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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Requirement for Contractors to Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects

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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.

HUD is requesting renewed approval to require Public Housing Agencies to obtain certificates of insurance from contractors and subcontractors before beginning work under either the development of a new low-income public housing project or the modernization of an existing project.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: February 26, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2577-0046) and should be sent to: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 402-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer at HUD's Web site at http://www5.hud.gov:63001/​po/​i/​icbts/​collectionsearch.cfm.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mary Schulhof, Reports Liaison Officer, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Mary_T_Schulhof@HUD.gov; or telephone (202) 402-4112. This is not a toll-free number.

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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.

This notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Requirement for Contractors to Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0046.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: Public Housing Agencies must obtain certificates of insurance from contractors and subcontractors before beginning work under either the development of a new low-income public housing project or the modernization of an existing project. The certificates of insurance provide evidence that worker's compensation and general liability, automobile liability insurance are in force before any construction work is started.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion, Other When applicant is offered a unit.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting Burden3,00040.56,000

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 6,000.

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: December 19, 2007.

Bessy Kong,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Program, and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. E7-25139 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]

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