30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG Urban County Qualification/New York Towns Qualification/Requalification Process, 25683-25684 [2018-11919]

Download as PDF 25683 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 107 / Monday, June 4, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6103–N–01] Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for Calendar Year 2018. DATES: January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20410–8000, telephone (202) 402–5693 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHA Down Payment Simplification Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–326, approved December 4, 2002) amended the National Housing Act by adding a new Section 206A (12 U.S.C. 1712a). Under Section 206A, the following are affected: I. Section 207(c)(3)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1713(c)(3)(A)); II. Section 213(b)(2)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715e(b)(2)(A)); III. Section 220(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715k(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I)); IV. Section 221(d)(4)(ii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)(4)(ii)(I)); V. Section 231(c)(2)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715v(c)(2)(A)); and VI. Section 234(e)(3)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715y(e)(3)(A)). The Dollar Amounts in these sections are the base per unit statutory limits for FHA’s multifamily mortgage programs collectively referred to as the ‘Dollar Amounts.’ They are adjusted annually (commencing in 2004) on the effective date of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) adjustment of the $400 figure in the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA) (Pub. L. 103–325, approved September 23, 1994). The adjustment of the Dollar Amounts shall be calculated using the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) as applied by the CFPB for purposes of the above-described HOEPA adjustment. The percentage change in the CPI–U used for the HOEPA adjustment is 2.1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 percent and the effective date of the HOEPA adjustment is January 1, 2018. The Dollar Amounts under Section 206A have been adjusted correspondingly and have an effective date of January 1, 2018. The adjusted Dollar Amounts for Calendar Year 2018 are shown below: Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Calendar Year 2018 Multifamily Loan Program Section 207—Multifamily Housing Section 207 Pursuant to Section 223(F)—Purchase or Refinance Housing SECTION 220—HOUSING IN URBAN RENEWAL AREAS Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-elevator $52,658 58,332 69,677 85,882 97,227 Elevator $61,421 68,056 83,450 104,517 118,179 SECTION 213—COOPERATIVES Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-elevator $57,067 65,800 79,357 101,578 113,164 Elevator $60,764 68,843 83,714 108,300 118,883 SECTION 234—CONDOMINIUM HOUSING Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-elevator $58,232 67,143 80,976 103,652 115,473 Elevator $61,281 70,250 85,424 110,512 121,307 SECTION 221(D)(4)—MODERATE INCOME HOUSING Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-elevator $52,405 59,489 71,908 90,256 101,987 0 1 2 3 ................ ................ ................ ................ PO 00000 Frm 00044 Non-elevator $49,824 55,700 66,515 80,047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bedrooms Non-elevator 4+ .............. 94,108 Elevator 112,062 Section 207—Manufactured Home Parks per Space—$24,175 Per Unit Limit for Substantial Rehabilitation for Calendar Year 2018 The 2016 Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide established a base amount of $15,000 per unit to define substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured loan programs. Section 5.1.D.2 of the MAP guide requires that this base amount be adjusted periodically based on the percentage change published by the CFPB or other inflation cost index published by HUD. Applying the HOEPA adjustment the base amount, the 2018 base amount per dwelling unit to determine substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured loan programs is $15,636. Environmental Impact This issuance establishes mortgage and cost limits that do not constitute a development decision affecting the physical condition of specific project areas or building sites. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(6), this notice is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321). Dated: May 25, 2018. Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2018–11854 Filed 6–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–26] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG Urban County $56,609 Qualification/New York Towns 64,896 Qualification/Requalification Process Elevator 78,914 102,087 112,062 SECTION 231—HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY Bedrooms SECTION 231—HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY—Continued 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 Elevator described below. In accordance with the $56,609 Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is 64,896 requesting comment from all interested 78,914 parties on the proposed collection of 102,087 information. The purpose of this notice SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 25684 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 107 / Monday, June 4, 2018 / Notices The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on March 15, 2018 at 83 FR 11554. is to allow for 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 5, 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: 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: 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 tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. 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: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Qualification/ New York Towns Qualification/ Requalification Processes. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0170. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, at sections 102(a)(6) and 102(e) requires that any county seeking qualification as an urban county notify each unit of general local government within the county that such unit may enter into a cooperation agreement to participate in the CDBG program as part of the county. Section 102(d) of the statute specifies that the period of qualification will be three years. Based on these statutory provisions, counties seeking qualification or requalification as urban counties under the CDBG program must provide information to HUD every three years identifying the units of general local governments (UGLGs) within the county participating as a part of the county for purposes of receiving CDBG funds. The population of UGLGs for each eligible urban county is used in HUD’s allocation of CDBG funds for all entitlement and State CDBG grantees. New York towns undertook a similar process every three years. However, after consultation with program counsel, it was determined that a requalification process for New York towns is unnecessary because the units of general local government in New York towns do not have the same statutory notice rights (under Section 102(e) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974) as units of general local government participating in an urban county. However, those New York Towns may qualify as metropolitan cities if they are able to secure the participation of all of the villages located within their boundaries. Any New York Town that is located in an urban county may choose to leave that urban county when that county is requalifying to become a metropolitan city. That New York Town will be required to notify the urban county in advance of its decision to defer participation in the urban county’s CDBG program and complete the metropolitan city qualification process. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Estimated Number of Responses: Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Total ............................. 63.00 1.00 63.00 105.00 6,615.00 20.00 $132,300.00 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; (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 23, 2018. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–11919 Filed 6–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2018–N083; FXGO1664091HCC0–FF09D00000–189] International Wildlife Conservation Council; Public Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announces a public meeting of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (Council). DATES: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Headquarters Building, 1875 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Hobbs, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. mail at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—External Affairs, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; by telephone at (703) 358–2336; or by email at doug_ hobbs@fws.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 107 (Monday, June 4, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25683-25684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11919]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7001-N-26]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: CDBG Urban 
County Qualification/New York Towns Qualification/Requalification 
Process

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

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is to allow for 30 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: July 5, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806, Email: [email protected].

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 
[email protected] 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 March 
15, 2018 at 83 FR 11554.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) Urban County Qualification/New York Towns Qualification/
Requalification Processes.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0170.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, at sections 
102(a)(6) and 102(e) requires that any county seeking qualification as 
an urban county notify each unit of general local government within the 
county that such unit may enter into a cooperation agreement to 
participate in the CDBG program as part of the county. Section 102(d) 
of the statute specifies that the period of qualification will be three 
years. Based on these statutory provisions, counties seeking 
qualification or requalification as urban counties under the CDBG 
program must provide information to HUD every three years identifying 
the units of general local governments (UGLGs) within the county 
participating as a part of the county for purposes of receiving CDBG 
funds. The population of UGLGs for each eligible urban county is used 
in HUD's allocation of CDBG funds for all entitlement and State CDBG 
grantees.
    New York towns undertook a similar process every three years. 
However, after consultation with program counsel, it was determined 
that a requalification process for New York towns is unnecessary 
because the units of general local government in New York towns do not 
have the same statutory notice rights (under Section 102(e) of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974) as units of general 
local government participating in an urban county. However, those New 
York Towns may qualify as metropolitan cities if they are able to 
secure the participation of all of the villages located within their 
boundaries. Any New York Town that is located in an urban county may 
choose to leave that urban county when that county is requalifying to 
become a metropolitan city. That New York Town will be required to 
notify the urban county in advance of its decision to defer 
participation in the urban county's CDBG program and complete the 
metropolitan city qualification process.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Estimated Number of Responses:

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                                      Number of       Frequency of    Responses per   Burden hour per   Annual burden   Hourly cost per
      Information collection         respondents        response          annum           response          hours           response       Annual cost
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Total............................           63.00             1.00            63.00           105.00         6,615.00            20.00      $132,300.00
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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.

    Dated: May 23, 2018.
Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-11919 Filed 6-1-18; 8:45 am]
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