30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan, 58167-58168 [2019-23701]

Download as PDF 58167 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / Notices and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email her at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person 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. Information collection Number of respondents This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on August 2, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Electronic Line of Credit Control System Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response (eLOCCS) System Access Authorization Form Collection. OMB Approval Number: 2535–0102. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD—27054e. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: An authorization form is submitted to establish access to the eLOCCS payment system. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost HUD—27054e .............. 2,420.00 1.00 2,420.00 0.17 411.40 $24.29 $9,992.91 Total ...................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 411.40 24.29 9,992.91 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: October 3, 2019. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23691 Filed 10–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Oct 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7011–N–43] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual 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 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 29, 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, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Development, 451 7th Street SW, (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), 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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comments on the information for a period days was published on October 9, 2018. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0226. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change, of previously approved collection of which approval has expired. Form Number(s): HUD–50075–5Y, HUD–50075–ST, HUD–50075–SM, HUD–50075 HCV, HUD–50075–HP, 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: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 58168 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / Notices Register on October 09, 2018 (FR 83, 50676) and allowed 60-days for public comment. Four public comments were received, and responses were sent. The comments referenced the challenges of including the Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement in the Annual Pubic Housing Agency (PHA) Plan process for PHAs that join MTW under the 2016 Appropriations Act (i.e., MTW Expansion) as well as certain changes proposed to the original PHA Plan templates and certifications. Due to the MTW Supplement undergoing significant revisions, all references to it has been withdrawn from the collection for now and will be added again at a later time. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment on the original PHA Plan Templates and certifications alone. The 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 each fiscal year. The PHA Plans informs HUD, residents, and the public of the PHA’s goals, programs, and activities for serving the housing needs of low, very low-income, and extremely low-income families and its strategy for addressing those needs. This information helps hold PHAs accountable to HUD, residents, and the local community for how PHAs intend to spend their funding and operate their programs. Also, PHA Plans allow HUD to review the PHA’s proposed changes in the administration and operation of HUDfunded housing programs. In July 2016, HUD revised the collection in response to public comments urging HUD to return to earlier multiple versions of the PHA Plan template and certifications by PHA type (e.g., standard, small, high performer, Housing Choice Voucher/ HCV-only) instead of a ‘‘One-Size Fits All’’ form. Also, HUD added a section to accommodate new requirements for PHAs under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, to reflect other public comments from 2013, and implement a minor change made in late 2014. OMB approved these changes, but the 2016 versions of the forms were not made public due to the Department’s review of AFFH Rule implementation activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Oct 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 With this current proposed information collection, HUD intends to further modify the 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan Templates, as well as the accompanying certification forms in the following manner: (1) Revise the instructions provided on items related to the AFFH Rule, reflecting that, until HUD approves a revised Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Tool and template, PHAs would not be specifying fair housing strategies actions in their PHA Plans. Instead, PHAs would rely on their corresponding community’s Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair housing until choice and undertake activities to support their civil rights certification specified in PHA Plan regulations promulgated prior to August 17, 2015. (See Federal Register Notice 5173–N–17 (May 23, 2018).) (2) Revise PHA certifications to bring them up to date with HUD program and AFFH requirements, and to give PHAs an optional blank answer section to explain how they are not able to certify compliance with civil rights authorities and certain specific requirements. (3) Revise the introductory text and signature blocks on certification forms to distinguish the PHA Executive Director (ED) and Board Chairperson. In addition, it should be noted that, due to the de-coupling of reporting on Capital Fund Program activities and plans from PHA Plan submissions in 2016, (i.e., Form HUD–50075.1 and Form HUD–50075.2 Capital Fund Annual Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report and 5-Year Action Plan forms), the burden hours associated with these two forms (10,070) as reflected in the estimate under OMB no. 2577–0226 were removed. Finally, revisions to the reporting burden reflect a reduction in the total number of, active PHAs. 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 a PHA’s public and other assisted housing programs due to conversion under 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: 4,838.40. Frequency of Response: 1.28. Average Hours per Response: 2.70. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Burden: 13,063.68. 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 automated data collection techniques or other forms of information technology, such as 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: October 16, 2019. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23701 Filed 10–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7011–N–48] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form HUD–92266 Application for Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA); OMB Control No.: 2502– 0275 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, 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 an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 29, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7011-N-43]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing 
Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual 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 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: November 29, 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 
[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, (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), 
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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comments 
on the information for a period days was published on October 9, 2018.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year 
and Annual Plan.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0226.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement with change, of previously approved 
collection of which approval has expired.
    Form Number(s): HUD-50075-5Y, HUD-50075-ST, HUD-50075-SM, HUD-50075 
HCV, HUD-50075-HP, 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:
    Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
(HUD) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a 
request to review and approve the information collection listed below. 
This proposed information collection was previously published in the 
Federal

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Register on October 09, 2018 (FR 83, 50676) and allowed 60-days for 
public comment. Four public comments were received, and responses were 
sent. The comments referenced the challenges of including the Moving to 
Work (MTW) Supplement in the Annual Pubic Housing Agency (PHA) Plan 
process for PHAs that join MTW under the 2016 Appropriations Act (i.e., 
MTW Expansion) as well as certain changes proposed to the original PHA 
Plan templates and certifications. Due to the MTW Supplement undergoing 
significant revisions, all references to it has been withdrawn from the 
collection for now and will be added again at a later time. The purpose 
of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment on 
the original PHA Plan Templates and certifications alone.
    The 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 each fiscal year.
    The PHA Plans informs HUD, residents, and the public of the PHA's 
goals, programs, and activities for serving the housing needs of low, 
very low-income, and extremely low-income families and its strategy for 
addressing those needs. This information helps hold PHAs accountable to 
HUD, residents, and the local community for how PHAs intend to spend 
their funding and operate their programs. Also, PHA Plans allow HUD to 
review the PHA's proposed changes in the administration and operation 
of HUD-funded housing programs.
    In July 2016, HUD revised the collection in response to public 
comments urging HUD to return to earlier multiple versions of the PHA 
Plan template and certifications by PHA type (e.g., standard, small, 
high performer, Housing Choice Voucher/HCV-only) instead of a ``One-
Size Fits All'' form. Also, HUD added a section to accommodate new 
requirements for PHAs under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing 
(AFFH) Rule, to reflect other public comments from 2013, and implement 
a minor change made in late 2014. OMB approved these changes, but the 
2016 versions of the forms were not made public due to the Department's 
review of AFFH Rule implementation activities.
    With this current proposed information collection, HUD intends to 
further modify the 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan Templates, as well as the 
accompanying certification forms in the following manner:
    (1) Revise the instructions provided on items related to the AFFH 
Rule, reflecting that, until HUD approves a revised Assessment of Fair 
Housing (AFH) Tool and template, PHAs would not be specifying fair 
housing strategies actions in their PHA Plans. Instead, PHAs would rely 
on their corresponding community's Analysis of Impediments (AI) to fair 
housing until choice and undertake activities to support their civil 
rights certification specified in PHA Plan regulations promulgated 
prior to August 17, 2015. (See Federal Register Notice 5173-N-17 (May 
23, 2018).)
    (2) Revise PHA certifications to bring them up to date with HUD 
program and AFFH requirements, and to give PHAs an optional blank 
answer section to explain how they are not able to certify compliance 
with civil rights authorities and certain specific requirements.
    (3) Revise the introductory text and signature blocks on 
certification forms to distinguish the PHA Executive Director (ED) and 
Board Chairperson.
    In addition, it should be noted that, due to the de-coupling of 
reporting on Capital Fund Program activities and plans from PHA Plan 
submissions in 2016, (i.e., Form HUD-50075.1 and Form HUD-50075.2 
Capital Fund Annual Statement/Performance and Evaluation Report and 5-
Year Action Plan forms), the burden hours associated with these two 
forms (10,070) as reflected in the estimate under OMB no. 2577-0226 
were removed.
    Finally, revisions to the reporting burden reflect a reduction in 
the total number of, active PHAs. 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 a PHA's public and other 
assisted housing programs due to conversion under 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: 4,838.40.
    Frequency of Response: 1.28.
    Average Hours per Response: 2.70.
    Total Estimated Burden: 13,063.68.

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 automated data 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, such as 
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: October 16, 2019.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-23701 Filed 10-29-19; 8:45 am]
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