Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems-Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations, 14106-14107 [2013-04912]

Download as PDF 14106 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Notices past 50 years, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) has served our nation as the primary facility to conduct research on livestock diseases. However, PIADC is nearing the end of its life-cycle and needs to be replaced in order to meet U.S. research requirements and ensure the timely development of countermeasures in the event of an outbreak. NBAF meets that need and will serve as a replacement for the PIADC facility. Strategically, NBAF will boast of new and expanded capabilities, specifically, Biosafety Level (BSL) 4 containment for the study of highconsequence diseases affecting livestock and people. Specifically, NBAF will meet its mission by (1) providing enhanced capabilities to research, rapidly detect, and provide training on foreign animal, emerging and zoonotic diseases in livestock; (2) providing expanded vaccine and countermeasure development capabilities; and (3) replacing and expanding research currently performed at the PIADC in Orient Point, New York while continuing the partnership between the DHS and the USDA–ARS and USDA– APHIS. NBAF will serve as a U.S. government facility capable of rapidly producing experimental biological, diagnostic, and vaccine related products for potential use by USDA in an outbreak of an emerging or foreign animal disease. Initially, the following diseases would be studied at NBAF and would also require BSL–3 and BSL–4 laboratory capabilities: Nipah Virus, Hendra Virus, African Swine Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Japanese Encephalitis Virus, Foot and Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever, and Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia. The pathogens studied at the NBAF may change based upon continued evaluation of risks to U.S. agricultural system. Dated: February 26, 2013. Daniel M. Gerstein, Deputy Under Secretary, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–04919 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Mar 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–04] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems—Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations Office of the Assistance Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. 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. This information collection is required to identify families who no longer participate in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse termination of tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency (PHA). The information is used by PHAs to determine a family’s suitability for rental assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to families who have previously demonstrated an inability to comply with HUD program requirements or who have an unpaid debt to a PHA. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 3, 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 sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202.402.3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Collette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. 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, telephone (202) 402–4109, for copies of other available documents (this is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paper 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: Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies & Terminations. OMB Control Number: 2577–0266. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In accordance with 24 CFR 5.233, processing entities that administer the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation programs are required to use HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system to verify employment and income information of program participants and to reduce administrative and subsidy payment errors. The EIV system is a system of records owned by HUD, as published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2005 at 70 FR 41780 and updated on August 8, 2006 at 71 FR 45066. The Department seeks to identify families who no longer participate in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse termination of tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency (PHA). In accordance with 24 CFR 982.552 and 960.203, the PHA may deny admission to a program if the family is not suitable for tenancy for reasons such as, but not limited to: Unacceptable past performance in meeting financial obligations, history of criminal activity, eviction from Federally assisted housing in the last five years, family has committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with a Federal housing program, or if a family currently owes rent or other amounts to the PHA or to another PHA in E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES connection with a Federally assisted housing program under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Within the scope of this collection of information, HUD seeks to collect from all PHAs, the following information: 1. Amount of debt owed by a former tenant to a PHA; 2. If applicable, indication of executed repayment agreement; 3. If applicable, indication of bankruptcy filing; 4. If applicable, the reason for any adverse termination of the family from a Federally assisted housing program. This information is collected electronically from PHAs via HUD’s EIV system. This information is used by HUD to create a national repository of families that owe a debt to a PHA and/ or have been terminated from a federally assisted housing program. This national repository is available within the EIV system for all PHAs to access during the time of application for rental assistance. PHAs are able to access this information to determine a family’s suitability for rental assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to families who have previously been unable to comply with HUD program requirements. If this information is not collected, the Department is at risk of paying limited Federal dollars on behalf of families who may not be eligible to receive rental housing assistance. Furthermore, if this information is not collected, the public will perceive that there are no consequences for a family’s failure to comply with HUD program requirements. Agency form number, if applicable: Form HUD–52675. Members of affected public: State or Local Government; Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), Individuals or Households. Estimation of the Total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: 4,013 respondents; 303,766 average number of families annually, requiring monthly average of 25,314 responses; 0.08333 hours per response; 25,303.71 total burden hours. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Extension of a previously approved collection Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: February 22, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2013–04912 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Mar 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket Number FR–5500–FA–13] Announcement of Funding Awards for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this notice announces 26 permanent supportive housing renewal grant awards totaling $28,111,948 from the Department’s FY2011 Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, and seven new competitive awards totaling $8,880,804, to assist communities with local planning efforts to improve the systematic delivery of housing and services to low-income individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS. This notice makes available the names of the award recipients and grant amounts (reference Appendices A and B). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Ayers, CPD Specialist, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7212, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number 202–708–1934. To provide service for persons who are hearing-or-speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Relay Service on 800–877–TTY, 800–877–8339, or 202– 708–2565. (Telephone number, other than ‘‘800’’ TTY numbers are not toll free). Information on HOPWA, community development and consolidated planning, and other HUD programs may be obtained from the HUD Home Page at www.hud.gov. In addition to these competitive selections, 134 jurisdictions received formula based allocations during FY2011 totaling $297,888,000 to provide supportive housing programs for low-income individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS. Descriptions of HOPWA formula and competitive programs may be obtained at: http:// hudhre.info/hopwa/index.cfm?do=view HopwaLocalResources. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The renewal grant application notification to expiring permanent supportive housing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14107 grants was established in a HUD Notice entitled, ‘‘Standards for Fiscal Year 2011 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Applications,’’ issued on January 25, 2011. The funding announcement for the new competitive grant awards were published in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on May 18, 2011. The HOPWA assistance made available in this announcement is authorized by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (42 U.S.C. 12901), as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Pub. L.102–550, approved October 28, 1992) and was appropriated by the HUD Appropriations Act for 2011. The 26 renewal grant awards totaling $28,111, 948 and the seven new competitive grant awards totaling $8,972,579 will provide housing and supportive services to an estimated 1278 low income households and their families living with HIV/AIDS. These grant applications committed approximately $49.8 million in leveraging of other Federal, State, local, and private resources to provide additional supportive services for project beneficiaries. The award of the seven new competitive grant recipients are funded under the HOPWA program’s Special Projects of National Significance competitive grant program and these awards are for one-time only funding to be used over a three year grant period. This funding will support local planning and coordination efforts to develop and implement and Integrated HIV/AIDS Housing Plan (IHHP) for these respective communities. The IHHP(s) will be developed as a collaborative process to improve the systematic delivery of housing and services to low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and will serve as models for other communities across the U.S. These resources will allow States, localities, and nonprofits to devise place-based comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with HIV/AIDS while enabling the development of new cross program approaches for integrated HIV care, (housing and services) by collaborating with diverse community agencies and planning bodies, including Public Housing Authorities and DHHSfunded Ryan White CARE Act and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grantees. The renewal grants were announced on April 26, 2011, and the new competitive grant awards were announced on September 21, 2011. Both the renewal and new competitive grant activities compliment HUD’s implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), HUD’s E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5690-N-04]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment 
Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems--Debts Owed to Public 
Housing Agencies and Terminations

AGENCY: Office of the Assistance Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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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.
    This information collection is required to identify families who no 
longer participate in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse 
termination of tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public 
Housing Agency (PHA). The information is used by PHAs to determine a 
family's suitability for rental assistance, and avoid providing limited 
Federal housing assistance to families who have previously demonstrated 
an inability to comply with HUD program requirements or who have an 
unpaid debt to a PHA.

DATES: Comments Due Date: May 3, 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 sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 
202.402.3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at 
Collette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information.

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, telephone (202) 402-
4109, for copies of other available documents (this is not a toll-free 
number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review, as required by the Paper 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: Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies & 
Terminations.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0266.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In 
accordance with 24 CFR 5.233, processing entities that administer the 
Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate 
Rehabilitation programs are required to use HUD's Enterprise Income 
Verification (EIV) system to verify employment and income information 
of program participants and to reduce administrative and subsidy 
payment errors. The EIV system is a system of records owned by HUD, as 
published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2005 at 70 FR 41780 and 
updated on August 8, 2006 at 71 FR 45066.
    The Department seeks to identify families who no longer participate 
in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse termination of 
tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency 
(PHA). In accordance with 24 CFR 982.552 and 960.203, the PHA may deny 
admission to a program if the family is not suitable for tenancy for 
reasons such as, but not limited to: Unacceptable past performance in 
meeting financial obligations, history of criminal activity, eviction 
from Federally assisted housing in the last five years, family has 
committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in 
connection with a Federal housing program, or if a family currently 
owes rent or other amounts to the PHA or to another PHA in

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connection with a Federally assisted housing program under the U.S. 
Housing Act of 1937.
    Within the scope of this collection of information, HUD seeks to 
collect from all PHAs, the following information:
    1. Amount of debt owed by a former tenant to a PHA;
    2. If applicable, indication of executed repayment agreement;
    3. If applicable, indication of bankruptcy filing;
    4. If applicable, the reason for any adverse termination of the 
family from a Federally assisted housing program.
    This information is collected electronically from PHAs via HUD's 
EIV system. This information is used by HUD to create a national 
repository of families that owe a debt to a PHA and/or have been 
terminated from a federally assisted housing program. This national 
repository is available within the EIV system for all PHAs to access 
during the time of application for rental assistance. PHAs are able to 
access this information to determine a family's suitability for rental 
assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to 
families who have previously been unable to comply with HUD program 
requirements. If this information is not collected, the Department is 
at risk of paying limited Federal dollars on behalf of families who may 
not be eligible to receive rental housing assistance. Furthermore, if 
this information is not collected, the public will perceive that there 
are no consequences for a family's failure to comply with HUD program 
requirements.
    Agency form number, if applicable: Form HUD-52675.
    Members of affected public: State or Local Government; Public 
Housing Agencies (PHAs), Individuals or Households.
    Estimation of the Total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: 4,013 respondents; 303,766 average 
number of families annually, requiring monthly average of 25,314 
responses; 0.08333 hours per response; 25,303.71 total burden hours.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Extension of a 
previously approved collection

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

    Dated: February 22, 2013.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2013-04912 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]
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