60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to Market), 21478-21479 [2014-08630]

Download as PDF 21478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket No. FR–5756–N–12] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3366– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2014–0003] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4165– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2014–0003] West Virginia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Georgia; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: AGENCY: ACTION: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. Notice. ACTION: This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA–3366– EM), dated January 10, 2014, and related determinations. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: April 10, 2014. Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. The notice of an emergency declaration for the State of West Virginia is hereby amended to include grant assistance for those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared an emergency by the President in his declaration of January 10, 2014. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane Counties for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program carried out during the period of January 9–20, 2014. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA–4165–DR), dated March 6, 2014, and related determinations. Effective Date: April 10, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 6, 2014. White County for Public Assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–08662 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9111–23–P 15:20 Apr 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: June 16, 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 202–402–3400 (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: Claude Dickson, Bonds and Appeals Manager, OAHP, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Claude.C.Dickson@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–8372. 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. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Dickson. 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: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and [FR Doc. 2014–08661 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice. SUMMARY: DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to Market) PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to Market). OMB Approval Number: 2502–0533. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Numbers: HUD–9624, HUD– 9625, OPG 2.1, OPG 2.2, OPG 2.7, OPG 2.9, OPG 2.15, OPG 2.16, OPG 2.17, OPG 3.1, OPG 3.2, OPG 3.3, OPG 3.4, OPG 3.5, OPG 3.7, OPG 3.8, OPG 4.1, OPG 4.2, OPG 4.3, OPG 4.4, OPG 4.5, OPG 4.6, OPG 4.7, OPG 4.8, OPG 4.10, OPG 4.11, OPG 4.12, OPG 5.1, OPG 5.4, OPG 5.5, OPG 6.2, OPG 6.5, OPG 6.8, OPG 6.9, OPG 7.1, OPG 7.2, OPG 7.3, OPG 7.3TPA, OPG 7.5, OPG 7.6, OPG 7.7, OPG 7.8, OPG 7.9, OPG 7.11, OPG 7.12, OPG 7.13, OPG 7.14, OPG 7.16, OPG 7.21, OPG 7.22, OPG 7.23, OPG 7.24, OPG 7.25, OPG 8.1, OPG 9.10, OPG 9.11, OPG 10.2, OPG 10.4a, OPG 10.4b, OPG 10.6a, OPG 10.8, OPG Appendix M, Attachment 1, OPG Appendix M Attachment 2, OPG 11.1. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Mark to Market Program is authorized under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 as extended by the Market to Market Extension Act of 2001. The information collection is required and will be used to determine the eligibility of FHAinsured multifamily properties for participation in the Mark to Market program and the terms on which such participation should occur as well as to process eligible properties from acceptance into the program through closing of the mortgage restructure in accordance with program guidelines. The result of participation in the program is the refinancing and restructure of the property’s FHAinsured mortgage and, generally the reduction of Section 8 rent payments and establishment of adequately funded accounts to fund required repair and rehabilitation of the property. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Contractors and tenants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 126. Estimated Number of Responses: 1922. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Hours per Response: 1.26 Total Estimated Burdens: 2412.3. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Apr 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Laura M. Marin, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2014–08630 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5773–N–01] Adoption of Updated Standard ASTM E 1527–13 Standard Practice for Environmental Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process Office of Housing of the Assistant Secretary for Housing— Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice updates guidance documents of HUD’s Office of Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that reference the ASTM E 1527– 05 standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) to the most recent standard, ASTM E 1527–13. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: May 16, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary Atkin, Housing Environmental Officer, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 9132, Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202– 402–3427 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21479 I. Background HUD environmental regulations state that ‘‘[i]t is HUD policy that all property proposed for use in HUD programs be free of hazardous materials, contamination, toxic chemicals and gasses, and radioactive substances, where a hazard could affect the health and safety of occupants or conflict with the intended utilization of the property’’ (24 CFR 50.3(i)(1)). In order to accomplish this policy, ‘‘HUD shall require the use of current techniques by qualified professionals. . .’’ (24 CFR 50.3(i)(4)). Currently, a Phase I ESA in accordance with ASTM E 1527–05 is required by several guidance documents throughout Office of Housing/FHA, including, but not limited to, the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide, the Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide, Handbook 4600.1 REV–1, Section 232 Mortgage Insurance for Residential Care Facilities, and Handbook 4615.1, Mortgage Insurance for Hospitals. In November 2013, ASTM International published ASTM E 1527– 13, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. ASTM E 1527–13 defines good commercial and customary practice in the United States for conducting an Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a parcel of commercial real estate with respect to the range of contaminants within the scope of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601) and petroleum products. In order for a defendant to limit liability for a release of hazardous substances, CERCLA requires that the defendant has ‘‘no reason to know’’ that the hazardous substance involved in the release or threatened release was present. In establishing no reason to know, the defendant must be able to show that it carried out, on or before the date on which the defendant acquired the facility, all appropriate inquiries into the previous ownership and uses of the facility in accordance with generally accepted good commercial and customary standards and practices, and took other reasonable steps (42 U.S.C. 9601(35)(B)(i)). The standards and practices that determine whether all appropriate inquiries have been carried out are established by regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (42 U.S.C. 9601(35)(B)(ii)). On December 30, 2013, the EPA updated these standards, and allowed parties to use ASTM E 1527–13 rather than the previous standard, ASTM E 1527–05 (78 FR 79319). 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5756-N-12]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily 
Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to 
Market)

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, 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: June 16, 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 
202-402-3400 (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: Claude Dickson, Bonds and Appeals 
Manager, OAHP, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Claude.C.Dickson@hud.gov or 
telephone 202-402-8372. 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. Copies 
of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. 
Dickson.

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: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and

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Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to Market).
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0533.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Form Numbers: HUD-9624, HUD-9625, OPG 2.1, OPG 2.2, OPG 2.7, OPG 
2.9, OPG 2.15, OPG 2.16, OPG 2.17, OPG 3.1, OPG 3.2, OPG 3.3, OPG 3.4, 
OPG 3.5, OPG 3.7, OPG 3.8, OPG 4.1, OPG 4.2, OPG 4.3, OPG 4.4, OPG 4.5, 
OPG 4.6, OPG 4.7, OPG 4.8, OPG 4.10, OPG 4.11, OPG 4.12, OPG 5.1, OPG 
5.4, OPG 5.5, OPG 6.2, OPG 6.5, OPG 6.8, OPG 6.9, OPG 7.1, OPG 7.2, OPG 
7.3, OPG 7.3TPA, OPG 7.5, OPG 7.6, OPG 7.7, OPG 7.8, OPG 7.9, OPG 7.11, 
OPG 7.12, OPG 7.13, OPG 7.14, OPG 7.16, OPG 7.21, OPG 7.22, OPG 7.23, 
OPG 7.24, OPG 7.25, OPG 8.1, OPG 9.10, OPG 9.11, OPG 10.2, OPG 10.4a, 
OPG 10.4b, OPG 10.6a, OPG 10.8, OPG Appendix M, Attachment 1, OPG 
Appendix M Attachment 2, OPG 11.1.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Mark to Market Program is authorized under the Multifamily Assisted 
Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 as extended by the Market 
to Market Extension Act of 2001. The information collection is required 
and will be used to determine the eligibility of FHA-insured 
multifamily properties for participation in the Mark to Market program 
and the terms on which such participation should occur as well as to 
process eligible properties from acceptance into the program through 
closing of the mortgage restructure in accordance with program 
guidelines. The result of participation in the program is the 
refinancing and restructure of the property's FHA-insured mortgage and, 
generally the reduction of Section 8 rent payments and establishment of 
adequately funded accounts to fund required repair and rehabilitation 
of the property.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Contractors and tenants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 126.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1922.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Hours per Response: 1.26
    Total Estimated Burdens: 2412.3.

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: April 9, 2014.
Laura M. Marin,
Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing--Associate 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2014-08630 Filed 4-15-14; 8:45 am]
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