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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Early Doctoral Studies Grant Program

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 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 18, 2000.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name or OMB control number and be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410.

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Jane Karadbil, Office of University Partnerships, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-1537 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of the proposed forms and other available documents to be submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Karadbil.

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The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Action of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected entities concerning the proposed information collection 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 information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Title of the proposal: Early Doctoral Student Grant Program (EDS).

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is being collected to enable HUD to select grantee in this competitive grant program. The information is also being used to monitor the performance of grantees to ensure that they meet statutory and program goals and requirements.

Members of the affected public: Ph.D. students early in their doctoral studies preparing research papers on HUD-related topics: 80 applicants and 15 grantees.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including the number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Information pursuant to submitting applications will be submitted once. Information pursuant to grantee monitoring requirements will be annually and at the completion of the grant.Start Printed Page 62745

The following chart details the respondent burden on an annual basis:

Number of respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
Semi-annual Reports1515460
Final Reports1515230

Status of proposed information collection: This is a new paperwork request pending OMB approval.

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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: October 10, 2000.

Lawrence L. Thompson,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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[FR Doc. 00-26842 Filed 10-18-00; 8:45 am]