Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application, 35231-35232 [2011-14909]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5481–N–09] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; McKinney-Vento Technical Assistance Narrative, Matrices, and Reporting Requirements Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. 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: August 15, 2011. 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: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410– 5000; telephone (202) 402–3400, (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Pollard at Colette_Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of proposed forms, or other available information. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1590 (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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: McKinney-Vento Technical Assistance Narrative, Matrices, and Reporting Requirements. Description of the need for the information proposed: McKinney-Vento Technical Assistance (MV–TA) Narrative, Matrices, and Reporting Requirements will allow the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) to accurately assess the experience, expertise, and overall capacity of applicants applying for technical assistance funding under the FY2011 McKinney-Vento Technical Assistance Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). They will also allow SNAPS to monitor and evaluate TA progress over the course of the grant and make necessary interventions. The new format for this type of collection also makes it easier for applicants to apply and report by reducing the time required for filling out an application and reporting forms, while retaining the utility of previous collection methods. Agency Form Numbers Members of the affected public: Private for-profit, not-for-profit, and public entities applying for funding as technical assistance providers under the FY2011 MV–TA NOFA. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: 10 applicants × 4,080 minutes per response + 5 grant recipients × 3,600 minutes per reporting year = 58,800 total minutes per year or 980 hours per year. Status of proposed information collection: New Collection Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: June 8, 2011. Clifford D. Taffet, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2011–14905 Filed 6–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35231 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5480–N–51] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application 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 information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application will allow HUD and recipients of covered HUD funding to identify Section 3 Businesses within their communities. The overriding purpose of this information collection is to ensure that contracting opportunities are provided to Section 3 businesses in fulfillment of the regulatory requirements set forth at 24 CFR part 135, and to increase the capacity of covered agencies to comply with the requirements of Section 3. HUD will use the information to identify firms that self-certify that they meet the regulatory definition of a Section 3 Business. The information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application will be posted in a registry of Section 3 Businesses which will be posted on HUD’s webpage. Agencies that receive covered HUD funding in the five pilot locations will be encouraged to notify the Section 3 Businesses contained in HUD’s registry about the availability of covered contracting opportunities. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 18, 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 (2529–Pending) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov, fax: 202– 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email: Colette Pollard at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 35232 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 116 / Thursday, June 16, 2011 / Notices 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: Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application. OMB Approval Number: 2529– Pending. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application will allow HUD and recipients of covered HUD funding to identify Section 3 Businesses within their communities. The overriding purpose of this information collection is to ensure that contracting opportunities are provided to Section 3 businesses in fulfillment of the regulatory requirements set forth at 24 CFR part 135, and to increase the capacity of covered agencies to comply with the requirements of Section 3. HUD will use the information to identify firms that self-certify that they meet the regulatory definition of a Section 3 Business. The information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application will be posted in a registry of Section 3 Businesses which will be posted on HUD’s webpage. Agencies that receive covered HUD funding in the five pilot locations will be encouraged to notify the Section 3 Businesses contained in HUD’s registry about the availability of covered contracting opportunities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:23 Jun 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Estimation of the Total Numbers of Hours Needed To Prepare the Information Collection Including Number of Respondents, Frequency of Responses, and Hours of Responses: The Department estimates that approximately 20,000 businesses in the five pilot locations may complete the Section 3 Self-Certification Application during the six-month pilot program. It is estimated that each application will take approximately 30 minutes to complete for a total of 10,000 hours. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 10,000. Status: New collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: June 09, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–14909 Filed 6–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5486–N–14] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest Office of the Policy Development and Research, 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: August 15, 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, Office of Policy Development & Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410–5000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marina L. Myhre, (202) 402–5705 for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is not a tollfree number.) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This request is for the clearance of on-site data collection from public housing agencies (PHAs) to test the methodology for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Administrative Fee study. The purpose of the study is to collect accurate information on the costs of administering the HCV program across a representative sample of high performing and efficient PHAs and to use this information to develop a new administrative fee allocation formula for the HCV program. The study is proceding in multiple phases. This request is for data collection to test the methodology for estimating program costs in the study. We propose to use two main methods for collecting cost data: (1) Measuring the time that front line staff spend working on the program and translating that time into costs using the salaries and benefits of the staff doing the work and adjusting for market factors; and (2) collecting information via interviews and document review on the overhead costs and other costs related to HCV program administration that cannot be captured by measuring staff time spent on the program. We will test these data collection approaches at between 5 and 10 PHAs across the country. The results of the pretest will be used to refine the methodology used for the full study of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5480-N-51]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB 
Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application

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 information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-
Certification Application will allow HUD and recipients of covered HUD 
funding to identify Section 3 Businesses within their communities. The 
overriding purpose of this information collection is to ensure that 
contracting opportunities are provided to Section 3 businesses in 
fulfillment of the regulatory requirements set forth at 24 CFR part 
135, and to increase the capacity of covered agencies to comply with 
the requirements of Section 3. HUD will use the information to identify 
firms that self-certify that they meet the regulatory definition of a 
Section 3 Business. The information collected from the Section 3 
Business Self-Certification Application will be posted in a registry of 
Section 3 Businesses which will be posted on HUD's webpage. Agencies 
that receive covered HUD funding in the five pilot locations will be 
encouraged to notify the Section 3 Businesses contained in HUD's 
registry about the availability of covered contracting opportunities.

DATES: Comments Due Date: July 18, 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 (2529-Pending) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office 
of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; e-mail: OIRA-Submission@omb.eop.gov, fax: 202-395-5806.

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

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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: Section 3 Business Self-Certification 
Application.
    OMB Approval Number: 2529-Pending.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: 
The information collected from the Section 3 Business Self-
Certification Application will allow HUD and recipients of covered HUD 
funding to identify Section 3 Businesses within their communities. The 
overriding purpose of this information collection is to ensure that 
contracting opportunities are provided to Section 3 businesses in 
fulfillment of the regulatory requirements set forth at 24 CFR part 
135, and to increase the capacity of covered agencies to comply with 
the requirements of Section 3. HUD will use the information to identify 
firms that self-certify that they meet the regulatory definition of a 
Section 3 Business. The information collected from the Section 3 
Business Self-Certification Application will be posted in a registry of 
Section 3 Businesses which will be posted on HUD's webpage. Agencies 
that receive covered HUD funding in the five pilot locations will be 
encouraged to notify the Section 3 Businesses contained in HUD's 
registry about the availability of covered contracting opportunities.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Estimation of the Total Numbers of Hours Needed To Prepare the 
Information Collection Including Number of Respondents, Frequency of 
Responses, and Hours of Responses: The Department estimates that 
approximately 20,000 businesses in the five pilot locations may 
complete the Section 3 Self-Certification Application during the six-
month pilot program.
    It is estimated that each application will take approximately 30 
minutes to complete for a total of 10,000 hours.
    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 10,000.
    Status: New collection.

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

    Dated: June 09, 2011.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-14909 Filed 6-15-11; 8:45 am]
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