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 the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Comments Due Date: March 5, 2015.
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 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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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 November 28, 2014.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: Community Challenge Planning Grant Program.
OMB Approval Number: 2501-0025.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Form Number: HUD-424-CBW.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10, approved April 15, 2011) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, December 16, 2009), provided a total of $150 million in fiscal year 2010 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning.
HUD is seeking renewal of its Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The changes of this renewal from its original approval will be a reduction in burden hours. This reduction is due to no new award funds for the program; thus, form HUD-96011 and form HUD-2880 are no longer needed. Those two forms were utilized during the awarding process of the program. With no new award funds expected, these forms will be no longer needed for this program. Only form HUD-424-CBW will continue to be needed as this form is used to record and manage detailed budgetary expenditures and projections of HUD award funds and match funds spent toward grant activities.
Respondents: Community Challenge Planning Grant Program recipients (grantees).
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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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Dated: January 23, 2015.
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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