30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS), 45881-45882 [2017-21087]

Download as PDF 45881 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices 4208, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5687. [FR Doc. 2017–21075 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–65] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS) 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: November 1, 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@ SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents 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 82 FR 27718. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS). OMB Approval Number: 2506–0202. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 CFR part 58, ‘‘Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities’’ requires units of general local government receiving HUD assistance to maintain a written environmental review record for all projects receiving HUD funding documenting compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, related federal environmental laws, executive orders, and authorities, and Part 58 procedure. Various laws that authorize this procedure are listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b). 24 CFR part 50, ‘‘Protection Frequency of response Burden hour per response Responses per annum and Enhancement of Environmental Quality,’’ implements procedures for HUD to perform environmental reviews for projects where Part 58 is not permitted by law. Under Part 50, HUD staff complete the environmental review records, but they may use any information supplied by an applicant or contractor, provided HUD independently evaluates the information and is responsible for its accuracy and prepares the environmental finding. HEROS allows users to complete, store, and submit their environmental review records and documents online. HEROS is currently optional for Responsible Entity and other non-HUD users, who may continue to use paper-based environmental review formats; however, HUD staff in many offices are required to use HEROS to complete their environmental reviews. Respondents (i.e. affected public): The respondents are state and local governments receiving HUD funding who are required to complete environmental reviews. Respondents (i.e. affected public): 3,932. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Frequency of Response: 3,932. Average Hours per Response: Varies depending on level of review (see table below). Reviews that are exempt or Categorically Excluded Not Subject To the related laws and authorities (CENST) take roughly 45 minutes to complete. Reviews that are Categorically Excluded Subject To the related laws (CEST) or require an Environmental Assessment (EA) take an average of 4 hours to complete. Total Estimated Burdens: 7,752 hours or $258,391. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Exempt/CENST reviews CEST/EA reviews ........ 2,454 1,478 1 1 2,454 1,478 .75 4.00 1,840.50 5,912.00 $33.33 33.33 $6,1344 197,047 Total ...................... 3,932 1 3,932 ........................ 7,752.50 33.33 258,391 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 (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 through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 45882 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 21, 2017. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. A. Overview of Information Collection [FR Doc. 2017–21087 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–64] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Prepayment of Section 202 or 202/8 Direct Loan Project Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 1, 2017. DATES: 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: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 32569. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Title of Information Collection: Request for Prepayment of Section 202 or 202/8 Direct Loan Project. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0554. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9808. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Owners of Section 202 projects use the form as the initial application to prepay their Section 202 Direct Loan and provide narrative information relative to the prepayment that must be reviewed by HUD staff, including a draft the applicable Use Agreement required in most prepayments. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Business, Not for profit institution. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,566. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,566. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Hours per Response: 1 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,566. Fish and Wildlife Service 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 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 21, 2017. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21089 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FWS–HQ–IA–2017–N137; FXIA16720900020–167–FF09A2000; OMB Control Number 1018–0123] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; International Conservation Grant Programs Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to revise an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0123 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45881-45882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21087]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5997-N-65]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD 
Environmental Review Online System (HEROS)

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: November 1, 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 82 FR 27718.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online 
System (HEROS).
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0202.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 
CFR part 58, ``Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming 
HUD Environmental Responsibilities'' requires units of general local 
government receiving HUD assistance to maintain a written environmental 
review record for all projects receiving HUD funding documenting 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, related federal 
environmental laws, executive orders, and authorities, and Part 58 
procedure. Various laws that authorize this procedure are listed in 24 
CFR 58.1(b). 24 CFR part 50, ``Protection and Enhancement of 
Environmental Quality,'' implements procedures for HUD to perform 
environmental reviews for projects where Part 58 is not permitted by 
law. Under Part 50, HUD staff complete the environmental review 
records, but they may use any information supplied by an applicant or 
contractor, provided HUD independently evaluates the information and is 
responsible for its accuracy and prepares the environmental finding. 
HEROS allows users to complete, store, and submit their environmental 
review records and documents online. HEROS is currently optional for 
Responsible Entity and other non-HUD users, who may continue to use 
paper-based environmental review formats; however, HUD staff in many 
offices are required to use HEROS to complete their environmental 
reviews.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): The respondents are state and 
local governments receiving HUD funding who are required to complete 
environmental reviews.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): 3,932.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Frequency of Response: 3,932.
    Average Hours per Response: Varies depending on level of review 
(see table below). Reviews that are exempt or Categorically Excluded 
Not Subject To the related laws and authorities (CENST) take roughly 45 
minutes to complete. Reviews that are Categorically Excluded Subject To 
the related laws (CEST) or require an Environmental Assessment (EA) 
take an average of 4 hours to complete.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 7,752 hours or $258,391.

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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
         Information collection             respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Exempt/CENST reviews....................           2,454               1           2,454             .75        1,840.50          $33.33         $6,1344
CEST/EA reviews.........................           1,478               1           1,478            4.00        5,912.00           33.33         197,047
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    Total...............................           3,932               1           3,932  ..............        7,752.50           33.33         258,391
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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;
    (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.


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    Dated: September 21, 2017.
Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21087 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
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