30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration 2577-0289, 67952-67953 [2019-26695]

Download as PDF 67952 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: Ivery W. Himes, Director, Office of Single Family Asset Management (OSFAM), Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Ivery Himes at Ivery.W.Himes@hud.gov or telephone 202–708–1672. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Himes. 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 that solicited public comments on the information for a period of 60 days was published on July 2, 2019. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: FHAInsured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Loss Mitigation Program. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0589. Type of Request: Extension. Form Numbers: HUD–27011, HUD– 90035, HUD–90041, HUD–90045, HUD– 90051, HUD–90052. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: FHA’s Loss Mitigation program/options (24 CFR 203.501) and incentives efforts provide mortgagees with reimbursement for using tools to bring a delinquent FHA-insured mortgage loan current in as short a time as possible, to provide an alternative to foreclosure to the extent possible, and to minimize losses to the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. Home retention options promote reinstatement of the mortgage, allowing the mortgagor to retain home ownership, while disposition options assist mortgagors who cannot recover with an alternative to foreclosure. The HUD forms used are part of the collection effort for non-performing insured mortgage loans. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Respondents (i.e. affected public): Mortgagees or Mortgagors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 414,022. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,896,394.69. Frequency of Response: 4.5804201. Average Hours per Response: 0.63554. Total Estimated Burdens: 1,205,234.68. 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 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: November 12, 2019. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Officer of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–26697 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7011–N–55] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration 2577–0289 Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 additional days of public comment. This Information Collection was previously approved as an Emergency PRA, with the specific intent of expeditiously testing revisions to the inspection standards and protocol through a demonstration program to enable enhanced identification and resolution of health and safety deficiencies in HUD-assisted/insured housing. Due to the urgency to expedite the Emergency PRA, a mathematical error was noted in the burden requirement and corrections have been made accordingly. A revision to correct the burden hours is being requested to correct the hours from 11,950 to 12,150 burden hours. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 13, 2020. 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 HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on August 14, 2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0289. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD’s E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has developed a new inspection model entitled the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). Prior to nationwide implementation, REAC will test NSPIRE through a multistage Demonstration to identify potential adjustments to standards, protocols, and processes. HUD will ask public housing agencies (PHAs), and owners and agents (OAs) (collectively referred to as POAs) to participate in this Demonstration through a voluntary application process and plans to test this model with approximately 4,500 properties. HUD is developing a standardized electronic system and data exchange standard for this collection and will distribute self-inspection software for properties to collect and submit this data electronically. Within the scope of this collection, HUD requests the following information from participating POAs: An annual selfinspection report or work order receipts; a property profile; copies of building system certificates; local code violations over the rolling calendar year; and participation in feedback sessions. 1. Many POAs have statutory, regulatory, or housing program contractual requirements to conduct an annual self-inspection of the property, Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response 35,000 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Responses per annum 0.1285715 B. Solicitation of Public Comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 including all the dwelling units. POAs will be provided with self-inspection software that will enable them to easily document and submit deficiencies across the rolling calendar year. In lieu of submitting a self-inspection report, POAs can electronically submit work order receipts from across the rolling calendar year. This data provides reasonable assurance that every dwelling unit was evaluated for deficiencies and maintenance needs. 2. POAs will submit a property profile documenting the: Owner company name, physical address, type of housing (e.g. Section 8), structure type, number of buildings, number of floors, number of units, if there is an attached garage, types of fuel-burning appliances, and an updated floor plan. 3. POAs will submit an electronic copy of all building system certificates. These certificates include but are not limited to elevators, fire alarm systems (including carbon monoxide detectors if part of the fire alarm system), sprinkler systems, boilers (HVAC or domestic water), and lead-based paint inspection reports. HUD believes that it is important for POAs to provide this information annually as the inoperability of these systems can have a substantial effect on the resident. Burden hour per response 4,500 2.7 hours per property. 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: November 12, 2019. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–26695 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 4. POAs will submit a list of local code violations for which the property was cited over the rolling calendar year. HUD regulations, at 24 CFR 5.703(g), require HUD housing to adhere to local code. HUD believes that compliance (or non-compliance) with local code can serve as an important indicator as to whether a property is conducting regular maintenance and whether it is providing acceptable basic housing conditions. 5. Finally, HUD will ask 900 POAs to provide feedback on the NSPIRE Demonstration via one in-person listening session. With this information, HUD will be better able to refine inspection standards and protocols, ensuring resident housing is decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. Without information from the property’s annual self-inspection, HUD’s interests will not be protected, and HUD will not be able to easily identify risks due to neglected maintenance. Analyzing self-inspection data will allow HUD to better identify these risks and improve the accuracy of property assessments, the consistency of inspections, and ultimately to provide residents with quality affordable housing. Respondents: POAs participating in the NSPIRE Demonstration. Annual burden hours 12,150 Hourly cost per response $22.76 Annual cost $276,534 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2019–0108; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Receipt of 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, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 67953 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 239 (Thursday, December 12, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67952-67953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26695]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7011-N-55]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: National 
Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) 
Demonstration 2577-0289

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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 additional days of public 
comment. This Information Collection was previously approved as an 
Emergency PRA, with the specific intent of expeditiously testing 
revisions to the inspection standards and protocol through a 
demonstration program to enable enhanced identification and resolution 
of health and safety deficiencies in HUD-assisted/insured housing. Due 
to the urgency to expedite the Emergency PRA, a mathematical error was 
noted in the burden requirement and corrections have been made 
accordingly. A revision to correct the burden hours is being requested 
to correct the hours from 11,950 to 12,150 burden hours.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 13, 2020.

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 HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
[email protected] or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing 
or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard. The Federal Register notice that solicited 
public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days 
was published on August 14, 2019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has 
submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection 
described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: National Standards for the 
Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0289.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD's

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Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) has developed a new inspection 
model entitled the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of 
Real Estate (NSPIRE). Prior to nationwide implementation, REAC will 
test NSPIRE through a multistage Demonstration to identify potential 
adjustments to standards, protocols, and processes. HUD will ask public 
housing agencies (PHAs), and owners and agents (OAs) (collectively 
referred to as POAs) to participate in this Demonstration through a 
voluntary application process and plans to test this model with 
approximately 4,500 properties.
    HUD is developing a standardized electronic system and data 
exchange standard for this collection and will distribute self-
inspection software for properties to collect and submit this data 
electronically. Within the scope of this collection, HUD requests the 
following information from participating POAs: An annual self-
inspection report or work order receipts; a property profile; copies of 
building system certificates; local code violations over the rolling 
calendar year; and participation in feedback sessions.
    1. Many POAs have statutory, regulatory, or housing program 
contractual requirements to conduct an annual self-inspection of the 
property, including all the dwelling units. POAs will be provided with 
self-inspection software that will enable them to easily document and 
submit deficiencies across the rolling calendar year. In lieu of 
submitting a self-inspection report, POAs can electronically submit 
work order receipts from across the rolling calendar year. This data 
provides reasonable assurance that every dwelling unit was evaluated 
for deficiencies and maintenance needs.
    2. POAs will submit a property profile documenting the: Owner 
company name, physical address, type of housing (e.g. Section 8), 
structure type, number of buildings, number of floors, number of units, 
if there is an attached garage, types of fuel-burning appliances, and 
an updated floor plan.
    3. POAs will submit an electronic copy of all building system 
certificates. These certificates include but are not limited to 
elevators, fire alarm systems (including carbon monoxide detectors if 
part of the fire alarm system), sprinkler systems, boilers (HVAC or 
domestic water), and lead-based paint inspection reports. HUD believes 
that it is important for POAs to provide this information annually as 
the inoperability of these systems can have a substantial effect on the 
resident.
    4. POAs will submit a list of local code violations for which the 
property was cited over the rolling calendar year. HUD regulations, at 
24 CFR 5.703(g), require HUD housing to adhere to local code. HUD 
believes that compliance (or non-compliance) with local code can serve 
as an important indicator as to whether a property is conducting 
regular maintenance and whether it is providing acceptable basic 
housing conditions.
    5. Finally, HUD will ask 900 POAs to provide feedback on the NSPIRE 
Demonstration via one in-person listening session. With this 
information, HUD will be better able to refine inspection standards and 
protocols, ensuring resident housing is decent, safe, sanitary, and in 
good repair.
    Without information from the property's annual self-inspection, 
HUD's interests will not be protected, and HUD will not be able to 
easily identify risks due to neglected maintenance. Analyzing self-
inspection data will allow HUD to better identify these risks and 
improve the accuracy of property assessments, the consistency of 
inspections, and ultimately to provide residents with quality 
affordable housing.
    Respondents: POAs participating in the NSPIRE Demonstration.

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                                     Number of     Frequency of    Responses per      Burden hour per      Annual burden    Hourly cost
     Information collection         respondents      response          annum             response              hours       per response     Annual cost
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                                          35,000       0.1285715           4,500  2.7 hours per property          12,150          $22.76        $276,534
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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 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: November 12, 2019.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-26695 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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