30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certified Housing Counselor Registration, 22297-22298 [2016-08777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices produced for all FMR areas. The tables showing the Renewal Funding Inflation Factors available electronically from the HUD data information page list the inflation factors for each FMR area and are created on a state by state basis. The inflation factors use the same OMB metropolitan area definitions, as revised by HUD, that are used in the FY 2016 FMRs. To make certain that they are referencing the correct inflation factors, PHAs should refer to the Area Definitions Table on the following Web page: http://www.huduser.org/portal/ datasets/rfif/FY2016/FY2016_RFIF_ FMR_AREA_REPORT.pdf. The Area Definitions Table lists areas in alphabetical order by state, and the counties associated with each area. In the six New England states, the listings are for counties or parts of counties as defined by towns or cities. V. Environmental Impact This notice involves a statutorily required establishment of a rate or cost determination which does not constitute a development decision affecting the physical condition of specific project areas or building sites. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6), this notice is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321). Dated: April 8, 2016. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2016–08780 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–29] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certified Housing Counselor Registration 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: May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 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, QMAC, 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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 9, 2015 at 80 FR 61224. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Certified Housing Counselor Registration. OMB Approval Number: 2502—New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Pursuant to Section 1445 of the Dodd-Frank Act, all individuals providing homeownership or rental housing counseling related to HUD programs must be HUD-certified housing counselors. To become certified, a housing counselor must pass a written examination. HUD established a Housing Counselor Certification Exam and training program, as mandated by Subtitle D of title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (July 21, 2010)) (Dodd-Frank Act), and created a Web site for individuals to register for the examination and training. To track individuals using the training, successful passage of the examination, and eligibility for certification, the Web site has a registration requirement. Registration through HUD’s certification contractor’s Web site for the on-line training will require name, city, state, telephone number, email address, occupation, if employer is a HUD- PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22297 participating housing counseling agency, and a HUD’s Housing Counseling System number. Registration for the practice and certification examinations through this system will require, in addition to the information for general registration, a full mailing address, social security number, language(s) spoken by the counselor when providing counseling servicing, and optional demographic data (race, ethnicity, gender). Collection of social security numbers is required for linking the individual’s information to HUD’s FHA Connection system, so HUD can verify applicants are employed by participating agencies. HUD estimates the collection of this information to average five minutes for each individual that registers for the on-line training, practice examination, and certification examination. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1,700 hours per year. Respondents: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,700. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,567. Frequency of Response: Once. Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes (.25). Total Estimated Burdens: 892 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. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 22298 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices Dated: April 12, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–08777 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2016–N063; FXES1112040000–167–FF04EF2000] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan and Associated Documents; Indian River County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment/information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of an incidental take permit (ITP) application and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Remington Stewart, LLP (applicant), requests an ITP under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The applicant’s HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the Florida scrub-jay. We invite written comments on the ITP application and HCP. DATES: Written comments on the ITP application and HCP should be sent to the South Florida Ecological Services Office (see ADDRESSES) and should be received on or before May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on how to submit your comments on the ITP application and HCP. You may obtain a copy of the ITP application and HCP by writing the South Florida Ecological Services Office, Attn: Permit number TE90853B–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In addition, we will make the ITP application and HCP available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ted Martin, Wildlife Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Office, Vero Beach, FL (see ADDRESSES); telephone: 772–562–3909, extension 232. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce the availability of an ITP application and HCP. Remington Stewart, LLP (applicant), requests an asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 ITP under the Act. The applicant proposes to construct two commercial buildings with associated infrastructure (project) at the southwest corner of US– 1 and Jackson Street in Sebastian, Florida, and more specifically at: Latitude 27°49′38.44″ N. and longitude ¥80°28′40.12″ W. Site preparation and construction will result in the permanent alteration of 2.21 acres of suitable Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and caching habitat that is within an occupied scrub-jay territory. The applicant’s HCP describes the minimization and mitigation measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the scrub jay. Applicant’s Proposed Project We received an application from the applicant for an ITP, along with a proposed HCP. The applicant requests a 10-year permit under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant proposes to construct two commercial buildings with associated infrastructure (project). Site preparation and construction will result in the permanent alteration of 2.21 acres of suitable Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) foraging and caching habitat that is within an occupied scrub-jay territory. The applicant proposes the contribution of $126,676.56 to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to satisfy mitigation requirements. A receipt from TNC will be provided to the Service. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including the mitigation measures, will individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, our proposed issuance of the requested incidental take permit qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, as provided by Department of the Interior implementing regulations in part 46 of title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (43 CFR 46.205, 46.210, and 46.215). We base our determination that issuance of the ITP qualifies as a low-effect action on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) Implementation of the project would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts of the project, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. The applicants’ proposed project qualifies as a ‘‘loweffect’’ project, as more fully explained in our environmental action statement and associated Low Effect Screening Form. This preliminary determination may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Public Comment If you wish to comment on the ITP application and HCP, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods: Email: TedMartin@fws.gov. Use ‘‘Attn: Permit number TE90853B–0’’ as your message subject line. Fax: Ted Martin, (772) 562–4288, Attn: Permit number TE90853B–0. U.S. mail: Ted Martin, Wildlife Biologist, South Florida Ecological Services Field Office, Attn: Permit number TE90853B–0, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1339 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960–3559. In-person drop-off: You may drop off information during regular business hours at the above office address. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meet the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue the ITP. If it is determined that the requirements of the Act are met, the ITP will be issued. Authority We provide this notice under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22297-22298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08777]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5909-N-29]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certified 
Housing Counselor Registration

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: May 16, 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: 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, QMAC, 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.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 
9, 2015 at 80 FR 61224.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Certified Housing Counselor 
Registration.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502--New.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Pursuant to Section 1445 of the Dodd-Frank Act, all individuals 
providing homeownership or rental housing counseling related to HUD 
programs must be HUD-certified housing counselors. To become certified, 
a housing counselor must pass a written examination. HUD established a 
Housing Counselor Certification Exam and training program, as mandated 
by Subtitle D of title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (July 21, 
2010)) (Dodd-Frank Act), and created a Web site for individuals to 
register for the examination and training. To track individuals using 
the training, successful passage of the examination, and eligibility 
for certification, the Web site has a registration requirement. 
Registration through HUD's certification contractor's Web site for the 
on-line training will require name, city, state, telephone number, 
email address, occupation, if employer is a HUD-participating housing 
counseling agency, and a HUD's Housing Counseling System number. 
Registration for the practice and certification examinations through 
this system will require, in addition to the information for general 
registration, a full mailing address, social security number, 
language(s) spoken by the counselor when providing counseling 
servicing, and optional demographic data (race, ethnicity, gender). 
Collection of social security numbers is required for linking the 
individual's information to HUD's FHA Connection system, so HUD can 
verify applicants are employed by participating agencies. HUD estimates 
the collection of this information to average five minutes for each 
individual that registers for the on-line training, practice 
examination, and certification examination. Public reporting burden for 
this collection of information is estimated to average 1,700 hours per 
year.
    Respondents: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,700.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,567.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes (.25).
    Total Estimated Burdens: 892 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.


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    Dated: April 12, 2016.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-08777 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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