30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2502-0612, 27097-27099 [2021-10515]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Notices including technical and legal staff to determine the adequacy of technical and management approach, experience, responsibility, responsiveness, and expertise of the firms submitting offers; the identification of members of the public (i.e., small businesses) who qualify for and are interested in participating in the DHS SBIR Program; and, provide the DHS SBIR Program Office necessary and sufficient information to determine whether proposals submitted by the public to the DHS SBIR Program meet the criteria for consideration under the program. Failure to collect this information would adversely affect the quality of products and services DHS receives from contractors. Potentially, contracts would be awarded to firms without sufficient experience and expertise, thereby placing the Department’s operations in jeopardy. Defective and inadequate contractor deliverables would adversely affect DHS’s fulfillment of the mission requirements in all areas. Additionally, the Department would be unsuccessful in identifying small businesses with research and development (R&D) capabilities, which would adversely affect the mission requirements in this area. Many sources of the requested information use automated word processing systems, databases, and web portals to facilitate preparation of material to be submitted and to post and collect information. It is common place within many of DHS’s Components for submissions to be electronic as a result of implementation of e-Government initiatives. Information technology (i.e., electronic web portal) is used in the collection of information to reduce the data gathering and records management burden. DHS uses a secure website the public can use to propose SBIR research topics and submit proposals in response to SBIR solicitations. In addition, DHS uses a web portal to review RFIs and register to submit a white paper or proposal in response to a specific BAA. The data collection forms standardize the collection of information that is necessary and sufficient for the DHS SBIR Program Office to meet its requirements under 15 U.S.C. 638. This information collection required by the HSAR and the SBIR and STTR programs may or may not involve small business contractors, depending on the particular transaction. The burden applied to small businesses has been reduced to the least burdensome commensurate with the DHS need for the information. In certain cases, information collection is done via a VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 secure website which is intended to minimize burden for businesses (including small businesses) and other for-profit entities, and not-for-profit institutions. Small businesses and other small entities will be able to enter identifying information and subsequently update rather than resubmit the information via the internet. Less frequent incidence of collecting such information as offerors’ technical approach, management approach, experience statements, and resumes indicating level of expertise would negatively affect the quality of products and services DHS received from contractors. Potentially, contracts would be awarded to firms without sufficient experience and expertise, thereby placing the Department’s operations in jeopardy. Additionally, DHS collects information that is both necessary and sufficient to comply with 15 U.S.C. 638 and receive white papers and proposals from the public in response to BAAs. Failure to allow the public to submit information would diminish the ability of the DHS SBIR Program Office to meet its obligation for outreach as required by 15 U.S.C. 638, evaluate white papers and proposals in accordance with the criteria in the BAA and provide the respondents with the results of the evaluation. DHS/ALL/PIA–006 General Contact Lists dated June15, 2007 covers the basic contact information that must be collected for DHS. Other information collected will typically pertain to the contract itself, and not individuals. All information for this information collection is submitted voluntarily. However, sensitive information (e.g., felony conviction information) may also be collected through this information collection. Due to this sensitivity, and the sensitivities regarding the procurement process as a whole, a new PIA is required to document and identify any potential risks associated with collecting this information. There is no assurance of confidentiality provided to the respondents. The burden estimates are based upon definitive proposals reported by DHS and its Components to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) for FY 2019, and, for the forms, data reported by contracting activities related to single source DHS other transaction awards and modifications issued in FY 2019. No program changes occurred and there have been no changes to the information being collected. However, the burden was adjusted to reflect an agency adjustment increase of 13,206 in the number of respondents within DHS for PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27097 FY 2019, to include the number of respondents added as a result of the new forms, as well as an increase in the average hourly wage rate. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate 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. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Title: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts. OMB Number: 1600–0005. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 130,418. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.8. Total Burden Hours: 1,358,512. Robert Dorr, Acting Executive Director, Business Management Directorate. [FR Doc. 2021–10555 Filed 5–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9112–FL–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7034–N–25] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2502–0612 Office of the Chief Information Officer, Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 27098 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: June 18, 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/ StartPrintedPage15501PRAMain. 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. 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. Pollard. 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 May 18, 2020, at 86 FR 29739. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0612. OMB Expiration Date: 04/30/2020. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Form Numbers: 52611, 52614, 52617, 52619, 52620A, 52620B, 52621A, 52621B, 52624, 52625, 5679, 5977, 5978. New Forms: 5886, 5887, 5888, 5889, 5890, 5891, 5892, 5893, 5894, 5895, 5896, 5897, 5898, 5899, 5900, 5901, 5902, 5903, 5904. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: RAD allows Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, RAP, and 202 PRAC properties to convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance contracts. Participation in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 May 18, 2021 Jkt 253001 demonstration is voluntary and HUD approval is discretionary. Participating Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Owners are required to submit documentation for processing and completing the conversion. Through these documents (collectively, the RAD documents), HUD evaluates whether the PHA or owner has met all of the requirements necessary to complete conversion as outlined in Housing Notice 2019–09/PIH Notice 2019–23 (HA) Rental Assistance Demonstration—Final Implementation Notice (RAD Notice) Revision 4 and Housing/PIH Notice 2016–17—Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice Regarding Fair Housing and Civil Rights Requirements and Relocation Requirements Applicable to RAD First Component—Public Housing Conversions or successor notices. The RAD processing request is made through a Web-based portal. Overall, the RAD documents and information requested through such documents allow HUD to determine which applicants continue to meet the eligibility and conversion requirements. Finally, all applicants will be required to sign the appropriate contractual documents to complete conversion and bind both the applicant and HUD, as well as set forth the rights and duties of the applicant and HUD, with respect to the converted project and any payments under that project. This is a revision request of a currently approved collection. Several changes have been made under both components of RAD. The changes under the First Component of RAD are as follows: The inclusion of the RAD Application under this ICR (formerly under OMB Approval Number 2577–0278), the reorganization and streamlining of RAD Fair Housing, Civil Rights, and Relocation Submission Requirements, an update of all forms to reflect programmatic changes and improvements over the past three years, the replacement of a rider to an existing PBV HAP contract with a single contract form that incorporates all requirements into a single form, the creation of a survey of new contract voucher administrators to ensure that the amount of funding provided for converted properties is adequate, and the creation of a Post-Closing Completion Certification form for owners to document compliance with certain requirements. In addition, under the Second Component of RAD, the changes are as follows: The creation of the Submission of Interest for owners to connect with HUD for technical assistance, the creation of HAP contracts for the conversion of Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to PBRA PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and PBV as well as the new Elderly Housing Use Agreement to be recorded on PRAC properties that have converted through RAD, an update of all forms to reflect programmatic changes and improvements over the past three years, and the implementation of the Mod Rehab data, a collection of owner information requested. Both Components of RAD will now have the incorporation of a Conversion Plan under the Second Component, modeled after the Financing Plan used in the First Component. Both components will also now include a collection of a postclosing completion certification to monitor compliance with requirements agreed to, as part of the conversion, and ensuring that any and all record-keeping that PHAs and owners must undertake to comply with requirements under the RAD Notice is acknowledged under this ICR. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public housing agencies and multifamily owners. Estimated Number of Respondents: 370. Estimated Number of Responses: 370. Frequency of Response: Once per application. Average Hours per Response: 8.32. Total Estimated Burden: 3,079. 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. E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 27099 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / Notices 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. 2021–10515 Filed 5–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7034–N–27] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; PHAS Unaudited Financial Statement Submission Extensions; Assisted and Insured Housing Property Inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments; OMB Control No. 2577– 0257 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 purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: June 18, 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 SUMMARY: may receive HUD assistance, and are subject to possible penalties. For the Office of Housing, accurate scores are vital to their monitoring and compliance efforts. Unacceptable property scores result in automatic penalties and referral for enforcement actions. Pursuant to § 6(j)(2)(A)(iii) the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, HUD established procedures in the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) rule for a public housing agencies (PHAs) to appeal an overall PHAS score or a troubled designation (§ 902.69). The PHAS rule in §§ 902.24 and 902.68 also provides that under certain circumstances PHAs may submit a request for a database adjustment and technical review, respectively, of physical condition inspection results. Pursuant to the Office of Housing Physical Condition of Multifamily Properties regulation at § 200.857(d) and (e), multifamily property owners also have the right, under certain circumstances, to submit a request for a database adjustment and technical review, respectively, of physical condition inspection results. Appeals, when granted, change assessment scores and designations; database adjustments and technical reviews, when granted, change property physical condition scores. These changes result is more accurate assessments. Section 902.60 of the PHAS rule also provides that, in extenuating circumstances, PHAs may request an extension of time to submit required unaudited financial information. When granted, an extension of time postpones the imposition of sanctions for a late submission. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Housing property owners (MF POs). Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 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 March 9, 2021 at 86 FR 13581. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; Public Housing and Multifamily Housing Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments; Assisted and Insured Housing property inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0257. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–52306. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The collection of this information supports HUD’s ongoing mission to provide safe, decent, and habitable housing to low income households. To ensure HUD’s subsidized housing meets this criteria accurate data and information collection is required to provide an assessment reflective of the property’s condition. Poorly performing PHAs may be subject to additional reporting requirements, BURDEN HOUR ESTIMATES FOR RESPONDENTS FOR APPEALS, TRS AND DBAS Number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Type PHA Appeal ................................................. PHA Extension ............................................ PHA DBA .................................................... PHA TR ....................................................... MF PO DBA ................................................ MF PO TR ................................................... 182 79 173 271 233 876 Totals ................................................... 1,814 B. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 19, 2021)]
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[Pages 27097-27099]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7034-N-25]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rental 
Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Supporting Contracts and Processing 
Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2502-0612

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection

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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: June 18, 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/StartPrintedPage15501PRAMain. 
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. 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. Pollard.

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 May 18, 2020, at 86 FR 29739.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Rental Assistance Demonstration 
(RAD); Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0612.
    OMB Expiration Date: 04/30/2020.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved 
collection for which approval has expired.
    Form Numbers: 52611, 52614, 52617, 52619, 52620A, 52620B, 52621A, 
52621B, 52624, 52625, 5679, 5977, 5978. New Forms: 5886, 5887, 5888, 
5889, 5890, 5891, 5892, 5893, 5894, 5895, 5896, 5897, 5898, 5899, 5900, 
5901, 5902, 5903, 5904.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: RAD 
allows Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, RAP, and 202 PRAC 
properties to convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental 
assistance contracts. Participation in the demonstration is voluntary 
and HUD approval is discretionary. Participating Public Housing 
Agencies (PHAs) and Multifamily Owners are required to submit 
documentation for processing and completing the conversion. Through 
these documents (collectively, the RAD documents), HUD evaluates 
whether the PHA or owner has met all of the requirements necessary to 
complete conversion as outlined in Housing Notice 2019-09/PIH Notice 
2019-23 (HA) Rental Assistance Demonstration--Final Implementation 
Notice (RAD Notice) Revision 4 and Housing/PIH Notice 2016-17--Rental 
Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice Regarding Fair Housing and Civil 
Rights Requirements and Relocation Requirements Applicable to RAD First 
Component--Public Housing Conversions or successor notices. The RAD 
processing request is made through a Web-based portal. Overall, the RAD 
documents and information requested through such documents allow HUD to 
determine which applicants continue to meet the eligibility and 
conversion requirements. Finally, all applicants will be required to 
sign the appropriate contractual documents to complete conversion and 
bind both the applicant and HUD, as well as set forth the rights and 
duties of the applicant and HUD, with respect to the converted project 
and any payments under that project. This is a revision request of a 
currently approved collection. Several changes have been made under 
both components of RAD. The changes under the First Component of RAD 
are as follows: The inclusion of the RAD Application under this ICR 
(formerly under OMB Approval Number 2577-0278), the reorganization and 
streamlining of RAD Fair Housing, Civil Rights, and Relocation 
Submission Requirements, an update of all forms to reflect programmatic 
changes and improvements over the past three years, the replacement of 
a rider to an existing PBV HAP contract with a single contract form 
that incorporates all requirements into a single form, the creation of 
a survey of new contract voucher administrators to ensure that the 
amount of funding provided for converted properties is adequate, and 
the creation of a Post-Closing Completion Certification form for owners 
to document compliance with certain requirements. In addition, under 
the Second Component of RAD, the changes are as follows: The creation 
of the Submission of Interest for owners to connect with HUD for 
technical assistance, the creation of HAP contracts for the conversion 
of Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to PBRA and PBV as well as 
the new Elderly Housing Use Agreement to be recorded on PRAC properties 
that have converted through RAD, an update of all forms to reflect 
programmatic changes and improvements over the past three years, and 
the implementation of the Mod Rehab data, a collection of owner 
information requested. Both Components of RAD will now have the 
incorporation of a Conversion Plan under the Second Component, modeled 
after the Financing Plan used in the First Component. Both components 
will also now include a collection of a post-closing completion 
certification to monitor compliance with requirements agreed to, as 
part of the conversion, and ensuring that any and all record-keeping 
that PHAs and owners must undertake to comply with requirements under 
the RAD Notice is acknowledged under this ICR.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public housing agencies and 
multifamily owners.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 370.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 370.
    Frequency of Response: Once per application.
    Average Hours per Response: 8.32.
    Total Estimated Burden: 3,079.

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.

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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. 2021-10515 Filed 5-18-21; 8:45 am]
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