30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Alternative Inspections-Housing Choice Voucher Program, OMB Control No. 2577-0287, 5684-5685 [2020-01878]

Download as PDF 5684 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 4218 (TTY: 877–875–6028) and employees can call 888–897–7781 (TTY: 877–875–6028) for more information. The public can also email the Form I– 9 Contact Center at i-9central@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Employers and certain agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee (referred to collectively as employers in this notice) must verify the identity and employment authorization of each individual they hire for employment in the United States on Form I–9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I–9 contains three sections. Section 1 of the form collects, at the time of hire, identifying information about the employee (and preparer or translator if used), and requires the employee to attest to whether he or she is a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, lawful permanent resident, or alien authorized to work in the United States. Section 2 of the form collects, within 3 days of the employee’s hire, identifying information about the employer and information regarding the employee’s identity and employment authorization. The employee must present original documentation evidencing his or her identity and employment authorization, which the employer must review. Section 3 of the form is primarily used to verify the continued employment authorization of the employee. This section, if applicable, is completed at the time that the employee’s employment authorization and/or employment authorization documentation recorded in either Section 1 or Section 2 of the form expires. This section may also be used if the employee is rehired within 3 years of the date of the initial completion of the form and to document a name change if Section 3 is otherwise completed. Employers must maintain Forms I–9 for as long as an individual works for the employer and for the required retention period after the termination of an individual’s employment (either 3 years after the date of hire or 1 year after the date employment ended, whichever is later). Also, employers must make their employees’ Forms I–9 available for inspection upon request by officers of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, and the Department of Labor. An employer’s failure to ensure proper completion and retention of Forms I–9 may subject the employer to civil money penalties, and, in some cases, criminal penalties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 On March 1, 2019, USCIS published a 60-day information collection notice in the Federal Register at 84 FR 7101 inviting the public to comment on a proposed extension without change of the Form I–9 and renewal request of the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. USCIS received and responded to 21 comments on the 60day notice. On June 5, 2019, USCIS published a second notice at 84 FR 26140 inviting the public to comment on the proposed extension without change of the Form I–9 for a 30-day period. USCIS included proposed nonsubstantive updates in the online docket for the information collection. USCIS determined that these non-substantive updates do not change the affected population nor the time or cost burden imposed on the respondents, and therefore qualified as an extension without change. On October 21, 2019, OMB approved a three-year extension without change of the updated Form I– 9. See OMB No. 1615–0047 at www.reginfo.gov. II. Changes to Form I–9 In the newly updated Form I–9, USCIS added Eswatini and North Macedonia to the Country of Issuance field in Section 1 and the foreign passport issuing authority field in Section 2 per those countries’ recent name changes. These changes are only visible when completing the fillable Form I–9 on a computer. USCIS updated the following in the form instructions: • Clarified who can act as an authorized representative on behalf of an employer • Updated USCIS website addresses • Provided acceptable document clarifications • Updated the process for requesting the paper Form I–9 • Updated the DHS Privacy Notice III. Use of the Updated Form I–9 In this Notice, USCIS is announcing that as of January 31, 2020, employers should begin using Form I–9 with a version date of ‘‘(Rev. 10/21/2019)’’ to comply with their employment eligibility verification responsibilities. The version date is located in the bottom corner of the form. Employers may continue using the prior version of Form I–9 (Rev. 07/17/ 2017 N) until April 30, 2020. USCIS is allowing employers this additional time to make necessary updates and adjust their business processes. After April 30, 2020, however, the prior version of Form I–9 will no longer be valid for use PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and will be obsolete. The public can download the new Form I–9 from www.uscis.gov/i-9. After April 30, 2020, employers who fail to use Form I–9 (Rev. 10/21/2019) may be subject to all applicable penalties under section 274A of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, as enforced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employers do not need to complete the new Form I–9 (Rev. 10/21/2019) for current employees who already have a properly completed Form I–9 on file, unless reverification applies. Unnecessary verification may violate the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, section 274B of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1324b, which is enforced by the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. IV. Obtaining Forms I–9 (Rev. 10/21/ 2019) Employers may download the new Form I–9 (Rev. 10/21/2019) from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/i-9. Employers can order the paper Form I– 9 at www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-bymail. For more information, the public can contact the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 or visit USCIS’ I–9 Central web page at www.uscis.gov/i9central. A Spanish-language version of the new Form I–9 is also available at www.uscis.gov/i-9 for use in Puerto Rico only. Mark R. Koumans, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2020–01821 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7024–N–07] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Alternative Inspections— Housing Choice Voucher Program, OMB Control No. 2577–0287 AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Office. ACTION: Notice. HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2020 / Notices DATES: Comments Due Date: March 2, 2020. 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, 4517th 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: Dawn Smith, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 3176, 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 Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Smith. 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 for the 60 days was published August 14, 2019 at 84 FR 40434. ADDRESSES: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Alternative Inspections—Housing Choice Voucher Program. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0287. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Under the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher rule, PHAs that elect to rely on an alternative inspection are required to meet the requirements of subpart I of the rule. For any inspection methods and standard selected other than HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), or that performed by HUD, the PHA must submit a request to HUD. PHAs with approved alternative inspection standards must monitor changes to the standards and their methods. Additionally, they must submit a copy of the revised standards and requirements, along with a revised VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 comparison of these standards vs. HQS, to HUD. Respondents (i.e., affected public): State, Local or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,280. Estimated Number of Responses: 32.83. Frequency of Response: 0.0144. Average Hours per Response: 4.54. Total Estimated Burdens: 149 hours. 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: January 22, 2020. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01878 Filed 1–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7024–N–06] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements, OMB Control No. 2502–0267 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5685 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: March 31, 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: 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: Katonia Jackson, Systems Support Manager, Office of Multifamily Housing, Office of Recapitalization, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Katonia at katonia.l.jackson@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402–8380. 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. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A Federal Register notice for the 60 day was published May 22, 2019 at 84 FR 23578. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0267. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change, of previously approved collection. Form Number: Form SF–424, Form HUD–92015–CA, Form HUD–2530, Form HUD–2880, Form HUD–2993, Form HUD–92041, Form HUD–92042, Standard Form LLL. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is a reinstatement with changes of a previously approved collection that E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7024-N-07]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Alternative 
Inspections--Housing Choice Voucher Program, OMB Control No. 2577-0287

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Office.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.

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DATES: Comments Due Date: March 2, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
4517th 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: Dawn Smith, Office of Policy, Programs 
and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 3176, 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 Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available 
documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Smith.

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 for the 60 days was published 
August 14, 2019 at 84 FR 40434.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Alternative Inspections--Housing 
Choice Voucher Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0287.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Under 
the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher rule, PHAs that elect to rely on 
an alternative inspection are required to meet the requirements of 
subpart I of the rule. For any inspection methods and standard selected 
other than HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, Low-Income 
Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), or that performed by HUD, the PHA must 
submit a request to HUD. PHAs with approved alternative inspection 
standards must monitor changes to the standards and their methods. 
Additionally, they must submit a copy of the revised standards and 
requirements, along with a revised comparison of these standards vs. 
HQS, to HUD.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): State, Local or Tribal 
Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,280.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 32.83.
    Frequency of Response: 0.0144.
    Average Hours per Response: 4.54.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 149 hours.

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: January 22, 2020.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-01878 Filed 1-30-20; 8:45 am]
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