30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System, 54267-54268 [2013-21353]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2013 / Notices total estimated annual number of burden hours for passengers seeking redress, based on 21,670 annual respondents, is 21,670 hours (21,670 × 1). Dated: August 27, 2013. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–21391 Filed 8–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–81] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: October 3, 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 June 26, 2013. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:57 Aug 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0165. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: SF–424—Application for Federal Assistance. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants management system used by the Office of Community Planning and Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG–DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for reviewing grantees’ compliance with applicable requirements and their continuing capacity to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs. Estimated Number of Respondents: Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG–DR) Grants: The system has approximately 72 open CDBG disaster recovery grants in DRGR. HUD estimates an additional 40 grants as a result of the recent supplemental appropriation for Hurricane Sandy relief. One-time only submissions: The onetime only pre- and post-award submissions for the estimated 40 new DRSI grants resulting from Hurricane Sandy include standard forms, DRGR Action Plan, and required financial control documentation. Total hours are estimated at 505 at a cost of $12,164. Recurring submissions: Recurring submissions include quarterly progress reports and voucher submissions. For average-sized grants, the Department estimates 13 minutes needed per voucher. CDBG–DR grantees process approximately 19 vouchers per year. This requires a record keeping and reporting burden of approximately 4 hours per grantee, per year. Larger CDBG–DR grantees take approximately 44 minutes for each voucher and submit PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54267 an average of 146 vouchers per year, resulting in approximately 106 burden hours per year, per grantee. Therefore, all CDBG–DR grantees collectively spend an estimated 2,721 hours submitting vouchers in the DRGR system for a total estimated annual voucher submission cost of $65,575. Average-sized grantees spend an estimated 9 hours on each QPR, for a total of 3,240 hours. Large grantees spend an estimated 57 hours per QPR for a total of 5,016 hours. Therefore, all grantees collectively spend an estimated 8,256 hours per year submitting QPR data in DRGR. Total annual QPR submissions cost an estimated $198,970. Grants: For the 577 active NSP grants in the DRGR system, the Department estimates 11 minutes per voucher Neighborhood Stabilization Program submission. NSP grantees process approximately 34 vouchers per year. This requires a record keeping and reporting burden of approximately 3,899 hours for an annual voucher submission cost of $93,970. NSP grantees spend an estimated 4 hours per QPR submission, for a total of 9,232 hours for a total annual QPR submission costs $222,491. Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3— Technical Assistance Grants: The DRGR system currently has 10 open NSP3–TA grants. Historical data on voucher and QPR submissions for technical assistance grants were extremely limited at the time this collection was being assembled. Therefore, the times used to calculate NSP grant cost burden will be applied to NSP3–TA grant cost burden. For 10 average-sized grants, the Department estimates 11 minutes per voucher. Grantees process approximately 38 vouchers per year. Total burden hours for all grantees over the course of the year is estimated at 380, for a total annual submission cost of $1,648. 10 average-sized grantees spend approximately 4 hours submitting each QPR, for a total of 160 hours over the course of a year. Total annual QPR submission costs approximately $3,856. 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 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 54268 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2013 / Notices (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: August 23, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–21353 Filed 8–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2013–N178; FXES11130600000D2–123–FF06E00000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following application to conduct certain activities with endangered or threatened species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by October 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments or requests for copies or more information by any of the following methods. Alternatively, you may use one of the following methods to request hard copies or a CD–ROM of the documents. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX). • Email: permitsR6ES@fws.gov. Please refer to the respective permit number (e.g., Permit No. TE–XXXXXX) in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 25486–DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • In-Person Drop-off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call (303) 236–4212 to make an appointment during regular business emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:57 Aug 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 hours at 134 Union Blvd., Suite 645, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Konishi, Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (303) 236–4212 (phone); permitsR6ES@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17, the Act provides for permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes, enhancement of propagation or survival, or interstate commerce (the latter only in the event that it facilitates scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival). Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. environmental assessment or environmental impact statement (516 DM 6 Appendix 1, 1.4C(1)). Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to this request will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) Dated: August 26, 2013. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. [FR Doc. 2013–21326 Filed 8–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following application. Documents and other information the applicant has submitted with this application is available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Permit Application Number: TE13024B–0 Applicant: Bureau of Land Management, San Luis Valley Field Office, Saguache, CO. The applicant requests a permit to conduct presence/absence surveys through trap (take) and release of the Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. SUMMARY: National Environmental Policy Act In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), we have made an initial determination that the proposed activities in these permits are categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [LLMTC 00900.L16100000.DP0000] Notice of Public Meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dakotas Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The next regular meeting of the Dakotas RAC will be held on September 25, 2013 in Bowman, North Dakota. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Bowman City Offices, 101 First Street Northeast, Bowman, North Dakota. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Jacobsen, Public Affairs Specialist, BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5683-N-81]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster 
Recovery Grant Reporting System

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: October 3, 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 June 26, 2013.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting 
System.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0165.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: SF-424--Application for Federal Assistance.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants management 
system used by the Office of Community Planning and Development to 
monitor special appropriation grants under the Community Development 
Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community Development 
Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization 
Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is authorized 
under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as 
amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates supplemental 
CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 104(e)(1) of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for 
reviewing grantees' compliance with applicable requirements and their 
continuing capacity to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made 
available to states and units of general local government, Indian 
tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental 
appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Community Development Block Grant 
Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Grants: The system has approximately 72 
open CDBG disaster recovery grants in DRGR. HUD estimates an additional 
40 grants as a result of the recent supplemental appropriation for 
Hurricane Sandy relief. One-time only submissions: The onetime only 
pre- and post-award submissions for the estimated 40 new DRSI grants 
resulting from Hurricane Sandy include standard forms, DRGR Action 
Plan, and required financial control documentation. Total hours are 
estimated at 505 at a cost of $12,164. Recurring submissions: Recurring 
submissions include quarterly progress reports and voucher submissions. 
For average-sized grants, the Department estimates 13 minutes needed 
per voucher. CDBG-DR grantees process approximately 19 vouchers per 
year. This requires a record keeping and reporting burden of 
approximately 4 hours per grantee, per year. Larger CDBG-DR grantees 
take approximately 44 minutes for each voucher and submit an average of 
146 vouchers per year, resulting in approximately 106 burden hours per 
year, per grantee. Therefore, all CDBG-DR grantees collectively spend 
an estimated 2,721 hours submitting vouchers in the DRGR system for a 
total estimated annual voucher submission cost of $65,575. Average-
sized grantees spend an estimated 9 hours on each QPR, for a total of 
3,240 hours. Large grantees spend an estimated 57 hours per QPR for a 
total of 5,016 hours. Therefore, all grantees collectively spend an 
estimated 8,256 hours per year submitting QPR data in DRGR. Total 
annual QPR submissions cost an estimated $198,970. Grants: For the 577 
active NSP grants in the DRGR system, the Department estimates 11 
minutes per voucher Neighborhood Stabilization Program submission. NSP 
grantees process approximately 34 vouchers per year. This requires a 
record keeping and reporting burden of approximately 3,899 hours for an 
annual voucher submission cost of $93,970. NSP grantees spend an 
estimated 4 hours per QPR submission, for a total of 9,232 hours for a 
total annual QPR submission costs $222,491. Neighborhood Stabilization 
Program 3--Technical Assistance Grants: The DRGR system currently has 
10 open NSP3-TA grants. Historical data on voucher and QPR submissions 
for technical assistance grants were extremely limited at the time this 
collection was being assembled. Therefore, the times used to calculate 
NSP grant cost burden will be applied to NSP3-TA grant cost burden. For 
10 average-sized grants, the Department estimates 11 minutes per 
voucher. Grantees process approximately 38 vouchers per year. Total 
burden hours for all grantees over the course of the year is estimated 
at 380, for a total annual submission cost of $1,648. 10 average-sized 
grantees spend approximately 4 hours submitting each QPR, for a total 
of 160 hours over the course of a year. Total annual QPR submission 
costs approximately $3,856.

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

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(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: August 23, 2013.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-21353 Filed 8-30-13; 8:45 am]
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