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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment-Management Operations Certification

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, 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: September 3, 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: Mildred M. Hamman, Reports Liaison Officer, Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4238, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mildred M. Hamman, (202) 708-0614, extension 4128, for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is not a toll-free number).

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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 affected 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.Start Printed Page 44865

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Management Operations Certification.

OMB Control Number: 2577—(Formerly 2535-0106).

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) annually submit management operations information to HUD in accordance with the requirements of the Public Housing Assessment System. Electronic submission of this data requires the use of a template. HUD will continue to use the management operations information it collects from PHAs to assist in evaluation of their overall condition. Requiring PHAs to report electronically has enabled HUD to provide a more comprehensive assessment of the PHAs receiving federal funds from HUD. The Real Estate Assessment Center responsibility for this collection of information was transferred to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: Form HUD-50072.

Members of affected public: Local, State, or Tribal Governments, Not-for-profit Institutions.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Management Operations Certification: 3,169 PHAs; annual submission per PHA; average hours for PHA response is 1.9 hours; the total reporting burden is 6,202.5 hours.

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: June 28, 2002.

Michael Liu,

Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

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