30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems-Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations, 44315-44316 [2016-16116]

Download as PDF 44315 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices (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: June 30, 2016. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–16118 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P 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 April 26, 2016 at 81 FR 24634. A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–47] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems—Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations 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: August 8, 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 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents HUD–52675 ... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Frequency of response 3937 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Title of Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems—Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0266. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–52675. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: In accordance with 24 CFR 5.233, processing entities that administer the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation, Project-based Voucher, Project-based Section 8, Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Sections 221(d)(3) and 236 of the National Housing Act, and Section 101 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 Rent Supplement programs are required to use HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system to verify employment and income information of program participants and to reduce administrative and subsidy payment errors. The EIV system is a system of records owned by HUD, as published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2005 at 70 FR 41780 and updated on August 8, 2006 at 71 FR 45066. The Department seeks to identify families who no longer participate in a HUD rental assistance program due to Monthly .......... Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Responses per annum 47,244 Frm 00058 Burden hour per response adverse termination of tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency (PHA). In accordance with 24 CFR 982.552 and 960.203, the PHA may deny admission to a program if the family is not suitable for tenancy for reasons such as, but not limited to: Unacceptable past performance in meeting financial obligations, history of criminal activity, eviction from Federally assisted housing in the last five years, family has committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with a Federal housing program, or if a family currently owes rent or other amounts to the PHA or to another PHA in connection with a Federally assisted housing program under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Within the scope of this collection of information, HUD seeks to collect from all PHAs, the following information: 1. Amount of debt owed by a former tenant to a PHA; 2. If applicable, indication of executed repayment agreement; 3. If applicable, indication of bankruptcy filing; 4. If applicable, the reason for any adverse termination of the family from a Federally assisted housing program. This information is collected electronically from PHAs via HUD’s EIV system. This information is used by HUD to create a national repository of families that owe a debt to a PHA and/ or have been terminated from a federally assisted housing program. This national repository is available within the EIV system for all PHAs to access during the time of application for rental assistance. PHAs are able to access this information to determine a family’s suitability for rental assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to families who have previously been unable to comply with HUD program requirements. If this information is not collected, the Department is at risk of paying limited Federal dollars on behalf of families who may not be eligible to receive rental housing assistance. Furthermore, if this information is not collected, the public will perceive that there are no consequences for a family’s failure to comply with HUD program requirements. Respondents: Public Housing Agencies. Annual burden hours 0.0833 Hours or 5 minutes per family. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 26,177 07JYN1 Hourly cost per response $21.03 Annual cost $550,502.31 44316 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2016 / Notices 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: June 30, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–16116 Filed 7–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2016–N102; FXES11120100000–167–FF01E00000] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Long-Term Habitat Conservation Plan, Kauai, Hawaii Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of public scoping meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to evaluate the impacts of several alternatives relating to the requested issuance of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) to the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) that would authorize take of listed species caused by activities covered under the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Long-term Habitat Conservation Plan (KIUC srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 LTHCP). We also provide this notice to announce a public scoping period. DATES: The public scoping period begins with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will continue through September 6, 2016. The Service will consider all comments on the scope of the DEIS analysis that are received or postmarked by this date. Comments received or postmarked after this date will be considered to the extent practicable. The Service will also hold one public scoping open house, at the following time and location during the scoping period: • July 20, 2016—Kauai Community College, 3–1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766, 5 to 7 p.m. The scoping meeting will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues with Service and State staff regarding the DEIS, and provide written comments. ADDRESSES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods: • U.S. Mail: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3–122, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850. Include ‘‘KIUC HCP and scoping EIS’’ in the subject line of your request or comment. • Email: KIUCLongTermhcp@fws.gov. Include ‘‘KIUC HCP and scoping EIS’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 808–792–9580, Attn: Field Supervisor. Include ‘‘KIUC HCP and scoping EIS’’ in the subject line of the message. • Internet: You may obtain copies of this notice on the Internet at https:// www.fws.gov/pacificislands/, or from the Service’s Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office in Honolulu, Hawaii (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). We request that you send comments by only one of the methods described above. See the Public Availability of Comments section below for more information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lasha-Lynn Salbosa, by telephone at 808–792–9442, or by email at LashaLynn_Salbosa@fws.gov. Hearing or speech impaired individuals may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to evaluate the impacts of several alternatives relating to the requested issuance of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Incidental Take Permit (ITP) to the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) that would authorize take of listed species caused by activities covered under the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Long-term Habitat Conservation Plan (KIUC LTHCP). We also provide this notice to announce a public scoping period. The KIUC LTHCP is being prepared by KIUC to address the effects of its generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity on listed species within the plan area, which covers the full geographic extent of the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. KIUC anticipates requesting incidental take coverage for the endangered Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis), threatened Newell’s shearwater (Puffinus newelli), and a species proposed for listing as endangered, the band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro). These species are collectively referred to as the ‘‘Covered Species.’’ The activities covered under the KIUC LTHCP (‘‘Covered Activities’’) include construction of certain planned facilities; power line construction, reconfiguration, or undergrounding; installation and operation of streetlight fixtures at the request of State, County, or private entities; the operation and maintenance of all existing and planned KIUC facilities and infrastructure; and activities associated with the management of certain lands to mitigate for the take of Covered Species. This notice was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) (NEPA), and its implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations at 40 CFR 1506.6, and pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. We intend to prepare a DEIS to evaluate the impacts of several alternatives related to the potential issuance of an ITP under the KIUC LTHCP. KIUC intends to request a permit term of 30 years. The primary purpose of the scoping process is for the public and other agencies to assist in developing the DEIS by identifying important issues and identifying alternatives that should be considered. Background Section 9 of the ESA prohibits ‘‘take’’ of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered under section 4 (16 U.S.C. 1538 and 16 U.S.C. 1533, respectively). The ESA implementing regulations extend, under certain circumstances, the prohibition of take to threatened species (50 CFR 17.31). Under section 3 of the ESA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44315-44316]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16116]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5909-N-47]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise 
Income Verification (EIV) Systems--Debts Owed to Public Housing 
Agencies and Terminations

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: August 8, 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 April 
26, 2016 at 81 FR 24634.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification 
(EIV) Systems--Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0266.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD-52675.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: In 
accordance with 24 CFR 5.233, processing entities that administer the 
Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate 
Rehabilitation, Project-based Voucher, Project-based Section 8, Section 
202 of the Housing Act of 1959, Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez 
National Affordable Housing Act, Sections 221(d)(3) and 236 of the 
National Housing Act, and Section 101 of the Housing and Urban 
Development Act of 1965 Rent Supplement programs are required to use 
HUD's Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system to verify employment 
and income information of program participants and to reduce 
administrative and subsidy payment errors. The EIV system is a system 
of records owned by HUD, as published in the Federal Register on July 
20, 2005 at 70 FR 41780 and updated on August 8, 2006 at 71 FR 45066.
    The Department seeks to identify families who no longer participate 
in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse termination of 
tenancy and/or assistance, and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency 
(PHA). In accordance with 24 CFR 982.552 and 960.203, the PHA may deny 
admission to a program if the family is not suitable for tenancy for 
reasons such as, but not limited to: Unacceptable past performance in 
meeting financial obligations, history of criminal activity, eviction 
from Federally assisted housing in the last five years, family has 
committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in 
connection with a Federal housing program, or if a family currently 
owes rent or other amounts to the PHA or to another PHA in connection 
with a Federally assisted housing program under the U.S. Housing Act of 
1937.
    Within the scope of this collection of information, HUD seeks to 
collect from all PHAs, the following information:
    1. Amount of debt owed by a former tenant to a PHA;
    2. If applicable, indication of executed repayment agreement;
    3. If applicable, indication of bankruptcy filing;
    4. If applicable, the reason for any adverse termination of the 
family from a Federally assisted housing program.
    This information is collected electronically from PHAs via HUD's 
EIV system. This information is used by HUD to create a national 
repository of families that owe a debt to a PHA and/or have been 
terminated from a federally assisted housing program. This national 
repository is available within the EIV system for all PHAs to access 
during the time of application for rental assistance. PHAs are able to 
access this information to determine a family's suitability for rental 
assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to 
families who have previously been unable to comply with HUD program 
requirements. If this information is not collected, the Department is 
at risk of paying limited Federal dollars on behalf of families who may 
not be eligible to receive rental housing assistance. Furthermore, if 
this information is not collected, the public will perceive that there 
are no consequences for a family's failure to comply with HUD program 
requirements.
    Respondents: Public Housing Agencies.

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                             Number of                               Responses per     Burden hour per     Annual burden    Hourly cost
 Information collection     respondents     Frequency of response        annum            response             hours       per response     Annual cost
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HUD-52675...............            3937  Monthly.................          47,244  0.0833 Hours or 5             26,177          $21.03     $550,502.31
                                                                                     minutes per family.
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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: June 30, 2016.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-16116 Filed 7-6-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P