Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation, Phase I, 23577-23578 [2013-09237]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Notices Dated: April 16, 2013. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. BILLING CODE 9111–48–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without Change, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request 30-Day Notice of Information Collection for Review; File No. I–352, Immigration Bond; OMB Control No. 1653–0022. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), will submit the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 15, 2013, Vol. 78 No. 03591 allowing for a 60 day comment period. No comments were received during this period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies regarding items contained in this notice and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days until May 20, 2013. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed 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; 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 (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 becollected; 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. Dated: April 17, 2012. Scott Elmore, Forms Manager, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. Overview of This Information Collection [FR Doc. 2013–09279 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 23577 AGENCY: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigration Bond. (3) Agency form number, if any and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: (No. Form I–352); U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or Households; business or other for-profit. The data collected on this collection instrument is used by ICE to ensure that the person or company posting the bond is aware of the duties and responsibilities associated with the bond. The collection instrument serves the purpose of instructions in the completion of the form, together with an explanation of the terms and conditions of the bond. Sureties have the capability of accessing, completing and submitting a bond electronically through ICE’s eBonds system which encompasses the I–352, while individuals are required to complete the bond form manually. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25,000 responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 12,500 annual burden hours. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2013–09246 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5689–N–03] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation, Phase I Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. 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. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comment Due Date: June 18, 2013. SUMMARY: 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 electronically to Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov or in hard copy to: Paul Joice, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington, DC 20410–6000. Please use ‘‘RAD Evaluation PRA Comment’’ in the subject line of any email. ADDRESSES: Paul Joice at 202–402–4608 (this is not a tollfree number) or Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov, for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. Please use ‘‘RAD Evaluation PRA Comment’’ in the subject line of any email. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD will submit the proposed extension of 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 of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 23578 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 76 / Friday, April 19, 2013 / Notices 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: Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation, Phase I. OMB Control Number: Pending. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: HUD is conducting an evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), focused on the conversion of public housing developments to project-based rental assistance and project-based vouchers. The evaluation will study a sample of RAD sites and a carefully chosen group of comparison sites. Identification of comparison sites will rely heavily on analysis of existing data—including internal HUD data on public housing and public housing tenants, and neighborhood data from the American Community Survey. If there are significant differences between RAD sites and comparison sites that are not reflected in the data, the resulting evaluation will be biased. Therefore it is necessary to conduct limited information collection from local experts to learn about any ‘‘unobservable’’ characteristics that should influence the selection of comparison sites. This information will refine the comparison group and enable HUD to produce more rigorous estimates of program impacts. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of the Affected Public: This information collection request will affect individuals involved with public and assisted housing programs in the 24 sites selected to be part of the RAD Evaluation. Up to five individuals per site will be interviewed by telephone. They will be asked to provide information about a specific public housing development undergoing conversion through RAD—specifically, they will be asked about the decision to utilize RAD at that particular development. They will also be asked to comment on other public housing properties identified by the research team as potential comparison sites. These interviews will be semistructured, guided by an interview protocol comprising mostly open-ended questions. Interviews will take no longer than 30 minutes. Estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The following chart details the respondent burden: Number of responses Hours per response Total hours Telephone interviews ................................................................................................................... 120 .5 60 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 120 .5 60 Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: April 12, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2013–09237 Filed 4–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5710–N–01] Clarifying Guidance, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Hurricane Sandy Grantees in Receipt of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Previously, the Department allocated $5,400,000,000 of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG–DR) funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113– 2) for the purpose of assisting recovery SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Apr 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 in the most impacted and distressed areas declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Sandy (see 78 FR 14329, published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2013). This Notice provides clarifying guidance, waivers, and alternative requirements. DATES: With the exception of waivers included in this Notice, this Notice is effective on April 19, 2013. The effective date for waivers in this Notice is April 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stan Gimont, Director, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7286, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number 202–708–3587. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. Facsimile inquiries may be sent to Mr. Gimont at 202–401–2044. (Except for the ‘‘800’’ number, these telephone numbers are not toll-free.) Email inquiries may be sent to disaster_recovery@hud.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background II. Applicable Rules, Statutes, Waivers, and PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative Requirements III. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance IV. Finding of No Significant Impact I. Background The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113–2, approved January 29, 2013) (Appropriations Act) makes available $16,000,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act), due to Hurricane Sandy and other eligible events in calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013. On March 1, 2013, the President issued a sequestration order in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act. This provision of law and the order implementing sequestration reduces funding for disaster recovery grants from $15,980,000,000 to $15,181,000,000. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5689-N-03]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation, Phase I

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, 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. HUD is 
soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comment Due Date: June 18, 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 electronically to 
Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov or in hard copy to: Paul Joice, Office of Policy 
Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington, DC 20410-6000. Please use 
``RAD Evaluation PRA Comment'' in the subject line of any email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Joice at 202-402-4608 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or Paul.A.Joice@hud.gov, for copies of the 
proposed forms and other available documents. Please use ``RAD 
Evaluation PRA Comment'' in the subject line of any email.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD will submit the proposed extension of 
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 of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have

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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: Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation, 
Phase I.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: HUD 
is conducting an evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration 
(RAD), focused on the conversion of public housing developments to 
project-based rental assistance and project-based vouchers. The 
evaluation will study a sample of RAD sites and a carefully chosen 
group of comparison sites. Identification of comparison sites will rely 
heavily on analysis of existing data--including internal HUD data on 
public housing and public housing tenants, and neighborhood data from 
the American Community Survey. If there are significant differences 
between RAD sites and comparison sites that are not reflected in the 
data, the resulting evaluation will be biased. Therefore it is 
necessary to conduct limited information collection from local experts 
to learn about any ``unobservable'' characteristics that should 
influence the selection of comparison sites. This information will 
refine the comparison group and enable HUD to produce more rigorous 
estimates of program impacts.
    Agency Form Numbers: None.
    Members of the Affected Public: This information collection request 
will affect individuals involved with public and assisted housing 
programs in the 24 sites selected to be part of the RAD Evaluation. Up 
to five individuals per site will be interviewed by telephone. They 
will be asked to provide information about a specific public housing 
development undergoing conversion through RAD--specifically, they will 
be asked about the decision to utilize RAD at that particular 
development. They will also be asked to comment on other public housing 
properties identified by the research team as potential comparison 
sites. These interviews will be semi-structured, guided by an interview 
protocol comprising mostly open-ended questions. Interviews will take 
no longer than 30 minutes.
    Estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The following chart details the 
respondent burden:

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                                                                     Number of       Hours per
                                                                     responses       response       Total hours
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Telephone interviews............................................             120              .5              60
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    Total.......................................................             120              .5              60
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

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

    Dated: April 12, 2013.
 Jean Lin Pao,
 General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research.
[FR Doc. 2013-09237 Filed 4-18-13; 8:45 am]
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