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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Contract and Subcontract Activity

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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.

This is a request for approval of a revision to the currently approved information collection, which enables HUD to monitor and evaluate Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) activities against the total program activity and the designated MBE goals. Reports are submitted annually to Congress. This information collection combines two previously approved collections, OMB control numbers 2577-0088 and 2502-0355. OMB control number 2535-pending will now be used for this collection.

DATES:

Comments due: October 12, 2004.

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: 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. Copies of available documents may be obtained from Mr. Eddins and at HUD's Web site at http://www5.hud.gov:63001/​po/​i/​icbts/​collectionsearch.cfm.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lillian Deitzer, Information Technology Specialist, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 708-2374. 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 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 through 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: Contract and Subcontract Activity.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2535-pending.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Information will enable HUD to monitor and evaluate Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) activities against the total program activity and the designated MBE goals. Reports are submitted annually to Congress. This information collection combines two previously approved collections, OMB control numbers 2577-0088 and 2502-0355. OMB control number 2535-pending will now be used for this collection.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 2516.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 5,000, number of respondents is 5,000, frequency of response is “annually,” and the hours per response is 1 hour.

Status of the proposed information collection: Revision 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: August 4, 2004.

Wayne Eddins,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-18301 Filed 8-10-04; 8:45 am]

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