Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, 80790-80791 [2015-32602]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 80790 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices numbering system if that system is consistent with the SNS. The Secretary has delegated his authority under 46 U.S.C. 12301 and 12302 to Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. DHS Delegation No. 0170.1. The regulations requiring the numbering of undocumented vessels are in 33 CFR part 173, and regulations establishing the SNS for States to voluntarily carry out this function are contained in part 174. In States that do not have an approved system, the Federal Government (U.S. Coast Guard) must administer the vessel numbering system. Currently, all 56 States and Territories have approved numbering systems. The approximate number of undocumented vessels registered by the States in 2014 was nearly 12 million. The SNS collects information on undocumented vessels and vessel owners. States submit reports annually to the Coast Guard on the number, size, construction, etc., of vessels they have numbered. That information is used by the Coast Guard in (1) publication of an annual ‘‘Boating Statistics’’ report required by 46 U.S.C. 6102(b), and (2) for allocation of Federal funds to assist States in carrying out the Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Program established by 46 U.S.C. chapter 131. On a daily basis or as warranted, Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel use SNS information from the States’ numbering system for enforcement of boating laws or theft and fraud investigations. In addition, when encountering a vessel suspected of illegal activity, information from the SNS increases officer safety by assisting boarding officers in determining how best to approach a vessel. Since, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the need has increased for identification of undocumented vessels and their owners for port security and other missions to safeguard the homeland, although the statutory requirement for numbering of vessels dates back to 1918. Forms: None. Respondents: Owners of all undocumented vessels propelled by machinery are required by Federal law to apply for a number from the issuing authority of the State in which the vessel is to be principally operated. In addition, States may require other vessels, such as sailboats or even canoes and kayaks, to be numbered. ‘‘Owners’’ may include individuals or households, non-profit organizations, and small businesses (e.g., liveries that offer recreational vessels for rental by the public) or other for-profit organizations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 Frequency: On occasion. There are no recordkeeping requirements for this information collection. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 286,458 hours to 257,986 hours a year due to a change in methodology. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 21, 2015. Thomas P. Michelli, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2015–32661 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5837–N–06] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. 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: February 26, 2016. 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@ DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. 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: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program. OMB Approval Number: N/A. Type of Request: New. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD’s 2014 Appropriations included funding to support the implementation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, a place-based program designed to increase work and earnings among public housing residents. Nine public housing agencies (PHAs) were awarded grant funds in spring 2015, and will implement the Jobs Plus program over a period of four years. The program as designed includes three core components: 1) Employmentrelated services, 2) financial incentives—the Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID), and 3) community supports for work. The Jobs Plus program seeks to replicate the model tested under the Jobs Plus Demonstration back in the 1990s and early 2000, which led to sustained growth in earned income among residents at sites that fully implemented the program. This current generation of the Jobs Plus program, however, will differ from the Jobs Plus demonstration in some important ways—first, the current iteration of the program will benefit from a more robust financial incentive, in the form of an earned income disregard designed specifically for the Jobs Plus program, and second, the program will be implemented almost twenty years after the initial demonstration, in a very different employment market. Because of these important variations, HUD is supporting an evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot program, with the goal of documenting the programs established by the Jobs Plus Pilot Program grantees and laying the groundwork for a future outcomes evaluation that will seek to understand the impact of the program, both on the program participants, as well as the entire target development. Specific research objectives include, but are not E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 80791 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / Notices limited to: describing the set of activities and partnerships established by grantees under core program components; describing the amount and type of leveraged resources accessed by each grantee; describing the extent to which grantees are successful at engaging a high percentage of residents in some aspect of program participation; documenting the ease with which PHAs implemented the JPEID; and documenting the costs of implementing and operating the Jobs Plus program. Data to be analyzed during the evaluation include administrative data, as well as data collected directly from PHAs, Jobs Plus program administrators, partners and staff, as well as residents of developments where Jobs Plus is being implemented. This request for OMB clearance includes the data collection instruments that will be utilized during two separate rounds of site visits to each of the nine program sites, including a site visit interview guide and a focus group discussion guide. Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHAs administering the Jobs Plus Pilot program, Jobs Plus Pilot program community partners, and residents of participating developments. Average time to complete (minimum, maximum) in minutes Number of respondents Total burden (hours) Form Respondent sample Site Visit Interview Guide #1 ............ 12 staff and stakeholders from all 9 Jobs Plus sites. 15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs Plus sites. 12 staff and stakeholders from all 9 Jobs Plus sites. 15 residents at each of the 9 Jobs Plus sites. 108 90 (75–105) 1 162 135 60 (50–70) 1 202.5 108 90 (75–105) 1 162 135 60 (50–70) 1 202.5 ........................................................... ........................ ........................ 729 Focus Group Discussion Guide #1 .. Site Visit Interview Guide #1 ............ Focus Group Discussion Guide #2 .. Total Burden Hours ................... B. Solicitation of Public Comment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: December 16, 2015. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2015–32602 Filed 12–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:31 Dec 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5838–N–10] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 26, 2016. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency 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 Information Collection: Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0265. Type of Request: Extension of an approved collection. Form Number: N/A—Because federal regulations have not been adopted for this program, no specific forms are required. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Section 516 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) (Pub. L. 105–276, October 21, 1998) E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5837-N-06]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on 
the: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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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: February 26, 2016.

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: 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.
    Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from 
Ms. Pollard.

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: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot 
Program.
    OMB Approval Number: N/A.
    Type of Request: New.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD's 
2014 Appropriations included funding to support the implementation of 
the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, a place-based program designed to increase 
work and earnings among public housing residents. Nine public housing 
agencies (PHAs) were awarded grant funds in spring 2015, and will 
implement the Jobs Plus program over a period of four years. The 
program as designed includes three core components: 1) Employment-
related services, 2) financial incentives--the Jobs Plus Earned Income 
Disregard (JPEID), and 3) community supports for work. The Jobs Plus 
program seeks to replicate the model tested under the Jobs Plus 
Demonstration back in the 1990s and early 2000, which led to sustained 
growth in earned income among residents at sites that fully implemented 
the program. This current generation of the Jobs Plus program, however, 
will differ from the Jobs Plus demonstration in some important ways--
first, the current iteration of the program will benefit from a more 
robust financial incentive, in the form of an earned income disregard 
designed specifically for the Jobs Plus program, and second, the 
program will be implemented almost twenty years after the initial 
demonstration, in a very different employment market. Because of these 
important variations, HUD is supporting an evaluation of the Jobs Plus 
Pilot program, with the goal of documenting the programs established by 
the Jobs Plus Pilot Program grantees and laying the groundwork for a 
future outcomes evaluation that will seek to understand the impact of 
the program, both on the program participants, as well as the entire 
target development. Specific research objectives include, but are not

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limited to: describing the set of activities and partnerships 
established by grantees under core program components; describing the 
amount and type of leveraged resources accessed by each grantee; 
describing the extent to which grantees are successful at engaging a 
high percentage of residents in some aspect of program participation; 
documenting the ease with which PHAs implemented the JPEID; and 
documenting the costs of implementing and operating the Jobs Plus 
program. Data to be analyzed during the evaluation include 
administrative data, as well as data collected directly from PHAs, Jobs 
Plus program administrators, partners and staff, as well as residents 
of developments where Jobs Plus is being implemented. This request for 
OMB clearance includes the data collection instruments that will be 
utilized during two separate rounds of site visits to each of the nine 
program sites, including a site visit interview guide and a focus group 
discussion guide.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHAs administering the Jobs 
Plus Pilot program, Jobs Plus Pilot program community partners, and 
residents of participating developments.

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                                                                            Number of        Average time to complete                      Total burden
                   Form                          Respondent sample         respondents    (minimum, maximum) in minutes      Frequency        (hours)
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Site Visit Interview Guide #1............  12 staff and stakeholders                108  90 (75-105)                                   1             162
                                            from all 9 Jobs Plus sites.
Focus Group Discussion Guide #1..........  15 residents at each of the              135  60 (50-70)                                    1           202.5
                                            9 Jobs Plus sites.
Site Visit Interview Guide #1............  12 staff and stakeholders                108  90 (75-105)                                   1             162
                                            from all 9 Jobs Plus sites.
Focus Group Discussion Guide #2..........  15 residents at each of the              135  60 (50-70)                                    1           202.5
                                            9 Jobs Plus sites.
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    Total Burden Hours...................  ............................  ..............  ...............................  ..............             729
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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.

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

    Dated: December 16, 2015.
 Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2015-32602 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P