60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Flat Rent Exception Request Market Analysis, 24334-24335 [2018-11305]

Download as PDF 24334 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices (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: May 10, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–11306 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7006–N–08] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Flat Rent Exception Request Market Analysis Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget Information collection Number of respondents (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: July 24, 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. 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 ADDRESSES: Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Flat Rent Exception Request Market Analysis. OMB Approval Number: Pending OMB approval. Type of Request: New Collection. Form Number: Under development. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The form will streamline the process and reduce burden on PHAs when submitting a market analysis as part of a flat rent exception request in accordance with Notice PIH 2015–13(HA), which implements Section 238 of Title II of Public Law 113–235, the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2015. Notice PIH 2015–13(HA) allows PHAs to request flat rents that are based on the local rental market conditions, when the PHA can demonstrate through a market analysis that the FMRs are not reflective of the local market. The current submission process does not stipulate a template for PHA submissions, therefore PHAs spend widely varying amounts of time and effort compiling information which may or may not facilitate HUD’s review of their request. Respondents: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost .................................. 95 1 1 8 760 $17.11 $13,003.60 Total ...................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ B. Solicitation of Public Comment Explanation of burden hour and cost calculation: • Number of respondents = 95 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 • Frequency of response/responses per annum = 1⁄1 (PHAs make one submission per fiscal year) • Burden hours per response = estimated time to complete a market analysis • Annual burden hours = 95 * 1 *1 *8 • Hourly cost per response = the average hourly pay rate earned by a housing specialist in a PHA responsible for collecting market data 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; • Annual cost = 760 * $17.11 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices Date: May 15, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–11305 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2017–0044; FF06E11000–167–FXES11120600000] Montana Department of Natural Resources Final Amended Habitat Conservation Plan and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of the final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and final Montana Department of Natural Resources Amended Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for forest management in Montana. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) applied to the Service for an amended incidental take permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). DNRC is requesting authorization of additional incidental take of three federally listed and one unlisted species on 81,416 acres to be added to its HCPcovered lands. DNRC also amended the HCP to incorporate the terms of a settlement agreement from a 2013 lawsuit on the original permit. The final SEIS considers the environmental effects of amending the HCP and permit and addresses public comments received on the 2017 draft EIS. DATES: The documents will be available for inspection through June 25, 2018. We will not decide whether to issue an amended permit before the 30-day review period ends. We will document our decision in a record of decision (ROD). Reviewing Documents: You may review the final SEIS and final amended HCP in any of the following ways: • Internet: Go to www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. FWS–R6–ES– 2017–0044. • In-person Review or Pick-up: Documents will also be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 780 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 Creston Hatchery Road, Kalispell, MT 59901 (telephone, 406–758–6882); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 585 Shepard Way, Suite 1, Helena, MT 59601 (telephone, 406–449–5225); and Montana DNRC Forest Management Bureau, 2705 Spurgin Rd, Missoula, MT 59804 (telephone, 406–542–4328). • Information regarding the final documents is available in alternative formats upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Conard, Assistant Field Supervisor, Kalispell Field Office, via email at Ben_ Conard@fws.gov or via telephone at 406–758–6882; or Gary Frank, Deputy Chief, Forest Management Bureau, Montana DNRC, via email at gfrank@ mt.gov, or via telephone at 406–542 –4328. Information on this proposed action is also available at the DNRC’s website at http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/ trust/forest-management/hcp. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech disabled, please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8337. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this notice, we are advising the public that we are providing the final SEIS and amended HCP for public review. We jointly prepared the final SEIS for our compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and DNRC’s compliance with the Montana Environmental Policy Act. Background Section 9 of the ESA prohibits take of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered (16 U.S.C. 1538). Under section 3 of the ESA, the term ‘‘take’’ means to ‘‘harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532(19)). The term ‘‘harm’’ is defined in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations as ‘‘an act which actually kills or injures wildlife. Such acts may include significant habitat modification or degradation where it actually kills or injures wildlife by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, or sheltering’’ (50 CFR 17.3). The term ‘‘harass’’ is defined in the regulations as ‘‘an intentional or negligent act or omission which creates the likelihood of injury to wildlife by annoying it to such an extent as to significantly disrupt normal behavioral patterns which include, but are not limited to, breeding, feeding, or sheltering’’ (50 CFR 17.3). Under section 10(a) of the ESA, the Service may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed fish and PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24335 wildlife species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the ESA as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA contains provisions for issuing incidental take permits to non-Federal entities for the incidental take of endangered and threatened species. Regulations governing activities involving endangered species are at 50 CFR part 17, subpart C, and regulations governing activities involving threatened species are at 50 CFR part 17, subpart D. NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requires that Federal agencies conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine whether the actions may significantly affect the human environment. Under NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.), Federal agencies must also compare effects of a reasonable range of alternatives to the proposed action. In these analyses, the Federal agency will identify potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, as well as possible mitigation for any significant effects, on biological resources, land use, air quality, water resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, cultural resources, and other environmental resources that could occur with the implementation of the proposed action and alternatives. The Applicant’s Project In 2011, we issued a permit to DNRC for take of the grizzly bear, Canada lynx, bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, and Columbia redband trout incidental to forest management activities covered in their HCP (75 FR 57059). The grizzly bear, Canada lynx, and bull trout are listed as threatened under the ESA, while the westslope and Columbia redband trout are not listed species. The original permit covered approximately 548,500 acres of forested State trust lands in western Montana. The HCP addressed the process and contingencies for DNRC to transfer, exchange, or add lands for their forest management activities in the future. Thus, the Service had considered in the 2011 final EIS the potential effects of amending the HCP and permit to cover such actions, but was not able to analyze effects from adding specific lands that had not yet been identified. The final SEIS analyzes potential effects to the human and natural environment from the preferred alternative to amend the permit to cover take from DNRC’s forest management activities on an additional 81,416 acres. The permit’s take authorization would increase for the grizzly bear, Canada lynx, bull trout, and westslope cutthroat E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11305]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7006-N-08]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Flat Rent Exception Request Market Analysis

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: July 24, 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, (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 Flat Rent Exception 
Request Market Analysis.
    OMB Approval Number: Pending OMB approval.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Form Number: Under development.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
form will streamline the process and reduce burden on PHAs when 
submitting a market analysis as part of a flat rent exception request 
in accordance with Notice PIH 2015-13(HA), which implements Section 238 
of Title II of Public Law 113-235, the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Appropriations Act of 2015. Notice PIH 2015-13(HA) allows 
PHAs to request flat rents that are based on the local rental market 
conditions, when the PHA can demonstrate through a market analysis that 
the FMRs are not reflective of the local market. The current submission 
process does not stipulate a template for PHA submissions, therefore 
PHAs spend widely varying amounts of time and effort compiling 
information which may or may not facilitate HUD's review of their 
request.
    Respondents: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)

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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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                                                      95               1               1               8             760          $17.11      $13,003.60
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    Total...............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
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Explanation of burden hour and cost calculation:
 Number of respondents = 95
 Frequency of response/responses per annum = \1/1\ (PHAs make 
one submission per fiscal year)
 Burden hours per response = estimated time to complete a 
market analysis
 Annual burden hours = 95 * 1 *1 *8
 Hourly cost per response = the average hourly pay rate earned 
by a housing specialist in a PHA responsible for collecting market data
 Annual cost = 760 * $17.11

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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    Date: May 15, 2018.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2018-11305 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]
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