Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest, 59711-59712 [2011-24813]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2011 / Notices Dated: September 21, 2011. Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–24725 Filed 9–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs And Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities; Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0019. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement (CBP Form 1300). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 39114) on July 5, 2011, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One comment was received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 27, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Sep 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement. OMB Number: 1651–0019. Form Number: CBP Form 1300. Abstract: CBP Form 1300, Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, is used to collect essential commercial vessel data at time of formal entrance and clearance in U.S. ports. The form allows the master to attest to the truthfulness of all CBP forms associated with the manifest package, and collects detailed information on the vessel, cargo, purpose of entrance, certificate numbers and expiration for various certificates. It also serves as a record of fees and tonnage tax payments in order to prevent overpayments. CBP Form 1300 was developed through agreement by the United Nations Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) in conjunction with the United States and various other countries. The form was developed as a single form to replace the numerous other forms used by various countries for the entrance and clearance of vessels. CBP Form 1300 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1431, 1433, and 1434, and provided for by 19 CFR 4.7– PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59711 4.9. This form is accessible at http:// forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_1300.pdf. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information being collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 22. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 264,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 132,000. Dated: September 22, 2011. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2011–24786 Filed 9–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5480–N–97] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest 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 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government’s largest low-income housing assistance program. As of 2010, the Housing Choice Voucher program serves more than 2 million households, at a total subsidy cost of $18.2 billion per year. The HCV program is administered federally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and locally by approximately 2,400 local, state, and regional housing agencies, known collectively as public housing agencies (PHAs). Funding for the HCV program is provided entirely by the federal government. The funding that PHAs receive includes the housing subsidy itself, plus administrative fees to cover the costs of running the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 59712 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2011 / Notices program. When the voucher program was first implemented in the 1970s, the system for reimbursing PHAs for the costs of program administration was loosely based on empirical evidence. Over time, however, the system for estimating and allocating fees has become more complex and—in some ways—more arbitrary, as HUD and Congress have tried to balance fairness with cost savings, while trying to avoid large year-to-year swings in funding for PHA staffs. The Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study is designed to evaluate the amount of funding needed to administer the voucher program based on direct measurement of the work actually performed by voucher administrators. The study will measure and identify the tasks performed by PHA staff to meet program requirements, to assist voucher holders in finding and renting suitable housing in a timely way, and to ensure that a broad range of affordable rental housing throughout the community is available to voucher families. The study will identify the costs involved in each task, including salaries, benefits, and overhead. Ultimately, the findings of the study will be used to inform the development of a new formula for allocating HCV program administrative fees. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 27, 2011. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528–0267) 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 ADDRESSES: 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: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0267. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government’s largest lowincome housing assistance program. As of 2010, the Housing Choice Voucher program serves more than 2 million households, at a total subsidy cost of $18.2 billion per year. The HCV program is administered federally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and locally by approximately 2,400 local, state, and regional housing agencies, known collectively as public housing agencies (PHAs). Funding for the HCV program is provided entirely by the federal government. The funding that PHAs receive includes the housing subsidy itself, plus administrative fees to cover the costs of running the program. When the voucher program was first implemented in the 1970s, the system for reimbursing PHAs for the costs of program administration was loosely based on empirical evidence. Over time, however, the system for estimating and allocating fees has become more complex and—in some ways—more arbitrary, as HUD and Congress have tried to balance fairness with cost savings, while trying to avoid large yearto-year swings in funding for PHA staffs. The Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study is designed to evaluate the amount of funding needed to administer the voucher program based on direct measurement of the work actually performed by voucher administrators. The study will measure and identify the tasks performed by PHA staff to meet program requirements, to assist voucher holders in finding and renting suitable housing in a timely way, and to ensure that a broad range of affordable rental housing throughout the community is available to voucher families. The study will identify the costs involved in each task, including salaries, benefits, and overhead. Ultimately, the findings of the study will be used to inform the development of a new formula for allocating HCV program administrative fees. Frequency of Submission: Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 12 294 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Hours per response × = 0.348 Burden hours 1,248 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Total Estimated Burden Hours: 1,248. Status: Revision of a currently approved collection. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: September 22, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5480-N-97]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB 
Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Pretest

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 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal 
government's largest low-income housing assistance program. As of 2010, 
the Housing Choice Voucher program serves more than 2 million 
households, at a total subsidy cost of $18.2 billion per year. The HCV 
program is administered federally by the U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development and locally by approximately 2,400 local, state, and 
regional housing agencies, known collectively as public housing 
agencies (PHAs). Funding for the HCV program is provided entirely by 
the federal government. The funding that PHAs receive includes the 
housing subsidy itself, plus administrative fees to cover the costs of 
running the

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program. When the voucher program was first implemented in the 1970s, 
the system for reimbursing PHAs for the costs of program administration 
was loosely based on empirical evidence. Over time, however, the system 
for estimating and allocating fees has become more complex and--in some 
ways--more arbitrary, as HUD and Congress have tried to balance 
fairness with cost savings, while trying to avoid large year-to-year 
swings in funding for PHA staffs. The Housing Choice Voucher Program 
Administrative Fee Study is designed to evaluate the amount of funding 
needed to administer the voucher program based on direct measurement of 
the work actually performed by voucher administrators. The study will 
measure and identify the tasks performed by PHA staff to meet program 
requirements, to assist voucher holders in finding and renting suitable 
housing in a timely way, and to ensure that a broad range of affordable 
rental housing throughout the community is available to voucher 
families. The study will identify the costs involved in each task, 
including salaries, benefits, and overhead. Ultimately, the findings of 
the study will be used to inform the development of a new formula for 
allocating HCV program administrative fees.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 27, 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 (2528-0267) 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 
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: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative 
Fee Study Pretest.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0267.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: 
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the federal government's 
largest low-income housing assistance program. As of 2010, the Housing 
Choice Voucher program serves more than 2 million households, at a 
total subsidy cost of $18.2 billion per year. The HCV program is 
administered federally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development and locally by approximately 2,400 local, state, and 
regional housing agencies, known collectively as public housing 
agencies (PHAs). Funding for the HCV program is provided entirely by 
the federal government. The funding that PHAs receive includes the 
housing subsidy itself, plus administrative fees to cover the costs of 
running the program. When the voucher program was first implemented in 
the 1970s, the system for reimbursing PHAs for the costs of program 
administration was loosely based on empirical evidence. Over time, 
however, the system for estimating and allocating fees has become more 
complex and--in some ways--more arbitrary, as HUD and Congress have 
tried to balance fairness with cost savings, while trying to avoid 
large year-to-year swings in funding for PHA staffs. The Housing Choice 
Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study is designed to evaluate the 
amount of funding needed to administer the voucher program based on 
direct measurement of the work actually performed by voucher 
administrators. The study will measure and identify the tasks performed 
by PHA staff to meet program requirements, to assist voucher holders in 
finding and renting suitable housing in a timely way, and to ensure 
that a broad range of affordable rental housing throughout the 
community is available to voucher families. The study will identify the 
costs involved in each task, including salaries, benefits, and 
overhead. Ultimately, the findings of the study will be used to inform 
the development of a new formula for allocating HCV program 
administrative fees.
    Frequency of Submission: Annually.

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                                       Number of          Annual              Hours per
                                      respondents       responses      x       response      =     Burden hours
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Reporting Burden..................              12              294   ...           0.348   ...           1,248
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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 1,248.
    Status: Revision of a currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: September 22, 2011.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-24813 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]
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