Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 51803-51804 [2017-24245]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Community Facilities program is authorized to make loans and grants to public entities, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes for the development of essential community facilities primarily serving rural residents. The Direct Business and Industry program, under Rural Business-Cooperative Service, is authorized to make loans to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment, and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. The purpose of this collection is to establish security servicing policies, assist recipients in meeting the objectives of the loans and grants, repay loans on schedule, comply with agreements, and protect the Government’s financial interest. Routine servicing responsibilities include collection of payments, compliance reviews, security inspections, review of financial reports, determining applicant/borrower eligibility and project feasibility for various servicing actions, monitoring delinquent accounts, and supervision activities. Supervision by the Agencies include, but is not limited to: Review of budgets, management reports, audits and financial statements; performing security inspections; providing, arranging, or recommending technical assistance; evaluating environmental impacts of proposed actions by the borrower; performing civil rights compliance reviews; and assisting in the development of workout agreements. Information will be collected by the field offices from applicants, borrowers, consultants, lenders, and attorneys. Failure to collect information could result in improper servicing of these loans. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: State, local or tribal Governments, Not-for-profit institutions, businesses, and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 112. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,446. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,327. Copies of the information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 Agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agencies’ 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, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20024. 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. Bryan Hooper, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24244 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, USDA. Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service’s (RHS or Agency) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the programs under Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by January 8, 2018 to be assured consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Baumann, Branch Chief, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 0783, Washington, DC 20250–0783, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51803 Telephone: (202) 690–4250, Email: brooke.baumann@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants. OMB Number: 0575–0172. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2018. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Through its direct single family housing loan and grant programs (specifically the Sections 502 and 504 programs), RHS provides eligible applicants with financial assistance to own adequate but modest homes in rural areas. The financing and servicing is provided directly by RHS. The Section 502 direct loan program provides 100 percent loan financing to assist low- and very low-income applicants purchase modest homes in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. The Section 504 loan program provides one percent interest rate loans to very lowincome homeowners in eligible rural areas to repair, improve, or modernize their home or to remove health and safety hazards. The Section 504 grant program provides grants to elderly very low-income homeowners in eligible rural areas to remove health and safety hazards, or accessibility barriers from their home, often in conjunction with a Section 504 loan. Applicants must provide the Agency with a uniform residential loan application and supporting documentation (e.g. verification of income, assets, liabilities, etc.) when applying for assistance. The information requested regarding the applicant and the property is vital in order for the Agency to make sound eligibility and underwriting decisions that comply with the laws and regulations that govern the programs. The information requested is comparable to that required by any public or private mortgage lender. When servicing loans, RHS offers servicing options that are standard to the industry. In addition, RHS offers unique servicing options (e.g. payment subsidies and payment moratoriums) and is required to take unique servicing actions (e.g., review borrowers for their ability to refinance with private credit). Borrowers must provide the Agency with pertinent information when a servicing option/action is requested/ required in order for the Agency to make sound servicing decisions that comply with the laws and regulations that govern the programs. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 51804 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / Notices Estimate of Burden: Public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .5 hours per response. Respondents: Approximately 28,000 applicants seeking direct single family housing loans and grants from the Agency and approximately 276,800 existing borrowers who have active loans and grants under the Section 502 and 504 programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 673,560. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Number of Responses: 673,560. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents (hours): 327,622. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch at (202) 692–0226. 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, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. 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: October 25, 2017. Bryan Hooper, Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–24245 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Nov 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Texas Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 2:00 p.m. (Central Time) Friday, November 17, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to vote on final proposal on voting rights in Texas. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CT. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 866–290–0883. Conference ID: 4658844. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 866–290–0883, conference ID number: 4658844. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https://facadatabase.gov/ committee/meetings.aspx?cid=276. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome II. Discuss Voting Rights Proposal III. Public Comment IV. Next Steps V. Adjournment Dated: November 2, 2017. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2017–24236 Filed 11–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Wisconsin Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss Civil Rights Concerns in the State U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Wisconsin Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST for the purpose of discussing civil rights concerns in the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday November 30, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 888–427–9419, Conference ID: 6390062. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–427–9419, conference ID: 6390062. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 8, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51803-51804]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24245]


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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, USDA.

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 (RHS or Agency) intention 
to request an extension for a currently approved information collection 
in support of the programs under Direct Single Family Housing Loans and 
Grants.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 8, 2018 to 
be assured consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Baumann, Branch Chief, Single 
Family Housing Direct Loan Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 
0783, Washington, DC 20250-0783, Telephone: (202) 690-4250, Email: 
brooke.baumann@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants.
    OMB Number: 0575-0172.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2018.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Through its direct single family housing loan and grant 
programs (specifically the Sections 502 and 504 programs), RHS provides 
eligible applicants with financial assistance to own adequate but 
modest homes in rural areas. The financing and servicing is provided 
directly by RHS. The Section 502 direct loan program provides 100 
percent loan financing to assist low- and very low-income applicants 
purchase modest homes in eligible rural areas by providing payment 
assistance to increase an applicant's repayment ability. The Section 
504 loan program provides one percent interest rate loans to very low-
income homeowners in eligible rural areas to repair, improve, or 
modernize their home or to remove health and safety hazards. The 
Section 504 grant program provides grants to elderly very low-income 
homeowners in eligible rural areas to remove health and safety hazards, 
or accessibility barriers from their home, often in conjunction with a 
Section 504 loan.
    Applicants must provide the Agency with a uniform residential loan 
application and supporting documentation (e.g. verification of income, 
assets, liabilities, etc.) when applying for assistance. The 
information requested regarding the applicant and the property is vital 
in order for the Agency to make sound eligibility and underwriting 
decisions that comply with the laws and regulations that govern the 
programs. The information requested is comparable to that required by 
any public or private mortgage lender.
    When servicing loans, RHS offers servicing options that are 
standard to the industry. In addition, RHS offers unique servicing 
options (e.g. payment subsidies and payment moratoriums) and is 
required to take unique servicing actions (e.g., review borrowers for 
their ability to refinance with private credit). Borrowers must provide 
the Agency with pertinent information when a servicing option/action is 
requested/required in order for the Agency to make sound servicing 
decisions that comply with the laws and regulations that govern the 
programs.

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    Estimate of Burden: Public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Approximately 28,000 applicants seeking direct single 
family housing loans and grants from the Agency and approximately 
276,800 existing borrowers who have active loans and grants under the 
Section 502 and 504 programs.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 673,560.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Number of Responses: 673,560.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents (hours): 327,622.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne 
Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch at (202) 692-0226.
    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, 
Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural 
Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. 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: October 25, 2017.
Bryan Hooper,
Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-24245 Filed 11-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P