a result of grantee training as evidenced by the use of established practices in assessing learning; and • The number of social service, law enforcement, health, legal, education, or other professionals provided technical assistance on identifying human trafficking victims and referring them for services or to law enforcement. Coalition Building • The number and percentage of coalition meetings led or attended by the grantee; and • The number of coalition meetings in which the applicant proposed or promoted new or more efficient ways to combat human trafficking, improve coalition effectiveness, or assist trafficking victims in the targeted geographic location. Public Awareness • The number of people, distinguished by professional, occupational, community, or demographic sector, reached during strategic public awareness activities conducted by the grantee; and • The number of people who reported knowledge of human trafficking information that was distributed as a result of the applicant’s public awareness efforts. In addition, ACF proposes to collect information on the victims and potential victims of trafficking (victims) identified as a result of each project’s activities. ACF will not collect information about U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents. ORR will aggregate this information to include in reports to Congress, which are available to the public, to help inform strategies and policies to prevent trafficking in persons and to protect victims. This information will also help ORR assess the project’s performance in identifying victims and referring them for services. ORR proposes to collect the following information, if available, for each victim E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement.
    OMB No.: 0970-0351.
    Description: A State Plan is required by 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) [Title IV, Sec. 412 of the 
Act] for each State agency requesting Federal funding for refugee 
resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 [Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act], 
including Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Unaccompanied Minor 
Refugee Program, Refugee Social Services, Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program 
and Targeted Assistance program funding. The State Plan is a 
comprehensive narrative description of the nature and scope of a States 
programs and provides assurances that the programs will be administered 
in conformity with the specific requirements stipulated in 45 CFR 
400.4-400.9. The State Plan must include all applicable State 
procedures, designations, and certifications for each requirement as 
well as supporting documentation. The plan assures ORR that the State 
is capable of administering refugee assistance and coordinating 
employment and other social services for eligible caseloads in 
conformity with specific requirements. Implementation of the Affordable 
Care Act has significant impacts on States' administration of Refugee 
Medical Assistance and requires information to ensure accountability 
and compliance with regulations. Also, Revised Medical Screening 
Guidelines for Newly Arriving Refugees policy (State Letter 
12-09) requires assurances that medical screening is conducted 
in compliance with regulations and policies. The increasing complexity 
of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor program, impacted by changes in 
federal child welfare legislation as well as state child welfare 
statutes, regulations and IV-B and IV-E plans, necessitates information 
and assurances for review of State Plans for URM programs against 
requirements and mandatory standards under 45 CFR Part 400, subpart H 
and associated State Letters and ORR guidance. Information and 
assurances address administrative structure and state oversight, legal 
responsibility, eligibility, services and case review/planning, and 
interstate movement.
    States must use a pre-print format for required components of State 
Plans for ORR-funded refugee resettlement services and benefits 
prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
    States must submit by August 15 each year new or amended State Plan 
for the next Federal fiscal year. For previously approved plan, States 
must certify no later than October 31 each year that the approved State 
plan is current and continues in effect.
    Respondents: State Agencies, Replacement Designees under 45 CFR 
400.301(c), and Wilson-Fish Grantees (State 2 Agencies) administering 
or supervising the administration of programs under Title IV of the 
Act.

                                             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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Title IV State Plan.........................              50                1               15              750
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
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

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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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-07723 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P