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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Procedures for Appealing Section 8 Rent Adjustments

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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.

When a rent increase for certain Section 8 subsidized projects is denied, in full or in part, owners may submit to HUD an appeal letter outlining the basis for the appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted to the Contract Administrator or the HUD Director for review. HUD uses the information to determine whether to deny or allow Section 8 rent increases.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: March 26, 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 (2502-0446) 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.

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.

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: Procedures for Appealing Section 8 Rent Adjustments.

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0446.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: When a rent increase for certain Section 8 subsidized projects is denied, in full or in part, owners may submit to HUD an appeal letter outlining the basis for the appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted to the Contract Administrator or the HUD Director for review. HUD uses the information to determine whether to deny or allow Section 8 rent increases.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting burden40012800

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 800.

Status: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

Dated: February 15, 2012.

Colette Pollard,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-4154 Filed 2-22-12; 8:45 am]

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