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Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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Title: ORR State Plan for Grants to States for Refugee Resettlement.

OMB No. 0970-0351.

Description: A State Plan is required by 8 U.S.C. 1522 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) [Title IV, Sec. 412 of the Act] for each State agency requesting Federal funding for refugee resettlement under 8 U.S.C. 524 [Title IV, Sec. 414 of the Act], including Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance, Refugee Social Services, and Targeted Assistance program funding. The State Plan is a comprehensive narrative description of the nature and scope of a States programs and provides assurances that the programs will be administered in conformity with the specific requirements stipulated in 45 CFR 400.4-400.9. The State Plan must Start Printed Page 53907include all applicable State procedures, designations, and certifications for each requirement as well as supporting documentation. A State may use a pre-print format prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) or a different format, on the condition that the format used meets all of the State plan requirements under Title IV of the Act and ORR regulations at 45 CFR part 400.

There is no schedule for submission of this State Plan, as all States are currently operating under an approved plan and are in compliance with regulations at 45 CFR 400.4 400.9. Per 45 CFR 400.4(b), States need only certify that the approved plan is current and continues in effect, no later than 30 days after the beginning of the Federal fiscal year. Consistent with regulations, if States wish to revise or amend the plan, a revised plan or plan amendment must be submitted to ORR as described at 45 CFR 400.7 400.9.


Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Title IV State Plan50115750

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.

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: 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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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22078 Filed 8-29-11; 8:45 am]