60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship, 9516-9517 [2020-03249]

Download as PDF 9516 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices Visitors are always required to display their visitor’s badge while inside the building. 4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged for identification purposes. 5. Due to limited parking options, Metro’s Federal Center SW station is the easiest way to access SBA Headquarters. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), SBA announces the meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IAFT). The IATF is established pursuant to Executive Order 13540 to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies to improve capital, business development opportunities, and pre-established federal contracting goals for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and servicedisabled veterans. 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BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2020–03200 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice:11040] [Public Notice 11024] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Annual Meeting 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship The Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) will hold its annual meeting on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held at the George Washington University (GWU) Law School, 2023 G St. NW, Room 201, Washington, DC 20006. The program is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will include a ‘‘Live from L/PIL’’ event at which we will discuss major developments in private international law over the past year, including the finalization of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and the Singapore Convention on Mediation. ACPIL meeting topics will include discussions on the direct jurisdiction and parentage projects under consideration at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. We will also be seeking input from members on VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:58 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 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 April 20, 2020. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2020–0002’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: SiramS@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to Sumitra Siram, PRM/A, 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. 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 copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Sumitra Siram, Program Officer, who may be reached on 202–453–9250 or at sirams@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Affidavit of Relationship. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0206. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM/A). • Form Number: DS–7656. • Respondents: Persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States who are claiming a relationship with family members overseas (spouse, unmarried children under age 21, and/or parents) in order to assist the U.S. Government in determining whether those family members are qualified to access the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program through the family reunification access priority. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. • Estimated Number of Responses: 300. • Average Time per Response: One hour. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 300 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 E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Abstract of Proposed Collection The Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) is required by the Department of State to establish qualification for access to the Priority-3 (P–3) Family Reunification category of the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). The P–3 category, along with the other categories of cases that have access to USRAP, is outlined in the annual Report to Congress on Proposed Refugee Admissions, which is submitted on behalf of the President in fulfillment of the requirements of Section 207(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157), and authorized by the annual Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions. The P–3 category is available to certain family members of qualifying ‘‘anchors’’ (persons already admitted to the U.S. as refugees or who were granted asylum in the United States, including persons who may now be lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens). Qualifying family members of U.S.-based anchors include spouses, unmarried children under age 21, and parents. Eligible P–3 nationalities are determined on an annual basis by the President. In order to access the USRAP through P–3, an applicant must have an Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) filed on his or her behalf by an eligible anchor. The AOR also informs the anchor that DNA evidence of all claimed parentchild relationships between the anchor relative and parents and/or unmarried children under 21 is required as a condition of access to P–3 processing; it further informs the anchor that the costs of DNA testing will be borne by the anchor or his or her family members who may apply for access to refugee processing, or their derivative beneficiaries, as the case may be. Successful applicants may be eligible for reimbursement of DNA test costs. Methodology This information collection currently involves the limited use of electronic techniques. An anchor may complete an AOR at any local office of a Resettlement Agency (RA) that has a cooperative agreement with the Department of State to assist refugees who have been resettled in the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 States. In order to file an AOR, an anchor must be at least 18 years of age and have been admitted to the United States as a refugee or granted asylum in the United States no more than five years prior to the filing of the AOR. The AOR is available electronically, is completed electronically with the assistance of RA staff, and is submitted electronically by RA staff to a Department of State-contracted facility, where it is uploaded into the USRAP case management system. In addition, the RA local office prints a copy for the respondent’s ink signature, then submits the signed form to the RA headquarters. Andrew Veprek, Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03249 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration DEPARTMENT OF VETARANS AFFAIRS Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA); DOT; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION: Notice of limitation on claims for judicial review of actions by the VA. AGENCY: FTA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by the VA that are final within the meaning of the United States Code and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these actions. The actions relate to the construction and operation of Section 3 of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Westside Purple Line Extension project (the WPLE Project). DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of the identified Federal agency action related to the Project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before July 20, 2020. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FTA: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Juliet Bochicchio, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–9348. FTA is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9517 located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For VA: Glenn Elliott, Environmental Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Construction and Facilities Management Office, 425 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: (202) 632–5879. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that VA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals related to the Project. The actions on the project, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the VA administrative record for the project. Interested parties may contact the VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management for more information on these VA approvals. Contact information for the appropriate VA representative is above. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https:// www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all VA decisions on the listed project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 306108], and the Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. 1251–1387]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The project and actions that is the subject of this notice follow: Project name and location: Westside Purple Line Extension (WPLE) Project, Los Angeles, California. Project Sponsor: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). Project description: The WPLE Project is an approximately 9mile heavy rail transit subway that will operate as an extension of the Metro Purple line from its current western terminus at the Wilshire/Western Station to a new western terminus near the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles (WLA) Campus. Section 3 of the WPLE Project extends from Century City to Westwood/VA Hospital with two new stations: Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-03249]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11024]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affidavit of 
Relationship

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 April 
20, 2020.

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-2020-0002'' in the Search 
field. Then click the ``Comment Now'' button and complete the comment 
form.
     Email: [email protected].
     Regular Mail: Send written comments to Sumitra Siram, PRM/
A, 2025 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20520.
    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 copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Sumitra Siram, Program Officer, who may be 
reached on 202-453-9250 or at [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: Affidavit of 
Relationship.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0206.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Office of Admissions, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM/A).
     Form Number: DS-7656.
     Respondents: Persons admitted to the United States as 
refugees or granted asylum in the United States who are claiming a 
relationship with family members overseas (spouse, unmarried children 
under age 21, and/or parents) in order to assist the U.S. Government in 
determining whether those family members are qualified to access the 
U.S. Refugee Admissions Program through the family reunification access 
priority.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 300.
     Average Time per Response: One hour.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 300 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

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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 Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) is required by the Department 
of State to establish qualification for access to the Priority-3 (P-3) 
Family Reunification category of the United States Refugee Admissions 
Program (USRAP). The P-3 category, along with the other categories of 
cases that have access to USRAP, is outlined in the annual Report to 
Congress on Proposed Refugee Admissions, which is submitted on behalf 
of the President in fulfillment of the requirements of Section 207(d) 
of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157), and authorized 
by the annual Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions. The P-3 
category is available to certain family members of qualifying 
``anchors'' (persons already admitted to the U.S. as refugees or who 
were granted asylum in the United States, including persons who may now 
be lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens). Qualifying family 
members of U.S.-based anchors include spouses, unmarried children under 
age 21, and parents. Eligible P-3 nationalities are determined on an 
annual basis by the President.
    In order to access the USRAP through P-3, an applicant must have an 
Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) filed on his or her behalf by an 
eligible anchor. The AOR also informs the anchor that DNA evidence of 
all claimed parent-child relationships between the anchor relative and 
parents and/or unmarried children under 21 is required as a condition 
of access to P-3 processing; it further informs the anchor that the 
costs of DNA testing will be borne by the anchor or his or her family 
members who may apply for access to refugee processing, or their 
derivative beneficiaries, as the case may be. Successful applicants may 
be eligible for reimbursement of DNA test costs.

Methodology

    This information collection currently involves the limited use of 
electronic techniques. An anchor may complete an AOR at any local 
office of a Resettlement Agency (RA) that has a cooperative agreement 
with the Department of State to assist refugees who have been resettled 
in the United States. In order to file an AOR, an anchor must be at 
least 18 years of age and have been admitted to the United States as a 
refugee or granted asylum in the United States no more than five years 
prior to the filing of the AOR. The AOR is available electronically, is 
completed electronically with the assistance of RA staff, and is 
submitted electronically by RA staff to a Department of State-
contracted facility, where it is uploaded into the USRAP case 
management system. In addition, the RA local office prints a copy for 
the respondent's ink signature, then submits the signed form to the RA 
headquarters.

Andrew Veprek,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-03249 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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