Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs Grants, 21258-21259 [2014-08540]

Download as PDF 21258 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices OMB Approval Number: 2535–0107. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: To meet the requirements of the Uniform Financial Standards Rule (24 CFR part 5, Subpart H) and the continued implementation of asset management contained in 24 CFR part 990, the Department has developed the financial management template that public housing agencies (PHAs) use to annually submit electronically financial information to HUD. HUD uses the financial information it collects from each PHA to assist in the evaluation and assessment of the PHAs’ overall condition. Requiring PHAs to report electronically has enabled HUD to provide a comprehensive financial assessment of the PHAs receiving federal funds from HUD. Respondents: Public Housing Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,055. Estimated Number of Responses: 7,614. Frequency of Response: 4,055 PHAs submit one unaudited financial management template annually and 3,599 PHAs also submit one audited financial management template annually. Average Hours per Response: Average of 5.31 hours per response, for a total reporting burden of 40,448 hours. Total Estimated Burdens: Average cost of $196.54 per response, for a total annual cost of $1,496,434.66 for both unaudited and audited templates. 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; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information collection Number of respondents Totals .................... 3,088 Dated: April 9, 2014. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2014–08536 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–39] Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs Grants Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HUD has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval of the information collection described in this notice. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 29, 2014. SUMMARY: 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. ADDRESSES: Once the during grant. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 as amended. Frequency of response B. Solicitation of Public Comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 (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. Jkt 232001 Frm 00056 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. This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Grants. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0193. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: Notice CPD–14–02 Includes HUD Forms: 40151, 40152, 40153, 40154, 40155, 40156, 40157, 40158, 40159, 40161, 40164, 40175, 40176, 40177, 40178, 40179, 40180, 40181. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is being conducted by CPD Office of Block Grant Assistance to assist the Administrator of HUD in determining, as required by Section 104(e) of the (HCDA) of 1974, and outlined in Subpart I (for States) and Subpart J (for entitlements) of the CDBG regulation, whether Grantees, have carried out eligible activities and its certifications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory requirements governing State CDBG, CDBG–R, Disaster Recovery, NSP1, NSP2 and NSP3 grants prior to closing the grant allocation. Respondents (describe): Entitlement communities, Nonprofits, States and units of general local governments. Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 204.5 17 738.5 $24.10 $17,797.85 parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: PO 00000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices 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: April 9, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08540 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [HUD FR–5647–N–01; RIN 2501–ZA01; USDA RIN 0575–ZA00] Preliminary Affordability Determination—Energy Efficiency Standards U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of preliminary determination. AGENCIES: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) establishes procedures for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to adopt revisions to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and to the 2004 energy codes of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), referred to as ASHRAE 90.1–2004, subject to: (1) A determination that the revised codes do not negatively affect the availability or affordability of new construction of single and multifamily housing covered by EISA, and (2) a determination by the Secretary of Energy that the revised codes ‘‘would improve energy efficiency.’’ 1 This Notice announces the preliminary mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Section 481(d). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 determination of HUD and USDA, as required under section 481(d) of EISA, that the 2009 IECC and (with the exception of the State of Hawaii) ASHRAE 90.1–2007 will not negatively affect the affordability and availability of housing covered by EISA. As of September 2013, 32 States plus the District of Columbia have already adopted the 2009 IECC, its equivalent, or a higher standard for single family homes. Thirty-eight States plus the District of Columbia have already adopted ASHRAE 90.1–2007, its equivalent, or a higher standard for multifamily buildings. For those States that have not yet adopted either of these standards, this Notice relies on several studies that show that these codes are cost effective, in that the incremental cost of the additional efficiency measures pays for itself with energy cost savings on a life-cycle basis. DATES: Comment Due Date: May 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this Notice. There are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the abovereferenced docket number (FR–5647– N–01) and title of this Notice. 1. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD and USDA strongly encourage commenter to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt, and enables HUD and USDA to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the Web site can be viewed by other commenter and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Submission of Comments by Mail. HUD: Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. USDA: Comments may be submitted by mail to Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5014–S, Washington, DC 20250. Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of this Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21259 No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile comments are not acceptable. Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays, at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled in advance by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HUD: Michael Freedberg, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10180, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–402–4366 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. USDA: Meghan Walsh, Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6900–S, Washington, DC 20250; telephone number 202–205–9590 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction A. Statutory Requirements Section 481 of EISA (or the Act) amends section 109 of the CranstonGonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (Cranston-Gonzalez) (42 U.S.C. 12709), which establishes procedures for setting minimum energy standards for the following housing that is assisted by HUD and USDA: (A) New construction of public and assisted housing and single family and multifamily residential housing (other than manufactured homes) subject to mortgages insured under the National Housing Act; 2 (B) New construction of single family housing (other than manufactured homes) subject to mortgages insured, guaranteed, or made by the Secretary of 2 This subsection of EISA refers only to HUD programs. See Appendix 1 for specific HUD programs covered by the Act. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21258-21259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08540]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5752-N-39]


Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: 
Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 
Programs Grants

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HUD 
has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency 
approval of the information collection described in this notice.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 29, 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: 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.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Grants.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0193.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: Notice CPD-14-02 Includes HUD Forms: 40151, 40152, 
40153, 40154, 40155, 40156, 40157, 40158, 40159, 40161, 40164, 40175, 
40176, 40177, 40178, 40179, 40180, 40181.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
information collection is being conducted by CPD Office of Block Grant 
Assistance to assist the Administrator of HUD in determining, as 
required by Section 104(e) of the (HCDA) of 1974, and outlined in 
Subpart I (for States) and Subpart J (for entitlements) of the CDBG 
regulation, whether Grantees, have carried out eligible activities and 
its certifications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory 
requirements governing State CDBG, CDBG-R, Disaster Recovery, NSP1, 
NSP2 and NSP3 grants prior to closing the grant allocation.
    Respondents (describe): Entitlement communities, Nonprofits, States 
and units of general local governments.

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                                    Number of        Frequency of     Responses per   Burden hour per   Annual burden   Hourly cost per
    Information  collection        respondents         response           annum           response          hours           response       Annual cost
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Totals.........................           3,088   Once the during             204.5               17            738.5           $24.10       $17,797.85
                                                   grant.
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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

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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: April 9, 2014.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-08540 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]
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