60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements, 73743-73744 [2020-25594]

Download as PDF 73743 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 224 / Thursday, November 19, 2020 / Notices Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 9170, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3848. [FR Doc. 2020–25476 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7029–N–09] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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: January 19, 2021. 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 SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents 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. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, Demonstration and Data Analysis Cooperative Agreements. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0299. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: PD&R intends to establish cooperative agreements with qualified for-profit and nonprofit research organizations and universities to conduct research, demonstrations, and data analysis. PD&R will issue a Notice of Funding Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Availability (NOFA) describing the cooperative research program. Management of PD&R cooperative agreements for research and demonstrations will require periodic reporting of progress. This information collection will be limited to recipients of cooperative agreements. Type of Request: (i.e., new, revision or extension of currently approved collection): Revision. Agency Form Numbers: No agency forms will be used. The quarterly reporting will be accomplished through a short narrative report. Respondents: HUD anticipates that approximately 14–18 organizations will be selected for cooperative agreement award. Recipients of the cooperative agreements will be the sole members of the affected public for the reporting requirement. Members of Affected Public: For-profit and nonprofit organizations that apply to participate under the cooperative research agreements NOFA. Estimated Number of Respondents frequency of response, and hours of response: HUD anticipates that a maximum of 10 organizations will receive cooperative agreements. Quarterly progress reporting, other mandatory federal reporting and recordkeeping requirements are estimated at 72 labor hours annually for each awardee during the life of the agreement. The total estimated burden for progress reporting by all participants is 648 hours annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 648. Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondents is that of their time. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Cost Quarterly Reports ......... Other Reports .............. Recordkeeping ............. 18 18 18 4 1 1 72 18 18 4 4 16 288 72 288 $0 0 0 $0 0 0 Total ...................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 648 ........................ 0 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Nov 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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 ofinformation technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Seth Appleton, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 73744 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 224 / Thursday, November 19, 2020 / Notices Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Service, MS: PRB/3W, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. Nacheshia Foxx, Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Alfredo Begazo, by telephone at (772) 469–4234 or via email at alfredo_ begazo@fws.gov. Individuals who are hearing impaired or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–25594 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2020–0135; FXES11140400000–178–FF04EF2000] Receipt of Incidental Take Permit Application and Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan for the Sand Skink and Blue-Tailed Mole Skink; Highlands County, FL; Categorical Exclusion Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments and information. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Palmetto Avon Park-HWY 17, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act. The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink and blue-tailed mole skink incidental to the construction of a commercial development in Highlands County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), and on the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before December 21, 2020. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: You may obtain copies of the documents online in Docket No. FWS–R4–ES–2020–0135 at http://www.regulations.gov. Submitting Comments: If you wish to submit comments on any of the documents, you may do so in writing through the following methods: • Online: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–R4–ES– 2020–0135. • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–R4– ES–2020–0135; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 19:40 Nov 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce receipt of an application from Palmetto Avon Park-HWY 17, LLC (applicant) for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) and bluetailed mole skink (Eumeces egregious lividus) (skinks) incidental to the construction of a commercial development in Highlands County, Florida. We request public comment on the application, which includes the applicant’s HCP, and on the Service’s preliminary determination that this HCP qualifies as ‘‘low-effect,’’ categorically excluded under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Sep<11>2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project The applicant requests a 5-year ITP to take skinks through the conversion of approximately 0.9 acres of occupied skink foraging and sheltering habitat incidental to the construction of a commercial development on a 1.35-acre parcel in Section 6, Township 34S, Range 29E in Highlands County, Florida. The applicant proposes to mitigate for take of the skinks by purchasing credits equivalent to 1.80 acre of skink-occupied habitat from a Service-approved conservation bank in Highlands County. The Service would require the applicant to purchase the credits prior to engaging in any phase of the project. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made available to the public. While you may request that we withhold your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including the construction of stores, driveways, parking areas, a storm water pond, and associated infrastructure (e.g., electric, water, and sewer lines) would individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the skinks and the environment. Therefore, we have preliminarily concluded that the ITP for this project would qualify for categorical exclusion and the HCP would be low effect under our NEPA regulations at 43 CFR 46.205 and 46.210. A low-effect HCP is one that would result in (1) minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and, (3) impacts that, when considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonable foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result in significant cumulative effects to environmental values or resources over time. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the application and the comments to determine whether to issue the requested permit. We will also conduct an intra-Service consultation pursuant to section 7 of the ESA to evaluate the effects of the proposed take. After considering the preceding matters, we will determine whether the permit issuance criteria of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA have been met. If met, the Service will issue ITP number TE82107D–0 to Palmetto Avon ParkHWY 17, LLC. Authority The Service provides this notice under section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)) and NEPA regulation 40 CFR 1506.6. Roxanna Hinzman, Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. [FR Doc. 2020–25567 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 224 (Thursday, November 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25594]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7029-N-09]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reporting for 
HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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: January 19, 2021.

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: Reporting for HUD Research, 
Evaluation, Demonstration and Data Analysis Cooperative Agreements.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0299.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: PD&R 
intends to establish cooperative agreements with qualified for-profit 
and nonprofit research organizations and universities to conduct 
research, demonstrations, and data analysis. PD&R will issue a Notice 
of Funding Availability (NOFA) describing the cooperative research 
program. Management of PD&R cooperative agreements for research and 
demonstrations will require periodic reporting of progress. This 
information collection will be limited to recipients of cooperative 
agreements.
    Type of Request: (i.e., new, revision or extension of currently 
approved collection): Revision.
    Agency Form Numbers: No agency forms will be used. The quarterly 
reporting will be accomplished through a short narrative report.
    Respondents: HUD anticipates that approximately 14-18 organizations 
will be selected for cooperative agreement award. Recipients of the 
cooperative agreements will be the sole members of the affected public 
for the reporting requirement.
    Members of Affected Public: For-profit and nonprofit organizations 
that apply to participate under the cooperative research agreements 
NOFA.
    Estimated Number of Respondents frequency of response, and hours of 
response: HUD anticipates that a maximum of 10 organizations will 
receive cooperative agreements. Quarterly progress reporting, other 
mandatory federal reporting and recordkeeping requirements are 
estimated at 72 labor hours annually for each awardee during the life 
of the agreement. The total estimated burden for progress reporting by 
all participants is 648 hours annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 648.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: The only cost to the respondents is 
that of their time.

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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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Quarterly Reports.......................              18               4              72               4             288              $0              $0
Other Reports...........................              18               1              18               4              72               0               0
Recordkeeping...........................              18               1              18              16             288               0               0
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    Total...............................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............             648  ..............               0
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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 ofinformation 
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.

The Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Seth 
Appleton, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating 
the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, 
Nacheshia Foxx, who is the

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Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the 
Federal Register.

Nacheshia Foxx,
Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development.
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