Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Section 901 Implementation, 13077-13079 [2013-04310]

Download as PDF 13077 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices 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. This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information SUPPLEMENTARY 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 Proposal: Border Community Capital Initiative. OMB Approval Number: 2506–New. Form Numbers: SF 424; SF424 Supplement; HUD–424CB; HUD–424– CBW; SF–LLL; HUD–2880; HUD–2990; HUD–2991; HUD–2993; HUD–2994A; HUD–96010; HUD–27061; HUD–27300; and HUD–96011, SF–269a. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this submission is for the application for the Border community Capital Initiative grant process. Information is required to rate and rank competitive applications and to ensure eligibility of applicants for funding. Semi-annual reporting is required to monitor grant management. Number of respondents Reporting Burden ..................................................................................... Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,801. Status: New collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: February 19, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–03] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Section 901 Implementation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH), HUD. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirements 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. Eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) in areas most heavily impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will submit a Notice of Intent and Section 901 Fungibility Plan to inform HUD they will exercise funding flexibility 16:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 50 1 and describe how program funds will be used. PHAs will submit quarterly and annual reports on funds utilization. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 29, 2013. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this revised information collection. Comments should refer to the revised information collection by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette_Pollard@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2013–04311 Filed 2–25–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Annual responses PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response Burden hours 56.02 × 2,801 The Department will submit 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). Division B of the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (Section 901 of Public Law No. 109–148, enacted on December 30, 2005), among other provisions, makes emergency supplemental appropriations to address the hurricane devastation in the Gulf of Mexico. Section 901 of this appropriations act authorized PHAs in federally declared disaster areas as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to combine their Capital Funds (section 9(d) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) (1937 Act)), Operating Funds (section 9(e) of the 1937 Act), and Housing Choice Voucher Funds (section 8(o) of the 1937 Act) to assist families who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina or Rita. HUD determined that this provision permitted PHAs to use these funds interchangeably. In practice, most PHAs used Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) funds for the public housing Capital Fund Program (CFP) purposes, and had up to five years to expend the HCV funds for those uses. HUD implemented Section 901 through publication in the Federal Register on July 28, 2006, of FR–5067– N–01 (Volume 71, Page 42996) entitled Implementation Guidance for Section SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13078 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices 901 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (‘‘the Section 901 implementation guidance’’). This notice provided guidance on how eligible PHAs should implement Section 901 funding flexibility and report the planned activities, accomplishments, and funds utilization from using this flexibility. HUD subsequently published notice FR–5067–N–04 on December 17, 2008 (Volume 73, page 76673) extending to the PHAs most heavily affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita the flexibility to combine funds through calendar year (CY) 2008 and 2009. Additionally, HUD published FR–5067– N–02 on October 30, 2006, (Volume 71, Page 63340) to extend the deadline for submitting fungibility plans to November 21, 2006, and permit combined funds to be used for eligible purposes under the Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 4803 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 28 enacted May 25, 2007) extended authority for this flexibility to CY 2006 and 2007. Section 11003 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110–329) extended authority for fungibility to CY 2008 and 2009. 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: Public and Indian Housing, Section 901 Notice of Intent and Fungibility Plan, Quarterly Reports, and Final Report. OMB Control Number: 2577–0245. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Notice of Intent is necessary for HUD to be informed about which eligible PHAs VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 elect to invoke the funding flexibility authorized by section 901 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations (Pub. L. 109–148). The Fungibility Plan and Reports are necessary for HUD to know how eligible PHAs plan to reallocate and spend these funds, the rate such funds are obligated and expended, and the results in using this funding flexibility. Fungibility Plans proposing to use Section 901 flexibility and funding to develop new housing units under Capital Fund mixed-finance uses or for development of HCV project-based units were required to include new development proposals following the format required by 24 CFR 941.606 or mixed-finance rules as appropriate. Fungibility Plans proposing to use Section 901 flexibility to pay for public housing renovations were required to submit CFP Annual Statements identifying work items and costs. These collections are approved under separate OMB numbers. Under Section 901, funds from one of the programs identified above could be used for another program’s purposes, but were required to follow the rules of the program in which the funds would be used. HUD has not received any new Section 901 Fungibility Plans since 2009, which was the last year Congress extended this funding flexibility to address the impacts of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Some PHAs have used the fungibility plan format to submit revisions to their originally approved plans. Agency form numbers, if applicable: None. Members of affected public: Eligible Public Housing Agencies in the areas most heavily impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Notification of Intent and Fungibility Plan. This is a one-time submission estimated to take 40 hours for each of up to twelve eligible PHAs that submitted plans from 2006 through 2009. PHAs may also use this format to request HUD approval for subsequent plan revisions. The original burden estimate for this information collection was 6,624 hours assuming all ninety-six PHAs in the areas impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita would opt to use it. A later burden estimate of 1,248 hours was submitted, when in 2006, only eight out of ninety-six eligible PHAs submitted plans to use Section 901 flexibility. In 2007, seven out of the eight 2006 PHAs and one new PHA submitted plans to use Section 901 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 flexibility. In 2008, seven out of the nine 2006 and 2007 PHAs and three new PHAs submitted plans to use Section 901 flexibility. Ten or fewer respondents have submitted plans to use Section 901 flexibility each year. One PHA submitted a plan in 2009, the last year in which Section 901 funding flexibility was available. As a result, the estimate of burden hours for new fungibility plans has been removed. A total of ten different PHAs have been approved to use and must report the results of Section 901 flexibility. A new estimate of burden for Section 901 Notifications of Intent and Fungibility Plans or revisions, and subsequent periodic reporting is 1,680 hours based on requirements for 10 PHAs to prepare and submit these documents. Quarterly Progress Reports of Obligations and Expenditures for Section 901 Designated Funds and Activities. In order to permit HUD to adequately monitor PHA progress in carrying out Section 901 approved activities and obligating and expending Section 901 approved funds in a timely manner, PHAs will report the amount of Section 901 funds obligated and expended for each approved activity for the quarterly reporting period, and the outstanding balance of unexpended Section 901 funds. Response time per quarterly report, including the time to research records containing documentation needed to prepare the quarterly reports is estimated to average sixteen hours for each of the PHAs with approved Section 901 plans. The actual amount of time depends on the level of funding used for other purposes and the complexity of the activities involved, such as development of new construction housing or repairs made to housing units damaged as a result of the hurricanes. Reports will be submitted by each PHA four times per year for five consecutive years for each calendar year of funding. Section 901 PHAs have five years to expend funds designated for Section 901 flexibility for a given calendar year (2006, 2007, 2008, and/or 2009). Total annual reporting burden for ten PHAs to submit quarterly reports of their progress in carrying out Section 901 approved activities and rates of obligations and expenditures for CY 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 funding is estimated at 640 hours. Annual Report. Annual reports will address: (1) PHA progress and results in carrying out Section 901 activities, (2) the amount of program funds approved under Section 901 flexibility for other program uses, (3) the amount of funds obligated during the year and cumulatively for Section 901 approved activities, and (4) the amount of funds E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2013 / Notices expended annually and cumulatively for Section 901 approved activities. These reports are expected to address progress-to-date during the five year expenditure period for initiating and getting Section 901 activities underway, and reporting on challenges or unforeseen obstacles. Final Report. This is a one-time submission estimated to take forty hours for each of up ten PHAs, including the Housing Authority of New Orleans, for a total reporting burden of 400 hours. The final report is expected to address all programmatic and financial matters pertinent to Section 901 implementation, including the PHA’s performance in carrying out all approved Section 901 activities, including but not limited to public housing redevelopment and capital improvements, public housing mixedfinance development, affordable housing development coupled with use of project-based vouchers, homeownership development and incentives, property acquisitions, and re-occupancy programs; in addition to accounting for the final obligation and expenditure of Section 901 designated funds and remaining balances. Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a previously approved collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: February 14, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2013–04310 Filed 2–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES003420.L14300000.EU0000; MIES– 056498] conduct the sale using sealed bid modified competitive procedures pursuant to BLM regulations. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed sale to the BLM (See ADDRESSES below) on or before April 12, 2013. The BLM will accept sealed bids for the offered land from qualified bidders no later than 3 p.m. local time on April 29, 2013. Sealed bids will be opened the following day, which will be the date of the sale. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning the proposed sale should be addressed to the Field Manager, BLM, Northeastern States Field Office, 626 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202–4617. Sealed bids must also be submitted to this address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Grundman, Realty Specialist, BLM, Northeastern States Field Office, (See ADDRESSES above), 414–297–4447, cgrundma@blm.gov. More detailed information regarding the sale can be found at the BLM Eastern States Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/ en.html. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following parcel of public land has been examined and found suitable for modified competitive sale to adjacent landowners in accordance with Section 203 of FLPMA, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1713), and implementing regulations at 43 CFR 2711.3–2, at no less than the appraised fair market value of the land. AGENCY: Michigan Meridian T. 42 N., R. 24 W., Sec. 21, lot 7. The area described contains 0.82 acres in Marquette County, Michigan, and is proposed for sale to either of the adjacent landowners, Royal Moning and Jim Kozar. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Northeastern States Field Office, proposes to offer for sale a 0.82-acre parcel of public land in Marquette County, Michigan. The sale will be subject to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM land sale regulations. The BLM proposes to The Federal land is not needed for any Federal purpose and was identified for disposal in the Michigan Resource Management Plan Amendment dated September 7, 2012. The purpose of the sale is to dispose of land which is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands because of its isolated location and lack of legal access. The BLM is proposing a modified competitive sale to allow adjacent landowners who control access Notice of Realty Action: Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land in Marquette County, Michigan tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Feb 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13079 to the public land an equal opportunity to successfully bid on the property. Bidding under modified competitive sale procedures is only open to the identified adjacent landowners who must submit sealed bids to the BLM, Northeastern States Field Office (See ADDRESSES above), no later than 3 p.m. local time, on April 29, 2013. If the adjacent landowners fail to exercise the preference consideration offered by the modified competitive sale and no successful bid is received, then the parcel will remain available for sale on a continuing basis in accordance with competitive sale procedures found at 43 CFR 2711.3–1 without further legal notice. Bids submitted to the BLM under competitive sale procedures will be opened on a monthly basis on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. local time, at the BLM, Northeastern States Field Office, until a successful bid is received or the sale is cancelled. Sealed bid envelopes must be clearly marked on the front lower left-hand corner with ‘‘SEALED BID BLM LAND SALE, MIES–056498.’’ The bid envelope must contain a signed statement showing the total amount of the bid and the name, mailing address, and phone number of the entity making the bid. Bids must be equal to or greater than the federally appraised fair market value of the land. The appraised fair market value will be made available 30 days prior to the sealed bid closing date at the BLM, Northeastern States Field Office, and on the Web site (See ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above). Each sealed bid must be accompanied by a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the BLM for an amount not less than 20 percent of the total amount of the bid. Personal checks will not be accepted. Sealed bids will be opened to determine the high bid at 10 a.m. local time the day after the bids are due, at the BLM, Northeastern States Field Office (See ADDRESSES above). The highest qualifying bid will be declared the high bid and the high bidder will receive written notice. Bidders submitting matching high bid amounts will be provided an opportunity to submit a supplemental sealed bid. Bid deposits submitted by unsuccessful bidders will be returned by U.S. mail. The successful bidder will be allowed 180 days from the date of sale to submit the remainder of the full bid price in the form of a certified check, money order, bank draft, or cashier’s check made payable to the BLM. Personal checks will not be accepted. Failure to submit the remainder of the full bid price prior to but not including the 180th day E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5690-N-03]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; 
Section 901 Implementation

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 
(PIH), HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirements 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.
    Eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) in areas most heavily 
impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will submit a Notice of Intent 
and Section 901 Fungibility Plan to inform HUD they will exercise 
funding flexibility and describe how program funds will be used. PHAs 
will submit quarterly and annual reports on funds utilization.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this revised information collection. Comments should refer to the 
revised information collection by name/or OMB Control number and should 
be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, 
QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette_Pollard@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access 
this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service 
at (800) 877-8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY 
numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 
SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-
402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the 
Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit 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). Division B of 
the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to 
Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Pandemic Influenza Act, 
2006 (Section 901 of Public Law No. 109-148, enacted on December 30, 
2005), among other provisions, makes emergency supplemental 
appropriations to address the hurricane devastation in the Gulf of 
Mexico. Section 901 of this appropriations act authorized PHAs in 
federally declared disaster areas as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita to combine their Capital Funds (section 9(d) of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) (1937 Act)), Operating 
Funds (section 9(e) of the 1937 Act), and Housing Choice Voucher Funds 
(section 8(o) of the 1937 Act) to assist families who were displaced by 
Hurricane Katrina or Rita. HUD determined that this provision permitted 
PHAs to use these funds interchangeably. In practice, most PHAs used 
Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) funds for the public housing Capital Fund 
Program (CFP) purposes, and had up to five years to expend the HCV 
funds for those uses.
    HUD implemented Section 901 through publication in the Federal 
Register on July 28, 2006, of FR-5067-N-01 (Volume 71, Page 42996) 
entitled Implementation Guidance for Section

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901 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes 
in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 (``the Section 
901 implementation guidance''). This notice provided guidance on how 
eligible PHAs should implement Section 901 funding flexibility and 
report the planned activities, accomplishments, and funds utilization 
from using this flexibility. HUD subsequently published notice FR-5067-
N-04 on December 17, 2008 (Volume 73, page 76673) extending to the PHAs 
most heavily affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita the flexibility to 
combine funds through calendar year (CY) 2008 and 2009. Additionally, 
HUD published FR-5067-N-02 on October 30, 2006, (Volume 71, Page 63340) 
to extend the deadline for submitting fungibility plans to November 21, 
2006, and permit combined funds to be used for eligible purposes under 
the Housing Choice Voucher program.
    Section 4803 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina 
Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Pub. L. 
110-28 enacted May 25, 2007) extended authority for this flexibility to 
CY 2006 and 2007.
    Section 11003 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, 
and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329) extended 
authority for fungibility to CY 2008 and 2009.
    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: Public and Indian Housing, Section 901 Notice of 
Intent and Fungibility Plan, Quarterly Reports, and Final Report.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0245.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Notice of Intent is necessary for HUD to be informed about which 
eligible PHAs elect to invoke the funding flexibility authorized by 
section 901 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations (Pub. L. 109-
148). The Fungibility Plan and Reports are necessary for HUD to know 
how eligible PHAs plan to reallocate and spend these funds, the rate 
such funds are obligated and expended, and the results in using this 
funding flexibility. Fungibility Plans proposing to use Section 901 
flexibility and funding to develop new housing units under Capital Fund 
mixed-finance uses or for development of HCV project-based units were 
required to include new development proposals following the format 
required by 24 CFR 941.606 or mixed-finance rules as appropriate. 
Fungibility Plans proposing to use Section 901 flexibility to pay for 
public housing renovations were required to submit CFP Annual 
Statements identifying work items and costs. These collections are 
approved under separate OMB numbers. Under Section 901, funds from one 
of the programs identified above could be used for another program's 
purposes, but were required to follow the rules of the program in which 
the funds would be used. HUD has not received any new Section 901 
Fungibility Plans since 2009, which was the last year Congress extended 
this funding flexibility to address the impacts of Hurricanes Rita and 
Katrina. Some PHAs have used the fungibility plan format to submit 
revisions to their originally approved plans.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.
    Members of affected public: Eligible Public Housing Agencies in the 
areas most heavily impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:
    Notification of Intent and Fungibility Plan. This is a one-time 
submission estimated to take 40 hours for each of up to twelve eligible 
PHAs that submitted plans from 2006 through 2009. PHAs may also use 
this format to request HUD approval for subsequent plan revisions. The 
original burden estimate for this information collection was 6,624 
hours assuming all ninety-six PHAs in the areas impacted by Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita would opt to use it. A later burden estimate of 1,248 
hours was submitted, when in 2006, only eight out of ninety-six 
eligible PHAs submitted plans to use Section 901 flexibility. In 2007, 
seven out of the eight 2006 PHAs and one new PHA submitted plans to use 
Section 901 flexibility. In 2008, seven out of the nine 2006 and 2007 
PHAs and three new PHAs submitted plans to use Section 901 flexibility. 
Ten or fewer respondents have submitted plans to use Section 901 
flexibility each year. One PHA submitted a plan in 2009, the last year 
in which Section 901 funding flexibility was available. As a result, 
the estimate of burden hours for new fungibility plans has been 
removed. A total of ten different PHAs have been approved to use and 
must report the results of Section 901 flexibility. A new estimate of 
burden for Section 901 Notifications of Intent and Fungibility Plans or 
revisions, and subsequent periodic reporting is 1,680 hours based on 
requirements for 10 PHAs to prepare and submit these documents.
    Quarterly Progress Reports of Obligations and Expenditures for 
Section 901 Designated Funds and Activities. In order to permit HUD to 
adequately monitor PHA progress in carrying out Section 901 approved 
activities and obligating and expending Section 901 approved funds in a 
timely manner, PHAs will report the amount of Section 901 funds 
obligated and expended for each approved activity for the quarterly 
reporting period, and the outstanding balance of unexpended Section 901 
funds. Response time per quarterly report, including the time to 
research records containing documentation needed to prepare the 
quarterly reports is estimated to average sixteen hours for each of the 
PHAs with approved Section 901 plans. The actual amount of time depends 
on the level of funding used for other purposes and the complexity of 
the activities involved, such as development of new construction 
housing or repairs made to housing units damaged as a result of the 
hurricanes. Reports will be submitted by each PHA four times per year 
for five consecutive years for each calendar year of funding. Section 
901 PHAs have five years to expend funds designated for Section 901 
flexibility for a given calendar year (2006, 2007, 2008, and/or 2009). 
Total annual reporting burden for ten PHAs to submit quarterly reports 
of their progress in carrying out Section 901 approved activities and 
rates of obligations and expenditures for CY 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 
funding is estimated at 640 hours.
    Annual Report. Annual reports will address: (1) PHA progress and 
results in carrying out Section 901 activities, (2) the amount of 
program funds approved under Section 901 flexibility for other program 
uses, (3) the amount of funds obligated during the year and 
cumulatively for Section 901 approved activities, and (4) the amount of 
funds

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expended annually and cumulatively for Section 901 approved activities. 
These reports are expected to address progress-to-date during the five 
year expenditure period for initiating and getting Section 901 
activities under-way, and reporting on challenges or unforeseen 
obstacles.
    Final Report. This is a one-time submission estimated to take forty 
hours for each of up ten PHAs, including the Housing Authority of New 
Orleans, for a total reporting burden of 400 hours. The final report is 
expected to address all programmatic and financial matters pertinent to 
Section 901 implementation, including the PHA's performance in carrying 
out all approved Section 901 activities, including but not limited to 
public housing redevelopment and capital improvements, public housing 
mixed-finance development, affordable housing development coupled with 
use of project-based vouchers, homeownership development and 
incentives, property acquisitions, and re-occupancy programs; in 
addition to accounting for the final obligation and expenditure of 
Section 901 designated funds and remaining balances.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a 
previously approved collection.

    Authority:  Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: February 14, 2013.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives.
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