Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds, 76508-76509 [2012-31189]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 76508 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 249 / Friday, December 28, 2012 / Notices at least 80 percent of the occupied units in the community or facility must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age of older; (2) the housing provider must publish and adhere to policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent to operate housing for persons 55 years of age or older; and (3) the housing provider must demonstrate compliance with ‘‘rules issued by the Secretary for verification of occupancy, which shall * * * provide for [age] verification by reliable surveys and affidavits.’’ The HOPA did not significantly increase the record-keeping burden for the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption. It describes in greater detail the documentary evidence which HUD will consider when determining, in the course of a familial status discrimination complaint investigation, whether or not a housing facility or community qualified for the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as of the date of the alleged Fair Housing Act violation. The HOPA information collection requirements are necessary to demonstrate a housing provider’s eligibility to claim the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a familial status discrimination complaint filed with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The information will be collected in the normal course of business in connection with the sale, rental or occupancy of dwelling units situated in qualified senior housing facilities or communities. The HOPA’s requirement that a housing provider must demonstrate the intent to operate a ‘‘55 or older’’ housing community or facility by publishing, and consistently enforcing, age verification rules, policies and procedures for current and prospective occupants reflects the usual and customary practice of the senior housing industry. Under the HOPA, a ‘‘55 or older’’ housing provider should conduct an initial occupancy survey of the housing community or facility to verify compliance with the HOPA’s ‘80 percent’ occupancy requirement, and should maintain such compliance by periodically reviewing and updating existing age verification records for each occupied dwelling unit at least once every two years. The creation and maintenance of such occupancy/age verification records should occur in the normal course of individual sale or rental housing transactions, and should require minimal preparation time. Further, a senior housing provider’s operating rules, policies and procedures are not privileged or confidential in nature, because such information must VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:15 Dec 27, 2012 Jkt 229001 be disclosed to current and prospective residents, and to residential real estate professionals. The HOPA exemption also requires that a summary of the occupancy survey results must be made available for public inspection. This summary need not contain confidential information about individual residents; it may simply indicate the total number of dwelling units actually occupied by persons 55 years of age or older. While the supporting age verification records may contain confidential information about individual occupants, such information would be protected from disclosure unless the housing provider claims the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity will only require a housing provider to disclose such confidential information to HUD if and when HUD investigates a jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed against the housing provider under the Fair Housing Act, and if and when the housing provider claims the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to the complaint. Agency form number(s), if applicable: None. Members of affected public: The HOPA requires that small businesses and other small entities that operate housing intended for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older must routinely collect and update reliable age verification information necessary to meet the eligibility criteria for the HOPA exemption. The record keeping requirements are the responsibility of the housing provider that seeks to qualify for the HOPA exemption. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The HOPA information collection requirements are the responsibility of the individual housing facility or community that claims eligibility for the HOPA’s ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption. The HOPA does not authorize HUD to require submission of this information by individual housing providers as a means of certifying that their housing communities or facilities qualify for the exemption. Further, since the HOPA has no mandatory registration requirement, HUD cannot ascertain the actual number of housing facilities and communities that are currently collecting this information with the intention of qualifying for the HOPA exemption. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accordingly, HUD has estimated that approximately 1,000 housing facilities or communities would seek to qualify for the HOPA exemption. HUD has estimated that the occupancy/age verification data would require routine updating with each new housing transaction within the facility or community, and that the number of such transactions per year might vary significantly depending on the size and nature of the facility or community. HUD also estimated the average number of housing transactions per year at ten (10) transactions per community. HUD concluded that the publication of policies and procedures is likely to be a one-time event and in most cases will require no additional burden beyond what is done in the normal course of business. The estimated total annual burden hours are 5,500 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 20, 2012. Sara K. Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–31200 Filed 12–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5607–N–37] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/ Loan Funds Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: February 26, 2013. 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 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 249 / Friday, December 28, 2012 / Notices Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; or email: Colette Pollard@Hud.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aretha Williams, Housing Program Manager, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available 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: Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0187. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is used by Owner entities and submitted to HUD on a periodic basis (generally monthly) during the course of construction for the purpose of obtaining Section 202/811 capital advance/loan funds. The information will also be used to identify the Owner, the project, the type of disbursement being requested, the items to be covered by the disbursement, and the name of the depository holding the Owner’s bank account, including the account number. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–92403–CA and HUD–92403–EH. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:15 Dec 27, 2012 Jkt 229001 respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of respondents is 258; the generating approximately 516 annual responses, the frequency of response is twice for each project during both initial and final closing, the estimated time needed to prepare the response is approximately 30 minutes. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 20, 2012. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2012–31189 Filed 12–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5601–N–51] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–3970; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76509 National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to Theresa Ritta, Division of Property Management, Program Support Center, HHS, room 5B–17, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–2265. (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a suitable property, providers should submit their written expressions of interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule governing this program, 24 CFR part 581. For properties listed as suitable/to be excess, that property may, if subsequently accepted as excess by GSA, be made available for use by the homeless in accordance with applicable law, subject to screening for other Federal use. At the appropriate time, HUD will publish the property in a Notice showing it as either suitable/ available or suitable/unavailable. For properties listed as suitable/ unavailable, the landholding agency has decided that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use to assist the homeless, and the property will not be available. Properties listed as unsuitable will not be made available for any other purpose for 20 days from the date of this Notice. Homeless assistance providers interested in a review by HUD of the E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5607-N-37]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; 
Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan 
Funds

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for 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.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 26, 2013.

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

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Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; or email: Colette 
Pollard@Hud.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aretha Williams, Housing Program 
Manager, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000 (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: Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 
811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0187.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
information collection is used by Owner entities and submitted to HUD 
on a periodic basis (generally monthly) during the course of 
construction for the purpose of obtaining Section 202/811 capital 
advance/loan funds. The information will also be used to identify the 
Owner, the project, the type of disbursement being requested, the items 
to be covered by the disbursement, and the name of the depository 
holding the Owner's bank account, including the account number.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-92403-CA and HUD-92403-EH.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The number of respondents is 258; the 
generating approximately 516 annual responses, the frequency of 
response is twice for each project during both initial and final 
closing, the estimated time needed to prepare the response is 
approximately 30 minutes.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension 
of a currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Laura M. Marin,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing--Acting General 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2012-31189 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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