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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; New Approach to the Anti-Drug Program

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD.




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.


Comments Due Date: July 7, 2003.


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: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Building, Room 8003, Washington, DC 20410, or

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Willie Spearmon, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 6152, Washington, DC 20410; (202) 708-3000 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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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).

The 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 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 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: New Approach to the Anti-Drug Program.

OMB Control Number: 2502-0520.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The New Approach to the Anti-Drug Program (formerly known as the Safe Neighborhood Action Grant Program) was authorized through yearly appropriations. Owners are eligible to apply for grants to fund security, and crime elimination activity in federally assisted low-income housing projects. Funding for this program has not been appropriated since Fiscal Year 2001, but quarterly progress reports are still required for all active grants.

Agency Form Numbers, if applicable: HUD-50080-SNGP & SF-269.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of Start Printed Page 23752respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents is 250 generating approximately 1,750 annual responses; the potential frequency of responses is on occasion and quarterly; the estimated time needed to prepare the response varies from 15 minutes to 2 hours; and the estimated total number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 1,313.

Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

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

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Dated: April 28, 2003.

Sean G. Cassidy,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 03-11051 Filed 5-2-03; 8:45 am]