Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 11753-11754 [2014-04534]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES funds consistent with the various stages of any development (construction) work actually achieved. On limited occasions, a supervised account is used to provide temporary credit counseling and oversight of those being assisted who demonstrate an inability to handle their financial affairs responsibly. Another use is for depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner requiring Agency co-signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account funds are held in a reserve account for the future capital improvement needs for apartment properties. Supervised accounts are established to ensure Government security is adequately protected against fraud, waste and abuse. The legislative authority for requiring the use of supervised accounts is contained section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government is charged with administering. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average .43 hours per response. Respondents: Small Business. Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 60,292. Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 26,169. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 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. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Feb 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0732, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 10, 2014. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–04530 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing program. DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by May 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Daniels, Financial and Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing Service, USDA, STOP 0781— Room 1263–S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 720–0021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program. OMB Number: 0575–0174. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: On March 28, 1996, President Clinton signed the ‘‘Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996.’’ One of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Loan Program, adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The program has been designed to increase the supply of affordable Multi-Family Housing (MFH) through partnerships between RHS and major lending sources, as well as State and local housing finance agencies and bond issuers. Qualified lenders will be PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11753 authorized to originate, underwrite, and close loans for MFH projects. To be considered, these projects must be either new construction or acquisition with rehabilitation with at least $6,500 per unit. The housing must be available for occupancy only to low- or moderateincome families or persons, whose incomes at the time of initial occupancy do not exceed 115 percent of the median income of the area. After initial occupancy, the tenant’s income may exceed these limits; however, rents, including utilities, are restricted to no more than 30 percent of the 115 percent of area median income for the term of the loan. The Secretary is authorized under Section 510 (k) of the Housing Act of 1949 to prescribe regulations to ensure that these Federally-funded loans are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes. The lender must evaluate the eligibility, cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of the proposed project. The Agency collects this information from the lender to determine if funds are being used to meet the goals and mission of Rural Development. The information submitted by the lender to the Agency is used by the Agency to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.7 man hours per response. Respondents: Non-profit and forprofit lending corporations and public bodies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,549. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,492 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 11754 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 41 / Monday, March 3, 2014 / Notices through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 21, 2014. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–04534 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; Comments requested. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s (RHS’s) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 7 CFR 3560, Direct Multi-Family Housing Loans and Grants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Stouder, Deputy Director, MultiFamily Housing Portfolio Management Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 1245, South Building, Stop 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0781, telephone (202) 720–9728. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR Part 3560 Direct MultiFamily Housing Loans and Grants. OMB Number: 0575–0189 Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 2014 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collected is used by the Agency to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. The reports are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:40 Feb 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response. Respondents: Individuals, corporations, associations, trusts, Indian tribes, public or private non-profit organizations, which may include faithbased, consumer cooperative, or partnership. Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 150,000 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,284,118 Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 1,097,330 Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0042. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RHS estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 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. Comments may be sent to Brigitte Sumter, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 10, 2014. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–04529 Filed 2–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration [140224172–4172–01] Extension of Deadline for Applications for Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Designation Economic Development Administration, Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is extending the application period for communities seeking to be designated as manufacturing communities (Manufacturing Community or Manufacturing Communities) through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). Manufacturing Communities will receive preference for a range of future Federal economic development funding and technical assistance offered by IMCP participating agencies. Some Manufacturing Communities, subject to the availability of funds, may receive financial assistance awards from IMCP participating agencies to assist in cultivating an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in regions across the country. On December 10, 2013, EDA published a notice describing the IMCP and the application process. The original application period expires on March 14, 2014, and this extension is to ensure that all interested entities have an opportunity to apply to this program. DATES: Applications must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 14, 2014. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Applicants are advised to carefully read the application and submission information provided in the Supplementary Information section of the notice published on December 10, 2013. You may send applications, identified by EDA Docket No. 131121981–3981 by one of the following methods: • Email: IMCP@eda.gov. Include ‘‘Proposals for designation as a Manufacturing Community’’ and Docket No. 131121981–3981 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 482–2838, Attention: Office of Performance and National Programs. Please indicate ‘‘Proposals for designation as a Manufacturing Community’’ and Docket No. 131121981–3981 on the cover page. • Mail: Economic Development Administration, Office of Performance and National Programs, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 71030, Washington, DC 20230. Please indicate ‘‘Proposals for designation as a Manufacturing Community’’ and Docket No. 131121981–3981 on the envelope. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Hedgepeth, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, 1401 Constitution ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 41 (Monday, March 3, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04534]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; Comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
Notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program for the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing program.

DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by May 2, 2014 to be 
assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Daniels, Financial and Loan 
Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Rural Housing 
Service, USDA, STOP 0781--Room 1263-S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 720-0021.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing 
Program.
    OMB Number: 0575-0174.
    Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2014.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: On March 28, 1996, President Clinton signed the ``Housing 
Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996.'' One of the provisions of 
the Act was the authorization of the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural 
Rental Housing Loan Program, adding the program to the Housing Act of 
1949. The program has been designed to increase the supply of 
affordable Multi-Family Housing (MFH) through partnerships between RHS 
and major lending sources, as well as State and local housing finance 
agencies and bond issuers. Qualified lenders will be authorized to 
originate, underwrite, and close loans for MFH projects. To be 
considered, these projects must be either new construction or 
acquisition with rehabilitation with at least $6,500 per unit.
    The housing must be available for occupancy only to low- or 
moderate-income families or persons, whose incomes at the time of 
initial occupancy do not exceed 115 percent of the median income of the 
area. After initial occupancy, the tenant's income may exceed these 
limits; however, rents, including utilities, are restricted to no more 
than 30 percent of the 115 percent of area median income for the term 
of the loan.
    The Secretary is authorized under Section 510 (k) of the Housing 
Act of 1949 to prescribe regulations to ensure that these Federally-
funded loans are made to eligible applicants for authorized purposes. 
The lender must evaluate the eligibility, cost, benefits, feasibility, 
and financial performance of the proposed project. The Agency collects 
this information from the lender to determine if funds are being used 
to meet the goals and mission of Rural Development. The information 
submitted by the lender to the Agency is used by the Agency to manage, 
plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.7 man hours per response.
    Respondents: Non-profit and for-profit lending corporations and 
public bodies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 2,549.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,492 hours.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0040.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including

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through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and 
Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural 
Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in 
the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: February 21, 2014.
Tony Hernandez,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-04534 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]
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