60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application, 47032 [2019-19292]

Download as PDF 47032 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 173 / Friday, September 6, 2019 / Notices public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–NYSEAMER–2019–27 and should be submitted on or before September 27, 2019. Rebuttal comments should be submitted by October 11, 2019. VI. 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The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 43 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C). 44 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57) and (58). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Department will accept comments from the public up to November 5, 2019. 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–2019–0029’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: fees@state.gov. You must include the DS form number (DS–7781), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Jorge Abudei, who may be reached at 202–485–8915 or at fees@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0223. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: CA/C. • Form Number: DS–7781. • Respondents: Immigrant Visa Petitioners. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. • Estimated Number of Responses: 20. • Average Time per Response: 5 Minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1.6 Hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Adoptive Family Relief Act (Pub. L. 114–70) amended Section 221(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1201(c), to allow for the waiver or refund certain immigrant visa fees for a lawfully adopted child, or a child coming to the United States to be adopted by a United States citizen, subject to criteria prescribed by the Secretary of State. Over 350 American families have successfully adopted children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, since September 25, 2013, they have not been able to bring their adoptive children home to the United States because the Democratic Republic of the Congo suspended the issuance of ‘‘exit permits’’ for these children. As the permit suspension drags on, however, American families are repeatedly paying visa renewal and related fees, while also continuing to be separated from their adopted children. The waiver or refund provides support and relief to American families seeking to bring their adoptive children home to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and families in situations similar to the one stipulated above. This form collects information to determine the extra fees these families have paid and refund them in accordance with the Adoptive Family Relief Act. Methodology The collection will be hosted on the Department of State website to be printed, filled out, and eventually sent to the consular section where the adoption case was originally processed. Douglass R. Benning, Deputy Assistant Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10862]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family 
Relief Act Refund Application

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 
November 5, 2019.

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-2019-0029'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected]. You must include the DS form number 
(DS-7781), 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 copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Jorge Abudei, who may be reached at 202-485-
8915 or at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief 
Act Refund Application.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0223.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: CA/C.
     Form Number: DS-7781.
     Respondents: Immigrant Visa Petitioners.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 20.
     Average Time per Response: 5 Minutes.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 1.6 Hours.
     Frequency: On Occasion.
     Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain 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 Adoptive Family Relief Act (Pub. L. 114-70) amended Section 
221(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1201(c), 
to allow for the waiver or refund certain immigrant visa fees for a 
lawfully adopted child, or a child coming to the United States to be 
adopted by a United States citizen, subject to criteria prescribed by 
the Secretary of State. Over 350 American families have successfully 
adopted children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, 
since September 25, 2013, they have not been able to bring their 
adoptive children home to the United States because the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo suspended the issuance of ``exit permits'' for 
these children. As the permit suspension drags on, however, American 
families are repeatedly paying visa renewal and related fees, while 
also continuing to be separated from their adopted children.
    The waiver or refund provides support and relief to American 
families seeking to bring their adoptive children home to the United 
States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and families in 
situations similar to the one stipulated above. This form collects 
information to determine the extra fees these families have paid and 
refund them in accordance with the Adoptive Family Relief Act.

Methodology

    The collection will be hosted on the Department of State website to 
be printed, filled out, and eventually sent to the consular section 
where the adoption case was originally processed.

Douglass R. Benning,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-19292 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]
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