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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiments Grant Program; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment

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Office of the Chief Information Officer.


Notice of proposed information collection.


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


Comments Due Date: January 10, 2011.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within thirty (30) days from the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number and should be sent to: Ross A. Rutledge, HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail:; fax: 202-395-3086.

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Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail; telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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This Notice ALSO LISTS the Following Information

Title of Proposal: Natural Experiments Grant Program.

Description of Information Collection: To select grantees during the application process and to monitor all grantee's performance.

OMB Control Number: Pending.

Agency Form Numbers: 424-cb, 2880, SF-424, SF-424supp, SF-LLL.

Members of Affected Public: Private Sector.

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

(1) Pre-Award

HUD estimates that each applicant spends approximately 42 person-hours to complete an application. Almost all of this time is invested by a professor or other senior administrator who would oversee the program. HUD estimates the mean hourly rate at $30. For 20 applications, the computation is as follows: 20 applications × 42 hours × $30 per hours = $25,200.

(2) Post-Award

HUD estimates that each grantee will spend approximately 6 hours a year maintaining records.

HUD also estimates that each grantee will spend approximately 4 hours a year preparing monitoring reports. Clerical staff and faculty/supervisory staff will share this burden. HUD estimates the applicable hourly rate at $15. The computation is as follow: 5 grantees × 10 hours × $15 an hour = $750.

Description of information collectionNumber of respondentsResponses per yearTotal annual responsesHrs per responseTotal hours
SF424 Supplement201200.081.6
HUD 424CB20120360
HUD 2880 (2510-0011)2012000
HUD 96010 (2535-0114)20120360
Rating factor 1201207140
Rating factor 2201207140
Rating factor 3201207140
Rating factor 4201207140
Rating factor 5201207140
Subtotal (Application)2012042840
Quarterly Reports54206120
Record keeping55420
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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: December 3, 2010.

Colette Pollard,

Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-30979 Filed 12-8-10; 8:45 am]