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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PD&R and PATH Cooperative Research Program-Reporting Requirements

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Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comment Due Date: September 19, 2005.


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: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8228, Washington, DC 20410.

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Dana Bres, Research Engineer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 708-4370 extension 5919 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents:

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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).

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).

Title of Proposal: PD&R and PATH Cooperative Research Program—Reporting Requirements.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is required to manage the cooperative research efforts administered by PD&R and the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH). This information collection will cover the periodic (quarterly) reporting and invoicing requirements for PD&R/PATH Cooperative Agreements.

Without this collection, potential research partners would not be able to report on the agreement progress necessary to effectively inform the Government.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

Members of affected public: Recipients of PD&R or PATH Cooperative Agreements. These include housing researchers, trade organizations, and industry professionals. The number of organizations is estimated to be 20.

Estimation of the total numbes of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:

TaskNumber of respondentsFrequency of responsesHours per responseBurden hours
Narrative progress report20quarterly3240
SF 269A20annual1.530

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 283.

Number of copies to be submitted to the Office of Policy Development and Research for evaluation: One (original).

Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval.

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

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Dated: July 8, 2005.

Harold L. Bunce,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 05-14331 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]