60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Technical Assistance Assessment, 48859-48860 [2018-21098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on July 6, 2018, 83 FR 31558. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation will be available at http://www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. Information Collection Requirement Title: TSA Airspace Waiver Program. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0033. Forms(s): NA. Affected Public: Aircraft operators, passengers, and crewmembers. Abstract: The airspace waiver program allows U.S. and foreign general VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 aviation aircraft operators to apply for approval to operate in U.S. restricted airspace, including overflying the United States and its territories. TSA collects certain information from the aircraft operator concerning the proposed flight and aircraft. TSA also collects identifying information for all pilots, crewmembers and passengers who will be onboard the aircraft operated in restricted airspace to perform a security threat assessment on each individual. Number of Respondents: 8,960. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 7,078 hours annually. Dated: September 20, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–21017 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7007–N–05] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Technical Assistance Assessment Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 comments 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: November 26, 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48859 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410–5000; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535 (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. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the proposed collection of information described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Technical Assistance Assessment. OMB Approval Number: Pending. Type of Request: New. Form Number: No forms. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD is conducting this study under cooperative agreement with the Urban Institute to assess its Technical Assistance (TA) programs under the Community Compass structure. HUD TA enables housing and community development providers to be more effective stewards of HUD funding by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools to better manage HUD programs. TA is provided by TA providers funded by HUD and includes tools and product development, help desk support, on-call TA, direct TA and capacity building, and needs assessments, among other types. Recipients of TA include State and local governments, Tribes, TriballyDesignated Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), participating jurisdictions, housing counseling agencies, multifamily owners/operators, nonprofit organizations, and Continuums of Care (CoCs). In 2002, the GAO evaluated HUD’s existing TA programs, and recommended that HUD streamline and coordinate its TA programs and request its TA providers to establish performance measures and report on their intended outputs and outcomes. Since then, HUD has made significant changes to the structure, implementation, and data systems used in administering its TA programs. Beginning with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Technical Assistance and Capacity Building NOFA issued by the Office of Community Development and Planning, and the announcement of the OneCPD Integrated Practitioner Assistance E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 48860 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2018 / Notices System, the ‘‘Transformation Initiative’’, HUD began to shift from a more siloed program-specific approach to TA to a more coordinated funding and collaborative TA processes across programs. Changes continued with the integration of Office of Public and Indian Housing TA programs in FY 2013 through OneCPD+ and finally in FY 2014 with the addition of two more TA funding streams to form Community Compass. Now there is a unified NOFA process for all programs included in Community Compass, along with data and coordination improvements, and streamlined online assistance and resource pages. This will be the first assessment of these and other changes made to HUD TA in response to GAO recommendations. This project helps fill the gap in understanding HUD’s TA delivery system since Community Compass began in FY 2014. The Urban Institute is conducting an assessment focused on answering three research questions: (1) What TA does HUD provide, (2) how does HUD provide TA, and 3) how effective is HUD TA? To answer these three questions, this study will include in-depth interviews with TA providers and TA customers to hours of response, and cost of response time: Based on the below assumptions and tables, we calculate the total burden hours for this study to be 130 hours and the total cost to be $8,267.10. Whereas the interviewees from the TA providers will be program-level directors and managers responsible for general program operations, including formulating and implementing policies, managing daily operations and planning and executing the use of program resources, we estimated their cost per interview using the most recent (May 2017) Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics median hourly wage for the labor category General and Operations Managers (11–1021): $48.27. Whereas the interviewees from TA customers are most likely to be directors of their agency or organization which receives and manages HUD funds and seeks TA from HUD to improve their work, we estimated their cost per interview using the most recent (May 2017) Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics median hourly wage for the labor category Chief Executives (11–1011): $88.11. supplement interviews completed during the design of the research. TA providers play a central role in navigating the Community Compass process and implementing TA activities. To gain insights into how providers engage in TA through Community Compass, we plan to conduct 5 group interviews that will target front-line TA staff and subcontractors that deliver the TA. This project will also interview customers receiving TA under the Community Compass. To better understand the customer experience, we will conduct interviews with key staff at organizations that received TA. Out of these interviews, the Urban Institute will create a final report to HUD on the answers to the above research questions. The findings in the final report will inform HUD’s future delivery of TA under the Community Compass structure. Respondents: The interviews will involve the following total numbers of respondents by type: 40 TA provider directors and managers and 25 TA customer chief executives. Estimation of total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, Respondent Occupation SOC code TA Provider ................................................................... TA Customer ................................................................ General and Operations Managers .............................. Chief Executives ........................................................... Median hourly wage rate 11–1021 11–1011 $48.27 88.11 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2017), https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm. The table below reflects all assumptions about respondent numbers and frequency, burden hour estimates Number of respondents Respondent Response frequency Burden hours per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Total cost TA Provider .............................................. TA Customer ............................................ 40 25 1 1 2 2 80 50 $48.27 88.11 $3,861.60 4,405.50 Total .................................................. 65 1 ........................ 130 ........................ 8,267.10 B. Solicitation of Public Comment daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES for scheduling and participating in the data collection interview, and cost. This notice solicits 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Sep 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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 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. Dated: September 20, 2018. Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2018–21098 Filed 9–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48859-48860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-21098]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7007-N-05]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Technical 
Assistance Assessment

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 comments 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: November 26, 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5534 
(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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410-5000; email Anna P. Guido at 
[email protected] or telephone 202-402-5535 (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. Guido.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the proposed collection of information 
described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: HUD Technical Assistance 
Assessment.
    OMB Approval Number: Pending.
    Type of Request: New.
    Form Number: No forms.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 
is conducting this study under cooperative agreement with the Urban 
Institute to assess its Technical Assistance (TA) programs under the 
Community Compass structure. HUD TA enables housing and community 
development providers to be more effective stewards of HUD funding by 
equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools to better manage 
HUD programs. TA is provided by TA providers funded by HUD and includes 
tools and product development, help desk support, on-call TA, direct TA 
and capacity building, and needs assessments, among other types.
    Recipients of TA include State and local governments, Tribes, 
Tribally-Designated Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authorities 
(PHAs), participating jurisdictions, housing counseling agencies, 
multifamily owners/operators, nonprofit organizations, and Continuums 
of Care (CoCs). In 2002, the GAO evaluated HUD's existing TA programs, 
and recommended that HUD streamline and coordinate its TA programs and 
request its TA providers to establish performance measures and report 
on their intended outputs and outcomes. Since then, HUD has made 
significant changes to the structure, implementation, and data systems 
used in administering its TA programs. Beginning with the Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2010 Technical Assistance and Capacity Building NOFA issued by the 
Office of Community Development and Planning, and the announcement of 
the OneCPD Integrated Practitioner Assistance

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System, the ``Transformation Initiative'', HUD began to shift from a 
more siloed program-specific approach to TA to a more coordinated 
funding and collaborative TA processes across programs. Changes 
continued with the integration of Office of Public and Indian Housing 
TA programs in FY 2013 through OneCPD+ and finally in FY 2014 with the 
addition of two more TA funding streams to form Community Compass. Now 
there is a unified NOFA process for all programs included in Community 
Compass, along with data and coordination improvements, and streamlined 
online assistance and resource pages. This will be the first assessment 
of these and other changes made to HUD TA in response to GAO 
recommendations. This project helps fill the gap in understanding HUD's 
TA delivery system since Community Compass began in FY 2014. The Urban 
Institute is conducting an assessment focused on answering three 
research questions: (1) What TA does HUD provide, (2) how does HUD 
provide TA, and 3) how effective is HUD TA? To answer these three 
questions, this study will include in-depth interviews with TA 
providers and TA customers to supplement interviews completed during 
the design of the research.
    TA providers play a central role in navigating the Community 
Compass process and implementing TA activities. To gain insights into 
how providers engage in TA through Community Compass, we plan to 
conduct 5 group interviews that will target front-line TA staff and 
subcontractors that deliver the TA. This project will also interview 
customers receiving TA under the Community Compass. To better 
understand the customer experience, we will conduct interviews with key 
staff at organizations that received TA. Out of these interviews, the 
Urban Institute will create a final report to HUD on the answers to the 
above research questions. The findings in the final report will inform 
HUD's future delivery of TA under the Community Compass structure.
    Respondents: The interviews will involve the following total 
numbers of respondents by type: 40 TA provider directors and managers 
and 25 TA customer chief executives.
    Estimation of total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, hours of response, and cost of response time: Based on the 
below assumptions and tables, we calculate the total burden hours for 
this study to be 130 hours and the total cost to be $8,267.10.
    Whereas the interviewees from the TA providers will be program-
level directors and managers responsible for general program 
operations, including formulating and implementing policies, managing 
daily operations and planning and executing the use of program 
resources, we estimated their cost per interview using the most recent 
(May 2017) Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment 
Statistics median hourly wage for the labor category General and 
Operations Managers (11-1021): $48.27.
    Whereas the interviewees from TA customers are most likely to be 
directors of their agency or organization which receives and manages 
HUD funds and seeks TA from HUD to improve their work, we estimated 
their cost per interview using the most recent (May 2017) Bureau of 
Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics median hourly wage 
for the labor category Chief Executives (11-1011): $88.11.

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                                                                                                   Median hourly
                  Respondent                               Occupation                SOC code        wage rate
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TA Provider...................................  General and Operations Managers.         11-1021          $48.27
TA Customer...................................  Chief Executives................         11-1011           88.11
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2017), https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm.

    The table below reflects all assumptions about respondent numbers 
and frequency, burden hour estimates for scheduling and participating 
in the data collection interview, and cost.

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                                                             Number of       Response      Burden hours    Annual burden    Hourly cost
                       Respondent                           respondents      frequency     per response        hours       per response     Total cost
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TA Provider.............................................              40               1               2              80          $48.27       $3,861.60
TA Customer.............................................              25               1               2              50           88.11        4,405.50
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    Total...............................................              65               1  ..............             130  ..............        8,267.10
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice solicits 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 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: September 20, 2018.
Todd M. Richardson,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2018-21098 Filed 9-26-18; 8:45 am]
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