Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (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 30 days of public comment.
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Comments Due Date: July 3, 2017.
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:
Inez C. Downs, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Inez C. Downs@hud.gov, or telephone 202-402-8046. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Downs.
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This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for 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 December 8, 2016 at 81 FR 88700.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: American Healthy Homes Survey II.
OMB Approval Number: 2539—New.
Type of Request: New collection.
Form Number: None.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected through this survey will be used to estimate existing levels of key environmental contaminants in the nation's housing, including lead levels in paint, dust, soil and water, and mold and pesticide levels in dust. Two procedures to determine mold present in homes will be compared. For the first time, data will be collected to estimate formaldehyde concentrations in indoor air in a nationally representative sample of homes. The survey is particularly important for allowing the tracking of progress in reducing the prevalence of lead-based paint hazards in U.S. housing. This is a collaboration between HUD and EPA.
Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
| ||Number of respondents||×||Annual responses||×||Hours per response||=||Burden hours|
|Initial Recruitment Only||764|| ||1|| ||0.25|| ||191|
|Initial Recruitment and Full Survey Participants Reporting Burden||600|| ||1|| ||3.75|| ||2,250|
Total Estimated Burden Hours: 2,441.
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.
C. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35
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Dated: May 23, 2017.
Inez C. Downs,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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