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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Evaluation of Public Housing Capital Fund (PHCF), Category 4, Option 2 Grantees

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with Start Printed Page 56597the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: October 22, 2014.


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:

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Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email at Colette 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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This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A.

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on July 11, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Energy Evaluation of Public Housing Capital Fund (PHCF), Category 4, Option 2 Grantees.

OMB Approval Number: 2528-New.

Type of Request: New collection.

Form Number: None.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is being collected to assist in evaluating the short- and long-term performance of the energy retrofits funded by HUD through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). One component of this overall evaluation project is to evaluate the ARRA PIH Capital Fund Recovery Grants awarded through a competitive process with the purpose of creating energy efficient, green communities (Category 4). In particular, this funding aims to “substantively increase energy efficiency and environmental performance of public housing properties and thereby reduce energy costs, generate resident and PHA energy consumption savings, reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions attributable to energy consumption and improve indoor air quality to provide a healthy living environment.” Competitive proposals from eligible PHAs responding to one of two options available were funded under this category: Option 1, Substantial Rehabilitation or New Construction, and Option 2, Moderate Rehabilitation.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 127.

Estimated Number of Responses: 229 (one response per AMP).

Frequency of Response: 1.

Average Hours per Response: 1 (0.5 hrs/utility * 2 utilities/AMP).

Total Estimated Burdens: 229 hrs.

Information collectionRespondentsNumber of responses/ Instances of collectionFrequency of responseResponses per annumAvg time per response (Hr/AMP)Annual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
Energy Survey12722912291229$31$7,099

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 the 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: September 16, 2014.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-22486 Filed 9-19-14; 8:45 am]