Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 31589-31590 [2016-11909]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Approve prior meeting notes, 2. Update on ongoing projects, 3. Public comment period, 4. Review meeting schedule, 5. Proposal reviews, 6. Vote on proposals, and 7. Schedule meeting for July. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments may be sent to Natalie Stovall RAC Coordinator, 1711 S. Main Street, Yreka, California 96097; by email to nstovall@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 530–841–4571. 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AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for ‘‘Section 515 Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2006’’. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:05 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments on this Notice must be received by July 18, 2016 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Greenwalt, Special Projects Coordinator, Multi-Family Housing and Preservation and Direct Loan Division, STOP 0782—Room 1263S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Section 515 Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program. OMB Number: 0575–0190. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2016. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109– 97) provides funding for, and authorizes Rural Development to conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the Section 515 Multi-Family Housing portfolio. Section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1485) provides Rural Development the authority to make loans for low-income MultiFamily Housing and related facilities. Rural Development refers to this program as Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program. A Notice of Solicitation for Applications (NOSA) sets forth the eligibility and application requirements. Information will be collected from applicants and grant recipients by Rural Development staff in its Local, Area, State, and National Offices. This information will be used to determine applicant eligibility for this demonstration program. If an applicant proposal is selected, that applicant will be notified of the selection and given the opportunity to submit a formal application. This MPR demonstration program continues to adjust the various opportunities available to demonstrate effective methods of providing the needed financial resources not otherwise available to current owners and transferees. Using alternative forms of financing, these owners will preserve existing Agency-financed Rural Rental Housing and Farm Labor Housing and extend the property’s useful life for tenants meeting RD eligibility requirements. Since the inception of the MPR demonstration program in 2006, revisions and adjustments in the nature of the program have necessitate certain revisions in the context, formatting and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31589 use of the original forms in this package to permit RD’s ability to provide these needed financial opportunities. To meet current Agency NOSA, regulatory and industry standards, the following forms are being revised, reformatted and/or renamed in some instances to provide clarity and consistency in their practical use and application: • MPR Pre-Application • Debt Deferral Agreement • Restrictive-Use Covenant • Restrictive-Use Subordination Agreement • MPR Grant Agreement • MPR Loan and Grant Resolution (nonprofit corporation) • Restructuring Conditional Commitment (renamed: MPR Offer and Conditional Commitment) • Addendum to Debt Deferral Agreement • Subordination Agreement Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Individuals, partnerships, public and private nonprofit corporations, agencies, institutions, organizations, and Indian tribes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 11,610. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,549. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division 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 Rural Development, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Development’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, Support Services E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 31590 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Support Services Division, 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. Non-Discrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD– 3027, found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632–9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) By mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20250–9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690–7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Dated: May 13, 2016. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11909 Filed 5–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 16, 2016. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by June 20, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1944–N—Housing Preservation Grants. OMB Control Number: 0575–0115. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized to make grants to eligible applicants to provide repair and rehabilitation PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assistance so that very low- and lowincome rural residents can obtain adequate housing. Such assistance is made by grantees to very low- and lowincome persons, and to co-ops. Grant funds are used by grantees to make loans, grants, or other comparable assistance to eligible homeowners, rental unit owners, and co-ops for repair and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or minimum property standards. These grants were established by Public Law 98–181, the Housing Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the Housing Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 93–383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants. Need and Use of the Information: An applicant will submit a ‘‘Statement of Activity’’ that describes its proposed program. RHS will collect information to determine eligibility for a grant to justify its selection of the applicant for funding; to report program accomplishments and to justify and support expenditure of grant funds. RHS uses this information to determine if the grantee is complying with its grant agreement and to make decisions regarding continuing with modifying, or terminating grant assistance. If the information were not collected and presented to RHS, the Agency could not monitor the program or justify disbursement of grant funds. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,246. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 7,562. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2016)]
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[Pages 31589-31590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11909]


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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 (RHS), USDA.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
Notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program for ``Section 515 Multifamily Preservation and 
Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2006''.

DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by July 18, 2016 to be 
assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Greenwalt, Special Projects 
Coordinator, Multi-Family Housing and Preservation and Direct Loan 
Division, STOP 0782--Room 1263S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Section 515 Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization 
(MPR) Demonstration Program.
    OMB Number: 0575-0190.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2016.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 
109-97) provides funding for, and authorizes Rural Development to 
conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization 
of the Section 515 Multi-Family Housing portfolio. Section 515 of the 
Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1485) provides Rural Development the 
authority to make loans for low-income Multi-Family Housing and related 
facilities.
    Rural Development refers to this program as Multifamily 
Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program. A Notice 
of Solicitation for Applications (NOSA) sets forth the eligibility and 
application requirements. Information will be collected from applicants 
and grant recipients by Rural Development staff in its Local, Area, 
State, and National Offices. This information will be used to determine 
applicant eligibility for this demonstration program. If an applicant 
proposal is selected, that applicant will be notified of the selection 
and given the opportunity to submit a formal application.
    This MPR demonstration program continues to adjust the various 
opportunities available to demonstrate effective methods of providing 
the needed financial resources not otherwise available to current 
owners and transferees. Using alternative forms of financing, these 
owners will preserve existing Agency-financed Rural Rental Housing and 
Farm Labor Housing and extend the property's useful life for tenants 
meeting RD eligibility requirements. Since the inception of the MPR 
demonstration program in 2006, revisions and adjustments in the nature 
of the program have necessitate certain revisions in the context, 
formatting and use of the original forms in this package to permit RD's 
ability to provide these needed financial opportunities. To meet 
current Agency NOSA, regulatory and industry standards, the following 
forms are being revised, reformatted and/or renamed in some instances 
to provide clarity and consistency in their practical use and 
application:

 MPR Pre-Application
 Debt Deferral Agreement
 Restrictive-Use Covenant
 Restrictive-Use Subordination Agreement
 MPR Grant Agreement
 MPR Loan and Grant Resolution (non-profit corporation)
 Restructuring Conditional Commitment (renamed: MPR Offer and 
Conditional Commitment)
 Addendum to Debt Deferral Agreement
 Subordination Agreement

    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Individuals, partnerships, public and private non-
profit corporations, agencies, institutions, organizations, and Indian 
tribes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 11,610.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10,549.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services 
Division 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 Rural Development, including whether the information 
will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of Rural Development'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, Support Services

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Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Support Services Division, 
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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 
Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or 
administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on 
race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including 
gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital 
status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance 
program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil 
rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA 
(not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing 
deadlines vary by program or incident.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of 
communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible 
Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 
contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages 
other than English.
    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA 
Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or 
write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the 
information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint 
form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA 
by:
    (1) By mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20250-9410;
    (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Dated: May 13, 2016.
Tony Hernandez,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-11909 Filed 5-18-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P