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Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs Grants

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HUD has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval of the information collection described in this notice.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: April 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

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: 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 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 HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Grants.

OMB Approval Number: 2506-0193.

Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.

Form Number: Notice CPD-14-02 Includes HUD Forms: 40151, 40152, 40153, 40154, 40155, 40156, 40157, 40158, 40159, 40161, 40164, 40175, 40176, 40177, 40178, 40179, 40180, 40181.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is being conducted by CPD Office of Block Grant Assistance to assist the Administrator of HUD in determining, as required by Section 104(e) of the (HCDA) of 1974, and outlined in Subpart I (for States) and Subpart J (for entitlements) of the CDBG regulation, whether Grantees, have carried out eligible activities and its certifications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory requirements governing State CDBG, CDBG-R, Disaster Recovery, NSP1, NSP2 and NSP3 grants prior to closing the grant allocation.

Respondents (describe): Entitlement communities, Nonprofits, States and units of general local governments.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
Totals3,088Once the during grant204.517738.5$24.10$17,797.85

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

(1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of Start Printed Page 21259the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Ways to 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.

HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

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

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Dated: April 9, 2014.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-08540 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]

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