Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the 2017 American Housing Survey, 60017-60018 [2016-20956]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 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. Date: August 19, 2016. Janet M. Golrick, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2016–20954 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5915–N–08] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the 2017 American Housing Survey Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna Guido at Anna.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD will submit the proposed information collection package to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: 2017 American Housing Survey. OMB Control Number: 2528–0017. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of the American Housing Survey (AHS) is to supply the public with detailed and timely information about housing quality, housing costs, and neighborhood assets, in support of effective housing policy, programs, and markets. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z–1, 1701Z–2(g), and 1710Z–10a mandates the collection of this information. Like the previous surveys, the 2017 AHS will collect ‘‘core’’ data on subjects, such as the amount and types of changes in the housing inventory, the physical condition of the housing inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, housing costs for owners and renters, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, remodeling and repair frequency, reasons for moving, the number and characteristics of vacancies, and characteristics of resident’s neighborhood. In addition to the ‘‘core’’ data, HUD plans to collect ‘‘topical’’ data on disaster and emergency preparedness, how people commute to work and commuting costs, the causes and effects of evictions, and recent delinquent payments and notices for mortgage, rent, or utility bills. The AHS national longitudinal sample consists of approximately 92,000 housing units, and includes oversample PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60017 from the 15 largest metropolitan areas, approximately 5,250 HUD-assisted housing units, and approximately 6,000 ‘‘bridge sample’’ housing units. The bridge sample will allow for estimation of longitudinal changes between 2013, 2015, when the AHS introduced a new sample, and 2017. The bridge sample will also facilitate analyses of the impact of survey design changes on 2017 AHS estimates. In addition to the national longitudinal sample, HUD plans to conduct 15 metropolitan area samples, each with approximately 3,000 housing units (for a total 45,000 metropolitan area housing units). To help reduce respondent burden on households in the longitudinal sample, the 2017 AHS will make use of dependent interviewing techniques, which will decrease the number of questions asked. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities. HUD needs the AHS data for two important uses. 1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. 2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Members of affected public: Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 137,000. Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time every two years. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 91,333. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. The total estimated cost is $67,600,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1 et seq. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice solicits comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 60018 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices 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 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 17, 2016. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2016–20956 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [16X.LLWO320000.L13200000.PP0000] Renewal of Approved Information Collection; OMB Control No. 1004– 0073 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the collection of information that enables the BLM to manage Federal coal resources in accordance with applicable statutes. The OMB previously approved this information collection activity, and assigned it control number 1004–0073. DATES: The OMB is required to respond to this information collection request within 60 days but may respond after 30 days. For maximum consideration, written comments should be received on or before September 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior (OMB #1004– 0073), Office of Management and mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, fax 202–395–5806, or by electronic mail at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please provide a copy of your comments to the BLM. You may do so via mail, fax, or electronic mail. Mail: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134LM, Attention: Jean Sonneman, Washington, DC 20240. Fax: To Jean Sonneman at 202–245– 0050. Electronic mail: Jean_Sonneman@blm.gov. Please indicate ‘‘Attn: 1004–0073’’ regardless of the form of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Radden-Lesage, at 202–912–7116. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339, to leave a message for Mr. Radden-Lesage. You may also review the information collection request online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 provide that an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Until OMB approves a collection of information, you are not obligated to respond. In order to obtain and renew an OMB control number, Federal agencies are required to seek public comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d) and 1320.12(a)). As required at 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the BLM published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register on March 30, 2016 (81 FR 17732), and the comment period ended May 31, 2016. The BLM received one comment. The comment did not address, and was not germane to, this information collection. It consisted of a general invective against the government and the BLM. Therefore, the BLM has no response to the comment. The BLM now invites comments on the following subjects: 1. Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper functioning of the BLM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. The accuracy of the BLM’s estimate of the burden of collecting the information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. The quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. How to minimize the information collection burden on those who are to PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other forms of information technology. Please send comments as directed under ADDRESSES and DATES. Please refer to OMB control number 1004–0073 in your correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, 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. The following information pertains to this request: Title: Coal Management (43 CFR parts 3400 through 3480). OMB Control Number: 1004–0073. Summary: This collection enables the BLM to learn the extent and qualities of Federal coal resources; evaluate the environmental impacts of coal leasing and development; determine the qualifications of prospective lessees to acquire and hold Federal coal leases; and ensure lessee compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and lease terms and conditions. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Forms: • Form 3440–1, Application and License to Mine Coal (Free Use); and • Form 3400–12, Coal Lease. Description of Respondents: • Applicants for, and holders of, coal exploration licenses; • Applicants/bidders for, and holders of, coal leases; • Applicants for, and holders of, licenses to mine coal; and • Surface owners and State and tribal governments whose lands overlie coal deposits. Estimated Annual Responses: 1,017. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 19,897. Estimated Annual Non-Hour Burdens: $943,153 in document processing fees. Jean Sonneman, Bureau of Land Management, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21080 Filed 8–29–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60017-60018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20956]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5915-N-08]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on 
the 2017 American Housing Survey

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 31, 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna Guido at 
Anna.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Guido.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD will submit the proposed information 
collection package to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: 2017 American Housing Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 2528-0017.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
purpose of the American Housing Survey (AHS) is to supply the public 
with detailed and timely information about housing quality, housing 
costs, and neighborhood assets, in support of effective housing policy, 
programs, and markets. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z-1, 
1701Z-2(g), and 1710Z-10a mandates the collection of this information.
    Like the previous surveys, the 2017 AHS will collect ``core'' data 
on subjects, such as the amount and types of changes in the housing 
inventory, the physical condition of the housing inventory, the 
characteristics of the occupants, housing costs for owners and renters, 
the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, 
remodeling and repair frequency, reasons for moving, the number and 
characteristics of vacancies, and characteristics of resident's 
neighborhood.
    In addition to the ``core'' data, HUD plans to collect ``topical'' 
data on disaster and emergency preparedness, how people commute to work 
and commuting costs, the causes and effects of evictions, and recent 
delinquent payments and notices for mortgage, rent, or utility bills.
    The AHS national longitudinal sample consists of approximately 
92,000 housing units, and includes oversample from the 15 largest 
metropolitan areas, approximately 5,250 HUD-assisted housing units, and 
approximately 6,000 ``bridge sample'' housing units. The bridge sample 
will allow for estimation of longitudinal changes between 2013, 2015, 
when the AHS introduced a new sample, and 2017. The bridge sample will 
also facilitate analyses of the impact of survey design changes on 2017 
AHS estimates. In addition to the national longitudinal sample, HUD 
plans to conduct 15 metropolitan area samples, each with approximately 
3,000 housing units (for a total 45,000 metropolitan area housing 
units).
    To help reduce respondent burden on households in the longitudinal 
sample, the 2017 AHS will make use of dependent interviewing 
techniques, which will decrease the number of questions asked.
    Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and 
Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative 
branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy 
initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use 
AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their 
respective communities.
    HUD needs the AHS data for two important uses.
    1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among 
housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing 
conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and 
the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, 
such as first-time home buyers and the elderly.
    2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD 
programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
    Members of affected public: Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 137,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time every two years.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 91,333.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that 
of their time. The total estimated cost is $67,600,000.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, 
U.S.C., Section 1701z-1 et seq.

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice solicits comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of

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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 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 17, 2016.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-20956 Filed 8-30-16; 8:45 am]
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