Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Housing Counseling Program, 30305 [2012-12391]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / Notices Dated: May 15, 2012. F.J. Sturm, Acting Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–12314 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2012–0020; OMB No. 1660–0009] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The Declaration Process: Requests for Damage Assessment, Federal Disaster Assistance, Appeals, Cost Share Adjustment Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On May 15, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice in the Federal Register at 77 FR 28615 notifying the public that it was submitting a request for review and approval of a collection of information under the emergency processing procedures in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulation 5 CFR 1320.13. In that notice, FEMA stated that it was requesting that the information collection be approved by June 1, 2012. The correct date is actually June 14, 2012. Dated: May 15, 2012. Louis William Cortesio, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of the Chief Administrative Office, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–12299 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FR–5607–N–17] Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Housing Counseling Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 21, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: July 23, 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: 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: Brian Siebenlist, Deputy Director, Office of Single Family Program Support Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5415 (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. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Program. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0261. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations submit information to HUD through Grants.gov when applying for grant funds to provide housing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 30305 counseling assistance to eligible homebuyers to find and purchase affordable housing; Housing Counseling organizations also assist eligible homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The Housing Counseling organizations also use grant funds to assist renters to avoid evictions; help the homeless find temporary or permanent shelter; report fair housing and discrimination. HUD uses the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select qualified organizations to receive funding that supplement their housing counseling program. Postaward collection, such as quarterly reports, will allow HUD to evaluate grantees’ performance. This collection of information includes renewal of various HUD forms, including the HUD– 9900 which is the Housing Counseling Approval Application, and form HUD– 9902, Housing Counseling Agency Activity Report. Additionally, it covers the collection of client level activities, client financial leverage data, and agency profile information. Agency form numbers, if applicable: SF–424, SF–424Supp, SF–424CB, SF– LLL, HUD–27300, HUD–2880, HUD– 2990, HUD–2991, HUD–2994, HUD– 96010, HUD–9902. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 36,320; the number of respondents is 12,450 generating approximately 39,980 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion or quarterly; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response is approximately 49 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This is extension of currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 17, 2012. Ronald Y. Spraker, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2012–12391 Filed 5–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–27–P E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5607-N-17]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request 
Housing Counseling Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing 
Commissioner, 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: July 23, 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: 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: Brian Siebenlist, Deputy Director, 
Office of Single Family Program Support Division, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 402-5415 (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.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Program.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0261.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations submit information to HUD 
through Grants.gov when applying for grant funds to provide housing 
counseling assistance to eligible homebuyers to find and purchase 
affordable housing; Housing Counseling organizations also assist 
eligible homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The Housing Counseling 
organizations also use grant funds to assist renters to avoid 
evictions; help the homeless find temporary or permanent shelter; 
report fair housing and discrimination. HUD uses the information 
collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select 
qualified organizations to receive funding that supplement their 
housing counseling program. Post-award collection, such as quarterly 
reports, will allow HUD to evaluate grantees' performance. This 
collection of information includes renewal of various HUD forms, 
including the HUD-9900 which is the Housing Counseling Approval 
Application, and form HUD-9902, Housing Counseling Agency Activity 
Report. Additionally, it covers the collection of client level 
activities, client financial leverage data, and agency profile 
information.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: SF-424, SF-424Supp, SF-424CB, 
SF-LLL, HUD-27300, HUD-2880, HUD-2990, HUD-2991, HUD-2994, HUD-96010, 
HUD-9902.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The estimated total number of hours 
needed to prepare the information collection is 36,320; the number of 
respondents is 12,450 generating approximately 39,980 annual responses; 
the frequency of response is on occasion or quarterly; and the 
estimated time needed to prepare the response is approximately 49 
hours.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This is extension of 
currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: May 17, 2012.
Ronald Y. Spraker,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Acting General 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2012-12391 Filed 5-21-12; 8:45 am]
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