60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide, 45947-45948 [2013-18287]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices Department from making improper payments to owners on behalf of assisted tenants. The Department also must provide annual reports to Congress and the public on the race/ethnicity and gender composition of subsidy program beneficiaries. This information is essential to maintain a standard of fair practices in assigning tenants to HUD Multifamily properties. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700,895. Estimated Number of Responses: 4,127,179. Frequency of Response: Annually. Average Hours per Response: 2.88 per hour. Total Estimated Burdens: 41,461,775. 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: July 24, 2013. Laura M. Marin, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Associate General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: September 30, 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 202–402–5564 (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: Catherine Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Catherine Brennan at Catherine.M. Brennan@hud.gov or telephone 202– 402–6732. 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. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection BILLING CODE 4210–67–P pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–18288 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] Title of Information Collection: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0587. Type of Request: Revision. Form Number: Contract Renewal Request Form (HUD– 9624)(decreased usage). OCAF Rent Adjustment Worksheet (HUD–9625)(decreased usage) Comparability Study Comparison Worksheet, (HUD–9626) (Auto OCAF Letters) DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5687–N–33] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45947 Section 515 and Section 221 (d)(3) BMIR Worksheet (HUD–9627) (Auto OCAF Letters) Other New Construction and Sub-Rehab Worksheet (HUD–9628) Appraiser Certification (HUD–9629) Rent Comparability Grid (HUD–9630) One Year Notification Owner Does Not Intend To Renew (HUD–9631) One Year Notification Letter Owner Intends To Renew (HUD–9632) Use Agreement (HUD–9633) Addendum to Agreement To Enter Into Housing Assistance Payments Contract (HUD–9634) Appendix 15–3 Project Capital Needs Assessments and Replacement Reserve Escrow (HUD–9635) Projects Preparing a Budget-Based Rent Increase (HUD–9636) Basic Renewal Contract—One Year Term (HUD–9637) Basic Renewal Contract—Multi-Year Term (HUD–9638) Renewal Contract for Mark-Up-ToMarket Project (HUD–9639) Housing Assistance Payments Preservation Renewal Contract (HUD– 9640) Interim (Full) Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD–9641) Interim (Lite) Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD–9642) Full Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD–9643) Watch List Renewal Contract (HUD– 9644) Project Based Assistance Payments Amendment Contract Moderate Rehabilitation (HUD–9645) Project Based Section Housing Assistance Payments Extension of Renewal Contract (HUD–9646) Consent to Assignment of HAP Contract as Security for Financing (HUD–9649) Consent to Assignment of HAP Contract as Security for FNMA Financing (HUD–9651) Request to Renew Using Non-Section 8 Units in the Section 8 Project as a Market Rent Ceiling (HUD–9652) Request To Renew Using FMR’s as Market Ceiling (HUD–9653) Addendum to Renewal Contract (HUD– 9654) Rent Comparability Study (HUD–9655) Rent Comparability Grid (HUD–9656) Completing the Rent Comparability Grid (HUD–9657) Required Contents for Rent Comparability Study (HUD–9658) Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments-During Rehabilitation (HUD–9913) Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments-Post Rehabilitation (HUD–9914) Rider to Original Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Contract (HUD– 9915) E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45948 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The modifications of the Section 8 renewal policy and recent legislation are implemented to address the essential requirement to preserving low income rental housing affordability and availability. The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide will include recent legislation modifications for renewing of expiring Section 8 policy(ies) Guidebook, as authorized by the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 401 and 24 CFR Part 402. The Multifamily Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) for fiscal year 1998 (public law 105–65, enacted on October 27, 1997), required that expiring Section 8 project-based assistance contracts be renewed under MAHRA. Established in the MAHRA policies renewal of Section 8 projectbased contracts rent are based on market rents instead of the Fair Market Rent (FMR) standard. MAHRA renewals submission should include a Rent Comparability Study (RCS). If the RCS indicated rents were at or below comparable market rents, the contract was renewed at current rents adjusted by Operating Cost Adjustment Factor (OCAF), unless the Owner submitted documentation justifying a budget-based rent increase or participation in Mark-Up-To-Market. The case is that no renewal rents could exceed comparable market rents. If the RCS indicated rents were above comparable market rents, the contract was referred to the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) for debt restructuring and/or rent reduction. The Preserving Affordable Housing for Senior Citizens and Families Into the 21st Century Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106– 74, enacted on October 20, 1999), modified MAHRA. The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide sets forth six renewal options from which a project owner may choose when renewing their expiring Section 8 contract: Option One—Mark-Up-ToMarket, Option Two—Other Contract Renewal with Current Rents at or Below Comparable Market Rents, Option Three—Referral to the Office of Affordable Preservation (OAHP), Option Four- Renewal of Projects Exempted From OMHAR, Option Five—Renewal of Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration or Preservation Projects, and Option Six—Opt Outs. Owners should select one of six options which are applicable to their project and should submit contract renewal on an annual basis to renew contract. The Section 8 Renewal Guide sets forth six renewal options from which a VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 project owner may choose when renewing their expiring Section 8 contracts. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Option One (Mark-Up-To-Market) Option Two (Other Contract Renewals with Current Rents at or Below Comparable Market Rents Option Three (Referral to the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistant Restructuring—OHAP) Option Four (Renewal of Projects Exempted from OHAP) Option Five (Renewal of Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration or Preservation Projects) Option Six (Opt-Outs) Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule Respondents (i.e. affected public): Business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,439. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,439. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burdens: 24,680. 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: July 24, 2013. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–18287 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The next meeting will be held September 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 10, 2013 at the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, Room 2654 NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shari Eckhoff, Designated Federal Officer, 300 E Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706; telephone (208) 334–1552; fax (208) 334–1549; or email Shari_Eckhoff@ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WFEC is established as a discretionary advisory committee under the authorities of the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of 43 U.S.C. 1457 and provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a–742j), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq), the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), and the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et. seq) and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture certify that the formation of the WFEC is necessary and is in the public interest. The purpose of the WFEC is to provide advice on coordinated nationallevel wildland fire policy and to provide leadership, direction, and program oversight in support of the Wildland Fire Leadership Council. Questions related to the WFEC should be directed to Shari Eckhoff (Designated Federal Officer) at Shari_Eckhoff@ios.doi.gov or (208) 334–1552 or 300 E Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho, 83706–6648. Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda will include: (1) Welcome and introduction of council members; (2) Review and deliberation on the comments received on the Cohesive Strategy National Report; (3) public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5687-N-33]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 8 
Renewal Policy Guide

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for 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 30, 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 
202-402-5564 (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 toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Brennan, Director, Office of 
Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email 
Catherine Brennan at Catherine.M.Brennan@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-
6732. 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. Pollard.

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: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0587.
    Type of Request: Revision.
    Form Number:

Contract Renewal Request Form (HUD-9624)(decreased usage).
OCAF Rent Adjustment Worksheet (HUD-9625)(decreased usage)
Comparability Study Comparison Worksheet, (HUD-9626) (Auto OCAF 
Letters)
Section 515 and Section 221 (d)(3) BMIR Worksheet (HUD-9627) (Auto OCAF 
Letters)
Other New Construction and Sub-Rehab Worksheet (HUD-9628)
Appraiser Certification (HUD-9629)
Rent Comparability Grid (HUD-9630)
One Year Notification Owner Does Not Intend To Renew (HUD-9631)
One Year Notification Letter Owner Intends To Renew (HUD-9632)
Use Agreement (HUD-9633)
Addendum to Agreement To Enter Into
Housing Assistance Payments Contract (HUD-9634)
Appendix 15-3 Project Capital Needs Assessments and Replacement
Reserve Escrow (HUD-9635)
Projects Preparing a Budget-Based Rent Increase (HUD-9636)
Basic Renewal Contract--One Year Term (HUD-9637)
Basic Renewal Contract--Multi-Year Term (HUD-9638)
Renewal Contract for Mark-Up-To-Market Project (HUD-9639)
Housing Assistance Payments Preservation Renewal Contract (HUD-9640)
Interim (Full) Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD-9641)
Interim (Lite) Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD-9642)
Full Mark-To-Market Renewal Contract (HUD-9643)
Watch List Renewal Contract (HUD-9644)
Project Based Assistance Payments Amendment Contract Moderate 
Rehabilitation (HUD-9645)
Project Based Section Housing Assistance Payments Extension of Renewal 
Contract (HUD-9646)
Consent to Assignment of HAP Contract as Security for Financing (HUD-
9649)
Consent to Assignment of HAP Contract as Security for FNMA Financing 
(HUD-9651)
Request to Renew Using Non-Section 8 Units in the Section 8 Project as 
a Market Rent Ceiling (HUD-9652)
Request To Renew Using FMR's as Market Ceiling (HUD-9653)
Addendum to Renewal Contract (HUD-9654)
Rent Comparability Study (HUD-9655)
Rent Comparability Grid (HUD-9656)
Completing the Rent Comparability Grid (HUD-9657)
Required Contents for Rent Comparability Study (HUD-9658)
Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments-During 
Rehabilitation (HUD-9913)
Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments-Post Rehabilitation 
(HUD-9914)
Rider to Original Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Contract (HUD-
9915)


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    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
modifications of the Section 8 renewal policy and recent legislation 
are implemented to address the essential requirement to preserving low 
income rental housing affordability and availability. The Section 8 
Renewal Policy Guide will include recent legislation modifications for 
renewing of expiring Section 8 policy(ies) Guidebook, as authorized by 
the Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 401 and 24 CFR Part 402.
    The Multifamily Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 
(MAHRA) for fiscal year 1998 (public law 105-65, enacted on October 27, 
1997), required that expiring Section 8 project-based assistance 
contracts be renewed under MAHRA. Established in the MAHRA policies 
renewal of Section 8 project-based contracts rent are based on market 
rents instead of the Fair Market Rent (FMR) standard.
    MAHRA renewals submission should include a Rent Comparability Study 
(RCS). If the RCS indicated rents were at or below comparable market 
rents, the contract was renewed at current rents adjusted by Operating 
Cost Adjustment Factor (OCAF), unless the Owner submitted documentation 
justifying a budget-based rent increase or participation in Mark-Up-To-
Market. The case is that no renewal rents could exceed comparable 
market rents. If the RCS indicated rents were above comparable market 
rents, the contract was referred to the Office of Affordable Housing 
Preservation (OAHP) for debt restructuring and/or rent reduction.
    The Preserving Affordable Housing for Senior Citizens and Families 
Into the 21st Century Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-74, enacted on October 
20, 1999), modified MAHRA.
    The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide sets forth six renewal options 
from which a project owner may choose when renewing their expiring 
Section 8 contract: Option One--Mark-Up-To-Market, Option Two--Other 
Contract Renewal with Current Rents at or Below Comparable Market 
Rents, Option Three--Referral to the Office of Affordable Preservation 
(OAHP), Option Four- Renewal of Projects Exempted From OMHAR, Option 
Five--Renewal of Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration or Preservation 
Projects, and Option Six--Opt Outs.
    Owners should select one of six options which are applicable to 
their project and should submit contract renewal on an annual basis to 
renew contract.
    The Section 8 Renewal Guide sets forth six renewal options from 
which a project owner may choose when renewing their expiring Section 8 
contracts.

Option One (Mark-Up-To-Market)
Option Two (Other Contract Renewals with Current Rents at or Below 
Comparable Market Rents
Option Three (Referral to the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistant 
Restructuring--OHAP)
Option Four (Renewal of Projects Exempted from OHAP)
Option Five (Renewal of Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration or 
Preservation Projects)
Option Six (Opt-Outs)

    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,439.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 25,439.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 24,680.

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: July 24, 2013.
Laura M. Marin,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Acting General 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2013-18287 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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