Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 12068-12069 [2016-05058]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12068 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 9, 2016 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Lewis, Business and Industry Loan Servicing Branch, Rural BusinessCooperative Service, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 3224, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3224, telephone (202) 690–0797, or by email to david.lewis@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Servicing. OMB Number: 0570–0016. Expiration Date of Approval: February 29, 2016. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The purpose of the Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and to improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits. The information requested is necessary and vital in order for the Agency to make prudent credit and financial decisions. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .85 hours per response. Respondents: 4,126. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,126. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 25,807. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 22,246. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0043. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RBS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RBS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 22, 2016. William C. Smith, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05056 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, as amended), this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Single Family Housing Direct Loans and Grants programs. The collection involves the use of Form RD 410–8 ‘‘Applicant Reference Letter.’’ The form will be used to obtain information about an applicant’s credit history that might not appear on a credit report and to provide clarification on the promptness of applicant’s payments on debts which enables Rural Housing Service to make better creditworthiness decisions. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 9, 2016 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Antonio Burkett, Loan Specialist, Single Family Housing, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–0783. Phone number: 202–205–3656; fax number: (1) 844–496–7797. Email: antonio.burkett@wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Form RD 410–8, ‘‘Applicant Reference Letter’’. OMB Number: 0575–0091. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural housing Service (RHS) must, by law, make available to the applicant, upon request, the source of information used to make an adverse decision. Individual references may be solicited with the clear understanding that if the information is used to deny credit the information will be made available to the applicant upon request. Without this information, the Agency is unable to determine if a customer would qualify for services. The burden this form will be accounted for within the individual RD program collection packages using the form. Therefore RD is requesting approval for one respondent and a one hour place holder in order for OMB to issue a control number for this form. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Individuals and businesses already extending credit/ financing to Section 502 and 504 applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0043. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Rural Housing Service, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Housing Service’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 24, 2016. Cathy Glover, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05058 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s (RHS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Housing Preservation Grant program. DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by May 9, 2016 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Edwards-Jackson, Finance and Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Direct Loan Division, USDA Rural Development, Stop 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0782, telephone (202) 690–0759 (voice) (this is not a toll free number) or (800) 877–8339 (TDDFederal Information Relay Service) or via email at, bonnie.edwards@ wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: RHS—Housing Preservation Grant Program. OMB Number: 0575–0115. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2016. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary purpose of the Housing Preservation Grant Program is to repair or rehabilitate individual housing, rental properties, or co-ops owned or occupied by very low-and low-income rural persons. Grantees will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 provide eligible homeowners, owners of rental properties and owners of co-ops with financial assistance through loans, grants, interest reduction payments or other comparable financial assistance for necessary repairs and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or minimum property standards. Where repair and rehabilitation assistance is not economically feasible or practical the replacement of existing, individual owner occupied housing is available. These grants were established by Public Law 98–181, the Housing Urban—Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the Housing Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 93–383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants (HPG). In addition, the Secretary of Agriculture has authority to prescribe rules and regulations to implement HPG and other programs under 42 U.S.C. S 1480(j). Section 533(d) is prescriptive about the information applicants are to submit to RHS as part of their application and in the assessments and criteria RHS is to use in selecting grantees. An applicant is to submit a ‘‘statement of activity’’ describing its proposed program, including the specific activities it will undertake, and its schedule. RHS is required in turn to evaluate proposals on a set of prescribed criteria, for which the applicant will also have to provide information, such as: (1) Very low- and low-income persons proposed to be served by the repair and rehabilitation activities; (2) participation by other public and private organizations to leverage funds and lower the cost to the HPG program; (3) the area to be served in terms of population and need: (4) Cost data to assure greatest degree of assistance at lowest cost; (5) administrative capacity of the applicant to carry out the program. The information collected will be the minimum required by law and by necessity for RHS to assure that it funds responsible grantees proposing feasible projects in areas of greatest need. Most data are taken from a localized area, although some are derived from census reports of city, county and Federal Government’s showing population and housing characteristics. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .906 hours per response. Respondents: A public body or a public or private non-profit corporation. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,246. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.683. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 7,544 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12069 Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch at (202) 692–0040. Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of RHS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of RHS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 29, 2016. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05055 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE First Responder Network Authority National Telecommunications and Information Administration First Responder Network Authority Board Meetings First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will convene an open public teleconference and webinar on March 16, 2016. DATES: On March 16, 2016, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. EDT, FirstNet’s four Board Committees and the full FirstNet Board will hold an open public teleconference and webinar. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12068-12069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05058]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY:  Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION:  Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY:  In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501, as amended), this notice announces the Rural Housing 
Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved 
information collection in support of the Single Family Housing Direct 
Loans and Grants programs. The collection involves the use of Form RD 
410-8 ``Applicant Reference Letter.'' The form will be used to obtain 
information about an applicant's credit history that might not appear 
on a credit report and to provide clarification on the promptness of 
applicant's payments on debts which enables Rural Housing Service to 
make better creditworthiness decisions.

DATES:  Comments on this notice must be received by May 9, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Antonio Burkett, Loan Specialist, 
Single Family Housing, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Mail STOP 0783, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 
20250-0783. Phone number: 202-205-3656; fax number: (1) 844-496-7797. 
Email: antonio.burkett@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Form RD 410-8, ``Applicant Reference Letter''.
    OMB Number: 0575-0091.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Rural housing Service (RHS) must, by law, make 
available to the applicant, upon request, the source of information 
used to make an adverse decision. Individual references may be 
solicited with the clear understanding that if the information is used 
to deny credit the information will be made available to the applicant 
upon request. Without this information, the Agency is unable to 
determine if a customer would qualify for services.
    The burden this form will be accounted for within the individual RD 
program collection packages using the form. Therefore RD is requesting 
approval for one respondent and a one hour place holder in order for 
OMB to issue a control number for this form.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Individuals and businesses already extending credit/
financing to Section 502 and 504 applicants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Kimble 
Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0043.

Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
Rural Housing Service, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Housing Service's estimate 
of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to

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Kimble Brown, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: February 24, 2016.
Cathy Glover,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
 [FR Doc. 2016-05058 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P