60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection, 10117-10118 [2019-05176]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices 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. information can be found at http:// www.hud.gov/foia under ‘‘contact.’’ if an individual believes more than one component maintains Privacy Act records concerning him or her the individual may submit the request to the Chief Privacy Officer, HUD, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 10139, Washington, DC 20410. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: None. Dated: March 13, 2019. John Bravacos, Senior Agency Official for Privacy. A. Overview of Information Collection [FR Doc. 2019–05175 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7015–N–03] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection 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 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 20, 2019. 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, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Title of Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0218. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–4117, HUD– 4119, HUD–52736–A, HUD–52736–B, HUD–52737, HUD–53246, HUD–53247. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The forms included in this collection are associated with the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, as authorized under Title I of the Native American Housing Assistance and SelfDetermination Reauthorization Act (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101). The IHBG program provides funding to eligible Native American tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) in the form of formula-based allocations and competitive awards. IHBG Formula Allocations NAHASDA authorizes HUD to allocate IHBG funds by formula annually. Recipients may use their IHBG funds to carry out a range of affordable housing activities that benefit low-income Indian families living on Indian reservations or in other Indian areas. HUD’s Fiscal Year 2018 Report to Congress states that there are approximately 592 Indian tribes in 34 states that are eligible to participate in the program. To receive an IHBG, a recipient is required to submit an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) annually to the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP). The IHP describes its planned affordable housing activities for its upcoming program year. The IHP is due to ONAP at least 75 days before the recipient’s program year begins. Recipients must also submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) to ONAP within 90 days of the end of their program year. The APR details the PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10117 actual activities and accomplishments of their IHBG-funded housing programs. IHBG Competitive Awards In Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, Congress enacted H.R. 1625— Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. 115–141) (Effective: 3/23/18) that appropriated $99,000,000 each fiscal year for IHBGs awarded on a competitive basis. The IHBG Competitive program will give priority to projects that will spur construction and rehabilitation from NAHASDAeligible recipients while considering need and administrative capacity. Additionally, applicants may apply for other eligible activities under Section 202 of NAHASDA. In Fiscal Year 2019, HUD will make nearly $2,000,000 in IHBG Competitive funds available under a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and will award the funds to the applicants with the highest rated applications, particularly those with the greatest housing need and administrative capacity. The regulations and requirements governing the formuladriven IHBG program will apply to the competitive IHBG program. IHBG Competitive applicants must submit a complete application package which includes a narrative response to the NOFA requirements, Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424), Applicant/ Recipient Disclosure/Update Report (HUD–2880), Acknowledgement of Application Receipt (HUD–2993), and two new forms: IHBG Cost Summary (HUD–53246), and IHBG Implementation Schedule (HUD– 53247). At the end of the 12-month program year, grant recipients submit APRs describing accomplishments, outcomes, and outputs. Attached to this submission are copies of the FY 2018 Appropriations language for the competitive IHBG program, FY 2019 IHBG Competitive NOFA, NAHASDA statute, and NAHASDA regulations at 24 CFR part 1000. HUD–52737: Indian Housing Plan/ Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR). A recipient of IHBG funds is required to submit an IHP/APR (HUD–52737) that consists of two components. The Indian Housing Plan (IHP) component describes the eligible IHBG-funded, affordable housing activities the recipient plans to conduct for the benefit of low- and moderate-income tribal members and identifies the intended outcomes and outputs for the upcoming 12-month program year. At the end of the 12-month period, the recipient submits the Annual Performance Report (APR) component E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 10118 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / Notices to describe (1) the use of grant funds during the prior 12-month period; (2) the actual outcomes and outputs achieved; (3) program accomplishments; and (4) jobs supported by IHBG-funded activities. (NAHASDA §§ 102 and 404). HUD–4117 and HUD–4119: Formula Response Form and Guidelines for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. IHBG recipients are responsible for notifying HUD of changes to the Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) component of the IHBG formula. HUD is notified of changes in the FCAS through the Formula Response Form (HUD–4117). IHBG recipients or HUD may challenge the data from the U.S. Decennial Census or provide an alternative source of data by submitting the Guidelines for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. Census challenges (HUD– 4119) are due to HUD by March 30th of each fiscal year, as stipulated at 24 CFR 1000.336. HUD–52736–A and B: Depository Agreements. IHBG recipients have the option of investing IHBG funds in eligible instruments with bankers and brokers by using the Depository Agreement for bankers (HUD–52736–A) and the Depository Agreement for brokers (HUD–52736–B). These agreements may be executed at any time. Respondents (i.e., affected public): Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, tribally designated housing entities, banks, and brokers. AVERAGE HOURS PER RESPONSE, AND TOTAL ESTIMATED BURDENS Indian housing block grant program Form name HUD–52737 ............................ HUD–4117 .............................. HUD–4119 .............................. HUD–52736–A ........................ HP/APR .......................... Formula Correction ........ Formula Challenge ......... Depository Agreement (Banker). Depository Agreement (Broker). IHBG Competitive Grant Application. HUD–52736–B ........................ SF–424, HUD–2880, HUD– 2993, HUD–53246, HUD– 53247. Total ................................. ......................................... 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Number of responses Jkt 247001 Frequency of response Respondent annual burden hours 2 1 1 1 1,584 300 15 394 62 0.5 150 0.25 98,208 150 2,250 99 394 1 394 0.25 99 500 1 500 80 40,000 2,395 7 3,187 293 140,805 [FR Doc. 2019–05176 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2018–N016; FXES11140400000–190–FF04E00000] Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation or survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. SUMMARY: Frm 00099 Burden hour for response 792 300 15 394 Dated: March 1, 2019. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, ‘‘Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. PO 00000 Responses annually Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We must receive written data or comments on the applications by April 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Reviewing Documents: Documents and other information submitted with the applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. Submit a request for a copy of such documents to Karen Marlowe (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Submitting Comments: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Ecological Services, 1875 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345 (Attn: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator). • Email: permitsR4ES@fws.gov. Please include your name and return address in your email message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that we have received your email message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Marlowe, Permit Coordinator, 404–679–7097 (telephone), karen_ marlowe@fws.gov (email), or 404–679– 7081 (fax). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal DATES: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 19, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7015-N-03]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing 
Block Grant (IHBG) Program Information Collection

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 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: May 20, 2019.

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 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: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) 
Program Information Collection.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0218.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD-4117, HUD-4119, HUD-52736-A, HUD-52736-B, HUD-
52737, HUD-53246, HUD-53247.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
forms included in this collection are associated with the Indian 
Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, as authorized under Title I of the 
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination 
Reauthorization Act (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101). The IHBG program 
provides funding to eligible Native American tribes and tribally 
designated housing entities (TDHEs) in the form of formula-based 
allocations and competitive awards.

IHBG Formula Allocations

    NAHASDA authorizes HUD to allocate IHBG funds by formula annually. 
Recipients may use their IHBG funds to carry out a range of affordable 
housing activities that benefit low-income Indian families living on 
Indian reservations or in other Indian areas. HUD's Fiscal Year 2018 
Report to Congress states that there are approximately 592 Indian 
tribes in 34 states that are eligible to participate in the program.
    To receive an IHBG, a recipient is required to submit an Indian 
Housing Plan (IHP) annually to the Office of Native American Programs 
(ONAP). The IHP describes its planned affordable housing activities for 
its upcoming program year. The IHP is due to ONAP at least 75 days 
before the recipient's program year begins.
    Recipients must also submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) to 
ONAP within 90 days of the end of their program year. The APR details 
the actual activities and accomplishments of their IHBG-funded housing 
programs.

IHBG Competitive Awards

    In Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, Congress enacted H.R. 1625--
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. 115-141) (Effective: 3/
23/18) that appropriated $99,000,000 each fiscal year for IHBGs awarded 
on a competitive basis. The IHBG Competitive program will give priority 
to projects that will spur construction and rehabilitation from 
NAHASDA-eligible recipients while considering need and administrative 
capacity. Additionally, applicants may apply for other eligible 
activities under Section 202 of NAHASDA.
    In Fiscal Year 2019, HUD will make nearly $2,000,000 in IHBG 
Competitive funds available under a Notice of Funding Availability 
(NOFA) and will award the funds to the applicants with the highest 
rated applications, particularly those with the greatest housing need 
and administrative capacity. The regulations and requirements governing 
the formula-driven IHBG program will apply to the competitive IHBG 
program.
    IHBG Competitive applicants must submit a complete application 
package which includes a narrative response to the NOFA requirements, 
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), Applicant/Recipient 
Disclosure/Update Report (HUD-2880), Acknowledgement of Application 
Receipt (HUD-2993), and two new forms: IHBG Cost Summary (HUD-53246), 
and IHBG Implementation Schedule (HUD-53247). At the end of the 12-
month program year, grant recipients submit APRs describing 
accomplishments, outcomes, and outputs.
    Attached to this submission are copies of the FY 2018 
Appropriations language for the competitive IHBG program, FY 2019 IHBG 
Competitive NOFA, NAHASDA statute, and NAHASDA regulations at 24 CFR 
part 1000.
    HUD-52737: Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR). 
A recipient of IHBG funds is required to submit an IHP/APR (HUD-52737) 
that consists of two components. The Indian Housing Plan (IHP) 
component describes the eligible IHBG-funded, affordable housing 
activities the recipient plans to conduct for the benefit of low- and 
moderate-income tribal members and identifies the intended outcomes and 
outputs for the upcoming 12-month program year. At the end of the 12-
month period, the recipient submits the Annual Performance Report (APR) 
component

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to describe (1) the use of grant funds during the prior 12-month 
period; (2) the actual outcomes and outputs achieved; (3) program 
accomplishments; and (4) jobs supported by IHBG-funded activities. 
(NAHASDA Sec. Sec.  102 and 404).
    HUD-4117 and HUD-4119: Formula Response Form and Guidelines for 
Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. IHBG recipients are 
responsible for notifying HUD of changes to the Formula Current 
Assisted Stock (FCAS) component of the IHBG formula. HUD is notified of 
changes in the FCAS through the Formula Response Form (HUD-4117). IHBG 
recipients or HUD may challenge the data from the U.S. Decennial Census 
or provide an alternative source of data by submitting the Guidelines 
for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document. Census challenges 
(HUD-4119) are due to HUD by March 30th of each fiscal year, as 
stipulated at 24 CFR 1000.336.
    HUD-52736-A and B: Depository Agreements. IHBG recipients have the 
option of investing IHBG funds in eligible instruments with bankers and 
brokers by using the Depository Agreement for bankers (HUD-52736-A) and 
the Depository Agreement for brokers (HUD-52736-B). These agreements 
may be executed at any time.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): Native American tribes, Alaska 
Native villages and corporations, tribally designated housing entities, 
banks, and brokers.

                                                 Average Hours per Response, and Total Estimated Burdens
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                                                                                                                                            Respondent
    Indian housing block grant program                Form name              Number of     Frequency of      Responses      Burden hour    annual burden
                                                                             responses       response        annually      for response        hours
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HUD-52737.................................  HP/APR......................             792               2           1,584              62          98,208
HUD-4117..................................  Formula Correction..........             300               1             300             0.5             150
HUD-4119..................................  Formula Challenge...........              15               1              15             150           2,250
HUD-52736-A...............................  Depository Agreement                     394               1             394            0.25              99
                                             (Banker).
HUD-52736-B...............................  Depository Agreement                     394               1             394            0.25              99
                                             (Broker).
SF-424, HUD-2880, HUD-2993, HUD-53246, HUD- IHBG Competitive Grant                   500               1             500              80          40,000
 53247.                                      Application.
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    Total.................................  ............................           2,395               7           3,187             293         140,805
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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: March 1, 2019.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
``Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
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