30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506-0202, 86576 [2020-27767]

Download as PDF 86576 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2020 / Notices Time) but may end earlier if the discussion has concluded. Stacey Fitzmaurice, Executive Assistant Administrator, Operations Support, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–28813 Filed 12–23–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7024–N–58] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506–0202 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 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: DATES: Comments Due Date: January 29, 2021. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to ADDRESSES: Information collection Number of respondents 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email her at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person 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. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 30, 2020 at 85 FR 68911. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS). OMB Approval Number: 2506–0202. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 CFR part 58, ‘‘Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities’’ requires units of general local government receiving HUD assistance to maintain a written environmental review record for all projects receiving HUD funding documenting compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, related federal environmental laws, executive orders, and authorities, and Part 58 procedure. Various laws that authorize this procedure are listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b). 24 CFR part 50, ‘‘Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality,’’ implements procedures for HUD to perform environmental reviews for projects where Part 58 is not permitted by law. Under Part 50, HUD staff complete the environmental review records, but they may use any information supplied by an applicant or contractor, provided HUD independently evaluates the information and is responsible for its accuracy and prepares the environmental finding. HEROS allows users to complete, store, and submit their environmental review records and documents online. HEROS is currently optional for Responsible Entity and other non-HUD users, who may continue to use paper-based environmental review formats. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Exempt/CENST reviews. Reviews that convert to exempt. CEST/EA reviews ........ 500 15 7,500 0.75 ................ 5,625 $36.50 $205,312.50 500 8 4,000 2 ..................... 8,000 36.50 292,000.00 250 2.8 700 4 ..................... 2,800 36.50 102,200.00 Total ...................... 500 24.4 12,200 varies ............. 16,425 36.50 599,512.50 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 29, 2020 Jkt 253001 (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. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–27767 Filed 12–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7024-N-58]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD 
Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506-0202

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 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 29, 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806, Email: OIRA [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email her at [email protected] or 
telephone 202-402-5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person 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.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 
30, 2020 at 85 FR 68911.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online 
System (HEROS).
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0202.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 
CFR part 58, ``Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming 
HUD Environmental Responsibilities'' requires units of general local 
government receiving HUD assistance to maintain a written environmental 
review record for all projects receiving HUD funding documenting 
compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the 
regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, related federal 
environmental laws, executive orders, and authorities, and Part 58 
procedure. Various laws that authorize this procedure are listed in 24 
CFR 58.1(b). 24 CFR part 50, ``Protection and Enhancement of 
Environmental Quality,'' implements procedures for HUD to perform 
environmental reviews for projects where Part 58 is not permitted by 
law. Under Part 50, HUD staff complete the environmental review 
records, but they may use any information supplied by an applicant or 
contractor, provided HUD independently evaluates the information and is 
responsible for its accuracy and prepares the environmental finding. 
HEROS allows users to complete, store, and submit their environmental 
review records and documents online. HEROS is currently optional for 
Responsible Entity and other non-HUD users, who may continue to use 
paper-based environmental review formats.

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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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Exempt/CENST reviews............             500              15           7,500  0.75..................           5,625          $36.50     $205,312.50
Reviews that convert to exempt..             500               8           4,000  2.....................           8,000           36.50      292,000.00
CEST/EA reviews.................             250             2.8             700  4.....................           2,800           36.50      102,200.00
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    Total.......................             500            24.4          12,200  varies................          16,425           36.50      599,512.50
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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.

Anna P. Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-27767 Filed 12-29-20; 8:45 am]
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