Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Housing Counseling Outcomes Study, 8983-8984 [2010-4007]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2010 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES examines data and information on the effectiveness and appropriateness of medical items and services that are covered or eligible for coverage under Medicare. The Committee works from an agenda provided by the Designated Federal Official that lists specific issues, and develops technical advice to assist us in determining reasonable and necessary applications of medical services and technology when we make national coverage decisions for Medicare. The Committee also advises CMS as part of Medicare’s ‘‘coverage with evidence development’’ activities. II. Provisions of the Notice As of June 2010, there will be 34 terms of membership expiring, 1 of which is a nonvoting industry representative and 4 are voting patient advocates. Accordingly, we are requesting nominations for both voting and nonvoting members to serve on the MEDCAC. 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Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or contracts in order to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. Members are invited to serve for overlapping 2-year terms. A member may serve after the expiration of the member’s term until a successor takes office. Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified persons. Self-nominations are also accepted. The current Secretary’s Charter for the MEDCAC is available on the CMS Web site at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/FACA/ Downloads/medcaccharter.pdf, or you may obtain a copy of the charter by submitting a request to the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: February 23, 2010. Barry M. Straube, CMS Chief Medical Officer, Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2010–4019 Filed 2–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8983 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5382–N–03] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Housing Counseling Outcomes Study 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: Comments Due Date: April 27, 2010. 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: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410–5000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marina L. Myhre, (202) 708–3700, extension 5705 for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is not a toll-free number.) The Department will submit 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). 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 (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). This Notice also lists the following information: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 8984 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2010 / Notices Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Outcomes Study. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request is for the clearance of survey instruments designed to provide statistically accurate information on the outcomes realized by clients of HUDapproved counseling agencies seeking assistance to either purchase a home (pre-purchase clients) or to resolve or prevent mortgage delinquency (postpurchase clients). Fourteen-hundred and thirty counseling clients have already been recruited to voluntarily participate in the study. In granting their informed consent to participate in the study, these counseling clients agreed to be contacted by telephone 12 months following the receipt of counseling to complete a survey about their counseling experience and their current housing situation. The purpose of this survey is to gather information needed to both document the share of clients realizing different outcomes following counseling and to analyze how these outcomes vary with the characteristics of clients and the services they receive. OMB Approval Number: Pending. Agency form numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: Fourteenhundred and thirty housing counseling clients. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The average time per client for completing the telephone survey is one-half hour. Of the fourteenhundred and thirty clients in the study, 978 are expected to complete the survey. Thus, total burden hours are 489 hours for counseling clients. 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: February 21, 2010. Raphael W. Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2010–4007 Filed 2–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Feb 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5384–N–04] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; SemiAnnual Labor Standards Enforcement Report AGENCY: Office of Labor Relations, Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, 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 27, 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., Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410 or Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jade Banks, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Labor Relations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 2102, Washington, DC 20410 or Jade.M.Banks@hud.gov, telephone (202) 402–5475 (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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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: Semi-annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501–0019 Description of the need for the information and proposed use: All Federal agencies administering programs subject to Davis-Bacon wage provisions are required by Department of Labor (DOL) regulations (29 CFR Part 5, Section 5.7(b)) to submit a report of all new covered contracts/projects and all enforcement activities each six months. In order for HUD to comply with this requirement, it must collect contract and enforcement information from local and tribal agencies that administer HUD-assisted programs subject to Davis-Bacon requirements. (State agencies that administer HUDassisted programs may report directly to DOL or may report through HUD, at the discretion of each state.) HUD requests that such agencies complete and submit a Semi-annual Enforcement Report each six months. HUD and reporting agencies must retain a copy of the Semi-annual Enforcement Report in its files. Agency form numbers, if applicable: Forms HUD–4710, HUD–4710i. 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 estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 10,000; the number of respondents is 5,000; the frequency of response is semi-annually; and the hours per response is 2. Recordkeeping requirements add an additional 2,500 hours for a total of 12,500 hours per year. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: February 22, 2010. Waite H. Madison, Director, Office of Labor Relations. [FR Doc. 2010–4008 Filed 2–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-4007]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5382-N-03]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Housing Counseling Outcomes Study

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: Comments Due Date: April 27, 2010.

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: Reports Liaison Officer, Office 
of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marina L. Myhre, (202) 708-3700, 
extension 5705 for copies of the proposed forms and other available 
documents. (This is not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit 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). 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 (e.g., permitting electronic submission 
of responses).
    This Notice also lists the following information:

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    Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Outcomes Study.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
request is for the clearance of survey instruments designed to provide 
statistically accurate information on the outcomes realized by clients 
of HUD-approved counseling agencies seeking assistance to either 
purchase a home (pre-purchase clients) or to resolve or prevent 
mortgage delinquency (post-purchase clients). Fourteen-hundred and 
thirty counseling clients have already been recruited to voluntarily 
participate in the study. In granting their informed consent to 
participate in the study, these counseling clients agreed to be 
contacted by telephone 12 months following the receipt of counseling to 
complete a survey about their counseling experience and their current 
housing situation. The purpose of this survey is to gather information 
needed to both document the share of clients realizing different 
outcomes following counseling and to analyze how these outcomes vary 
with the characteristics of clients and the services they receive.
    OMB Approval Number: Pending.
    Agency form numbers: None.
    Members of Affected Public: Fourteen-hundred and thirty housing 
counseling clients.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The average time per client for 
completing the telephone survey is one-half hour. Of the fourteen-
hundred and thirty clients in the study, 978 are expected to complete 
the survey. Thus, total burden hours are 489 hours for counseling 
clients.
    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: February 21, 2010.
Raphael W. Bostic,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-4007 Filed 2-25-10; 8:45 am]
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