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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Contract and Subcontract Activity

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




The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comments Due Date: December 4, 2000.


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: Mildred M. Hamman, Reports Liaison Officer, Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4238, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

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Mildred M. Hamman, (202) 708-3642, extension 4128, for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is not a toll-free number).

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The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 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) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Contract and Subcontract Activity.

OMB Control Number: 2577-0088.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information provided to HUD by Housing Agencies/Grantees will be used to prepare an annual report on Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation in Public and Indian Housing Programs. The report will be submitted to the Department of Commerce pursuant to Executive Order 12432. HUD will also use the information to monitor and evaluate Housing Agency performance. HUD plans to collect this information electronically over the Internet.

Agency form number: HUD-2516.

Members of affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government, Small Businesses or Organizations.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: 3,400 respondents annually, one hour per response, 3,400 total burden hours.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension, without change.

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Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: September 27, 2000.

Milan Ozdinec,

General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

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[FR Doc. 00-25289 Filed 10-2-00; 8:45 am]