Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Teleconference, 83275-83276 [2016-27967]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2016 / Notices 4332(2)(C)). The FONSI is available for public inspection between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays in the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the docket file must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearingor speech-impaired individuals may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). Dated: November 15, 2016. Nani A. Coloretti, Deputy Secretary. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix A—Allocation of CDBG–DR Funds to Most Impacted and Distressed Areas Due to 2016 Federally Declared Disasters Thru September 29, 2016 This section describes the methods behind HUD’s allocation of $500 million in the 2016 CDBG–DR Funds. Section 145(a) of Division C of the Continuing Appropriations Act, Public Law 114–223, enacted on September 29, 2016, appropriates $500 million through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for necessary expenses for authorized activities related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster declared in 2016 and occurring prior to September 29, 2016. This section requires that funds be awarded directly to the State or unit of general local government at the discretion of the Secretary. The key underlying metric used in the allocation process is the unmet need that remains to be addressed from qualifying disasters. Although funds may be used to address infrastructure and economic revitalization needs in addition to housing, this allocation only uses unmet needs related to housing to determine the most impacted and distressed areas that are eligible for grants and then to determine the amount of funding to be made available to each grantee. HUD only uses unmet housing needs for two reasons: (1) There is very limited data on infrastructure and economic revitalization unmet needs for the largest of the eligible disasters, and (2) the total funding provided through this allocation is limited relative to need. Methods for estimating unmet housing needs. The data HUD staff have identified as being available to calculate unmet needs for qualifying disasters come from the FEMA Individual Assistance program data on housing-unit damage as of September 28, 2016. The core data on housing damage for both the unmet housing needs calculation and the concentrated damage are based on home inspection data for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program. HUD calculates ‘‘unmet VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 housing needs’’ as the number of housing units with unmet needs times the estimated cost to repair those units less repair funds already provided by FEMA, where: Each of the FEMA inspected owner units are categorized by HUD into one of five categories: Æ Minor-Low: Less than $3,000 of FEMA inspected real property damage. Æ Minor-High: $3,000 to $7,999 of FEMA inspected real property damage. Æ Major-Low: $8,000 to $14,999 of FEMA inspected real property damage. Æ Major-High: $15,000 to $28,800 of FEMA inspected real property damage and/or 4 to 6 feet of flooding on the first floor. Æ Severe: Greater than $28,800 of FEMA inspected real property damage or determined destroyed and/or 6 or more feet of flooding on the first floor. To meet the statutory requirement of ‘‘most impacted’’ in this legislative language, homes are determined to have a high level of damage if they have damage of ‘‘major-low’’ or higher. That is, they have a real property FEMA inspected damage of $8,000 or flooding over 1 foot. Furthermore, a homeowner is determined to have unmet needs if they reported damage and no insurance to cover that damage. FEMA does not inspect rental units for real property damage so personal property damage is used as a proxy for unit damage. Each of the FEMA inspected renter units are categorized by HUD into one of five categories: Æ Minor-Low: Less than $1,000 of FEMA inspected personal property damage. Æ Minor-High: $1,000 to $1,999 of FEMA inspected personal property damage. Æ Major-Low: $2,000 to $3,499 of FEMA inspected personal property damage. Æ Major-High: $3,500 to $7,499 of FEMA inspected personal property damage or 4 to 6 feet of flooding on the first floor. Æ Severe: Greater than $7,500 of FEMA inspected personal property damage or determined destroyed and/or 6 or more feet of flooding on the first floor. For rental properties, to meet the statutory requirement of ‘‘most impacted’’ in this legislative language, homes are determined to have a high level of damage if they have damage of ‘‘major-low’’ or higher. That is, they have a FEMA personal property damage assessment of $2,000 or greater or flooding over 1 foot. Furthermore, landlords are presumed to have adequate insurance coverage unless the unit is occupied by a renter with income of $20,000 or less. Units that are occupied by a tenant with income less than $20,000 are used to calculate likely unmet needs for affordable rental housing. The average cost to fully repair a home for a specific disaster to code within each of the damage categories noted above is calculated using the average real property damage repair costs determined by the Small Business Administration for its disaster loan program for the subset of homes inspected by both SBA and FEMA for 2011 to 2013 disasters. Because SBA is inspecting for full repair costs, it is presumed to reflect the full cost to repair the home, which is generally more than the FEMA estimates on the cost to make the home habitable. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83275 For each household determined to have unmet housing needs (as described above), their estimated average unmet housing need less assumed assistance from FEMA, SBA, and Insurance was calculated at $27,455 for major damage (low); $45,688 for major damage (high); and $59,493 for severe damage. Most Impacted and Distressed Designation. President Obama signed the Continuing Resolution into law on September 29, 2016 and 33 disasters had received major declarations in calendar year 2016 by that date. To meet the statutory requirement that the funds be targeted to ‘‘the most impacted or distressed areas,’’ this allocation: (1) Limits allocations to those disasters where FEMA had determined the damage was sufficient to declare the disaster as eligible to receive Individual and Households Program (IHP) funding. Only 11 of 33 disasters that were declared in 2016 have an IHP designation. (2) Limits the allocations to data from counties with high levels of damage. For this allocation, HUD is using the amount of serious unmet housing need as its measure of concentrated damage and limits the data used for the allocation only to counties exceeding a ‘‘natural break’’ in the data for their total amount of serious unmet housing needs. For the 2016 events, the serious unmet housing needs break at the county level occurs at $25 million. (3) Among disasters with data meeting the first two thresholds, HUD limits the allocation to jurisdictions that have substantially higher unmet needs than other jurisdictions. Louisiana, Texas, and West Virginia have far greater unmet needs than other jurisdictions affected by major disasters declared since January 1, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–27969 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR- 5849–N–10] Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Teleconference Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a teleconference meeting of the MHCC. The teleconference meeting is open to the public. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC. DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on December 12, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 83276 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2016 / Notices (EST). The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1–866–628–5137, and Participant Code: 4325435. To access the webinar use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/516259960. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Beck Danner, Administrator and Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9168, Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202–708–6423 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5. U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2) through implementing regulations at 41 CFR 102–3.150. The MHCC was established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5403(a)(3), as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 569). According to 42 U.S.C. 5403, as amended, the purposes of the MHCC are to: • Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards in accordance with this subsection; • Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring in accordance with subsection (b); • Be organized and carry out its business in a manner that guarantees a fair opportunity for the expression and consideration of various positions and for public participation. The MHCC is deemed an advisory committee not composed of Federal employees. Public Comment: Citizens wishing to make oral comments on the business of the MHCC are encouraged to register by or before December 8, 2016, by asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information collection Number of respondents contacting Home Innovation Research Labs, Attention: Kevin Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774; or email to: mhcc@homeinnovation.com or call 1– 888–602–4663. Written comments are encouraged. The MHCC strives to accommodate citizen comments to the extent possible within the time constraints of the meeting agenda. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. The MHCC will also provide an opportunity for public comment on specific matters before the MHCC. 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 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Comments Due Date: December 21, 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 P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna P. Guido@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person 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. Guido. 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 September 8, 2016 at 81 FR 62170. [Docket No. FR–5909–N–78] A. Overview of Information Collection Tentative Agenda: December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, (EST) I. Call to Order—Chair & Designated Federal Officer (DFO) II. Opening Remarks—Chair III. Roll Call—Administering Organization (AO) IV. Administrative Announcements— DFO and AO V. Approval of Minutes from October 25–27, MHCC Meeting VI. Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee Report: • Action Item 8: Foundation Systems Requirements in Freezing Climates VII. Open Discussion VIII. Public Comments IX. Wrap Up—DFO/AO X. Adjourn 4:00 p.m. Dated: November 16, 2016. Pamela Beck Danner, Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–27967 Filed 11–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire Complaint Intake Form Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Annual response Total responses Burden hour per response DATES: Title of Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire; and Complaint Intake Form. OMB Approval Number: 2501–0018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD Forms 4730, HUD 430SP; HUD 4731. Total annual burden hours Hourly * cost per response Total cost HUD–4730 ................... HUD–4730 SP ............. HUD–4731 ................... 650 650 500 1 1 1 650 650 500 .50 .50 .50 325 325 250 $45.00 45.00 45.00 $14,625 14,625 11,250 Total ...................... ........................ ........................ 1800 1.50 900 ........................ 40,500 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 18, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83275-83276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27967]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR- 5849-N-10]


Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee; Manufactured Housing 
Consensus Committee; Teleconference

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

ACTION: Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting: Manufactured 
Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC).

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a 
teleconference meeting of the MHCC. The teleconference meeting is open 
to the public. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to 
comment on the business before the MHCC.

DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on December 12, 2016, 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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(EST). The teleconference numbers are: U.S. toll-free: 1-866-628-5137, 
and Participant Code: 4325435. To access the webinar use the following 
link: https://zoom.us/j/516259960.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Beck Danner, Administrator and 
Designated Federal Official (DFO), Office of Manufactured Housing 
Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 9168, Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202-708-6423 
(this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing 
or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5. U.S.C. App. 
10(a)(2) through implementing regulations at 41 CFR 102-3.150. The MHCC 
was established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and 
Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5403(a)(3), as amended by the 
Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-569). 
According to 42 U.S.C. 5403, as amended, the purposes of the MHCC are 
to:
     Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to 
adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing 
construction and safety standards in accordance with this subsection;
     Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to 
adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement 
regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and 
conduct of monitoring in accordance with subsection (b);
     Be organized and carry out its business in a manner that 
guarantees a fair opportunity for the expression and consideration of 
various positions and for public participation.
    The MHCC is deemed an advisory committee not composed of Federal 
employees.
    Public Comment: Citizens wishing to make oral comments on the 
business of the MHCC are encouraged to register by or before December 
8, 2016, by contacting Home Innovation Research Labs, Attention: Kevin 
Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774; or 
email to: mhcc@homeinnovation.com or call 1-888-602-4663. Written 
comments are encouraged. The MHCC strives to accommodate citizen 
comments to the extent possible within the time constraints of the 
meeting agenda. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. The MHCC 
will also provide an opportunity for public comment on specific matters 
before the MHCC.

Tentative Agenda:

December 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, 
(EST)

I. Call to Order--Chair & Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
II. Opening Remarks--Chair
III. Roll Call--Administering Organization (AO)
IV. Administrative Announcements--DFO and AO
V. Approval of Minutes from October 25-27, MHCC Meeting
VI. Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee Report:
     Action Item 8: Foundation Systems Requirements in Freezing 
Climates
VII. Open Discussion
VIII. Public Comments
IX. Wrap Up--DFO/AO
X. Adjourn 4:00 p.m.

    Dated: November 16, 2016.
 Pamela Beck Danner,
Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-27967 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]
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