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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community Application Form

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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:

Comments Due Date: October 15. 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 & Urban Development, 451 Seventh 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, 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: Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community Application Form.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506-0148.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Eligible applications apply to HUD and USDA for designation of an eligible area in their jurisdiction as an Empowerment Zone. Applications are units of local government and states, applying jointly.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 40003.

Members of 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 12,655, number of respondents is 300, frequency of response is annually, and the hours per response is 50. Annual report is 15 (one annual progress report per grantee); 15 hours per grantee.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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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 9, 2001.

Wayne Eddins,

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

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