14-Day Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Eviction Protection Grant Program, OMB Control No.: 2528-New, 31519-31521 [2021-12357]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 112 / Monday, June 14, 2021 / Notices Dated: June 8, 2021. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–12344 Filed 6–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0025] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until August 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0025 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2008–0015. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal website at https://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2008–0015. USCIS is limiting communications for this Notice as a result of USCIS’ COVID– 19 response actions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, telephone number (240) 721–3000 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS Contact Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and entering USCIS–2008–0015 in the search box. All submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of https://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (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 submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31519 (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–508; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form is used by USCIS to determine eligibility of an applicant to retain the status of an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–508 is 1,928 and the estimated hour burden per response is .75 hours per response (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 1,446 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $15,424. Dated: June 8, 2021. Samantha L. Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–12346 Filed 6–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7034–N–28] 14-Day Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Eviction Protection Grant Program, OMB Control No.: 2528–New Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Emergency notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval of the information collection described in this notice. HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 14 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: June 28, 2021. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 31520 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 112 / Monday, June 14, 2021 / Notices 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 OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov or www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna Guido at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or ADDRESSES: Information collection Number of respondents telephone 202–402–5535. 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. Guido. 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. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Eviction Protection Grant Program. OMB Approval Number: 2528–New. Type of Request: New. Frequency of response Average burden hours per response Responses per year Form Number: Application for Federal Assistance, SF424; Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, SFLLL; HUD Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW; HUD 2880 and NOFO narrative. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information is collected in connection with HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program and will be used by HUD to determine that the grant applicant meets the requirements of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Information collected is also used to assign points for awarding grant funds on a competitive and equitable basis. The information is collected via a narrative and the budget form. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response (hourly wage rate) Total annual respondent cost Pre award NOFO application narrative ......................... Application for Federal Assistance, SF424 ... Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, SFLL ......... Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW ....... Disclosure/Update Report (Form HUD– 2880) ........................ 100 1 100 40 4,000 $52.36 $209,440 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 0.00 0.00 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 0.00 0.00 100 1 100 3.12 312 52.36 16,336.32 100 1 100 2 200 52.36 10,472 100 1 100 45.12 4,500 52.36 236,248.32 Total Pre award .... lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Post award Grant work plan ........... Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW ....... Grant reporting ............. 20 1 20 2 40 52.36 2,094 20 20 1 4 20 80 3.12 2 62.4 160 52.36 52.36 3,267 8,378 Total Post award ... 20 5 100 7.12 262.4 52.36 13,740 Totals ............. 100 6 200 52.24 4,720 52.36 249,988 HUD is required to develop a competitive grant program to fund nonprofit or governmental entities to provide legal assistance (including assistance related to pretrial activities, trial activities, post-trial activities and alternative dispute resolution) at no cost to eligible low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction. In connection with the COVID–19 emergency, the CARES Act was enacted on March 28, 2020. It placed a moratorium on eviction in all federallyassisted housing and federally-backed mortgages through July 24, 2020. The expiration of that moratorium was followed by an Order from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jun 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 temporarily halting evictions for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020, which has since been extended until June 30, 2021. As households continue to struggle with income loss and accumulating back rent, the threat of evictions has grown considerably. The Household Pulse Survey Phase 2, found that the week of April 14, 2021, over 6 million renter households were behind on their rent payments and another 4.2 million were not confident they would be able to make their payment on time. 2.9 million renter households report eviction was likely or somewhat likely in the next two months. Housing instability caused by formal and PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 informal evictions has significant economic, physical and mental consequences. Research has found eviction protection services, including services such as legal representation, housing navigators, education and outreach, and assistance completing the legal forms to respond to an eviction notice, reduce evictions and increase housing stability for low-income renters. The Eviction Protection Grant Program will provide $20 million to support eviction protection services in areas with high rates of eviction or probable eviction to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction. The emergency review is needed to fulfill Congress’ intent for the Eviction E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 31521 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 112 / Monday, June 14, 2021 / Notices Protection grant program to expeditiously provide funds to meet the need for which Congress appropriated them and reduce the harm these tenants will face without access to eviction protection services. 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) If the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (4) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) 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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Anna Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–12357 Filed 6–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P [Docket No. FR–7044–N–01] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Production of Material or Provision of Testimony by HUD in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants Office of the General Counsel, Housing and Urban 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: August 13, 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: 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: Brian Dupre´, Associate General Counsel, SUMMARY: Office of Litigation, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10258, Washington, DC 20410– 0500, telephone (202 708–0300) (this is not a toll-free number). This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Production of Material or Provision of Testimony in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants. OMB Approval Number: 2510–0014. Type of Request: Reinstatement of collection. Form Number: None. Please see 24 CFR 15.203. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Section 15.203 of HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR specify the manner in which demands for documents and testimony from the Department should be made. Providing the information specified in 24 CFR 15.203 allows the Department to more promptly identify documents and testimony which a requestor may be seeking and determine whether the Department will be able to produce such documents and testimony. Members of affected public: All types of entities, private and non-profit organizations, individuals and households. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Number of respondents Frequency of response Hours per response Total burden hours 106 ............................................................................................................................................... 1 1.5 159 B. Solicitation of Public Comment lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 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 17:26 Jun 11, 2021 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Aaron Santa Anna, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2021–12429 Filed 6–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7034-N-28]


14-Day Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: 
Eviction Protection Grant Program, OMB Control No.: 2528-New

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Emergency notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD has 
requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency 
approval of the information collection described in this notice. HUD is 
requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed 
collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 
14 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: June 28, 2021.

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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 [email protected] or www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna Guido at 
[email protected] or telephone 202-402-5535. 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. Guido.

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.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Eviction Protection Grant Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-New.
    Type of Request: New.
    Form Number: Application for Federal Assistance, SF424; Disclosure 
of Lobbying Activities, SFLLL; HUD Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW; 
HUD 2880 and NOFO narrative.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
information is collected in connection with HUD's Eviction Protection 
Grant Program and will be used by HUD to determine that the grant 
applicant meets the requirements of the Notice of Funding Opportunity 
(NOFO). Information collected is also used to assign points for 
awarding grant funds on a competitive and equitable basis. The 
information is collected via a narrative and the budget form.

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                                                                                                                            Hourly cost
                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per  Average burden   Annual burden   per response    Total annual
         Information collection             respondents      response          year          hours per         hours       (hourly wage     respondent
                                                                                             response                          rate)           cost
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                                                                        Pre award
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NOFO application narrative..............             100               1             100              40           4,000          $52.36        $209,440
Application for Federal Assistance,       ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............            0.00            0.00
 SF424..................................
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, SFLL.  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............            0.00            0.00
Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW......             100               1             100            3.12             312           52.36       16,336.32
Disclosure/Update Report (Form HUD-2880)             100               1             100               2             200           52.36          10,472
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    Total Pre award.....................             100               1             100           45.12           4,500           52.36      236,248.32
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                                                                       Post award
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Grant work plan.........................              20               1              20               2              40           52.36           2,094
Detailed Budget Worksheet, 424 CBW......              20               1              20            3.12            62.4           52.36           3,267
Grant reporting.........................              20               4              80               2             160           52.36           8,378
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    Total Post award....................              20               5             100            7.12           262.4           52.36          13,740
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        Totals..........................             100               6             200           52.24           4,720           52.36         249,988
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    HUD is required to develop a competitive grant program to fund 
nonprofit or governmental entities to provide legal assistance 
(including assistance related to pretrial activities, trial activities, 
post-trial activities and alternative dispute resolution) at no cost to 
eligible low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction.
    In connection with the COVID-19 emergency, the CARES Act was 
enacted on March 28, 2020. It placed a moratorium on eviction in all 
federally-assisted housing and federally-backed mortgages through July 
24, 2020. The expiration of that moratorium was followed by an Order 
from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) temporarily 
halting evictions for nonpayment of rent on September 4, 2020, which 
has since been extended until June 30, 2021.
    As households continue to struggle with income loss and 
accumulating back rent, the threat of evictions has grown considerably. 
The Household Pulse Survey Phase 2, found that the week of April 14, 
2021, over 6 million renter households were behind on their rent 
payments and another 4.2 million were not confident they would be able 
to make their payment on time. 2.9 million renter households report 
eviction was likely or somewhat likely in the next two months. Housing 
instability caused by formal and informal evictions has significant 
economic, physical and mental consequences. Research has found eviction 
protection services, including services such as legal representation, 
housing navigators, education and outreach, and assistance completing 
the legal forms to respond to an eviction notice, reduce evictions and 
increase housing stability for low-income renters. The Eviction 
Protection Grant Program will provide $20 million to support eviction 
protection services in areas with high rates of eviction or probable 
eviction to low-income tenants at risk of or subject to eviction.
    The emergency review is needed to fulfill Congress' intent for the 
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Protection grant program to expeditiously provide funds to meet the 
need for which Congress appropriated them and reduce the harm these 
tenants will face without access to eviction protection services.

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) If the information will be processed and used in a timely 
manner;
    (3) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (4) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (5) 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.

C. Authority

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35.

Anna Guido,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-12357 Filed 6-11-21; 8:45 am]
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