60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form, 40760-40761 [2013-16304]

Download as PDF 40760 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5564 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betsy Cromwell, Office of Housing Counseling, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Betsy Cromwell, at Betsy.M.Cromwell@hud.gov or telephone 202–708–0317, x 2628. 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. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Cromwell. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Certificate of Housing Counseling: Homeownership and Certificate of Housing Counseling: Home Retention. OMB Approval Number: 2502–New. Type of Request (i.e. new, revision or extension of currently approved collection): New collection. Form Number: 9911, 9912. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Counseling certificates will provide proof to lenders and other interested parties that clients have received counseling from a HUD-approved counseling agency on the subject matter, either homeownership or home retention counseling. The certificates may be required to access certain loan programs or benefits. Respondents (i.e. affected public): 8,000. Estimated Number of Respondents: Individual and Households. Estimated Number of Responses: 832,000. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Average Hours per Response: 15 mins. Total Estimated Burdens: 208,000. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 27, 2013. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–16305 Filed 7–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–07] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form Office of the Assistance Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 6, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, 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 through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0271. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD 50945. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Executive Order 13571, ‘‘Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service’’ states ‘‘The public deserves competent, efficient, and responsive service from the Federal Government. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) must continuously evaluate their performance in meeting this standard and work to improve it. Executive Order 12862 (Setting Customer Service Standards), issued on September 11, 1993, requires agencies that provide significant services directly to the public to identify and survey their customers, establish service standards and track performance against those standards, and benchmark customer service performance against the best in business. To that end, the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) will use a standardized training assessment instrument to evaluate learners’ reactions to training or technical assistance programs. With the information collected PIH will measure, evaluate, and compare the performance of its various training programs over time. The design of this form follows E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 40761 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 130 / Monday, July 8, 2013 / Notices industry-accepted best practices, allowing additional comparisons to other training programs in business and government. Examples of how the Training Evaluation Form is currently being used and will be used are: On-site Core Curriculum training in Financial Management and Governance training at in 22 locations in FY 2013. This training will be web-based in the future. To inspect HUD insured and assisted properties, prospective contract inspectors are required to successfully complete HUD Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) inspection Information collection Number of respondents training. The training consists of prerequisite computer-based component followed by an instructor led component. To become familiar with the UPCS inspection process and requirements, thereby facilitating and enhancing maintenance of properties and preparation for upcoming contract inspections, public housing agency (PHA) employees and multifamily property owners and agents (POAs) are able to take a computer-based UPCS training. PIH proposes to use the training form in the future for all other training offered to PIH program participants and Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response stakeholders on major regulatory changes, such as was done for asset management in 2010 and 2011. These sessions may be held as technical assistance seminars, conferences, or briefings. And, PIH anticipates launching a Web site dedicated to providing links to existing HUD web-based learning materials. Respondents (i.e., affected public): The training evaluation form will be completed by members of the public and individuals at state and local government entities who participate in a HUD training course. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Training Eval. Form ..... 64,180 1 64,180 .033 2,120 $24.10 $51,092 Total ...................... 64,180 1 64,180 .033 2,120 24.10 51,092 B. Solicitation of Public Comment DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Office of the Secretary emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: June 28, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2013–16304 Filed 7–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 [XXXD4523WC DWDFSE000.3V0000 DS68664000 DP.BCQSO.13DOIC3Y] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Private Rental Survey Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 6, 2013. SUMMARY: Send your written comments to: Doug Pokorney, Quarters Rental Program Manager, 7301 W. Mansfield Ave., Denver, CO 80235, or fax to: 303–969–6634, or by email to Doug_B_Pokorney@nbc.gov. Individuals providing comments should reference OMB control number 1084–0033, ‘‘Private Rental Survey’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection request, any explanatory information and related forms, contact Doug Pokorney, Quarters Rental Program Manager, 7301 W. Mansfield Ave., Denver, CO 80235, or phone: 303– ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 939–5050, or fax: 303–969–6634, or by email to Doug_B_Pokorney@nbc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This notice is for renewal of information collection. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8 (d)). Public Law 88–459 authorizes Federal agencies to provide housing for Government employees under specified circumstances. In compliance with OMB Circular A–45 (Revised), Rental and Construction of Government Quarters, a review of private rental market housing rates is required at least once every 5 years to ensure that the rental, utility charges, and charges for related services to occupants of Government Furnished Housing (GFH) are comparable to corresponding charges in the private sector. To avoid unnecessary duplication and inconsistent rental rates, the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Interior Business Center, conducts housing surveys in support of employee housing management programs for the Departments of the Interior (DOI), Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice, Transportation, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs. In this survey, two collection forms are used: OS–2000, covering E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 130 (Monday, July 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16304]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5690-N-07]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training 
Evaluation Form

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: September 6, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 
202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, 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 through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Mussington.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0271.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD 50945.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Executive Order 13571, ``Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving 
Customer Service'' states ``The public deserves competent, efficient, 
and responsive service from the Federal Government. Executive 
departments and agencies (agencies) must continuously evaluate their 
performance in meeting this standard and work to improve it. Executive 
Order 12862 (Setting Customer Service Standards), issued on September 
11, 1993, requires agencies that provide significant services directly 
to the public to identify and survey their customers, establish service 
standards and track performance against those standards, and benchmark 
customer service performance against the best in business.
    To that end, the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) will use 
a standardized training assessment instrument to evaluate learners' 
reactions to training or technical assistance programs. With the 
information collected PIH will measure, evaluate, and compare the 
performance of its various training programs over time. The design of 
this form follows

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industry-accepted best practices, allowing additional comparisons to 
other training programs in business and government.
    Examples of how the Training Evaluation Form is currently being 
used and will be used are: On-site Core Curriculum training in 
Financial Management and Governance training at in 22 locations in FY 
2013. This training will be web-based in the future. To inspect HUD 
insured and assisted properties, prospective contract inspectors are 
required to successfully complete HUD Uniform Physical Condition 
Standards (UPCS) inspection training. The training consists of pre-
requisite computer-based component followed by an instructor led 
component. To become familiar with the UPCS inspection process and 
requirements, thereby facilitating and enhancing maintenance of 
properties and preparation for upcoming contract inspections, public 
housing agency (PHA) employees and multifamily property owners and 
agents (POAs) are able to take a computer-based UPCS training.
    PIH proposes to use the training form in the future for all other 
training offered to PIH program participants and stakeholders on major 
regulatory changes, such as was done for asset management in 2010 and 
2011. These sessions may be held as technical assistance seminars, 
conferences, or briefings.
    And, PIH anticipates launching a Web site dedicated to providing 
links to existing HUD web-based learning materials.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): The training evaluation form 
will be completed by members of the public and individuals at state and 
local government entities who participate in a HUD training course.

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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
         Information collection             respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Training Eval. Form.....................          64,180               1          64,180            .033           2,120          $24.10         $51,092
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    Total...............................          64,180               1          64,180            .033           2,120           24.10          51,092
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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 28, 2013.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Program and Legislative 
Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2013-16304 Filed 7-5-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P