60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOPE VI Public Housing Programs, 55822-55823 [2014-22168]

Download as PDF 55822 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Notices 402–6617 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. 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: OER Progress Report Template. OMB Approval Number: 2501–0030. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD Form 40105. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112–10, approved April 15, 2011) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Information collection Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 56 Semi-annually .......... 112 1.5 168 $40.00 $6,720.00 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 Housing and Urban Development‘s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Planning Grant Programs, which comprise of the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program, and the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Grant Program. All grant programs require progress reporting by grantees on a semi-annual basis (i.e. Twice per year: January 30th and July 30th). The grant program terms and conditions require the grantee to submit a semi-annual progress report which reflects activities undertaken, obstacles encountered and solutions achieved, and accomplishments. Progress reports that show progress of the program in meeting approved work plan goals, objectives are to be submitted. Respondents: Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) grantees. Number of respondents Total ............ Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: September 10, 2014. Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Economic Resilience, Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2014–22170 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117, December 16, 2009), provided a total of $150 million in fiscal year 2010 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. This information collection is necessary to fulfill the reporting requirements of the Department of 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5759–N–12] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOPE VI Public Housing Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 17, 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. 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 Proposal: HOPE VI Public Housing Program. OMB Control Number: 2577–0208. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Section 24 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as added by section 535 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–276, 112 Stat. 2461, approved October 21, 1998) and revised by the HOPE VI Program E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Notices Reauthorization and Small Community Main Street Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–186, 117 Stat. 2685, approved December 16, 2003), establishes the HOPE VI program for the purpose of making assistance available on a competitive basis to public housing agencies (PHAs) in improving the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, rehabilitation, reconfiguration, or replacement of severely distressed public housing projects (or portions thereof); in revitalizing areas in which public housing sites are located, and contributing to the improvement of the surrounding community; in providing housing that avoids or decreases the concentration of very low-income families; and in building sustainable communities. In addition, the HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Main Street Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003 added to the HOPE VI program the purpose of making assistance available on a competitive basis to small units of local government to develop affordable housing as part of Main Street rejuvenation projects. The program authorization was renewed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117, approved December 16, 2009), which extends the program until September 30, 2011. Under this requirement, the Department only has a few months to award and obligate the 2011 funds or they will be returned to the Treasury. These information collections are required in connection with the annual publication in the Federal Register of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs), contingent upon available funding and authorization, which announce the availability of funds provided in annual appropriations for HOPE VI Revitalization, Demolition grants, and HOPE VI Main Street grants. Eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) (for HOPE VI Revitalization and Demolition) and eligible local units of government (for HOPE VI Main Street) interested in obtaining HOPE VI grants are required to submit applications to HUD, as explained in each program NOFA. The information collection conducted in the applications enables HUD to conduct a comprehensive, merit-based selection process in order to identify and select the applications to receive funding. With the use of HUDprescribed forms, the information collection provides HUD with sufficient information to approve or disapprove applications. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applicants that are awarded HOPE VI grants are required to report on a quarterly basis on the sources and uses of all amounts expended for revitalization, demolition, or Main Street activities. HOPE VI Revitalization grantees use a fully-automated, Internetbased process for the submission of quarterly reporting information. HUD reviews and evaluates the collected information and uses it as a primary tool with which to monitor the status of HOPE VI Revitalization projects and the HOPE VI Revitalization program. Agency Form Numbers: HUD–52774, HUD–52780, HUD–52785, HUD–52787, HUD–52798, HUD–52790, HUD–52797, HUD–52799, HUD–52800, HUD–52825– A, HUD–52860–A, HUD–52861, HUD– 53001–A, HUD 96010, and HUD 96011. Members of Affected Public: Public Housing Agencies. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: For HOPE VI Revitalization Application: 30 respondents, once annually, 195.5 hours average per response results in a total annual reporting burden of 5,865.0 hours. For HOPE VI Demolition Applications: 34 respondents, once annually, 40.25 hours average per response results in a total annual reporting burden of 1,368.50 hours. For HOPE VI Main Street Applications: 15 respondents, once annually, 48.67 hours average per response results in a total annual reporting burden of 675.0 hours. For HOPE VI Revitalization Quarterly Reporting: 207 respondents, 4 times annually, 20 hours average per response results in a total annual reporting burden of 16,560 hours. Grand total: These information collections, along with other Non-NOFA information collection items required in connection with the HOPE VI program including budget updates, supportive services and relocation plans, and cost certificates result in an annual total reporting burden of 26,516.00 hours. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55823 (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: September 10, 2014. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2014–22168 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5813–N–01] Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of the Deputy Secretary, HUD. ACTION: Notice of appointments. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the establishment of two Performance Review Boards to make recommendations to the appointing authority on the performance of its senior executives. Nelson Bregon, Towanda Brooks, and Linda Cruciani will serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board to review career SES performance assessments. Laura Hogshead, Mark Linton, and Lynn Ross will serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board to review Schedule C SES performance assessments. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410–0050. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons desiring any further information about the Performance Review Board and its members may contact Juliette Middleton, Director, Office of Executive Resources, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone (202) 402–3058. (This is not a toll-free number.) E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5759-N-12]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOPE VI Public 
Housing Programs

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, PIH, 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: November 17, 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), 
Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free 
number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Mussington.

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 Proposal: HOPE VI Public Housing Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0208.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Section 24 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as added by section 535 of 
the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-
276, 112 Stat. 2461, approved October 21, 1998) and revised by the HOPE 
VI Program

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Reauthorization and Small Community Main Street Rejuvenation and 
Housing Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-186, 117 Stat. 2685, approved December 
16, 2003), establishes the HOPE VI program for the purpose of making 
assistance available on a competitive basis to public housing agencies 
(PHAs) in improving the living environment for public housing residents 
of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, 
rehabilitation, reconfiguration, or replacement of severely distressed 
public housing projects (or portions thereof); in revitalizing areas in 
which public housing sites are located, and contributing to the 
improvement of the surrounding community; in providing housing that 
avoids or decreases the concentration of very low-income families; and 
in building sustainable communities. In addition, the HOPE VI Program 
Reauthorization and Small Community Main Street Rejuvenation and 
Housing Act of 2003 added to the HOPE VI program the purpose of making 
assistance available on a competitive basis to small units of local 
government to develop affordable housing as part of Main Street 
rejuvenation projects. The program authorization was renewed by the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved 
December 16, 2009), which extends the program until September 30, 2011. 
Under this requirement, the Department only has a few months to award 
and obligate the 2011 funds or they will be returned to the Treasury. 
These information collections are required in connection with the 
annual publication in the Federal Register of Notices of Funding 
Availability (NOFAs), contingent upon available funding and 
authorization, which announce the availability of funds provided in 
annual appropriations for HOPE VI Revitalization, Demolition grants, 
and HOPE VI Main Street grants.
    Eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) (for HOPE VI Revitalization 
and Demolition) and eligible local units of government (for HOPE VI 
Main Street) interested in obtaining HOPE VI grants are required to 
submit applications to HUD, as explained in each program NOFA. The 
information collection conducted in the applications enables HUD to 
conduct a comprehensive, merit-based selection process in order to 
identify and select the applications to receive funding. With the use 
of HUD-prescribed forms, the information collection provides HUD with 
sufficient information to approve or disapprove applications.
    Applicants that are awarded HOPE VI grants are required to report 
on a quarterly basis on the sources and uses of all amounts expended 
for revitalization, demolition, or Main Street activities. HOPE VI 
Revitalization grantees use a fully-automated, Internet-based process 
for the submission of quarterly reporting information. HUD reviews and 
evaluates the collected information and uses it as a primary tool with 
which to monitor the status of HOPE VI Revitalization projects and the 
HOPE VI Revitalization program.
    Agency Form Numbers: HUD-52774, HUD-52780, HUD-52785, HUD-52787, 
HUD-52798, HUD-52790, HUD-52797, HUD-52799, HUD-52800, HUD-52825-A, 
HUD-52860-A, HUD-52861, HUD-53001-A, HUD 96010, and HUD 96011.
    Members of Affected Public: Public Housing Agencies.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:
    For HOPE VI Revitalization Application: 30 respondents, once 
annually, 195.5 hours average per response results in a total annual 
reporting burden of 5,865.0 hours.
    For HOPE VI Demolition Applications: 34 respondents, once annually, 
40.25 hours average per response results in a total annual reporting 
burden of 1,368.50 hours.
    For HOPE VI Main Street Applications: 15 respondents, once 
annually, 48.67 hours average per response results in a total annual 
reporting burden of 675.0 hours.
    For HOPE VI Revitalization Quarterly Reporting: 207 respondents, 4 
times annually, 20 hours average per response results in a total annual 
reporting burden of 16,560 hours.
    Grand total: These information collections, along with other Non-
NOFA information collection items required in connection with the HOPE 
VI program including budget updates, supportive services and relocation 
plans, and cost certificates result in an annual total reporting burden 
of 26,516.00 hours.

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: September 10, 2014.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative 
Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2014-22168 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]
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