The proposed information collection requirement described below will be 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.
Comments Due Date: August 20, 2012.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lindsey Allen, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Ethics Law Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2130, Washington, DC 20410-0500, telephone (202) 708-3815 (this is not a toll-free number). This form can be viewed or accessed at http://www.hud.gov/utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/files/2880.pdf.
The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended).
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: Accountability in the Provision of HUD Assistance “Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report”.
OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2510-0011.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Section 102 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (HUD Reform Act) requires the Department to ensure greater accountability and integrity in the provision of assistance administered by the Department. One feature of the statute requires certain disclosures by applicants seeking assistance from HUD, assistance from states and units of local government, and other assistance to be used with respect to the activities to be carried out with the assistance. The disclosure includes the financial interests of persons in the activities, and the sources of funds to be made available for the activities, and the proposed uses of the funds.
Each applicant that submits an application for assistance, within the jurisdiction of HUD, to a state or to a unit of general local government for a specific project or activity must disclose this information whenever the dollar threshold is met. This information must be kept updated during the application review process and while the assistance is being provided.
Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 2880.
Members of affected public: Applicants for HUD competitively funded assistance.
Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare theinformation collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The form, HUD 2880, must be submitted as part of an applicant's application for competitively funded assistance.
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Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Dated: June 15, 2012.
Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations.
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