Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment, 81634-81635 [2010-32684]

Download as PDF 81634 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices The Department is submitting this proposed information collection requirement to OMB for 2529–0050, as described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed information collection in order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information 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 proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information which must be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., electronic transmission of data. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Regulation OMB Control Number, if Applicable: 2529–0050. Description of Information Collection: The proposed information collection is intended to assess the qualifications and eligibility of applicants for funding under the Section 3 Program Coordination and Implementation Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). It will assess each applicant’s ability to hire a Section 3 Program Coordinator who will be responsible for carrying out key assignments that will produce employment, training, and contracting opportunities for low- and very lowincome persons and certain businesses located in the community that the Coordinator serves. Recipients of funding under this NOFA will also be required to submit quarterly and annual reports to the Department documenting their progress and performance with accomplishing goals under the NOFA. This information will be submitted to HUD in the form of narrative reports that are based on milestones and deliverables established in the grantee’s Work Plan. Agency Form Number(s), if Applicable: Forms SF–424, SF–424 Supplement, SF LLL, HUD 965, HUD 966, HUD 967, HUD–2880, HUD 2990, HUD 2993, HUD–424CB, HUD– 424CBW, HUD–2994–A, HUD–27300, HUD–96010, and 96011. Members of Affected Public: States, units of local government, Public Housing Authorities, Indian Housing Authorities, Indian Tribes, or other public bodies. Estimation of the Total Numbers of Hours Needed To Prepare the VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 Information Collection Including the Number of Respondents, Frequency of Response, and Hours of Response: An estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 10 hours, the likely number of respondents is 515 applicants, with a frequency of response of 5 per annum. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Proposed new collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 16, 2010. Staci Gilliam, Director, Economic Opportunity Division. [FR Doc. 2010–32681 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5376–N–127] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This request is for the clearance of onsite data collection from public housing agencies (PHAs). The proposed data collection has three purposes: (1) To identify a sample of PHAs that are verified to be operating high-performing and efficient HCV programs, (2) to test alternative methods of measuring time spent on administrative functions in the HCV program, and (3) to collect information on the factors that affect administrative costs in the HCV program. The proposed data collection will take place through site visits to 60 PHAs and will include interviews with PHA staff, interviews with program partners, and reviews of client files and administrative data collected by the PHA, included documentation related to the HCV program budget. In addition, at 5 of the 60 sites the research team will beta-test three alternative methods of collecting data on PHA staff time spent on the range of activities required to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administer the HCV program. The results of the site visits and beta-tests will be used to develop the research design, sampling approach, and data collection instruments for a national study of the costs of administering the HCV program based on direct measurement of staff and other program costs among a sample of highperforming HCV programs. The results of this national study—for which separate OMB clearance will be sought—will be used to estimate administrative fees and develop a new administrative fee allocation formula for the HCV program. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number (2528–Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study) and should be sent to: Ross A. Rutledge, HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: Ross.A.Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; Fax: 202–395–3086. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette.Pollard@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. 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 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 28, 2010 / Notices other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study. Description of Information Collection: This request is for the clearance of onsite data collection from public housing agencies (PHAs). The proposed data collection has three purposes: (1) To identify a sample of PHAs that are verified to be operating high-performing and efficient HCV programs, (2) to test alternative methods of measuring time spent on administrative functions in the HCV program, and (3) to collect information on the factors that affect administrative costs in the HCV program. The proposed data collection will take place through site visits to 60 PHAs and will include interviews with PHA staff, interviews with program partners, and reviews of client files and administrative data collected by the PHA, included documentation related to the HCV program budget. In addition, at 5 of the 60 sites the research team will beta-test three alternative methods of collecting data on PHA staff time spent on the range of activities required to administer the HCV program. The results of the site visits and beta-tests will be used to develop the research design, sampling approach, and data collection instruments for a national study of the costs of administering the HCV program based on direct measurement of staff and other program costs among a sample of highperforming HCV programs. The results of this national study—for which separate OMB clearance will be sought—will be used to estimate administrative fees and develop a new administrative fee allocation formula for the HCV program. OMB Control Number: 2528–NEW. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: Up to 375 public housing agency staff persons (an average of 5 staff members at each of the 60 sites, plus up to 15 staff members at the 5 beta-test sites) and up to 180 staff from partner organizations (an average of 3 representatives of partner organizations at each of the 60 sites). Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of response: The average time for a PHA staff person to complete the interview is 1.5 hours. Up to 5 PHA staff will be interviewed per site, for a maximum estimated burden for the PHA VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:37 Dec 27, 2010 Jkt 223001 staff interviews of 600 hours (300 people times 2 hours per person). In addition, up to 3 representatives of program partners will be interviewed per site, for a maximum estimated burden for the program partner interviews of 180 hours (180 people times 1 hour per person). Finally, at the 5 beta-test sites, up to 15 PHA staff will spend up to 20 minutes per day for 5 days documenting time spent on various activities related to voucher program administration, for a maximum estimated staff burden of 127.5 hours (75 people times 1.7 hours per person). These same staff will also participate in 1 hour of training related to the beta-test data collection, for a maximum staff burden of 75 hours (75 staff times 1 hour per person). The total estimated burden across the three data collection activities for the study is 980 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 21, 2010. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–32684 Filed 12–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5386–N–14] Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of New System of Records, Single Family Computerized Homes Underwriting Management Systems Department of Housing and Urban Development. ACTION: Revision to the routine uses. AGENCY: Modified the routine uses to identify the Federal Reserve as a Federal agency that receives CHUMS data for statistical research. The Computerized Homes Underwriting Management System supports Housing staff in the processing of single family mortgage insurance applications, from initial receipt through endorsement. F17/CHUMS processes loans for first time homebuyers, Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), Section 203(k) for the rehabilitation of existing properties, VA Certified FHA loans and other programs. F17/CHUMS also provide automated assistance in appraisal, mortgage credit evaluation, and FHA’s TOTAL Scorecard, a standardized credit assessment tool. It supports the conditional commitment process from the Mortgagee’s request for property appraisal through issuance of a conditional commitment, firm SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81635 commitment, endorsement, and the automated production of the Mortgage Insurance Certificate. DATES: Effective Date: This proposal shall become effective January 27, 2011, unless comments are received on or before that date which would result in a contrary determination. Comment Due Date: January 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Office of Single Family Program Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Robinson-Staton, Departmental Privacy Officer, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402– 8047. For Housing information: Bonnie McCloskey, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 9280, Washington, DC 20410, Telephone Number (202) 402–8138. A telecommunications device for hearingand speech-impaired persons (TTY) is available at 1–800–877–8339 (Federal Information Relay Services). (This is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 5 U.S.C. section 552a(e)(4) and (11) provide that the public be given a 30day period in which to comment on the proposed new system. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has oversight responsibilities under the Act, requires a 30-day period in which to conclude its review of the system. Therefore, please submit any comments by July 31, 2010. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) and OMB Cir. A–130, the Department has provided a report to OMB and the Congress on the proposed modification. Dated: December 20, 2010. Jerry E. Williams, Chief Information Officer. HUD/H–5 SYSTEM NAME: Single Family Computerized Homes Underwriting Management System (CHUMS). SYSTEM LOCATION: HUD Headquarters and Single Family Homeownership Centers in Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, and Santa Ana. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: Individuals who have obtained a mortgage insured under HUD/FHA’s single family mortgage insurance programs and individuals who unsuccessfully applied for an insured mortgage. Also, individuals involved in the HUD/FHA single-family underwriting process (builders, fee appraisers, fee inspectors, mortgagee E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5376-N-127]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program 
Administrative Fee Study Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 
Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the 
subject proposal.
    This request is for the clearance of on-site data collection from 
public housing agencies (PHAs). The proposed data collection has three 
purposes: (1) To identify a sample of PHAs that are verified to be 
operating high-performing and efficient HCV programs, (2) to test 
alternative methods of measuring time spent on administrative functions 
in the HCV program, and (3) to collect information on the factors that 
affect administrative costs in the HCV program. The proposed data 
collection will take place through site visits to 60 PHAs and will 
include interviews with PHA staff, interviews with program partners, 
and reviews of client files and administrative data collected by the 
PHA, included documentation related to the HCV program budget. In 
addition, at 5 of the 60 sites the research team will beta-test three 
alternative methods of collecting data on PHA staff time spent on the 
range of activities required to administer the HCV program. The results 
of the site visits and beta-tests will be used to develop the research 
design, sampling approach, and data collection instruments for a 
national study of the costs of administering the HCV program based on 
direct measurement of staff and other program costs among a sample of 
high-performing HCV programs. The results of this national study--for 
which separate OMB clearance will be sought--will be used to estimate 
administrative fees and develop a new administrative fee allocation 
formula for the HCV program.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 27, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within thirty (30) days from 
the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/
or OMB approval number (2528-Housing Choice Voucher Program 
Administrative Fee Study) and should be sent to: Ross A. Rutledge, HUD 
Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: Ross.A.Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; 
Fax: 202-395-3086.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail 
Colette.Pollard@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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

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other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses).
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative 
Fee Study.
    Description of Information Collection: This request is for the 
clearance of on-site data collection from public housing agencies 
(PHAs). The proposed data collection has three purposes: (1) To 
identify a sample of PHAs that are verified to be operating high-
performing and efficient HCV programs, (2) to test alternative methods 
of measuring time spent on administrative functions in the HCV program, 
and (3) to collect information on the factors that affect 
administrative costs in the HCV program. The proposed data collection 
will take place through site visits to 60 PHAs and will include 
interviews with PHA staff, interviews with program partners, and 
reviews of client files and administrative data collected by the PHA, 
included documentation related to the HCV program budget. In addition, 
at 5 of the 60 sites the research team will beta-test three alternative 
methods of collecting data on PHA staff time spent on the range of 
activities required to administer the HCV program. The results of the 
site visits and beta-tests will be used to develop the research design, 
sampling approach, and data collection instruments for a national study 
of the costs of administering the HCV program based on direct 
measurement of staff and other program costs among a sample of high-
performing HCV programs. The results of this national study--for which 
separate OMB clearance will be sought--will be used to estimate 
administrative fees and develop a new administrative fee allocation 
formula for the HCV program.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-NEW.
    Agency Form Numbers: None.
    Members of Affected Public: Up to 375 public housing agency staff 
persons (an average of 5 staff members at each of the 60 sites, plus up 
to 15 staff members at the 5 beta-test sites) and up to 180 staff from 
partner organizations (an average of 3 representatives of partner 
organizations at each of the 60 sites).
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
responses, and hours of response: The average time for a PHA staff 
person to complete the interview is 1.5 hours. Up to 5 PHA staff will 
be interviewed per site, for a maximum estimated burden for the PHA 
staff interviews of 600 hours (300 people times 2 hours per person). In 
addition, up to 3 representatives of program partners will be 
interviewed per site, for a maximum estimated burden for the program 
partner interviews of 180 hours (180 people times 1 hour per person). 
Finally, at the 5 beta-test sites, up to 15 PHA staff will spend up to 
20 minutes per day for 5 days documenting time spent on various 
activities related to voucher program administration, for a maximum 
estimated staff burden of 127.5 hours (75 people times 1.7 hours per 
person). These same staff will also participate in 1 hour of training 
related to the beta-test data collection, for a maximum staff burden of 
75 hours (75 staff times 1 hour per person). The total estimated burden 
across the three data collection activities for the study is 980 hours.

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

    Dated: December 21, 2010.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-32684 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]
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