30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation Collection, 32888-32889 [2018-15130]

Download as PDF 32888 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices 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 April 18, 2018 at 83 FR 17186. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Congregate Housing Services Program. OMB Approved Number: 2502–0485. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: SF–424, 425, HUD– 90003, HUD–90006, HUD–90198, HUD– 91180–A, HUD–91178–A. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Completion of the Annual Report by grantees provides HUD with essential information about whom the grant is serving and what sort of services the beneficiaries receive using grant funds. The Summary Budget and the Annual Program Budget make up the budget of the grantee’s annual extension request. Together the forms provide itemized expenses for anticipated program costs and a matrix of budgeted yearly costs. The budget forms show the services funded through the grant and demonstrate how matching funds, participant fees, and grant funds will be used in tandem to operate the grant program. Field staff approve the annual budget and request annual extension funds according to the budget. Field staff can also determine if grantees are meeting statutory and regulatory requirements through the evaluation of this budget. HUD will use the Payment Voucher to monitor use of grant funds for eligible activities over the term of the grant. The Grantee may similarly use the Payment Voucher to track and record their requests for payment reimbursement for grant-funded activities. Respondents: (i.e., affected public): Non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 49. Estimated Number of Responses: 392. Frequency of Response: 8. Average Hours per Response: 1.56. Total Estimated Burdens: 611.52. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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: July 3, 2018. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–15129 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–37] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation Collection 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 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 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: August 15, 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. 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 23, 2018 at 83 FR 12806. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: PrePurchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation collection. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0293. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting a national study on the effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership counseling services. This request covers four data collection activities: (1) Administering a final follow-up survey to study participants; (2) extending OMB approval #2528–0293 so that the study can continue to collect updated tracking information from study participants; and (3) extending OMB approval #2528–0293 so that the study can continue to collect consent from the co-borrowers of study participants; and (4) extending OMB approval #2528– 0293 so that the study can continue to collect loan origination and servicing data from lenders. The final follow-up survey will be administered to study participants approximately 48 months after they completed the baseline survey. The final survey will provide a comparison of study participants’ characteristics from the baseline survey and allow the study to better understand, document, and explain the impacts of first-time homebuyer education and counseling. As part of OMB approval #2528–0293, the study collects updated study participant contact information to locate study participants for the final follow-up survey. Maintaining contact with study participants over time is critical to minimizing attrition and ensuring high response rates to the follow-up surveys. Additionally, the collection of consent E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 32889 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices from study participants’ co-borrowers is necessary to allow the study to collect data related to the characteristics and performance of study participants’ mortgage loans. Lastly, as part of OMB approval #2528–0293, the study collects study participants’ loan origination and service tracking data from the study’s three participating lenders. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Up to 5,854 study participants; approximately 1,000 co-borrowers; and, staff at 3 lenders. The average time per study participant (up to 5,854 study participants) to complete the final follow-up survey is 30 minutes. The Information collection Number of respondents Long-Term Follow-Up Survey ...................... Tracking Letter ............. Co-borrower consent form .......................... Loan origination and performance data: Lenders ..................... Total ...................... study mails study participant tracking letters twice per year. The average time for study participants’ review of the letters and return of the tracking form is 5 minutes. The collection of coborrower consent involves including the co-borrower consent form in the study’s regular tracking letters, along with a request for the co-borrower to review, sign, and return the written consent form. For co-borrowers who do not return the written form, the study will collect consent verbally at the time of the interim survey. The study estimates that approximately 1,000 study participants will have co-borrowers. The co-borrowers’ review of the co-borrower Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hours per response consent information and completion of the consent process is estimated to require approximately 5 minutes per coborrower. The average time for lenders to prepare study participants’ loan origination and performance data for the study team is 60 minutes. The study team will ask for this data semiannually from each lender during the next 3 years from each lender. The total burden for the study is 3,949.64 hours: 3,903 hours for study participants, 83 hours for co-borrowers, and 6 hours for lenders. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Estimated Number of Responses: Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 5,854.00 5,854.00 1.00 2.00 5,854.00 11,708.00 0.50 0.08 2,927.00 936.64 * $27.70 * 27.70 $81,077.90 25,944.92 1,000.00 1.00 1,000.00 0.08 80.00 * 27.70 2,216.00 3.00 2.00 6.00 1.00 6.00 35.00 210.00 12,711.00 ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,949.64 ........................ 109,448.82 * The average income that our study participants received in the last 12 months is $57,811. This estimate of average income is based on responses to the Short-Term Follow-Up Survey and was weighted to represent the full study sample using sample weights that adjust for follow-up survey nonresponse. Thus, the hourly rate for our study participants is estimated at $27.70 (using the U.S. Office of Personnel’s national standard of 2,087 hours per year for a full-time employee). 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. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: June 28, 2018. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–15130 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUTG02100/18X/L14400000.EU0000; UTU– 92606] Notice of Realty Action; Proposed Modified Competitive Sale of Public Land, Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering the modified competitive sale of 160 acres of public land in Emery County, Utah, at not less than the appraised fair market value to the adjacent landowners Hunter Prep Plant LLC, Ross Huntington, and Clinton Price. DATES: In order to ensure consideration in the environmental analysis of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed sale, comments must be received by August 30, 2018. Address all written comments concerning this notice to the BLM, Price Field Office, Attn: Hunter Plant Public Land Disposal, 125 S. 600 W, Price, Utah, 84501. Electronic mail will also be accepted and should be sent to BLM_UT_PR_Comments@blm.gov with ‘‘Hunter Plant Public Land Disposal’’ inserted in the subject line. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaydon Mead, Realty Specialist, (435) 636–3646, at the above address, or email to jmead@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact the above individual. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The following described public land in Emery County, Utah, is being considered for modified competitive sale, subject to the applicable provisions of Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15130]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7001-N-37]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pre-Purchase 
Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation Collection

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 is to allow for 30 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: August 15, 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: OIRA [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 
23, 2018 at 83 FR 12806.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Pre-Purchase Homeownership 
Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation collection.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0293.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting a 
national study on the effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership 
counseling services. This request covers four data collection 
activities: (1) Administering a final follow-up survey to study 
participants; (2) extending OMB approval #2528-0293 so that the study 
can continue to collect updated tracking information from study 
participants; and (3) extending OMB approval #2528-0293 so that the 
study can continue to collect consent from the co-borrowers of study 
participants; and (4) extending OMB approval #2528-0293 so that the 
study can continue to collect loan origination and servicing data from 
lenders. The final follow-up survey will be administered to study 
participants approximately 48 months after they completed the baseline 
survey. The final survey will provide a comparison of study 
participants' characteristics from the baseline survey and allow the 
study to better understand, document, and explain the impacts of first-
time homebuyer education and counseling. As part of OMB approval #2528-
0293, the study collects updated study participant contact information 
to locate study participants for the final follow-up survey. 
Maintaining contact with study participants over time is critical to 
minimizing attrition and ensuring high response rates to the follow-up 
surveys. Additionally, the collection of consent

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from study participants' co-borrowers is necessary to allow the study 
to collect data related to the characteristics and performance of study 
participants' mortgage loans. Lastly, as part of OMB approval #2528-
0293, the study collects study participants' loan origination and 
service tracking data from the study's three participating lenders.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Up to 5,854 study participants; 
approximately 1,000 co-borrowers; and, staff at 3 lenders.
    The average time per study participant (up to 5,854 study 
participants) to complete the final follow-up survey is 30 minutes. The 
study mails study participant tracking letters twice per year. The 
average time for study participants' review of the letters and return 
of the tracking form is 5 minutes. The collection of co-borrower 
consent involves including the co-borrower consent form in the study's 
regular tracking letters, along with a request for the co-borrower to 
review, sign, and return the written consent form. For co-borrowers who 
do not return the written form, the study will collect consent verbally 
at the time of the interim survey. The study estimates that 
approximately 1,000 study participants will have co-borrowers. The co-
borrowers' review of the co-borrower consent information and completion 
of the consent process is estimated to require approximately 5 minutes 
per co-borrower. The average time for lenders to prepare study 
participants' loan origination and performance data for the study team 
is 60 minutes. The study team will ask for this data semi-annually from 
each lender during the next 3 years from each lender. The total burden 
for the study is 3,949.64 hours: 3,903 hours for study participants, 83 
hours for co-borrowers, and 6 hours for lenders.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Estimated Number of Responses:

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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per   Burden hours    Annual burden    Hourly cost
         Information collection             respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Long-Term Follow-Up Survey..............        5,854.00            1.00        5,854.00            0.50        2,927.00        * $27.70      $81,077.90
Tracking Letter.........................        5,854.00            2.00       11,708.00            0.08          936.64         * 27.70       25,944.92
Co-borrower consent form................        1,000.00            1.00        1,000.00            0.08           80.00         * 27.70        2,216.00
Loan origination and performance data:              3.00            2.00            6.00            1.00            6.00           35.00          210.00
 Lenders................................
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    Total...............................       12,711.00  ..............  ..............  ..............        3,949.64  ..............      109,448.82
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* The average income that our study participants received in the last 12 months is $57,811. This estimate of average income is based on responses to the
  Short-Term Follow-Up Survey and was weighted to represent the full study sample using sample weights that adjust for follow-up survey nonresponse.
  Thus, the hourly rate for our study participants is estimated at $27.70 (using the U.S. Office of Personnel's national standard of 2,087 hours per
  year for a full-time employee).

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: June 28, 2018.
Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-15130 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]
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