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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: HUD Urban Scholars Fellowship 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. Public comments on the subject proposal are being solicited. An emergency paperwork number has been granted so that the program can make awards and operate in FY 2001.


Comments Due Date: May 29, 2001.


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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An emergency paperwork has been granted so that the program can make awards and operate in FY 2001. The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review for a regular paperwork clearance, 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.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of the Proposal: HUD Urban Scholars Fellowships Program.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is being collected to enable the selection of fellows in this competitive fellowship program. The information is also being used to monitor the performance of applicants to ensure that they meet program goals and requirements.

Members of the affected public: Ph.D's with academic appointments at institutions of higher education: 100 applicants and 10 fellows.

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 fellows' monitoring requirements will be halfway through their fellowships and at the completion of the grant.

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

Number of respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
8-month Reports1010880
Final Report1010440

Status of proposed information collection: An emergency paperwork number has been granted. This is a new paperwork request for a regular paperwork number, 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: March 15, 2001.

Lawrence L. Thompson,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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[FR Doc. 01-7574 Filed 3-27-01; 8:45 am]