HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, HUD.
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal of 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.
Comments Due Date: May 26, 2020.
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 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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
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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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido.
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This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for renewal of the information collection described in Section A.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: Requirements for Notification, Evaluation and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally-Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.
OMB Approval Number: 2539-0009.
Type of Request: Revision with some changes due to program changes.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Provision of a pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention to tenants and purchasers; provision of a notice to occupants on the results of lead hazard evaluation or reduction activities; special reporting requirements for a child with an environmental intervention blood lead level; and recordkeeping and periodic summary reporting requirements.
Respondents: Residential property owners; housing agencies; Federal grantees; and tribally designated housing entities and/or participating jurisdictions.
The revised hour burden estimates are presented in the table below. In the table, the $16.10 hourly cost per response reflects the weighted average of cases, first, in which the respondent is simply giving someone a pamphlet, putting something in a file, or retrieving something from a file, and sending summary information from it to the Department, valued at $10.93 per hour; and second, processing notices as above as well as providing information in cases of lead-poisoned children, valued at $17.48 per hour. (These labor rates have been escalated by 3% from 2016 based on the Census Bureau's constant quality housing construction price index, since the work is in the housing trades.)
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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;
(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 Start Printed Page 16649information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
HUD encourages interested parties to submit comments in response to these questions.
Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.
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Dated: March 12, 2020.
Director for Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
[FR Doc. 2020-06185 Filed 3-23-20; 8:45 am]
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