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Requirement for Contractors To Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects

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Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD.




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.

This collection is fundamental to the ongoing operations of the Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP). The Department monitors the proper use of grant funds according to statutory, regulatory, and administrative requirements. The Grantees must meet annual requirements.


Comments Due Date: May 5, 2008.


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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-6974.

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Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian Deitzer at or telephone (202) 402-8048. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer.

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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.

Form Numbers: None.

Members of affected public: Business or other for profit.

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 ability insurance are in force before any construction work is started.

Frequency of Submission: Quarterly, semi-annually, annually.

Number of respondents×Annual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting Burden3,20040.476,000

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 6,000.

Status: Extension of a currency 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: March 28, 2008.

Lillian L. Deitzer,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-6930 Filed 4-2-08; 8:45 am]