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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones

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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 Start Printed Page 66947review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

Correction: Due to the fact the 60 days had not expired (12/3/2011) 30 day sent early.

The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs' strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: November 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2506-0148) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; email OIRA-Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: (202) 395-5806.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov; or 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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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: Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones.

OMB Approval Number: 2506-0148.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs' strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection.

Frequency of Submission: On Occasion, Annually.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting Burden7515.506413

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 413.

Status: Extension without change of a previously 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: October 21, 2011.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-28004 Filed 10-27-11; 8:45 am]

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