30 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Adoptive Family Relief Act Refund Application, 72101-72102 [2019-28017]

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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 30 days for public comment. SUMMARY: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) up to January 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection DATES: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 72102 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. 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 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. 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 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 2019–28017 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2019–0024] Request for Comments Concerning the Extension of Particular Exclusions Granted Under the March 2019 Product Exclusion Notice From the $34 Billion Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. SUMMARY: Abstract of Proposed Collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. PO 00000 Frm 00213 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018 and granted multiple sets of exclusions. The second set of exclusions was granted in March 2019, and are scheduled to expire on March 25, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted in March 2019. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions. DATES: January 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET: The docket (USTR–2019–0024) will open for submitting comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions. February 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments by February 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit public comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. The docket number is USTR–2019–0024. USTR strongly encourages all commenters to use Form A in submitting comments. If applicable, Form B (which requests Business Confidential Information (BCI)), along with a copy of the corresponding Form A, must be submitted via email at 301bcisubmissions@ustr.eop.gov. See the submission instructions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, contact USTR Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Benjamin Allen at (202) 395– 5725. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 23, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 20459 (May 9, 2019), 84 FR 43304 (August 20, 2019), and 84 FR 45821 (August 30, 2019). Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional 25 percent duties on goods of China classified in 818 8-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion. See 83 FR 28710. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 249 (Monday, December 30, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-28017]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10986]


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

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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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 30 days for 
public comment.

DATES: Submit comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) up to January 29, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Email: [email protected]. You must include the 
DS form number, information collection

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title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message.
     Fax: 202-395-5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department 
of State.

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. 2019-28017 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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