Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application and Monitoring Reports, 55491-55492 [2012-22215]

Download as PDF 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 55492 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2012 / Notices basis. The estimated number of respondents is based on the average of the number of submissions for NOFA years 2009 to current. The number of hours is an average based on grantee estimates of time to review instructions, search existing data sources, prepare required responses to the application, complete the certification, and assemble exhibits. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: August 3, 2012. Sara Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–22215 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5657–N–01] Notice of Availability: Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in LowVacancy Areas: Request for Comments AGENCY: Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the rule. No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. Office of General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. HUD announces the availability, on its Web site, of instructions, eligibility, and selection criteria on the funding process for tenant protection vouchers for certain at-risk households in low-vacancy areas, as provided for in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (2012 Appropriations Act), and seeks public comment on these instructions and criteria. The instruction, eligibility and selection criteria for this funding process are set forth in a notice posted on HUD’s Web site at the addresses provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: Comment Due Date: October 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the notice posted on HUD’s Web site to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications must refer to the above docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting public mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Sep 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708– 3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Housing Voucher and Management Operations Division, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410–8000, telephone number 202–708–0477 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 2012 Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 112–55, approved November 18, 2011) provides that up to $10,000,000 of the $75,000,000 appropriated for tenant protection actions may be made available to provide housing choice voucher rental assistance to residents residing in low-vacancy areas and who may have to pay rents greater than 30 percent of household income, as the result of certain specified conditions. The 2012 Appropriations Act provides that the tenant protection assistance may be provided as either enhanced vouchers or project-based voucher assistance. HUD’s notice that provides the instructions, eligibility, and selection criteria on the funding process for tenant protection vouchers for certain at-risk households in low-vacancy areas can be found on HUD’s Web site at the following addresses: http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ program_offices/administration/ hudclips/notices/pih and at http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ program_offices/administration/ hudclips/notices/hsg. HUD is seeking public comment on this notice. Following receipt and consideration of public comment, a final notice will be issued with final instructions, eligibility, and selection criteria, which may include revisions to the instructions and criteria contained in the notice that has been posted on HUD’s Web site, at the Web site addresses listed above. Dated: August 30, 2012. Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2012–22120 Filed 9–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5661–N–01] Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD’s Mortgagee Review SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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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

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity (FHEO), Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 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 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: 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).
    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

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basis. The estimated number of respondents is based on the average of 
the number of submissions for NOFA years 2009 to current. The number of 
hours is an average based on grantee estimates of time to review 
instructions, search existing data sources, prepare required responses 
to the application, complete the certification, and assemble exhibits.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a 
currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: August 3, 2012.
Sara Pratt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-22215 Filed 9-7-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P