60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOME Investment Partnerships Program, OMB Control No. 2506-0171, 33722-33725 [2021-13624]

Download as PDF 33722 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 1_(Somali language) may be submitted to HUD by mail, in person, by facsimile, by email, or via the internet to HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). FHEO staff uses the information provided on the Form to verify HUD’s authority to investigate the aggrieved person’s allegations under the Fair Housing Act. A. Overview of Information Collection Proposed Revised Title of Information Collection: Housing Discrimination Claim Form. OMB Control Number: 2529–0011. Type of Request: Proposed reinstatement, with revised title and minor text revisions, of an expired, previously approved information collection. Form Number: HUD–903.1. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD uses the Housing Discrimination Claim Form HUD–903.1 (Form) to collect pertinent information from persons wishing to file housing discrimination complaints with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, occupancy, advertising, or insuring of residential dwellings; or to discriminate in residential real estaterelated transactions; or in the provision of brokerage services, based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap [disability], familial status, or national origin. The Fair Housing Act also makes it unlawful to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person who has (1) exercised their fair housing rights; or (2) aided or encouraged another person to exercise their fair housing rights. Any person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice, or any person who believes that they will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur, may file a complaint with HUD not later than one year after the alleged discriminatory housing practice occurs or terminates. The Form promotes consistency in the collection of information necessary to contact persons who file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. It also aids in the collection of information necessary for initial assessments of HUD’s authority to investigate alleged discriminatory housing practices under the Fair Housing Act. This information may subsequently be provided to persons against whom complaints are filed [‘‘respondents’’], as required under section 810(a)(1)(B)(ii) of the Fair Housing Act. Agency form numbers, if applicable: Form HUD–903.1 (English), Form HUD– VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 903.1A (Spanish), Form HUD–903.1B (Chinese), Form HUD–903.1C (Arabic), Form HUD–903.1F (Vietnamese), Form HUD–903.1CAM (Cambodian), Form HUD–903.1KOR (Korean), Form HUD– 903.1RUS (Russian), and Form HUD– 903–1_(Somali). Members of affected public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of responses: During FY 2020, HUD staff received approximately 21,846 information submissions from persons wishing to file housing discrimination complaints with HUD. Of this total, HUD received 1,298 complaint submissions by telephone. The remaining 20,548 complaint submissions were transmitted to HUD by mail, in-person, by email, and via the internet. HUD estimates that an aggrieved person requires approximately 45 minutes in which to complete this Form. The Form is completed once by each aggrieved person. Therefore, the total number of annual burden hours for this Form is 15,411 hours. 20,548 × 1 (frequency) × .45 minutes (.75 hours) = 15,411 hours. Annualized cost burden to complainants: HUD does not provide postage-paid mailers for this information collection. Accordingly, aggrieved persons choosing to submit this Form to HUD by regular mail must pay the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) prevailing First Class Postage rate. As of the date of this Notice, the annualized cost burden per person, based on a one-time submission of this Form to HUD via the USPS’s First Class Postage rate, is Fifty-five Cents ($0.55) per person. During FY 2020, FHEO staff received approximately 1,533 submissions of potential complaint information by mail. Based on this number, HUD estimates that the total annualized cost burden for aggrieved persons who submit this Form to HUD by mail is $843.00. Aggrieved persons may also submit this Form to HUD in person, by facsimile, by email, or electronically via the internet. Status of the proposed information collection: Proposed reinstatement, with revised title and minor text revisions, of an expired, previously approved collection of pertinent information from persons wishing to file Fair Housing Act complaints with HUD. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Solicitation of Public Comments 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 information collection is necessary for the performance of the agency’s functions; (2) Whether the agency’s estimate of burdens imposed by the information collection is accurate; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burdens of the information collection on aggrieved persons, including 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 comments in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Erik Heins, Director, Enforcement Support Division, FHEO. [FR Doc. 2021–13553 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7036–N–04] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOME Investment Partnerships Program, OMB Control No. 2506–0171 Office of Community Planning and Development, (HUD). ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. AGENCY: HUD is revising its existing HOME Program PRA to reflect additional funding appropriated for the HOME program under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117– 2) (ARP). 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 24, 2021. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 33723 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices 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: Virginia Sardone, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7162, Washington, DC 20410–4500; telephone 202–402–4606 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at Virginia.Sardone@hud.gov. 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. ADDRESSES: A. Overview of Information Collection lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Title of Information Collection: HOME Investment Partnerships Program. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0171. Type of Request: Revision of Approved Collection. Form Number: SF 1199A, HUD 27055. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected through HUD’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) (24 CFR 92.502) is used by HUD Field Offices, HUD Headquarters, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Participating Jurisdictions (PJs). The project-specific property, tenant, owner, and financial data is used to compile annual reports to Congress required at Section 284(b) of Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.) (the Act) as well as to make program management decisions about how well PJs are achieving the statutory objectives of the HOME Program. Program management reports are generated by IDIS to provide data on the status of PJs’ HOME grants and projects including the commitment and disbursement of HOME funds. These reports are provided to HUD staff as well as to HOME PJs. Management reports required in conjunction with the Annual Performance Report (24 CFR 92.509) are used by HUD Field Offices to assess the effectiveness of locally designed programs in meeting specific statutory requirements and by Headquarters in preparing the Annual Report to Congress. Specifically, these reports permit HUD to determine compliance with the requirement that PJs provide a 25 percent match for HOME funds expended during the Federal fiscal year (Section 220 of the Act) and that program income be used for HOME eligible activities (Section 219 of the Act), as well as the Women and Minority Business Enterprise requirements (24 CFR 92.351(b)). Financial, project, tenant and owner documentation are used to determine compliance with HOME Program cost limits (Section 212(e) of the Act), eligible activities (24 CFR 92.205), and eligible costs (24 CFR 92.206), as well as to determine whether PJs are complying with the income targeting and affordability requirements of the Act (Sections 214 and 215 of the Act). Other information collected under Subpart H of Part 92 (Other Federal Requirements) is primarily intended for local program management and is only viewed by HUD during routine monitoring visits. The written agreement with the owner for long-term obligation (24 CFR 92.504) and tenant protections (24 CFR 92.253) are required to ensure that the property owner complies with these important elements of the HOME Program and are also reviewed by HUD during monitoring visits. HUD reviews all other data collection requirements during monitoring to assure compliance with Paperwork requirement § 92.61 ................ Program Description and Housing Strategy for Insular Areas. Reallocation—Insular Areas ..................... Consortia Designation .............................. State Designation of Local Recipients ..... Private-Public Partnership ........................ § 92.66 ................ § 92.101 .............. § 92.201 .............. § 92.200 .............. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Responses per annum Total annual responses Burden hour per response 4.00 1.00 4.00 10.00 40.00 $41.78 $1,671.20 4.00 36.00 51.00 651.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 36.00 51.00 651.00 3.00 5.00 1.50 2.00 12.00 180.00 76.50 1,302.00 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 501.36 7,520.40 3,196.17 54,397.56 Number of respondents Reg. section the requirements of the Act and other related laws and authorities. HUD tracks PJ performance and compliance with the requirements of 24 CFR parts 91 and 92. PJs use the required information in the execution of their program, and to gauge their own performance in relation to stated goals. HUD is revising its existing HOME Program PRA to reflect additional funding appropriated for the HOME program under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117–2) (ARP). ARP provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and in other vulnerable populations by providing affordable rental housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. These additional grant funds are known as HOME-American Rescue Plan or HOME-ARP. Usage of these additional grant funds will increase the reporting burden hours for participating jurisdictions. This burden includes collecting new and/or additional information related for new activities funded with HOME-ARP that serve individuals or families who are homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Veto Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)); at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401(1) of the McKinney-Veto Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11360(1)); fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; in other populations where providing supportive services or assistance under section 212(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 12742(a)) would prevent the family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability. This burden includes making the information available to HUD for monitoring the performance of participating jurisdictions and ensuring compliance with the HOME-ARP implementing notice (the ‘‘HOME-ARP Notice’’) and applicable HOME program requirements in 24 CFR part 92. Respondents: State and local government PJs and consortia, including insular areas. Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM Annual burden hours 25JNN1 Hourly rate Annual cost 33724 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices Paperwork requirement § 92.201 .............. § 92.202 .............. § 92.203 .............. § 92.203 .............. § 92.205(e) .......... § 92.206 .............. § 92.210 .............. § 92.251(a) .......... § 92.251(b) .......... § 92.252 .............. Distribution of Assistance ......................... Site and Neighborhood Standards ........... Income Determination .............................. Income Determination .............................. Terminated Projects ................................. Eligible Costs—Refinancing ..................... Troubled HOME-Assisted Rental Projects Property Standards—New Construction .. Property Standards—Rehabilitation ......... Qualification as affordable housing: Rental Housing. Fixed and Floating HOME Rental Units .. Tenant Protections (including lease requirement). Homeownership—Median Purchase Price. Homeownership—Alternative to Resale/ recapture. Homeownership—Approval of Resale & Recapture. Homeownership—Fair Return & Affordability. Homeownership program policies ............ CHDO Identification ................................. Designation of CHDOs ............................. CHDO Project Assistance ........................ Tenant Participation Plan ......................... Affirmative Marketing ............................... Labor ........................................................ Debarment and Suspension .................... HOME Investment Partnership Agreement (HUD 40093). Homeownership and Rental Set-Up and Completion. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Set-Up (IDIS). IDIS Access Request form (HUD 27055) Required Reporting of Program Income .. Written Agreement ................................... Financial Oversight and HOME Rental projects. Recordkeeping—Subsidy Layering and Underwriting. Recordkeeping (Additional) ...................... Annual Performance Reports (HUD 40107). Management Reports—FY Match Report (HUD 40107A). HUD Monitoring of Program .................... Documentation and Activities ................... Direct Deposit Sign up form (SF 1199A) HOME ARP Allocation Plan ..................... Supportive Services Setup and Completion Activities. Non-Congregate Shelter Setup and Completion Activities. Totals ................................................ § 92.252(j) ........... § 92.253 .............. § 92.254 .............. § 92.254 .............. § 92.254(a)(5) ..... § 92.254(a)(5) ..... § 92.254(f) ........... § 92.300 .............. § 92.300 .............. § 92.300 .............. § 92.303 .............. § 92.351 .............. § 92.354 .............. § 92.357 .............. § 92.501 .............. § 92.502 .............. § 92.502 .............. § 92.502 .............. § 92.502(a) .......... § 92.504(c) .......... § 92.504(d)(2) ..... § 92.508 .............. § 92.508 .............. § 92.509 .............. § 92.509 .............. § 92.550 .............. § 91.525 .............. Responses per annum Total annual responses Burden hour per response 651.00 651.00 20,001.00 350,000.00 540.00 100.00 25.00 10,200.00 15,300.00 3,200.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 651.00 651.00 20,001.00 350,000.00 540.00 100.00 25.00 20,400.00 30,600.00 3,200.00 4.00 2.00 2.00 0.75 5.00 4.00 0.50 3.00 2.00 5.00 2,604.00 1,302.00 40,002.00 262,500.00 2,700.00 400.00 12.50 61,200.00 61,200.00 16,000.00 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 108,795.12 54,397.56 1,671,283.56 10,967,250.00 112,806.00 16,712.00 522.25 2,556,936.00 2,556,936.00 668,480.00 3,200.00 20,001.00 1.00 1.00 3,200.00 20,001.00 1.00 5.00 3,200.00 100,005.00 41.78 41.78 133,696.00 4,178,208.90 80.00 1.00 80.00 5.00 400.00 41.78 16,712.00 100.00 1.00 100.00 5.00 500.00 41.78 20,890.00 2,000.00 1.00 2,000.00 1.50 3,000.00 41.78 125,340.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 1.00 2.00 41.78 83.56 651.00 651.00 480.00 651.00 12,513.00 3,870.00 20,001.00 9,765.00 651.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 651.00 651.00 480.00 651.00 12,513.00 3,870.00 20,001.00 9,765.00 651.00 5.00 2.00 1.50 2.00 10.00 5.00 2.50 1.00 1.00 3,255.00 1,302.00 720.00 1,302.00 125,130.00 19,350.00 50,002.50 9,765.00 651.00 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 135,993.90 54,397.56 30,081.60 54,397.56 5,227,931.40 808,443.00 2,089,104.45 407,981.70 27,198.78 8,000.00 1.00 8,000.00 2.00 16,000.00 41.78 668,480.00 4,400.00 1.00 4,400.00 5.50 24,200.00 41.78 1,011,076.00 100.00 651.00 20,001.00 21,700.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 100.00 651.00 20,001.00 21,700.00 0.50 12.00 5.00 1.00 50.00 7,812.00 100,005.00 21,700.00 41.78 41.78 41.78 41.78 2,089.00 326,385.36 4,178,208.90 906,626.00 3,200.00 1.00 3,200.00 4.00 12,800.00 41.78 534,784.00 30,330.00 651.00 1.00 1.00 30,330.00 651.00 1.00 2.50 30,330.00 1,627.50 41.78 41.78 1,267,187.40 67,996.95 651.00 1.00 651.00 0.75 488.25 41.78 20,399.09 651.00 1.00 651.00 0.25 162.75 41.78 6,799.70 15.00 651.00 1,302.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 15.00 651.00 5,208.00 0.25 20.00 5.00 3.75 13,020.00 26,040.00 41.78 41.78 41.78 156.68 543,975.60 1,087,951.20 651.00 1.00 651.00 15.00 9,765.00 41.78 407,981.70 568,984.00 .................. .................. ................ 1,032,119.75 .............. 43,121,963.16 Number of respondents Reg. section Annual burden hours Hourly rate Annual cost Annual cost is based on Actual Burden Hours (1,032,119.75) * the hourly rate for a GS–12 ($41.78). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 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 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, James Arthur Jemison II, 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, E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 120 / Friday, June 25, 2021 / Notices for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Aaron Santa Anna, Federal Register Liaison, Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2021–13624 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2021–N163; FXES11140800000–212–FF08EVEN00] Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and Draft Categorical Exclusion for the Vintage Ranch Project; Santa Barbara County, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and draft categorical exclusion screening form for activities described in an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. The ITP would authorize take of a listed species incidental to construction of a residential development in the community of Orcutt within Santa Barbara County, California. The applicants developed the draft HCP in support of their application for an ITP. The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion screening form in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the applicants. We invite public comment on these documents. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: To obtain documents: You may download a copy of the draft HCP and categorical exclusion screening form at http://www.fws.gov/ventura/, available in ‘‘Latest News Stories’’ under the ‘‘News Room’’ tab, or you may request copies of the documents by sending U.S. mail to our Ventura office (address below), or by phone (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). To submit written comments: Please send us your written comments by one of the following methods: • U.S. mail: Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Jun 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. • Email: rachel_henry@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Henry, Biologist, by email, via the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance, or by mail to the Ventura Fish and Wildlife office (by mail; see ADDRESSES). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP), and associated draft categorical exclusion screening form, submitted by Vintage Ranch Orcutt, LLC (applicant) with an application for an ITP. The permit would authorize take of the federally endangered Santa Barbara County distinct population segment (DPS) of the California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) incidental to activities described in the HCP for the construction of an approximately 15acre residential development within a 33-acre lot in the community of Orcutt within Santa Barbara County, California. The applicant developed a draft HCP as part of their application for an ITP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service prepared a draft categorical exclusion screening form in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) to evaluate the potential effects to the natural and human environment resulting from issuing an ITP to the applicants. We invite public comment on these documents. Background The Service listed the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander as endangered on September 21, 2000 (65 FR 57242). Section 9 of the ESA prohibits take of fish and wildlife species listed as endangered (16 U.S.C. 1538). Under the ESA, ‘‘take’’ is defined to include the following activities: ‘‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532). Under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1539(a)(1)(B)), we may issue permits to authorize take of listed fish and wildlife species that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for endangered species are in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22. Issuance of an ITP also must not jeopardize the existence of federally listed fish, wildlife, or plant species, PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 33725 pursuant to section 7 of the ESA and 50 CFR 402.02. The permittee would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5)). Applicants’ Proposed Activities The applicant has applied for a 20year term permit for incidental take of the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander. The take would occur in association with the construction of a residential development and associated activities such as vegetation removal, site grubbing, and grading for proposed development. The proposed development and all associated disturbance areas would be sited on approximately 15 acres of a 33-acre property. The HCP includes avoidance and minimization measures for the Santa Barbara County DPS of the California tiger salamander and mitigation for unavoidable loss of habitat. As mitigation for habitat loss, the applicant proposes to purchase credits from a Service-approved mitigation bank. Public Availability of Comments 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 view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22) and NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Stephen Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2021–13518 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7036-N-04]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOME Investment 
Partnerships Program, OMB Control No. 2506-0171

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, (HUD).

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY: HUD is revising its existing HOME Program PRA to reflect 
additional funding appropriated for the HOME program under the American 
Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2) (ARP). 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 24, 2021.

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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: Virginia Sardone, Office of Affordable 
Housing Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW, Room 7162, Washington, DC 20410-4500; telephone 202-
402-4606 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
[email protected]. 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: HOME Investment Partnerships 
Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0171.
    Type of Request: Revision of Approved Collection.
    Form Number: SF 1199A, HUD 27055.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
information collected through HUD's Integrated Disbursement and 
Information System (IDIS) (24 CFR 92.502) is used by HUD Field Offices, 
HUD Headquarters, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) 
Participating Jurisdictions (PJs). The project-specific property, 
tenant, owner, and financial data is used to compile annual reports to 
Congress required at Section 284(b) of Title II of the Cranston-
Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12721 et 
seq.) (the Act) as well as to make program management decisions about 
how well PJs are achieving the statutory objectives of the HOME 
Program. Program management reports are generated by IDIS to provide 
data on the status of PJs' HOME grants and projects including the 
commitment and disbursement of HOME funds. These reports are provided 
to HUD staff as well as to HOME PJs.
    Management reports required in conjunction with the Annual 
Performance Report (24 CFR 92.509) are used by HUD Field Offices to 
assess the effectiveness of locally designed programs in meeting 
specific statutory requirements and by Headquarters in preparing the 
Annual Report to Congress. Specifically, these reports permit HUD to 
determine compliance with the requirement that PJs provide a 25 percent 
match for HOME funds expended during the Federal fiscal year (Section 
220 of the Act) and that program income be used for HOME eligible 
activities (Section 219 of the Act), as well as the Women and Minority 
Business Enterprise requirements (24 CFR 92.351(b)).
    Financial, project, tenant and owner documentation are used to 
determine compliance with HOME Program cost limits (Section 212(e) of 
the Act), eligible activities (24 CFR 92.205), and eligible costs (24 
CFR 92.206), as well as to determine whether PJs are complying with the 
income targeting and affordability requirements of the Act (Sections 
214 and 215 of the Act). Other information collected under Subpart H of 
Part 92 (Other Federal Requirements) is primarily intended for local 
program management and is only viewed by HUD during routine monitoring 
visits. The written agreement with the owner for long-term obligation 
(24 CFR 92.504) and tenant protections (24 CFR 92.253) are required to 
ensure that the property owner complies with these important elements 
of the HOME Program and are also reviewed by HUD during monitoring 
visits. HUD reviews all other data collection requirements during 
monitoring to assure compliance with the requirements of the Act and 
other related laws and authorities.
    HUD tracks PJ performance and compliance with the requirements of 
24 CFR parts 91 and 92. PJs use the required information in the 
execution of their program, and to gauge their own performance in 
relation to stated goals.
    HUD is revising its existing HOME Program PRA to reflect additional 
funding appropriated for the HOME program under the American Rescue 
Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117-2) (ARP). ARP provides $5 billion to 
assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of 
homelessness, and in other vulnerable populations by providing 
affordable rental housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and 
non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing 
stability across the country. These additional grant funds are known as 
HOME-American Rescue Plan or HOME-ARP. Usage of these additional grant 
funds will increase the reporting burden hours for participating 
jurisdictions. This burden includes collecting new and/or additional 
information related for new activities funded with HOME-ARP that serve 
individuals or families who are homeless, as defined in section 103(a) 
of the McKinney-Veto Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)); at 
risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401(1) of the McKinney-Veto 
Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11360(1)); fleeing or attempting to 
flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or 
human trafficking; in other populations where providing supportive 
services or assistance under section 212(a) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 
12742(a)) would prevent the family's homelessness or would serve those 
with the greatest risk of housing instability. This burden includes 
making the information available to HUD for monitoring the performance 
of participating jurisdictions and ensuring compliance with the HOME-
ARP implementing notice (the ``HOME-ARP Notice'') and applicable HOME 
program requirements in 24 CFR part 92.
    Respondents: State and local government PJs and consortia, 
including insular areas.

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                                                                                          Total      Burden
         Reg. section              Paperwork requirement       Number of    Responses    annual     hour per   Annual burden   Hourly      Annual cost
                                                              respondents   per annum   responses   response       hours        rate
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Sec.   92.61..................  Program Description and              4.00        1.00        4.00      10.00           40.00    $41.78         $1,671.20
                                 Housing Strategy for
                                 Insular Areas.
Sec.   92.66..................  Reallocation--Insular Areas          4.00        1.00        4.00       3.00           12.00     41.78            501.36
Sec.   92.101.................  Consortia Designation......         36.00        1.00       36.00       5.00          180.00     41.78          7,520.40
Sec.   92.201.................  State Designation of Local          51.00        1.00       51.00       1.50           76.50     41.78          3,196.17
                                 Recipients.
Sec.   92.200.................  Private-Public Partnership.        651.00        1.00      651.00       2.00        1,302.00     41.78         54,397.56

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Sec.   92.201.................  Distribution of Assistance.        651.00        1.00      651.00       4.00        2,604.00     41.78        108,795.12
Sec.   92.202.................  Site and Neighborhood              651.00        1.00      651.00       2.00        1,302.00     41.78         54,397.56
                                 Standards.
Sec.   92.203.................  Income Determination.......     20,001.00        1.00   20,001.00       2.00       40,002.00     41.78      1,671,283.56
Sec.   92.203.................  Income Determination.......    350,000.00        1.00  350,000.00       0.75      262,500.00     41.78     10,967,250.00
Sec.   92.205(e)..............  Terminated Projects........        540.00        1.00      540.00       5.00        2,700.00     41.78        112,806.00
Sec.   92.206.................  Eligible Costs--Refinancing        100.00        1.00      100.00       4.00          400.00     41.78         16,712.00
Sec.   92.210.................  Troubled HOME-Assisted              25.00        1.00       25.00       0.50           12.50     41.78            522.25
                                 Rental Projects.
Sec.   92.251(a)..............  Property Standards--New         10,200.00        2.00   20,400.00       3.00       61,200.00     41.78      2,556,936.00
                                 Construction.
Sec.   92.251(b)..............  Property Standards--            15,300.00        2.00   30,600.00       2.00       61,200.00     41.78      2,556,936.00
                                 Rehabilitation.
Sec.   92.252.................  Qualification as affordable      3,200.00        1.00    3,200.00       5.00       16,000.00     41.78        668,480.00
                                 housing: Rental Housing.
Sec.   92.252(j)..............  Fixed and Floating HOME          3,200.00        1.00    3,200.00       1.00        3,200.00     41.78        133,696.00
                                 Rental Units.
Sec.   92.253.................  Tenant Protections              20,001.00        1.00   20,001.00       5.00      100,005.00     41.78      4,178,208.90
                                 (including lease
                                 requirement).
Sec.   92.254.................  Homeownership--Median               80.00        1.00       80.00       5.00          400.00     41.78         16,712.00
                                 Purchase Price.
Sec.   92.254.................  Homeownership--Alternative         100.00        1.00      100.00       5.00          500.00     41.78         20,890.00
                                 to Resale/recapture.
Sec.   92.254(a)(5)...........  Homeownership--Approval of       2,000.00        1.00    2,000.00       1.50        3,000.00     41.78        125,340.00
                                 Resale & Recapture.
Sec.   92.254(a)(5)...........  Homeownership--Fair Return           2.00        1.00        2.00       1.00            2.00     41.78             83.56
                                 & Affordability.
Sec.   92.254(f)..............  Homeownership program              651.00        1.00      651.00       5.00        3,255.00     41.78        135,993.90
                                 policies.
Sec.   92.300.................  CHDO Identification........        651.00        1.00      651.00       2.00        1,302.00     41.78         54,397.56
Sec.   92.300.................  Designation of CHDOs.......        480.00        1.00      480.00       1.50          720.00     41.78         30,081.60
Sec.   92.300.................  CHDO Project Assistance....        651.00        1.00      651.00       2.00        1,302.00     41.78         54,397.56
Sec.   92.303.................  Tenant Participation Plan..     12,513.00        1.00   12,513.00      10.00      125,130.00     41.78      5,227,931.40
Sec.   92.351.................  Affirmative Marketing......      3,870.00        1.00    3,870.00       5.00       19,350.00     41.78        808,443.00
Sec.   92.354.................  Labor......................     20,001.00        1.00   20,001.00       2.50       50,002.50     41.78      2,089,104.45
Sec.   92.357.................  Debarment and Suspension...      9,765.00        1.00    9,765.00       1.00        9,765.00     41.78        407,981.70
Sec.   92.501.................  HOME Investment Partnership        651.00        1.00      651.00       1.00          651.00     41.78         27,198.78
                                 Agreement (HUD 40093).
Sec.   92.502.................  Homeownership and Rental         8,000.00        1.00    8,000.00       2.00       16,000.00     41.78        668,480.00
                                 Set-Up and Completion.
Sec.   92.502.................  Tenant-Based Rental              4,400.00        1.00    4,400.00       5.50       24,200.00     41.78      1,011,076.00
                                 Assistance Set-Up (IDIS).
Sec.   92.502.................  IDIS Access Request form           100.00        1.00      100.00       0.50           50.00     41.78          2,089.00
                                 (HUD 27055).
Sec.   92.502(a)..............  Required Reporting of              651.00        1.00      651.00      12.00        7,812.00     41.78        326,385.36
                                 Program Income.
Sec.   92.504(c)..............  Written Agreement..........     20,001.00        1.00   20,001.00       5.00      100,005.00     41.78      4,178,208.90
Sec.   92.504(d)(2)...........  Financial Oversight and         21,700.00        1.00   21,700.00       1.00       21,700.00     41.78        906,626.00
                                 HOME Rental projects.
Sec.   92.508.................  Recordkeeping--Subsidy           3,200.00        1.00    3,200.00       4.00       12,800.00     41.78        534,784.00
                                 Layering and Underwriting.
Sec.   92.508.................  Recordkeeping (Additional).     30,330.00        1.00   30,330.00       1.00       30,330.00     41.78      1,267,187.40
Sec.   92.509.................  Annual Performance Reports         651.00        1.00      651.00       2.50        1,627.50     41.78         67,996.95
                                 (HUD 40107).
Sec.   92.509.................  Management Reports--FY             651.00        1.00      651.00       0.75          488.25     41.78         20,399.09
                                 Match Report (HUD 40107A).
Sec.   92.550.................  HUD Monitoring of Program..        651.00        1.00      651.00       0.25          162.75     41.78          6,799.70
Sec.   91.525.................  Documentation and
                                 Activities.
                                Direct Deposit Sign up form         15.00        1.00       15.00       0.25            3.75     41.78            156.68
                                 (SF 1199A).
                                HOME ARP Allocation Plan...        651.00        1.00      651.00      20.00       13,020.00     41.78        543,975.60
                                Supportive Services Setup        1,302.00        4.00    5,208.00       5.00       26,040.00     41.78      1,087,951.20
                                 and Completion Activities.
                                Non-Congregate Shelter             651.00        1.00      651.00      15.00        9,765.00     41.78        407,981.70
                                 Setup and Completion
                                 Activities.
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                                   Totals..................    568,984.00  ..........  ..........  .........    1,032,119.75  ........     43,121,963.16
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Annual cost is based on Actual Burden Hours (1,032,119.75) * the hourly rate for a GS-12 ($41.78).

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. 
chapter 35.
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, James Arthur Jemison II, 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,

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for purposes of publication in the Federal Register.

Aaron Santa Anna,
Federal Register Liaison, Department of Housing and Urban Development.
[FR Doc. 2021-13624 Filed 6-24-21; 8:45 am]
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