Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Neighborhood Stabilization Program Tracking Study, 55490-55491 [2012-22213]

Download as PDF 55490 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices community development strategies to revitalize and strengthen their communities. Agency Form Numbers: SF–424, SF– 424CB, SF–424CBW, LLL, 2880. Members of the affected public: For profit and non-profit organizations or State and local governments equipped to provide technical assistance to recipients of funds administered by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Number of responses per respondent annually Number of respondents Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Total annual responses Hours per response Total annual hours Application ........................................................ Work Plans ....................................................... Reports ............................................................. Recordkeeping ................................................. 35 15 15 15 1 17 16 12 35 255 240 180 100 18 6 6 3,500 4,590 1,440 960 TOTAL ...................................................... ............................ ............................ 710 ............................ 10,490 Status of proposed information collection: New Collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: August 28, 2012. Mark Johnston, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (Acting). [FR Doc. 2012–22216 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5609–N–11] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Neighborhood Stabilization Program Tracking Study Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 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. DATES: Comment Due Date: November 9, 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 electronically to jmailto:udson.l.james@hud.gov or in hard copy to: Judson L. James, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 8120, Washington, DC 20410–6000. Please use ‘‘NSP PRA Comment’’ in the subject line of any email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judson L. James at 202–402–5707 (this is not a toll-free number) or judson.l.jamesmailto:@hud.gov, for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. Please use ‘‘NSP PRA Comment’’ in the subject line of any email. 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: Site Visit Protocols for Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) Evaluation; Second Round. OMB Control Number: Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting an important national study of the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), with a particular focus on the round of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), known as ‘‘NSP2.’’ This information collection will constitute the second round of site visits and interviews of NSP2 grantees, as well as collection of grantees’ property-level data on NSP2 activities conducted. The information collected will be used to describe how program implementation occurred in practice, gather views of what program outcomes and impacts have occurred, and explore factors that contributed to program outcomes. Agency Form Numbers: Members of the Affected Public: A total of 29 NSP2 grantees (25 local and 4 national) and 50 partner agencies will be part of the study. Staff of these grantees will be asked to participate in interviews with HUD’s contractor and to provide HUD’s contractor with access to their records for tracking program activity. Local interviews will take approximately 2 hours per person and will be administered to approximately 4 staff per NSP2 grantee and 4 additional staff among partner agencies. Interviews with national grantees will be administered to approximately 2 staff per NSP2 grantee. Property-level data will be compiled either by grantee representatives or by a HUD contractor. Approximately onehalf of the 29 grantees (or 14 grantees) and 25 partner organizations will likely chose to report the required data themselves via the study’s preformatted spreadsheet. HUD estimates that each spreadsheet will take one person about 1.5 working days (12 hours) to complete, on average. For the remaining 15 grantees and 25 partner organizations, the data will be compiled by the research team with the support of local representatives. The majority of this effort will be conducted E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 55491 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices by the researcher. HUD estimates that it will take approximately two hours per grantee and partner organization to provide access to records during this time (e.g., pulling the appropriate files). 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 following chart Number of entities Interviews: Local NSP grantees ...................................................................... Interviews: Local Partner agencies .................................................................. Interviews: National NSP2 grantees ................................................................ Providing Access to Records ........................................................................... Compiling Records .......................................................................................... 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. Dated: August 31, 2012. Erika C. Poethig, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2012–22213 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5605–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application and Monitoring Reports Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), Department of Housing and Urban Development (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. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information is required by the grant application to assist the Department in selecting the highest ranked applicants to receive funds under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program and carry out fair housing enforcement and/or education and outreach activities under the following initiatives; Private Enforcement, Education and Outreach, and Fair Housing Organization. The information collected from quarterly and final progress reports and enforcement logs will enable the Department to evaluate the performance of agencies that receive funding and determine the impact of the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 Department’s program functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the Department’s assessment of the paperwork burden that may result from the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information which may be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on responders, including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., electronic transmission of data). PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responses per entity 25 50 4 40 39 program on preventing and eliminating discriminatory housing practices. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 9, 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 Paula Stone, FHIP Division, Office of Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 5222 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1–800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Program Contact, Myron Newry, Director, FHIP Division, Office of Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 5222, telephone (202) 402–7095 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: details the respondent burden on a quarterly and annual basis: Hours per response 4 4 2 1 1 Total hours 2 2 2 2 12 200 400 16 80 468 Title of Proposal: 24 CFR part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2529–0033. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is an extension of a currently approved information collection used to select applicants for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grants under a FHIP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). These grants are to fund fair housing enforcement and/or education and outreach activities under the following initiatives: Administrative Enforcement; Private Enforcement, Education and Outreach, and Fair Housing Organizations. Additionally, the information is collected to monitor grants and grant funds. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 904 A, B and C, SF–425, SF–424, SF–LLL, HUD–2880, HUD–2990, HUD– 2993, HUD–424CB, HUD–424–CBW, HUD2994–A, HUD–96010, and HUD– 27061. Members of the affected public: The collection of information involves Qualified Fair Housing Organizations (QFHOs); Fair Housing Organizations (FHOs); public or private non-profit organizations or institutions and other public or private entities that are working to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; State and local governments; and Fair Housing Assistant Program Agencies. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of 46,420 total hours is needed to prepare the information collection. The number of respondents is 400 with a frequency response of 1 per annum, and the total hours per respondent is 76.50 hours for application development. There is an estimated 104 agencies that will receive funding and have to provide quarterly and final reports, with approximately 59 having to provide Enforcement Logs and 1 agency reporting on a semi-annual E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5609-N-11]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Neighborhood Stabilization Program Tracking Study

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, 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: Comment Due Date: November 9, 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 electronically to 
jmailto:udson.l.james@hud.gov or in hard copy to: Judson L. James, 
Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington, DC 20410-
6000. Please use ``NSP PRA Comment'' in the subject line of any email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judson L. James at 202-402-5707 (this 
is not a toll-free number) or judson.l.jamesmailto:@hud.gov, for copies 
of the proposed forms and other available documents. Please use ``NSP 
PRA Comment'' in the subject line of any email.

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: Site Visit Protocols for Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP2) Evaluation; Second Round.
    OMB Control Number:
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting an 
important national study of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 
(NSP), with a particular focus on the round of funding from the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), known as ``NSP2.'' This 
information collection will constitute the second round of site visits 
and interviews of NSP2 grantees, as well as collection of grantees' 
property-level data on NSP2 activities conducted. The information 
collected will be used to describe how program implementation occurred 
in practice, gather views of what program outcomes and impacts have 
occurred, and explore factors that contributed to program outcomes.
    Agency Form Numbers:
    Members of the Affected Public: A total of 29 NSP2 grantees (25 
local and 4 national) and 50 partner agencies will be part of the 
study. Staff of these grantees will be asked to participate in 
interviews with HUD's contractor and to provide HUD's contractor with 
access to their records for tracking program activity. Local interviews 
will take approximately 2 hours per person and will be administered to 
approximately 4 staff per NSP2 grantee and 4 additional staff among 
partner agencies. Interviews with national grantees will be 
administered to approximately 2 staff per NSP2 grantee.
    Property-level data will be compiled either by grantee 
representatives or by a HUD contractor. Approximately one-half of the 
29 grantees (or 14 grantees) and 25 partner organizations will likely 
chose to report the required data themselves via the study's 
preformatted spreadsheet. HUD estimates that each spreadsheet will take 
one person about 1.5 working days (12 hours) to complete, on average.
    For the remaining 15 grantees and 25 partner organizations, the 
data will be compiled by the research team with the support of local 
representatives. The majority of this effort will be conducted

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by the researcher. HUD estimates that it will take approximately two 
hours per grantee and partner organization to provide access to records 
during this time (e.g., pulling the appropriate files).
    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 following chart details the 
respondent burden on a quarterly and annual basis:

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                                                     Number of     Responses per     Hours per
                                                     entities         entity         response       Total hours
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Interviews: Local NSP grantees..................              25               4               2             200
Interviews: Local Partner agencies..............              50               4               2             400
Interviews: National NSP2 grantees..............               4               2               2              16
Providing Access to Records.....................              40               1               2              80
Compiling Records...............................              39               1              12             468
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    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.

    Dated: August 31, 2012.
Erika C. Poethig,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-22213 Filed 9-7-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P