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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices 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. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00381 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–81–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Correction Title: U.S. Repatriation Program Forms. OMB No.: 0970–0474. Summary: The Administration for Children and Families erroneously published a document in the Federal Register of December 19, 2018 (83 FR 65167). This current publication supersedes the referenced previous publication. This Notice provides the opportunity for public comment on the described U.S. Repatriation Program Forms. Description: The United States (U.S.) Repatriation Program was established by Title XI, Section 1113 of the Social Security Act (Assistance for U.S. Citizens Returned from Foreign Countries) to provide temporary assistance to U.S. citizens and their dependents who have been identified by the Department of State (DOS) as having returned, or been brought from a foreign country to the U.S. because of destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are without available resources immediately accessible to meet their needs. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was provided with the authority to administer this Program. On or about 1994, this authority was delegated by the HHS Secretary to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and later re-delegated by ACF to the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR). The Repatriation Program works with States, Federal agencies, and non- VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 governmental organizations to provide eligible individuals with temporary assistance for up to 90 days. This assistance is in the form of a loan and must be repaid to the Federal Government. The Program was later expanded in response to legislation enacted by Congress to address the particular needs of persons with mental illness (24 U.S.C. Sections 321 through 329). Further refinements occurred in response to Executive Order (E.O.) 11490 (as amended), which gave HHS the responsibility to ‘‘develop plans and procedures for assistance at ports of entry to U.S. personnel evacuated from overseas areas, their onward movement to final destination, and follow-up assistance after arrival at final destination.’’ In addition, under E.O. 12656 (53 CFR 47491), ‘‘Assignment of emergency preparedness responsibilities,’’ HHS was given the lead responsibility to develop plans and procedures to provide assistance to U.S. citizens and others evacuated from overseas. Overall, the Program manages two major activities, Emergency and Nonemergency Repatriation. The ongoing routine arrivals of individual repatriates and the repatriation of individuals with mental illness constitute the Program Non-emergency activities. Emergency activities are comprised of group repatriations (evacuations of 50–500 individuals) and emergency repatriations (evacuations of 500 or more individuals). Operationally, these activities involve different kinds of preparation, resources, and implementation. However, the core Program policies and administrative procedures are essentially the same. The Program provides services through agreements with local repatriation service providers (e.g. States, federal agencies, non-governmental agencies, etc.). For the purpose of this Program, local repatriation service provider (local provider) has the same definition of ‘‘agency’’ as defined under 45 CFR 212.1 (i). The list of Repatriation Forms is as follows: 1. Emergency and Group Processing Form (RR–01): During an emergency repatriation, individuals complete portions of this form to apply for repatriation assistance. Then State personnel use the form to perform a preliminary eligibility assessment. Authorized ACF staff make final eligibility decisions. 2. Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form (RR–02): States and supporting agencies complete this form PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 739 if they have entered into an agreement with OHSEPR allowing for reimbursement of reasonable and allowable costs during emergency repatriation activities. 3. Repatriation Loan Waiver and Deferral Request Form (RR–03): Eligible repatriates, authorized legal custodians, or authorized state staff complete this form to request a waiver or deferral of a repatriation loan. 4. Non-Emergency Monthly Financial Statement Form (RR–04): States and other authorized OHSEPR agencies use this form to request reimbursement of reasonable and allowable costs for the provision of temporary assistance during non-emergency activities. 5. Privacy and Repayment Agreement Form (RR–05): This form authorizes HHS to release personally identifiable information to appropriate agencies for the purpose of providing services. In addition, through this form, eligible repatriates or authorized legal custodians agree to accept services under the Program’s terms and conditions, which include repaying the federal government for services received. 6. Refusal of Temporary Assistance Form (RR–06): Eligible repatriates or authorized legal custodians use this form to confirm and record their decision to relinquish repatriation services. 7. Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form (RR–07): To request an extension of assistance beyond the 90-day eligibility period, eligible repatriates, authorized legal custodians, or authorized state staff submit this form to OHSEPR or its designated grantee generally 14 days prior to the expiration of the repatriate’s eligibility period. 8. Emergency and Group Repatriation State Request for Federal Support Form (RR–08): During emergency repatriation activities, OHSEPR-activated states must use this form to request support and/or assistance from the federal government, including but not limited to augmentation of personnel, funding, and reimbursement. Respondents: Repatriation Program local repatriation service providers and individuals repatriated or evacuated by DOS from overseas. These respondents are authorized under Title XI, Section 1113 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313), Executive Order 12656 (amended by E.O. 13074, February 9, 1998; E.O. 13228, October 8, 2001; E.O. 13286, February 28, 2003), and 45 CFR 211 & 212. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 740 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2019 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Form Emergency and Group Processing Form ........................................................ Privacy and Repayment Agreement Form ...................................................... Refusal of Temporary Assistance Form .......................................................... Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form ....................................... Non-Emergency Monthly Financial Statement Form ....................................... Repatriation Loan Waiver and Deferral Request Form ................................... Emergency and Group Repatriation State Request for Federal Support Form ............................................................................................................. Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form ..................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,203.25. 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, 330 C St. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 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 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 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. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–00509 Filed 1–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Jan 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 0.30 0.05 0.05 0.30 0.30 0.30 7,500 1,250 0.75 4.5 187 240 20 50 1 1 0.30 0.30 6 15 Proposed Information Collection Activity; Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for LowIncome Families (BEES) (New Collection) Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Families (BEES). The purpose of BEES is to evaluate the effectiveness of a broad range of innovative programs designed to boost employment and earnings among low-income Americans. Within this general focus area, ACF has a particular interest in programs that serve adults whose employment prospects have been affected by substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health conditions, and justice involvement. ACF expects that a subset of programs to be evaluated will serve these specific target populations. To meet these objectives, this study will include impact and implementation evaluations for up to 21 sites, as well as descriptive work focused on other sites that have a focus on clients with opioid use and other substance abuse disorders. When possible, a randomized control trial research design will be used for the impact evaluations. The purpose of the current submission is to request approval for data collection needed for the BEES study. DATES: Comments due within 60 days of publication. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours 1 1 1 1 12 1 Administration for Children and Families PO 00000 Average burden hours per response 25,000 25,000 15 15 52 800 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUMMARY: Frequency of the response the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: 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, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The BEES impact studies call for multiple data collection points with study participants. Data will be collected from study participants through the following methods: (1) Baseline information form completed by study participants at study entry, (2) study participants will also be asked to periodically update their contact information, (3) interview administered to participants in non-behavioral health sites 6 months after study entry to learn about program participation, (4) interview administered to participants in behavioral health sites approximately 12 months after study entry to learn about employment and related outcomes, (5) individual interviews with up to 6 participants in each site and their case managers. These data will be used to assess the extent to which the programs being evaluated improve participants’ employment, earnings, income, behavioral health, and wellbeing. They will also be used to assess the extent to which individuals in the study receive employment services. The research team will also collect data from researchers, policy experts, state and local administrators, and program staff to identify potential sites. These data will be collected primarily by telephonic staff interviews using discussion guides. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; 
Correction

    Title: U.S. Repatriation Program Forms.
    OMB No.: 0970-0474.
    Summary: The Administration for Children and Families erroneously 
published a document in the Federal Register of December 19, 2018 (83 
FR 65167). This current publication supersedes the referenced previous 
publication. This Notice provides the opportunity for public comment on 
the described U.S. Repatriation Program Forms.
    Description: The United States (U.S.) Repatriation Program was 
established by Title XI, Section 1113 of the Social Security Act 
(Assistance for U.S. Citizens Returned from Foreign Countries) to 
provide temporary assistance to U.S. citizens and their dependents who 
have been identified by the Department of State (DOS) as having 
returned, or been brought from a foreign country to the U.S. because of 
destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are 
without available resources immediately accessible to meet their needs. 
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was 
provided with the authority to administer this Program. On or about 
1994, this authority was delegated by the HHS Secretary to the 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and later re-delegated 
by ACF to the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and 
Response (OHSEPR). The Repatriation Program works with States, Federal 
agencies, and non-governmental organizations to provide eligible 
individuals with temporary assistance for up to 90 days. This 
assistance is in the form of a loan and must be repaid to the Federal 
Government.
    The Program was later expanded in response to legislation enacted 
by Congress to address the particular needs of persons with mental 
illness (24 U.S.C. Sections 321 through 329). Further refinements 
occurred in response to Executive Order (E.O.) 11490 (as amended), 
which gave HHS the responsibility to ``develop plans and procedures for 
assistance at ports of entry to U.S. personnel evacuated from overseas 
areas, their onward movement to final destination, and follow-up 
assistance after arrival at final destination.'' In addition, under 
E.O. 12656 (53 CFR 47491), ``Assignment of emergency preparedness 
responsibilities,'' HHS was given the lead responsibility to develop 
plans and procedures to provide assistance to U.S. citizens and others 
evacuated from overseas.
    Overall, the Program manages two major activities, Emergency and 
Non-emergency Repatriation. The ongoing routine arrivals of individual 
repatriates and the repatriation of individuals with mental illness 
constitute the Program Non-emergency activities. Emergency activities 
are comprised of group repatriations (evacuations of 50-500 
individuals) and emergency repatriations (evacuations of 500 or more 
individuals). Operationally, these activities involve different kinds 
of preparation, resources, and implementation. However, the core 
Program policies and administrative procedures are essentially the 
same. The Program provides services through agreements with local 
repatriation service providers (e.g. States, federal agencies, non-
governmental agencies, etc.). For the purpose of this Program, local 
repatriation service provider (local provider) has the same definition 
of ``agency'' as defined under 45 CFR 212.1 (i). The list of 
Repatriation Forms is as follows:
    1. Emergency and Group Processing Form (RR-01): During an emergency 
repatriation, individuals complete portions of this form to apply for 
repatriation assistance. Then State personnel use the form to perform a 
preliminary eligibility assessment. Authorized ACF staff make final 
eligibility decisions.
    2. Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form (RR-02): States 
and supporting agencies complete this form if they have entered into an 
agreement with OHSEPR allowing for reimbursement of reasonable and 
allowable costs during emergency repatriation activities.
    3. Repatriation Loan Waiver and Deferral Request Form (RR-03): 
Eligible repatriates, authorized legal custodians, or authorized state 
staff complete this form to request a waiver or deferral of a 
repatriation loan.
    4. Non-Emergency Monthly Financial Statement Form (RR-04): States 
and other authorized OHSEPR agencies use this form to request 
reimbursement of reasonable and allowable costs for the provision of 
temporary assistance during non-emergency activities.
    5. Privacy and Repayment Agreement Form (RR-05): This form 
authorizes HHS to release personally identifiable information to 
appropriate agencies for the purpose of providing services. In 
addition, through this form, eligible repatriates or authorized legal 
custodians agree to accept services under the Program's terms and 
conditions, which include repaying the federal government for services 
received.
    6. Refusal of Temporary Assistance Form (RR-06): Eligible 
repatriates or authorized legal custodians use this form to confirm and 
record their decision to relinquish repatriation services.
    7. Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form (RR-07): To 
request an extension of assistance beyond the 90-day eligibility 
period, eligible repatriates, authorized legal custodians, or 
authorized state staff submit this form to OHSEPR or its designated 
grantee generally 14 days prior to the expiration of the repatriate's 
eligibility period.
    8. Emergency and Group Repatriation State Request for Federal 
Support Form (RR-08): During emergency repatriation activities, OHSEPR-
activated states must use this form to request support and/or 
assistance from the federal government, including but not limited to 
augmentation of personnel, funding, and reimbursement.
    Respondents: Repatriation Program local repatriation service 
providers and individuals repatriated or evacuated by DOS from 
overseas. These respondents are authorized under Title XI, Section 1113 
of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313), Executive Order 12656 
(amended by E.O. 13074, February 9, 1998; E.O. 13228, October 8, 2001; 
E.O. 13286, February 28, 2003), and 45 CFR 211 & 212.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                                  Average burden
                      Form                           Number of     Frequency of      hours per     Total annual
                                                    respondents    the response      response      burden hours
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Emergency and Group Processing Form.............          25,000               1            0.30           7,500
Privacy and Repayment Agreement Form............          25,000               1            0.05           1,250
Refusal of Temporary Assistance Form............              15               1            0.05            0.75
Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form.              15               1            0.30             4.5
Non-Emergency Monthly Financial Statement Form..              52              12            0.30             187
Repatriation Loan Waiver and Deferral Request                800               1            0.30             240
 Form...........................................
Emergency and Group Repatriation State Request                20               1            0.30               6
 for Federal Support Form.......................
Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form.              50               1            0.30              15
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,203.25.
    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, 330 C St. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 
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 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 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.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-00509 Filed 1-30-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P