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Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection

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Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA.


Proposed collection; comments requested.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 1944, subpart L, Tenant Grievance and Appeals Procedure.


Comments on this notice must be received by June 11, 2001 to be assured of consideration.

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James E. Vollmer, Senior Loan Specialist, USDA, Rural Housing Service, STOP 0782, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0782. Telephone: (202) 720-1060.

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Title: 7 CFR 1944, Subpart L, Tenant Grievance and Appeals Procedure.

OMB Number: 0575-0046.

Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2001.

Type of Request: Extension of the currently approved information collection.

Abstract: The regulation promulgates the procedure by which tenants, cooperative members, and applicants for occupancy may appeal adverse actions by owner/managers of multi-family housing projects financed by RHS. Such adverse actions include cases whereby tenants, cooperative members, or applicants have received written notice that assistance provided by RHS is being denied, substantially reduced or terminated.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average .41 hours per response.

Respondents: Individuals or households, state or local governments, small businesses or other for profit or non-profit organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Responses: 200.

Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 82 hours.

Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division at (202) 692-0043.


Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Rural Housing Service, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of Rural Housing Service'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 to Cheryl Thompson, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.

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Dated: March 29, 2001.

James C. Alsop,

Acting Administrator, Rural Housing Service.

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[FR Doc. 01-9045 Filed 4-11-01; 8:45 am]