Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Section 108 Program Assessment, 8728-8729 [2010-3751]

Download as PDF 8728 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / Notices Dated: February 19, 2010. Sahira Rafiullah, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. 7581; telephone 202–372–1532, fax 202–372–1991, or e-mail at john.k.bobb@uscg.mil. [FR Doc. 2010–3871 Filed 2–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2010–0125] Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, Ohio. GLPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes, including the rules and regulations that govern the registration, operating requirements, and training policies for all U.S. registered pilots. The Committee also advises on matters related to ratemaking to determine the appropriate charge for pilot services on the Great Lakes. DATES: GLPAC will meet on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, and Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting may close early if all business is finished. Written material and requests to make oral presentations or to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee should reach us on or before March 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: GLPAC will meet at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, 1055 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114, in the main conference room. Members of the public must produce valid photo identification for access to the facility. Send written material and requests relating to the GLPAC meeting to Mr. John Bobb (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Electronically submitted material must be in Adobe or Microsoft Word format. A copy of this notice is available in our online docket, USCG–2010–0125, at http:// www.regulations.gov; enter the docket number for this notice (USCG–2010– 0125) in the Search box, and click ‘‘Go.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Bobb, GLPAC Assistant Designated Federal Official (ADFO), Commandant (CG–54121), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street, SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC 20593– VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:34 Feb 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 The GLPAC is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463). It was established under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 9307, and advises the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard on Great Lakes pilot registration, operating requirements, training policies, and pilotage rates. GLPAC meets at least once a year but may also meet at other times at the call of the Secretary. Further information about GLPAC is available by searching on ‘‘Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee’’ at http://www.fido.gov/ facadatabase/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda of Meeting The agenda for the March 16–17, 2010 Committee meeting is as follows: (1) Continue the GLPAC review of public comments solicited by the Coast Guard in the Federal Register of July 21, 2009 (‘‘Great Lakes Pilotage Ratemaking Methodology,’’ 74 FR 35838), in accordance with requirements of 46 U.S.C. 9307(d) for Coast Guard consultation with GLPAC before taking any significant action relating to Great Lakes pilotage; and (2) Appointment of seventh member in compliance with requirements of 46 U.S.C. 9307(b)(2)(E). Applications for this position were solicited in a Federal Register notice published August 26, 2009 (74 FR 43148) and will be accepted until the position is filled. Procedural The meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early if all business is finished. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during the meeting. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. John Bobb (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) as soon as possible. Dated: February 19, 2010. W.A. Muilenburg, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Waterways Management. [FR Doc. 2010–3836 Filed 2–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5382–N–02] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Section 108 Program Assessment AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. 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: Comment Due Date: April 26, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judson L. James, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 457 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–5707 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of the proposed data collection and other available documents may be obtained from Mr. James. This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected 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, such as permitting electronic submission of responses. Title of Proposal: Section 108 Program Assessment. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2010 / Notices Development’s (HUD) Section 108 program is the loan guarantee provision of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. It provides an upfront source of community and economic development financing, allowing an entitlement grantee to borrow up to five times its annual approved CDBG entitlement amount. Grantees address housing, community development, and economic development needs of low- and moderate-income persons and communities. The Section 108 loan guarantee program facilitates the financing of physical and economic revitalization projects—such as neighborhood commercial centers, small business incubators, industrial park rehabilitation, affordable housing activities, or office center construction— that have the potential for renewing neighborhoods or providing affordable housing to low- and moderate-income persons. HUD acts as the guarantor of a Section 108 loan made from privatemarket funds, promising investors that the loan will be repaid. The survey is an essential part of a comprehensive evaluation of the Section 108 program, addressed to questions and concerns raised in a recent PART review of the Section 108 program by OMB. In addition to documenting the types of projects funded through Section 108 loans in recent years (FY 2002–FY 2007), the study will develop data from administrative loan files, selected site visits, and a survey of local administrators of all Section 108 loans for the FY 2002–FY 2007 period. The survey will confirm and extend the initial project descriptions found in the administrative files to permit more extensive analysis of the characteristics and progress of the activities funded by these loans. This study will increase understanding of the role of the Section 108 program in the community and economic development strategies of local governments, seek to identify the consequences of Section 108 projects, and identify ways to improve the measurement of the performance of Section 108 loans. Members of affected public: Local administrators of Section 108 loans made in FY 2002 to FY 2007, involving a total of approximately 320 loans. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The researchers will survey the universe of local administrators of the roughly 320 Section 108 loans approved between FY 2002 and FY 2007. The surveys are VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:34 Feb 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 expected to last 90 minutes. This constitutes a total burden hour estimate of 480 burden hours. Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: January 28, 2010. Raphael W. Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2010–3751 Filed 2–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5380–N–10] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application and Re-certification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organization in FHA Activities AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. 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: April 26, 2010. 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: Leroy McKinney Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–8048 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ´ Program Contact, Ruth Roman Director, Program Support Division, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2112 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8729 review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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 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: Application and Recertification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organizations in FHA Activities. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0540. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUDApproved nonprofit organizations participate in the Discount Sales program as FHA insured mortgagors or provide downpayment assistance to homebuyers in the form of secondary financing. A nonprofit organization must be HUD-approved and meet specific requirements to remain on the Nonprofit Organization Roster (Roster). This includes an application, affordable housing plan, annual reports, and required record keeping. HUD uses the information to ensure that a nonprofit organization meets the requirements to participate in Single Family programs. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 11,760. The number of respondents is 355, the number of responses is 1,730, the frequency of response is one or four depending on activity, and the burden hour per response is 6.79. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5382-N-02]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Section 108 Program Assessment

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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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: Comment Due Date: April 26, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should 
be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and 
Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, 
SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judson L. James, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 457 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; 
telephone (202) 402-5707 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of 
the proposed data collection and other available documents may be 
obtained from Mr. James.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice is soliciting comments from 
members of the public and affected 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, such as permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Title of Proposal: Section 108 Program Assessment.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

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Development's (HUD) Section 108 program is the loan guarantee provision 
of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. It provides an 
upfront source of community and economic development financing, 
allowing an entitlement grantee to borrow up to five times its annual 
approved CDBG entitlement amount. Grantees address housing, community 
development, and economic development needs of low- and moderate-income 
persons and communities. The Section 108 loan guarantee program 
facilitates the financing of physical and economic revitalization 
projects--such as neighborhood commercial centers, small business 
incubators, industrial park rehabilitation, affordable housing 
activities, or office center construction--that have the potential for 
renewing neighborhoods or providing affordable housing to low- and 
moderate-income persons. HUD acts as the guarantor of a Section 108 
loan made from private-market funds, promising investors that the loan 
will be repaid.
    The survey is an essential part of a comprehensive evaluation of 
the Section 108 program, addressed to questions and concerns raised in 
a recent PART review of the Section 108 program by OMB. In addition to 
documenting the types of projects funded through Section 108 loans in 
recent years (FY 2002-FY 2007), the study will develop data from 
administrative loan files, selected site visits, and a survey of local 
administrators of all Section 108 loans for the FY 2002-FY 2007 period. 
The survey will confirm and extend the initial project descriptions 
found in the administrative files to permit more extensive analysis of 
the characteristics and progress of the activities funded by these 
loans. This study will increase understanding of the role of the 
Section 108 program in the community and economic development 
strategies of local governments, seek to identify the consequences of 
Section 108 projects, and identify ways to improve the measurement of 
the performance of Section 108 loans.
    Members of affected public: Local administrators of Section 108 
loans made in FY 2002 to FY 2007, involving a total of approximately 
320 loans.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency 
of response, and hours of response: The researchers will survey the 
universe of local administrators of the roughly 320 Section 108 loans 
approved between FY 2002 and FY 2007. The surveys are expected to last 
90 minutes. This constitutes a total burden hour estimate of 480 burden 
hours.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: January 28, 2010.
Raphael W. Bostic,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-3751 Filed 2-24-10; 8:45 am]
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