Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67169-67170 [2014-26729]

Download as PDF 67169 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument OWP ................................................................................................................ OPR ................................................................................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,850. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–7285, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@ OMB.EOP.GOV. Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26653 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 500 275 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 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’’). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 4 Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 3 1 1,500 1,100 (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 and other information for qualitative indicators 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 • 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. E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 67170 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices 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 reached by a grant recipient or any partner organizations: • Type of Trafficking (Labor, Sex, Labor and Sex, Unknown); • Client Identifier (e.g., Initials, Date of Birth, and Country of Origin); • Client information (Sex, Adult/ Minor); • Description of trafficking situation; • Date that organization made contact with the victim began establishing trust and/or screened the person for victim status; • Date that grantee positively identified person as a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; • Documentation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about the time of temporary status the victim is pursuing (e.g., Continued Presence, T Visa, U Visa, SIJS); • Name of service agency assisting the victim; • Date of HHS Certification or Eligibility; and • Date the agency or victim terminated contact, with space for explanation. Respondents: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program grantees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 288. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours 18 Instrument 4 4 288 OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26729 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Reunification Procedures for Unaccompanied Alien Children. OMB No.: 0970–0278. Description: Following the passage of the 2002 Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107–296), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), is charged PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children in Federal custody, and implementing a policy for the release of these children, when appropriate, upon the request of suitable sponsors while awaiting immigration proceedings. In order for ORR to make determinations regarding the release of these children, the potential sponsors must meet certain conditions pursuant to section 462 of the Homeland Security Act and the Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement No. CV85 4544–RJK (C.D. Cal. 1997). The proposed information collection requests information to be utilized by ORR for determining the suitability of a sponsor/respondent for the release of a minor from ORR custody. The proposed instruments are the Family Reunification Application, the Family Reunification Checklist for Sponsors, and the Authorization for Release of Information. Respondents: Sponsors requesting release of unaccompanied alien children to their custody E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    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. 
Sec.  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. Sec.  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 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 and other 
information for qualitative indicators 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
     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.

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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 reached by a grant recipient or any partner 
organizations:
     Type of Trafficking (Labor, Sex, Labor and Sex, Unknown);
     Client Identifier (e.g., Initials, Date of Birth, and 
Country of Origin);
     Client information (Sex, Adult/Minor);
     Description of trafficking situation;
     Date that organization made contact with the victim began 
establishing trust and/or screened the person for victim status;
     Date that grantee positively identified person as a victim 
of a severe form of trafficking in persons;
     Documentation from the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) about the time of temporary status the victim is pursuing (e.g., 
Continued Presence, T Visa, U Visa, SIJS);
     Name of service agency assisting the victim;
     Date of HHS Certification or Eligibility; and
     Date the agency or victim terminated contact, with space 
for explanation.
    Respondents: Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional 
Program grantees.

                                             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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                                                          18                4                4              288
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 288.
    Additional Information:
    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained 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. All requests should be identified by the 
title of the information collection. Email address: 
infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment:
    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following:
    Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, 
Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26729 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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