Announcement of Issuance by HUD of Notice of Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts Award Process and Solicitation of Applications, 40161-40162 [2013-16073]

Download as PDF 40161 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices proper performance of responsibilities under the SPRAC program, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of HUD’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. The public reporting burden for information collection and reporting requirements in the four SPRAC documents are estimated to include the time for reviewing the instructions, Number of respondents Information collection Frequency of response searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Information on the estimated public reporting burden is provided in the following table: 3. Estimated Burden The estimated burden for the four SPRAC documents is as follows: Responses per annum Burden hours per response Annual burden hours ASPRAC I ............................................................................ ASPRAC II ........................................................................... SPRAC I ............................................................................... SPRAC II .............................................................................. 20 20 20 20 1 1 1 1 20 20 20 20 1 1 2 2 20 20 40 40 Totals ............................................................................ 20 4 80 6 120 Dated: June 27, 2013. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–16074 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5600–FA–40] Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2012 Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding award. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant (SCinIC) Program. The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the award to be used to help develop, deploy, and disseminate innovative approaches of Sustainable Construction methods or practices that are suitable for Indian Country. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael D. Blanford, Affordable Housing Research and Technology, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8134, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 DC 20410, Telephone at (202) 402–5728. Persons with speech or hearing impairments may call the Federal Relay Service TTY at 800–877–8339. Except for the ‘‘800’’ number, these telephone numbers are not toll-free. Individuals may also reach Mr. Blanford via email at Michael.D.Blanford@hud.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD invited applicants to submit proposals for funding that encouraged the use of sustainable construction practices in Native American housing. Proposals were to take into account the multiple geographic, economic and cultural aspects of Native American residential design and construction. HUD sought applications in four broad areas: demonstration; technical assistance; curriculum development/training; and information dissemination related to sustainable construction in the Native Community. Activities performed under the Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program should document the impact of one or more innovative approaches to sustainable construction in Indian Country, identify a set of lessons learned, and then develop, deploy or distribute a tool highlighting those lessons. Grants could range from $50,000 to $100,000. Grants are awarded for up to a two-year period. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.525. On February 5, 2013, HUD posted a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2012 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program on Grants.gov. The Department reviewed, evaluated and scored the applications received based on the criteria in the NOFA. As a result, HUD has funded the applications announced below, and in PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, U.S.C. 3545). Dated: June 7, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. Attachment List of Awardees for Grant Assistance Under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program Funding Competition, by Institution, Address, and Grant Amount 1. Enterprise Community Partners, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD, 21044–3400. Grant: $100,000. 2. Sault Tribe Housing Authority, 154 Parkside, Kincheloe, Michigan 49788– 0000. Grant: $100,000. 3. The Regents of the University of Colorado, 3100 Marine Street, Room 479, Boulder, Colorado 80303–1058. Grant: $100,000. 4. Aleutian Housing Authority, 520 E. 32nd Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99503–4104. Grant: $100,000. [FR Doc. 2013–15992 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No: FR–5667–N–02] Announcement of Issuance by HUD of Notice of Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts Award Process and Solicitation of Applications Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 40162 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices Notice. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR This notice announces the availability on HUD’s Web site of the ‘‘Notice of Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts Award Process’’ (Notice), which specifies the process by which HUD will award Senior Preservation Assistance Contracts (SPRACs). The Notice also starts the application process, and solicits applications for a period of 60 days. The Notice can be found at: http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/ program_offices/housing/mfh/presrv/ presmfh/sprac_contracts. DATES: SPRAC applications must be submitted to HUD in accordance with the posted Notice by September 3, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Salazar, Acting Director, Office of Affordable Housing Preservation, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6230, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–708– 0001 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010, signed into law on January 2011, authorizes HUD to award SPRACs with 20-year terms to OwnerApplicants and existing Section 202 properties that meet the SPRAC eligibility criteria of this final Notice. The purpose of the SPRAC Program is to prevent the displacement of existing tenants of certain projects assisted under HUD’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program in the case of refinancing or recapitalization and to further preserve and maintain the affordability of Section 202 Direct Loan projects. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, $16 million was made available for SPRAC funding. The Notice, posted on HUD’s Web site, establishes the process by which HUD will award SPRACs, and commences the solicitation of applications. The Notice follows a January 8, 2013, advance notice in which HUD presented and solicited public comment on the proposed eligibility and award criteria. This Notice takes into consideration the public comments received in response to the January 8, 2013, solicitation. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Dated: June 27, 2013. Carol J. Galante, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–16073 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fish and Wildlife Service Background [FWS–R4–ES–2013–N120; FXES11130400000C2–134–FF04E00000] The Georgia pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema hanleyianum), interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani), and rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani) were listed as endangered species under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) on November 2, 2010 (75 FR 67512). All three species are endemic to the Coosa River drainage of the Mobile River Basin in Alabama and Georgia; the Georgia pigtoe also occurs in a Coosa River tributary in Tennessee. All three species have disappeared from 90 percent or more of their historical ranges, primarily due to impoundment of riverine habitats. A single population of interrupted rocksnail is known to survive in the Oostanaula River, Georgia. Only two localized populations of rough hornsnail, one each in Yellowleaf Creek, Alabama, and the lower Coosa River, Alabama, are currently known. Surviving populations of Georgia pigtoe occur in the Conasauga River, Georgia, and possibly in the Coosa River (Weiss Bypass), Alabama. The rough hornsnail is State listed as a Priority 1 (P1) species in Alabama; the interrupted rocksnail is State listed as P1 species in Alabama, while the Georgia pigtoe is State listed as endangered in Georgia. Approximately 258 km (160 mi) of stream channels in the Coosa River drainage have been designated as critical habitat for the interrupted rocksnail (101 km (63 mi)), rough hornsnail (27.4 km (17 mi)), and Georgia pigtoe mussel (153 km (95 mi)). Critical habitat is located in Cherokee, Clay, Coosa, Elmore and Shelby Counties, Alabama; Gordon, Floyd, Murray, and Whitfield Counties, Georgia; and Bradley and Polk Counties, Tennessee. The Georgia pigtoe mussel has a federal recovery priority number of 5, which indicates the species faces a high degree of threat but also has a low recovery potential. The interrupted rocksnail and rough hornsnail each have a recovery priority number of 2, which indicates both species are facing a high degree of threat but have a high recovery potential. Restoring an endangered or threatened animal or plant to the point where it is again a secure, selfsustaining member of its ecosystem is a primary goal of our endangered species program. To help guide the recovery effort, we prepare recovery plans for most listed species. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for conservation of the species, establish criteria for downlisting or delisting, and Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the technical/agency draft recovery plan for the endangered Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and rough hornsnail. The draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria the interrupted rocksnail and rough hornsnail would have to meet in order for us to downlist them to threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Recovery criteria for the Georgia pigtoe will be developed after we complete critical recovery actions and gain a greater understanding of the species. We request review and comment on this draft recovery plan from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public. DATES: In order to be considered, comments on the draft recovery plan must be received on or before September 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: If you wish to review this technical/agency draft recovery plan, you may obtain a copy by contacting Jeff Powell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Field Office, 1208–B Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526; tel. (251) 441–5858; or by visiting the Service’s Alabama Field Office Web site at http://www.fws.gov/daphne. If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and materials to Jeff Powell, at the above address. 2. You may hand-deliver written comments to our Alabama Field Office, at the above address, or fax them to (251) 441–6222. 3. You may send comments by email to alabama@fws.gov. Please include ‘‘Three-Snail Recovery Plan Comments’’ on the subject line. For additional information about submitting comments, see the ‘‘Request for Public Comments’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Powell (see ADDRESSES above). 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No: FR-5667-N-02]


Announcement of Issuance by HUD of Notice of Senior Preservation 
Rental Assistance Contracts Award Process and Solicitation of 
Applications

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

[[Page 40162]]


ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability on HUD's Web site of 
the ``Notice of Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts Award 
Process'' (Notice), which specifies the process by which HUD will award 
Senior Preservation Assistance Contracts (SPRACs). The Notice also 
starts the application process, and solicits applications for a period 
of 60 days. The Notice can be found at: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/presrv/presmfh/sprac_contracts.

DATES: SPRAC applications must be submitted to HUD in accordance with 
the posted Notice by September 3, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Salazar, Acting Director, 
Office of Affordable Housing Preservation, Office of Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 
6230, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202-708-0001 (this is not 
a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the 
Elderly Act of 2010, signed into law on January 2011, authorizes HUD to 
award SPRACs with 20-year terms to Owner-Applicants and existing 
Section 202 properties that meet the SPRAC eligibility criteria of this 
final Notice. The purpose of the SPRAC Program is to prevent the 
displacement of existing tenants of certain projects assisted under 
HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program in the 
case of refinancing or recapitalization and to further preserve and 
maintain the affordability of Section 202 Direct Loan projects. In 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, $16 million was made available for SPRAC 
funding.
    The Notice, posted on HUD's Web site, establishes the process by 
which HUD will award SPRACs, and commences the solicitation of 
applications. The Notice follows a January 8, 2013, advance notice in 
which HUD presented and solicited public comment on the proposed 
eligibility and award criteria. This Notice takes into consideration 
the public comments received in response to the January 8, 2013, 
solicitation.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
Carol J. Galante,
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2013-16073 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]
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