Submission for OMB Review; Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children (0970-0565), 48710-48711 [2021-18658]

Download as PDF 48710 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS AND OPPORTUNITY COSTS FOR CONTRACTOR MONITORS—Continued Average burden hours per response Annual total burden hours Long Term Foster Care Legal Service Provider Questionnaire (Form M– 13D) .............................................................................................................. Case Coordinator Questionnaire (Form M–13E) ............................................. Monitoring Visit (Form M–14) .......................................................................... Monitoring Schedule (Form M–15) .................................................................. 4 4 4 4 1.0 8.0 8.0 0.3 0.75 1.00 0.50 0.33 3.00 32.00 16.00 0.40 Estimated Annual Burden Hours Total ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 4,091.40 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. 2021–18660 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children (0970–0565) 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 proposing to continue to collect information that will allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to provide legal services to UC. These information collections were originally approved under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data collection. This is a time sensitive request because all of these forms are already in use and must continue to be in use in order for the UC Program to meet its statutory obligations. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Annual number of responses per respondent Annual number of respondents Information collection title Written comments and recommendations for the proposed ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. This is a time sensitive request because many of these forms are already in use and must continue to be in use in order for the UC Program to meet its statutory obligations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ORR received several comments on this information collection in response to the Federal Register Notice published on February 18, 2021, (86 FR 10082) and has provided responses to those comments in its final submission to OMB. UC Path is critical to program operations, and it is important that rollout of the new system not be delayed. Therefore, the below description details what will be included in the initial launch of the UC Path case management system and revisions based on public comments will be made after initial launch. ORR plans to conduct a deliberative review of commenters’ suggestions and concerns and submit a request for revisions to this information collection request in January 2022. The upcoming information collection request will also include revisions based on feedback from UC Path system users (i.e., ORR grantee, contractor, and federal staff). The components of this information request include: 1. Legal Service Provider List for UC in ORR Care (Form LRG–5/5s): This instrument is provided to UC by their case manager. The instrument contains a list of legal services providers available to UC. UC initial and sign the instrument upon admission and release of ORR custody to acknowledge receipt of documents contained in ORR’s Legal Resource Guide. 2. Request for a Flores Bond Hearing (Form LRG–7/7s): This instrument is provided to UC placed by their case manager. The instrument is always PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided to UC placed in a restrictive setting (secure, staff secure, and residential treatment center facilities) and to UC placed in other types of facilities upon request. UC may use this instrument to request or withdraw a request for a Flores bond hearing. 3. Motion to Request a Bond Hearing—Secure or Staff Secure Custody (Form LRG–8A): This instrument is completed by case managers upon receipt of a Request for a Flores Bond Hearing for a UC in secure or staff secure custody and provided to ORR. ORR files the motion with the local immigration court. 4. Motion to Request a Bond Hearing—Non-Secure Custody (Form LRG–8B): This instrument is completed by case managers upon receipt of a Request for a Flores Bond Hearing for a UC placed in a non-secure program (e.g., shelter, foster care) and provided to ORR. ORR files the motion with the local immigration court. 5. Request for Specific Consent to Juvenile Court Jurisdiction (Form L–1): This instrument is used by legal service providers and attorneys of record to request specific consent from ORR in cases where they are seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile legal relief for their UC client and are also seeking to invoke the jurisdiction of a state court to determine or alter the UC’s custody status or placement. 6. Specific Consent Request Case Summary (Form L–2): This instrument is completed by ORR Federal Field Specialists (FFS) when ORR receives a request for specific consent. FFS provide case information that will allow the ORR Director to make an informed decision on whether to grant specific consent. 7. Notice of Attorney Representation (Form L–3): This instrument is completed by attorneys of record for UC to notify ORR of the purpose of legal representation and the representation timeframe. ORR uses this instrument to ensure that case updates are provided to attorneys of record. This instrument may also be used by attorneys of record E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 48711 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices when requesting a copy of their client’s case file. 8. UC Legal Information (Form L–4): This instrument is used by case managers to document, as applicable, referrals to the Office on Trafficking in Persons, meetings between the UC and their legal service provider or attorney of record, the provision of ORR’s Legal Resource Guide to the UC, information about the UC’s legal service provider or attorney of record, immigration and administrative hearings, and provision of the Notice of Placement in a Restrictive Setting to the UC. The instrument also includes an area to upload legal documents. 9. Legal Service Provider Record (Form L–6): This instrument is used by case managers to create a record containing certain information and documents that ORR makes accessible to ORR-funded legal service providers without requiring a formal records request. 10. Motion for Change of Venue (Form L–7): This instrument is used by case managers to file a motion for change of venue when a UC is transferred or discharged to a new immigration court jurisdiction. 11. Post Legal Status Plan (Form L–8): This instrument is used by case managers to create and obtain FFS Supervisor approval for a plan for UC expected to obtain legal status, at which time the UC must be released from ORR custody. Proposed revisions: • Replace the term ‘‘unaccompanied alien child (UAC)’’ with ‘‘unaccompanied child (UC)’’ throughout the instruments in this collection. Note that the screenshots of UC Path instruments attached to this memo do not reflect this change because it has not yet been developed in the system. However, the revision in terminology will be made before the system is launched. • Remove the term ‘‘alien’’ from the title of this information collection and revise it to read ‘‘Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children.’’ Respondents: ORR grantee and contractor staff, UC, parents/legal guardians of UC, attorneys of record, and legal service providers. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Annual total number of respondents Instrument Average burden minutes per response Annual total burden hours Legal Service Provider List for UC in ORR Care (Form LRG–5/5s) .............. Request for a Flores Bond Hearing (Form LRG–7/7s) ................................... Motion to Request a Bond Hearing—Secure or Staff Secure Custody (Form LRG–8A) ...................................................................................................... Motion to Request a Bond Hearing—Non-Secure Custody (Form LRG–8B) Request for Specific Consent to Juvenile Court Jurisdiction (Form L–1) ....... Specific Consent Request Case Summary (Form L–2) .................................. Notice of Attorney Representation (Form L–3) ............................................... UC Legal Information (Form L–4) .................................................................... Legal Service Provider Record (Form L–6) ..................................................... Change of Venue (Form L–7) ......................................................................... Post Legal Status Plan (Form L–8) ................................................................. 216 216 556.0 0.2 15 10 30,024 7 8 208 40 216 13,000 216 216 216 216 3.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.0 241.0 241.0 208.0 24.0 10 10 15 20 15 60 5 10 15 4 3 10 14 3,250 52,056 4,338 7,488 1,296 Estimated Annual Burden Hours Total ..................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 98,490 agreement held by the Center for Health Policy Development. Authority: 6 U.S.C. 279; 8 U.S.C. 1232; Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement, No. CV85–4544–RJK (C.D. Cal. 1996). For further information or comments regarding this program supplement, contact Lori Stalbaum, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services: telephone (202) 795–7444; email lori.stalbaum@acl.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–18658 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Annual total number of responses per respondent Intent To Award a Supplement for the Lifespan Respite Program: Special Projects To Strengthen Program Development, Implementation and Sustainability ACTION: Notice. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award a single-source supplement to the current cooperative SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:08 Aug 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 The primary objective of this project is to complement the work of the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) funded in FY 2020 (42 U.S.C. 300ii–2: National Lifespan Respite Resource Center) and, based on the forthcoming National Family Caregiving Strategy, focus on improving access to respite services, workforce capacity, and the role of natural supports, which will be a likely focus of attention nationwide following the dissemination of the Family SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Caregiving Advisory Council’s National Family Caregiving Strategy. 1. Workforce Development: Develop, test and scale a respite workforce recruitment, training and retention program to better meet the respite needs of culturally diverse, urban, suburban, rural, or frontier families, particularly in light of the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on the workforce; 2. State-based respite planning: Develop and field test a state-based framework and roadmap for respite system planning and development, which ties to the forthcoming National Family Caregiving Strategy; and 3. Natural supports: Enhance approaches to help caregivers and families develop or strengthen their own natural support systems to include respite and other supports The original FY 2020 award was in the amount of $562,737 for a three-year fully funded project. The administrative supplement for FY 2021 will be in the amount of $183,000, bringing the total award for the project to $745,737. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-18658]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Legal Services for Unaccompanied 
Children (0970-0565)

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 proposing to continue to collect information that 
will allow the Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program to provide legal 
services to UC. These information collections were originally approved 
under emergency approval for 6 months. This request is to continue data 
collection. This is a time sensitive request because all of these forms 
are already in use and must continue to be in use in order for the UC 
Program to meet its statutory obligations.

DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to 
make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 
60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. 
Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB 
receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. This is a 
time sensitive request because many of these forms are already in use 
and must continue to be in use in order for the UC Program to meet its 
statutory obligations.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ORR received several comments 
on this information collection in response to the Federal Register 
Notice published on February 18, 2021, (86 FR 10082) and has provided 
responses to those comments in its final submission to OMB. UC Path is 
critical to program operations, and it is important that rollout of the 
new system not be delayed. Therefore, the below description details 
what will be included in the initial launch of the UC Path case 
management system and revisions based on public comments will be made 
after initial launch. ORR plans to conduct a deliberative review of 
commenters' suggestions and concerns and submit a request for revisions 
to this information collection request in January 2022. The upcoming 
information collection request will also include revisions based on 
feedback from UC Path system users (i.e., ORR grantee, contractor, and 
federal staff). The components of this information request include:
    1. Legal Service Provider List for UC in ORR Care (Form LRG-5/5s): 
This instrument is provided to UC by their case manager. The instrument 
contains a list of legal services providers available to UC. UC initial 
and sign the instrument upon admission and release of ORR custody to 
acknowledge receipt of documents contained in ORR's Legal Resource 
Guide.
    2. Request for a Flores Bond Hearing (Form LRG-7/7s): This 
instrument is provided to UC placed by their case manager. The 
instrument is always provided to UC placed in a restrictive setting 
(secure, staff secure, and residential treatment center facilities) and 
to UC placed in other types of facilities upon request. UC may use this 
instrument to request or withdraw a request for a Flores bond hearing.
    3. Motion to Request a Bond Hearing--Secure or Staff Secure Custody 
(Form LRG-8A): This instrument is completed by case managers upon 
receipt of a Request for a Flores Bond Hearing for a UC in secure or 
staff secure custody and provided to ORR. ORR files the motion with the 
local immigration court.
    4. Motion to Request a Bond Hearing--Non-Secure Custody (Form LRG-
8B): This instrument is completed by case managers upon receipt of a 
Request for a Flores Bond Hearing for a UC placed in a non-secure 
program (e.g., shelter, foster care) and provided to ORR. ORR files the 
motion with the local immigration court.
    5. Request for Specific Consent to Juvenile Court Jurisdiction 
(Form L-1): This instrument is used by legal service providers and 
attorneys of record to request specific consent from ORR in cases where 
they are seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile legal relief for their UC 
client and are also seeking to invoke the jurisdiction of a state court 
to determine or alter the UC's custody status or placement.
    6. Specific Consent Request Case Summary (Form L-2): This 
instrument is completed by ORR Federal Field Specialists (FFS) when ORR 
receives a request for specific consent. FFS provide case information 
that will allow the ORR Director to make an informed decision on 
whether to grant specific consent.
    7. Notice of Attorney Representation (Form L-3): This instrument is 
completed by attorneys of record for UC to notify ORR of the purpose of 
legal representation and the representation timeframe. ORR uses this 
instrument to ensure that case updates are provided to attorneys of 
record. This instrument may also be used by attorneys of record

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when requesting a copy of their client's case file.
    8. UC Legal Information (Form L-4): This instrument is used by case 
managers to document, as applicable, referrals to the Office on 
Trafficking in Persons, meetings between the UC and their legal service 
provider or attorney of record, the provision of ORR's Legal Resource 
Guide to the UC, information about the UC's legal service provider or 
attorney of record, immigration and administrative hearings, and 
provision of the Notice of Placement in a Restrictive Setting to the 
UC. The instrument also includes an area to upload legal documents.
    9. Legal Service Provider Record (Form L-6): This instrument is 
used by case managers to create a record containing certain information 
and documents that ORR makes accessible to ORR-funded legal service 
providers without requiring a formal records request.
    10. Motion for Change of Venue (Form L-7): This instrument is used 
by case managers to file a motion for change of venue when a UC is 
transferred or discharged to a new immigration court jurisdiction.
    11. Post Legal Status Plan (Form L-8): This instrument is used by 
case managers to create and obtain FFS Supervisor approval for a plan 
for UC expected to obtain legal status, at which time the UC must be 
released from ORR custody.
    Proposed revisions:
     Replace the term ``unaccompanied alien child (UAC)'' with 
``unaccompanied child (UC)'' throughout the instruments in this 
collection. Note that the screenshots of UC Path instruments attached 
to this memo do not reflect this change because it has not yet been 
developed in the system. However, the revision in terminology will be 
made before the system is launched.
     Remove the term ``alien'' from the title of this 
information collection and revise it to read ``Legal Services for 
Unaccompanied Children.''
    Respondents: ORR grantee and contractor staff, UC, parents/legal 
guardians of UC, attorneys of record, and legal service providers.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                   Annual total
                                                   Annual total      number of    Average burden   Annual total
                   Instrument                        number of     responses per    minutes per    burden hours
                                                    respondents     respondent       response
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Legal Service Provider List for UC in ORR Care               216           556.0              15          30,024
 (Form LRG-5/5s)................................
Request for a Flores Bond Hearing (Form LRG-7/               216             0.2              10               7
 7s)............................................
Motion to Request a Bond Hearing--Secure or                    8             3.0              10               4
 Staff Secure Custody (Form LRG-8A).............
Motion to Request a Bond Hearing--Non-Secure                 208             0.1              10               3
 Custody (Form LRG-8B)..........................
Request for Specific Consent to Juvenile Court                40             1.0              15              10
 Jurisdiction (Form L-1)........................
Specific Consent Request Case Summary (Form L-2)             216             0.2              20              14
Notice of Attorney Representation (Form L-3)....          13,000             1.0              15           3,250
UC Legal Information (Form L-4).................             216           241.0              60          52,056
Legal Service Provider Record (Form L-6)........             216           241.0               5           4,338
Change of Venue (Form L-7)......................             216           208.0              10           7,488
Post Legal Status Plan (Form L-8)...............             216            24.0              15           1,296
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours Total.........  ..............  ..............  ..............          98,490
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    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. 2021-18658 Filed 8-30-21; 8:45 am]
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