30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; PHAS Unaudited Financial Statement Submission Extensions; Assisted and Insured Housing Property Inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments, 52354-52355 [2014-20962]

Download as PDF 52354 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices percent of target development Panel members (675) and 50 percent of neighborhood Panel members (474) will respond to this flyer and it will take at most 5 minutes. This activity is estimated to result in 1,149 responses, 91.92 hours, and $1,253 of burden per year. 3. DIR will initiate follow-up phone calls to determine if the most current telephone number(s) in the contact database are correct. This action will only become necessary if there is no response to the annual mailers and there Information collection is no online update and the postcard/ flyer is returned. DIR estimates that about half of the neighborhood sample (474) and 10 percent of the target development sample (74) will require a follow-up phone call. We estimate this call will take 5 minutes. We estimate that this activity will be successful for 50% of households (237 neighborhood and 37 target). This activity is estimated to result in 274 responses, 21.92 hours, and $299 of burden per year. 4. After a pre-determined number of unsuccessful telephone attempts (e.g., Number of respondents Frequency of response Burden hour per response Responses per annum 3–5), a DIR field locator will visit the household to determine if the head of household still lives there. We estimate about 50 percent of the previous cases are expected to be resolved by telephone contact, with the remaining 50 percent (237 neighborhood and 37 target) being assigned to a field locator. We estimate this field location contact will take 5 minutes. This activity is estimated to result in 274 responses, 21.92 hours, and $299 of burden per year. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Postcard ..................................... Mailing with return envelope ..... Phone calls ................................ In-person visit ............................ 424 1,149 274 274 Quarterly .......... Annual .............. Annual .............. Annual .............. 3 1 1 1 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 101.76 91.92 21.92 21.92 $13.63 13.63 13.63 13.63 $1,387 1,253 299 299 Total .................................... 2,121 .......................... ...................... .................... 237.52 .................... 3,238 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 27, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20959 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:17 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–69] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; PHAS Unaudited Financial Statement Submission Extensions; Assisted and Insured Housing Property Inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 3, 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 at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree 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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on June 24, 2014 (79 FR 35767). A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; Public Housing and Multifamily Housing Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments; Assisted and Insured Housing property inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0257. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Pursuant to § 6(j)(2)(A)(iii) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, HUD established procedures in the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) rule for a public housing agencies (PHAs) to appeal a troubled assessment designation (§ 902.69). The PHAS rule in §§ 902.24 and 902.68 also provides E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices that under certain circumstances PHAs may submit a request for a database adjustment and technical review, respectively, of physical condition inspection results. Pursuant to the Office of Housing Physical Condition of Multifamily Properties regulation at § 200.857(d) and (e), multifamily property owners also have the right, under certain circumstances, to submit a request for a database adjustment and technical review, respectively, of physical condition inspection results. Appeals when granted change assessment scores and designations, and database adjustments and technical reviews when granted change property scores, all of which result is more accurate assessments. Section 902.60 of the PHAS rule also provides that, in extenuating circumstances, PHAs may request an extension of time to submit required unaudited financial information. When granted, an extension of time postpones the imposition of sanctions for a late submission. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Housing property owners (MF POs). Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,430. Frequency of Response: once for each PHA to submit a PHAS appeal; once for each PHA or MF PO to request a technical review or database adjustment; and once for each PHA to request an extension of time to submit unaudited financial information. Average Hours per Response: average of five hours per PHAS appeal; average of eight hours for each request for a technical review or database adjustment; average of ten minutes for a request for an extension of time to submit unaudited financial information. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 (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. 52355 been granted in the second quarter of calendar year 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that: 1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify the grounds for approving the waiver; Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork 2. Authority to approve a waiver of a Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. regulation may be delegated by the Dated: August 27, 2014. Secretary only to an individual of Colette Pollard, Assistant Secretary or equivalent rank, Department Reports Management Officer, and the person to whom authority to Office of the Chief Information Officer. waive is delegated must also have [FR Doc. 2014–20962 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] authority to issue the particular BILLING CODE 4210–67–P regulation to be waived; 3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of all DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND waivers of regulations that HUD has URBAN DEVELOPMENT approved, by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each [Docket No. FR–5789–N–02] covering the period since the most recent previous notification) shall: Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests a. Identify the project, activity, or Granted for the Second Quarter of undertaking involved; Calendar Year 2014 b. Describe the nature of the provision AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, waived and the designation of the HUD. provision; c. Indicate the name and title of the ACTION: Notice. person who granted the waiver request; SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Department d. Describe briefly the grounds for of Housing and Urban Development approval of the request; and Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform e. State how additional information Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly about a particular waiver may be Federal Register notices of all obtained. regulatory waivers that HUD has Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act approved. Each notice covers the also contains requirements applicable to quarterly period since the previous waivers of HUD handbook provisions Federal Register notice. The purpose of that are not relevant to the purpose of this notice is to comply with the this notice. requirements of section 106 of the HUD This notice follows procedures Reform Act. This notice contains a list provided in HUD’s Statement of Policy of regulatory waivers granted by HUD on Waiver of Regulations and Directives during the period beginning on April 1, issued on April 22, 1991 (56 FR 16337). 2014, and ending on June 30, 2014. In accordance with those procedures and with the requirements of section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of general information about this notice, regulations are granted by the Assistant contact Camille E. Acevedo, Associate Secretary with jurisdiction over the General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, Department of Housing and regulations for which a waiver was Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street requested. In those cases in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC granted the waiver, the General Deputy 20410–0500, telephone 202–708–1793 Assistant Secretary was serving in the (this is not a toll-free number). Persons absence of the Assistant Secretary in with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by accordance with the office’s Order of Succession. calling the toll-free Federal Relay This notice covers waivers of Service at 800–877–8339. regulations granted by HUD from April For information concerning a 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014. For ease particular waiver that was granted and of reference, the waivers granted by for which public notice is provided in HUD are listed by HUD program office this document, contact the person (for example, the Office of Community whose name and address follow the Planning and Development, the Office description of the waiver granted in the of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, accompanying list of waivers that have PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52354-52355]
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-5752-N-69]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; PHAS Unaudited Financial Statement 
Submission Extensions; Assisted and Insured Housing Property Inspection 
Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 3, 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: OIRASubmission@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 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.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on June 
24, 2014 (79 FR 35767).

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System 
(PHAS) Appeals; Public Housing and Multifamily Housing Technical 
Reviews and Database Adjustments; Assisted and Insured Housing property 
inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0257.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Pursuant to Sec.  6(j)(2)(A)(iii) of the United States Housing Act of 
1937, as amended, HUD established procedures in the Public Housing 
Assessment System (PHAS) rule for a public housing agencies (PHAs) to 
appeal a troubled assessment designation (Sec.  902.69). The PHAS rule 
in Sec. Sec.  902.24 and 902.68 also provides

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that under certain circumstances PHAs may submit a request for a 
database adjustment and technical review, respectively, of physical 
condition inspection results.
    Pursuant to the Office of Housing Physical Condition of Multifamily 
Properties regulation at Sec.  200.857(d) and (e), multifamily property 
owners also have the right, under certain circumstances, to submit a 
request for a database adjustment and technical review, respectively, 
of physical condition inspection results.
    Appeals when granted change assessment scores and designations, and 
database adjustments and technical reviews when granted change property 
scores, all of which result is more accurate assessments.
    Section 902.60 of the PHAS rule also provides that, in extenuating 
circumstances, PHAs may request an extension of time to submit required 
unaudited financial information. When granted, an extension of time 
postpones the imposition of sanctions for a late submission.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) 
and Multifamily Housing property owners (MF POs).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,430.
    Frequency of Response: once for each PHA to submit a PHAS appeal; 
once for each PHA or MF PO to request a technical review or database 
adjustment; and once for each PHA to request an extension of time to 
submit unaudited financial information.
    Average Hours per Response: average of five hours per PHAS appeal; 
average of eight hours for each request for a technical review or 
database adjustment; average of ten minutes for a request for an 
extension of time to submit unaudited financial information.

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: August 27, 2014.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20962 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]
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