60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data, 52964 [2017-24730]

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[FR Doc. 2017–24725 Filed 11–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–45–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10171] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to January 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2017–0040’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: PRM-Comments@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Delicia Spruell, PRM/ Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., SA–9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522–0908. • Fax: (202) 453–9393. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for supporting documents, to Delicia Spruell, PRM/Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., SA–9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522–0908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0102. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Admissions, PRM/A. • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 45,000. • Estimated Number of Responses: 45,000. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 22,500 hours. • Frequency: Once per respondent. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The Refugee Biographic Data Sheet describes a refugee applicant’s personal characteristics and is needed to match the refugee with a sponsoring voluntary agency for initial reception and placement in the U.S. under the United States Refugee Admissions Program administered by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as cited in the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Refugee Act of 1980. In addition, the information is used to run security checks on refugees by the intelligence and federal law enforcement community before refugees can be permitted to travel to the United States. Methodology Biographic information is collected in a face-to-face intake process with the applicant overseas. An employee of a Resettlement Support Center, under cooperative agreement with PRM, collects the information and enters it into the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10171]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee 
Biographic Data

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for 
public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 
January 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Web: Persons with access to the Internet may comment on 
this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the 
document by entering ``Docket Number: DOS-2017-0040'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: PRM-Comments@state.gov.
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Delicia Spruell, 
PRM/Admissions, 2025 E Street NW., SA-9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 
20522-0908.
     Fax: (202) 453-9393.
    You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information 
collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for supporting documents, to Delicia Spruell, PRM/Admissions, 
2025 E Street NW., SA-9, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522-0908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0102.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, Office of Admissions, PRM/A.
     Form Number: No form.
     Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Refugee 
Admissions Program.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 45,000.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 45,000.
     Average Time per Response: 30 minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 22,500 hours.
     Frequency: Once per respondent.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The Refugee Biographic Data Sheet describes a refugee applicant's 
personal characteristics and is needed to match the refugee with a 
sponsoring voluntary agency for initial reception and placement in the 
U.S. under the United States Refugee Admissions Program administered by 
the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, as cited in the 
Immigration and Nationality Act and the Refugee Act of 1980. In 
addition, the information is used to run security checks on refugees by 
the intelligence and federal law enforcement community before refugees 
can be permitted to travel to the United States.

Methodology

    Biographic information is collected in a face-to-face intake 
process with the applicant overseas. An employee of a Resettlement 
Support Center, under cooperative agreement with PRM, collects the 
information and enters it into the Worldwide Refugee Admissions 
Processing System.

 Kelly Gauger,
Deputy Director, Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, 
and Migration, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-24730 Filed 11-14-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4710-33-P