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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Emergency Solutions Grant Data Collection

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ACTION:

Notice of proposed information collection.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4160, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone (202) 402-3400, (this is not a toll-free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette_Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of proposed forms, or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at: (800) 877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-1590 (This is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department will submit 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 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: Emergency Solutions Grants Program Record Keeping Requirements.

Description of the need for the information proposed: This submission is to request a reinstatement without revisions of an expired information collection for the reporting burden associated with program and recordkeeping requirements that Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program recipients will be expected to implement and retain. This submission is limited to the record keeping burden under the ESG entitlement program, formerly titled, Emergency Shelter Grants Program and changed to match the new program name created through the HEARTH Act. To see the regulations for the new ESG program and applicable supplementary documents, visit HUD's Homeless Resource Exchange ESG page at http://www.hudhre.info/esg/. The statutory provisions and the implementing interim regulations (also found at 24 CFR 576) that govern the program require these recordkeeping requirements.

Agency Form Numbers:

Members of the affected public: ESG recipient and subrecipient lead persons.

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

The ESG record keeping requirements include 18 distinct activities. Each activity requires a different number of respondents ranging from 20 to 78,000. There are 78,000 unique respondents. Each activity also has a unique frequency of response, ranging from once annually to monthly, and a unique associated number of hours of response, ranging from 15 minutes to 12 hours and 45 minutes. The total number of hours needed for all reporting is 367,441 hours.

Status of proposed information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

Dated: December 6, 2012.

Mark Johnston,

Assistant Secretary (Acting).

[FR Doc. 2012-29982 Filed 12-11-12; 8:45 am]

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