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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Limited English Proficiency Initiative (LEPI) Program

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

This collection is essential to HUD selecting qualified organizations to participate in the LEPI program. Further, this solicitation will enable the monitoring of the selected grantees' use of LEPI funds that is consistent with promoting the use of translated materials and other programs that support the assistance of persons with limited English proficiency in utilizing the services provided by the Department.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: January 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2529-0051) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: (202) 395-5806. 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 affected 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: Limited English Proficiency Initiative (LEPI) Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2529-0051.

Form Numbers: HUD2880, SF-424-CBW, HUD-424-CB, HUD2993, HUD96011, SF424-SUPP, HUD 27061, SF-424.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: This collection is essential to HUD selecting qualified organizations to participate in the LEPI program. Further, this solicitation will enable the monitoring of the selected grantees' use of LEPI funds that is consistent with promoting the use of translated materials and other programs that support the assistance of persons with limited English proficiency in utilizing the services provided by the Department.Start Printed Page 81959

Frequency of Submission: Quarterly, Annually.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting Burden30171.0662,132

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,132.

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 23, 2011.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-33408 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]

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