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HHS/ACF RIN: 0970-AC93 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Unaccompanied Children Program Foundational Rule 

This rule would establish the regulatory framework for a variety of activities currently conducted by the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Unaccompanied Children (UC) Program. The rule would target activities currently mandated under the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), and it would further strengthen and codify additional protections and service provisions for unaccompanied children.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 410   
Legal Authority: sec. 462 of the Homeland Security Act (6 U.S.C. 279)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/04/2023  88 FR 68908   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/04/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Toby Robert McFarren Biswas
Director of Policy
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Refugee Resettlement, Unaccompanied Children Bureau, 330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 555-4440