Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision Notice; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Forms I-20, 74120-74121 [2015-30127]

Download as PDF 74120 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 228 / Friday, November 27, 2015 / Notices system that is collected from a person if that person, or his or her agent, seeks access or amendment of such information. The Privacy Act, however, requires DHS to maintain an accounting of the disclosures made pursuant to all routines uses. Disclosing the fact that a law enforcement or intelligence agency has sought particular records may affect ongoing law enforcement activities. The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2), exempted this system from the following provisions of the Privacy Act: Sections (c)(3), (e)(8), and (g) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, as is necessary and appropriate to protect this information. Further, DHS has exempted section (c)(3) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) as is necessary and appropriate to protect this information. Dated: November 16, 2015. Karen L. Neuman, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2015–30303 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision Notice; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Forms I–20 30-Day notice of Information collection for review; Form No. I–20; Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F–1) Student Status— For Academic and Language Students, and the Form I–20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M–1) Student Status—For Vocational Students; OMB Control No. 1653–0038. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register (FR) to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security, Scott Elmore, Forms Management Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Nov 25, 2015 Jkt 238001 801 I Street NW., Mailstop 5800, Washington, DC 20536–5800. SUMMARY: This FR notice pertains to all schools certified to enroll F–1 and/or M–1 nonimmigrant students. DHS’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) performs and manages these certifications, as well as oversees the F– 1 and M–1 students. SEVP uses the Form I–20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F–1) Student Status— For Academic and Language Students, and the Form I–20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M–1) Student Status—For Vocational Students, which are issued solely through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), as an instrument to facilitate the oversight process and to document student eligibility for nonimmigrant benefits. The Forms I–20 are being modified to reflect current DHS branding, remove obsolete information, and modernize the forms’ layout to improve readability. The old Forms I–20 sunset on July 1, 2016; after that date, they will no longer be accepted at ports-of-entry, nor suffice for any other nonimmigrant benefit application by either F–1 and M–1 students or their F–2 and M–2 accompanying dependents. Authority: The authority for DHS/ SEVP to manage the program comes from the following sources: • Sections 101(a)(15)(F)(i) and (M)(i), of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as amended (Pub. L. 82– 414, 66 Stat. 163, June 27, 1952), codified under Title 8 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), under which a foreign national may be admitted to the United States in nonimmigrant status as Æ A student to attend an SEVPcertified academic school or language training program (F–1), Æ A student to attend an SEVPcertified vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution (M–1), respectively, or Æ An accompanying F–2 or M–2 dependent spouse or minor child, respectively. • Section 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104–208, Div. C, 110 Stat. 3009–546, September 30, 1996, codified at 8 U.S.C. 1372, which authorized the following: Æ Creation of a program to collect current and ongoing information provided by schools regarding F or M nonimmigrants during the courses of their stay in the United States. Æ Use of electronic reporting technology where practicable. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Æ DHS certification of schools to participate in F–1 or M–1 student enrollment. • Section 416(b) of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107–56, 115 Stat. 272, October 26, 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), as amended, which provides for the collection of alien date of entry and port of entry information of aliens whose information is collected under 8 U.S.C. 1372. • Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 2 (HSPD–2), Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies, which requires DHS to ‘‘conduct periodic reviews of all institutions certified to receive nonimmigrant students.’’ ‘‘These reviews shall include checks for compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements’’ and authorize the termination of certification for institutions that fail to comply. 37 Weekly Comp. Pres. Docs. 1570, 1571– 72 (Oct. 29, 2001). • Section 502 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002, Public Law 107–173, 116 Stat. 543, May 14, 2002, codified at 8 U.S.C. 1762, which directs DHS to review compliance with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under 8 U.S.C. 1372 and INA section 101(a)(15)(F) and (M), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), of all schools approved to receive F or M nonimmigrants within two years of enactment, and every two years thereafter. Accordingly, as directed by DHS, SEVP certifies, reviews, recertifies and collects data from schools enrolling F– 1 and M–1 students. The specific data collection requirements for SEVPcertified schools associated with these laws are identified comprehensively in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 8 CFR 214.3. Under the combined mandates of the USA PATRIOT Act and HSPD–2, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) received funding and accelerated the development of SEVIS. Soon after, the INS published rules in the FR implementing supporting modifications to 8 CFR 214, Nonimmigrant Classes. 67 FR 60107 (September 25, 2002); and 67 FR 76256, (December 11, 2002). The Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135 (codified at 6 U.S.C. Chapter 1) created DHS, which came into effect on March 1, 2003. DHS encompasses and replaces the INS. Simultaneously, DHS established ICE, now the second largest criminal investigations agency in the E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 228 / Friday, November 27, 2015 / Notices U.S. government. ICE subsequently created SEVP to administer SEVIS. How does this notice affect SEVPcertified schools? SEVP-certified schools must replace old Forms I–20 with the new version, produced through SEVIS. All prospective and active F–1 and M–1 students and their accompanying F–2 and M–2 dependents must be issued and use the new Forms I–20 no later than June 30, 2016. SEVP will not approve additional time for schools to comply. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES How does this notice affect F–1 and M– 1 students and their F–2 and M–2 dependents? All prospective and active F–1 and M–1 students and their accompanying F–2 and M–2 dependents must be issued and use new Forms I–20 no later than June 30, 2016. The old Forms I–20 will sunset on July 1, 2016. At that time, bearers of the old Forms I–20 will be denied admission at ports-of-entry; old Forms I–20 will not be accepted as supporting documentation with applications for other nonimmigrant benefits. How is SEVIS used to support F and M nonimmigrant admission into, and oversight while in, the United States? SEVIS is an internet-based reporting and tracking system that is accessible by U.S. government agencies involved in the admission and oversight of nonimmigrants in the United States, as well as by authorized officials at SEVPcertified schools and Department of State (DOS)-designated exchange visitor programs. Data and information on F and/or M nonimmigrants are maintained in SEVIS, collected during the admission process and throughout the length of their stay in the United States. Foreign students who wish to study in the United States must first apply to an SEVP-certified school. When a foreign student accepts an offer to study, a designated school official at the applicable school will access SEVIS to enter the relevant student and accompanying dependent information electronically prior to issuing a Form I– 20 to each individual that will be applying for admission into the United States. Authorized consular officials use SEVIS data through an interface to the DOS Consolidated Consular Database to support the visa issuance process, and to report associated F and/or M visa issuances to DHS. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials access SEVIS information at ports-of-entry to verify or clarify a prospective F or M nonimmigrant’s entry eligibility. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Nov 25, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: November 18, 2015. Scott Elmore, Program Manager, Forms Management Office, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2015–30127 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5828–N–48] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–3970; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, and suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74121 homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to: Ms. Theresa M. Ritta, Chief Real Property Branch, the Department of Health and Human Services, Room 5B–17, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, (301) 443–2265 (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a suitable property, providers should submit their written expressions of interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule governing this program, 24 CFR part 581. For properties listed as suitable/to be excess, that property may, if subsequently accepted as excess by GSA, be made available for use by the homeless in accordance with applicable law, subject to screening for other Federal use. At the appropriate time, HUD will publish the property in a Notice showing it as either suitable/ available or suitable/unavailable. For properties listed as suitable/ unavailable, the landholding agency has decided that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use to assist the homeless, and the property will not be available. Properties listed as unsuitable will not be made available for any other purpose for 20 days from the date of this Notice. Homeless assistance providers interested in a review by HUD of the determination of unsuitability should call the toll free information line at 1– 800–927–7588 for detailed instructions or write a letter to Ann Marie Oliva at the address listed at the beginning of this Notice. Included in the request for review should be the property address (including zip code), the date of publication in the Federal Register, the landholding agency, and the property number. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision Notice; 
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Forms I-20

ACTION: 30-Day notice of Information collection for review; Form No. I-
20; Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status--
For Academic and Language Students, and the Form I-20, Certificate of 
Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status--For Vocational 
Students; OMB Control No. 1653-0038.

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (ICE), is submitting the following information 
collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is 
published in the Federal Register (FR) to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this 
notice should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security, Scott 
Elmore, Forms Management Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, 801 I Street NW., Mailstop 5800, Washington, DC 20536-
5800.
SUMMARY: This FR notice pertains to all schools certified to enroll F-1 
and/or M-1 nonimmigrant students. DHS's Student and Exchange Visitor 
Program (SEVP) performs and manages these certifications, as well as 
oversees the F-1 and M-1 students. SEVP uses the Form I-20, Certificate 
of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status--For Academic and 
Language Students, and the Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for 
Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status--For Vocational Students, which are 
issued solely through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information 
System (SEVIS), as an instrument to facilitate the oversight process 
and to document student eligibility for nonimmigrant benefits. The 
Forms I-20 are being modified to reflect current DHS branding, remove 
obsolete information, and modernize the forms' layout to improve 
readability. The old Forms I-20 sunset on July 1, 2016; after that 
date, they will no longer be accepted at ports-of-entry, nor suffice 
for any other nonimmigrant benefit application by either F-1 and M-1 
students or their F-2 and M-2 accompanying dependents.
    Authority: The authority for DHS/SEVP to manage the program comes 
from the following sources:
     Sections 101(a)(15)(F)(i) and (M)(i), of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as amended (Pub. L. 82-414, 66 Stat. 
163, June 27, 1952), codified under Title 8 of the United States Code 
(U.S.C.) 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), under which a foreign national may be 
admitted to the United States in nonimmigrant status as
    [cir] A student to attend an SEVP-certified academic school or 
language training program (F-1),
    [cir] A student to attend an SEVP-certified vocational or other 
recognized nonacademic institution (M-1), respectively, or
    [cir] An accompanying F-2 or M-2 dependent spouse or minor child, 
respectively.
     Section 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and 
Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208, Div. C, 110 
Stat. 3009-546, September 30, 1996, codified at 8 U.S.C. 1372, which 
authorized the following:
    [cir] Creation of a program to collect current and ongoing 
information provided by schools regarding F or M nonimmigrants during 
the courses of their stay in the United States.
    [cir] Use of electronic reporting technology where practicable.
    [cir] DHS certification of schools to participate in F-1 or M-1 
student enrollment.
     Section 416(b) of the Uniting and Strengthening America by 
Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct 
Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, 115 Stat. 272, October 26, 
2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), as amended, which provides for the collection 
of alien date of entry and port of entry information of aliens whose 
information is collected under 8 U.S.C. 1372.
     Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 2 (HSPD-2), 
Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies, which requires DHS to 
``conduct periodic reviews of all institutions certified to receive 
nonimmigrant students.'' ``These reviews shall include checks for 
compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements'' and 
authorize the termination of certification for institutions that fail 
to comply. 37 Weekly Comp. Pres. Docs. 1570, 1571-72 (Oct. 29, 2001).
     Section 502 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry 
Reform Act of 2002, Public Law 107-173, 116 Stat. 543, May 14, 2002, 
codified at 8 U.S.C. 1762, which directs DHS to review compliance with 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements under 8 U.S.C. 1372 and INA 
section 101(a)(15)(F) and (M), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), of all 
schools approved to receive F or M nonimmigrants within two years of 
enactment, and every two years thereafter.
    Accordingly, as directed by DHS, SEVP certifies, reviews, 
recertifies and collects data from schools enrolling F-1 and M-1 
students. The specific data collection requirements for SEVP-certified 
schools associated with these laws are identified comprehensively in 
the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 8 CFR 214.3.
    Under the combined mandates of the USA PATRIOT Act and HSPD-2, the 
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) received funding and 
accelerated the development of SEVIS. Soon after, the INS published 
rules in the FR implementing supporting modifications to 8 CFR 214, 
Nonimmigrant Classes. 67 FR 60107 (September 25, 2002); and 67 FR 
76256, (December 11, 2002).
    The Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 
2135 (codified at 6 U.S.C. Chapter 1) created DHS, which came into 
effect on March 1, 2003. DHS encompasses and replaces the INS. 
Simultaneously, DHS established ICE, now the second largest criminal 
investigations agency in the

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U.S. government. ICE subsequently created SEVP to administer SEVIS.

How does this notice affect SEVP-certified schools?

    SEVP-certified schools must replace old Forms I-20 with the new 
version, produced through SEVIS. All prospective and active F-1 and M-1 
students and their accompanying F-2 and M-2 dependents must be issued 
and use the new Forms I-20 no later than June 30, 2016. SEVP will not 
approve additional time for schools to comply.

How does this notice affect F-1 and M-1 students and their F-2 and M-2 
dependents?

    All prospective and active F-1 and M-1 students and their 
accompanying F-2 and M-2 dependents must be issued and use new Forms I-
20 no later than June 30, 2016. The old Forms I-20 will sunset on July 
1, 2016. At that time, bearers of the old Forms I-20 will be denied 
admission at ports-of-entry; old Forms I-20 will not be accepted as 
supporting documentation with applications for other nonimmigrant 
benefits.

How is SEVIS used to support F and M nonimmigrant admission into, and 
oversight while in, the United States?

    SEVIS is an internet-based reporting and tracking system that is 
accessible by U.S. government agencies involved in the admission and 
oversight of nonimmigrants in the United States, as well as by 
authorized officials at SEVP-certified schools and Department of State 
(DOS)-designated exchange visitor programs. Data and information on F 
and/or M nonimmigrants are maintained in SEVIS, collected during the 
admission process and throughout the length of their stay in the United 
States. Foreign students who wish to study in the United States must 
first apply to an SEVP-certified school. When a foreign student accepts 
an offer to study, a designated school official at the applicable 
school will access SEVIS to enter the relevant student and accompanying 
dependent information electronically prior to issuing a Form I-20 to 
each individual that will be applying for admission into the United 
States. Authorized consular officials use SEVIS data through an 
interface to the DOS Consolidated Consular Database to support the visa 
issuance process, and to report associated F and/or M visa issuances to 
DHS. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials access SEVIS 
information at ports-of-entry to verify or clarify a prospective F or M 
nonimmigrant's entry eligibility.

    Dated: November 18, 2015.
Scott Elmore,
Program Manager, Forms Management Office, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2015-30127 Filed 11-25-15; 8:45 am]
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