Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment, 14420-14421 [2011-6064]

Download as PDF 14420 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2011 / Notices response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, Clearance Officer,20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Room 5012, Washington, DC 20529– 2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–0997 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail, please make sure to add OMB Control No. 1615–0018 in the subject box. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (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 agencies 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 submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States after Deportation or Removal. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–212; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Mar 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The information provided on Form I–212 is used by USCIS to adjudicate applications filed by aliens requesting consent to reapply for admission to the United States after deportation, removal or departure, as provided under section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 3,272 responses at 2 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 6,544 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov/. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 5012, Washington, DC 20529–2020, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: March 10, 2011. Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–6143 Filed 3–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5480–N–23] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program; 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 30, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (14) days from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number) and should be sent to: 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: Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 4517th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette.Pollard@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 708–2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from the Reports Management Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, for emergency processing, an information collection package with respect to implementing an FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program targeted to the single family housing market. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 117, approved December 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3034) (2010 Appropriations Act), which appropriated fiscal year 2010 funds for HUD, among other agencies, appropriated $50 million for an Energy Innovation Fund to enable HUD to catalyze innovations in the residential energy efficiency sector that have the promise of replicability and help create a standardized home energy efficient retrofit market. Of the $50 million appropriated for the Energy Innovation Fund, the 2010 Appropriations Act stated that ‘‘$25,000,000 shall be for the Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program directed at the single family housing market.’’ (See Pub. L. 111–117, at 123 Stat. 3089). The FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program (Retrofit Pilot Program) is designed by HUD to meet this statutory directive and provides funding to support that effort. Under the Retrofit Pilot Program, HUD, through FHAapproved lenders, will insure loans for homeowners who are seeking to make energy improvements to their homes. Lender participation in the Retrofit Pilot Program is voluntary. To facilitate HUD’s monitoring of lender use of incentive payments funds, lenders will be required to enter into a pilot program agreement with HUD, to report to HUD on their use of incentive payments funds. This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2011 / Notices 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: Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program. Description of Information Collection: Lender reporting requirements under the Retrofit Pilot Program. OMB Control Number: 2502–0596. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: FHAapproved lenders. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of response: An estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 320, number of respondents is 20 frequency response is annually, and the estimated number of hours per response is 16. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 09, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6064 Filed 3–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–72–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5489–N–01] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs), Fiscal Year 2011 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that assistance SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Mar 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 contracts signed by owners participating in the Department’s Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustment to monthly rentals for units covered by the contract. This Notice announces revised Contract Rent AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most current annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this Notice. HUD will publish ‘‘Renewal Funding AAFs,’’ in a separate Notice, to be used exclusively for renewal funding of tenant-based rental assistance, if so required in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 HUD Budget. DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Danielle Bastarache, Director, Housing Voucher Management, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 202–708–1380, for questions relating to the Project-Based Certificate and Moderate Rehabilitation programs (non Single Room Occupancy); Ann Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 202–708–4300, for questions regarding the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation program; Willie Spearmon, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, 202–708–3000, for questions relating to all other Section 8 programs; and Marie L. Lihn, Economist, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, 202–708– 0590, for technical information regarding the development of the schedules for specific areas or the methods used for calculating the AAFs. Mailing address for the above persons: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons may contact the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (TTY). (Other than the ‘‘800’’ TTY number, the above-listed telephone numbers are not toll free.) Tables showing Contract Rent AAFs will be available electronically from the HUD data information page at http:// www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/ aaf.html/FY2011_CR_tables.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14421 I. Applying Contract Rent AAFs to Various Section 8 Programs Contract Rent AAFs established by this Notice are used to adjust contract rents for units assisted in certain Section 8 housing assistance payment programs during the initial (i.e., prerenewal) term of the HAP contract and for all units in the Project-Based Certificate program. There are three categories of Section 8 programs that use the Contract Rent AAFs: Category 1—The Section 8 New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation programs and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation program. Category 2—The Section 8 Loan Management (LM) and Property Disposition (PD) programs. Category 3—The Section 8 ProjectBased Certificate (PBC) program. Each Section 8 program category uses the Contract Rent AAFs differently. The specific application of the Contract Rent AAFs is determined by the law, the HAP contract, and appropriate program regulations or requirements. AAFs are not used in the following cases: Renewal Rents. With the exception of the Project-Based Certificate program, Contract Rent AAFs are not used to determine renewal rents after expiration of the original Section 8 HAP contract (either for projects where the Section 8 HAP contract is renewed under a restructuring plan adopted under 24 CFR part 401; or renewed without restructuring under 24 CFR part 402). In general, renewal rents are based on the applicable State-by-State operating cost adjustment factor (OCAF) published by HUD; the OCAF is applied to the previous year’s contract rent minus debt service. Budget-Based Rents. Contract Rent AAFs are not used for budget-based rent adjustments. For projects receiving Section 8 subsidies under the LM program (24 CFR part 886, subpart A) and for projects receiving Section 8 subsidies under the PD program (24 CFR part 886, subpart C), contract rents are adjusted, at HUD’s option, either by applying the Contract Rent AAFs or by budget-based adjustments in accordance with 24 CFR 886.112(b) and 24 CFR 886.312(b). Budget-based adjustments are used for most Section 8/202 projects. Certificate Program. In the past, Contract Rent AAFs were used to adjust the contract rent (including manufactured home space rentals) in both the tenant-based and project-based certificate programs. The tenant-based certificate program has been terminated and all tenancies in the tenant-based certificate program have been converted E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5480-N-23]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
Emergency Comment Request; Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Home 
Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program; 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.

DATES: Comments Due Date: March 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (14) days from 
the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/
or OMB approval number) and should be sent to: 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: Reports Management Officer, QDAM, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 4517th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Colette.Pollard@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 
708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents 
submitted to OMB may be obtained from the Reports Management Officer.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, 
for emergency processing, an information collection package with 
respect to implementing an FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation 
pilot program targeted to the single family housing market. The 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved 
December 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3034) (2010 Appropriations Act), which 
appropriated fiscal year 2010 funds for HUD, among other agencies, 
appropriated $50 million for an Energy Innovation Fund to enable HUD to 
catalyze innovations in the residential energy efficiency sector that 
have the promise of replicability and help create a standardized home 
energy efficient retrofit market. Of the $50 million appropriated for 
the Energy Innovation Fund, the 2010 Appropriations Act stated that 
``$25,000,000 shall be for the Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation 
pilot program directed at the single family housing market.'' (See Pub. 
L. 111-117, at 123 Stat. 3089). The FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot 
Program (Retrofit Pilot Program) is designed by HUD to meet this 
statutory directive and provides funding to support that effort. Under 
the Retrofit Pilot Program, HUD, through FHA-approved lenders, will 
insure loans for homeowners who are seeking to make energy improvements 
to their homes.
    Lender participation in the Retrofit Pilot Program is voluntary. To 
facilitate HUD's monitoring of lender use of incentive payments funds, 
lenders will be required to enter into a pilot program agreement with 
HUD, to report to HUD on their use of incentive payments funds.
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting agencies concerning the

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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: Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Home 
Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program.
    Description of Information Collection: Lender reporting 
requirements under the Retrofit Pilot Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2502-0596.
    Agency Form Numbers: None.
    Members of Affected Public: FHA-approved lenders.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
responses, and hours of response: An estimation of the total number of 
hours needed to prepare the information collection is 320, number of 
respondents is 20 frequency response is annually, and the estimated 
number of hours per response is 16.

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

    Dated: March 09, 2011.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
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