30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection:, 39306-39307 [2013-15690]

Download as PDF 39306 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on April 15, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: OSHC Progress Report Template. OMB Approval Number: 2501–New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Appropriations Act, provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The Appropriations Act, 2010, provided a total of $150 million in fiscal year 2010 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. This information collection is necessary to fulfill the reporting requirements of HUD‘s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Planning Grant Programs, which comprise of the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program, and the Capacity Building for Sustainable VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 Communities Grant Program. All grant programs require progress reporting by grantees on a semi-annual basis (i.e. Twice per year: January 30th and July 30th). The grant program terms and conditions require the grantee to submit a semi-annual progress report which reflects activities undertaken, obstacles encountered and solutions achieved, and accomplishments. Progress reports that show progress of the program in meeting approved work plan goals, objectives are to be submitted. 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 total number of annual burden hours is 226.5. The number of respondents is 151, the number of responses is 302, the frequency of response is semi-annually (6 months), and the burden hour per response is 0.75 (45 minutes). B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35. Dated: June 25, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–15689 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–53] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 31, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on April 24, 2013. SUMMARY: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0265. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–1 and HUD–1A, and GFE. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. 2601 et. seq., and Regulation X, codified at 24 CFR 3500, require real estate settlement service providers to give homebuyers certain disclosure information at and before settlement, and pursuant to the servicing of the loan and escrow account. This includes a Special Information Booklet, a Good Faith Estimate, a Servicing Disclosure Statement, the Form HUD–1 or Form HUD–1A, and when applicable an Initial Escrow Account Statement, an Annual Escrow Account Statement, a Consumer Disclosure for Voluntary Escrow Account Payments, an Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure, and a Servicing Transfer Disclosure. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), rulemaking authority for and certain enforcement authorities with respect to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) of 1974, as amended by Section 461 of the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (HURRA), and other various amendments, transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on July 21, 2011. The Dodd-Frank Act also directed the CFPB to integrate certain disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) with certain disclosures required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) of 1974. The CFPB expects the content and format of information collection forms under this clearance, HUD’s existing HUD–1/1A and GFE forms, to be significantly revised or replaced by rulemaking. The CFPB published proposed rules in July and August of 2012 to that effect. Historically, in order to satisfy information collection requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the HUD–1/1A and GFE listed HUD’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number, 2502– 0265. While the CFPB will be, upon OMB approval of this information collection request, the ‘‘owner’’ of this information collection, the CFPB believes that requiring covered persons to modify existing forms solely to replace HUD’s OMB control number with the Bureau’s OMB control number would impose substantial burden on covered persons with limited or no net benefit to consumers. Accordingly, the CFPB has reached an agreement with OMB and HUD whereby covered persons may continue to list HUD’s OMB control number on the HUD–1/1A VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 and GFE forms until a final rule to the contrary takes effect. Covered persons also have the option of replacing HUD’s OMB control number with the Bureau’s OMB control number on the HUD–1/1A and GFE forms until a final rule to the contrary takes effect. Once the CFPB’s final rule takes effect, regulated industry will no longer be able to use the HUD control number. 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 total number of annual burden hours needed to prepare the information is 17,183,450; the number of respondents is estimated to be 50,000 generating approximately 149,589,500 responses annually; these are third party disclosures, the frequency of response is annually for one disclosure and as required for others; and the estimated time per response varies from 2 minutes to 35 minutes. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 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The addition of this categorical exclusion to the Department of the Interior’s Departmental Manual will improve conservation activities by making the NEPA process for listing injurious species more efficient. DATES: We will consider comments we receive on or before July 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comment submission: Send comments to Susan Jewell, by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail or hand delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203; or • Email: prevent_invasives@fws.gov (emails must have ‘‘Categorical Exclusion’’ in the subject line). Document availability: You may view the Departmental Manual at http:// elips.doi.gov/elips/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jewell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone 703– 358–2416. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, please call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5683-N-53]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection:

    Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures
AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: July 31, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing 
or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has 
submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection 
described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited 
public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days 
was published on April 24, 2013.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Real Estate Settlement Procedures 
Act (RESPA) Disclosures.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0265.
    Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Form Number: HUD-1 and HUD-1A, and GFE.

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    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. 2601 
et. seq., and Regulation X, codified at 24 CFR 3500, require real 
estate settlement service providers to give homebuyers certain 
disclosure information at and before settlement, and pursuant to the 
servicing of the loan and escrow account. This includes a Special 
Information Booklet, a Good Faith Estimate, a Servicing Disclosure 
Statement, the Form HUD-1 or Form HUD-1A, and when applicable an 
Initial Escrow Account Statement, an Annual Escrow Account Statement, a 
Consumer Disclosure for Voluntary Escrow Account Payments, an 
Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure, and a Servicing Transfer 
Disclosure.
    Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 
(Dodd-Frank Act), rulemaking authority for and certain enforcement 
authorities with respect to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act 
(RESPA) of 1974, as amended by Section 461 of the Housing and Urban-
Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (HURRA), and other various amendments, 
transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on July 21, 2011. 
The Dodd-Frank Act also directed the CFPB to integrate certain 
disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) with certain 
disclosures required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act 
(RESPA) of 1974. The CFPB expects the content and format of information 
collection forms under this clearance, HUD's existing HUD-1/1A and GFE 
forms, to be significantly revised or replaced by rulemaking. The CFPB 
published proposed rules in July and August of 2012 to that effect.
    Historically, in order to satisfy information collection 
requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the HUD-1/1A and 
GFE listed HUD's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number, 
2502-0265. While the CFPB will be, upon OMB approval of this 
information collection request, the ``owner'' of this information 
collection, the CFPB believes that requiring covered persons to modify 
existing forms solely to replace HUD's OMB control number with the 
Bureau's OMB control number would impose substantial burden on covered 
persons with limited or no net benefit to consumers. Accordingly, the 
CFPB has reached an agreement with OMB and HUD whereby covered persons 
may continue to list HUD's OMB control number on the HUD-1/1A and GFE 
forms until a final rule to the contrary takes effect. Covered persons 
also have the option of replacing HUD's OMB control number with the 
Bureau's OMB control number on the HUD-1/1A and GFE forms until a final 
rule to the contrary takes effect. Once the CFPB's final rule takes 
effect, regulated industry will no longer be able to use the HUD 
control number.
    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 total number of annual burden 
hours needed to prepare the information is 17,183,450; the number of 
respondents is estimated to be 50,000 generating approximately 
149,589,500 responses annually; these are third party disclosures, the 
frequency of response is annually for one disclosure and as required 
for others; and the estimated time per response varies from 2 minutes 
to 35 minutes.

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in 
Section A on the following:
    (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to 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.
    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to 
these questions.

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

    Date: June 25, 2013.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-15690 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
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