Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; New Construction Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes, 66947-66948 [2011-28008]

Download as PDF 66947 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2011 / Notices review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Correction: Due to the fact the 60 days had not expired (12/3/2011) 30 day sent early. The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs’ strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 28, 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 (2506–0148) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; email 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; email 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: Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0148. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs’ strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Frequency of Submission: On Occasion, Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 75 1 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 413. Status: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: October 21, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–28004 Filed 10–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FR–5484–N–33] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; New Construction Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Oct 27, 2011 Jkt 226001 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: December 27, 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, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– (800) 877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Hill, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2121 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 5.506 = Burden hours 413 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 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. Title of Proposal: Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0525. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 66948 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2011 / Notices regulations at 24 CFR 200.926d(b)(3) require that the sites for HUD insured structures must be free of termite hazards. The HUD–NPCA–99–A requires the builder to certify that all required treatment for termites was performed by an authorized pest control company and further that the builder guarantees the treated area against infestation for one year. The form HUD– NPCA–99–B requires a licensed pest control company to provide to the builder a record of specific treatment information in those cases when the soil treatment method is used for prevention of subterranean termite infestation. When applicable the HUD–NPCA–99–B must accompany the HUD–NPCA–99– A. If the requested data is not collected, new home purchasers and HUD are subject to the risk of purchasing or insuring a home that could be immediately infested by termites and would have no recourse against the builder. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD NPMA–99–A and HUD NPMA– 99–B. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 9,990. The number of respondents is 15,000, the number of responses is 30,000, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is .083 and .25 respectively. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a previously approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 21, 2011. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2011–28008 Filed 10–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–34] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Oct 27, 2011 Jkt 226001 Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the Cambridge Housing Authority of Cambridge, MA for the purchase and installation of a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat pump system and vent limited gas regulators for the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald J. LaVoy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Field Operations, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4112, Washington, DC 20410– 4000, telephone number (202) 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number); or Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410– 4000, telephone number (202) 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number). 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. Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality, or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Section 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal department or agency makes a determination pursuant to section 1605(b), the head of the department or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agency shall publish a detailed written justification in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB’s implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this notice advises the public that, on September 19, 2011, upon request of the Cambridge Housing Authority, HUD granted exceptions to applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project. The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods, (a VRV heat pump system and vent limited gas regulators), are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: October 19, 2011. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2011–28003 Filed 10–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5477–N–43] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5484-N-33]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; New 
Construction Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, 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.

DATES: Comments Due Date: December 27, 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, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal 
Information Relay Service (1-(800) 877-8339).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Hill, Director, Office of Single 
Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-2121 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed 
forms and other available information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting 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 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.
    Title of Proposal: Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0525.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD

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regulations at 24 CFR 200.926d(b)(3) require that the sites for HUD 
insured structures must be free of termite hazards. The HUD-NPCA-99-A 
requires the builder to certify that all required treatment for 
termites was performed by an authorized pest control company and 
further that the builder guarantees the treated area against 
infestation for one year. The form HUD-NPCA-99-B requires a licensed 
pest control company to provide to the builder a record of specific 
treatment information in those cases when the soil treatment method is 
used for prevention of subterranean termite infestation. When 
applicable the HUD-NPCA-99-B must accompany the HUD-NPCA-99-A. If the 
requested data is not collected, new home purchasers and HUD are 
subject to the risk of purchasing or insuring a home that could be 
immediately infested by termites and would have no recourse against the 
builder.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD NPMA-99-A and HUD NPMA-99-
B.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 9,990. 
The number of respondents is 15,000, the number of responses is 30,000, 
the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per 
response is .083 and .25 respectively.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension 
of a previously approved collection.

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

    Dated: October 21, 2011.
Ronald Y. Spraker,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing--Associate Deputy 
Federal Housing Commissioner.
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