Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee, 52501-52503 [2018-22644]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2018–0058, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: deborah.bea@HQ.DHS.GOV. Please include docket number DHS– 2018–0058 in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/CS&C/OEC, ATTN: 1670– 0005, 245 Murray Lane, SW, Mail Stop 0615, Deborah Bea, Arlington, VA 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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 Deborah Bea at 703.705.6302 or at deborah.bea@ HQ.DHS.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) is authorized by E.O. 12472, E.O. 13618 and 47 CFR part 64. The DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) uses the TSP Program to authorize national security and emergency preparedness organizations to receive priority treatment for vital voice and data circuits or other telecommunications service, under National Security or Emergency Preparedness telecommunications (NS/ EP). The TSP Program provides service daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 vendors a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate to prioritize requests by identifying those services critical to national security and emergency preparedness. A TSP assignment ensures that it will receive priority attention by the service vendor before any non-TSP service. Four broad categories serve as guidelines for determining whether a circuit or telecommunications service is eligible for priority provisioning or restoration. TSP service user organizations may be in the Federal, State, local, or tribal government, critical infrastructure sectors in industry, non-profit organizations that perform critical NS/EP functions, or foreign governments. Typical TSP service users are responsible for the command and control functions critical to management of and response to NS/ EP situations, particularly during the first 24 to 72 hours following an event. Information to request a priority, to obtain a sponsor for requesting a priority, and for other administrative requirements of the program is required from any person or organization having an NS/EP service for which they wish priority restoration from the vendor providing the service. Information is also required to allow immediate installation of a new service to support NS/EP requirements. Information is required from vendors to allow the OEC to track and identify the telecommunications services that are being provided priority treatment. The forms used are the SF314 (Revalidation for Service Users), SF315 (TSP Request for Service Users), SF317 (TSP Action Appeal for Service Users), SF318 (TSP Service Confirmation for Service Vendors), and the SF319 (TSP Service Reconciliation for Service Vendors). The SF314 is for users to request that their existing TSP codes be revalidated for three more years. The SF315 is used to request restoration and/or provisioning for an organization’s critical circuits. The SF317 is for organizations to appeal the denial of TSP restoration and/or provisioning. The SF318 is for service vendors to provide circuit ID information associated with TSP codes they’ve been given by their customers. The SF319 is for service vendors to provide data to the program office in order to reconcile their TSP data with the TSP database. Participants request TSP priorities via email in order to reduce the use of the paper forms. The paper forms will also be available for download via the TSP home page. There have been no changes to the information being collected. The burden for the SF315 Form has increased due PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52501 to better estimates, and the annual cost burden to respondents and annual government cost has increased due to increased wage rates and compensation factors. 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: Telecommunications Service Priority System. OMB Control Number: 1670–0005. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments and Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 38,666. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.64 hours. Total Burden Hours: 10,354 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. David Epperson, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–22549 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6083–N–03] Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to serve on the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 52502 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites the public to nominate individuals for appointment, with the approval of the Secretary, to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. The Department will make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Also, individuals that applied earlier this year do not need to re-apply; pursuant to this notice those applications are on file and may be considered for future appointments. DATES: The Department will accept nominations until November 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nominations must submit through the following website: http:// mhcc.homeinnovation.com/ Application.aspx. The submitted nominations are addressed to: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, c/o Home Innovation Research Labs; Attention: Kevin Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410– 8000; telephone number 202–708–5365 (this is not a toll-free number). For hearing and speech-impaired persons, this number may be accessed via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background Section 604 of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–569) amended the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5401–5426) (Act) to require the establishment of the MHCC, a federal advisory committee, to: (1) Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the manufactured housing construction and safety standards; and (2) to provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement manufactured housing regulations, including regulations specifying the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 permissible scope and conduct of monitoring. The Act authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twentytwo members to the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twentysecond member represents the Secretary and is a non-voting position. Service on the MHCC is voluntary. Travel and per diem for meetings is provided in accordance with federal travel policy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703. HUD seeks highly qualified and motivated individuals who meet the requirements set forth in the Act to serve as voting members of the MHCC for up to two terms of three years. The MHCC expects to meet at least one to two times annually. Meetings may take place by conference call or in person. Members of the MHCC undertake additional work commitments on subcommittees and task forces regarding issues under deliberation. Nominee Selection and Appointment Members of the Consensus Committee are appointed to serve in one of three member categories. Nominees will be appointed to fill voting member vacancies in the following categories: 1. Producers—Seven producers or retailers of manufactured housing. 2. Users—Seven persons representing consumer interests, such as consumer organizations, recognized consumer leaders, and owners who are residents of manufactured homes. 3. General Interest and Public Officials—Seven general interest and public official members. The Act provides that the Secretary shall ensure that all interests directly and materially affected by the work of the MHCC have the opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by any single interest; and may reject the appointment of any one or more individuals in order to ensure that there is not dominance by any single interest. For purposes of this determination, dominance is defined as a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation. Additional requirements governing appointment and member service include: (1) Nominees appointed to the User category, and three of the individuals appointed to the General Interest and Public Official category shall not have a significant financial interest in any segment of the manufactured housing industry; or a significant relationship to any person engaged in the manufactured housing industry. (2) Each member serving in the User category shall be subject to a ban PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disallowing compensation from the manufactured housing industry during the period of, and during the one year following, his or her membership on the MHCC. (3) Nominees selected for appointment to the MHCC shall be required to provide disclosures and certifications regarding conflict-ofinterest and eligibility for membership prior to finalizing an appointment. All selected nominees will be required to submit certifications of eligibility under the foregoing criteria as a prerequisite to final appointment. Consensus Committee—Advisory Role The MHCC’s role is to solely advise the Secretary on the subject matter described above. Federal Advisory Committee Act The MHCC is subject to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), 41 CFR parts 101–6 and 102–3 (the FACA Final Rule), and to the Presidential Memorandum, dated June 18, 2010, directing all heads of executive departments and agencies not to make any new appointments or reappointments of federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions. The June 18, 2010, Presidential Memorandum authorized the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue guidance to implement this policy. On August 13, 2014 (79 FR 47482), OMB issued guidance regarding the prohibition against appointing or reappointing federally registered lobbyists to clarify that the ban applies to persons serving on advisory committees, boards, and commissions in their individual capacity and does not apply if they are specifically appointed to represent the interests of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable group of persons or nongovernmental entities (an industry sector, labor unions, environmental groups, etc.), or state or local governments. Term of Office Consensus Committee members serve at the discretion of the Secretary or for a three-year term and for up to two terms. Nominee Information Individuals seeking nomination to the MHCC should submit detailed information documenting their qualifications as addressed in the Act and this Notice. Individuals may nominate themselves. HUD recommends that the application form be accompanied by a resume. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 52503 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Additional Information The Department will make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Also, individuals that applied earlier this year do not need to re-apply; pursuant to this notice those applications are on file and may be considered for future appointments. To be considered for appointment to a position of an MHCC member whose term expires in December of 2018, the nomination should be submitted by November 16, 2018. Appointments will be made at the discretion of the Secretary. Dated: October 10, 2018. Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2018–22644 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Information collection Number of respondents DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7004–N–02] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, Maintenance Wage Rate Survey and Maintenance Wage Survey—Summary Sheet Office of Field Policy and Management, 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 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: December 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SUMMARY: Frequency of response Responses per Ann Burden hour per response 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzette Agans, Office of Policy and Management/Davis-Bacon Labor Standards and Enforcement, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Ms. Agans at Suzette.Agans@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–5089. 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. Agans. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost HUD 4750 ............. HUD 4751 ............. HUD 4752 ............. 1381 1133 1133 Bi-Annually ............ Bi-Annually ............ Bi-Annually ............ 1381 1133 1133 1381 3399 1133 1 3 1 $28 28 28 $38,668 95,172 31,724 Total ............... ........................ ............................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 165,564 Note: HUD now requires this information every 2 years and the table reflects this change. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR C. Authority National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures for the Bureau of Reclamation (516 DM 14) Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 23, 2018. Nelson R. Brego´n, Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Field Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2018–22645 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary [RR83530000, 189R5065C6, RX.59389832.1009676] Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of proposed revisions; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the intent to revise the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) procedures for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in the Departmental Manual (DM) at 516 DM 14. The proposed revisions are to establish a new Categorical Exclusion (CE) for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6083-N-03]


Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting 
Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to serve on the

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Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites the 
public to nominate individuals for appointment, with the approval of 
the Secretary, to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), 
a federal advisory committee established by the National Manufactured 
Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by 
the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. The Department will 
make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this 
Notice. Also, individuals that applied earlier this year do not need to 
re-apply; pursuant to this notice those applications are on file and 
may be considered for future appointments.

DATES: The Department will accept nominations until November 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nominations must submit through the following website: 
http://mhcc.homeinnovation.com/Application.aspx. The submitted 
nominations are addressed to: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Administrator, 
Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, c/o Home Innovation Research Labs; Attention: Kevin 
Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa B. Payne, Acting Administrator, 
Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410-
8000; telephone number 202-708-5365 (this is not a toll-free number). 
For hearing and speech-impaired persons, this number may be accessed 
via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 604 of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 
(Pub. L. 106-569) amended the National Manufactured Housing 
Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5401-5426) 
(Act) to require the establishment of the MHCC, a federal advisory 
committee, to: (1) Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to 
adopt, revise, and interpret the manufactured housing construction and 
safety standards; and (2) to provide periodic recommendations to the 
Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and 
enforcement manufactured housing regulations, including regulations 
specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring. The Act 
authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twenty-two members to 
the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twenty-second 
member represents the Secretary and is a non-voting position. Service 
on the MHCC is voluntary. Travel and per diem for meetings is provided 
in accordance with federal travel policy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703.
    HUD seeks highly qualified and motivated individuals who meet the 
requirements set forth in the Act to serve as voting members of the 
MHCC for up to two terms of three years. The MHCC expects to meet at 
least one to two times annually. Meetings may take place by conference 
call or in person. Members of the MHCC undertake additional work 
commitments on subcommittees and task forces regarding issues under 
deliberation.

Nominee Selection and Appointment

    Members of the Consensus Committee are appointed to serve in one of 
three member categories. Nominees will be appointed to fill voting 
member vacancies in the following categories:
    1. Producers--Seven producers or retailers of manufactured housing.
    2. Users--Seven persons representing consumer interests, such as 
consumer organizations, recognized consumer leaders, and owners who are 
residents of manufactured homes.
    3. General Interest and Public Officials--Seven general interest 
and public official members.
    The Act provides that the Secretary shall ensure that all interests 
directly and materially affected by the work of the MHCC have the 
opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by 
any single interest; and may reject the appointment of any one or more 
individuals in order to ensure that there is not dominance by any 
single interest. For purposes of this determination, dominance is 
defined as a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or 
influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation.
    Additional requirements governing appointment and member service 
include:
    (1) Nominees appointed to the User category, and three of the 
individuals appointed to the General Interest and Public Official 
category shall not have a significant financial interest in any segment 
of the manufactured housing industry; or a significant relationship to 
any person engaged in the manufactured housing industry.
    (2) Each member serving in the User category shall be subject to a 
ban disallowing compensation from the manufactured housing industry 
during the period of, and during the one year following, his or her 
membership on the MHCC.
    (3) Nominees selected for appointment to the MHCC shall be required 
to provide disclosures and certifications regarding conflict-of-
interest and eligibility for membership prior to finalizing an 
appointment.
    All selected nominees will be required to submit certifications of 
eligibility under the foregoing criteria as a prerequisite to final 
appointment.

Consensus Committee--Advisory Role

    The MHCC's role is to solely advise the Secretary on the subject 
matter described above.

Federal Advisory Committee Act

    The MHCC is subject to the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), 41 CFR parts 101-6 and 102-3 (the 
FACA Final Rule), and to the Presidential Memorandum, dated June 18, 
2010, directing all heads of executive departments and agencies not to 
make any new appointments or reappointments of federally registered 
lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions. The 
June 18, 2010, Presidential Memorandum authorized the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue guidance to implement 
this policy. On August 13, 2014 (79 FR 47482), OMB issued guidance 
regarding the prohibition against appointing or re-appointing federally 
registered lobbyists to clarify that the ban applies to persons serving 
on advisory committees, boards, and commissions in their individual 
capacity and does not apply if they are specifically appointed to 
represent the interests of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable 
group of persons or nongovernmental entities (an industry sector, labor 
unions, environmental groups, etc.), or state or local governments.

Term of Office

    Consensus Committee members serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary or for a three-year term and for up to two terms.

Nominee Information

    Individuals seeking nomination to the MHCC should submit detailed 
information documenting their qualifications as addressed in the Act 
and this Notice. Individuals may nominate themselves. HUD recommends 
that the application form be accompanied by a resume.

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Additional Information

    The Department will make appointments from nominations submitted in 
response to this Notice. Also, individuals that applied earlier this 
year do not need to re-apply; pursuant to this notice those 
applications are on file and may be considered for future appointments.
    To be considered for appointment to a position of an MHCC member 
whose term expires in December of 2018, the nomination should be 
submitted by November 16, 2018. Appointments will be made at the 
discretion of the Secretary.

    Dated: October 10, 2018.
Vance T. Morris,
Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal 
Housing Commissioner.
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