30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy, 45957 [2018-19705]

Download as PDF 45957 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices 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: August 30, 2018. Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2018–19707 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–49] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy 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: October 11, 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: SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy. OMB Approval Number: 2577—New. Type of Request: New Collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In December of 2016, HUD finalized a rule requiring each and every public housing agency (PHA) to implement a SmokeFree policy by July 30, 2018 (effective date). The Smoke-Free public housing Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response rule is codified under 24 CFR parts 965.651, 965.653, 965.655, and 966.4. PHAs are required to have amended all resident leases by the effective date, at which point the policy must be enforced in full. Smoking of ‘‘lit tobacco products’’ such as cigarettes and hookahs is banned indoors and in outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings. PHAs have the option of modifying the policy to expand the scope to e-cigarettes and/or additional areas on the property (e.g., playgrounds). PHAs may also opt to provide designated smoking areas (DSAs) outside the 25-foot boundary to provide shelter for smokers who reside in their public housing units. Residents who smoke are not required to quit, but if they wish to do so, then cessation services may be provided to them. HUD may issue other policies in the future that pertain to health or otherwise affect public housing agency operations. This survey will gather data on policies and programs pertaining to smoke-free policies. The information will be collected via online survey such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey, and will consist of approximately 40 questions, including Likert-type survey items and free response boxes. The submissions will be accessed by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) in order to evaluate the overall implementation effectiveness and identify areas that are experiencing difficulty in their implementation of policies. PIH may develop additional resources and/or target local resources that may be able to assist in their efforts. Respondents (i.e., affected public): PHA leadership and staff. Total burden hours Hourly cost per responses Total annualized cost Completing online questionnaire ............ 870.00 1.00 870.00 0.25 217.50 30.47 $6,627.22 Total ...................... 870.00 1.00 870.00 0.25 217.500 30.47 6,627.22 B. Solicitation of Public Comment daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on January 31, 2018 at 83 FR 4506. 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 18:49 Sep 10, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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: August 30, 2018. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–19705 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7001-N-49]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of 
Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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: October 11, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email [email protected], or 
telephone 202-402-3400. 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.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on January 
31, 2018 at 83 FR 4506.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource 
Needs for Smoke-Free Policy.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577--New.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In 
December of 2016, HUD finalized a rule requiring each and every public 
housing agency (PHA) to implement a Smoke-Free policy by July 30, 2018 
(effective date). The Smoke-Free public housing rule is codified under 
24 CFR parts 965.651, 965.653, 965.655, and 966.4. PHAs are required to 
have amended all resident leases by the effective date, at which point 
the policy must be enforced in full. Smoking of ``lit tobacco 
products'' such as cigarettes and hookahs is banned indoors and in 
outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings. PHAs have the option of 
modifying the policy to expand the scope to e-cigarettes and/or 
additional areas on the property (e.g., playgrounds). PHAs may also opt 
to provide designated smoking areas (DSAs) outside the 25-foot boundary 
to provide shelter for smokers who reside in their public housing 
units. Residents who smoke are not required to quit, but if they wish 
to do so, then cessation services may be provided to them. HUD may 
issue other policies in the future that pertain to health or otherwise 
affect public housing agency operations. This survey will gather data 
on policies and programs pertaining to smoke-free policies. The 
information will be collected via online survey such as Qualtrics or 
SurveyMonkey, and will consist of approximately 40 questions, including 
Likert-type survey items and free response boxes. The submissions will 
be accessed by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) in order 
to evaluate the overall implementation effectiveness and identify areas 
that are experiencing difficulty in their implementation of policies. 
PIH may develop additional resources and/or target local resources that 
may be able to assist in their efforts.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): PHA leadership and staff.

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                                                                                                                                               Total
         Information collection              Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Total burden     Hourly cost     annualized
                                            respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per responses       cost
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Completing online questionnaire.........          870.00            1.00          870.00            0.25          217.50           30.47       $6,627.22
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    Total...............................          870.00            1.00          870.00            0.25         217.500           30.47        6,627.22
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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: August 30, 2018.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-19705 Filed 9-10-18; 8:45 am]
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