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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Designation of Round III Empowerment Zones and Renewal Communities

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comment Due Date: October 12, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

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: Reports Liaison Officer, Shelia E. Jones, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7230, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judith Mize at (202) 708-6339 x4167 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 affecting 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: Designation of Round III Empowerment Zones and Renewal Communities.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506-0173.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This interim rule governs the designation of Round III Empowerment Zones (EZs) and Renewal Communities (RCs) nominated by States and local governments. The designation of an area as an EZ or an RC provides special Federal income tax treatment as an incentive for businesses to be located within the area. This rule lays the foundation for designations to be made in response to applications submitted in response to the Notice Inviting Applications published in the Federal Register.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

Members of the affected public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 9,360, number of respondents is 200, frequency of response is 1, and the hours per response on an average is 45.

Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement, 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: August 3, 2001.

Wayne Eddins,

Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-20166 Filed 8-10-01; 8:45 am]

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