Agency Information Collection Activities; National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application, 20515-20516 [2021-08020]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2229. Robert J. Fenton Jr., Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–08089 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6262–N–01] Housing Trust Fund Federal Register Allocation Notice; Fiscal Year 2021 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year 2021 Funding Awards. AGENCY: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) established the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to be administered by HUD. Pursuant to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Security and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Act), as amended by HERA, Division A, eligible HTF grantees are the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. In accordance with Section 1338(c)(4)(A) of the Act, this notice announces the formula allocation amount for each eligible HTF grantee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Room 7164, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20410–7000; telephone (202) 708–2684. (This is not a toll-free number.) A telecommunications device for hearing- and speech-impaired persons (TTY) is available at 800–877– 8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). (This is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1131 of HERA Division A amended the Act to add a new section 1337 entitled ‘‘Affordable Housing Allocations’’ and a new section 1338 entitled ‘‘Housing Trust Fund.’’ HUD’s implementing regulations are codified at 24 CFR part 93. Congress authorized the HTF with the stated purpose of: (1) Increasing and preserving the supply of rental housing for extremely low-income families with incomes between 0 and 30 percent of area median income and very lowincome families with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of area median income, including homeless families, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 and (2) increasing homeownership for extremely low-income and very lowincome families. Section 1337 of the Act provides for the HTF (and other programs) to be funded with an affordable housing set-aside by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The total setaside amount is equal to 4.2 basis points (.042 percent) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new mortgage purchases, a portion of which is for the HTF. Section 1338 of the Act directs HUD to establish, through regulation, the formula for distribution of amounts made available for the HTF. The statute specifies the factors to be used for the formula and priority for certain factors. The factors and methodology HUD uses to allocate HTF funds among eligible grantees are established in the HTF regulation. The funding announced for Fiscal Year 2021 through this notice is $692,898,860.92. Appendix A to this notice provides the names of the grantees and the amounts of the awards. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Community Planning and Development, James A. Jemison, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Aaron Santa Anna, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Aaron Santa Anna, Federal Register Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Appendix A: FY 2021 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Amounts PO 00000 Alabama .................... Alaska ....................... Arizona ...................... Arkansas ................... California ................... Colorado .................... Connecticut ............... Delaware ................... District of Columbia ... Florida ....................... Georgia ..................... Hawaii ....................... Idaho ......................... Illinois ........................ Indiana ...................... Iowa ........................... Kansas ...................... Kentucky ................... Louisiana ................... Maine ........................ Maryland ................... Massachusetts .......... Michigan .................... Minnesota .................. Mississippi ................. Missouri ..................... Montana .................... Nebraska ................... Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 FY 2021 allocation Nevada ...................... New Hampshire ........ New Jersey ............... New Mexico .............. New York .................. North Carolina ........... North Dakota ............. Ohio ........................... Oklahoma .................. Oregon ...................... Pennsylvania ............. Rhode Island ............. South Carolina .......... South Dakota ............ Tennessee ................ Texas ........................ Utah ........................... Vermont ..................... Virginia ...................... Washington ............... West Virginia ............. Wisconsin .................. Wyoming ................... Puerto Rico ............... America Samoa ........ Guam ........................ Northern Marianas .... Virgin Islands ............ 6,754,852 3,101,884 24,354,671 3,186,129 73,383,641 17,493,694 3,101,884 21,186,076 5,251,581 9,816,938 24,134,348 3,101,884 7,756,516 3,101,884 9,736,855 41,750,738 3,268,898 3,101,884 14,340,031 15,685,029 3,101,884 11,159,627 3,101,884 3,202,552 42,047 340,124 187,243 366,645 Total ........................... $692,898,860.92 [FR Doc. 2021–08022 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX21DK20H2S0000; OMB Control Number 1028–0114] FY 2021 allocation Grantee 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Grantee 20515 Agency Information Collection Activities; National Ground-Water $6,690,654 Monitoring Network Cooperative 3,101,884 Funding Application 11,477,467 4,123,109 126,579,066.92 10,030,779 8,448,637 3,101,884 3,101,884 35,072,600 17,459,897 3,480,969 3,101,884 30,702,615 10,674,428 4,363,876 4,207,374 6,716,410 8,124,196 3,101,884 9,975,009 16,987,942 17,158,160 9,252,948 4,012,018 10,536,095 3,101,884 3,101,884 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_ collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028–0114 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 20516 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices To request additional information about this ICR, contact Daryll Pope by email at dpope@usgs.gov, or by telephone at (804) 261–2630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The USGS administers the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network which was developed through work with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) and its Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW). This network is required as part of Public Law 111–11, Subtitle F—Secure Water: Section 9507, 42 U.S.C. 10367, ‘‘Water Data Enhancement by United States Geological Survey.’’ The NGWMN consists of an aggregation of wells and spring from existing Federal, State, Tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. To support data FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 providers for the NGWMN, the USGS will be providing funding through cooperative agreements to waterresource agencies that collect groundwater data. The USGS will be soliciting applications for funding that will request information from the Agency collecting the data. Elements will include contact information (phone number and email address), and a proposal describing their proposed work in support of the NGWMN. The proposal will describe the groundwater networks to be included in the NGWMN, the purpose of the networks, and the Principal aquifers that are monitored. Proposals may include work to become a new data provider to the NGWMN, support for maintaining connections to agency databases, and work to enhance NGWMN sites (updating metadata, well maintenance, well drilling, and support for continuous water-level monitoring equipment). The proposal would require estimates of costs to complete the above tasks and a timeline for planned completion. The proposal will be reviewed by the USGS and the NGWMN Program Board who will make funding recommendations. Title of Collection: National GroundWater Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application. OMB Control Number: 1028–0114. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Multistate, state or local water-resources agencies who operate groundwater monitoring networks. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 30. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 40 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,200 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory to be considered for funding. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq). Janice Fulford, Director, WMA Observing Systems Division. [FR Doc. 2021–08020 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999 253G; OMB Control Number 1076–0135] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Reporting Systems for Public Law 102–477 Demonstration Project Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: 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/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Services, Division of Workforce Development, 1001 Indian School Rd. NW, Unit 225D, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104; or by email to BIA_477Program@bia.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1076–0135 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Anthony Riley by email at anthony.riley@bia.gov, or by telephone at (505) 563–3745. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20515-20516]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX21DK20H2S0000; OMB Control Number 1028-0114]


Agency Information Collection Activities; National Ground-Water 
Monitoring Network Cooperative Funding Application

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information 
collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections 
Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by 
email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control 
Number 1028-0114 in the subject line of your comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Daryll Pope by email at [email protected], or by 
telephone at (804) 261-2630.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described 
below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper 
functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used 
in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how 
might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the 
burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use 
of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Abstract: The USGS administers the National Ground-Water Monitoring 
Network which was developed through work with the Federal Advisory 
Committee on Water Information (ACWI) and its Subcommittee on Ground 
Water (SOGW). This network is required as part of Public Law 111-11, 
Subtitle F--Secure Water: Section 9507, 42 U.S.C. 10367, ``Water Data 
Enhancement by United States Geological Survey.'' The NGWMN consists of 
an aggregation of wells and spring from existing Federal, State, 
Tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. To support data 
providers for the NGWMN, the USGS will be providing funding through 
cooperative agreements to water-resource agencies that collect 
groundwater data. The USGS will be soliciting applications for funding 
that will request information from the Agency collecting the data. 
Elements will include contact information (phone number and email 
address), and a proposal describing their proposed work in support of 
the NGWMN. The proposal will describe the groundwater networks to be 
included in the NGWMN, the purpose of the networks, and the Principal 
aquifers that are monitored. Proposals may include work to become a new 
data provider to the NGWMN, support for maintaining connections to 
agency databases, and work to enhance NGWMN sites (updating metadata, 
well maintenance, well drilling, and support for continuous water-level 
monitoring equipment). The proposal would require estimates of costs to 
complete the above tasks and a timeline for planned completion. The 
proposal will be reviewed by the USGS and the NGWMN Program Board who 
will make funding recommendations.
    Title of Collection: National Ground-Water Monitoring Network 
Cooperative Funding Application.
    OMB Control Number: 1028-0114.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Multi-state, state or local water-
resources agencies who operate groundwater monitoring networks.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 30.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 40 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,200 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory to be considered for funding.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq).

Janice Fulford,
Director, WMA Observing Systems Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-08020 Filed 4-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4338-11-P