Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR Data Collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees (OMB #0907-0033)

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 138 (Thursday, July 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34395-34396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15274]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
Proposed Information Collection Activity; ORR Data Collection for
the Annual Survey of Refugees (OMB #0907-0033)
AGENCY:  Office of Refugee Resettlement; Administration for Children
and Families; HHS.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
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SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks an update to
the existing data collection for the Annual Survey of Refugees. The
Annual Survey of Refugees is a yearly sample survey of refugee
households entering the U.S. in the previous five fiscal years. The
requested update is based upon results of a multi-year effort in
instrument redesign and field testing. ACF estimates the proposed
changes will increase response burden from 30 to 45 minutes per
respondent.
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, the Administration for Children and Families 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, 330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All
requests, emailed or written should be identified by the title of the
information collection.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Description: Data from the Annual Survey of Refugees are used to
meet the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Congressional reporting
requirements, as set forth in the Refugee Act of 1980 (Section 413(a)
of the Immigration and Nationality Act). The Office of Refugee
Resettlement makes survey findings available to the general public and
uses findings for the purposes of program planning, policy-making, and
budgeting.
    The requested update reflects changes to the survey instrument to:
Enhance ORR's understanding of refugees' resettlement experiences;
streamline the collection of household-level information; and improve
data reliability and validity.
    Respondents: The Annual Survey of Refugees secures a nationally
representative sample of refugee households arriving in the United
States in the previous five fiscal years.
                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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ORR-9 (Annual Survey of                     6000            2000               1             .75            1500
 Refugees)......................
Pre-Survey Information Form.....            6000            2000               1             .05             100
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600
    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: Sec. 413. [8 U.S.C. 1523]
Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15274 Filed 7-17-19; 8:45 am]
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