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Title: Annual Survey of Refugees.

OMB No.: 0970-0033

Description: The Annual Survey of Refugees collects information on the economic circumstances of a random sample of refugees, Amerasians, and entrants who arrived in the United States during the previous five years. The survey focuses on their training, labor force participation, and welfare utilization rates. Data are segmented by region of origin, State of resettlement, and number of months since arrival. From their responses, the Office of Refugees Resettlement reports on the economic adjustment of refugees to the American economy. These data are used by Congress in its annual deliberations of refugee admissions and funding and by program managers in formulating policies for the future direction of the Refugee Resettlement Program.

Respondents:

Annual Burden Estimates:

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Form2,0001.6666 (40 minutes)1,333

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,333.

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. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. e-mail address: rsargis@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection.

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.

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Dated: August 19, 2003.

Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-21629 Filed 8-22-03; 8:45 am]

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