Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Counseling Program, 61776-61777 [2012-24962]

Download as PDF 61776 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Notices permanent residence or apply for immigrant visas. Before such family members may apply for adjustment of status or seek immigrant visas, the U– 1 nonimmigrant who has been granted adjustment of status must file an immigrant petition on behalf of the qualifying family member using Form I– 929. Form I–929 is necessary for USCIS to make a determination that the eligibility requirements and conditions are met regarding the qualifying family member. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2,000 respondents with an estimated average burden per response of 1 hour. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 2,000 hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020; Telephone 202–272–8377. Dated: October 2, 2012. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–24961 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0001] Agency Information Collection ´ Activities: Petition for Alien fianc&eacute;(e), Form I–129F, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 60-Day Notice. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:03 Oct 10, 2012 Jkt 229001 accepted for 60 days until December 10, 2012. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http:// www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2006–0028. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or that is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (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 agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: ´ Petition for Alien fianc&eacute;(e). (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–129F, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. Form I–129F must be filed with USCIS by a citizen of the United States in order to petition for an alien ´ fianc&eacute;(e), spouse, or his/her children. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 46,936 responses at 1 hour and 35 minutes (1.58 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 74,158 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529, Telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: October 4, 2012. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–24963 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5603–C–64] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Counseling Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Correction. AGENCY: On September 17, 2012, at 77 FR 57103, HUD published Housing Counseling Program and reference to the NOFA charts were excluded. Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Notices 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. Comments Due Date: November 13, 2012. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2502–0261) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. ADDRESSES: Form Numbers: SF–424, SF–424Supp, SF–424CB, SF–LLL, HUD–27300, HUD– 2880, HUD–2990, HUD–2991, HUD– 2994, HUD–96010, HUD–9902 and NOFA charts. Description of the need for the information and its 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This homebuyers to find and purchase notice informs the public that the affordable housing; Housing Counseling Department of Housing and Urban organizations also assist eligible Development has submitted to OMB a homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The request for approval of the Information Housing Counseling organizations also collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of use grant funds to assist renters to avoid evictions; help the homeless find the public and affecting agencies temporary or permanent shelter; report concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the fair housing and discrimination. Through the NOFA charts, HUD uses proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select the functions of the agency, including qualified organizations to receive whether the information will have funding that supports their housing practical utility; (2) Evaluate the counseling program. The NOFA charts accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the include data fields covering agency burden of the proposed collection of knowledge and capacity, need for the information; (3) Enhance the quality, service (target population), historical utility, and clarity of the information to performance and projections, leveraging be collected; and (4) Minimize the and program outcomes. Post-award burden of the collection of information collection, such as quarterly reports, on those who are to respond; including will allow HUD to evaluate grantees’ through the use of appropriate performance. This collection of automated collection techniques or information includes renewal of various other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of HUD forms, including the HUD–9900 which is the Housing Counseling responses. Approval Application, and form HUD– This notice also lists the following 9902, Housing Counseling Agency information: Activity Report. Additionally, it covers Title of Proposed: Housing Counseling the collection of client level activities, Program. client financial leverage data, and agency profile information. OMB Approved Number: 2502–0261. 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. Number of respondents Reporting Burden ..................................................................................... Total estimated burden hours: 37,213. Status: Extension without change of currently approved collection. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: October 3, 2012. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–24962 Filed 10–10–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:03 Oct 10, 2012 Annual responses 12,402 3.305 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5603–N–70] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Jkt 229001 61777 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response Burden hours 0.907 × 37,213 Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards’’ requires that Federal agencies provide the highest quality service to our customers by identifying them and determining what they think about our services. The surveys covered in the request for a generic clearance will provide HUD a means to gather this data directly from our customers. HUD will conduct various customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback and data directly from our customers to determine the kind E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 197 (Thursday, October 11, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24962]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5603-C-64]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB 
Housing Counseling Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Correction.

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SUMMARY: On September 17, 2012, at 77 FR 57103, HUD published Housing 
Counseling Program and reference to the NOFA charts were excluded. 
Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations

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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.

DATES: Comments Due Date: November 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
approval Number (2502-0261) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. 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 Proposed: Housing Counseling Program.
    OMB Approved Number: 2502-0261.
    Form Numbers: SF-424, SF-424Supp, SF-424CB, SF-LLL, HUD-27300, HUD-
2880, HUD-2990, HUD-2991, HUD-2994, HUD-96010, HUD-9902 and NOFA 
charts.
    Description of the need for the information and its 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. Through the NOFA charts, HUD 
uses the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and 
then select qualified organizations to receive funding that supports 
their housing counseling program. The NOFA charts include data fields 
covering agency knowledge and capacity, need for the service (target 
population), historical performance and projections, leveraging and 
program outcomes. 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.

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                                             Number of          Annual             Hours per
                                            respondents       responses      x      response       Burden hours
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Reporting Burden........................          12,402            3.305   ..           0.907           37,213
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    Total estimated burden hours: 37,213.
    Status: Extension without change of currently approved collection.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

    Dated: October 3, 2012.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-24962 Filed 10-10-12; 8:45 am]
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