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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, HUD-Administered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report

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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:

March 25, 2002.

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: Shelia Jones, Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7232, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steve Rhodeside at (202) 708-1322, Extension 7375 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents:

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department is submitting 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 Start Printed Page 3505through 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: HUD-Administered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506-0020.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected from grant recipients participating in the state-administered CDBG program provides HUD with financial and physical development status of each activity funded. These reports are used to determine grant recipient performance and for HUD's Annual Report to Congress on accomplishments.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, requires grant recipients that receive CDBG funding to submit a Performance Assessment Report (PAR) on an annual basis to report on program progress; and such records as may be necessary to facilitate review and audit by HUD of the state's administration of CDBG funds (section 104(e)(2)).

Members of affected public: Grant recipients participating in the State-administered CDBG program.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents is 800. The proposed frequency of the response to the collection of information is annual. Annual recordkeeping is estimated at 6,400 hours for approximately 800 grant recipients.

Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement, with minor changes, of a previously approved collection with expired and a request for OMB renewal for three years. The current OMB approval expired in January 2000.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: January 10, 2002.

Donna M. Abbenante,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-1685 Filed 1-23-02; 8:45 am]

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