60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities, 8604-8605 [2020-03063]

Download as PDF 8604 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices B. Solicitation of Public Comment DATES: 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: February 3, 2020. Seth D. Appleton, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2020–03059 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. 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. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. ADDRESSES: A. Overview of Information Collection [Docket No. FR–7029–N–02] SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: April 14, 2020. Title of Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities. OMB Approval Number: N/A. Type of Request (i.e., new, revision or extension of currently approved collection): New collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: To assess the cost-effectiveness of factorybuilt housing as a potential affordable housing option in urban and suburban communities, HUD seeks to better understand the regulatory barriers preventing or limiting the use of factorybuilt housing. This study is framed by the general research question: What are the main drivers or barriers to the financing, siting and development of factory-built housing systems in various communities? A significant portion of PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the work of this study will involve identifying the types of barriers, their potential impact (or stringency), and their use in various communities. This process will involve research on several different communities in order to develop a typology of different barriers, catalog the community contexts where different barriers are more prevalent, and develop opportunity cost estimates of different barriers in different contexts. Information will be collected online and by telephone from local land use planning officials and manufacturers and dealers of factorybuilt housing to help determine the extent to which regulatory barriers limit the development of factory-built housing systems as an affordable housing option. Members of affected public: This study will involve collecting information from two primary groups (1) Local land use planning officials (2) Manufacturers and dealers of factorybuilt housing. Estimated Number of Respondents: 125. The objective of this study is to conduct in-depth telephone interviews with local land use planning officials on regulatory barriers to factory-built housing from a sample of 30 communities, for a total of 30 completed interviews. The study team anticipates contacting multiple individuals in the land use planning department from each sampled community to ascertain the targeted respondent. Therefore, the total estimated number of community respondents is estimated at 120 (i.e., 4 persons per community). In-depth interviews will also be conducted with 5 manufacturers or dealers of factorybuilt housing. Estimated Time per Response: 0.36 hours. The estimated time per response will vary depending on the respondent category (e.g., informant vs. respondent) and may range from 5 to 45 minutes. Indepth interviews will not exceed 45 minutes. Across all study respondents, the average estimated time per response is 0.36 hours. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 45 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time estimated to be $1,740. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: The survey is conducted under Title 12, United States Code, Section 1701Z and Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44, U.S.C., 35, as amended. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8605 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Cost Outreach Efforts ........... In-Depth Interviews ...... In-Depth Interviews (Manufacturers/Dealers) ........................... 90 30 1 1 90 30 0.21 0.75 19 22 $36.65 36.65 $696 806 5 1 5 0.75 4 59.56 238 Total ...................... 125 1 125 0.36 45 38.67 1,740 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: February 3, 2020. Seth D. Appleton, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2020–03063 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–FAC–2019–N173] Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; Call for Nominations Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Call for nominations. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Responses per annum The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for membership on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: Nominations can be submitted by email or mail. Email submissions SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 must be dated March 6, 2020 and mailed submissions must be postmarked. ADDRESSES: Please address your nomination letters to Ms. Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Submit your nomination letters via email, U.S. mail, or hand-delivery to Linda Friar, Designated Federal Officer; Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Mailstop 3C016A– FAC; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803, linda_friar@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Friar, at the above address, via email at linda_friar@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2056. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council advises the Secretary, through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on aquatic conservation endeavors that benefit recreational fishery resources and recreational boating and that encourage partnerships among industry, the public, and government. The Council conducts its operations in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). The Council functions solely as an advisory body. Four current members’ terms expire April 1, 2020. Council Duties The Council’s duties and responsibilities, where applicable, are as follows: a. Providing advice that will assist the Secretary in carrying out the authorities of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956. b. Fulfilling responsibilities established by Executive Order 12962: (1) Monitoring specific Federal activities affecting aquatic systems and the recreational fisheries they support. (2) Reviewing and evaluating the relation of Federal policies and activities to the status and conditions of recreational fishery resources. c. Recommending policies or programs to increase public awareness and support for the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. d. Recommending policies or programs that foster conservation and PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ethics in recreational fishing and boating. e. Recommending policies or programs to stimulate angler and boater participation in the conservation and restoration of aquatic resources through outreach and education. f. Advising how the Secretary can foster communication and coordination among government, industry, anglers, boaters, and the public. g. Providing recommendations for implementation of Secretary’s Order 3347—Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation, and Secretary’s Order 3356—Hunting, Fishing, Recreational Shooting, and Wildlife Conservation Opportunities and Coordination with States, Tribes, and Territories. h. Providing recommendations for implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies specified in section 2 of Executive Order 13777— Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; Executive Order 12866—Regulatory Planning and Review, as amended; and section 6 of Executive Order 13563—Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review. Council Makeup The Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are ex officio members. The Council may consist of no more than 18 members and up to 16 alternates appointed by the Secretary for a term not to exceed 3 years. Appointees will be selected from among, but not limited to, the following national interest groups: a. State fish and wildlife resource management agencies (two members— one a Director of a coastal State, and one a Director of an inland State); b. Saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing organizations; c. Recreational boating organizations; d. Recreational fishing and boating industries; e. Recreational fishery resources conservation organizations; f. Tribal resource management organizations; g. Aquatic resource outreach and education organizations; and E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8604-8605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03063]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7029-N-02]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for 
Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of 
Factory-Built Housing in American Communities

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, 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: April 14, 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5534 
(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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at 
[email protected] or telephone 202-402-5535. 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. Guido.

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: Strategies for Removing the 
Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built 
Housing in American Communities.
    OMB Approval Number: N/A.
    Type of Request (i.e., new, revision or extension of currently 
approved collection): New collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: To 
assess the cost-effectiveness of factory-built housing as a potential 
affordable housing option in urban and suburban communities, HUD seeks 
to better understand the regulatory barriers preventing or limiting the 
use of factory-built housing. This study is framed by the general 
research question: What are the main drivers or barriers to the 
financing, siting and development of factory-built housing systems in 
various communities? A significant portion of the work of this study 
will involve identifying the types of barriers, their potential impact 
(or stringency), and their use in various communities. This process 
will involve research on several different communities in order to 
develop a typology of different barriers, catalog the community 
contexts where different barriers are more prevalent, and develop 
opportunity cost estimates of different barriers in different contexts. 
Information will be collected online and by telephone from local land 
use planning officials and manufacturers and dealers of factory-built 
housing to help determine the extent to which regulatory barriers limit 
the development of factory-built housing systems as an affordable 
housing option.
    Members of affected public: This study will involve collecting 
information from two primary groups (1) Local land use planning 
officials (2) Manufacturers and dealers of factory-built housing.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 125. The objective of this study 
is to conduct in-depth telephone interviews with local land use 
planning officials on regulatory barriers to factory-built housing from 
a sample of 30 communities, for a total of 30 completed interviews. The 
study team anticipates contacting multiple individuals in the land use 
planning department from each sampled community to ascertain the 
targeted respondent. Therefore, the total estimated number of community 
respondents is estimated at 120 (i.e., 4 persons per community). In-
depth interviews will also be conducted with 5 manufacturers or dealers 
of factory-built housing.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.36 hours. The estimated time per 
response will vary depending on the respondent category (e.g., 
informant vs. respondent) and may range from 5 to 45 minutes. In-depth 
interviews will not exceed 45 minutes. Across all study respondents, 
the average estimated time per response is 0.36 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 45 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to respondents is that 
of their time estimated to be $1,740.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: The survey is conducted under Title 12, United 
States Code, Section 1701Z and Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44, U.S.C., 35, as amended.

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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
         Information collection             respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response        Cost
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Outreach Efforts........................              90               1              90            0.21              19          $36.65            $696
In-Depth Interviews.....................              30               1              30            0.75              22           36.65             806
In-Depth Interviews (Manufacturers/                    5               1               5            0.75               4           59.56             238
 Dealers)...............................
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    Total...............................             125               1             125            0.36              45           38.67           1,740
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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: February 3, 2020.
 Seth D. Appleton,
 Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2020-03063 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P