Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 43933 [2017-19942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 5, 2017. Glenn Casamassa, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2017–20001 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program of the Agency’s use of Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA). DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by November 20, 2017 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Rogers, Financial Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Portfolio Management Division, STOP 0782Room 1263S, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0782. Telephone: (202) 720–1609. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR 1902–A, Supervised Bank Accounts. OMB Number: 0575–0158. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The Agency extends financial assistance to applicants that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms. The Agency use SBAs as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that the Government’s security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and abuse. SBAs are mandatory for Multi-Family Housing (MFH) reserve accounts. The MFH funds must be kept in the SBA for the full term of a loan. Any funds withdrawn for disbursement for an authorized purpose require a countersignature from an Agency official. sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 This regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilities for the use of SBAs. In carrying out the mission as a supervised credit Agency, this regulation authorizes the use of supervised accounts for the disbursement of funds. The use may be necessitated to disburse Government funds consistent with the various stages of any development (construction) work actually achieved. On limited occasions, a supervised account is used to provide temporary credit counseling and oversight of those being assisted who demonstrate an inability to handle their financial affairs responsibly. Another use is for depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner requiring Agency co-signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account funds are held in a reserve account for the future capital improvement needs for apartment properties. Supervised accounts are established to ensure Government security is adequately protected against fraud, waste and abuse. The legislative authority for requiring the use of supervised accounts is contained in section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government is charged with administering. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average .44 hours per response. Respondents: Small Business. Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 15,000. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 60,292. Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 26,169. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43933 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: September 11, 2017. Richard A. Davis, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19942 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census National Advisory Committee U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Census Bureau is giving notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC). The NAC addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to all Census Bureau programs and activities. These activities include the production and dissemination of detailed demographic and economic statistics across all program areas, including the Decennial Census programs. The NAC will meet in a plenary session on November 2–3, 2017. Last minute changes to the schedule are possible, which could prevent us from giving advance public notice of schedule adjustments. Planned topics of discussion include the following items: • 2020 Census Program updates • 2020 Census Operations: Integrated Communications Plan • Undercount of Young Children Working Group update • Integrated Partnership and Communications Working Group update Please visit the Census Advisory Committees Web site for the most current meeting agenda at: http:// www.census.gov/about/cac.html. The meeting will be available via webcast at: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/ census-live.html. DATES: November 2–3, 2017. 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[FR Doc No: 2017-19942]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an 
extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 
the program of the Agency's use of Supervised Bank Accounts (SBA).

DATES: Comments on this Notice must be received by November 20, 2017 to 
be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Rogers, Financial Loan Analyst, 
Multi-Family Housing Portfolio Management Division, STOP 0782-Room 
1263S, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0782. Telephone: (202) 720-1609.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 7 CFR 1902-A, Supervised Bank Accounts.
    OMB Number: 0575-0158.
    Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Abstract: The Agency extends financial assistance to applicants 
that do not qualify for loans under commercial rates and terms.
    The Agency use SBAs as a mechanism to (1) ensure correct 
disbursement and expenditure of all funds designated for a project; (2) 
help a borrower properly manage its financial affairs; (3) ensure that 
the Government's security is protected adequately from fraud, waste and 
abuse.
    SBAs are mandatory for Multi-Family Housing (MFH) reserve accounts. 
The MFH funds must be kept in the SBA for the full term of a loan. Any 
funds withdrawn for disbursement for an authorized purpose require a 
countersignature from an Agency official.
    This regulation prescribes the policies and responsibilities for 
the use of SBAs. In carrying out the mission as a supervised credit 
Agency, this regulation authorizes the use of supervised accounts for 
the disbursement of funds. The use may be necessitated to disburse 
Government funds consistent with the various stages of any development 
(construction) work actually achieved. On limited occasions, a 
supervised account is used to provide temporary credit counseling and 
oversight of those being assisted who demonstrate an inability to 
handle their financial affairs responsibly. Another use is for 
depositing MFH reserve account funds in a manner requiring Agency co-
signature for withdrawals. MFH reserve account funds are held in a 
reserve account for the future capital improvement needs for apartment 
properties. Supervised accounts are established to ensure Government 
security is adequately protected against fraud, waste and abuse.
    The legislative authority for requiring the use of supervised 
accounts is contained in section 510 of the Housing Act of 1949, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1480). These provisions authorize the Secretary of 
Agriculture to make such rules and regulations as deemed necessary to 
carry out the responsibilities and duties the Government is charged 
with administering.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information 
collection is estimated to average .44 hours per response.
    Respondents: Small Business.
    Estimated Average Number of Respondents: 15,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 60,292.
    Estimated Total Number of Man Hours: 26,169.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692-0040.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0742.
    All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: September 11, 2017.
Richard A. Davis,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
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