Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Section 8 Fair Market Rent Surveys, 35905-35906 [2011-15275]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices rehabilitation programs; Special purpose financing entities; and Nonprofit or for-profit organizations (and/or consortia thereof) that own or control a portfolio of Eligible Multifamily Properties. 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 number of burden hours is 2470.5. The number of respondents is 383, the number of responses is 502, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hours per response are 93.25. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: June 15, 2011. Colette Pollard, Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2011–15268 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5486–N–13] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Section 8 Fair Market Rent Surveys Office of 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. An extension and modification of the survey mode of the collection effort that expires on August 31, 2011, is being requested. DATES: Comments Due Date: August 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within thirty (60) days from the SUMMARY: date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8234, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Lihn, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8224, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–5866; e-mail marie_l._lihn@hud.gov. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of the proposed forms and other available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Lihn. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed information collection package 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 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 8 Random Digit Dialing Fair Market Rent Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2528–0142. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD is evaluating alternative survey methodologies to collect gross rent data for specific areas in a relatively fast and accurate way that may be used to estimate and update Section 8 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) in areas where FMRs are believed to be incorrect and data from the American Community Survey is not available at the local level. Section 8(C)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 requires the Secretary to publish Fair Market Rents (FMRs) annually to be effective on October 1 of each year. FMRs are used for the Section 8 Rental Certificate Program (including space rentals by owners of manufactured homes under that program); the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program; housing assisted under the Loan Management and Property Disposition programs; payment standards for the Rental Voucher program; and any other programs whose regulations specify their use. Random digit dialing (RDD) telephone surveys have been used for many years to adjust FMRs and will be evaluated for continued use. These surveys are based on a sampling procedure that uses computers to select statistically random samples of telephone numbers to locate certain types of rental housing units for surveying. Cell phone surveys will be incorporated into this methodology and comprise roughly one-third of the sample. In addition HUD will collect survey data using web-based and mail systems. Initially, as the methodology is being refined, HUD will conduct surveys of up to 4 individual FMR areas in a year to test the accuracy of their FMRs. Up to 5 individual FMR area will be surveyed after the new methodology is determined. Members of affected public: Individuals or households living in areas surveyed. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Screen outs TELEPHONE/CELLPHONE Households ........................................................................................................................... Average Minutes ................................................................................................................... Burden Hours ....................................................................................................................... Total ............................................................................................................................... MAIL/WEB Households ........................................................................................................................... Average Minutes ................................................................................................................... Burden Hours ....................................................................................................................... Total ............................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35905 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM Stayers Movers 3129 4.75 265 454 857 9.5 140 ........................ 300 9.5 49 ........................ 3129 1 52 148 857 5 71 ........................ 300 5 25 ........................ 20JNN1 35906 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices Screen outs ALL MODES Total Number Responses ..................................................................................................... Total Burden Hours .............................................................................................................. Status of the proposed information collection: Continuing under current authorization. Authority: Section 8(C)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. Dated: June 9, 2011. Raphael W. Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research. [FR Doc. 2011–15275 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2011–N101; 60120–1113– 0000; C4] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 12 Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), of 2 animal and 10 plant species. We are requesting any information that has become available since our original listing of each of these species. Based on review results, we will determine whether we should change the listing status of any of these species. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written information by August 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: For how and where to send comments or information, see ‘‘VIII. Contacts.’’ SUMMARY: To request information, see ‘‘VIII. Contacts.’’ Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8337 for TTY (telephone typewriter or teletypewriter) assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are initiating 5-year status reviews under the Act of 2 animal and 10 plant species: Autumn buttercup (Ranunculus acriformis var. aestivalis), clay phacelia (Phacelia argillacea), Colorado butterfly plant (Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis), desert yellowhead (Yermo xanthocephalus), dwarf bearpoppy (Arctomecon humilis), Last Chance townsendia (Townsendia aprica), Neosho madtom (Noturus placidus), Penland alpine fen mustard (Eutrema penlandii), Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana), San Rafael cactus (Pediocactus despainii), Welsh’s milkweed (Asclepias welshii), and Winkler cactus (Pediocactus winkleri) species. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Why do we conduct 5-year reviews? We conduct 5-year status reviews to ensure that our classification of each species on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants as threatened or endangered is accurate. A 5-year review assesses the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We are requesting any information that has become available since our original listing of the species under review. Based on review results, we will determine whether we should change the listing status of any of these species. Under the Act, we maintain Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (which we collectively refer to as the List) in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.11 (for animals) and 17.12 (for plants). Section 8572 602 Stayers Movers ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 4(c)(2)(A) of the Act requires us to review each listed species’ status at least once every 5 years. Then, under section 4(c)(2)(B), we determine whether to remove any species from the List (delist), to reclassify it from endangered to threatened, or to reclassify it from threatened to endangered. Any change in Federal classification requires a separate rulemaking process. In classifying, we use the following definitions, from 50 CFR 424.02: A. Species includes any species or subspecies of fish, wildlife, or plant, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate, that interbreeds when mature; B. Endangered species means any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range; and C. Threatened species means any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. We must support delisting by the best scientific and commercial data available, and only consider delisting if data substantiate that the species is neither endangered nor threatened for one or more of the following reasons (50 CFR 424.11(d)): A. The species is considered extinct; B. The species is considered to be recovered; or C. The original data available when the species was listed, or the interpretation of data, were in error. Our regulations at 50 CFR 424.21 require that we publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the species we are reviewing. II. What species are under review? This notice announces our active 5year status reviews of the species in Table 1. TABLE 1—CURRENT LISTING STATUS OF SPECIES UNDER 5-YEAR STATUS REVIEW sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Common name Scientific name Status Where listed Final listing rule publication date & citation ANIMALS Beetle, Salt Creek Tiger .... Madtom, Neosho ............... VerDate Mar<15>2010 Cicindela nevadica lincolniana. Noturus placidus ............... 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Endangered ....................... U.S.A. (NE) ....................... Threatened ........................ U.S.A. (KS, MO, OK) ........ Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 October 6, 2005 (70 FR 58335). May 22, 1990 (55 FR 21148).

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 118 (Monday, June 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35905-35906]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15275]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5486-N-13]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Section 8 Fair Market Rent Surveys

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, 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. An extension and 
modification of the survey mode of the collection effort that expires 
on August 31, 2011, is being requested.

DATES: Comments Due Date: August 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within thirty (60) days from 
the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/
or OMB approval number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, 
Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8234, Washington, DC 
20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Lihn, Economic and Market 
Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 
8224, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402-5866; e-mail marie_l._lihn@hud.gov. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of the 
proposed forms and other available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Lihn.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban 
Development will submit the proposed information collection package 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 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 8 Random Digit Dialing Fair Market Rent 
Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-0142.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 
is evaluating alternative survey methodologies to collect gross rent 
data for specific areas in a relatively fast and accurate way that may 
be used to estimate and update Section 8 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) in 
areas where FMRs are believed to be incorrect and data from the 
American Community Survey is not available at the local level. Section 
8(C)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 requires the Secretary 
to publish Fair Market Rents (FMRs) annually to be effective on October 
1 of each year. FMRs are used for the Section 8 Rental Certificate 
Program (including space rentals by owners of manufactured homes under 
that program); the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy 
program; housing assisted under the Loan Management and Property 
Disposition programs; payment standards for the Rental Voucher program; 
and any other programs whose regulations specify their use.
    Random digit dialing (RDD) telephone surveys have been used for 
many years to adjust FMRs and will be evaluated for continued use. 
These surveys are based on a sampling procedure that uses computers to 
select statistically random samples of telephone numbers to locate 
certain types of rental housing units for surveying. Cell phone surveys 
will be incorporated into this methodology and comprise roughly one-
third of the sample. In addition HUD will collect survey data using 
web-based and mail systems. Initially, as the methodology is being 
refined, HUD will conduct surveys of up to 4 individual FMR areas in a 
year to test the accuracy of their FMRs. Up to 5 individual FMR area 
will be surveyed after the new methodology is determined.
    Members of affected public: Individuals or households living in 
areas surveyed.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:

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                                                                   Screen  outs       Stayers         Movers
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TELEPHONE/CELLPHONE
    Households..................................................            3129             857             300
    Average Minutes.............................................            4.75             9.5             9.5
    Burden Hours................................................             265             140              49
        Total...................................................             454  ..............  ..............
MAIL/WEB
    Households..................................................            3129             857             300
    Average Minutes.............................................               1               5               5
    Burden Hours................................................              52              71              25
        Total...................................................             148  ..............  ..............

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ALL MODES
    Total Number Responses......................................            8572  ..............  ..............
    Total Burden Hours..........................................             602  ..............  ..............
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Continuing under 
current authorization.

    Authority: Section 8(C)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 
1937.

    Dated: June 9, 2011.
Raphael W. Bostic,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research.
[FR Doc. 2011-15275 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]
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