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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Public and Indian Housing ENERGY STAR and Energy Audit Survey

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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.

In response to Congress and the mandate under the Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.) a survey is needed to accurately conduct research and report steps taken to reduce utility expenses through energy conservation measures of public housing. Thereafter, reports will be updated and sent to Congress every 2 years indicating energy strategies for energy reduction goals and how the Department of Housing and Urban Development will monitor the energy usage of public housing agencies.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: October 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Approval Number (2577-NEW) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer or from HUD's Web site at http://www5.hud.gov:63001/​po/​i/​icbts/​collectionsearch.cfm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. 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.

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Title of Proposal: Public and Indian Housing ENERGY STAR and Energy Audit Survey.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-NEW.

Form Numbers: HUD-52465.

Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: In response to Congress and the mandate under the Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.) a survey is needed to accurately conduct research and report steps taken to reduce utility expenses through energy conservation measures of public housing. Thereafter, reports will be updated and sent to Congress every 2 years indicating energy strategies for energy reduction goals and how the Department of Housing and Urban Development will monitor the energy usage of public housing agencies.

Frequency of Submission: Annually.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting burden3,20010.166533

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 533.

Status: New 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: September 11, 2007.

Lillian L. Deitzer,

Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-18308 Filed 9-17-07; 8:45 am]

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