60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA), OMB Control No: 2529-0046, 37340-37342 [2021-14976]

Download as PDF 37340 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Notices docket and can be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov. On April 12, 2021, we published a supplemental notice of study; request for comments entitled ‘‘Port Access Route Study (PARS): Northern New York Bight’’ in the Federal Register (86 FR 18996) seeking additional information. The public was afforded a 30-day comment period. The Coast Guard received five comments to this document in response to our Federal Register Notice, and other outreach efforts. All comments and supporting documents to this document are available in a public docket and can be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov. During both comment periods a total of 30 comments were submitted by representatives of the maritime community, wind energy developers, non-governmental organizations, Federal and State governmental agencies, and private citizens. Of the thirty comments, fourteen requested additional routing measures be established, twelve expressed concerns that wind farm installations will negatively affect vessel’s marine radar performance, eight requested setback/buffer zones, six requested anchorages be designated, six requested additional meetings, three requested alteration of existing routing measures, and three requested expanding Vessel Traffic Services. A synopsis of the comments and copies of the Coast Guard’s Public outreach can be found in the report. The Coast Guard is opening this third and final NNYBPARS comment period to facilitate transparent public discussions on the information above as well as the draft report findings to date. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Information Requested Do you agree or disagree with the draft report’s recommendations, propose actions, or continued actions, and if so, why? V. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to comment on the content and development of the report through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. A. Viewing the draft version of the report: To view the draft version of the NNYBPARS report in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and insert ‘‘USCG–2020–0278’’ in the ‘‘search box.’’ Click ‘‘Search’’. Then scroll down looking of the document entitled ‘‘DRAFT REPORT Northern New York Bight PARS June 29, 2021’’ under the document type ‘‘Supporting & Related Material.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 B. Submitting Comments: To submit your comment online, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and insert ‘‘USCG–2020–0278’’ in the ‘‘search box.’’ Click ‘‘Search’’. Then click ‘‘Comment.’’ The ‘‘Comment’’ button can be found on the following pages: • Docket Details page when a document within the docket is open for comment, • Document Details page when the document is open for comment, and • Document Search Tab with all search results open for comment displaying a ‘‘Comment’’ button. Clicking ‘‘Comment’’ on any of the above pages will display the comment form. You can enter your comment on the form, attach files (maximum of 20 files up to 10MB each), and choose whether to identify yourself as an individual, an organization, or anonymously. Be sure to complete all required fields depending on which identity you have chosen. Once you have completed all required fields and chosen an identity, the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ button is enabled. Upon completion, you will receive a Comment Tracking Number for your comment. For additional step by step instructions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page on http:// www.regulations.gov or by clicking https://www.regulations.gov/faq. We accept anonymous comments. Comments we post to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions to the docket in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). We review all comments and materials received during the comment period, but we may choose not to post off-topic, inappropriate, or duplicate comments that we receive. C. How do I find and browse for posted comments on Regulations.gov. On the previous version of Regulations.gov, users browse for comments on the Docket Details page. However, since comments are made on individual documents, not dockets, new Regulations.gov organizes comments under their corresponding document. To access comments and documents submitted to this draft version of the study report go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and insert ‘‘USCG–2020–0278’’ in the ‘‘search box.’’ Click ‘‘Search’’. Then scroll down to and click on the ‘‘notice’’ entitled ‘‘Port Access Route Study: Notice of availability of draft report and public information session; request for comments.’’ This will open to the PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ‘‘Document Details’’ page. Then click on the ‘‘Browse Comments’’ tab. On the comment tab, you can search and filter comments. Note: If no comments have been posted to a document, the ‘‘Comments’’ tab will not appear on the Document Details page. D. If you need additional help navigating the new Regulations.gov. For additional step by step instructions to submit a comment or to view submitted comments or other documents please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.regulations.gov/ faqs or call or email the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. E. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding DHS’s eRulemaking in the March 11, 2020, issue of the Federal Register (85 FR 14226). VI. Future Actions Any comments received will be reviewed and considered before a final version of the NNYBPARS is announced in the Federal Register. This notice is published under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70004 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: June 28, 2021. T.G. Allan Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2021–14757 Filed 7–13–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7037–N–03] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA), OMB Control No: 2529–0046 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed reinstatement, without change, of an expired, previously approved information collection requirement established under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comment Due Date: September 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposed information collection requirement. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to Erik A. Heins, Director, Enforcement Support Division, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW; Room 5214, Washington, DC 20410–2000; telephone (202) 402– 5887 (this is not a toll-free number); or email at Erik.A.Heins@hud.gov. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at: 1– (800) 877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik A. Heins, Director, Enforcement Support Division, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 5214, Washington, DC 20410–2000; telephone (202) 402–5887 (this is not a toll-free number); or email at Erik.A.Heins@hud.gov. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at: 1–(800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD is submitting this proposed reinstatement, without change, of an expired, previously approved information collection requirement to the OMB for review, as required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended]. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA). OMB Control Number: 2529–0046. Type of Request: Proposed reinstatement without change of an expired, previously approved information collection requirement. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Fair Housing Act [42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.], prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, occupancy, advertising, insuring, or financing of residential dwellings based on familial status (individuals living in households with one or more children under 18 years of age). However, under § 3607(b)(2) of the Act, Congress exempted three (3) categories of ‘‘housing for older persons’’ from liability for familial status VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 discrimination: (1) Housing provided under any State or Federal program which the Secretary of HUD determines is ‘‘specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons (as defined in the State or Federal program)’’; (2) housing ‘‘intended for, and solely occupied by persons 62 years of age or older’’; and (3) housing ‘‘intended and operated for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older per unit [‘55 or older’ housing].’’ In December 1995, Congress passed the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) [Pub. L. 104–76, 109 STAT. 787] as an amendment to the Fair Housing Act. The HOPA modified the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption provided under § 3607(b)(2)(C) of the Fair Housing Act by eliminating the requirement that a housing provider must offer ‘‘significant facilities and services specifically designed to meet the physical or social needs of older persons.’’ In order to qualify for the HOPA exemption, a housing community or facility must meet each of the following criteria: (1) At least 80 percent of the occupied units in the community or facility must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age of older; (2) the housing provider must publish and adhere to policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent to operate housing for persons 55 years of age or older; and (3) the housing provider must demonstrate compliance with ‘‘rules issued by the Secretary for verification of occupancy, which shall . . . . provide for [age] verification by reliable surveys and affidavits.’’ The HOPA did not significantly increase the record-keeping burden for the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption. It describes in greater detail the documentary evidence which HUD will consider when determining, during a familial status discrimination complaint investigation, whether or not a housing facility or community qualified for the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as of the date on which the alleged Fair Housing Act violation occurred. The HOPA information collection requirements are necessary to establish a housing provider’s eligibility to claim the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a familial status discrimination complaint filed with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The information will be collected in the normal course of business in connection with the sale, rental, or occupancy of dwelling units situated in qualified senior housing facilities or communities. The HOPA’s requirement that a housing provider must demonstrate the intent to operate a ‘‘55 or older’’ housing community or facility PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37341 by publishing, and consistently enforcing, age verification rules, policies and procedures for current and prospective occupants reflects the usual and customary practice of the senior housing industry. Under the HOPA, a ‘‘55 or older’’ housing provider should conduct an initial occupancy survey of the housing community or facility to verify compliance with the HOPA’s ‘‘80 percent occupancy’’ requirement and should maintain such compliance by periodically reviewing and updating existing age verification records for each occupied dwelling unit at least once every two years. The creation and maintenance of such occupancy/age verification records should occur in the normal course of individual sale or rental housing transactions and should require minimal preparation time. Further, a senior housing provider’s operating rules, policies and procedures are not privileged or confidential in nature, because such information must be disclosed to current and prospective residents, and to residential real estate professionals. The HOPA exemption also requires that a summary of the occupancy survey results must be made available for public inspection. This summary need not contain confidential information about individual residents; it may simply indicate the total number of dwelling units that are actually occupied by persons 55 years of age or older. While the supporting age verification records may contain confidential information about individual occupants, such information would be protected from disclosure unless the housing provider claims the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity will only require a housing provider to disclose such confidential information to HUD if and when HUD investigates a jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed against the housing provider under the Fair Housing Act, and if and when the housing provider claims the ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption as an affirmative defense to the complaint. Agency form number(s), if applicable: None. Members of affected public: The HOPA requires that small businesses and other small entities that operate housing intended for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older must routinely collect and update reliable age verification information necessary to meet the eligibility criteria for the HOPA exemption. The record keeping E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 37342 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Notices requirements are the responsibility of the housing provider that seeks to qualify for the HOPA exemption. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Housing providers claiming eligibility for the HOPA’s ‘‘55 or older’’ housing exemption must demonstrate ongoing compliance with the HOPA exemption requirements. The HOPA does not authorize HUD to require submission of this information by individual housing providers as a means of certifying that their housing Type of collection activity Number of respondents One: Collect reliable age verification records for at least one occupant per dwelling unit to meet the HOPA’s minimum ‘‘80% occupancy’’ requirement .................. Two: Publication of & adherence to policies & procedures that demonstrate intent to operate ‘‘55 or older’’ housing ..................... Three: Periodic updates of age verification records ...................... Total Burden Hours & Costs .............. Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 1 1,000 1 1,000 $18.18 $18.18 1,000 1 1,000 2 2,00 18.18 36,360 1,000 1 1,000 2.50 2,500 18.18 45,450 ........................ ........................ 3,000 ........................ 5,500 ........................ 99,990 This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed information collection in order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of HUD’s program functions; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of HUD’s assessment of the paperwork burden that may result from the proposed information collection; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information which must be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on responders, including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Erik Heins, Director, Enforcement Support Division. [FR Doc. 2021–14976 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–32259; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 3, 2021, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 community, and that the number of such transactions per year might vary significantly depending on the size and nature of the facility or community. HUD also estimated the average number of housing transactions per year at ten (10) transactions per community. HUD concluded that the publication of policies and procedures is likely to be a one-time event, and in most cases will require no additional burden beyond what is done in the normal course of business. The estimated total annual burden hours are 5,500 hours [See Table below]. 1,000 B. Solicitation of Public Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES communities or facilities qualify for the exemption. Further, since the HOPA has no mandatory registration requirement, HUD cannot ascertain the actual number of housing facilities and communities that are currently collecting this information with the intention of qualifying for the HOPA exemption. Accordingly, HUD has estimated that approximately 1,000 housing facilities or communities would seek to qualify for the HOPA exemption. HUD has estimated that the occupancy/age verification data would require routine updating with each new housing transaction within the facility or 17:11 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments should be submitted electronically by July 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments are encouraged to be submitted electronically to National_Register_Submissions@ nps.gov with the subject line ‘‘Public Comment on <property or proposed district name, (County) State.>’’ If you have no access to email you may send them via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry A. Frear, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program, 1849 C Street NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240, sherry_frear@nps.gov, 202–913–3763. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before July 3, 2021. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 DATES: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 133 (Thursday, July 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37340-37342]
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-7037-N-03]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment 
Request; Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 
(HOPA), OMB Control No: 2529-0046

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed reinstatement, without change, of an expired, 
previously approved information collection requirement established 
under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) will be 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget

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(OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 
HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comment Due Date: September 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposed information collection requirement. Comments should refer 
to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to 
Erik A. Heins, Director, Enforcement Support Division, Office of 
Enforcement, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW; Room 5214, Washington, DC 20410-2000; telephone (202) 402-
5887 (this is not a toll-free number); or email at 
[email protected]. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access 
this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at: 
1-(800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik A. Heins, Director, Enforcement 
Support Division, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 5214, Washington, DC 20410-
2000; telephone (202) 402-5887 (this is not a toll-free number); or 
email at [email protected]. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals 
may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at: 1-(800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD is submitting this proposed 
reinstatement, without change, of an expired, previously approved 
information collection requirement to the OMB for review, as required 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as 
amended].

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Implementation of the Housing for 
Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA).
    OMB Control Number: 2529-0046.
    Type of Request: Proposed reinstatement without change of an 
expired, previously approved information collection requirement.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Fair Housing Act [42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.], prohibits discrimination in 
the sale, rental, occupancy, advertising, insuring, or financing of 
residential dwellings based on familial status (individuals living in 
households with one or more children under 18 years of age). However, 
under Sec.  3607(b)(2) of the Act, Congress exempted three (3) 
categories of ``housing for older persons'' from liability for familial 
status discrimination: (1) Housing provided under any State or Federal 
program which the Secretary of HUD determines is ``specifically 
designed and operated to assist elderly persons (as defined in the 
State or Federal program)''; (2) housing ``intended for, and solely 
occupied by persons 62 years of age or older''; and (3) housing 
``intended and operated for occupancy by at least one person 55 years 
of age or older per unit [`55 or older' housing].'' In December 1995, 
Congress passed the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) [Pub. 
L. 104-76, 109 STAT. 787] as an amendment to the Fair Housing Act. The 
HOPA modified the ``55 or older'' housing exemption provided under 
Sec.  3607(b)(2)(C) of the Fair Housing Act by eliminating the 
requirement that a housing provider must offer ``significant facilities 
and services specifically designed to meet the physical or social needs 
of older persons.'' In order to qualify for the HOPA exemption, a 
housing community or facility must meet each of the following criteria: 
(1) At least 80 percent of the occupied units in the community or 
facility must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age 
of older; (2) the housing provider must publish and adhere to policies 
and procedures that demonstrate the intent to operate housing for 
persons 55 years of age or older; and (3) the housing provider must 
demonstrate compliance with ``rules issued by the Secretary for 
verification of occupancy, which shall . . . . provide for [age] 
verification by reliable surveys and affidavits.''
    The HOPA did not significantly increase the record-keeping burden 
for the ``55 or older'' housing exemption. It describes in greater 
detail the documentary evidence which HUD will consider when 
determining, during a familial status discrimination complaint 
investigation, whether or not a housing facility or community qualified 
for the ``55 or older'' housing exemption as of the date on which the 
alleged Fair Housing Act violation occurred.
    The HOPA information collection requirements are necessary to 
establish a housing provider's eligibility to claim the ``55 or older'' 
housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a familial status 
discrimination complaint filed with HUD under the Fair Housing Act. The 
information will be collected in the normal course of business in 
connection with the sale, rental, or occupancy of dwelling units 
situated in qualified senior housing facilities or communities. The 
HOPA's requirement that a housing provider must demonstrate the intent 
to operate a ``55 or older'' housing community or facility by 
publishing, and consistently enforcing, age verification rules, 
policies and procedures for current and prospective occupants reflects 
the usual and customary practice of the senior housing industry. Under 
the HOPA, a ``55 or older'' housing provider should conduct an initial 
occupancy survey of the housing community or facility to verify 
compliance with the HOPA's ``80 percent occupancy'' requirement and 
should maintain such compliance by periodically reviewing and updating 
existing age verification records for each occupied dwelling unit at 
least once every two years. The creation and maintenance of such 
occupancy/age verification records should occur in the normal course of 
individual sale or rental housing transactions and should require 
minimal preparation time. Further, a senior housing provider's 
operating rules, policies and procedures are not privileged or 
confidential in nature, because such information must be disclosed to 
current and prospective residents, and to residential real estate 
professionals.
    The HOPA exemption also requires that a summary of the occupancy 
survey results must be made available for public inspection. This 
summary need not contain confidential information about individual 
residents; it may simply indicate the total number of dwelling units 
that are actually occupied by persons 55 years of age or older. While 
the supporting age verification records may contain confidential 
information about individual occupants, such information would be 
protected from disclosure unless the housing provider claims the ``55 
or older'' housing exemption as an affirmative defense to a 
jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed with HUD 
under the Fair Housing Act. HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity will only require a housing provider to disclose such 
confidential information to HUD if and when HUD investigates a 
jurisdictional familial status discrimination complaint filed against 
the housing provider under the Fair Housing Act, and if and when the 
housing provider claims the ``55 or older'' housing exemption as an 
affirmative defense to the complaint.
    Agency form number(s), if applicable: None.
    Members of affected public: The HOPA requires that small businesses 
and other small entities that operate housing intended for occupancy by 
persons 55 years of age or older must routinely collect and update 
reliable age verification information necessary to meet the eligibility 
criteria for the HOPA exemption. The record keeping

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requirements are the responsibility of the housing provider that seeks 
to qualify for the HOPA exemption.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection, including the number of respondents, frequency 
of response, and hours of response: Housing providers claiming 
eligibility for the HOPA's ``55 or older'' housing exemption must 
demonstrate ongoing compliance with the HOPA exemption requirements. 
The HOPA does not authorize HUD to require submission of this 
information by individual housing providers as a means of certifying 
that their housing communities or facilities qualify for the exemption. 
Further, since the HOPA has no mandatory registration requirement, HUD 
cannot ascertain the actual number of housing facilities and 
communities that are currently collecting this information with the 
intention of qualifying for the HOPA exemption. Accordingly, HUD has 
estimated that approximately 1,000 housing facilities or communities 
would seek to qualify for the HOPA exemption. HUD has estimated that 
the occupancy/age verification data would require routine updating with 
each new housing transaction within the facility or community, and that 
the number of such transactions per year might vary significantly 
depending on the size and nature of the facility or community. HUD also 
estimated the average number of housing transactions per year at ten 
(10) transactions per community. HUD concluded that the publication of 
policies and procedures is likely to be a one-time event, and in most 
cases will require no additional burden beyond what is done in the 
normal course of business. The estimated total annual burden hours are 
5,500 hours [See Table below].

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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
       Type of collection activity          respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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One: Collect reliable age verification             1,000               1           1,000               1           1,000          $18.18          $18.18
 records for at least one occupant per
 dwelling unit to meet the HOPA's
 minimum ``80% occupancy'' requirement..
Two: Publication of & adherence to                 1,000               1           1,000               2            2,00           18.18          36,360
 policies & procedures that demonstrate
 intent to operate ``55 or older''
 housing................................
Three: Periodic updates of age                     1,000               1           1,000            2.50           2,500           18.18          45,450
 verification records...................
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    Total Burden Hours & Costs..........  ..............  ..............           3,000  ..............           5,500  ..............          99,990
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B. Solicitation of Public Comments

    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed information collection in 
order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper performance of HUD's program functions; (2) 
Evaluate the accuracy of HUD's assessment of the paperwork burden that 
may result from the proposed information collection; (3) Enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information which must be 
collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on 
responders, including the use of appropriate automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses).

    Authority:  Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

Erik Heins,
Director, Enforcement Support Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-14976 Filed 7-14-21; 8:45 am]
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