60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC), 17424-17425 [2018-08234]

Download as PDF 17424 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices out CDBG-assisted activities listed in their consolidated plans. This report is due to HUD 90 days after the end of the grantee’s program year. The information required for any particular activity is generally based on the eligibility of the activity and which of the three national objectives (benefit low- and moderate- income persons; eliminate/prevent slums or blight; or meet an urgent need) the grantee has determined that the activity will address. Respondents: Grant recipients (metropolitan cities and urban counties) participating in the CDBG Entitlement Program. Number of respondents Task Current Inventory *: Recordkeeping pursuant to 24 CFR 570.506 ......................................... Reporting pursuant to 24 CFR 570.507 ......................................... 24 CFR 570.200 (e) and 570.506(c): Entitlement communities maintain required documentation ................ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Dated: April 5, 2018. Lori Michalski, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 1,209 129.2 129.2 156,208 4 4,836 78.50 312 379,626 1 1,209 25 25 30,225 1,209 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. 1 1,209 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Total hours 1,209 B. Solicitation of Public Comment BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Annual burden per respondent Hours per response 1,209 Total ........................................... [FR Doc. 2018–08235 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] Total responses Frequency Estimation Number of Respondents: 1,209. Estimation Number of Responses: The proposed frequency of the response to the collection is on an annual basis. Frequency of Response: Annually. Total Estimated Burdens: The total estimated burden is 566,059. ........................ 7,254 ........................ ........................ 566,059 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7006–N–05] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC) 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: June 18, 2018. 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 3178, 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: Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC). OMB Approval Number: 2577–0274. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Numbers: N/A—all information collected electronically. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The EPIC data system automates the previous paper collection of the fiveyear plan and annual statement forms from grantees. These are required forms were collected in hard copy on Forms HUD 50075.1 and HUD 50075.2 under collection OMB control number 2577– 0157. These forms also collect data on the eventual, actual use of funds; this data will be gradually collected electronically through the EPIC data system as well. Electronic collection will enable the Department to aggregate information about the way grantees are E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices using Federal funding. Additionally, PHA grantees will be able to submit Replacement Housing Factor fund plans, the mechanism by which PHAs are allowed to accumulate special funds received based on units removed from the inventory from year to year. This information is presently collected in hard copy at the field office level; the EPIC data system will automate and centralize this collection in order to streamline the process and improve transparency. Furthermore, the EPIC data system will be loaded with Physical Needs Assessment (‘‘PNA’’) data. This data being in the system coupled with the electronic planning process will streamline grantee planning. The EPIC data system will collect information about the Energy Performance Contract (‘‘EPC’’) process, including the energy efficiency improvements. As the Department moves to shrink its energy footprint in spite of rising energy costs, clear and comprehensive data on this process will be crucial to its success. Tracking of the use of Federal funds paid through the Public Housing Capital Fund, the only Federal funding stream dedicated to the capital needs of the nation’s last resort housing option, is crucial to understanding how the Department can properly and efficiently assist grantees in meeting this goal as well as assessing the Department’s own progress. The EPIC data system will track development of public housing with Federal funds and through other means, including mixed-finance development. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Members of Affected Public: State, Local or Local Governments and Non-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,950. Estimated Number of Responses: 22,150 annual responses. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 1.84. Total Estimated Burdens: 40,695 hours. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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 as amended. Dated: April 4, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–08234 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2018–N041; FXES11130200000–189–FF02ENEH00] U.S. Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by May 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Request documents or submit comments to Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Classification and Restoration Division, by U.S. mail or by telephone at 505–248–6641. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17425 We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance endangered species survival. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species, unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit authorizes them. The ESA and our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), title 50, part 17, provide for issuing such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit we issue under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or enhance the species’ propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. In accordance with section 10(c) of the ESA, we invite public comment on these permit applications before we take final action. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a written request to the contact in ADDRESSES. Requests must be submitted by the date in DATES. Our release of documents is subject to Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) requirements. Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the species’ recovery and survival enhancement. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08234]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7006-N-05]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy and 
Performance Information Center (EPIC)

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, 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 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: June 18, 2018.

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 
[email protected] 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, Room 3178, 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: Energy and Performance Information 
Center (EPIC).
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0274.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Numbers: N/A--all information collected electronically.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The 
EPIC data system automates the previous paper collection of the five-
year plan and annual statement forms from grantees. These are required 
forms were collected in hard copy on Forms HUD 50075.1 and HUD 50075.2 
under collection OMB control number 2577-0157. These forms also collect 
data on the eventual, actual use of funds; this data will be gradually 
collected electronically through the EPIC data system as well. 
Electronic collection will enable the Department to aggregate 
information about the way grantees are

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using Federal funding. Additionally, PHA grantees will be able to 
submit Replacement Housing Factor fund plans, the mechanism by which 
PHAs are allowed to accumulate special funds received based on units 
removed from the inventory from year to year. This information is 
presently collected in hard copy at the field office level; the EPIC 
data system will automate and centralize this collection in order to 
streamline the process and improve transparency. Furthermore, the EPIC 
data system will be loaded with Physical Needs Assessment (``PNA'') 
data. This data being in the system coupled with the electronic 
planning process will streamline grantee planning. The EPIC data system 
will collect information about the Energy Performance Contract 
(``EPC'') process, including the energy efficiency improvements. As the 
Department moves to shrink its energy footprint in spite of rising 
energy costs, clear and comprehensive data on this process will be 
crucial to its success. Tracking of the use of Federal funds paid 
through the Public Housing Capital Fund, the only Federal funding 
stream dedicated to the capital needs of the nation's last resort 
housing option, is crucial to understanding how the Department can 
properly and efficiently assist grantees in meeting this goal as well 
as assessing the Department's own progress. The EPIC data system will 
track development of public housing with Federal funds and through 
other means, including mixed-finance development.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Members of Affected Public: 
State, Local or Local Governments and Non-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,950.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 22,150 annual responses.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Hours per Response: 1.84.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 40,695 hours.

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 as amended.

    Dated: April 4, 2018.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2018-08234 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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