60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Annual Contributions Contractor and Inventory Removal Application, 9258-9260 [2014-03480]

Download as PDF 9258 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2014 / Notices an effort to reduce energy costs and improve energy conservation. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Business and Other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,290. Estimated Number of Responses: 18,435. Frequency of Response: Monthly. Average Hours per Response: 8 hours. Total Estimated Burdens: 99,856. Notice of revised proposed information collection. ACTION: 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. The public housing program funds low-rent projects owned and operated by public housing agencies (PHAs), subject to the terms and conditions contained in an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with certain requirements applicable to all projects and other requirements applicable in only certain conditions or types of projects. These program requirements govern how properties are funded and operated by PHAs including how properties are added or removed from their inventories. Information collections from PHAs assure compliance with all Federal program requirements. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 21, 2014. 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: 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 SUMMARY: 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. Chapters 35. Dated: February 11, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–03478 Filed 2–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5759–N–04] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Annual Contributions Contractor and Inventory Removal Application Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACC Provision 1 ............... 2 ............... VerDate Mar<15>2010 Number of respondents Execute new ACC via HUD form 53012–A and B. Terminate or amend ACC. 20:58 Feb 14, 2014 Total responses Frequency Hours per 23 response number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Annual Contributions Contract and Inventory Removal Application. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0270. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Form Number: HUD–51999; HUD– 52190A; HUD–52190B; HUD–52840–A; HUD–53012A, HUD–53012B, HUD 52860–A, HUD 52860–B, HUD 52860–C; HUD 52860–D; HUD 52860–E, and HUD 52860–F. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection consolidates all ACC-related information collections involving the use of funding and inventory changes. Section 5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (Pub. L. 75–412, 50 Stat. 888) permits the Secretary of HUD to make annual contributions to public housing agencies (PHAs) to achieve and maintain the lower income character of public housing projects. The Secretary is required to embody the provisions for such annual contributions in a contract guaranteeing payment. Applicable regulations are 24 CFR 941 for public housing development and 24 CFR 969 for continued operation of low-income housing after completion of debt service. This collection also covers Public Housing Authority (PHA) submissions under Sections 18, 22, 33 and 32 that involve the authority of the HUD Secretary to approve PHA requests to remove certain public housing property from their inventories through demolition, disposition, voluntary conversion, required conversion or homeownership conveyance. Respondents: Business or other forprofit, State, Local Government and public housing authorities. Total hours Cost per hour Total cost 42 42 5 205 30 6150 78 Jkt 232001 1 1 78 5 390 30 11700 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 9259 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2014 / Notices Number of respondents ACC Provision 3 ............... 4 ............... 5 ............... 6 ............... 7 ............... 8 ............... 9 ............... 10 ............. 11 ............. 12 ............. 13 ............. 14 ............. 15 ............. 16 ............. 17 ............. 18 ............. 19 ............. 20 ............. 21 ............. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 22 ............. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Request HUD approval of nondwelling leases or agreements. HUD approval for easement uses. Submit General Depository Agreement (GDA) via form HUD 51999. Request to terminate GDA. ACC revisions to change year end dates. ACC to consolidate PHAS. ACC revision to transfer programs. Request review of Conflict of interest. Request pooling of insurance. Request for new Declaration of Trust (DOT) via form HUD 52190–A and B. Request DOT amendment or termination. Amend ACC for Capital Fund Finance via form HUD 52840–A. Amend ACC for Mixed Finance Supplementary Legal Document. Amend ACC for Capital Grant. Amend ACC for Emergency Capital Fund Grant. Amend ACC Capital Fund for Safety and Security. Amend ACC to Recapture Capital Fund Grant. Amend ACC for Energy Performance Contract. Amend ACC for Community Facilities Grants. Demo Disposition Approvals and Removing Units form ACC–HUD Form 52860. 20:58 Feb 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Total responses Frequency Hours per 23 response Total hours Cost per hour Total cost 114 1 114 6 735 30 22050 48 1 48 7 3524 30 10560 265 1 265 2 651 30 19530 107 1 107 2 202 30 6780 23 1 23 11 257 30 7710 18 1 18 12 217 30 6510 43 1 43 9 391 30 11730 102 1 102 9 951 30 27520 5 1 5 19 97 30 2910 142 1 142 19 1249 30 2910 221 1 221 9 2031 30 41370 73 1 73 9 788 30 60930 94 1 94 21 1981 $50 $96,090 2820 1 2820 4 11,070 30 $391,860 48 1 38 3 100 30 3990 75 1 50 2 96 30 $3008 123 1 123 8 643 30 $17790 38 1 38 5 192 30 5760 15 1 13 90 days 28 30 $840 162 1 162 1696 30 $50,880 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10 E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 9260 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2014 / Notices Number of respondents ACC Provision 23 ............. Totals Total hours Cost per hour Total cost 60 1 60 24 1440 $50 $72,000 ......................... 3,280 1 4,679 8.8 28,812 $30 $880,578 Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: February 11, 2014. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2014–03480 Filed 2–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5749–N–01] Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2014 Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs). AGENCY: 20:58 Feb 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department’s Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2014 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 Fair Market Rents and continuing with the FY 2014 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published at a later date that will identify the inflation factors that will be used to adjust tenant-based rental assistance funding for FY 2014. DATES: Effective Date: February 18, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michael S. Dennis, Director, Housing Voucher Programs, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 202–708–1380, for questions relating to the Project-Based Certificate and Moderate Rehabilitation programs (nonSingle Room Occupancy); Ann Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 202–708–4300, for questions regarding the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation program; Catherine Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, 202– 708–3000, for questions relating to all other Section 8 programs; and Marie Lihn, Economist, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy SUMMARY: 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hours per 23 response Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document used by HQ Staff Mixed-Finance Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract. B. Solicitation of Public Comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 Total responses Frequency PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Development and Research, 202–402– 5866, for technical information regarding the development of the schedules for specific areas or the methods used for calculating the AAFs. The mailing address for these individuals is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons may contact the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (TTY). (Other than the ‘‘800’’ TTY number, the above-listed telephone numbers are not toll free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tables showing AAFs will be available electronically from the HUD data information page at http:// www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/ aaf.html/FY2014_tables.pdf. I. Applying AAFs to Various Section 8 Programs AAFs established by this Notice are used to adjust contract rents for units assisted in certain Section 8 housing assistance payment programs during the initial (i.e., pre-renewal) term of the HAP contract and for all units in the Project-Based Certificate program. There are three categories of Section 8 programs that use the AAFs: Category 1: The Section 8 New Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs; Category 2: The Section 8 Loan Management (LM) and Property Disposition (PD) programs; and Category 3: The Section 8 ProjectBased Certificate (PBC) program. Each Section 8 program category uses the AAFs differently. The specific application of the AAFs is determined by the law, the HAP contract, and appropriate program regulations or requirements. AAFs are not used in the following cases: Renewal Rents. With the exception of the Project-Based Certificate program, AAFs are not used to determine renewal rents after expiration of the original E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5759-N-04]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Annual Contributions Contractor and Inventory Removal Application

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

ACTION: Notice of revised proposed information collection.

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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.
    The public housing program funds low-rent projects owned and 
operated by public housing agencies (PHAs), subject to the terms and 
conditions contained in an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with 
certain requirements applicable to all projects and other requirements 
applicable in only certain conditions or types of projects. These 
program requirements govern how properties are funded and operated by 
PHAs including how properties are added or removed from their 
inventories. Information collections from PHAs assure compliance with 
all Federal program requirements.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 21, 2014.

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 Information 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 Annual 
Contributions Contract and Inventory Removal Application.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0270.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved 
collection for which approval has expired.
    Form Number: HUD-51999; HUD-52190A; HUD-52190B; HUD-52840-A; HUD-
53012A, HUD-53012B, HUD 52860-A, HUD 52860-B, HUD 52860-C; HUD 52860-D; 
HUD 52860-E, and HUD 52860-F.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
information collection consolidates all ACC-related information 
collections involving the use of funding and inventory changes. Section 
5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (Pub. L. 75-412, 50 Stat. 
888) permits the Secretary of HUD to make annual contributions to 
public housing agencies (PHAs) to achieve and maintain the lower income 
character of public housing projects. The Secretary is required to 
embody the provisions for such annual contributions in a contract 
guaranteeing payment. Applicable regulations are 24 CFR 941 for public 
housing development and 24 CFR 969 for continued operation of low-
income housing after completion of debt service. This collection also 
covers Public Housing Authority (PHA) submissions under Sections 18, 
22, 33 and 32 that involve the authority of the HUD Secretary to 
approve PHA requests to remove certain public housing property from 
their inventories through demolition, disposition, voluntary 
conversion, required conversion or homeownership conveyance.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit, State, Local Government 
and public housing authorities.

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                                                        Number of                    Total        Hours per 23                    Cost per
                                    ACC Provision      respondents    Frequency    responses        response       Total hours      hour      Total cost
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1..............................  Execute new ACC                 42            1           42  5                           205           30         6150
                                  via HUD form
                                  53012-A and B.
2..............................  Terminate or amend              78            1           78  5                           390           30        11700
                                  ACC.

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3..............................  Request HUD                    114            1          114  6                           735           30        22050
                                  approval of non-
                                  dwelling leases
                                  or agreements.
4..............................  HUD approval for                48            1           48  7                          3524           30        10560
                                  easement uses.
5..............................  Submit General                 265            1          265  2                           651           30        19530
                                  Depository
                                  Agreement (GDA)
                                  via form HUD
                                  51999.
6..............................  Request to                     107            1          107  2                           202           30         6780
                                  terminate GDA.
7..............................  ACC revisions to                23            1           23  11                          257           30         7710
                                  change year end
                                  dates.
8..............................  ACC to consolidate              18            1           18  12                          217           30         6510
                                  PHAS.
9..............................  ACC revision to                 43            1           43  9                           391           30        11730
                                  transfer programs.
10.............................  Request review of              102            1          102  9                           951           30        27520
                                  Conflict of
                                  interest.
11.............................  Request pooling of               5            1            5  19                           97           30         2910
                                  insurance.
12.............................  Request for new                142            1          142  19                         1249           30         2910
                                  Declaration of
                                  Trust (DOT) via
                                  form HUD 52190-A
                                  and B.
13.............................  Request DOT                    221            1          221  9                          2031           30        41370
                                  amendment or
                                  termination.
14.............................  Amend ACC for                   73            1           73  9                           788           30        60930
                                  Capital Fund
                                  Finance via form
                                  HUD 52840-A.
15.............................  Amend ACC for                   94            1           94  21                         1981          $50      $96,090
                                  Mixed Finance
                                  Supplementary
                                  Legal Document.
16.............................  Amend ACC for                 2820            1         2820  4                        11,070           30     $391,860
                                  Capital Grant.
17.............................  Amend ACC for                   48            1           38  3                           100           30         3990
                                  Emergency Capital
                                  Fund Grant.
18.............................  Amend ACC Capital               75            1           50  2                            96           30        $3008
                                  Fund for Safety
                                  and Security.
19.............................  Amend ACC to                   123            1          123  8                           643           30       $17790
                                  Recapture Capital
                                  Fund Grant.
20.............................  Amend ACC for                   38            1           38  5                           192           30         5760
                                  Energy
                                  Performance
                                  Contract.
21.............................  Amend ACC for                   15            1           13  90 days                      28           30         $840
                                  Community
                                  Facilities Grants.
22.............................  Demo Disposition               162            1          162  10                         1696           30      $50,880
                                  Approvals and
                                  Removing Units
                                  form ACC-HUD Form
                                  52860.

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23.............................  Supplementary                   60            1           60  24                         1440          $50      $72,000
                                  Document: Unique
                                  Legal Document
                                  used by HQ Staff
                                  Mixed-Finance
                                  Amendment to the
                                  Annual
                                  Contributions
                                  Contract.
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    Totals.....................  ..................           3,280            1        4,679  8.8                      28,812          $30     $880,578
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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: February 11, 2014.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative 
Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2014-03480 Filed 2-14-14; 8:45 am]
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