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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Standardized Form for “Race and Ethnic Data Collection”

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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.

HUD is seeking renewal of the approval to use the standardized form for the Collection of Race and Ethnic Data. OMB issued revised standards for collecting race and ethnicity data for Federal agencies October 30, 1997. The standards apply to HUD program offices and partners that collect, maintain, and report Federal data on race and ethnicity for program administrative reporting, and civil rights compliance reporting to reflect the growing diversity of the U.S. population. The form is designed for reporting aggregate racial and ethnic data by those entities that are required to collect and report such data to HUD.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: October 9, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval number (2535-0113) and should be sent to: Lauren Wittenberg, OMB Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; Fax number (202) 395-6974; E-mail Lauren_Wittenberg@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Copies of the relevant documentation are available from Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Documentation is also available on HUD's Information Collection Budget Tracking System Web site at http://www5.hud.gov:63001/​po/​i/​icbts/​.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department has submitted the proposal for the collection of information, as described below, to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Notice lists the following information: (1) The title of the information collection proposal; (2) the office of the agency to collect the information; (3) the OMB approval number, if applicable; (4) the description of the need for the information and its proposed use; (5) the agency form number, if applicable; (6) what members of the public will be affected by the proposal; (7) how frequently information submissions will be required; (8) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information submission including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response; (9) whether the proposal is new, an extension, reinstatement, or revision of an information collection requirement; and (10) the name and telephone number of an agency official familiar with the proposal and of the OMB Desk Officer for the Department.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Standardized form for “Race and Ethnic Data Collection”.

OMB Approval Number: 2535-0113.

Form Numbers: HUD-27061.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: HUD is seeking renewal of the approval to use the standardized form for the Collection of Race and Ethnic Data. OMB issued revised standards for collecting race and ethnicity data for Federal agencies October 30, 1997. The standards apply to HUD program offices and partners that collect, maintain, and report Federal data on race and ethnicity for program administrative reporting, and civil rights compliance reporting to reflect the growing diversity of the U.S. population. The form is designed for reporting aggregate racial and ethnic data by those entities that are required to collect and report such data to HUD.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government.Start Printed Page 53195

Frequency of Submission: On occasion, Quarterly, Other (as required by application and award documents).

Reporting Burden: This proposal will result in no significant increase in the current information collection burden. An estimation of the total number of hours needed to provide the information for each grant application is 0.01 hour (approximately one minute), however, the burden will be assessed against each individual grant program submission under the Paperwork Reduction Act; number of respondents is an estimated 11,000; 60% of response will be quarterly and 40% annually.

Status: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

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Dated: August 28, 2003.

Wayne Eddins,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-22841 Filed 9-8-03; 8:45 am]

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