60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Energy Audits and Utility Allowances, 59049-59050 [2013-23344]

Download as PDF 59049 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Description of information collection Responses per year Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours HUD 96010—Logic Model (OMB No. 2535–0114) ............. 1,000 1 1,000 0 0 Subtotal (Application) .................................................... Action Plan ........................................................................... HUD–52650—Contract of Participation ............................... HUD–52652—Escrow Account Credit Worksheet ............... HUD–1044—Grant Agreement* ........................................... Annual Report (Narrative) .................................................... HUD 96010—Logic Model (OMB No. 2535–0114) ............. HUD–50058—Family Report (OMB No. 2577–0083) ......... ........................ 10 900 750 250 900 900 900 ........................ 1 10 50 1 1 1 50 ........................ 10 9,000 37,500 250 900 900 45,000 2.1 10 .25 .85 N/A 1 0 0 1,768 100 2,250 31,875 N/A 900 0 0 Subtotal (Program Reporting/Recordkeeping) ............. ........................ ........................ ........................ 12.1 35,125 Total ....................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 14.2 36,893 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 20, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–23348 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5690–N–12] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Energy Audits and Utility Allowances Office of the Assistant 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. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 25, 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. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 via TTY by calling the 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: Public Housing Energy Audits and Utility Allowances. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0062. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection. Form Number: HUD 50078. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 CFR 965.301, Subpart C, Energy Audit and Energy Conservation Measures, requires PHAs to complete energy audits once every five years and undertake costeffective energy conservation measures. 24 CFR 965, Subpart E, Resident Allowances for Utilities, requires PHAs to establish, review and revise utility allowances for PHA-furnished utilities and for resident-purchased utilities. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Agencies. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 59050 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices Number of respondents Section reference 965.302—Energy Audits ...................................................... 965.308—Energy Performance Contracts ........................... 965.402—Benefit/Cost Analysis .......................................... 965.502—Establish utility allowances .................................. 965.507—Review utility allowances .................................... 965.507—Revise utility allowances ..................................... 965.506—Establishment of Surcharges for Excess Consumption ........................................................................... Optional Benchmarking (50078 available for this purpose) 965–508-Individual Relief Criteria ........................................ Total Paperwork Burden for OMB Control #2577– 0062 .......................................................................... Number of responses per respondent Total annual number of responses Estimated average time for requirement (in hours) Estimated annual burden (in hours) 680 22 5 5 1 3,100 2 1,240 1 1 1 1 1 1 680 22 1 5 3,100 1,240 3.5 100 3 20 2 20 2,380 2,200 15 100 6,200 24,800 200 350 1,000 1 1 1 200 350 1,000 1 1.5 1 200 525 1,000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 37,420 1 This is the total number of PHAs covered under this statute. number reflects 40% of all Public Housing Agencies; this is the estimated number of housing agencies that revise their utility allowances, annually. 2 This 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 Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: September 19, 2013. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–23344 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 [OMB Control No. 1084–0033; 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 section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior, is announcing its intention to request renewal approval for the collection of information for ‘‘Private Rental Survey’’ OMB Control No. 1084– 0033. This collection request has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection request, but may respond after 30 days; therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by October 25, 2013, in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (1084–0033), by telefax at (202) 395–5806 or via email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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@ibc.doi.gov. Individuals providing comments should reference ‘‘Private Rental Survey’’ OMB Control No. 1084–0033. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this information collection or to obtain a copy of the collection instrument, please write or call 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@ibc.doi.gov. To see a copy of the entire ICR submitted to OMB, go to: http://www.reginfo.gov and select Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–131), require that interested members of the public and affected parties have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection activity that the Office of Acquisition and Property Management has submitted to OMB for renewal. 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 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5690-N-12]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Energy Audits and Utility Allowances

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant 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: November 25, 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: 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 via TTY by calling the 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: Public Housing Energy Audits and 
Utility Allowances.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0062.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved 
collection.
    Form Number: HUD 50078.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 
CFR 965.301, Subpart C, Energy Audit and Energy Conservation Measures, 
requires PHAs to complete energy audits once every five years and 
undertake cost-effective energy conservation measures. 24 CFR 965, 
Subpart E, Resident Allowances for Utilities, requires PHAs to 
establish, review and revise utility allowances for PHA-furnished 
utilities and for resident-purchased utilities.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Agencies.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                                     Number of     Total annual    average  time     Estimated
        Section reference            Number of     responses per     number of          for        annual burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      requirement     (in hours)
                                                                                    (in hours)
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965.302--Energy Audits..........             680               1             680             3.5           2,380
965.308--Energy Performance                   22               1              22             100           2,200
 Contracts......................
965.402--Benefit/Cost Analysis..               5               1               1               3              15
965.502--Establish utility                     5               1               5              20             100
 allowances.....................
965.507--Review utility                \1\ 3,100               1           3,100               2           6,200
 allowances.....................
965.507--Revise utility                \2\ 1,240               1           1,240              20          24,800
 allowances.....................
965.506--Establishment of                    200               1             200               1             200
 Surcharges for Excess
 Consumption....................
Optional Benchmarking (50078                 350               1             350             1.5             525
 available for this purpose)....
965-508-Individual Relief                  1,000               1           1,000               1           1,000
 Criteria.......................
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    Total Paperwork Burden for    ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          37,420
     OMB Control 2577-
     0062.......................
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\1\ This is the total number of PHAs covered under this statute.
\2\ This number reflects 40% of all Public Housing Agencies; this is the estimated number of housing agencies
  that revise their utility allowances, annually.

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 19, 2013.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
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