60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Uniform Physical Standards & Physical Inspection Requirements, 54819-54820 [2016-19637]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC). OMB Approval Number: 2577–0274. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: None—all information collected electronically. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department has recognized the need for improving energy efficiency in affordable housing and has prioritized this in Agency Priority Goal #4, Measure #13. The energy efficiency data collected through EPIC gives the Department a more comprehensive dataset regarding energy efficiency. The EPIC data system will gradually automate the collection of the five year plan and annual statement forms from grantees. These are required forms presently collected in hard copy on Forms HUD 50075.1 and HUD 50075.2 under collection OMB control number 2577–0226. These forms also collect data on the eventual, actual use of funds; this data will be gradually collected electronically through the EPIC data system as well. Electronic collection will enable the Department to aggregate information about the way grantees are using Federal funding. Additionally, PHA grantees will be able to submit Replacement Housing Factor fund plans, the mechanism by which PHAs are allowed to accumulate special funds received based on units removed from the inventory from year to year. This information is presently collected in hard copy at the field office level; the EPIC data system will automate and centralize this collection in order to streamline the process and improve transparency. Furthermore, the EPIC data system will be loaded with Physical Needs Assessment (‘‘PNA’’) data. This data being in the system coupled with the electronic planning process will streamline grantee planning. The EPIC data system will collect information about the Energy Performance Contract (‘‘EPC’’) process, including the energy efficiency improvements. As the Department moves to shrink its energy footprint in spite of rising energy costs, clear and comprehensive data on this process will be crucial to its success. Finally, the Department has prioritized in Agency Performance Goal #2, Measure #5 making housing more available for more families. In the light of the recent housing crisis, this goal has become simultaneously more challenging and more important. Tracking of the use of Federal funds paid through the Public VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 54819 Housing Capital Fund, the only Federal funding stream dedicated to the capital needs of the nation’s last resort housing option, is crucial to understanding how the Department can properly and efficiently assist grantees in meeting this goal as well as assessing the Department’s own progress. The EPIC data system will track development of Public Housing with Federal funds and through other means, including mixedfinance development. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Members of Affected Public: State, Local or Local Governments and Non-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,150. Estimated Number of Responses: 31,800 annual responses. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 2.19. Total Estimated Burdens: 69,645 hours. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT B. Solicitation of Public Comment 2016. 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: August 9, 2016. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–19641 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FR–5913–N–19] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Uniform Physical Standards & Physical Inspection Requirements Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: October 17, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Messner, Program Analyst, Program Administration Office: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email harry.messner@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–2626. 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. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 54820 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Uniform Physical Standards & Physical Inspection Requirements. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0369. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: All multifamily properties owned by HUD or with HUD-insured mortgages must be inspected regularly to ensure that they are maintained in a condition that is decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repairs. Respondents: Affected public. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,125. Estimated Number of Responses: 12,125. Frequency of Response: Annual. Average Hours per Response: 6. Total Estimated Burden: 26,706. 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 9, 2016. Janet M. Golrick, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2016–19637 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Aug 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–567 (Advisory Opinion Proceeding)] Certain Foam Footwear; Institution of an Advisory Opinion Proceeding U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding in the above-captioned investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2310. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on May 11, 2006, based on a complaint, as amended, filed by Crocs, Inc. (‘‘Crocs’’) of Niwot, Colorado. 71 FR 27514–15 (May 11, 2006). The complaint alleged, inter alia, violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain foam footwear, by reason of infringement of claims 1–2 of U.S. Patent No. 6,993,858 (‘‘the ’858 patent’’) and U.S. Patent No. D517,789 (‘‘the ’789 patent’’). The notice of investigation named several respondents including Double Diamond Distribution Ltd. (‘‘Double Diamond’’) of Saskatoon, Canada. On July 25, 2008, the Commission issued its final determination finding no violation of section 337 based on noninfringement and non-satisfaction of the technical prong of the domestic industry SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 requirement with respect to the ’789 patent, and invalidity of the ’858 patent as obvious under 35 U.S.C. 103. 73 FR 45073–74 (Aug. 1, 2008). On July 15, 2011, after an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and subsequent remand vacating the Commission’s previous finding of no violation, the Commission found a violation of section 337 based on infringement of the asserted claims of the patents and issued a general exclusion order and, inter alia, a cease and desist order directed against Double Diamond. 76 FR 43723–24 (July 21, 2011). On July 12, 2016, Double Diamond and U.S.A. Dawgs, Inc. (‘‘USA Dawgs’’) of Las Vegas, Nevada (collectively, the ‘‘requesters’’) petitioned for institution of an advisory opinion proceeding as to whether their Fleece Dawgs footwear is covered by the general exclusion order or cease and desist order directed against Double Diamond. No responses were filed. The Commission has determined that requesters’ petition complies with the requirements for institution of an advisory opinion proceeding under Commission Rule 210.79 to determine whether their Fleece Dawgs footwear infringes the ’789 patent or claims 1 or 2 of the ’858 patent. Accordingly, the Commission has determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding and refer requesters’ petition to the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’). The parties will furnish OUII with information as requested, and OUII shall investigate and issue a report to the Commission within ninety (90) days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Commission will issue an advisory opinion within 45 days of receipt of OUII’s written report. The following entities are named as parties to the proceeding: (1) Crocs; (2) Double Diamond; and (3) USA Dawgs. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in sections 335 and 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1335, 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By Order of the Commission. Issued: August 11, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–19561 Filed 8–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 159 (Wednesday, August 17, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54819-54820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19637]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5913-N-19]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Uniform 
Physical Standards & Physical Inspection Requirements

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 17, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 
202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information. 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Messner, Program Analyst, 
Program Administration Office: Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email 
harry.messner@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-2626. 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.

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A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Uniform Physical Standards & 
Physical Inspection Requirements.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0369.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: All 
multifamily properties owned by HUD or with HUD-insured mortgages must 
be inspected regularly to ensure that they are maintained in a 
condition that is decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repairs.
    Respondents: Affected public.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,125.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 12,125.
    Frequency of Response: Annual.
    Average Hours per Response: 6.
    Total Estimated Burden: 26,706.

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: August 9, 2016.
Janet M. Golrick,
Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing--Associate 
Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2016-19637 Filed 8-16-16; 8:45 am]
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