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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Renewal Communities Annual Progress Reporting

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AGENCY:

Office of Community Planning and Development, 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.

DATES:

Comments due: March 28, 2008.

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: Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410; telephone: 202-708-2374, (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Deitzer at Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other available information.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judy Mize, Office of Community Renewal, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402-4167 (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: Renewal Communities Annual Progress Reporting.

OMB Control Number: 2506-0173.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is an information collection for reporting requirements of 40 Renewal Communities (RCs). The information is based on the progress reported by each designee on its local and state commitments, economic growth promotion requirements, and Tax Incentive Utilization Plan (TIUP). As required by the statute (26 U.S.C. 1400 E), HUD's regulations (24 CFR 599.511) authorize HUD to require the Coordinating Responsible Authority or CoRA and the State and local governments in which the Renewal Community is located to submit periodic reports and additional information. The information submitted will enable HUD to assess performance of designees and the effectiveness of the Renewal Community Initiative.

Agency form numbers, if applicable:

Members of Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.

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

Paperwork requirementNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseAnnual responsesHours per responseBurden hours
Modifications * 599.5094024010400
Periodic Reporting 599.511401540301200
Response to a Letter of warning02120
Total40801,600
* It is expected that all RCs will submit a modification during this reporting period.

Frequency of Submission: Periodically and Annually.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension 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: January 17, 2008.

Nelson R. Bregón,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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[FR Doc. E8-1351 Filed 1-25-08; 8:45 am]

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