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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Capital Fund Program

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice.

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: January 3, 2020.

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 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 Capital Fund Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0157.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Form Numbers: HUD Form 50075.1, HUD-5084, HUD-5087, HUD-51000, HUD-51001, HUD-51002, HUD-51003, HUD-5104, HUD-51915, HUD-51915-A, HUD-51971-I-II, HUD-52396, HUD-52427, HUD-52482, HUD-52483-A, HUD-52484, HUD-52485, HUD-52651-A, HUD-52829, HUD-52830, HUD-52833, HUD-52845, HUD-52846, HUD-52847, HUD-52849, HUD-53001, HUD-53015, HUD-5370, HUD-5370EZ, HUD-5370C, HUD-5372, HUD-5378, HUD-5460, HUD-52828, 50071, 5370-C1, 5370-C2.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Each year Congress appropriates funds to approximately 3,015 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) for modernization, development, financing, and management improvements. The funds are allocated based on a complex formula. The forms in this collection are used to appropriately disburse and utilize the funds provided to PHAs. Additionally, these forms provide the information necessary to approve a financing transaction in addition to any Capital Fund Financing transactions. Respondents include the approximately 3,015 PHA receiving Capital Funds and any other PHAs wishing to pursue financing.

This proposed information collection has been revised to include the following changes below:

1. HUD has removed all of the hours for the annual submission of form HUD-50075.2 and reduced the hours for HUD-50075.1. HUD is now collecting that information electronically thru the Energy Performance Information Center (EPIC) system. These hours were transferred to OMB No. 2577-0274 Energy Performance Information Center (EPIC). HUD will continue to use the HUD-50075.1 for the Capital Fund set aside grant programs, Lead Based Paint, Emergency Safety and Security, and Emergency and Disaster. Only those hours remain in 2577-0157.1. As a result, the burden hours were decreased 9,260 hours

2. Due to conversion of Public Housing to the Section 8 thru the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program, the number of PHAs receiving Capital Funds has been reduced from 3,100 to 3,015. This has reduced the number of hours by 3,774.

3. The total reduction in burden hours are 13,034.

Respondents (i.e. affected public): Public Housing Authorities.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
HUD-50843,01513,0151.54,522.50$34$153,765
HUD-5087501503150568,400
HUD-50071101100.5556280
HUD-50075.130013002.266034204,600
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HUD-51000590159015903420,600
HUD-510012,5501230,6003.5107,100343,641,000
HUD-510021,60058,00018,00034272,000
HUD-5100350021,0001.51,5003451,000
HUD-5100450021,0002.52,5003485,000
HUD-51915 and HUD-51915-A2,63012,63037,89034268,260
HUD-51971-I, II801801.5120344,080
HUD-52396961962192346,528
HUD-52427881880.544341,496
HUD-5248240140280342,720
HUD-52483-A40140280342,720
HUD-5248453242,1281021,28034723,520
HUD-5248540140140341,360
HUD-52651-A401402.5100343,400
HUD-52829251254010005656,000
HUD-5283025125164005622,400
HUD-528333,01513,0151330,915341,332,630
HUD-52836101100.556280
HUD-528452512582005611,200
HUD-5284625125164005622,400
HUD-528472512582005611,200
HUD-5284925125125561,400
HUD-530013,01513,0152.57,53734256,275
HUD-53015401403120344,080
HUD-5370, 5370EZ2,69412,69412,6943491,596
HUD-5370C2,69412,69412,6943491,596
HUD-5372590159015903420,060
HUD-5378158243,7920.259483432,232
HUD-546040140140341,360
Public Housing Information Center Certification of Accuracy3,01513,01526,030.0034186,000
HUD-52828—Physical Needs Assessment form3,01513,01515.446,431562,600,136
Broadband Feasibility determination3,01513,0151030,150561,688,400
Totals293,593.0011,716,694

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.

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Dated: October 7, 2019.

Merrie Nichols-Dixon,

Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. 2019-23963 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]

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