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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Outline Specification

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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: May 7, 2001.


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 Start Printed Page 13554agency, 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: Outline Specification.

OMB Control Number: 2577-0012.

Proposed Use: Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in the development of public housing employ architects or turnkey developers to establish quality and kind of materials and equipment to be incorporated into the housing developments. The Outline Specifications are used by the PHAs and HUD to determine that specified items comply with code and standards and are appropriate in the development.

Agency form number: HUD-5087.

Members of affected public: State, Local government; businesses or other for profit groups.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: 816 total by development, (720 turnkey; 96 conventional), annual, three hours per response, .25 hours per specification for recordkeeping, for a total burden of 2,652 hours.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension.

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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: February 27, 2001.

Gloria Cousar,

Acting General Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

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[FR Doc. 01-5308 Filed 3-5-01; 8:45 am]