30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Discrimination Information Form (“HUD-903.1”), 43995-43996 [2017-19941]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 56,000 Respondents × (.50) 30 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 28,000 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $0. Dated: September 14, 2017. Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–19974 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–52] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Discrimination Information Form (‘‘HUD–903.1’’) 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. sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DATES: Comment Due Date: October 20, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Inez C. Downs, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Inez C. Downs at Inez.C.Downs@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–8046. 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 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 July 7, 2017 at 82 FR 31618. ADDRESSES: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Discrimination Information Form (‘‘HUD–903.1’’). OMB Approval Number: 2529–0011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approval information collection. Form Number: Form HUD–903.1 (English), Form HUD–903.1A (Spanish), Form HUD–903.1B (Chinese), Form HUD–903.1C (Arabic), Form HUD– 903.1F (Vietnamese), Form HUD– 903.1CAM (Cambodian), Form HUD– 903.1KOR (Korean), Form HUD– 903.1RUS (Russian), and Form HUD– 903–1_(Somali). Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD uses the Housing Discrimination Information Form HUD–903.1 (Form) to collect pertinent information from persons wishing to file housing discrimination complaints with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, occupancy, advertising, or insuring of residential dwellings; or to discriminate in residential real estate-related transactions; or in the provision of brokerage services, based on race, color, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43995 religion, sex, handicap [disability], familial status, or national origin. Any person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice, or any person who believes that he or she will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur, may file a complaint with HUD not later than one year after the alleged discriminatory housing practice occurs or terminates. The Form promotes consistency in the collection of information necessary to contact persons who file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. It also aids in the collection of information necessary for initial assessments of HUD’s authority to investigate alleged discriminatory housing practices under the Fair Housing Act. This information may subsequently be provided to persons against whom complaints are filed [‘‘respondents’’], as required under section 810(a)(1)(B)(ii) of the Fair Housing Act. Respondents (i.e., affected public): Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of responses: During FY 2016, HUD staff received approximately 14,216 information submissions from persons wishing to file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. Telephone contacts accounted for 1,548 of this total. The remaining 12,668 complaint submissions were transmitted to HUD by mail, in-person, by email, and via the Internet. HUD estimates that an aggrieved person requires approximately 45 minutes in which to complete this Form. The Form is completed once by each aggrieved person. Therefore, the total number of annual burden hours for this Form is 9,501 hours. 12,668 × 1 (frequency) × .45 minutes (.75 hours) = 9,501 hours. Annualized cost burden to complainants: HUD does not provide postage-paid mailers for this information collection. Accordingly, persons who choose to submit this Form to HUD by mail must pay the prevailing cost of First Class Postage. As of the date of this Notice, the annualized cost burden per person, based on a one-time submission of this Form to HUD via First Class Postage, is Forty-Nine Cents ($0.49) per person. During FY 2016, FHEO staff received approximately 3,450 submissions of potential complaint information by mail. Based E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 43996 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices on this number, HUD estimates that the total annualized cost burden for aggrieved persons who submit this Form to HUD by mail is $1,690.50. Aggrieved persons also may submit this Form to HUD in person, by facsimile, by email, or electronically via the Internet. Status of the proposed information collection: Renewal of a currently approved collection of pertinent information from persons wishing to file Fair Housing Act complaints with HUD. B. Solicitation of Public Comment Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. [FR Doc. 2017–19941 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. [Docket No. FR–5997–N–54] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the: ConnectHome Expansion Data Collection 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. SUMMARY: 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 using 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. Dated: September 13, 2017. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DATES: Comments Due Date: October 20, 2017. 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. 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 202–402–5535. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: ConnectHome Expansion Data Collection. OMB Approval Number: 2528– Pending. Type of Request: New collection. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this effort is to support communities who ‘‘take-up’’ the ConnectHome Challenge to close the digital divide among HUD-assisted households. The ConnectHome Challenge will call on Mayors, County Executives, Tribal Leaders, Housing Agencies and other Housing Providers, and other community leaders to agree to close the digital divide among HUDassisted households. In signing on to The ConnectHome Challenge, a community is committing, among other things, to: (1) Establish (possibly in collaboration with their local knowledge institutions) baseline estimates of the percent of HUD-assisted households with in-home high-speed Internet that is not reliant on a smartphone; (2) collaborate with local stakeholders to establish performance targets for increasing in-home highspeed Internet adoption; (3) establish and share with HUD the local strategies for achieving in-home high-speed Internet adoption targets; and (4) develop and execute an implementation plan and share progress with HUD. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43995-43996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19941]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5997-N-52]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing 
Discrimination Information Form (``HUD-903.1'')

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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 30 days of public comment.

DATES: Comment Due Date: October 20, 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: Inez C. Downs, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Inez C. Downs at 
Inez.C.Downs@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-8046. 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. 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 July 7, 
2017 at 82 FR 31618.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Housing Discrimination Information 
Form (``HUD-903.1'').
    OMB Approval Number: 2529-0011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approval information 
collection.
    Form Number: Form HUD-903.1 (English), Form HUD-903.1A (Spanish), 
Form HUD-903.1B (Chinese), Form HUD-903.1C (Arabic), Form HUD-903.1F 
(Vietnamese), Form HUD-903.1CAM (Cambodian), Form HUD-903.1KOR 
(Korean), Form HUD-903.1RUS (Russian), and Form HUD-903-1_(Somali).
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 
uses the Housing Discrimination Information Form HUD-903.1 (Form) to 
collect pertinent information from persons wishing to file housing 
discrimination complaints with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The Fair 
Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, 
occupancy, advertising, or insuring of residential dwellings; or to 
discriminate in residential real estate-related transactions; or in the 
provision of brokerage services, based on race, color, religion, sex, 
handicap [disability], familial status, or national origin.
    Any person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory 
housing practice, or any person who believes that he or she will be 
injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur, 
may file a complaint with HUD not later than one year after the alleged 
discriminatory housing practice occurs or terminates. The Form promotes 
consistency in the collection of information necessary to contact 
persons who file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. It also 
aids in the collection of information necessary for initial assessments 
of HUD's authority to investigate alleged discriminatory housing 
practices under the Fair Housing Act. This information may subsequently 
be provided to persons against whom complaints are filed 
[``respondents''], as required under section 810(a)(1)(B)(ii) of the 
Fair Housing Act.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): Individuals or households; 
businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency 
of response, and hours of responses: During FY 2016, HUD staff received 
approximately 14,216 information submissions from persons wishing to 
file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. Telephone contacts 
accounted for 1,548 of this total. The remaining 12,668 complaint 
submissions were transmitted to HUD by mail, in-person, by email, and 
via the Internet. HUD estimates that an aggrieved person requires 
approximately 45 minutes in which to complete this Form. The Form is 
completed once by each aggrieved person. Therefore, the total number of 
annual burden hours for this Form is 9,501 hours.

12,668 x 1 (frequency) x .45 minutes (.75 hours) = 9,501 hours.

    Annualized cost burden to complainants: HUD does not provide 
postage-paid mailers for this information collection. Accordingly, 
persons who choose to submit this Form to HUD by mail must pay the 
prevailing cost of First Class Postage. As of the date of this Notice, 
the annualized cost burden per person, based on a one-time submission 
of this Form to HUD via First Class Postage, is Forty-Nine Cents 
($0.49) per person. During FY 2016, FHEO staff received approximately 
3,450 submissions of potential complaint information by mail. Based

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on this number, HUD estimates that the total annualized cost burden for 
aggrieved persons who submit this Form to HUD by mail is $1,690.50. 
Aggrieved persons also may submit this Form to HUD in person, by 
facsimile, by email, or electronically via the Internet.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Renewal of a 
currently approved collection of pertinent information from persons 
wishing to file Fair Housing Act complaints with HUD.

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 using 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: September 13, 2017.
Inez C. Downs,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19941 Filed 9-19-17; 8:45 am]
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