60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; OMB Control No: 2506-0177, 33333-33334 [2021-12994]

Download as PDF 33333 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices 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: DHS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Complaint and Privacy Waiver Form. OMB Number: 1600–NEW. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Members of the Public or non-government organizations. Number of Respondents: 692. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1. Total Burden Hours: 692. Robert Porter Dorr, Executive Director, Business Management Directorate. [FR Doc. 2021–13210 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9112–FL–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7036–N–05] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality; OMB Control No: 2506–0177 Office of 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 SUMMARY: A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: 24 CFR part 50—Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0177. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD requests its applicants to supply environmental information that is not otherwise available to HUD staff for the environmental review on an applicant’s proposal for HUD financial assistance to develop or improve housing or community facilities. HUD itself must perform an environmental review for the purpose of compliance with its environmental regulations found at 24 CFR part 50, Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. Part 50 implements the National Environmental Policy Act and implementing procedures of the Council on Environmental Quality, as well as the related federal environmental laws and executive orders. HUD’s agencywide provisions—24 CFR 50.3(h)(1) and 50.32—regulate how individual HUD program staffs are to utilize such collected data when HUD itself prepares the environmental review and compliance. Separately, individual HUD programs each have their own regulations and guidance implementing environmental and related collection responsibilities. For the next three years, this approved collection will continue unchanged under this OMB control number to assure adequate coverage for all HUD programs subject to Part 50. Respondents: Businesses, not-forprofit institutions, and local governments receiving HUD funding. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,700. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,700. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 3. Total Estimated Burdens: $238,272.00. 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 ............................. 1,700 1 1,700 3 5,100 $46.72 $238,272.00 B. Solicitation of Public Comment khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 23, 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5535 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@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: Liz Zepeda, Environmental Specialist, Office of Environment and Energy, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Liz Zepeda at elizabeth.g.zepeda@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3988. 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. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 33334 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices chapter 35. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, James A. Jemison II, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Nacheshia Foxx, Federal Register Liaison for Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2021–12994 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2021–N008; FF08EVEN00– FXES111608MSSO0] Marine Mammal Protection Act; Stock Assessment Report for the Southern Sea Otter in California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of final revised stock assessment report for the southern sea otter in California; response to comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA), and its implementing regulations, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce that we have revised our stock assessment report (SAR) for the southern sea otter stock in the State of California, including incorporation of public comments. We now make our final revised SAR available to the public. SUMMARY: Document Availability: You may obtain a copy of the SAR from our website at https://www.fws.gov/ventura/ endangered/species/info/sso.html. Alternatively, you may contact the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; telephone: 805–644–1766. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the methods, data, and results of the stock assessment, contact Lilian Carswell by telephone (805–677– 3325) or by email (Lilian_Carswell@ fws.gov). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are announcing the availability of the final revised SAR for the southern sea otter khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 (Enhydra lutris nereis) stock in the State of California. Background Under the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and its implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 18, we regulate the taking; import; and, under certain conditions, possession; transportation; purchasing; selling; and offering for sale, purchase, or export, of marine mammals. One of the goals of the MMPA is to ensure that stocks of marine mammals occurring in waters under U.S. jurisdiction do not experience a level of human-caused mortality and serious injury that is likely to cause the stock to be reduced below its optimum sustainable population (OSP) level. OSP is defined under the MMPA as ‘‘the number of animals which will result in the maximum productivity of the population or the species, keeping in mind the carrying capacity of the habitat and the health of the ecosystem of which they form a constituent element’’ (16 U.S.C. 1362(9)). To help accomplish the goal of maintaining marine mammal stocks at their OSPs, section 117 of the MMPA requires the Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to prepare a SAR for each marine mammal stock that occurs in waters under U.S. jurisdiction. Each SAR must include: 1. A description of the stock and its geographic range; 2. A minimum population estimate, current and maximum net productivity rate, and current population trend; 3. An estimate of annual humancaused mortality and serious injury by source and, for a strategic stock, other factors that may be causing a decline or impeding recovery of the stock; 4. A description of commercial fishery interactions; 5. A categorization of the status of the stock; and 6. An estimate of the potential biological removal (PBR) level. The MMPA defines the PBR as ‘‘the maximum number of animals, not including natural mortalities, that may be removed from a marine mammal stock while allowing that stock to reach or maintain its [OSP]’’ (16 U.S.C. 1362(20)). The PBR is the product of the minimum population estimate of the stock (Nmin); one-half the maximum theoretical or estimated net productivity rate of the stock at a small population size (Rmax); and a recovery factor (Fr) of between 0.1 and 1.0. This can be written as: PBR = (Nmin)(1⁄2 of the Rmax)(Fr) Section 117(c)(1) of the MMPA requires the Service and NMFS to PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review the SARs (a) at least annually for stocks that are specified as strategic stocks, (b) at least annually for stocks for which significant new information is available, and (c) at least once every 3 years for all other stocks. If our review of the status of a stock indicates that it has changed or may be more accurately determined, then the SAR must be revised accordingly. (16 U.S.C. 1386(c)(2)). A strategic stock is defined in the MMPA as a marine mammal stock ‘‘(A) for which the level of direct humancaused mortality exceeds the [PBR] level; (B) which, based on the best available scientific information, is declining and is likely to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 [, as amended] (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) [the ‘‘ESA’’], within the foreseeable future; or (C) which is listed as a threatened species or endangered species under the [ESA], or is designated as depleted under [the MMPA].’’ (16 U.S.C. 1362(19)). Stock Assessment Report History for the Southern Sea Otter in California The southern sea otter SAR was last revised in 2017 (82 FR 40793, August 28, 2017). Because the southern sea otter qualifies as a strategic stock due to its listing as a threatened species under the ESA, the Service reviewed the stock assessment in 2018. The review concluded that the status had not changed, nor could it be more accurately determined. However, upon review in 2019, the Service determined that revision was warranted because its status could be more accurately determined. Before releasing our draft SAR for public review and comment, we submitted it for technical review internally and for scientific review by the Pacific Regional Scientific Review Group, which was established under the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1386(d)). In a January 27, 2020, Federal Register notice (85 FR 4696), we made our draft SAR available for the MMPA-required 90-day public review and comment period. Following the close of the comment period, we revised the SAR based on public comments we received (see Response to Public Comments) and prepared the final revised SAR. Between publication of the draft and final revised SARs, we have not revised the status of the stock itself (the southern sea otter continues to retain its status as a strategic stock). However, we have updated the SAR to include the most recent information available. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 119 (Thursday, June 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7036-N-05]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality; OMB Control No: 2506-0177

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, (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 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: August 23, 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: Anna Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5535 
(this is not a toll-free number) or email at [email protected] 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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Liz Zepeda, Environmental Specialist, 
Office of Environment and Energy, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Liz Zepeda 
at [email protected] or telephone 202-402-3988. 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. Guido.

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: 24 CFR part 50--Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0177.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD 
requests its applicants to supply environmental information that is not 
otherwise available to HUD staff for the environmental review on an 
applicant's proposal for HUD financial assistance to develop or improve 
housing or community facilities. HUD itself must perform an 
environmental review for the purpose of compliance with its 
environmental regulations found at 24 CFR part 50, Protection and 
Enhancement of Environmental Quality. Part 50 implements the National 
Environmental Policy Act and implementing procedures of the Council on 
Environmental Quality, as well as the related federal environmental 
laws and executive orders. HUD's agency-wide provisions--24 CFR 
50.3(h)(1) and 50.32--regulate how individual HUD program staffs are to 
utilize such collected data when HUD itself prepares the environmental 
review and compliance. Separately, individual HUD programs each have 
their own regulations and guidance implementing environmental and 
related collection responsibilities. For the next three years, this 
approved collection will continue unchanged under this OMB control 
number to assure adequate coverage for all HUD programs subject to Part 
50.
    Respondents: Businesses, not-for-profit institutions, and local 
governments receiving HUD funding.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,700.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,700.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Hours per Response: 3.
    Total Estimated Burdens: $238,272.00.

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                                      Number of       Frequency of    Responses per   Burden hour per   Annual burden   Hourly cost per
      Information collection         respondents        response          annum           response          hours           response       Annual cost
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Total............................           1,700                1            1,700                3            5,100           $46.72      $238,272.00
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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.
    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.

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chapter 35. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning 
and Development, James A. Jemison II, having reviewed and approved this 
document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this 
document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Federal Register 
Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register.

Nacheshia Foxx,
Federal Register Liaison for Department of Housing and Urban 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-12994 Filed 6-23-21; 8:45 am]
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