60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Under the Paperwork Reduction Act-Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Documents, 14473-14474 [2016-05954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0032. Forms(s): Transportation Security Officer Medical Questionnaire, Release of Information Form, Further Evaluation Instruction Form, Cancer Further Evaluation, Cardiovascular Further Evaluation, Diabetes Further Evaluation, Drug or Alcohol Use Further Evaluation, General Medical Further Evaluation, Hearing Further Evaluation, Hepatitis Further Evaluation, Hernia Further Evaluation, Implantable Device Further Evaluation, Lift Assessment Further Evaluation, Medical Evaluation Form, Mental Health Further Evaluation Form, Orthopedic Further Evaluation, Palmar Sensation Further Evaluation, Respiratory Further Evaluation, Seizure Further Evaluation, Sleep Disorder Further Evaluation, Tuberculosis Further Evaluation, Vision Further Evaluation, and Vital Signs Further Evaluation. Affected Public: Applicants for employment as a Transportation Security Officer with TSA. Abstract: TSA currently collects relevant medical information from Transportation Security Officer (TSO) candidates for the purpose of assessing whether the candidates meet the medical qualification standards the agency has established pursuant to the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (49 U.S.C. 44935). TSA collects this information through a medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates and, in certain cases, further evaluation forms completed by TSO candidates’ health care providers. The medical questionnaire and further evaluation forms evaluate a candidate’s physical and medical qualifications to be a TSO, including visual and aural acuity, physical coordination, and motor skills. Total Number of Respondents: 30,094.1 1 The respondents’ amount has been adjusted from the reported number in the 60-day notice of 58,032 to correct an error that resulted from double counting. The burden hours have also changed from 16,477 to 16,489 due to the rounding of numbers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,489 hours. Dated: March 10, 2016. Christina Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–05980 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5913–N–07] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Under the Paperwork Reduction Act—Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Documents Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab), Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), and Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) properties to convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance contracts. The documents that are the subject of this notice are those used to process and complete the conversion process for Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, and RAP properties. DATES: Comment Due Date: May 16, 2016. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications must refer to the above docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14473 the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make public comments immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the notice. No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn M. Edge, Senior Advisor, Multifamily Housing Office of Recapitalization, Office of Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 708–3730, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Evaluation of Proposed Information Collection HUD will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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 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. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 14474 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices III. Proposed Changes to RAD Documents Description of the need for the information and proposed use: RAD allows Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, and RAP properties to convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance contracts. Participation in the demonstration is voluntary. Participating Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Owners are required to submit documentation for the purpose of processing and completing the conversion. Through these documents (collectively, the RAD documents), HUD evaluates whether the PHA or owner has met all of the requirements necessary to complete conversion as outlined in PIH Notice 2012–32 Rev 2 Rental Assistance Demonstration—Final Implementation Notice (RAD Notice). The RAD processing request is made through a Web-based portal. Overall, the RAD documents and information requested through such documents allow HUD to determine which applicants continue to meet the eligibility and conversion requirements Finally, all applicants will be required to sign the appropriate contractual documents to complete conversion and bind both the applicant and HUD, as well as set forth the rights and duties of the applicant and HUD, with respect to the converted project and any payments under that project. Agency form number(s), if applicable: N/A. Members of affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government entities, public housing agencies and multifamily owners. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including respondents: The estimated number of respondents is 2,140 annually that have only one response per respondent. The average number for each response to each document in the information collection ranges from 1 hour to 3 hours, for a total burden of 6,640. Status of the proposed information collection: Renewal of Existing Collection asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Description of Proposed Information Collection HUD proposes to make the following changes: Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. The documents that currently comprise the RAD documents can be viewed at the RAD Web site: www.hud.gov/rad/. These documents are those that are currently used for RAD processing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 1. Inclusion of Fair Housing, Civil Rights and Relocation Requirements in RAD Documents Consistent with HUD’s RAD Implementation Notice, PIH–2012–32 (HA), REV–2 (June 15, 2015), HUD expects that RAD transactions will comply with fair housing, civil rights and relocation requirements. HUD has made some changes to the materials published as part of this PRA Notice to assist all participants in RAD transactions in complying with appropriate fair housing, civil rights and relocation requirements, as well as to provide notice to the public. HUD is currently considering further revisions to the materials published as a part of this PRA Notice (including the FHEO Accessibility and Relocation Plan Checklist, the RAD Financing Plan, the RAD Use Agreement, the RAD Conversion Commitment, and the various Housing Assistance Payments Contracts) to ensure all participants in RAD transactions comply with fair housing, civil rights and relocation requirements. The changes under consideration include the following: (i) Modifications to the various Housing Assistance Payments contracts to ensure appropriate enumeration of existing fair housing and civil rights requirements and clarification of such requirements; (ii) Revision and expansion of the FHEO Accessibility and Relocation Plan Checklist to more comprehensively address all federal fair housing and civil rights reviews identified in the RAD Notice (including those derived from the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, HUD’s Equal Access Rule, and other authorities) and resident relocation compliance issues; (iii) Revisions to the RAD Conversion Commitment to add certifications and representations to ensure compliance with fair housing and civil rights requirements until and after the RAD closing. 2. Clarification of Davis-Bacon Standards HUD is reviewing the Davis-Bacon Standards in the RCC and HAP Contracts to determine whether they are sufficiently clear or if further clarification is needed. HUD encourages all interested persons to submit comments regarding the information collection requirements presented in this proposal. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 10, 2016. Genger Charles, General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2016–05954 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5871–N–04] Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2015 AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on December 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice, contact Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410– 0500, telephone 202–708–1793 (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. For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2015. 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; 2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-05954]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5913-N-07]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public 
Comment Under the Paperwork Reduction Act--Rental Assistance 
Demonstration (RAD) Documents

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. HUD is 
soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
    The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing, Moderate 
Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab), Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), and Rental 
Assistance Payment (RAP) properties to convert to long-term project-
based Section 8 rental assistance contracts. The documents that are the 
subject of this notice are those used to process and complete the 
conversion process for Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, and RAP 
properties.

DATES: Comment Due Date: May 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this notice to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 
10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications must refer to the 
above docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting 
public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number 
and title.
    1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by 
mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410-0500.
    2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit 
comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the 
commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely 
receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make public comments immediately 
available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the 
www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.

    Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must 
be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, 
all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the 
notice.

    No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn M. Edge, Senior Advisor, 
Multifamily Housing Office of Recapitalization, Office of Housing, U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-708-3730, (this is not a toll-free 
number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Evaluation of Proposed Information Collection

    HUD will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for 
review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended). This notice is soliciting comments from 
members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed 
collection of information 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 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.

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II. Description of Proposed Information Collection

    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: RAD 
allows Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, and RAP properties to 
convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance 
contracts. Participation in the demonstration is voluntary. 
Participating Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Owners are 
required to submit documentation for the purpose of processing and 
completing the conversion. Through these documents (collectively, the 
RAD documents), HUD evaluates whether the PHA or owner has met all of 
the requirements necessary to complete conversion as outlined in PIH 
Notice 2012-32 Rev 2 Rental Assistance Demonstration--Final 
Implementation Notice (RAD Notice).
    The RAD processing request is made through a Web-based portal. 
Overall, the RAD documents and information requested through such 
documents allow HUD to determine which applicants continue to meet the 
eligibility and conversion requirements Finally, all applicants will be 
required to sign the appropriate contractual documents to complete 
conversion and bind both the applicant and HUD, as well as set forth 
the rights and duties of the applicant and HUD, with respect to the 
converted project and any payments under that project.
    Agency form number(s), if applicable: N/A.
    Members of affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government 
entities, public housing agencies and multifamily owners.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including respondents: The estimated number of 
respondents is 2,140 annually that have only one response per 
respondent. The average number for each response to each document in 
the information collection ranges from 1 hour to 3 hours, for a total 
burden of 6,640.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Renewal of Existing 
Collection

    Authority:  Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    The documents that currently comprise the RAD documents can be 
viewed at the RAD Web site: www.hud.gov/rad/. These documents are those 
that are currently used for RAD processing.

III. Proposed Changes to RAD Documents

    HUD proposes to make the following changes:

1. Inclusion of Fair Housing, Civil Rights and Relocation Requirements 
in RAD Documents

    Consistent with HUD's RAD Implementation Notice, PIH-2012-32 (HA), 
REV-2 (June 15, 2015), HUD expects that RAD transactions will comply 
with fair housing, civil rights and relocation requirements. HUD has 
made some changes to the materials published as part of this PRA Notice 
to assist all participants in RAD transactions in complying with 
appropriate fair housing, civil rights and relocation requirements, as 
well as to provide notice to the public. HUD is currently considering 
further revisions to the materials published as a part of this PRA 
Notice (including the FHEO Accessibility and Relocation Plan Checklist, 
the RAD Financing Plan, the RAD Use Agreement, the RAD Conversion 
Commitment, and the various Housing Assistance Payments Contracts) to 
ensure all participants in RAD transactions comply with fair housing, 
civil rights and relocation requirements. The changes under 
consideration include the following:
    (i) Modifications to the various Housing Assistance Payments 
contracts to ensure appropriate enumeration of existing fair housing 
and civil rights requirements and clarification of such requirements;
    (ii) Revision and expansion of the FHEO Accessibility and 
Relocation Plan Checklist to more comprehensively address all federal 
fair housing and civil rights reviews identified in the RAD Notice 
(including those derived from the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964, HUD's Equal Access Rule, and other 
authorities) and resident relocation compliance issues;
    (iii) Revisions to the RAD Conversion Commitment to add 
certifications and representations to ensure compliance with fair 
housing and civil rights requirements until and after the RAD closing.

2. Clarification of Davis-Bacon Standards

    HUD is reviewing the Davis-Bacon Standards in the RCC and HAP 
Contracts to determine whether they are sufficiently clear or if 
further clarification is needed.
    HUD encourages all interested persons to submit comments regarding 
the information collection requirements presented in this proposal.

    Dated: March 10, 2016.
Genger Charles,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Housing.
[FR Doc. 2016-05954 Filed 3-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P