Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection

CourtAgriculture Department,Rural Housing Service
Citation86 FR 56885
Publication Date13 Oct 2021
Record Number2021-22215
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 56885-56886]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-22215]
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                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Rural Housing Service
                [Docket No. RHS-21-Admin-0018]
                Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
                AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, and
                Rural Utilities Service, USDA.
                ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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                SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
                notice announces the intention of the Rural Business-Cooperative
                Service, Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service,
                agencies of the Rural Development mission area within the U.S.
                Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter collectively referred to
                as the Agency to request approval for a new information collection in
                support of compliance with applicable acts for planning and performing
                construction and other development work.
                DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 13, 2021.
                ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by the following method:
                 Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the
                ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this
                web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for
                submitting comments.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Rural Development
                Innovation Center--Regulations Management Division, USDA, 1400
                Independence Avenue SW, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1522.
                Telephone: (202)690-4492. Email thomas.dick[email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
                regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork
                Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members
                of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on
                information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR
                1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that Rural
                Development is submitting to OMB for a new collection.
                 Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) The accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the
                proposed collection of information including the validity of the
                methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to
                minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
                to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology.
                 Comments may be sent by the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
                http://www.regulations.gov and, in the lower ``Search Regulations and
                Federal Actions'' box, select ``RHS'' from the agency drop-down menu,
                then click on ``Submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select RHS-21-Admin-
                0018 to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and
                related materials available electronically. Information on using
                Regulations.gov, including instructions for accessing documents,
                submitting comments, and viewing the docket after the close of the
                comment period, is available through the site's ``User Tips'' link.
                 Title: 7 CFR 1924--Common Forms Package for Rural Development
                Construction Forms.
                 OMB Number: 0575-New.
                 Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date.
                 Type of Request: New information collection.
                 Abstract: The information collection under OMB Number 0575-New will
                enable the Agencies to effectively administer the policies, methods,
                and responsibilities in the planning and performing of construction and
                other development work for the related construction programs.
                 The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized under various
                sections of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, to provides
                financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace, or
                rehabilitate dwellings, which will provide modest, decent, safe, and
                sanitary housing to eligible individuals in rural areas. The
                Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, authorizes the
                credit programs of the RHS, RBCS and RUS to provide financial
                assistance for essential community facilities such as construction of
                community facilities and water and waste systems; and the improvement,
                development, and financing of businesses, industries, and employment.
                 In several sections of both acts, loan limitations are established
                as percentages of development costs, requiring careful monitoring of
                those costs. Also, the Secretary is authorized to prescribe regulations
                to ensure that Federal funds are not wasted or dissipated and that
                construction will be undertaken economically and will not be of
                elaborate or extravagant design or materials. The collection of
                information covered by the forms allows for the planning and performing
                of construction and other development work.
                 Information for the RD forms and their usage in this collection
                package are included in this supporting statement.
                 The Agencies provide forms and/or guidelines to assist in the
                collection and submission of information; however, most of the
                information may be collected and submitted in the form and content
                which is accepted and typically used in normal conduct of planning and
                performing development work in private industry when a private lender
                is financing the activity. The information is usually submitted via
                hand delivery or U.S. Postal Service to the appropriate Agency office.
                Electronic submittal of information is also possible through email or
                USDA's Service Center eForms website.
                 If the information were not collected and submitted, the Agencies
                would not have control over the type and quality of construction and
                development work planned and performed with Federal funds. The Agencies
                would not be assured that the security provided for loans is adequate,
                nor would the
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                Agencies be certain that decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling or other
                adequate structures were being provided to rural residents as required
                by the different acts.
                 Estimate of Burden: RD is requesting approval for one respondent
                and a one-hour place holder in order for OMB to issue a control number
                for these forms. The burden for each of the forms will be accounted for
                within the individual Rural Development program collection packages
                using the form(s).
                 Respondents: Individuals or private entities; businesses or other
                for profit; not-for profit; small businesses; Federal, state, local or
                tribal governments; institutions of higher education or other research
                organizations and others.
                 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent per Form in Package:
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                 Responses
                 Form No. per
                 Respondent
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                1924-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 19 and 25............. 1
                1924-13.................................................... 1.25
                1924-18.................................................... 1.75
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                 Comments from interested parties are invited on: (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 including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
                used; (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 the
                use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other
                technological collection techniques or other forms of information
                technology.
                 All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the
                request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public
                record.
                Chadwick Parker,
                Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
                [FR Doc. 2021-22215 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
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