Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Program, 2406-2407 [2011-657]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 2406 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2011 / Notices the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: LaRuth Harper, Department of Housing Urban and Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7233, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nikki Bowser at telephone number 202– 402–4395 (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: Title of Proposal: Brownfield Economic Development Initiative (BEDI). OMB Control Number: 2506–0153. Description of the need for the Information and proposed use: The Brownfield Economic Development Initiative is authorized pursuant to Section 108(q), Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. BEDI is designed to help local governments redevelop brownfields, defined in the past NOFA as abandoned, idled, or underutilized real property, including industrial and commercial facilities, where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination. This information collection effort is used to evaluate the quality of the proposed project or activities, and the applicant’s capacity and commitment to use the BEDI funds in accordance with the purposes of the Act. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 40123, Brownfields Economic Development Application; SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities; SF– VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jan 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 424, Application for Federal Assistance; SF–424 Supplement, Survey for Ensuring Equal Opportunities; HUD– 40122, State Certifications Related to Non entitlements; HUD–96010, Logic Model; HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient Disclosure Update Report; HUD–2991, Certification of Consistency with Consolidated; SF–1199A, Direct Deposit Sign Up Form; HUD 27054, LOCCS Voice Response System Access Authorization; SF 425A, Federal Financial Report; HUD 27061, Racial & Ethnic Data Reporting Form; HUD 60002, Economic Opportunity for Low & Very Low-Income Persons In Connection with Assisted Projects; Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subrecipient Reporting Form (FFATA); Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System Reporting Form (FAPIIS), Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). Members of affected public: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement units of general local government and non-entitlement units of general local government eligible to receive loan guarantees under 24 CFR part 570, subpart M. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the Information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Approximately 25 applicants submit application package during a given BEDI program year. A BEDI application package includes a 15 page narrative, and other HUD forms that consist of approximately 40 hours to complete. Approximately 13 grantees out of the 25 applicants will be required to complete additional HUD forms for fund withdrawals and program evaluation which is estimated at 20 hours to complete. The total estimate of burden hours is 1,260 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This notice precedes a continuation of the existing burden hour request. It is a proposed reduction from the prior approved request of 2,000. This proposed decrease is due primarily to the decrease of program applicants and grantees. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: January 6, 2011. ´ Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2011–656 Filed 1–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5495–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Program Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, Office of the Deputy Secretary HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: March 14, 2011. 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, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zuleika Morales-Romero, Grants Division Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–7683 (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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2011 / Notices 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: Rating Factor Form, Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501–0024. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In FY2011, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities intends to offer its Notice of Funding Availability for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. In FY2010 45 grants were made totaling $98 million to consortia committed to metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) Economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. The Rating Factor Form is an important data collection tool that contributes to the reviewers’ understanding of the context of the region. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD Form 2010. 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 estimated to be 3,000. In FY2010 there were 225 applicants to the program filling in the five sections of the Rating Factor form. The anticipated number of responses is 300, and the burden hour per response is estimated at 10 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This is a new collection. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: January 7, 2011. Shelley R. Poticha. Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. [FR Doc. 2011–657 Filed 1–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Jan 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5415–N -21] Notice of Availability: HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 NOFA for the Capital Fund Education and Community Facilities Program—Technical Correction and Extension of Deadline Date Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On October 18, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Capital Fund Education and Community Facilities (CFCF) Program. The NOFA made available approximately $35 million in assistance for development of facilities to provide early childhood education, adult education, and/or job training programs for public housing residents. Today’s Federal Register publication announces that HUD has posted on http://www.Grants.gov a technical correction that makes several corrections and clarification to NOFA. Specifically, the corrected NOFA clarifies that Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) may submit multiple applications, but each application must include only one site. HUD has also revised the NOFA to specify tie breaking criteria. Further, in order to provide applicants with sufficient time to submit new or revised applications that incorporate the corrections and clarifications to the NOFA, HUD has extended the application deadline to February 3, 2011. Potential applicants should review carefully the corrected NOFA to best determine whether to submit an updated application which incorporates the corrections and clarifications related to this notice. Applicants who submitted their applications prior to the technical correction notice can choose to submit an updated application that reflects the corrections and clarifications, but are not required to if they determine no changes are needed for their application. Applicants are reminded that if they submitted any portion of their application by fax with their initial application submission and choose to submit a revised application, then they will have to refax the materials after they submit the revised application to HUD. Please refer to the General Section for instructions regarding materials that are faxed and how HUD matches faxes to applications. For each site for which a PHA submits an application, the last version of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2407 application received by http:// www.Grants.gov by the deadline date, in accordance with the timely receipt requirements, will be the application that is reviewed and rated. The revised NOFA can be found and downloaded from http:// www.Grants.gov, using the CFDA number for that program, 14.890. The revised application deadline date is February 3, 2011. Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. See the General Section for timely receipt requirements. All information required to complete the application is in the General Section and this NOFA. Applicants may download the application and instructions from the Grants.gov Web site at http://www07.grants.gov/ applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp. Please carefully read the Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD’s FY 2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs, posted on Grants.gov on June 7, 2010. Applicants need to be aware that following receipt, applications go through a validation process in which the application may be accepted or rejected. Please allow time for this process to ensure that you meet the timely receipt requirements. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements may be directed to the agency contact identified in Section VII of the NOFA. Please send an e-mail message to PIHOCI@hud.gov or call Jeffrey Riddel at (202) 708–1640. Questions regarding the 2010 General Section may be directed to the Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight at 202–708–0667 (this is not a toll-free number) or the NOFA Information Center at 800–HUD–8929 (toll-free). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. The NOFA Information Center is open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Dated: January 7, 2011. Barbara S. Dorf, Director, Office of Departmental Grants, Management and Oversight, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–658 Filed 1–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-657]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5495-N-01]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request 
Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, Office of the 
Deputy Secretary 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: March 14, 2011.

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, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal 
Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zuleika Morales-Romero, Grants 
Division Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-7683 (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

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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: Rating Factor Form, Sustainable Communities 
Regional Planning Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2501-0024.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In 
FY2011, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities intends to 
offer its Notice of Funding Availability for the Sustainable 
Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. In FY2010 45 grants were 
made totaling $98 million to consortia committed to metropolitan and 
multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, 
economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure 
investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the 
interdependent challenges of: (1) Economic competitiveness and 
revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to 
opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health 
and environmental impact. The Rating Factor Form is an important data 
collection tool that contributes to the reviewers' understanding of the 
context of the region.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD Form 2010.
    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 
estimated to be 3,000. In FY2010 there were 225 applicants to the 
program filling in the five sections of the Rating Factor form. The 
anticipated number of responses is 300, and the burden hour per 
response is estimated at 10 hours.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This is a new 
collection.

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

    Dated: January 7, 2011.
Shelley R. Poticha.
Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.
[FR Doc. 2011-657 Filed 1-12-11; 8:45 am]
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