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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Request Voucher for Grant Payment-LOCCS Voice Response Access Authorization

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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 submission is a request for extension of the current approval to collect information on baseline performance standards. This information replaced various reporting requirements and places greater emphasis on performance and results in grant programs.

The Department is soliciting public comments on our request to extend approval for the subject information collection.


Comments Due Date: January 16, 2004.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval number (2535-0102) and should be sent to: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Southwest, Washington, DC 20410; e-mail

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Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, or Lillian Deitzer, Information Technology Specialist, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail; or; telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins or Ms. Deitzer, or on HUD's Web site at​po/​i/​icbts/​collectionsearch.cfm.

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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: Request Voucher for Grant Payment.

OMB Approval Number: 2535-0102.

Form Numbers: Form HUD-27053, HUD-27054.

Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: Request vouchers are used by recipients to request distribution of grant funds through access to the Department's voice activated payments system. Information collected will be used as a mechanism to safeguard Federal funds and to facilitate the payment of funds to recipients.

Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

Reporting Burden: An estimation of the total number responses annually is 241,176 from 2,000 respondents. The average time per response is 0.17 hours.

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 41,000.

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: November 7, 2003.

Wayne Eddins,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-28585 Filed 11-14-03; 8:45 am]