60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voucher Management System (VMS); OMB Control No.: 2577-0282, 46863-46865 [2021-17851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 159 / Friday, August 20, 2021 / Notices Dated: August 17, 2021. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2021–17917 Filed 8–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2021–0410] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625–0013 Coast Guard, DHS. Sixty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0013, Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before October 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2021–0410] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public participation and request for comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: Commandant (CG–6P), Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Stop 7710, Washington, DC 20593–7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy Management, telephone 202–475–3528, or fax 202– 372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Public Participation and Request for Comments This notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Aug 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG–2021–0410], and must be received by October 19, 2021. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46863 System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Information Collection Request Title: Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines—Title 46 CFR subchapter E. OMB Control Number: 1625–0013. Summary: This information collection is required to ensure that certain vessels are not overloaded—as evidenced by the submerging of their assigned load line. In general, vessels over 150 gross tons or 24 meters (79 feet) in length engaged in commerce on international or coastwise voyages by sea are required to obtain a Load Line Certificate. Need: Title 46 U.S. Code 5101 to 5116 provides the Coast Guard with the authority to enforce provisions of the International Load Line Convention, 1966. Title 46 CFR subchapter E—Load Lines, contains the relevant regulations. Forms: None. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 757 hours to 687 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of respondents. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: August 17, 2021. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2021–17918 Filed 8–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7040–N–09] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voucher Management System (VMS); OMB Control No.: 2577–0282 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: October 19, 2021. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 46864 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 159 / Friday, August 20, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. 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 Title of Information Collection: Voucher Management System (VMS). OMB Approval Number: 2577–0282. Type of Request: Revision of a previously approved collection. Form Number: HUD–52672, 52681, 52681–B, 52663 and 52673. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program are required to maintain financial reports in accordance with accepted accounting standards in order to permit timely and effective audits. The HUD–52672 (Supporting Data for Annual Contributions Estimates Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) and 52681 (Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement Housing Assistance Payments Program) financial records identify the amount of annual contributions that are received and disbursed by the PHA and are used by PHAs that administer the five-year Mainstream Program, MOD Rehab, and Single Room Occupancy. Form HUD– 52663 (Suggested Format for Requisition for Partial Payment of Annual Contributions Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) provides for PHAs to indicate requested funds and monthly amounts. Form HUD– 52673 (Estimate of Total Required Annual Contributions Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) allows PHAs to estimate their total required annual contributions. The required financial statements are similar to those prepared by any responsible business or organization. The automated form HUD–52681–B (Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement Housing Assistance Payments Program Supplemental Reporting Form) is entered by the PHA into the Voucher Management System (VMS) on a monthly basis during each calendar year to track leasing and Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) expenses by voucher category, as well as data concerning fraud recovery, Family Self-Sufficiency escrow accounts, PHA-held equity, etc. The inclusion, change, and deletion of the fields will improve the allocation of funds and allow the PHAs and the Department to realize a more complete picture of the PHAs’ resources and Number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Information collection Responses per respondent program activities, promote financial accountability, and improve the PHAs’ ability to provide assistance to as many households as possible while maximizing budgets. In addition, the fields will be crucial to the identification of actual or incipient financial problems that will ultimately affect funding for program participants. The automated form HUD–52681–B is also utilized by the same programs as the manual forms. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Voucher Management System (VMS) supports the information management needs of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and management functions performed by the Financial Management Center (FMC) and the Financial Management Division (FMD) of the Office of Public and Indian Housing and the Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH–REAC). This system’s primary purpose is to provide a central system to monitor and manage the Public Housing Agency (PHAs) use of vouchers and expenditure of program funds and is the base for budget formulation and budget implementation. The VMS collects PHAs’ actual cost data that enables HUD to perform and control cash management activities; the costs reported are the base for quarterly HAP and Fee obligations and advance disbursements in a timely manner, and reconciliations for overages and shortages on a quarterly basis. Respondents (i.e., affected public): Public Housing Authorities (PHA). Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,185. Estimated Number of Responses: 26,980. Frequency of Response: Monthly. Average Hours per Response: 2. Total Estimated Burdens: 53,580. Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours Financial Forms (HUD- 52681–B) ....................................... HUD–52681 ......................................................................... HUD–52663 ......................................................................... HUD–52672 ......................................................................... HUD–52673 ......................................................................... 2,185 190 190 190 190 12 1 1 1 1 26,220 190 190 190 190 2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 52,440 285 285 285 285 Totals ............................................................................ 2,185 varies 26,980 varies 53,580 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Aug 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 46865 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 159 / Friday, August 20, 2021 / Notices (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. Dated: July 28, 2021. Laura Miller-Pittman, Chief, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2021–17851 Filed 8–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7039–N–02] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Promise Zones Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2501–0035 Office of Field Policy and Management, Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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: October 19, 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 P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents Annual Report Narrative (9916) ............. Quarterly Investments and Assistance report (9917) ....................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Aug 19, 2021 and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–5534 (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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. 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. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Promise Zones Reporting. OMB Approval Number: 2501–0035. Type of Request: Reinstatement with changes. Form Number: HUD–9916 Promise Zone Annual Narrative Report. HUD–9917 Quarterly Investments & Assistance Report. HUD–9919 Quarterly Progress and Annual Priorities Report. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This collection is a reinstatement with changes to a previous collection that collected information for reporting purposes. The HUD–XXXX ‘‘New Neighborhood Amenities’’ form, from the original 2501–0035 OMB approval, has been removed from this collection because the form was never used. Additionally, HUD Form 9917 (Biannual Non-Federal Investment report) and HUD Form 9918 (Monthly Federal Grants Report) have been merged so that HUD 9917 will now collect the information previously captured in Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response HUD 9918. HUD 9917 has therefore been reformatted to collect this new information and to be more userfriendly; HUD 9918 has been removed and retired from this collection. HUD– 9917 will now be called the Quarterly Investments and Assistance Report; it will be collected quarterly and submitted cumulatively. These changes will reduce unnecessary copying and pasting, reformatting, and file management, and will ultimately reduce the burden on respondents. HUD designated fourteen communities as urban Promise Zones between 2014 and 2016. Under the Promise Zones initiative, the federal government invests in and partners with high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities to create jobs, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, and reduce violent crime. Additional information about the Promise Zones initiative can be found at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/ field_policy_mgt/fieldpolicymgtpz, and questions can be addressed to promisezone@hud.gov. The federal administrative duties pertaining to these designations shall be managed and executed by HUD for ten years from the designation dates pursuant to sections 2 and 3 of the HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3531– 32, to assist the President in achieving maximum coordination of the various federal activities which have a major effect upon urban community, suburban, or metropolitan development; to develop and recommend the President policies for fostering orderly growth and development of the Nation’s urban areas; and to exercise leadership, at the direction of the President, in coordinating federal activities affecting housing and urban development. To facilitate communication between local and federal partners, HUD proposes that Promise Zone Lead Organizations submit minimal reports and documents to support collaboration and problem solving between local and federal partners. These reports will also assist in communications and stakeholder engagement, both locally and nationally. Respondents: Fourteen Promise Zone Lead Organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 14 1 14 10 140 $38.08 $5,331.20 14 4 56 20 1,120 38.08 42,649.60 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 159 (Friday, August 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46863-46865]
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-7040-N-09]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Voucher 
Management System (VMS); OMB Control No.: 2577-0282

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, PIH, 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: October 19, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-
402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
[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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
[email protected] or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing 
or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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: Voucher Management System (VMS).
    OMB Approval Number: 2577-0282.
    Type of Request: Revision of a previously approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD-52672, 52681, 52681-B, 52663 and 52673.
    Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that administer the Housing Choice 
Voucher (HCV) Program are required to maintain financial reports in 
accordance with accepted accounting standards in order to permit timely 
and effective audits. The HUD-52672 (Supporting Data for Annual 
Contributions Estimates Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) 
and 52681 (Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating 
Statement Housing Assistance Payments Program) financial records 
identify the amount of annual contributions that are received and 
disbursed by the PHA and are used by PHAs that administer the five-year 
Mainstream Program, MOD Rehab, and Single Room Occupancy. Form HUD-
52663 (Suggested Format for Requisition for Partial Payment of Annual 
Contributions Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program) provides 
for PHAs to indicate requested funds and monthly amounts. Form HUD-
52673 (Estimate of Total Required Annual Contributions Section 8 
Housing Assistance Payments Program) allows PHAs to estimate their 
total required annual contributions. The required financial statements 
are similar to those prepared by any responsible business or 
organization. The automated form HUD-52681-B (Voucher for Payment of 
Annual Contributions and Operating Statement Housing Assistance 
Payments Program Supplemental Reporting Form) is entered by the PHA 
into the Voucher Management System (VMS) on a monthly basis during each 
calendar year to track leasing and Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) 
expenses by voucher category, as well as data concerning fraud 
recovery, Family Self-Sufficiency escrow accounts, PHA-held equity, 
etc. The inclusion, change, and deletion of the fields will improve the 
allocation of funds and allow the PHAs and the Department to realize a 
more complete picture of the PHAs' resources and program activities, 
promote financial accountability, and improve the PHAs' ability to 
provide assistance to as many households as possible while maximizing 
budgets. In addition, the fields will be crucial to the identification 
of actual or incipient financial problems that will ultimately affect 
funding for program participants. The automated form HUD-52681-B is 
also utilized by the same programs as the manual forms.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Voucher Management System (VMS) supports the information management 
needs of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and management 
functions performed by the Financial Management Center (FMC) and the 
Financial Management Division (FMD) of the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing and the Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH-REAC). This system's 
primary purpose is to provide a central system to monitor and manage 
the Public Housing Agency (PHAs) use of vouchers and expenditure of 
program funds and is the base for budget formulation and budget 
implementation. The VMS collects PHAs' actual cost data that enables 
HUD to perform and control cash management activities; the costs 
reported are the base for quarterly HAP and Fee obligations and advance 
disbursements in a timely manner, and reconciliations for overages and 
shortages on a quarterly basis.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): Public Housing Authorities 
(PHA).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,185.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 26,980.
    Frequency of Response: Monthly.
    Average Hours per Response: 2.
    Total Estimated Burdens: 53,580.

 
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                                     Number of     Responses per   Total annual      Hours per
     Information collection         respondents     respondent       responses       response       Total hours
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Financial Forms (HUD- 52681-B)..           2,185              12          26,220               2          52,440
HUD-52681.......................             190               1             190             1.5             285
HUD-52663.......................             190               1             190             1.5             285
HUD-52672.......................             190               1             190             1.5             285
HUD-52673.......................             190               1             190             1.5             285
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    Totals......................           2,185          varies          26,980          varies          53,580
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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;

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    (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.

    Dated: July 28, 2021.
Laura Miller-Pittman,
Chief, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2021-17851 Filed 8-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P