Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, 78292-78293 [2011-32334]

Download as PDF 78292 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices submitted in response to this notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be unclassified and have no more than four single-sided pages (excluding cover page and resumes). The Coast Guard will select proposals at its sole discretion on the basis of: (1) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to meet, the proposed CRADA’s goal; and (2) How well they address the following criteria: (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party contributions described; and (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party contributions described. Currently, the Coast Guard is considering Cummins, Inc., for participation in this CRADA. This consideration is based on the fact that Cummins, Inc.’s engines power Coast Guard boats in the 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) class, which support the Short Range Aids to Navigation Mission. By virtue of the type of mission and number of boats in the class, the BUSL is considered the best candidate test platform; however, the Coast Guard does not wish to exclude other viable participants from similar CRADAs. This is a technology transfer/ development effort. Presently, the Coast Guard has no plan to procure inboard engines that operate on biodiesel fuel blends. Since the goal of this CRADA is ‘‘to identify and investigate the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with using biodiesel fuel blends in marine inboard engines, with the overarching goal of reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (i.e. lower carbon footprints),’’ and not to set future Coast Guard acquisition requirements for same, non-Federal CRADA partners will not be excluded from any future Coast Guard procurements based solely on their participation within this CRADA. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located in the U.S. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of 15 U.S.C. 3710(a), 5 U.S.C. 552(a), and 33 CFR 1.05–1. Dated: December 6, 2011. Alan N. Arsenault, CAPT, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2011–32230 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5487–N–19] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, 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. New documents included in this submission are for the project-based voucher (PBV) program and include: (1) A notice from a public housing agency (PHA) to the field office of its intent to project-base any of its tenant-based vouchers; (2) a request from the owner of a PBV project to the field office for approval to terminate a PBV HAP contract if the owner’s rent is adjusted below the initial rent; and (3) the owner’s 12-month notice to the tenants of his/her intent to terminate a PBV housing assistance payments contract. In addition, financial form HUD–52663 has been re-instated. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2012. 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, Reports Management Officer, ODAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410– 5000; telephone: (202) 402–0306 (this is not a toll-free number) or email her at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other available information. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone: (202) 402–4109 (this is not a toll-free number). 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 collection through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. This Notice also lists the Following Information Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts, Tenancy Addendum, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information Requirements for Additional Renewal Funding and the Project-Based Voucher program. OMB Control Number: 2577–0169. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding which specifies the number of units requested, as well as the PHA’s objectives and plans for administering the HCV program. The application is reviewed by HUD Headquarters and HUD Field Offices and ranked according to the PHA’s administrative capability, the need for housing assistance, and other factors specified in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The PHAs must establish a utility allowance schedule for all utilities and other services. Units must be inspected using HUDprescribed forms to determine if the units meet the housing quality standards (HQS) of the HCV program. PHAs are also required to maintain financial reports in accordance with accepted accounting standards. The PHA is required to submit one financial document into an Internet-based Voucher Management System twelve times a year. After the family is issued a HCV to search for a unit, the family must complete and submit to the PHA a Request for Tenancy Approval when it finds a unit which is suitable for its E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices needs. Initial PHAs will use a standardized form to submit portability information to the receiving PHA who will also use the form for monthly portability billing. PHAs and owners will enter into HAP Contracts each providing information on rents, payments, certifications, notifications, and owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A tenancy addendum is included in the HAP contract as well as incorporated in the lease between the owner and the family. Families that participate in the Homeownership option will execute a statement regarding their responsibilities and execute contracts of sale including an additional contract of sale for new construction units. PHAs that wish to voluntarily transfer their HCV programs will notify HUD for approval and, once approved, all affected families and owners of the divested PHA will be notified. PHAs participating in the project-based voucher (PBV) program will enter into Agreements with developing owners, HAP contracts with the existing and New Construction/Rehabilitation owners, Statement of Family Responsibility with the family and a lease addendum will be provided for execution between the family and the owner. Agency form numbers: HUD–52515, HUD–52667, HUD–52580, HUD–52580– A, HUD–52681, HUD–52681–B, HUD– 52672, HUD–52663, HUD–52517, HUD– 52646, HUD–52665, HUD–52641, HUD– 52641–A, HUD 52642, HUD 52649, HUD 52531A and B, HUD 52530A, HUD 52530B, HUD 52530C, HUD 52578B, HUD–52663. Members of the Affected Public: State and Local Governments, businesses or other for-profits. Estimation of the Total Number of Hours Needed to Prepare the Information Collection including the Number of Respondents, Frequency of response, and hours of response: The Number of respondents (2450 PHAs + 245,000 families + 245,000 tenant-based owners) = 492,450 total respondents. Hours per response varies for each form varies from annually, quarterly and onoccasion. Total annual burden hours 1,239,192. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection due to the addition of PBV documents and the reinstatement of financial form, HUD– 52663. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: December 8, 2011. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2011–32334 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5487–N–21] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Resident Opportunities and SelfSufficiency Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, 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 of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2012. 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: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 402–3400, (this is not a toll free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for information on the data collected. 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. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette A. Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Arlette.A.Mussington@hud.gov. SUMMARY: The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78293 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 submissions of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program. OMB Control Number: 2577–0229. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Section 538 of the Public Housing Reform Act (Pub. L. 105–276, 112 Stat. 2461, approved October 21, 1998) added a new section 34 to the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 which provides a mandate to link supportive services to help public housing residents achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS–SC) Program responds to this requirement by providing funding to Public Housing Authorities, Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), resident organizations, and qualified nonprofit organizations to link residents of public housing to supportive services. For fiscal year 2012, Congress appropriated approximately $50 million for the ROSS–SC Program. Of this funding, HUD reserves $15 million for the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency program. Section 23 of the 1937 Housing Act established the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in HUD’s rental voucher and public housing programs. HUD operates two FSS programs, one for the voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher, or HCV FSS) and one for public housing. The purpose of both FSS programs is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of public housing assistance with public and private resources, to enable families eligible to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. OMB asked HUD to E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5487-N-19]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for 
the Housing Choice Voucher Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
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. New documents 
included in this submission are for the project-based voucher (PBV) 
program and include: (1) A notice from a public housing agency (PHA) to 
the field office of its intent to project-base any of its tenant-based 
vouchers; (2) a request from the owner of a PBV project to the field 
office for approval to terminate a PBV HAP contract if the owner's rent 
is adjusted below the initial rent; and (3) the owner's 12-month notice 
to the tenants of his/her intent to terminate a PBV housing assistance 
payments contract. In addition, financial form HUD-52663 has been re-
instated.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2012.

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, Reports 
Management Officer, ODAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone: 
(202) 402-0306 (this is not a toll-free number) or email her at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other 
available information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; 
telephone: (202) 402-4109 (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 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 
collection through the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

This Notice also lists the Following Information

    Title of Proposal: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program: 
Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, 
Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, 
Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts, 
Tenancy Addendum, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for 
Owner, Voucher Transfers, Homeownership Contracts of Sale, Information 
Requirements for Additional Renewal Funding and the Project-Based 
Voucher program.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0169.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: 
Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding 
which specifies the number of units requested, as well as the PHA's 
objectives and plans for administering the HCV program. The application 
is reviewed by HUD Headquarters and HUD Field Offices and ranked 
according to the PHA's administrative capability, the need for housing 
assistance, and other factors specified in the Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA). The PHAs must establish a utility allowance 
schedule for all utilities and other services. Units must be inspected 
using HUD-prescribed forms to determine if the units meet the housing 
quality standards (HQS) of the HCV program. PHAs are also required to 
maintain financial reports in accordance with accepted accounting 
standards. The PHA is required to submit one financial document into an 
Internet-based Voucher Management System twelve times a year. After the 
family is issued a HCV to search for a unit, the family must complete 
and submit to the PHA a Request for Tenancy Approval when it finds a 
unit which is suitable for its

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needs. Initial PHAs will use a standardized form to submit portability 
information to the receiving PHA who will also use the form for monthly 
portability billing. PHAs and owners will enter into HAP Contracts each 
providing information on rents, payments, certifications, 
notifications, and owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A 
tenancy addendum is included in the HAP contract as well as 
incorporated in the lease between the owner and the family. Families 
that participate in the Homeownership option will execute a statement 
regarding their responsibilities and execute contracts of sale 
including an additional contract of sale for new construction units. 
PHAs that wish to voluntarily transfer their HCV programs will notify 
HUD for approval and, once approved, all affected families and owners 
of the divested PHA will be notified. PHAs participating in the 
project-based voucher (PBV) program will enter into Agreements with 
developing owners, HAP contracts with the existing and New 
Construction/Rehabilitation owners, Statement of Family Responsibility 
with the family and a lease addendum will be provided for execution 
between the family and the owner.
    Agency form numbers: HUD-52515, HUD-52667, HUD-52580, HUD-52580-A, 
HUD-52681, HUD-52681-B, HUD-52672, HUD-52663, HUD-52517, HUD-52646, 
HUD-52665, HUD-52641, HUD-52641-A, HUD 52642, HUD 52649, HUD 52531A and 
B, HUD 52530A, HUD 52530B, HUD 52530C, HUD 52578B, HUD-52663.
    Members of the Affected Public: State and Local Governments, 
businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimation of the Total Number of Hours Needed to Prepare the 
Information Collection including the Number of Respondents, Frequency 
of response, and hours of response: The Number of respondents (2450 
PHAs + 245,000 families + 245,000 tenant-based owners) = 492,450 total 
respondents. Hours per response varies for each form varies from 
annually, quarterly and on-occasion. Total annual burden hours 
1,239,192.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Revision of a 
currently approved collection due to the addition of PBV documents and 
the reinstatement of financial form, HUD-52663.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: December 8, 2011.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Program and Legislative 
Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2011-32334 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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