Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) Program, 48583-48584 [E9-22967]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Recovery Act Reporting for the Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG). OMB Control Number: 2577–0263. Description of Information Collection: The ICDBG Recovery Act Grant Program for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages is a one-time grant program available in fiscal year 2009 in addition to the regular ICDBG funding competition. This program required eligible applicants to submit information to enable HUD to select the best projects for funding during the onetime competition. The collection of this information is essential for HUD to monitor grants and ensure that grantees are making proper use of federal funding. ICDBG funds are used for the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes as defined in 24 CFR 1003.4. The Recovery Act requires that, in selecting ICDBG projects to be funded, priority shall be given to projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days from the date the funds are made available to the recipients. The ICDBG program regulations require that quarterly and annual reports be submitted. In addition, the Recovery Act requires the collection of additional information for reporting purposes. The ICDBG program regulations can be found in 24 CFR Part 1003. Agency form number, if applicable: SF–269 (to be replaced by SF–425 effective 10/1/2009) Members of affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 respondents: The estimated total number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 1463; the number of respondents is 19; the frequency of response for each form varies from quarterly and annually. Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: September 17, 2009. Bessy Kong, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. E9–22966 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5282–N–07] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) Program AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Lillian L. Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202–402–8048 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Deitzer at Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other available information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Gimont, Director, Office of Block Grant Assistance, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7286, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–3587 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48583 review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Department did not publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the emergency request for approval of this information collection. A waiver for this Federal Register Notice was approved by OMB on April 13, 2009. This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) Program. OMB Control Number, if Applicable: 2506–0185. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This request identifies the reporting burden associated with information that NSP 2 grantees will report in the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR) for NSP 2 assisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and reporting requirements. Section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, each recipient that received recovery funds from a Federal agency shall submit a report to that agency that contains: (1) The total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) the amount of recovery funds received that were expended or obligated to projects or activities; and (3) a detailed list of all projects or activities for which recovery funds were expended or obligated, including the name of the project or activity; a description of the project or activity; an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; an estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and for infrastructure investments made by State and local E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 48584 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. Recipients must also report detailed information on any subcontracts or subgrants awarded by the recipient to include the data elements required to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109– 282), allowing aggregate reporting on awards below $25,000 or to individuals, as prescribed by the Director of OMB. Not later than 30 calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, each agency that made Recovery Act funds available to any recipient shall make the information in reports submitted publicly available by posting the information on a Web site. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of the Affected Public: Eligible NSP 2 grantees (States, units of local government, non-profit organizations and consortia that may include for-profit entities). Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of responses, frequency of responses, and hours of responses: The number of respondents is estimated at 80. The proposed frequency of the response to the collection is on a quarterly basis. The total estimated burden is 10,240 annual hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This submission is an extension of a previously approved emergency information collection. The current OMB approval expires on November 30, 2009. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: September 16, 2009. ´ Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning and Development. [FR Doc. E9–22967 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FR–5275–N–03] Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Notice of Proposed Membership of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On March 2, 2009, HUD published a Federal Register notice requesting nominations for membership on the negotiated rulemaking committee that will develop regulatory changes to programs authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and SelfDetermination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Changes to these programs were made by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008, which also directs that HUD undertake negotiated rulemaking to implement the statutory revisions. In accordance with section 564 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act, this notice establishes the committee, announces the names and affiliations of the committee’s proposed members, requests public comment on the committee and its proposed membership, explains how additional nominations for committee membership may be submitted, and provides other information regarding the negotiated rulemaking process. DATES: Comment Due Date: October 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications must refer to the above docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the rule. No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708– 3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rodger Boyd, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs, Room 4126, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone number: 202–401– 7914 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA) changed the way that housing assistance is provided to Native Americans. NAHASDA eliminated several separate assistance programs and replaced them with a single block grant program, known as the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. In addition, title VI of NAHASDA authorizes Federal guarantees for financing of certain tribal activities (Title VI Loan Guarantee Program). The regulations governing the IHBG and Title VI Loan Guarantee programs are located in part 1000 of HUD’s regulations in title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In accordance with section 106 of NAHASDA, HUD developed the regulations with active tribal participation and using the procedures of the Negotiated E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5282-N-07]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; 
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) Program

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development.

ACTION:  Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY:  The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: November 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control Number and should be sent to: Lillian L. Deitzer, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-
402-8048 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Deitzer at 
Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other 
available information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Gimont, Director, Office of 
Block Grant Assistance, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7286, Washington, DC 
20410; telephone (202) 708-3587 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The 
Department did not publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting 
comments on the emergency request for approval of this information 
collection. A waiver for this Federal Register Notice was approved by 
OMB on April 13, 2009.
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; 
including through the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP 2) 
Program.
    OMB Control Number, if Applicable: 2506-0185.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This 
request identifies the reporting burden associated with information 
that NSP 2 grantees will report in the Disaster Recovery Grant 
Reporting System (DRGR) for NSP 2 assisted activities, recordkeeping 
requirements, and reporting requirements. Section 1512 of the Recovery 
Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar 
quarter, each recipient that received recovery funds from a Federal 
agency shall submit a report to that agency that contains: (1) The 
total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) the 
amount of recovery funds received that were expended or obligated to 
projects or activities; and (3) a detailed list of all projects or 
activities for which recovery funds were expended or obligated, 
including the name of the project or activity; a description of the 
project or activity; an evaluation of the completion status of the 
project or activity; an estimate of the number of jobs created and the 
number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and for 
infrastructure investments made by State and local

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governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for 
funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under 
the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if 
there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. Recipients must 
also report detailed information on any subcontracts or subgrants 
awarded by the recipient to include the data elements required to 
comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency act of 
2006 (Pub. L. 109-282), allowing aggregate reporting on awards below 
$25,000 or to individuals, as prescribed by the Director of OMB. Not 
later than 30 calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, 
each agency that made Recovery Act funds available to any recipient 
shall make the information in reports submitted publicly available by 
posting the information on a Web site.
    Agency Form Numbers: None.
    Members of the Affected Public: Eligible NSP 2 grantees (States, 
units of local government, non-profit organizations and consortia that 
may include for-profit entities).
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of responses, frequency of 
responses, and hours of responses: The number of respondents is 
estimated at 80. The proposed frequency of the response to the 
collection is on a quarterly basis. The total estimated burden is 
10,240 annual hours.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This submission is 
an extension of a previously approved emergency information collection. 
The current OMB approval expires on November 30, 2009.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: September 16, 2009.
Mercedes M[aacute]rquez,
Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. E9-22967 Filed 9-22-09; 8:45 am]
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