Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Notice of Public Interest for the FY12 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program, 54246-54247 [2011-22321]

Download as PDF 54246 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Notices integration of public alert and warning systems. It also reduces Federal planning costs by leveraging existing State systems. Affected Public: State, local, territorial, and Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,932. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,796 hours. Estimated Cost: There are no annual start-up or capital costs. Lesia M. Banks, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–22249 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5486–N–21] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Notice of Public Interest for the FY12 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program Office of the Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research, 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within sixty (60) days from the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8228, Washington, DC 20410–6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Gray, Division of Affordable Housing Research and Technology, Office of Policy Development and Research, Room 8132, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; via telephone at (202) 402–2876 (this is not a toll free number); via e-mail at regina.c.gray@hud.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed extension of 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: FY12 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program. The FY12 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP) will support efforts by the research community to build on the existing evidence-based studies in the broad area of sustainability, and to evaluate new and existing tools and strategies that promote and implement more effective policies that: (a) Preserve housing affordability; (b) improve accessibility through effective transit systems; (c) reduce the regulatory barriers to sustainable development and strengthen land use planning and urban design standards; (d) advance economic opportunities that create jobs and promote diverse communities; and, (e) address the health of the environment by reducing carbon emissions and conserving energy. This program is approved by HUD’s authority and administered under the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. The maximum grant performance period is for 24 months (2 years). Awards under this NOPI will be made in the form of a Cooperative Agreements. A Cooperative Agreement means the Government will have substantial involvement during performance of the contemplated research project. The actual Notice of Public Interest (NOPI) will contain the selection criteria for awarding grants and specific requirements that will apply to selected grantees. OMB Control Number: 2528–XXXX. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This information is being collected to select applicants for award in this statutorily created competitive grant programs. This information will be used to monitor performance of grantees to ensure that they meet statutory and program goals and requirements. Agency Form Numbers: SF–424, SF– 424 Supplemental, HUD–424–CB, SF– LLL, HUD–2880, HUD–2993, HUD– 96010 and HUD–96011. http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/ portal/HUD/program_offices/ administration/hudclips/forms. Members of Affected Public: Institutions of higher education, accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are the official applicants. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of responses. Information pursuant to grant award will be submitted once a year. The following chart details the respondent burden on an annual and semi-annual basis: Number of respondents Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours Applicants .................................................................................................................... Quarterly Reports ........................................................................................................ Final Reports ............................................................................................................... Recordkeeping ............................................................................................................. 20 5 5 5 10 4 1 1 3.5 6 8 4 700 120 40 20 Totals .................................................................................................................... 20 20 N/A 880 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Notices The estimated number of respondents is 20; the frequency of response is 10 per year; 3.5 hours per response. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 880. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Pending OMB Approval. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. U.S. Code Title 12 1701z; Research and Demonstrations. Dated: August 25, 2011. Kevin Neary, Deputy Assistant, Secretary for the Office of Research, Evaluation and Monitoring. [FR Doc. 2011–22321 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R5–R–2010–N266; BAC–4311–K9–S3] Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Salem County, NJ; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Finding of No Significant Impact for Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA) for Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), Salem County, New Jersey. In this final CCP, we describe how we will manage this refuge for the next 15 years. ADDRESSES: You may view or obtain copies of the final CCP (including the FONSI) and the draft CCP/EA by any of the following methods. They are available in hard copy, CD–ROM, or as a download from our Web site. Agency Web Site: Download a copy of the documents at http://www.fws.gov/ northeast/planning/SupawnaMeadows/ ccphome.html. E-mail: northeastplanning@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Supawna Meadows NWR Final CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. Mail: Brian Braudis, Refuge Manager, c/o Cape May NWR, 24 Kimbles Beach Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. In-Person Viewing or Pickup: Call 609–463–0994 to make an appointment during regular business hours at 24 Kimbles Beach Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Local Library: See ‘‘Public Availability of Documents’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Braudis, Refuge Manager, 609– 463–0994 (phone); capemaynwr@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we finalize the CCP process for Supawna Meadows NWR. We started this process through a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 54280; September 24, 2007). We released the draft CCP and the EA to the public, announcing and requesting comments in a notice of availability in the Federal Register (75 FR 59287; September 27, 2010). Supawna Meadows NWR currently includes 3,016 acres of marsh, grassland, shrubland, and forest habitats. The approved acquisition boundary encompasses 4,527 acres along the Upper Delaware Bay in Salem County. Supawna Meadows NWR was established to benefit migratory birds, breeding birds, and wild animals, protect natural resources, and provide opportunities for suitable wildlifeoriented recreation. Refuge visitors engage in wildlife observation and photography, hunting, and fishing. Portions of the refuge are open to deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, and fishing and crabbing per State regulations. Finns Point Rear Range Light, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, draws a number of visitors as well. We announce our decision and the availability of the FONSI for the final CCP for Supawna Meadows NWR in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We completed a thorough analysis of impacts on the human environment, which we included in the EA that accompanied the draft CCP. The CCP will guide us in managing and administering Supawna Meadows NWR for the next 15 years. Alternative B, as we described in the draft CCP/EA as the Service-preferred alternative, with five modifications made in response to public comments, is the foundation for this final CCP. Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54247 National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. CCP Alternatives, Including Selected Alternative To address several issues and develop a plan based on the purposes for establishing the refuge, and the vision and goals we identified, three alternatives were evaluated in our draft CCP/EA (75 FR 59287). The alternatives share some actions in common, such as acquiring land within the current refuge acquisition boundary, protecting cultural resources, distributing refuge revenue sharing payments, and monitoring water quality. There are also some actions shared by alternatives A and B only. These include assessing public use opportunities on newly acquired lands, monitoring and abating wildlife diseases, and supporting biological and ecological research investigations. Other actions distinguish the alternatives. The draft CCP/EA describes the alternatives in detail, and relates them to the issues and concerns. Alternative A, ‘‘Current Management,’’ is the ‘‘No Action’’ alternative required by NEPA. It describes our existing management priorities and activities. It would maintain our present levels of refuge staffing and the biological and visitor programs now in place. We would continue to focus efforts on providing native tidal marsh habitat for Federal trust resources, in particular, for migrating and nesting wading birds, wintering habitats for marshbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds, and other wildlife. We would continue to actively manage tidal marsh and grassland habitats, and would maintain dikes and water levels on impoundments that have water control structures. Alternative B, the ‘‘Service-preferred Alternative,’’ emphasizes management of specific refuge habitats to support Federal trust resources and species of conservation concern in the area, as well as providing additional visitor opportunities on the refuge. The priority would be to protect and restore the refuge’s native tidal marsh habitat to E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5486-N-21]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection for 
Public Comment; Notice of Public Interest for the FY12 Transformation 
Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and 
Research, 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.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 31, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within sixty (60) days from 
the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/
or OMB Control 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 8228, Washington, DC 
20410-6000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Gray, Division of Affordable 
Housing Research and Technology, Office of Policy Development and 
Research, Room 8132, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; via telephone at (202) 402-
2876 (this is not a toll free number); via e-mail at 
regina.c.gray@hud.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban 
Development will submit the proposed extension of 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: FY12 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable 
Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program.
    The FY12 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP) 
will support efforts by the research community to build on the existing 
evidence-based studies in the broad area of sustainability, and to 
evaluate new and existing tools and strategies that promote and 
implement more effective policies that: (a) Preserve housing 
affordability; (b) improve accessibility through effective transit 
systems; (c) reduce the regulatory barriers to sustainable development 
and strengthen land use planning and urban design standards; (d) 
advance economic opportunities that create jobs and promote diverse 
communities; and, (e) address the health of the environment by reducing 
carbon emissions and conserving energy.
    This program is approved by HUD's authority and administered under 
the Transformation Initiative (TI) account. The maximum grant 
performance period is for 24 months (2 years). Awards under this NOPI 
will be made in the form of a Cooperative Agreements. A Cooperative 
Agreement means the Government will have substantial involvement during 
performance of the contemplated research project. The actual Notice of 
Public Interest (NOPI) will contain the selection criteria for awarding 
grants and specific requirements that will apply to selected grantees.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-XXXX.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This 
information is being collected to select applicants for award in this 
statutorily created competitive grant programs. This information will 
be used to monitor performance of grantees to ensure that they meet 
statutory and program goals and requirements.
    Agency Form Numbers: SF-424, SF-424 Supplemental, HUD-424-CB, SF-
LLL, HUD-2880, HUD-2993, HUD-96010 and HUD-96011.
    http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/program_offices/administration/hudclips/forms.
    Members of Affected Public: Institutions of higher education, 
accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by 
the U.S. Department of Education are the official applicants. 
Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency 
of responses, and hours of responses.
    Information pursuant to grant award will be submitted once a year. 
The following chart details the respondent burden on an annual and 
semi-annual basis:

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                                                            Number of     Total annual      Hours per     Total
                                                           respondents      responses       response      hours
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Applicants.............................................              20              10             3.5      700
Quarterly Reports......................................               5               4               6      120
Final Reports..........................................               5               1               8       40
Recordkeeping..........................................               5               1               4       20
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    Totals.............................................              20              20             N/A      880
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    The estimated number of respondents is 20; the frequency of 
response is 10 per year; 3.5 hours per response.
    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 880.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Pending OMB 
Approval.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. U.S. Code Title 12 1701z; Research 
and Demonstrations.

    Dated: August 25, 2011.
Kevin Neary,
Deputy Assistant, Secretary for the Office of Research, Evaluation and 
Monitoring.
[FR Doc. 2011-22321 Filed 8-30-11; 8:45 am]
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