Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program; Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments Contracts and Tenancy Addenda, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information for Additional Renewal Funding, and the Project-Based Voucher Program, 37825-37826 [2010-15874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Notices Dated: June 24, 2010. David V. Aguilar, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–15909 Filed 6–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5380–N–26] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily and Care-Type Facilities mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed the Minimum Property Standards (MPS) program in order to minimize potential losses for single and multi-family homes purchased with insured loans. To achieve this objective, the program established a system to review, evaluate, and approve construction materials for use in such homes to ensure that the homes would perform for the life of the loan. The end goal of the MPS program is to establish certain minimum standards for buildings constructed under HUD housing programs. DATES: Comments Due Date: August 30, 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: 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) 402–5564 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Program Contact, Elizabeth Cocke, Office of Manufactured Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–6423 (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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily and Care-type facilities. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0321. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The minimum property standards describe physical standards for housing. They are intended to provide a sound basis for determining the acceptability of housing built under the HUD mortgage insurance and low-rent public housing 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 8400. The number of respondents is 1200, the number of responses is 1200, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is 10. 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. Dated: June 24, 2010. Ronald Y. Spraker, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–15873 Filed 6–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37825 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5383–N–12] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program; Application, Allowances for TenantFurnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments Contracts and Tenancy Addenda, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information for Additional Renewal Funding, and the Project-Based Voucher Program AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 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: August 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/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., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410– 5000; telephone 202–402–5564, (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Mr. McKinney at Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dacia Rogers, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4116, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202–402–3374, (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37826 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 125 / Wednesday, June 30, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 submissions of responses. This Notice Also Lists the Following Information Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts, Tenancy Addendum, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information Requirements for Additional Renewal Funding and the Project-Based Voucher program. OMB Control Number: 2577–0169. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding which specifies the number of units requested, as well as the PHA’s objectives and plans for administering the HCV program. The application is reviewed by the HUD Field Office and ranked according to the PHA’s administrative capability, the need for housing assistance, and other factors specified in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The PHAs must establish a utility allowance schedule for all utilities and other services. Units must be inspected using HUD prescribed forms to determine if the units meet the housing quality standards (HQS) of the HCV program. PHAs are also required to maintain financial reports in accordance with accepted accounting standards. The PHA is required to submit one financial document into an internet-based Voucher Management System four times a year. After the family is issued a HCV to search for a unit, the family must VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 Jun 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 complete and submit to the PHA a Request for Tenancy Approval when it finds a unit which is suitable for its needs. Initial PHAs will use a standardized form to submit portability information to the receiving PHA who will also use the form for monthly portability billing. PHAs and Owners will enter into HAP Contacts each providing information on rents, payments, certifications, notifications, and Owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A tenancy addendum is included in the HAP contract as well as incorporated in the lease between the owner and the family. Families that participate in the Homeownership program will execute a statement regarding their responsibilities and execute contracts of sale including an additional contract of sale for new construction units. PHAs that wish to voluntarily transfer their HCV programs will notify HUD for approval and, once approved, all affected families and owners of the divested PHA. PHAs participating in the Project-Based Voucher program will enter into Agreements with developing owners, HAP contacts with the existing and New Construction/Substantial Rehabilitation owners, Statement of Family Responsibility with the family and a lease Addendum will be provided for execution between the family and the owner. Agency form numbers: HUD–52515, HUD–52667, HUD–52580, HUD–52580– A, HUD–52681, HUD–52681–B, HUD– 52672, HUD–52517, HUD–52646, HUD– 52665, HUD–52641, HUD–52641–A, HUD 52642, HUD 52642–A, HUD 52649, HUD 52531A, 52531B, HUD 52530A, HUD 52530B, HUD 52530C, HUD 52578B. Members of the Affected Public: State and Local Governments, businesses or other for-profits. 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 Number of respondents (2450 PHAs + 245,000 families + 245,000 tenant-based owners) = 492,450 total respondents. Hours per response varies for each form varies from annually, quarterly and onoccasion. Total annual burden hours 1,238,448. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 24, 2010. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2010–15874 Filed 6–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5383–N–11] Proposed Information Collection to OMB Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program (Combined and Simplified Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements); Withdrawal of Notice AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice, withdrawal. SUMMARY: The Office of the Chief Information Officer is announcing the withdrawal of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program (Combined and Simplified Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements) proposed information collection published on May 21, 2010. DATES: The withdrawal is effective June 30, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dacia Rogers, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4116, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202–402–3374, (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD established a working group to streamline the Indian Housing Plan (IHP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) to address the amendments which were made in the NAHASDA Reauthorization Act of 2008. The objective of the IHP/APR streamlining was to reduce the reporting burden on tribes and tribally designated housing entities. It was HUD’s intention to publish the notice to maintain momentum as we continued with the negotiated rule making process. At this time, HUD is withdrawing the emergency comment request for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program (Combined and Simplified Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements) Notice of Proposed Information Collection published on May 21, 2010. Tribes and tribally designated housing entities should continue to use the current versions of the Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Report until further notice. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5383-N-12]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for 
the Housing Choice Voucher Program; Application, Allowances for Tenant-
Furnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for 
Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing 
Assistance Payments Contracts and Tenancy Addenda, Homeownership 
Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers, 
Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information for Additional Renewal 
Funding, and the Project-Based Voucher Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, 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: August 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/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., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410-5000; 
telephone 202-402-5564, (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Mr. 
McKinney at Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech 
impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339. (Other than the HUD 
USER information line and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-
free).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dacia Rogers, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4116, Washington, DC 
20410; telephone 202-402-3374, (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for

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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 submissions of responses.

This Notice Also Lists the Following Information

    Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: 
Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, 
Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, 
Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts, 
Tenancy Addendum, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for 
Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information 
Requirements for Additional Renewal Funding and the Project-Based 
Voucher program.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0169.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: 
Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding 
which specifies the number of units requested, as well as the PHA's 
objectives and plans for administering the HCV program. The application 
is reviewed by the HUD Field Office and ranked according to the PHA's 
administrative capability, the need for housing assistance, and other 
factors specified in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The 
PHAs must establish a utility allowance schedule for all utilities and 
other services. Units must be inspected using HUD prescribed forms to 
determine if the units meet the housing quality standards (HQS) of the 
HCV program. PHAs are also required to maintain financial reports in 
accordance with accepted accounting standards. The PHA is required to 
submit one financial document into an internet-based Voucher Management 
System four times a year. After the family is issued a HCV to search 
for a unit, the family must complete and submit to the PHA a Request 
for Tenancy Approval when it finds a unit which is suitable for its 
needs. Initial PHAs will use a standardized form to submit portability 
information to the receiving PHA who will also use the form for monthly 
portability billing. PHAs and Owners will enter into HAP Contacts each 
providing information on rents, payments, certifications, 
notifications, and Owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A 
tenancy addendum is included in the HAP contract as well as 
incorporated in the lease between the owner and the family. Families 
that participate in the Homeownership program will execute a statement 
regarding their responsibilities and execute contracts of sale 
including an additional contract of sale for new construction units. 
PHAs that wish to voluntarily transfer their HCV programs will notify 
HUD for approval and, once approved, all affected families and owners 
of the divested PHA. PHAs participating in the Project-Based Voucher 
program will enter into Agreements with developing owners, HAP contacts 
with the existing and New Construction/Substantial Rehabilitation 
owners, Statement of Family Responsibility with the family and a lease 
Addendum will be provided for execution between the family and the 
owner.
    Agency form numbers: HUD-52515, HUD-52667, HUD-52580, HUD-52580-A, 
HUD-52681, HUD-52681-B, HUD-52672, HUD-52517, HUD-52646, HUD-52665, 
HUD-52641, HUD-52641-A, HUD 52642, HUD 52642-A, HUD 52649, HUD 52531A, 
52531B, HUD 52530A, HUD 52530B, HUD 52530C, HUD 52578B.
    Members of the Affected Public: State and Local Governments, 
businesses or other for-profits.
    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 Number of respondents (2450 
PHAs + 245,000 families + 245,000 tenant-based owners) = 492,450 total 
respondents. Hours per response varies for each form varies from 
annually, quarterly and on-occasion. Total annual burden hours 
1,238,448.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Extension of a 
currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: June 24, 2010.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Programs, and Legislative 
Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2010-15874 Filed 6-29-10; 8:45 am]
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