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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Annual Contributions Contractor and Inventory Removal Application

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice of revised proposed information collection.

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.

The public housing program funds low-rent projects owned and operated by public housing agencies (PHAs), subject to the terms and conditions contained in an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with certain requirements applicable to all projects and other requirements applicable in only certain conditions or types of projects. These program requirements govern how properties are funded and operated by PHAs including how properties are added or removed from their inventories. Information collections from PHAs assure compliance with all Federal program requirements.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: April 21, 2014.

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 202-402-5564 (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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

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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: Public Housing Annual Contributions Contract and Inventory Removal Application.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0270.

Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

Form Number: HUD-51999; HUD-52190A; HUD-52190B; HUD-52840-A; HUD-53012A, HUD-53012B, HUD 52860-A, HUD 52860-B, HUD 52860-C; HUD 52860-D; HUD 52860-E, and HUD 52860-F.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection consolidates all ACC-related information collections involving the use of funding and inventory changes. Section 5 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (Pub. L. 75-412, 50 Stat. 888) permits the Secretary of HUD to make annual contributions to public housing agencies (PHAs) to achieve and maintain the lower income character of public housing projects. The Secretary is required to embody the provisions for such annual contributions in a contract guaranteeing payment. Applicable regulations are 24 CFR 941 for public housing development and 24 CFR 969 for continued operation of low-income housing after completion of debt service. This collection also covers Public Housing Authority (PHA) submissions under Sections 18, 22, 33 and 32 that involve the authority of the HUD Secretary to approve PHA requests to remove certain public housing property from their inventories through demolition, disposition, voluntary conversion, required conversion or homeownership conveyance.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, State, Local Government and public housing authorities.

ACC ProvisionNumber of respondentsFrequencyTotal responsesHours per 23 responseTotal hoursCost per hourTotal cost
1Execute new ACC via HUD form 53012-A and B421425205306150
2Terminate or amend ACC7817853903011700
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3Request HUD approval of non-dwelling leases or agreements114111467353022050
4HUD approval for easement uses48148735243010560
5Submit General Depository Agreement (GDA) via form HUD 51999265126526513019530
6Request to terminate GDA10711072202306780
7ACC revisions to change year end dates2312311257307710
8ACC to consolidate PHAS1811812217306510
9ACC revision to transfer programs4314393913011730
10Request review of Conflict of interest102110299513027520
11Request pooling of insurance5151997302910
12Request for new Declaration of Trust (DOT) via form HUD 52190-A and B1421142191249302910
13Request DOT amendment or termination2211221920313041370
14Amend ACC for Capital Fund Finance via form HUD 52840-A7317397883060930
15Amend ACC for Mixed Finance Supplementary Legal Document94194211981$50$96,090
16Amend ACC for Capital Grant282012820411,07030$391,860
17Amend ACC for Emergency Capital Fund Grant481383100303990
18Amend ACC Capital Fund for Safety and Security7515029630$3008
19Amend ACC to Recapture Capital Fund Grant1231123864330$17790
20Amend ACC for Energy Performance Contract381385192305760
21Amend ACC for Community Facilities Grants1511390 days2830$840
22Demo Disposition Approvals and Removing Units form ACC-HUD Form 52860162116210169630$50,880
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23Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document used by HQ Staff Mixed-Finance Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract60160241440$50$72,000
Totals3,28014,6798.828,812$30$880,578

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.

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

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Dated: February 11, 2014.

Merrie Nichols-Dixon,

Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. 2014-03480 Filed 2-14-14; 8:45 am]

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