30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, 44211-44212 [2017-20154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 182 / Thursday, September 21, 2017 / Notices (3) A copy of your Application for Temporary Protected Status Notice of Action (Form I–797) for this reregistration; and (4) A copy of your past or current Application for Temporary Protected Status Notice of Action (Form I–797), if you received one from USCIS. Check with the government agency regarding which document(s) the agency will accept. Some benefit-granting agencies use the USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program to confirm the current immigration status of applicants for public benefits. In most cases, SAVE provides an automated electronic response to benefit-granting agencies within seconds, but, occasionally, verification can be delayed. You can check the status of your SAVE verification by using CaseCheck at the following link: https://save.uscis.gov/ casecheck/, then by clicking the ‘‘Check Your Case’’ button. 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Detailed information on how to make corrections, make an appointment, or submit a written request to correct records under the Freedom of Information Act can be found on the SAVE Web site at http://www.uscis.gov/ save, then by choosing ‘‘For Benefits Applicants’’ from the menu on the left, selecting ‘‘Save Resources,’’ followed by ‘‘SAVE Fact Sheet for Benefit Applicants.’’ [FR Doc. 2017–20174 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–56] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program 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: October 23, 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. This is not a toll-free number. Person SUMMARY: Number of respondents Information collection Frequency of response Burden hour per response 44211 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 June 16, 2017 at 81 FR 27715. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0085. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Form Number: HUD–40108. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (HCDA), requires grant recipients that receive CDBG funding to retain records necessary to document compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements on an on-going basis. The statute also requires [Section 104(e)(2)] that HUD conduct an annual review to determine whether states have distributed funds to units of general local government in a timely manner. Additionally, Section 916 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, prescribes a consultation with representatives of the interests of the residents of the colonias. Respondents (i.e. affected public): This information collection applies to 50 State CDBG Grantees (49 states and Puerto Rico but not Hawaii). Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Record-Keeping: —State .............................................. —Local Government ......................... Timely Distribution ................................... Colonias Consultation .............................. 50 3,500 50 54 1 1 1 1 126.00 26.13 2.60 4.00 6,300 91,455 130 216 $34.58 34.58 34.58 34.58 $217,854.00 3,162,513.90 4,495.40 7,469.28 Total .................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 98,101 ........................ 3,392,332.58 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Sep 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 44212 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 182 / Thursday, September 21, 2017 / Notices (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. 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 14, 2017 at 82 FR 32568. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Counseling Program— Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0573. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9900. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Office of Housing Counseling is responsible for administration of the Department’s Housing Counseling Program, authorized by Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. The Housing Counseling Program supports the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, low- to moderate-income renters, and the homeless. The primary objective of the program is to educate families and individuals in order to help them make smart decisions regarding improving their housing situation and meeting the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership, including through budget and financial counseling. Counselors also help borrowers avoid predatory lending practices, such as inflated appraisals, unreasonably high interest rates, unaffordable repayment terms, and other conditions that can result in a loss of equity, increased debt, default, and possible foreclosure. Counselors may also provide reverse mortgage counseling to elderly homeowners who seek to convert equity in their homes to pay for home improvements, medical costs, living expenses or other expenses. Additionally, housing counselors may distribute and be a resource for information concerning Fair Housing and Fair Lending. The Housing Counseling Program is instrumental to achievement of HUD’s mission. The Program’s far-reaching effects support numerous departmental programs, including Federal Housing Administration (FHA) single family housing programs. Approximately 1,900 HUDparticipating agencies provide housing Dated: September 13, 2017. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20154 Filed 9–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–57] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Program—Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency 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: October 23, 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: OIRASubmission@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@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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 counseling services nation-wide currently. Of these, approximately 920 have been directly approved by HUD. HUD maintains a list of these agencies so that individuals in need of assistance can easily access the nearest HUDapproved housing counseling agency via HUD’s Web site, an automated 1–800 Hotline, or a smart phone application. HUD Form 9900, Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency, is necessary to make sure that people who contact a HUD approved agency can have confidence they will receive quality service and these agencies meet HUD requirements for approval. To participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program, a housing counseling agency must first be approved by HUD. Approval entails meeting various requirements relating to experience and capacity, including nonprofit status, a minimum of one year of housing counseling experience in the target community, and sufficient resources to implement a housing counseling plan. Eligible organizations include local housing counseling agencies, private or public organizations (including grassroots, faith-based and other community-based organizations) such as nonprofit, state, or public housing authorities that meet the Program criteria. HUD uses form HUD– 9900 to evaluate whether applying organizations meet minimum requirements to participate in the Housing Counseling Program. The instruction on how to become a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency is found at https:// www.hudexchange.info/ programs/housing-counseling/agencyapplication/. HUD is seeking a revision for the Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency, form HUD–9900. There have been no changes in program eligibility requirements. The form will be updated to reflect a streamlined, fillable PDF interactive version and will continue to require electronic submission of applications through email in place of paper submissions. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Not for profit institution. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800. Estimated Number of Responses: 800. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 8. Total Estimated Burden: 6,400. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 182 (Thursday, September 21, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5997-N-56]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Community 
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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: Comments Due Date: October 23, 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. 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 June 
16, 2017 at 81 FR 27715.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: State Community Development Block 
Grant (CDBG) Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0085.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Form Number: HUD-40108.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (HCDA), 
requires grant recipients that receive CDBG funding to retain records 
necessary to document compliance with statutory and regulatory 
requirements on an on-going basis. The statute also requires [Section 
104(e)(2)] that HUD conduct an annual review to determine whether 
states have distributed funds to units of general local government in a 
timely manner. Additionally, Section 916 of the Cranston-Gonzalez 
National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, prescribes a consultation with 
representatives of the interests of the residents of the colonias.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): This information collection 
applies to 50 State CDBG Grantees (49 states and Puerto Rico but not 
Hawaii).

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                                                             Number of     Frequency of     Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
                 Information collection                     respondents      response      per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Record-Keeping:
    --State.............................................              50               1          126.00           6,300          $34.58     $217,854.00
    --Local Government..................................           3,500               1           26.13          91,455           34.58    3,162,513.90
Timely Distribution.....................................              50               1            2.60             130           34.58        4,495.40
Colonias Consultation...................................              54               1            4.00             216           34.58        7,469.28
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    Total...............................................  ..............  ..............  ..............          98,101  ..............    3,392,332.58
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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;

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    (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.

    Dated: September 13, 2017.
Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-20154 Filed 9-20-17; 8:45 am]
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