Proposed Information Collection Activity; Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody (OMB #0970-0552), 11536-11537 [2021-03898]

Download as PDF 11536 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices grants under the CMA program. The application is required by ORR program regulations at 45 CFR 400.11(b). The regulation specifies that states must submit, as their application for this program, estimates of the projected costs they anticipate incurring in providing cash and medical assistance for eligible recipients and the costs of administering the program. Under the CMA program, states are reimbursed for the costs of providing these services and benefits for 8 months after an eligible recipient arrives in this country. The eligible recipients for these services and benefits are refugees, Amerasians, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, asylees, Afghans and Iraqi with Special Immigrant Visas, and victims of a severe form of trafficking. States that provide services for unaccompanied refugee minors also provide an estimate for the cost of these services for the year for which they are applying for grants. Respondents: State agencies, the District of Columbia, and Replacement Designees under 45 CFR 400.301(c) administering or supervising the administration of programs under Title IV of the Act. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total/ annual burden hours ORR–1, Cash and Medical Assistance Program Estimates ........................... 57 1 0.6 34 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34. (Authority: 8 U.S.C. 412(a)(4)) Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–03861 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Release of Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody (OMB #0970–0552) Office of Refugee Resettlement; Administration for Children and Families; Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is inviting public comments on revisions to an approved information collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to process release of UAC from ORR custody and provide services after release. 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, ACF 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ORR plans to revise all four instruments currently approved under OMB #0970–0552 and reinstate one instrument previously approved under OMB #0970–0498 and add it to this collection. All instruments will be incorporated into ORR’s new case management system, UAC Path. 1. Verification of Release (Form R–1): This instrument is an official document provided to UAC and their sponsors by care provider facilities showing that ORR released the UAC into the sponsor’s care and custody. This form was previously approved under OMB Number 0970–0498 and is being reinstated with formatting changes under this new OMB number. No changes were made to the content. The average burden minutes per response was increased from 3 to 10 minutes. 2. Discharge Notification (Form R–2): This instrument is used by care provider facilities to notify stakeholders of the transfer of a UAC to another care provider facility or the release of a UAC from ORR custody. ORR made the following revisions: a. The ‘‘Proof of Relationship’’ field was removed because that information is found elsewhere in UAC Path and does not need to be displayed in this instrument. b. The following fields were added: ‘‘Returning UAC, Entry #,’’ ‘‘Type of Age Out,’’ ‘‘Sponsor Category,’’ ‘‘Next Immigration Hearing,’’ ‘‘Granted PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Voluntary Discharge Date,’’ ‘‘Parent/ Legal Guardian Separation,’’ ‘‘Is this a MPP Case,’’ ‘‘UAC Parent Name,’’ ‘‘Program Type.’’ c. The ‘‘Local Law Enforcement’’ and ‘‘DHS Family Shelter’’ fields were replaced with the ‘‘Governmental Agency’’ and ‘‘Name of Government Agency’’ fields. d. The following fields were added, but are not visible on version of the instrument sent to stakeholders: i. ‘‘Discharge Delay,’’ ‘‘DHS Age Out Plan,’’ ‘‘Referral to Services in COO,’’ ‘‘Completed Referral Services COO?,’’ ‘‘Date Travel Document Requested,’’ ‘‘Date of Issuance of Travel Document.’’ ii. All fields in the ‘‘Transportation Details’’ section 3. ORR Release Notification—Notice to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Chief Counsel— Release of Unaccompanied Alien Child to Sponsor and Request to Change Address (Form R–3): This instrument is used by care provider facilities to notify ICE Chief Counsel of the release of a UAC and request a change of address. The instrument was reformatted. No changes were made to the content. 4. Release Request (Form R–4): This instrument is used by care provider facilities, ORR contractor staff, and ORR federal staff, to process recommendations and decisions for release of a UAC from ORR custody. ORR made the following revisions: a. The instrument was reformatted and the titles of some fields were reworded. b. Several fields containing biographical information for the UAC were removed from the top of the instrument. c. The ‘‘Provide details on relationship including official documentation’’ text box was removed because that information is easily accessible elsewhere in UAC Path. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 11537 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices d. Several fields related to release dates and immigration court appearance were removed because they are easily accessible elsewhere in UAC Path. e. A new section called ‘‘Release Request Routing’’ was added to facilitate automated notification of pending releases within UAC Path. Some fields in this section are auto-populated. f. A new ‘‘Child Advocates’’ section was added, containing two fields. g. A new ‘‘Medical’’ section was added to facilitate automated notification to the ORR medical coordinator, when applicable. The section contains two fields. h. A new ‘‘Legal’’ section was added. All fields in this section are autopopulated with the exception of the comments field. i. A new ‘‘Program Information’’ section was added to capture relevant details when a UAC is being release to a program/entity. j. In the ‘‘Case Manager Recommendation’’ section, a couple of auto-populated date fields were added. 5. Safety and Well-Being Call (Form R–6): This instrument is used by care provider facilities to document the outcome of calls made to UAC and their sponsors after release to ensure the child is safe and refer the sponsor to additional resources as needed. Currently, case managers document responses from the sponsor and UAC interview questions (required per ORR procedures) in their case management notes. ORR expanded this instrument to include the information currently captured in case management notes, in addition to the information captured in the current version of the Safety and Well-Being Follow-Up Call Report. The average burden minutes per response was increased from 30 to 45 minutes. Respondents: ORR grantee and contractor staff; and released children and sponsors. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual number of respondents Instrument Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden minutes per response Annual total burden hours Verification of Release (Form R–1) ................................................................. Discharge Notification (Form R–2) .................................................................. ORR Release Notification—ORR Notification to ICE Chief Counsel Release of UAC to Sponsor and Request to Change Address (Form R–3) ............. Release Request (Form R–4)—Grantee Case Managers .............................. Release Request (Form R–4)- Contractor Case Coordinators ....................... Safety and Well-Being Call (R–6) .................................................................... 216 216 253 290 10 10 9,108 10,440 216 216 170 216 270 254 321 253 5 25 20 45 4,860 22,860 18,190 40,986 Estimated Annual Burden Hours Total ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 106,444 Comments: 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 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. Authority: 6 U.S.C. 279; 8 U.S.C. 1232; Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement, No. CV85–4544–RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996). Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–03898 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Sponsor Review Procedures for Unaccompanied Alien Children (OMB #0970–0278); Correction Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) published a document requesting public comment on proposed changes to its Family Reunification Application (also referred to as Sponsor Verification Application) and Sponsor Care Agreement. ORR is no longer pursuing changes to these forms and, therefore, withdraws its request for public comment. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toby Biswas, Esq., 202–401–9246; UACPolicy@acf.hhs.gov. The ORR published the document in the Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Register on January 5, 2021, at 86 FR 308. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–04030 Filed 2–23–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Services Provided to Unaccompanied Alien Children (0970– 0553) Office of Refugee Resettlement; Administration for Children and Families; Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for public comment. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is inviting public comments on revisions to an approved information collection. The request consists of several forms that allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Release of 
Unaccompanied Alien Children From ORR Custody (OMB #0970-0552)

AGENCY: Office of Refugee Resettlement; Administration for Children and 
Families; Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for 
Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), is inviting public comments on revisions to an approved 
information collection. The request consists of several forms that 
allow the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program to process release 
of UAC from ORR custody and provide services after release.

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, ACF 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 emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), 330 C Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20201, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: ORR plans to revise all four instruments currently 
approved under OMB #0970-0552 and reinstate one instrument previously 
approved under OMB #0970-0498 and add it to this collection. All 
instruments will be incorporated into ORR's new case management system, 
UAC Path.
    1. Verification of Release (Form R-1): This instrument is an 
official document provided to UAC and their sponsors by care provider 
facilities showing that ORR released the UAC into the sponsor's care 
and custody. This form was previously approved under OMB Number 0970-
0498 and is being reinstated with formatting changes under this new OMB 
number. No changes were made to the content. The average burden minutes 
per response was increased from 3 to 10 minutes.
    2. Discharge Notification (Form R-2): This instrument is used by 
care provider facilities to notify stakeholders of the transfer of a 
UAC to another care provider facility or the release of a UAC from ORR 
custody. ORR made the following revisions:
    a. The ``Proof of Relationship'' field was removed because that 
information is found elsewhere in UAC Path and does not need to be 
displayed in this instrument.
    b. The following fields were added: ``Returning UAC, Entry #,'' 
``Type of Age Out,'' ``Sponsor Category,'' ``Next Immigration 
Hearing,'' ``Granted Voluntary Discharge Date,'' ``Parent/Legal 
Guardian Separation,'' ``Is this a MPP Case,'' ``UAC Parent Name,'' 
``Program Type.''
    c. The ``Local Law Enforcement'' and ``DHS Family Shelter'' fields 
were replaced with the ``Governmental Agency'' and ``Name of Government 
Agency'' fields.
    d. The following fields were added, but are not visible on version 
of the instrument sent to stakeholders:
    i. ``Discharge Delay,'' ``DHS Age Out Plan,'' ``Referral to 
Services in COO,'' ``Completed Referral Services COO?,'' ``Date Travel 
Document Requested,'' ``Date of Issuance of Travel Document.''
    ii. All fields in the ``Transportation Details'' section
    3. ORR Release Notification--Notice to Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (ICE) Chief Counsel--Release of Unaccompanied Alien Child 
to Sponsor and Request to Change Address (Form R-3): This instrument is 
used by care provider facilities to notify ICE Chief Counsel of the 
release of a UAC and request a change of address. The instrument was 
reformatted. No changes were made to the content.
    4. Release Request (Form R-4): This instrument is used by care 
provider facilities, ORR contractor staff, and ORR federal staff, to 
process recommendations and decisions for release of a UAC from ORR 
custody. ORR made the following revisions:
    a. The instrument was reformatted and the titles of some fields 
were reworded.
    b. Several fields containing biographical information for the UAC 
were removed from the top of the instrument.
    c. The ``Provide details on relationship including official 
documentation'' text box was removed because that information is easily 
accessible elsewhere in UAC Path.

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    d. Several fields related to release dates and immigration court 
appearance were removed because they are easily accessible elsewhere in 
UAC Path.
    e. A new section called ``Release Request Routing'' was added to 
facilitate automated notification of pending releases within UAC Path. 
Some fields in this section are auto-populated.
    f. A new ``Child Advocates'' section was added, containing two 
fields.
    g. A new ``Medical'' section was added to facilitate automated 
notification to the ORR medical coordinator, when applicable. The 
section contains two fields.
    h. A new ``Legal'' section was added. All fields in this section 
are auto-populated with the exception of the comments field.
    i. A new ``Program Information'' section was added to capture 
relevant details when a UAC is being release to a program/entity.
    j. In the ``Case Manager Recommendation'' section, a couple of 
auto-populated date fields were added.
    5. Safety and Well-Being Call (Form R-6): This instrument is used 
by care provider facilities to document the outcome of calls made to 
UAC and their sponsors after release to ensure the child is safe and 
refer the sponsor to additional resources as needed. Currently, case 
managers document responses from the sponsor and UAC interview 
questions (required per ORR procedures) in their case management notes. 
ORR expanded this instrument to include the information currently 
captured in case management notes, in addition to the information 
captured in the current version of the Safety and Well-Being Follow-Up 
Call Report. The average burden minutes per response was increased from 
30 to 45 minutes.
    Respondents: ORR grantee and contractor staff; and released 
children and sponsors.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                   Annual number  Average burden
                   Instrument                      Annual number   of responses     minutes per    Annual total
                                                  of respondents  per respondent     response      burden hours
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Verification of Release (Form R-1)..............             216             253              10           9,108
Discharge Notification (Form R-2)...............             216             290              10          10,440
ORR Release Notification--ORR Notification to                216             270               5           4,860
 ICE Chief Counsel Release of UAC to Sponsor and
 Request to Change Address (Form R-3)...........
Release Request (Form R-4)--Grantee Case                     216             254              25          22,860
 Managers.......................................
Release Request (Form R-4)- Contractor Case                  170             321              20          18,190
 Coordinators...................................
Safety and Well-Being Call (R-6)................             216             253              45          40,986
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours Total.........  ..............  ..............  ..............         106,444
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    Comments: 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 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.
    Authority: 6 U.S.C. 279; 8 U.S.C. 1232; Flores v. Reno Settlement 
Agreement, No. CV85-4544-RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996).

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-03898 Filed 2-24-21; 8:45 am]
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