60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster, 41097-41098 [2018-17790]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners; and (5)(a) methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. Agenda: During the two-day meeting, TMAC members will discuss and conduct a review of the final draft TMAC 2018 Annual Report. The TMAC will also receive public input on the report recommendations and content; the recommendations and summary of content will be posted to the FEMA TMAC website at http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC prior to the meeting to provide the public an opportunity to review the materials. A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT and will occur prior to any vote. The full agenda and related meeting materials will be posted by Friday, September 21, 2018, at http:// www.fema.gov/TMAC. David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2018–17813 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7005–N–15] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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: October 16, 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: John Olmstead, Housing Program Specialist, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Policy and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email john.olmstead@hud.gov or telephone (802) 951–6290. This is not a toll-free number. Persons 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. Pollard. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41097 A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Application for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counselor Roster and Certificate of HECM Counseling. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0586. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection for which approval will expire. (OMB Expiration Date: August 31, 2018). Form Numbers: HUD–92902 and HUD–92904. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The HECM Counselor examination and Roster application assists HUD in evaluating the knowledge and capacity of individuals interested in providing HECM counseling to potential HECM borrowers thereby reducing the risk to the insurance fund. The collection of information assists HUD in providing and maintaining a current roster of HUD-approved HECM counselors to the general public and interested customers. The transfer of the Certificate of HECM Counseling, form HUD 92900, from OMB Collection 2502–0524 to this collection is needed since the Office of Housing Counseling is responsible for all services offered by HUD-approved housing counselors which includes HECM Roster Counselors. OMB Collection 2502–0524 was recently approved by OMB and has an expiration date of March 31, 2021. Respondents (i.e. affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,055. Estimated Number of Responses: 80,058.50. Frequency of Response: HUD– 92902—Certificate of HECM Counseling: Once HUD 92904—HECM Counseling Roster: 94.11. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 120,841.25. 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 E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 41098 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices 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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: July 31, 2018. Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing Commissioner. A. Overview of Information Collection [FR Doc. 2018–17790 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–42] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Community Development Block Grant Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 17, 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 Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette.Pollard@hud.gov, or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. Pollard. 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 April 27, 2018 at 83 FR 18585. Title of Information Collection: Indian Community Development Block Grant. OMB Approved Number: 2577–0191. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–4123, HUD– 4125. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 authorizes Indian Community Development Block Grants (ICDBG) and requires that grants be awarded annually on a competitive basis. The purpose of the ICDBG program is to develop viable Indian and Alaska Native communities by creating decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for low- and moderate-income persons. Consistent with this objective, not less than 70 percent of the expenditures are to benefit low and moderate-income persons. Eligible applicants include Federally-recognized tribes, which includes Alaska Native communities, and tribally authorized tribal organizations. Eligible categories of funding include housing rehabilitation, land acquisition to support new housing, homeownership assistance, public facilities and improvements, economic development, and microenterprise programs. For a complete description of eligible activities, please refer to 24 CFR part 1003, subpart C. The ICDBG program regulations are at 24 CFR part 1003. The ICDBG program requires eligible applicants to submit information to enable HUD to select the best projects for funding during annual competitions. Additionally, the information submitted is essential for PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HUD in monitoring grants to ensure that grantees are complying with applicable statutes and regulations and implementing activities as approved. ICDBG applicants must submit a complete application package which includes an Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424), Applicant/ Recipient Disclosure/Update Report (HUD–2880), Cost Summary (HUD– 4123), and Implementation Schedule (HUD–4125). If the applicant has a waiver of the electronic submission requirement and is submitting a paper application, an Acknowledgement of Application Receipt (HUD–2993) must also be submitted. If the applicant is a tribal organization, a resolution from the tribe stating that the tribal organization is submitting an application on behalf of the tribe must also be included in the application package. ICDBG recipients are required to submit a quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF–425) that describes the use of grant funds drawn from the recipient’s line of credit. The reports are used to monitor cash transfers to the recipients and obtain expenditure data from the recipients. (2 CFR 200.327) The regulations at 24 CFR part 200 require that grantees and sub-grantees take all necessary affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women’s business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms are used when possible. Consistent with these regulations, 24 CFR 1003.506(b) requires that ICDBG grantees report on these activities on an annual basis, with Contract and Subcontract Activity Report being due to HUD on October 10 of each year (HUD–2516). The regulations at 24 CFR 1003.506 instruct recipients to submit to HUD an Annual Status and Evaluation Report (ASER) that describes the progress made in completing approved activities with a listing of work to be completed; a breakdown of funds expended; and when the project is completed, a program evaluation expressing the effectiveness of the project in meeting community development needs. The ASER is due by November 15 each year and at grant closeout. The information collected will allow HUD to accurately audit the program. Respondents: Federally recognized Native American Tribes, Alaska Native communities and corporations, and tribal organizations. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2018-17790]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7005-N-15]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity 
Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, 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: October 16, 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: John Olmstead, Housing Program 
Specialist, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Policy and Grant 
Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email [email protected] or 
telephone (802) 951-6290. This is not a toll-free number. Persons 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. Pollard.

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: Application for Home Equity 
Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counselor Roster and Certificate of HECM 
Counseling.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0586.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved 
collection for which approval will expire. (OMB Expiration Date: August 
31, 2018).
    Form Numbers: HUD-92902 and HUD-92904.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
HECM Counselor examination and Roster application assists HUD in 
evaluating the knowledge and capacity of individuals interested in 
providing HECM counseling to potential HECM borrowers thereby reducing 
the risk to the insurance fund. The collection of information assists 
HUD in providing and maintaining a current roster of HUD-approved HECM 
counselors to the general public and interested customers. The transfer 
of the Certificate of HECM Counseling, form HUD 92900, from OMB 
Collection 2502-0524 to this collection is needed since the Office of 
Housing Counseling is responsible for all services offered by HUD-
approved housing counselors which includes HECM Roster Counselors. OMB 
Collection 2502-0524 was recently approved by OMB and has an expiration 
date of March 31, 2021.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,055.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 80,058.50.
    Frequency of Response: HUD-92902--Certificate of HECM Counseling: 
Once HUD 92904--HECM Counseling Roster: 94.11.
    Average Hours per Response: 2 hours.
    Total Estimated Burden: 120,841.25.

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

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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.

C. Authority

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35.

    Dated: July 31, 2018.
Vance T. Morris,
Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing 
Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2018-17790 Filed 8-16-18; 8:45 am]
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