Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plans; Notice of Informal Meeting, 33456-33457 [E9-16542]

Download as PDF 33456 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 132 / Monday, July 13, 2009 / Notices for families.’’ These instruments establish the research foundation on which the Department can meet that direction. They will permit the research team a set of baseline characteristics and conditions for both an experimental and a control group with which later characteristics and conditions for those same participants can be compared. A subsequent Federal Register Notice will include the follow-on survey which will permit the Department to report on the effects of various housing and services interventions on homeless families over time. Members of affected public: Households. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: ESTIMATED RESPONDENT BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Average time to complete (minimum, maximum) in minutes Form Respondent sample Number of respondents Baseline Survey ....................................... All enrolled families (N=3,000). All enrolled families (N=3,000). All enrolled families (N=3,000). Staff from programs providing services in the studied interventions. 3,000 ....................... 40 (35, 50) 1 .............................. 2,000 3,000 ....................... 10 (8, 15) 2 .............................. 1,000 3,000 ....................... 5 (3, 10) 3 .............................. 750 300 (up to 25 respondents in each site). 60 3 responses per respondent to collect all needed program information. 900 ................................. ................................. ........................ Tracking Interview .................................... Tracking Letters ....................................... Key Informant Interviews ......................... Total Burden Hours .................................. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1 et seq. Dated: July 2, 2009. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. E9–16547 Filed 7–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5338–N–01] Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plans; Notice of Informal Meeting mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of an informal meeting that HUD intends to hold for the purpose of obtaining individual views and gathering information on specific issues related to HUD’s intended development of a proposed rule concerning the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing. The issues for which HUD seeks input are primarily directed to improving HUD’s oversight of recipients’ implementation of the duty VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:36 Jul 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 to affirmatively further fair housing. HUD specifically invites to this meeting representatives of fair housing and civil rights organizations, State and local governments, public housing agencies, private and public housing providers, lending institutions, and other interested members of the public. Date and Location of Meeting: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, at HUD Headquarters, in Suite A of the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium, first floor of the Robert Weaver Building (HUD Headquarters), 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Room 5100, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–708–4252 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. A central part of HUD’s mission is to ensure nondiscrimination in its programs and to promote fair and equal opportunities for all individuals. HUD and its program recipients have the statutory responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing opportunities in HUD programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency ................................. Total burden (hours) 4,650 If you are interested in participating in the July 22, 2009, meeting, please send an e-mail to: affh@hud.gov. The following information should be included in the e-mail: (a) Your full name; (b) name of your organization; (c) telephone number; (d) e-mail address; and (e) make, model, and serial number of laptop, if you plan on bringing a laptop computer to the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain views, opinions, perspectives, and suggestions from meeting participants, rather than try and reach consensus on affirmatively furthering fair housing. Specific issues that HUD will ask meeting participants to address include the following: • How can the existing process be improved; • What documentation recipients currently use to demonstrate compliance with affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements and to support their certifications to affirmatively further fair housing; • What factors should be included in an analysis of impediments for fair housing choice (AI); • How often should the AIs be updated, while not creating undue burden; • What are the advantages and disadvantages of creating a regional approach to affirmatively further fair housing; and • What can communities and public housing agencies do to reduce housing segregation and increase housing E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 132 / Monday, July 13, 2009 / Notices opportunities for protected classes under the Federal housing civil rights laws. The views, suggestions, and information provided at the July 22, 2009, informal meeting will inform HUD as it considers changes to improve HUD’s guidance to grantees and enhance HUD’s regulatory oversight. Dated: July 6, 2009. ˜ John Trasvina, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. [FR Doc. E9–16542 Filed 7–8–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Christy Favorite, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication II Branch. [FR Doc. E9–16413 Filed 7–10–09; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [AA–11153–31; AK–965–1410–KC–P] Geological Survey Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the reserved mineral estate in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and Sec. 12(b)(3) of the Act of January 2, 1976, will be issued to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. The lands are in the vicinity of Hicks and Pinochle Creeks, Alaska, and are located in: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 20 N., R. 9 E., Secs. 16, 19, and 20; Secs. 21, 22, and 23; Secs. 25 to 30, inclusive; Sec. 35. Containing 2,995.91 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until August 12, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 18:36 Jul 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 John Mahoney, USGS (206–220–4621). Bureau of Land Management VerDate Nov<24>2008 mailing address, e-mail address, phone number). 2. A statement summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in Committee membership and describing the nominee’s ability to represent a stakeholder group. 3. A biographical sketch, resume, or vita. 4. One letter of reference and a list of two additional references with contact information. Additional information and instructions about the nomination process are posted on the NGAC Web page at http://www.fgdc.gov/ngac. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: 33457 Call for Nominations to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Call for Nominations, National Geospatial Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to serve on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee established under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), through the FGDC Chair (the Secretary of the Interior or designee), related to management of Federal geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–16 and Executive Order 12906. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community. DATES: Nominations to participate on this Committee must be received by August 21, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send nominations electronically to ngacnominations@fgdc.gov, or by mail to John Mahoney, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, 909 First Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104. Nominations should include: 1. Contact information for the nominee (name, title, organization, PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Committee conducts its operations in accordance with the provisions of the FACA. It reports to the Secretary of the Interior through the Chair of the FGDC Steering Committee and functions solely as an advisory body. The Committee provides recommendations and advice to the Department and the FGDC on policy and management issues related to the effective operation of Federal geospatial programs. The NGAC includes 25–30 members, selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners involved in national geospatial activities. NGAC members are appointed for staggered terms, and approximately one-half of the seats on the committee will be appointed during this round of appointments. Nominations will be reviewed by the FGDC. Additional information may be requested from nominees. Final selection and appointment of committee members will be made by the Secretary of the Interior. The Committee meets approximately 3–4 times per year. Committee members will serve without compensation. Travel and per diem costs will be provided for Committee members by USGS. The USGS will provide necessary support services to the Committee. Committee meetings will be open to the public. Notice of committee meetings will be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days before the date of the meeting. The public will have an opportunity to provide input at these meetings. In accordance with FACA, a copy of the Committee’s charter will be filed with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. The current version of the NGAC charter is available at http://www.fgdc.gov/ngac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-16542]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5338-N-01]


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and Fair Housing Plans; 
Notice of Informal Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public of an informal meeting that HUD 
intends to hold for the purpose of obtaining individual views and 
gathering information on specific issues related to HUD's intended 
development of a proposed rule concerning the obligation to 
affirmatively further fair housing. The issues for which HUD seeks 
input are primarily directed to improving HUD's oversight of 
recipients' implementation of the duty to affirmatively further fair 
housing. HUD specifically invites to this meeting representatives of 
fair housing and civil rights organizations, State and local 
governments, public housing agencies, private and public housing 
providers, lending institutions, and other interested members of the 
public.
    Date and Location of Meeting: The meeting will be held on 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, at HUD 
Headquarters, in Suite A of the Brooke-Mondale Auditorium, first floor 
of the Robert Weaver Building (HUD Headquarters), 451 7th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Greene, General Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Room 5100, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20410; telephone number 202-708-4252 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this telephone 
number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A central part of HUD's mission is to ensure 
nondiscrimination in its programs and to promote fair and equal 
opportunities for all individuals. HUD and its program recipients have 
the statutory responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing 
opportunities in HUD programs.
    If you are interested in participating in the July 22, 2009, 
meeting, please send an e-mail to: affh@hud.gov. The following 
information should be included in the e-mail: (a) Your full name; (b) 
name of your organization; (c) telephone number; (d) e-mail address; 
and (e) make, model, and serial number of laptop, if you plan on 
bringing a laptop computer to the meeting.
    The purpose of this meeting is to obtain views, opinions, 
perspectives, and suggestions from meeting participants, rather than 
try and reach consensus on affirmatively furthering fair housing. 
Specific issues that HUD will ask meeting participants to address 
include the following:
     How can the existing process be improved;
     What documentation recipients currently use to demonstrate 
compliance with affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements and 
to support their certifications to affirmatively further fair housing;
     What factors should be included in an analysis of 
impediments for fair housing choice (AI);
     How often should the AIs be updated, while not creating 
undue burden;
     What are the advantages and disadvantages of creating a 
regional approach to affirmatively further fair housing; and
     What can communities and public housing agencies do to 
reduce housing segregation and increase housing

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opportunities for protected classes under the Federal housing civil 
rights laws.
    The views, suggestions, and information provided at the July 22, 
2009, informal meeting will inform HUD as it considers changes to 
improve HUD's guidance to grantees and enhance HUD's regulatory 
oversight.

    Dated: July 6, 2009.
John Trasvi[ntilde]a,
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
[FR Doc. E9-16542 Filed 7-8-09; 4:15 pm]
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