30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2577-0292, 81948-81949 [2020-27770]

Download as PDF 81948 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7025–N–11] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Relocation & Real Property Acquisition Recordkeeping Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2506–0121 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, 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: February 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB SUMMARY: 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: Lori Martin, Relocation Specialist, CPD, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 909 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104; email Lori.Martin@hud.gov or telephone 206–220–5373. 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. Pollard. 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: Recordkeeping Requirements under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0121. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD funded projects involving the acquisition of real property or the displacement of persons as a result of acquisition, rehabilitation or demolition are subject to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA). Respondents (i.e., affected public): State, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 80,000. Frequency of Response: 40. Average Hours per Response: 3.5. Total Estimated Burdens: 280,000. Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Total .............................................................. 3,278 40 3,278 60 196,680 $18.30 $3,599,24 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. John Gibbs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2020–27763 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7024–N–59] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2577– 0292 Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ Start Printed Page 15501PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 81949 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of 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 September 23, 2020 at 85 FR 59816. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0292. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Numbers: HUD–5883, HUD– 5884, HUD–5885. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comment on the proposed Emergency Waivers Reporting. In response to the national COVID–19 emergency, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted on March 27, 2020. The Act gives the Department the ability to waive regulatory and statutory provisions that apply to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). Specifically, the CARES Act allows the Secretary of HUD to ‘‘waive, or specify alternative requirements for, any provision of any statute or regulation (except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment) . . . . upon a finding by the Secretary that any such waivers or alternative requirements are necessary for the safe and effective administration of these funds . . . to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.’’ HUD issued a notice detailing the waivers available in response to the COVID–19 crisis, posted on April 10, 2020, as PIH Notice 2020–05. This notice states: PHAs are required to keep written documentation that record which waivers the PHA applied to their programs(s) and the effective dates. Number of respondents Information collection Frequency of response Responses per annum In response to presidentially declared Major Disaster Declarations (MDDs), FR–6050–N–04 is: Relief from HUD Public Housing and Section 8 Requirements Available During CY2020 and CY2021 to Public Housing Agencies to Assist with Recovery and Relief Efforts. This notice lists the specific waivers and relief options available for use by PHAs. No respondent is mandated to use a waiver but use of the waivers is encouraged by HUD in response to specific emergencies to reduce burdens and administrative requirements. The notice announcing the availability of waivers becomes the checklist which respondents use to note responses as to which waivers they elected to use and their start date. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of response: Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost Total annual cost HUD–5883 ................................................................... HUD–5884 ................................................................... HUD–5885 ................................................................... 3,800 300 1,000 1 1 1 3,800 300 1,000 1 1 1 3,800 300 1,000 36.86 36.86 36.86 $140,068 11,058 36,860 Total ..................................................................... 5,100 1 5,100 1 5,100 36.86 187,986 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. (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–27770 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [FR–6241–N–01] Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2021 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs). AGENCY: The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department’s Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2021 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. A separate Federal Register notice, to be published following the finalization of the FY 2021 Federal appropriations, will be used in the calculation of the calendar year (CY) 2021 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) renewal funding for public housing agencies (PHAs). DATES: The FY 2021 AAFs are effective December 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Primeaux, Director, Management and Operations Division, Office of Housing Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 202–708– 1380, for questions relating to the Project-Based Certificate and Moderate Rehabilitation programs (not the Single Room Occupancy program); Norman A. Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 202–402–5015, for questions regarding the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation program; Katherine Nzive, Director, OAMPO Program Administration Office, Office of Multifamily Housing, 202–402–3440, E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7024-N-59]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency 
Waivers Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2577-0292

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/Start Printed Page 
15501PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting 
``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function.

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.

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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. The Federal Register notice that solicited 
public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days 
was published on September 23, 2020 at 85 FR 59816.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting.
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0292.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Form Numbers: HUD-5883, HUD-5884, HUD-5885.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
purpose of this notice is to solicit public comment on the proposed 
Emergency Waivers Reporting.
    In response to the national COVID-19 emergency, the Coronavirus 
Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted on March 
27, 2020. The Act gives the Department the ability to waive regulatory 
and statutory provisions that apply to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). 
Specifically, the CARES Act allows the Secretary of HUD to ``waive, or 
specify alternative requirements for, any provision of any statute or 
regulation (except for requirements related to fair housing, 
nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment) . . . . upon a 
finding by the Secretary that any such waivers or alternative 
requirements are necessary for the safe and effective administration of 
these funds . . . to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
coronavirus.''
    HUD issued a notice detailing the waivers available in response to 
the COVID-19 crisis, posted on April 10, 2020, as PIH Notice 2020-05. 
This notice states: PHAs are required to keep written documentation 
that record which waivers the PHA applied to their programs(s) and the 
effective dates.
    In response to presidentially declared Major Disaster Declarations 
(MDDs), FR-6050-N-04 is: Relief from HUD Public Housing and Section 8 
Requirements Available During CY2020 and CY2021 to Public Housing 
Agencies to Assist with Recovery and Relief Efforts. This notice lists 
the specific waivers and relief options available for use by PHAs.
    No respondent is mandated to use a waiver but use of the waivers is 
encouraged by HUD in response to specific emergencies to reduce burdens 
and administrative requirements. The notice announcing the availability 
of waivers becomes the checklist which respondents use to note 
responses as to which waivers they elected to use and their start date.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
responses, and hours of response:

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                                                                                                 Burden hour
               Information collection                   Number of    Frequency of    Responses       per       Annual burden   Hourly cost  Total annual
                                                       respondents     response      per annum     response        hours                        cost
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HUD-5883............................................         3,800               1        3,800            1           3,800         36.86      $140,068
HUD-5884............................................           300               1          300            1             300         36.86        11,058
HUD-5885............................................         1,000               1        1,000            1           1,000         36.86        36,860
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    Total...........................................         5,100               1        5,100            1           5,100         36.86       187,986
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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.
    (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    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.

Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-27770 Filed 12-16-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P