Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; American Housing Survey, 2700-2702 [2011-820]

Download as PDF 2700 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2010–0081] National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) Goal 2 Performance Report National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments; New Information Collection Request: 1670–NEW. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will submit the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). NPPD is soliciting comments concerning the NECP Goal 2 Performance Report. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until March 15, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR Part 1320. ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/CS&C/OEC, Attn.: Ryan Oremland, Ryan.Oremland@dhs.gov. Written comments should reach the contact person listed no later than March 15, 2011. Comments must be identified by ‘‘DHS–2010–0081’’ and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • E-mail: Ryan.Oremland@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Oremland, NPPD/CS&C/OEC, Ryan.Oremland@dhs.gov. OEC, formed under Title XVIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq., is required to develop the NECP, including identification of goals, timeframes, and appropriate measures to achieve interoperable SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 communications capabilities. The NECP Performance Report is designed to meet these statutory requirements. OEC will use the information gained through the reports to track progress that states are making in implementing milestones and demonstrating goals of the NECP. Information regarding demonstration of the NECP will measure the ability of counties or county-equivalents to demonstrate response-level emergency communications within one hour for routine events involving multiple jurisdictions. Statewide Interoperability Coordinators or Statewide Communications Interoperability Planning points of contact (police, fire, emergency medical services, emergency managers, dispatchers, radio operators, government workers, etc.) will be responsible for collecting this information from their respective counties or county equivalents within their states. The report will be submitted electronically via e-mail. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: NECP Goal 2 Performance Report. From: Not Applicable. OMB Number: 1670–XXXX. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State and local governments. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 hours. Total Burden Hours: 1,680 annual burden hours. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Dated: January 5, 2011. David Epperson, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–695 Filed 1–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5480–N–04] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; American Housing Survey Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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. The American Housing Survey (AHS) provides a periodic measure of the size and composition of the country’s housing inventory. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z–1, 1701Z– 2(g), and 1710Z–10a mandate the collection of this information. Like the previous surveys, the 2011 AHS collects data on subjects such as the amount and types of changes in the inventory, the physical condition of the inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, housing costs, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, and the number and characteristics of vacancies. The 2011 AHS will collect additional data on potential health and safety hazards in the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities. Selected neighborhood and journey to work questions will not be collected in the 2011 survey and the mortgage questions will be redesigned. There is no AHS–Metropolitan Sample in the 2011 survey. But, a supplemental sample of housing units will be selected for 30 metropolitan areas. The supplemental sample will be combined with existing sample in these areas in order to produce metropolitan estimates using the National data. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2701 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) needs the AHS data for two important uses. 1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. 2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528–0017) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. E-mail: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov; or 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: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting 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: 2011 American Housing Survey. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0017. Form Numbers: Computerized Versions of AHS–21, AHS–22 and AHS– 23. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The American Housing Survey (AHS) provides a periodic measure of the size and composition of the country’s housing inventory. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z–1, 1701Z– 2(g), and 1710Z–10a mandate the collection of this information. Like the previous surveys, the 2011 AHS collects data on subjects such as the amount and types of changes in the inventory, the physical condition of the inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, housing costs, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, and the number and characteristics of vacancies. The 2011 AHS will collect additional data on potential health and safety hazards in the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities. Selected neighborhood and journey to work questions will not be collected in the 2011 survey and the mortgage questions will be redesigned. There is no AHS–Metropolitan Sample in the 2011 survey. But, a supplemental sample of housing units will be selected for 30 metropolitan areas. The supplemental sample will be combined with existing sample in these areas in order to produce metropolitan estimates using the National data. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) needs the AHS data for two important uses. 1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. 2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Members of Affected Public: Households. Frequency of Submission: Biennially. ESTIMATION OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS NEEDED TO PREPARE THE INFORMATION Interview type Total addresses (A) Name (B) Definition Occupied ............. Vacant ................. Sampled addresses with one or more residents ....................................... Sampled addresses intended for occupancy but currently without residents. Sampled addresses not intended for occupancy or occupants refuse to participate. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Noninterview ....... (C) AHS VerDate Mar<15>2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 (E) Total hours 138,700 22,800 49 20 113,272 7,600 28,500 0 0 ........................ ........................ 13,300 10 2,217 Second quality control check interview at 7 percent of the above sampled addresses. 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 (D) Avg min per intv 190,000 Total Addresses for Data Collection (DC) Reinterview ......... Respondent burden combined Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 2702 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2011 / Notices ESTIMATION OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS NEEDED TO PREPARE THE INFORMATION—Continued Interview type (A) Name Total addresses (B) Definition (C) AHS Total DC and Reinterview Addresses/Burden Hours 203,300 Respondent burden combined (D) Avg min per intv ........................ (E) Total hours 123,088 Computations: Total Hours = (Average Minutes per Case * Total Addresses)/60 Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: January 10, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–820 Filed 1–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5477–N–02] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jan 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to Theresa Rita, Division of Property Management, Program Support Center, HHS, room 5B–17, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–2265. (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a suitable property, providers should submit their written expressions of interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule governing this program, 24 CFR part 581. For properties listed as suitable/to be excess, that property may, if subsequently accepted as excess by GSA, be made available for use by the homeless in accordance with applicable PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 law, subject to screening for other Federal use. At the appropriate time, HUD will publish the property in a Notice showing it as either suitable/ available or suitable/unavailable. For properties listed as suitable/ unavailable, the landholding agency has decided that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use to assist the homeless, and the property will not be available. Properties listed as unsuitable will not be made available for any other purpose for 20 days from the date of this Notice. Homeless assistance providers interested in a review by HUD of the determination of unsuitability should call the toll free information line at 1– 800–927–7588 for detailed instructions or write a letter to Mark Johnston at the address listed at the beginning of this Notice. Included in the request for review should be the property address (including zip code), the date of publication in the Federal Register, the landholding agency, and the property number. For more information regarding particular properties identified in this Notice (i.e., acreage, floor plan, existing sanitary facilities, exact street address), providers should contact the appropriate landholding agencies at the following addresses: ARMY: Ms. Veronica Rines, Department of the Army, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, DAIM–ZS, Room 8536, 2511 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202; (703) 601–2545; COAST GUARD: Commandant, United States Coast Guard, Attn: Jennifer Stomber, 2100 Second St., SW., Stop 7901, Washington, DC 20593–0001; (202) 475– 5609; ENERGY: Mr. Mark Price, Department of Energy, Office of Engineering & Construction Management, MA–50, 1000 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20585: (202) 586–5422; GSA: Mr. Gordon Creed, General Services Administration, Office of Property Disposal, 18th and F St., NW., Washington, DC 20405; (202) 501–0084; of Property Disposal, 18th & F Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20405; (202) 501– E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2700-2702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-820]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5480-N-04]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
American Housing Survey

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been 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.
    The American Housing Survey (AHS) provides a periodic measure of 
the size and composition of the country's housing inventory. Title 12, 
United States Code, Sections 1701Z-1, 1701Z- 2(g), and 1710Z-10a 
mandate the collection of this information.
    Like the previous surveys, the 2011 AHS collects data on subjects 
such as the amount and types of changes in the inventory, the physical 
condition of the inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, 
housing costs, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted 
housing, and the number and characteristics of vacancies. The 2011 AHS 
will collect additional data on potential health and safety hazards in 
the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with 
disabilities. Selected neighborhood and journey to work questions will 
not be collected in the 2011 survey and the mortgage questions will be 
redesigned. There is no AHS-Metropolitan Sample in the 2011 survey. 
But, a supplemental sample of housing units will be selected for 30 
metropolitan areas. The supplemental sample will be combined with 
existing sample in these areas in order to produce metropolitan 
estimates using the National data.
    Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and 
Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and

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legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of 
public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private 
organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and 
concern to their respective communities.
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) needs the AHS 
data for two important uses.
    1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among 
housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing 
conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and 
the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, 
such as first-time home buyers and the elderly.
    2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD 
programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
approval Number (2528-0017) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. E-mail: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette Pollard at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov; or 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: This notice informs the public that the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a 
request for approval of the Information collection described below. 
This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting 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: 2011 American Housing Survey.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0017.
    Form Numbers: Computerized Versions of AHS-21, AHS-22 and AHS-23.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: 
The American Housing Survey (AHS) provides a periodic measure of the 
size and composition of the country's housing inventory. Title 12, 
United States Code, Sections 1701Z-1, 1701Z- 2(g), and 1710Z-10a 
mandate the collection of this information.
    Like the previous surveys, the 2011 AHS collects data on subjects 
such as the amount and types of changes in the inventory, the physical 
condition of the inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, 
housing costs, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted 
housing, and the number and characteristics of vacancies. The 2011 AHS 
will collect additional data on potential health and safety hazards in 
the home and modifications made to assist occupants living with 
disabilities. Selected neighborhood and journey to work questions will 
not be collected in the 2011 survey and the mortgage questions will be 
redesigned. There is no AHS-Metropolitan Sample in the 2011 survey. 
But, a supplemental sample of housing units will be selected for 30 
metropolitan areas. The supplemental sample will be combined with 
existing sample in these areas in order to produce metropolitan 
estimates using the National data.
    Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and 
Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative 
branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy 
initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use 
AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their 
respective communities.
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) needs the AHS 
data for two important uses.
    1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among 
housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing 
conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and 
the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, 
such as first-time home buyers and the elderly.
    2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD 
programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
    Members of Affected Public: Households.
    Frequency of Submission: Biennially.

                                        Estimation of the Total Number of Hours Needed To Prepare the Information
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                                             Interview type                                                    Total        Respondent burden combined
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                  (A)  Name                                         (B)  Definition                          (C)  AHS        per intv          hours
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Occupied.....................................  Sampled addresses with one or more residents.............         138,700              49         113,272
Vacant.......................................  Sampled addresses intended for occupancy but currently             22,800              20           7,600
                                                without residents.
Noninterview.................................  Sampled addresses not intended for occupancy or occupants          28,500               0               0
                                                refuse to participate.
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                                Total Addresses for Data Collection (DC)                                         190,000  ..............  ..............
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Reinterview..................................  Second quality control check interview at 7 percent of             13,300              10           2,217
                                                the above sampled addresses.
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                             Total DC and Reinterview Addresses/Burden Hours                                     203,300  ..............         123,088
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Computations:
Total Hours = (Average Minutes per Case * Total Addresses)/60
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    Status: Extension of a currently approved collection.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

    Dated: January 10, 2011.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-820 Filed 1-13-11; 8:45 am]
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