60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Revision of Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program, 49791-49792 [2014-20033]

Download as PDF 49791 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices Housing Agencies; State and local governments; and the general public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100. Estimated Number of Responses: 1. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: .33 (20 minutes). Total Estimated Burdens: 699. 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. Date: August 14, 2014. David Ziaya, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations and Management, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. [FR Doc. 2014–20034 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5758–N–11] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Revision of Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comment Due Date: October 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: Collette 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban Development will submit the proposed extension of information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected SUMMARY: Number of respondents agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 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) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Revision of Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 2528–0274. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The information is being collected to monitor performance of grantees to ensure they meet statutory and program goals and requirements. Agency Form Numbers: SF–424, SF– 424 Supplemental, HUD–424–CB, SF– LLL, HUD–2880, HUD–2993, HUD– 96010 and HUD–96011. Members of the Affected Public: Institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are the official applicants. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to grant award will be submitted quarterly with a final report. The following chart details the respondent burden on a quarterly and annual basis: Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours 4 4 4 16 4 4 6 60 4 96 240 16 Total .......................................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Quarterly Reports ............................................................................................ Final Reports ................................................................................................... Recordkeeping ................................................................................................. 12 24 58 352 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49792 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: August 15, 2014. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2014–20033 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5758–N–12] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2015 American Housing Survey Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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: October 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 202–402–3400 (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: 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. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD will submit the proposed information collection package to OMB for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: 2015 American Housing Survey. OMB Control Number: 2528–0017. Type of Review: Regular Submission. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of the American Housing Survey (AHS) is to supply the public with detailed and timely information about housing quality, housing costs, and neighborhood assets, in support of effective housing policy, programs, and markets. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z–1, 1701Z–2(g), and 1710Z–10a mandates the collection of this information. Like the previous surveys, the 2015 AHS will collect ‘‘core’’ data on subjects such as the amount and types of changes in the housing inventory, the physical condition of the housing inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, housing costs for owners and renters, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, remodeling and repair frequency, reasons for moving, the number and characteristics of vacancies, and characteristics of resident’s neighborhood. In additional to the ‘‘core’’ data, HUD plans to collect ‘‘topical’’ data using a series of topical modules. The topics include: Potential health and safety hazards in the home, modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities, food insecurity, the use of housing counseling services, and the presence of arts and cultural opportunities in the community. For the first time since 1985, HUD will draw new national and metropolitan area longitudinal samples for the AHS. The national longitudinal sample will consist of approximately 82,950 housing units, and will include oversample from the largest 15 metropolitan areas and approximately 5,250 HUD-assisted housing units. In additional to the national longitudinal sample, HUD plans to conduct 25 metropolitan area samples, each with approximately 3,000 housing units (for a total 75,000 housing units). Lastly, HUD plans to conduct a ‘‘bridge’’ sample of 9,000 households from the 2013 AHS. The bridge sample will allow for estimation of longitudinal changes PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 between 2013 and 2015, and facilitates analyses of the impact of survey design changes on 2015 AHS estimates. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities. HUD needs the AHS data for two important uses. 1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. 2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Members of affected public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 166,950. Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time every two years. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 111,300. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. The total estimated cost is $64,500,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1 et seq. 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. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49791-49792]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20033]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5758-N-11]


60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Revision of 
Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country 
Small Grant Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comment Due Date: October 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: Collette 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Housing and Urban 
Development will submit the proposed extension of information 
collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is 
soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 
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) evaluate the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) 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.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Revision of Transformation Initiative: 
Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-0274.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The 
information is being collected to monitor performance of grantees to 
ensure they meet statutory and program goals and requirements.
    Agency Form Numbers: SF-424, SF-424 Supplemental, HUD-424-CB, SF-
LLL, HUD-2880, HUD-2993, HUD-96010 and HUD-96011.
    Members of the Affected Public: Institutions of higher education 
accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by 
the U.S. Department of Education are the official applicants. 
Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to grant award 
will be submitted quarterly with a final report. The following chart 
details the respondent burden on a quarterly and annual basis:

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                                                     Number of     Total annual      Hours per
                                                    respondents      responses       response       Total hours
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Quarterly Reports...............................               4              16               6              96
Final Reports...................................               4               4              60             240
Recordkeeping...................................               4               4               4              16
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    Total.......................................              12              24              58             352
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

    Authority:  Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2014-20033 Filed 8-21-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P