60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agencies Service Areas Solicitation of Comments, 47236-47238 [2017-21946]

Download as PDF 47236 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 11, 2017 / Notices (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2007–0024; (2) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, telephone number 202–272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767– 1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2007–0024 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate 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 17:58 Oct 10, 2017 Jkt 244001 (2) Evaluate 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–360; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The Form I–360 may be used by an Amerasian; a widow or widower; a battered or abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; a battered or abused parent of a U.S. citizen son or daughter; or a special immigrant (religious worker, Panama Canal company employee, Canal Zone government employee, U.S. government employee in the Canal Zone; physician, international organization employee or family member, juvenile court dependent; armed forces member; Afghanistan or Iraq national who supported the U.S. Armed Forces as a translator; Iraq national who worked for the or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq; or Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government or the International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] in Afghanistan) who intend to establish their eligibility to immigrate to the United States. The data collected on this form is reviewed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine if the petitioner may be qualified to obtain the benefit. The data collected on this form will also be used to issue an employment authorization document upon approval of the petition for battered or abused spouses, children, and parents, if requested. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigration (Form I–360); Iraqi & Afghan Petitioners is 2,874 and the estimated hour burden per response is 3.1 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigration (Form I–360); Religious Workers is 2,393 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.35 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Petition for Amerasian, Widower, or Special Immigration (Form I–360); All Others is 14,362 and the estimated hour burden per response is 2.1 hours. (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 44,693 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 $2,404,430. Dated: October 5, 2017. Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–21903 Filed 10–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6004–N–06] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agencies Service Areas Solicitation of Comments Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, 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. This is a one-time collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: December 11, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 47237 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 11, 2017 / Notices 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW. (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. ADDRESSES: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Agencies Service Areas Solicitation of Comments. OMB Approval Number: NEW— Pending OMB Approval. Type of Request: New Collection. Form Number: Interactive Geospatial tool currently under development and will be available upon completion. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD proposes to use the following information collection methodology to gather Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) service area boundaries. An interactive geospatial tool will be provided by HUD for PHAs to access online. Through this Number of respondents online tool, HUD will present PHAs with estimates of their service area boundaries based on the locations of the PHA’s public housing units and Housing Choice Vouchers in relation to Units of General Local Government. PHAs will be provided an opportunity to revise HUD’s initial estimates using the online tool. The online, interactive tool will provide PHAs with the ability to designate boundaries that more accurately reflect their actual service areas under state and local law. PHAs will be able to do so by identifying Units of General Local Government boundaries that more closely reflect their actual service areas. The United States Housing Act of 1937 (1937 Act) in Section 3(b)(6) defines a Public Housing Agency, in part, as: ‘‘Except as provided in subparagraph (b), . . . any State, county, municipality, or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof) which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development or operation of public housing.’’ 42 U.S.C. 1437a. The section includes additional provisions related to PHAs operating Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. The 1937 Act therefore includes a reference to applicable state and local laws that PHAs operate pursuant to. HUD’s regulations, at 24 CFR 982.4, defines a PHA’s Jurisdiction as, ‘‘the area in which the PHA has authority under State and local law to administer the program.’’ HUD is proposing an information collection regarding PHAs’ applicable jurisdictions, also known as service areas, in which they are authorized to operate under state and local law. Through the online tool, HUD will present PHAs with estimates of their service area boundaries, based on the locations of the PHA’s public housing unit and Housing Choice Vouchers in relation to Units of General Local Government. HUD is aware that these initial estimates may not reflect the PHA’s defined service area in accordance with State and local law, therefore, PHAs will be provided an opportunity to revise HUD’s initial estimates using the online tool. When Number of responses per respondent revising HUD’s estimates, PHAs will be instructed to include in their revisions the areas in which they are authorized to operate under state and local law, not only the areas in which they currently operate. This means including areas that the PHA may have no public housing developments or HCVs, but where the PHA could operate those programs. If the PHA believes that HUD’s estimate of its service area is accurate, the PHA will be asked to validate or accept HUD’s estimation within the online tool. The information collection described in this Notice will use an online electronic methodology intended to reduce administrative costs for PHAs and the federal government. The information obtained through this information collection is intended to assist in HUD program operations and in providing data to HUD’s program participants, stakeholders, and the. Collecting PHA service area boundaries in a simple electronic format will aid in the provision of data that can be used in conducting the statement of housing needs assessments as required by the PHA Annual Plan pursuant to 24 CFR 903.7. The information will be used by HUD to provide data to PHAs for use in completing Assessments of Fair Housing. Such information is also highly relevant for informing Housing Choice Voucher policy decisions, including those related to mobility and portability. HUD itself will utilize the information to inform operations of the public housing, Housing Choice Voucher and other programs, and for estimating the impact of changes in Fair Market Rents, including Small Area Fair Market Rents. The information may also be useful for the general public, for instance, in locating local affordable housing providers and increasing awareness of local affordable housing options. The use of a geospatial data tool to collect this information has the advantage of simplifying and minimizing the administrative costs as well as directly linking the information to existing data resources without the need for additional cost to the federal government. Estimated average time for requirement (in hours) Frequency of response Estimated total burden (in hours) PHA Service Area Information ....... 3,942 1 Once per Assessment of Fair Housing cycle (i.e., generally once every five years). 1 3,942 Total Burden ........................... .................... .................... ............................................................................................................... .................... 3,942 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Oct 10, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 47238 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 11, 2017 / 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. (5) Whether this information collection will result in more accurate data that will enable PHAs to conduct meaningful analyses of their programs. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comments in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: October 3, 2017. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2017–21946 Filed 10–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6004–N–09] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 184 and 184–A Loan Guarantee Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Oct 10, 2017 Jkt 244001 Comments Due Date: December 11, 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Section 184 and 184–A Loan Guarantee Program. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0200. Type of Request: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. Form Number: HUD–XXXX, HUD– 50110–A, HUD–50111–A, HUD–50112– A, HUD–50118–A, HUD–50119–A, HUD–50124–A, HUD–50125–A, HUD– 50127–A, HUD–50128–A, HUD–50131– A, HUD–50132, HUD–50132–A, HUD 50143–A, HUD–50148, HUD–50149, HUD–50149–A, HUD–53039, HUD– 53039–A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected is used to determine a borrower’s credit worthiness and ability to pay for a home loan as well as to ensure that lenders comply with the program requirements. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (HUD) Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) is developing a system called the Loan Origination System (ONAP–LOS) to support the Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program. The ONAP–LOS system will deliver automated processes for case registration, reservation of funds, issuance of loan guarantee certificates, and lender registration and re-certification. This system will capture and maintain data across the following major information categories: Lenders, borrowers, properties, and loan. The enhanced enterprise solution will provide participating lender partners with clarity and transparency around the ONAP enforcement efforts and it will expand access to credit for eligible borrowers. The initial release of the ONAP–LOS will deliver the following high-level capabilities: • Authentication of External Lenders • Case Registration—Intake of Case Registration Data & Case Number Issuance • Generation of Case Registration Acknowledgement ONAP designed the new system to reduce the number of forms needed and the time to prepare the forms while ensuring the highest level of security and privacy protections. ONAP–LOS is available to all lenders with direct guarantee approval, upon completion of scheduled training. ONAP operates the Section 184–A program for eligible native Hawaiians. The program is designed to offer home ownership, property rehabilitation, and new construction opportunities for eligible native Hawaiian individuals and families wanting to own a home on Hawaiian home lands. The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 added a new Section 184A to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 which authorized the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Program. The regulations for Section 184–A are found at 24 CFR part 1007. This Paperwork Reduction Act package includes all forms required for the Section 184–A program. Respondents (i.e., affected public): 21,985. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,985. Estimated Number of Responses: 21,985. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 3.4 hours. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6004-N-06]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Agencies Service Areas Solicitation of Comments

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, PIH, 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. 
This is a one-time collection of information. The purpose of this 
notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: December 11, 2017.

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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:  Arlette Mussington, Office of 
Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW. (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 
2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109 (this is not a 
toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to 
OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

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: Public Housing Agencies Service 
Areas Solicitation of Comments.
    OMB Approval Number: NEW--Pending OMB Approval.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Form Number: Interactive Geospatial tool currently under 
development and will be available upon completion.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 
proposes to use the following information collection methodology to 
gather Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) service area boundaries. An 
interactive geospatial tool will be provided by HUD for PHAs to access 
online. Through this online tool, HUD will present PHAs with estimates 
of their service area boundaries based on the locations of the PHA's 
public housing units and Housing Choice Vouchers in relation to Units 
of General Local Government. PHAs will be provided an opportunity to 
revise HUD's initial estimates using the online tool. The online, 
interactive tool will provide PHAs with the ability to designate 
boundaries that more accurately reflect their actual service areas 
under state and local law. PHAs will be able to do so by identifying 
Units of General Local Government boundaries that more closely reflect 
their actual service areas.
    The United States Housing Act of 1937 (1937 Act) in Section 3(b)(6) 
defines a Public Housing Agency, in part, as: ``Except as provided in 
subparagraph (b), . . . any State, county, municipality, or other 
governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality 
thereof) which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development 
or operation of public housing.'' 42 U.S.C. 1437a. The section includes 
additional provisions related to PHAs operating Section 8 Housing 
Choice Vouchers. The 1937 Act therefore includes a reference to 
applicable state and local laws that PHAs operate pursuant to. HUD's 
regulations, at 24 CFR 982.4, defines a PHA's Jurisdiction as, ``the 
area in which the PHA has authority under State and local law to 
administer the program.''
    HUD is proposing an information collection regarding PHAs' 
applicable jurisdictions, also known as service areas, in which they 
are authorized to operate under state and local law. Through the online 
tool, HUD will present PHAs with estimates of their service area 
boundaries, based on the locations of the PHA's public housing unit and 
Housing Choice Vouchers in relation to Units of General Local 
Government. HUD is aware that these initial estimates may not reflect 
the PHA's defined service area in accordance with State and local law, 
therefore, PHAs will be provided an opportunity to revise HUD's initial 
estimates using the online tool. When revising HUD's estimates, PHAs 
will be instructed to include in their revisions the areas in which 
they are authorized to operate under state and local law, not only the 
areas in which they currently operate. This means including areas that 
the PHA may have no public housing developments or HCVs, but where the 
PHA could operate those programs. If the PHA believes that HUD's 
estimate of its service area is accurate, the PHA will be asked to 
validate or accept HUD's estimation within the online tool.
    The information collection described in this Notice will use an 
online electronic methodology intended to reduce administrative costs 
for PHAs and the federal government. The information obtained through 
this information collection is intended to assist in HUD program 
operations and in providing data to HUD's program participants, 
stakeholders, and the.
    Collecting PHA service area boundaries in a simple electronic 
format will aid in the provision of data that can be used in conducting 
the statement of housing needs assessments as required by the PHA 
Annual Plan pursuant to 24 CFR 903.7. The information will be used by 
HUD to provide data to PHAs for use in completing Assessments of Fair 
Housing. Such information is also highly relevant for informing Housing 
Choice Voucher policy decisions, including those related to mobility 
and portability. HUD itself will utilize the information to inform 
operations of the public housing, Housing Choice Voucher and other 
programs, and for estimating the impact of changes in Fair Market 
Rents, including Small Area Fair Market Rents. The information may also 
be useful for the general public, for instance, in locating local 
affordable housing providers and increasing awareness of local 
affordable housing options.
    The use of a geospatial data tool to collect this information has 
the advantage of simplifying and minimizing the administrative costs as 
well as directly linking the information to existing data resources 
without the need for additional cost to the federal government.

 
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                                                 Number of                                average     Estimated
                                    Number of    responses     Frequency of response      time for      total
                                   respondents      per                                 requirement  burden  (in
                                                 respondent                              (in hours)     hours)
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PHA Service Area Information.....        3,942            1  Once per Assessment of               1        3,942
                                                              Fair Housing cycle
                                                              (i.e., generally once
                                                              every five years).
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    Total Burden.................  ...........  ...........  .........................  ...........        3,942
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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 the use of appropriate automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    (5) Whether this information collection will result in more 
accurate data that will enable PHAs to conduct meaningful analyses of 
their programs.
    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comments in response to 
these questions.

     Authority:  Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Dated: October 3, 2017.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2017-21946 Filed 10-10-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P