30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form, 56908-56909 [2013-22454]

Download as PDF 56908 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0015; OMB No. 1660–0017] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collected for the Public Assistance (PA) program eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with Federal laws and regulations. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2013–0015. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Suite 840, Washington, DC 20472–3100. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clifford Brown, Executive Officer, Recovery Directorate, Public Assistance Division, (202) 646–4136. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@dhs.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the Stafford Act), authorizes grants to assist State, Tribal, and local governments and certain Private NonProfit entities with the response to and recovery from disasters following Presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies. 44 CFR Part 206 specifies the information collections necessary to facilitate the provision of assistance under the PA Program. 44 CFR 206.202 describes the general application procedures for the PA program. The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (SRIA) directed FEMA to establish a Dispute Resolution Pilot Program for Public Assistance (assistance provided under sections 403, 406, or 407 of the Stafford Act), to include arbitration. FEMA selected arbitration as one method of dispute resolution that will be used. Section 1105 of SRIA will only be available for disasters that occurred on or after October 30, 2012, where the applicant has a legitimate dispute equal to or in excess of $1 million (adjusted annually) with a non-Federal share, and applicants have completed a first appeal pursuant to 44 CFR 206.206. To seek arbitration, applicants must submit a Request for Arbitration form, which may be accompanied by a recommendation from the Grantee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Collection of Information Title: Public Assistance Program. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 009–0–49 Request for Public Assistance; FEMA Form 009–0–91 Project Worksheet (PW); FEMA Form 009–0–91A Project Worksheet (PW)—Damage Description and Scope of Work Continuation Sheet; FEMA Form 009–0–91B Project Worksheet (PW)—Cost Estimate Continuation Sheet; FEMA Form 009– 0–91C Project Worksheet (PW)—Maps and Sketches Sheet; FEMA Form 009– 0–91D Project Worksheet (PW)—Photo Sheet; FEMA Form 009–0–120 Special Considerations Questions; FEMA Form 009–0–121 PNP Facility Questionnaire; FEMA Form 009–0–123 Force Account Labor Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0–124 Materials Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0–125 Rented Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0–126 Contract Work Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0– 127 Force Account Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0– 128 Applicant’s Benefits Calculation Worksheet; FEMA Form 009–0–111, PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Quarterly Progress Reports; FEMA Form 055–0–0–1, Request for Arbitration. Abstract: The information collected is utilized by FEMA to make determinations for Public Assistance grants based on the information supplied by the respondents. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Number of Responses: 346,960. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 361,826 hours. Estimated Cost: There are no record keeping, capital, start-up maintenance costs associated with this information collection. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: September 6, 2013. Loretta Cassatt, Branch Chief, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–22433 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–82] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 56909 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2013 / Notices 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 16, 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 July 8, 2013. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form. Information collection Number of respondents OMB Approval Number: 2577–0271. Type of Request: Extension without of a 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 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 Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response 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 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Sep 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 (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. Dated: September 11, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–22454 Filed 9–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56908-56909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22454]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5683-N-82]


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

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

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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 16, 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 July 8, 2013.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Training Evaluation Form.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0271.
    Type of Request: Extension without of a 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 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: September 11, 2013.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-22454 Filed 9-13-13; 8:45 am]
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