60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Closeout Instruction for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, 40590-40592 [2017-18098]

Download as PDF 40590 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices Dated: July 27, 2017. Ralph Gaines, Principal Deputy Assistant for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2017–18100 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5998–N–09] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Closeout Instruction for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 24, 2017. 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 tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Castle, CPD Specialist, OBGA, SUMMARY: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email James R. Castle at James.r.castle@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–2696. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Castle. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Closeout instructions for CDBG Programs. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0193. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD 7082-Funding Approval Form. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The closeout instructions apply to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs (State CDBG Program, CDBG Disaster Recovery Supplemental Funding, CDBG-Recovery Act (CDBG– R)) and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP) 1, 2, & 3. Section 570.509 of the CDBG regulations contains the grant closeout criteria for Entitlement jurisdictions when HUD determines, in consultation with the recipients that a grant can be closed. The State CDBG program does not have a regulatory requirement for closeouts but has relied on administrative guidance. This is also true for the NSP, CDBG Disaster Recovery and CDBG–R programs administrated by the state. States will use the Notice as a vehicle to verify that State CDBG funds have been properly spent before a grant may be officially closed. The HUD field office will prepare and send a closeout package that includes a transmittal letter, grant closeout agreement, grantee closeout certification and a closeout checklist to the grantee via email or standard mail. The information in the closeout package will assist the Department in determining whether all requirements of the contract between the Department and the Grantee have been completed. The HUD 7082 Funding Approval Form The Grant Agreement between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Grantee is made pursuant to the authority of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.). HUD will make the funding assistance as specified to the grantee upon execution of the Agreement. Respondents (i.e., affected public): This information collection applies to all States, Entitlement jurisdictions, Insular Areas, non-entitlement counties in Hawaii and those non-entitlement counties directly funded by NSP 3 and CDBG–DR. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Estimated Number of Responses: The estimated combined number of respondents is 3,294 for the grant closeout task and for the HUD 7082 funding approval form. The proposed frequency of the response to the collection of information is annual to initiate the grant closeout reporting and submission of the funding approval agreement. The total annual reporting for grant closeout is estimated at 2,602.77 hours for 1,728 grant recipients. The annual submission of the HUD 7082 funding approval form is estimated at 468.5 hours for 1,566 grant recipients. Frequency of Response: At time of closeout. Average Hours per Response: 6.23. Total Estimated Burdens: 2,602.77 hours. GRANT CLOSEOUT Number of respondents Grant program closeout task Annual frequency per response Burden hours per response Total burden hours sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES State CDBG States ................................................................................................... CDBG–R .......................................................................................................... Disaster 1 .......................................................................................................... NSP 2 ................................................................................................................ 50 50 31 51 1 .33 1 1 3 3 3 3 150 49.5 93 153 States Total .............................................................................................. 182 3.33 12 445.5 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40591 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices GRANT CLOSEOUT—Continued Annual frequency per response Number of respondents Grant program closeout task Burden hours per response Total burden hours Nonentitlement Counties in Hawaii CDBG–R .......................................................................................................... 3 .33 3 2.97 Counties in Hawaii Total ........................................................................... 3 .33 3 2.97 Disaster ............................................................................................................ NSP 2 ................................................................................................................ CDBG/R ........................................................................................................... 27 288 1175 1 1 .33 3 3 3 81 864 1163.25 Entitlement Total ....................................................................................... 1491 2.33 9 2,108.25 Entitlement Jurisdictions Nonentitlement Direct Grantees Disaster ............................................................................................................ NSP 3 .............................................................................................................. 1 31 1 .25 3 3 3.00 23.25 Nonentitlement Total ................................................................................ 32 1.25 6 26.25 Non-Profit and Quasi-Public Direct Grantees Responsibilities NSP 2 .............................................................................................................. 20 .33 3 19.8 Non-Profits and Quasi-public Total .......................................................... 20 .33 3 19.8 Grant Closeout Total ......................................................................... 1,728 7.57 33 2,602.77 1 Disaster 2 NSP recovery funds are contingent upon if the President declared a major disaster and Congress provided a supplemental appropriation. includes 1, 2, & 3 unless otherwise specified. FUNDING APPROVAL/AGREEMENT 7082 FORM Annual frequency per response Number of respondents Funding approval/agreement form for grant programs Burden hours per response Total burden hours State CDBG State ..................................................................................................... Disaster 1 .......................................................................................................... NSP–3 .............................................................................................................. 50 31 51 1 1 1 .25 .25 .25 12.5 7.75 12.75 State Total ................................................................................................ 132 3 .75 33 Nonentitlement Counties in Hawaii CDBG–R .......................................................................................................... 3 1 .25 .75 Counties in Hawaii Total ........................................................................... 3 1 .25 .75 Disaster ............................................................................................................ CDBG/R ........................................................................................................... NSP–3 .............................................................................................................. 27 1,175 197 1 1 1 3 .25 .25 81.00 293.75 49.25 Entitlement Total ....................................................................................... 1,399 3 3.50 424 Entitlement Jurisdictions sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Nonentitlement Direct Grantees Disaster ............................................................................................................ NSP3 ................................................................................................................ 1 31 1 1 3 .25 3 7.75 Nonentitlement Direct Grantees Total ...................................................... 32 1 3.25 10.75 Funding Approval Total ..................................................................... 1,566 7 7.75 468.5 1 Disaster recovery funds are contingent upon if the President declared a major disaster and Congress provided a supplemental appropriation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40592 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices B. Solicitation of Public Comment FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: 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; (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: July 27, 2017. Ralph Gaines, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2017–18098 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–45] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgagee’s Application for Partial Settlement (Multifamily Mortgage) Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD 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 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 25, 2017. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Inez C. Downs, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Inez. C.Downs@hud.gov, or telephone 202– 402–8046. 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. Downs. 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 May 19, 2017 at 82 FR 23062. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Multifamily Mortgagee’s Application for Partial Settlement (Multifamily Mortgage). OMB Approval Number: 2502–0427. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–2737. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This information collected on the subject form, HUD–2537 (Mortgagee’s Application for Partial SettlementMultifamily Mortgage), provides the required information to determine the partial amount. This amount is computed in accordance with the foregoing statutory provisions and regulations promulgated there under in 24 CFR 207 (B), Contracts Rights and Obligations. Respondents (i.e. Affected Public): Business or other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 115. Estimated Number of Responses: 115. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 29. Total Estimated Burden: 29. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: July 28, 2017. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–18096 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–44] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program, Phase II Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 25, 2017. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40590-40592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18098]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5998-N-09]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Closeout 
Instruction for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, 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 24, 2017.

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: James R. Castle, CPD Specialist, OBGA, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410; email James R. Castle at James.r.castle@hud.gov 
or telephone 202-402-2696. 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 
Mr. Castle.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Closeout instructions for CDBG 
Programs.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0193.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD 7082-Funding Approval Form.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The 
closeout instructions apply to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 
programs (State CDBG Program, CDBG Disaster Recovery Supplemental 
Funding, CDBG-Recovery Act (CDBG-R)) and Neighborhood Stabilization 
Programs (NSP) 1, 2, & 3. Section 570.509 of the CDBG regulations 
contains the grant closeout criteria for Entitlement jurisdictions when 
HUD determines, in consultation with the recipients that a grant can be 
closed. The State CDBG program does not have a regulatory requirement 
for closeouts but has relied on administrative guidance. This is also 
true for the NSP, CDBG Disaster Recovery and CDBG-R programs 
administrated by the state. States will use the Notice as a vehicle to 
verify that State CDBG funds have been properly spent before a grant 
may be officially closed. The HUD field office will prepare and send a 
closeout package that includes a transmittal letter, grant closeout 
agreement, grantee closeout certification and a closeout checklist to 
the grantee via email or standard mail. The information in the closeout 
package will assist the Department in determining whether all 
requirements of the contract between the Department and the Grantee 
have been completed.

The HUD 7082 Funding Approval Form

    The Grant Agreement between the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD) and the Grantee is made pursuant to the authority of 
Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as 
amended, (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.). HUD will make the funding assistance 
as specified to the grantee upon execution of the Agreement.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): This information collection 
applies to all States, Entitlement jurisdictions, Insular Areas, non-
entitlement counties in Hawaii and those non-entitlement counties 
directly funded by NSP 3 and CDBG-DR.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Estimated Number of Responses: The 
estimated combined number of respondents is 3,294 for the grant 
closeout task and for the HUD 7082 funding approval form. The proposed 
frequency of the response to the collection of information is annual to 
initiate the grant closeout reporting and submission of the funding 
approval agreement. The total annual reporting for grant closeout is 
estimated at 2,602.77 hours for 1,728 grant recipients. The annual 
submission of the HUD 7082 funding approval form is estimated at 468.5 
hours for 1,566 grant recipients.
    Frequency of Response: At time of closeout.
    Average Hours per Response: 6.23.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 2,602.77 hours.

                                                 Grant Closeout
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                                                                      Annual
           Grant program closeout task               Number of     frequency per   Burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents      response      per response        hours
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                                                      State
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CDBG States.....................................              50               1               3             150
CDBG-R..........................................              50             .33               3            49.5
Disaster \1\....................................              31               1               3              93
NSP \2\.........................................              51               1               3             153
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    States Total................................             182            3.33              12           445.5
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                                        Nonentitlement Counties in Hawaii
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CDBG-R..........................................               3             .33               3            2.97
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    Counties in Hawaii Total....................               3             .33               3            2.97
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                                            Entitlement Jurisdictions
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Disaster........................................              27               1               3              81
NSP \2\.........................................             288               1               3             864
CDBG/R..........................................            1175             .33               3         1163.25
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Entitlement Total...........................            1491            2.33               9        2,108.25
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                                         Nonentitlement Direct Grantees
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Disaster........................................               1               1               3            3.00
NSP 3...........................................              31             .25               3           23.25
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    Nonentitlement Total........................              32            1.25               6           26.25
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                          Non-Profit and Quasi-Public Direct Grantees Responsibilities
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NSP 2...........................................              20             .33               3            19.8
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Non-Profits and Quasi-public Total..........              20             .33               3            19.8
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Grant Closeout Total....................           1,728            7.57              33        2,602.77
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\1\ Disaster recovery funds are contingent upon if the President declared a major disaster and Congress provided
  a supplemental appropriation.
\2\ NSP includes 1, 2, & 3 unless otherwise specified.


                                      Funding Approval/Agreement 7082 Form
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                                                                      Annual
    Funding approval/agreement form for grant        Number of     frequency per   Burden hours    Total burden
                    programs                        respondents      response      per response        hours
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                                                      State
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CDBG State......................................              50               1             .25            12.5
Disaster \1\....................................              31               1             .25            7.75
NSP-3...........................................              51               1             .25           12.75
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    State Total.................................             132               3             .75              33
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                                        Nonentitlement Counties in Hawaii
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CDBG-R..........................................               3               1             .25             .75
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Counties in Hawaii Total....................               3               1             .25             .75
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                                            Entitlement Jurisdictions
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Disaster........................................              27               1               3           81.00
CDBG/R..........................................           1,175               1             .25          293.75
NSP-3...........................................             197               1             .25           49.25
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Entitlement Total...........................           1,399               3            3.50             424
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                                         Nonentitlement Direct Grantees
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Disaster........................................               1               1               3               3
NSP3............................................              31               1             .25            7.75
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Nonentitlement Direct Grantees Total........              32               1            3.25           10.75
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Funding Approval Total..................           1,566               7            7.75           468.5
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\1\ Disaster recovery funds are contingent upon if the President declared a major disaster and Congress provided
  a supplemental appropriation.


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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;
    (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: July 27, 2017.
Ralph Gaines,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2017-18098 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P