30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation, 74105-74107 [2014-29308]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices Dated: December 9, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–29310 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–107] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality 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: January 14, 2015. 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 SUMMARY: 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 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 October 10, 2014. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0177. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 74105 requests its applicants to supply environmental information that is not otherwise available to HUD staff for the environmental review on an applicant’s proposal for HUD financial assistance to develop or improve housing or community facilities. HUD itself must perform an environmental review for the purpose of compliance with its environmental regulations found at 24 CFR part 50, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. Part 50 implements the National Environmental Policy Act and implementing procedures of the Council on Environmental Quality, as well as the related federal environmental laws and executive orders. HUD’s agencywide provisions—24 CFR 50.3(h)(1) and 50.32 [copy attached]—regulate how individual HUD program staffs are to utilize such collected data when HUD itself prepares the environmental review and compliance. Separately, individual HUD programs each have their own regulations and guidance implementing environmental and related collection responsibilities. For the next three years, this approved collection will continue unchanged under this OMB control number to assure adequate coverage for all HUD programs subject to Part 50. Respondents: Businesses, not-forprofit institutions, and local governments receiving HUD funding. Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Total ............................. 2,600 1 2,600 2 5,200 $52 $270,400 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD 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 (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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 04:14 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 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: December 9, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–29307 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–105] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation 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: January 14, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 74106 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices 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 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 March 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: PrePurchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0293. Type of Request: Revision. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting an important national study of the effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership counseling services. This request covers several data collection activities: (a) Administering an interim survey to study participants; (b) recruiting study participants to participate in focus groups and conducting the focus groups to collect qualitative data; 1 (c) collecting consent Number of respondents emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information collection Frequency of response Responses per annum 6,000 720 144 1,800 1 1 1 1 1 This activity has been modified from OMB Approval #2528–0293. The study requests to conduct focus groups with study participants instead of individual telephone interviews. 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Burden minutes per response 1 1 1 1 Interim Survey .................................. Focus group recruitment calls ......... Focus groups ................................... Co-borrower consent form ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 from co-borrowers of study participants; 2 (d) continuing to collect loan origination and servicing data from lenders and service tracking data from counseling agencies; and (e) continuing to collect updated tracking information from study participants. The interim survey will be administered 12 months after participants complete the baseline survey. The interim survey will provide the first comparison of study participants’ characteristics from the baseline survey. The information collected through the focus groups will be used to support the implementation analysis and to collect qualitative information about study participants’ experiences with pre-purchase homeownership counseling services. The collection of consent from study participants’ co-borrowers is necessary to allow the study to collect data related to the characteristics and performance of study participants’ mortgage loans. As part of OMB approval # 2528–0293, the study collects data from participating counseling agencies on services that study participants receive. The study also collects study participants’ loan origination and service tracking data from the study’s three participating lenders for loans that do not have a co-borrower. Lastly, the study collects updated study participant contact information and other tracking data in order locate study participants for the interim survey and for future surveys. Maintaining contact with study participants over time is critical to minimizing attrition and ensuring high response rates to the follow-up surveys. We study seek to continue the collection of service tracking data, loan origination and servicing data, and tracking information past the # 2528–0293 expiration date. Respondents: i.e. affected public): Up to 6,000 study participants; approximately 1,800 co-borrowers; 64 counseling organizations; and, staff at 3 lenders. The average time per study participant (up to 6,000 study participants) to complete the interim survey is 35 minutes. A total of up to 144 study participants will participate Jkt 235001 in 12 focus groups of 8–12 participants each. Each focus group will take approximately 120 minutes. Prior to the focus groups, the study team will contact eligible study participants in three cities to request participation in a focus group and confirm eligibility information. The recruitment calls are estimated to take approximately 5 minutes per person. The study’s enrollment projections suggest that the three largest study sites will include approximately 720 eligible study participants, although recruitment will end sooner if the available focus group slots are filled. The collection of coborrower consent involves including the co-borrower consent form in the study’s regular tracking letters, along with a request for the co-borrower to review, sign, and return the written consent form. For co-borrowers who do not return the written form, the study will also be able to collect consent verbally at the time of the interim survey and during phone calls with the coborrower. The study estimates that approximately 1,800 study participants will have co-borrowers. The coborrowers’ review of the co-borrower consent information and completion of the consent process is estimated to require approximately 5 minutes per coborrower. The average time per client for counseling agencies to document the services provided to study participants is 10 minutes, with responses required for both the educational component and for the counseling services. The average time for lenders to prepare study participants’ loan origination and performance data for the study team is 60 minutes. The study team will ask for this data at 6 points during the next 3 years from each lender. The study mails study tracking letters 2–3 times per year. The average time for study participants’ review of the letters and return of the tracking form is 5 minutes. The total burden for the study is 9,666 hours: 8,348 hours for study participants, 150 hours for co-borrowers, 1,150 hours for counseling agencies, and 18 hours for lenders. Total burden hours 35 5 120 5 3,500 60 288 150 Annual burden hours 3,500 60 288 150 2 This activity has been modified from OMB Approval #2528–0293. The study has revised the co-borrower consent form and requests approval for the revised form. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Hourly cost per response $35 25 25 25 Annual cost $210,000 1,500 7,200 3,750 74107 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 240 / Monday, December 15, 2014 / Notices Number of respondents Information collection Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden minutes per response Total burden hours Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Loan origination and performance data: Lenders ............................... Service tracking information: Housing counseling agencies ............... Tracking Letter ................................. 3 6 2 60 18 6 35 630 3,450 6,000 2 9 1 3 10 5 1,150 4,500 1,150 1,500 25 5 28,750 270,000 Total .......................................... 18,117 21 10 .................. 9,666 6,654 .................. 521,830 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. C. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Date: December 9, 2014 Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–29308 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5800–FA–07] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Announcement of Funding Awards HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Office of the Acting Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 02:54 Dec 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the FY 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the HOPE VI Main Street Program. This announcement contains the name and address of the award recipient under said NOFA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning the HOPE VI Main Street Program awards, contact Lawrence Gnessin, HOPE VI Main Street Program Manager, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, email lawrence.gnessin@hud.gov, and telephone (202) 402–2676. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the HOPE VI Main Street program is to provide grants to small communities to assist in the rejuvenation of an historic or traditional central business district or ‘‘Main Street’’ area by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The objectives of the program are to redevelop Main Street areas; preserve historic or traditional architecture or design features in Main Street areas; enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas; and provide affordable housing in Main Street areas. The FY 2014 award announced in this Notice was selected for funding in a NOFA competition posted on the http:// www.grants.gov Web site on July 4, 2014. Applicants to this Notice were eligible for awards in FY 2014, but HUD reserved the right to award one FY 2015 grant to applicants from this FY 2014 NOFA. In addition, HUD intends to award FY 2015 funds to an FY 2014 applicant if funding becomes available. That process will be announced separately. The amount allotted to fund the HOPE VI Main Street grant were from appropriations for Section 24 of the PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Housing Act of 1937, as amended. The amount allotted for FY2014 was $500,000. The HOPE VI Main Street grantee information is as follows: Town of Kit Carson 301 Main Street Kit Carson, CO 80825–0375 In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat.1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the name, address, and amount of the award made under FY 2014 HOPE VI Main Street NOFA. Dated: December 5, 2014. Jemine Bryon, Acting Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2014–29309 Filed 12–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2014–N209; FF08ESMF00– FXES11120800000F2–145] Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan/ Natural Community Conservation Plan for the Counties of Yuba and Sutter, CA; Scoping for Environmental Impact Statement Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; notice of public scoping meeting; request for comments. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5752-N-105]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase 
Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation

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: January 14, 2015.

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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 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 March 
10, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership 
Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0293.
    Type of Request: Revision.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting an 
important national study of the effectiveness of pre-purchase 
homeownership counseling services. This request covers several data 
collection activities: (a) Administering an interim survey to study 
participants; (b) recruiting study participants to participate in focus 
groups and conducting the focus groups to collect qualitative data; \1\ 
(c) collecting consent from co-borrowers of study participants; \2\ (d) 
continuing to collect loan origination and servicing data from lenders 
and service tracking data from counseling agencies; and (e) continuing 
to collect updated tracking information from study participants. The 
interim survey will be administered 12 months after participants 
complete the baseline survey. The interim survey will provide the first 
comparison of study participants' characteristics from the baseline 
survey. The information collected through the focus groups will be used 
to support the implementation analysis and to collect qualitative 
information about study participants' experiences with pre-purchase 
homeownership counseling services. The collection of consent from study 
participants' co-borrowers is necessary to allow the study to collect 
data related to the characteristics and performance of study 
participants' mortgage loans. As part of OMB approval # 2528-0293, the 
study collects data from participating counseling agencies on services 
that study participants receive. The study also collects study 
participants' loan origination and service tracking data from the 
study's three participating lenders for loans that do not have a co-
borrower. Lastly, the study collects updated study participant contact 
information and other tracking data in order locate study participants 
for the interim survey and for future surveys. Maintaining contact with 
study participants over time is critical to minimizing attrition and 
ensuring high response rates to the follow-up surveys. We study seek to 
continue the collection of service tracking data, loan origination and 
servicing data, and tracking information past the # 2528-0293 
expiration date.
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    \1\ This activity has been modified from OMB Approval #2528-
0293. The study requests to conduct focus groups with study 
participants instead of individual telephone interviews.
    \2\ This activity has been modified from OMB Approval #2528-
0293. The study has revised the co-borrower consent form and 
requests approval for the revised form.
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    Respondents: i.e. affected public): Up to 6,000 study participants; 
approximately 1,800 co-borrowers; 64 counseling organizations; and, 
staff at 3 lenders. The average time per study participant (up to 6,000 
study participants) to complete the interim survey is 35 minutes. A 
total of up to 144 study participants will participate in 12 focus 
groups of 8-12 participants each. Each focus group will take 
approximately 120 minutes. Prior to the focus groups, the study team 
will contact eligible study participants in three cities to request 
participation in a focus group and confirm eligibility information. The 
recruitment calls are estimated to take approximately 5 minutes per 
person. The study's enrollment projections suggest that the three 
largest study sites will include approximately 720 eligible study 
participants, although recruitment will end sooner if the available 
focus group slots are filled. The collection of co-borrower consent 
involves including the co-borrower consent form in the study's regular 
tracking letters, along with a request for the co-borrower to review, 
sign, and return the written consent form. For co-borrowers who do not 
return the written form, the study will also be able to collect consent 
verbally at the time of the interim survey and during phone calls with 
the co-borrower. The study estimates that approximately 1,800 study 
participants will have co-borrowers. The co-borrowers' review of the 
co-borrower consent information and completion of the consent process 
is estimated to require approximately 5 minutes per co-borrower. The 
average time per client for counseling agencies to document the 
services provided to study participants is 10 minutes, with responses 
required for both the educational component and for the counseling 
services. The average time for lenders to prepare study participants' 
loan origination and performance data for the study team is 60 minutes. 
The study team will ask for this data at 6 points during the next 3 
years from each lender. The study mails study tracking letters 2-3 
times per year. The average time for study participants' review of the 
letters and return of the tracking form is 5 minutes. The total burden 
for the study is 9,666 hours: 8,348 hours for study participants, 150 
hours for co-borrowers, 1,150 hours for counseling agencies, and 18 
hours for lenders.

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                                                                                                Burden
                                                          Number of    Frequency   Responses    minutes      Total      Annual      Hourly      Annual
                 Information collection                  respondents      of       per annum      per       burden      burden     cost per      cost
                                                                       response                response      hours       hours     response
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Interim Survey.........................................        6,000           1           1          35       3,500       3,500         $35    $210,000
Focus group recruitment calls..........................          720           1           1           5          60          60          25       1,500
Focus groups...........................................          144           1           1         120         288         288          25       7,200
Co-borrower consent form...............................        1,800           1           1           5         150         150          25       3,750

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Loan origination and performance data: Lenders.........            3           6           2          60          18           6          35         630
Service tracking information: Housing counseling               3,450           2           1          10       1,150       1,150          25      28,750
 agencies..............................................
Tracking Letter........................................        6,000           9           3           5       4,500       1,500           5     270,000
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    Total..............................................       18,117          21          10  ..........       9,666       6,654  ..........     521,830
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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 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.

    C. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Date: December 9, 2014
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-29308 Filed 12-12-14; 8:45 am]
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