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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR); 2 Year Expenditure Deadline Extension Request

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AGENCY:

Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 60 days of public comment.

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DATES:

Comments Due Date: August 27, 2018.

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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

James R. Castle, Community Planning and Development Specialist, CPD/OBGA/DRSI, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 7272, Washington, DC 20410; email James R. Castle at James.R.Castle@HUD.GOV or telephone 202-402-2696. This is not a toll-free number. Persons 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. Pollard.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: CDBG-DR 24-month Expenditure Deadline Extension Request.

OMB Approval Number: 2506- 0206.

Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.

Form Number:

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information collection is being conducted by CPD/OBGA to assist the Administrator of HUD in determining, as required by sec. 904(c) under Title IX of the Disaster Relief Appropriation Act, 2013 (PL113-2), whether to grant extensions of the 24-month expenditure deadline for grantees receiving funds under the Act. The data will allow HUD to expeditiously review request for extensions of the deadline where a deadline puts recovery at risk.

Respondents (i.e. affected public): States and Units of Local Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.

Estimated Number of Responses: 25.

Frequency of Response: 1.

Average Hours per Response: 4.

Total Estimated Burdens: 25.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
2 Year Expenditure Deadline Waiver Request25.001.0025.004.00100.00$25.43$2,543.00
Total25.001.0025.004.00100.0025.432,543.00

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: June 14, 2018.

Lori Michalski,

Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Community Planning and Development.

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[FR Doc. 2018-13650 Filed 6-25-18; 8:45 am]

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