60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan and MTW Supplement to the PHA Plan, 50676-50677 [2018-21861]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 50676 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant websites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kendall Carpenter at 703.705.6376 or at Kendall.Carpenter@HQ.DHS.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), formed under Title XVIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 571 et seq., as amended, provides emergency communications-related technical assistance at no charge to State, regional, local, and tribal government officials. To receive this technical assistance, stakeholders must submit a request form identifying their priorities. In order for OEC to assess the value of the services it provides through technical assistance, an evaluation form is also requested of those receiving technical assistance. OEC uses the Technical Assistance Request Form (DHS Form 9043) to identify the number and type of technical assistance services needed by the State, territory, local, and tribal agencies. This information enables OEC to plan and align resources accordingly. OEC considers each request based on the priority indicated by the State, as well as the anticipated impact of the service offering on the implementation of the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) and the applicability to National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). The evaluation form (DHS Form 9042) is completed by stakeholders at the completion of OEC technical assistance services and enables OEC to assess the quality of technical assistance services provided and, in a holistic fashion, measure the value of the services. The information collected through these evaluations is used by OEC for continued improvement planning. Approximately 100 percent of request and evaluation forms are submitted VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 electronically by logging into the portal at https://www.dhs.gov/ictapscipresources. From the website, users are able to select the appropriate form, either the Technical Assistance Requests (DHS Form 9043) and/or the TA Evaluation forms (DHS Form 9042), to complete as a fillable PDF. Each form is then submitted by email to either TARequest@hq.dhs.gov or TAevaluations@hq.dhs.gov, respectively. The changes to the collection since the previous OMB approval include: Updating the web address, decreasing the estimated number of responses, decreasing the burden time, and increasing the cost estimates. This is a renewal of an information collection. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Title of Collection: Technical Assistance Request and Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1670–0023. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments. Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 50 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Scott Libby, Deputy Chief Information Officer. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FR–7006–N–12] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan and MTW Supplement to the PHA Plan Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, 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: Comments Due Date: December 10, 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 3178, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202–402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection [FR Doc. 2018–21795 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Agency 5-Year and Annual E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / Notices Plan and MTW Supplement to the PHA Plan. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0226. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number(s): HUD–50075–5Y, HUD–50075–ST, HUD–50075–SM, HUD–50075–HCV, HUD–50075–HP, HUD–50075–MTW, HUD–50077–CR, HUD–50077–SL, HUD–50077–CRT–SM, and HUD–50077–ST–HCV–HP. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan was created by section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c–1). There are two different PHA Plans: The Five-Year Plan and the Annual Plan. The Five-Year Plan describes the agency’s mission, longrange goals and objectives for achieving its mission over a five-year period. The Annual PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. This revision integrates the MTW Supplement to the Annual PHA Plan process for PHAs that join MTW under the 2016 Appropriations Act (i.e., MTW Expansion). The PHA Plans informs HUD, residents, and the public of the PHA’s mission for serving the needs of low, very low-income, and extremely lowincome families and its strategy for addressing those needs. This information helps provide accountability to the local community for how PHAs spend their funding and implement their policies. Also, PHA plans allow HUD to monitor the performance of programs and the performance of public housing agencies that administer them. HUD’s most recent action in July of 2016 was to revise the collection in response to public comments urging HUD to return to earlier multiple versions of the PHA Plan templates by specific PHA type (e.g. standard, small, high performer, Section 8 only) instead of a ‘‘One-Size Fits All’’ form. HUD also added a section to accommodate the new requirements of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, other public comments from 2013, and a minor change made in late 2014. OMB approved the changes as a full revision, but the 2016 versions of the forms were not made public due to ongoing changes to AFFH policies. With this current proposed information collection, HUD intends to add a new template titled HUD–50075– MTW, and further modify the 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan Templates as well as the accompanying certifications in the following manner: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Oct 05, 2018 Jkt 247001 (1) Revise the instructions provided on the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) ensuring that program participants continue to conduct the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair housing until they are required to submit an AFH. (2) Create a new section on all certifications to give program participants the option to add an explanation when they cannot certify to being fully compliant with the stated regulations. (3) Specify on related certifications that the signed acknowledgement of the ‘authorizing official’ must be of the PHA Executive Director (ED) and Board Chairperson. (4) Add the Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement template to the collections which will serve as the reporting mechanism to the Department for the new 100 MTW agencies that will be designated pursuant to the MTW Expansion authorized by the Appropriations Act of 2016 (i.e., MTW Expansion). Finally, the burden hours of the collection will increase by 600 hours due to an estimated 6.0 hours needed per MTW Supplement applicable to 100 new MTW agencies. However, it should be noted that, due to the de-coupling of Capital Fund Program activities from PHA Plan submissions in 2016, (HUD– 50075.1 and HUD–50075.2 Capital Fund Annual Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report and 5-Year Action Plan forms), the associated burden hours (10,070) were removed from the approval for the PHA Plan under OMB no. 2577–0226. Therefore, the added burden of the MTW Supplement is relatively minor. Revisions are made to this collection to reflect adjustments in calculations based on the total number of current, active public housing agencies (PHAs) to date. The number of active public housing agencies has changed from 3,819 to 3,780 since the last approved information collection. The number of PHAs can fluctuate due to many factors, including but not limited to performance scoring, the merging of two or more PHAs or the termination of the public housing and/or voucher programs due to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). Respondents (i.e., affected public): Local, Regional and State Body Corporate Politic Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,780. Estimated Number of Responses: 4,832 (Annual Plan: 1,052 and 5 Year Plan: 3,780). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50677 Frequency of Response: Every five years for all PHAs, annually for all PHAs except HERA Qualified PHAs. Average Hours per Response: 6.2 hrs. Total Estimated Burdens: 12,371. 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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: September 26, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–21861 Filed 10–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–51] Notice of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Emergency Comment Request, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program Office of the Chief Information Officer. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7006-N-12]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
5-Year and Annual PHA Plan and MTW Supplement to the PHA Plan

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, PIH, 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: December 10, 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, 
Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 3178, Washington, DC 20410; 
telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling 
the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of 
available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. 
Mussington.

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: Public Housing Agency 5-Year and 
Annual

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Plan and MTW Supplement to the PHA Plan.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0226.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number(s): HUD-50075-5Y, HUD-50075-ST, HUD-50075-SM, HUD-
50075-HCV, HUD-50075-HP, HUD-50075-MTW, HUD-50077-CR, HUD-50077-SL, 
HUD-50077-CRT-SM, and HUD-50077-ST-HCV-HP.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan was created by section 5A of the 
United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c-1). There are two 
different PHA Plans: The Five-Year Plan and the Annual Plan. The Five-
Year Plan describes the agency's mission, long-range goals and 
objectives for achieving its mission over a five-year period. The 
Annual PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, 
operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. 
This revision integrates the MTW Supplement to the Annual PHA Plan 
process for PHAs that join MTW under the 2016 Appropriations Act (i.e., 
MTW Expansion).
    The PHA Plans informs HUD, residents, and the public of the PHA's 
mission for serving the needs of low, very low-income, and extremely 
low-income families and its strategy for addressing those needs. This 
information helps provide accountability to the local community for how 
PHAs spend their funding and implement their policies. Also, PHA plans 
allow HUD to monitor the performance of programs and the performance of 
public housing agencies that administer them.
    HUD's most recent action in July of 2016 was to revise the 
collection in response to public comments urging HUD to return to 
earlier multiple versions of the PHA Plan templates by specific PHA 
type (e.g. standard, small, high performer, Section 8 only) instead of 
a ``One-Size Fits All'' form. HUD also added a section to accommodate 
the new requirements of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing 
(AFFH) Rule, other public comments from 2013, and a minor change made 
in late 2014. OMB approved the changes as a full revision, but the 2016 
versions of the forms were not made public due to ongoing changes to 
AFFH policies.
    With this current proposed information collection, HUD intends to 
add a new template titled HUD-50075-MTW, and further modify the 5-Year 
and Annual PHA Plan Templates as well as the accompanying 
certifications in the following manner:
    (1) Revise the instructions provided on the Assessment of Fair 
Housing (AFH) ensuring that program participants continue to conduct 
the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair housing until they are 
required to submit an AFH.
    (2) Create a new section on all certifications to give program 
participants the option to add an explanation when they cannot certify 
to being fully compliant with the stated regulations.
    (3) Specify on related certifications that the signed 
acknowledgement of the `authorizing official' must be of the PHA 
Executive Director (ED) and Board Chairperson.
    (4) Add the Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement template to the 
collections which will serve as the reporting mechanism to the 
Department for the new 100 MTW agencies that will be designated 
pursuant to the MTW Expansion authorized by the Appropriations Act of 
2016 (i.e., MTW Expansion).
    Finally, the burden hours of the collection will increase by 600 
hours due to an estimated 6.0 hours needed per MTW Supplement 
applicable to 100 new MTW agencies. However, it should be noted that, 
due to the de-coupling of Capital Fund Program activities from PHA Plan 
submissions in 2016, (HUD-50075.1 and HUD-50075.2 Capital Fund Annual 
Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report and 5-Year Action Plan 
forms), the associated burden hours (10,070) were removed from the 
approval for the PHA Plan under OMB no. 2577-0226. Therefore, the added 
burden of the MTW Supplement is relatively minor.
    Revisions are made to this collection to reflect adjustments in 
calculations based on the total number of current, active public 
housing agencies (PHAs) to date. The number of active public housing 
agencies has changed from 3,819 to 3,780 since the last approved 
information collection. The number of PHAs can fluctuate due to many 
factors, including but not limited to performance scoring, the merging 
of two or more PHAs or the termination of the public housing and/or 
voucher programs due to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD).
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): Local, Regional and State Body 
Corporate Politic Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,780.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 4,832 (Annual Plan: 1,052 and 5 Year 
Plan: 3,780).
    Frequency of Response: Every five years for all PHAs, annually for 
all PHAs except HERA Qualified PHAs.
    Average Hours per Response: 6.2 hrs.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 12,371.

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.

C. Authority

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

    Dated: September 26, 2018.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2018-21861 Filed 10-5-18; 8:45 am]
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