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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certification of Consistency With Promise Zone Goals and Implementation

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Office of Field Policy and Management, 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 60 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: December 11, 2018.


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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 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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Marika Bertram, Team Lead Data & Analysis, Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email or telephone 202-402-6386. 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. Bertram.

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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: Certification of Consistency with Promise Zone Goals and Implementation.

OMB Approval Number: 2501-0033.

Type of Request: Renewal and Edits.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This collection is a renewal and revision that will be collecting information for preference points in certain competitive federal grants and technical assistance applications. This collection will reference the actual application collection that was approved under OMB 2501-0033 HUD and USDA designated twenty-two communities as Promise Zones between 2014 and 2016. Under the Promise Zones initiative, the federal government through interagency efforts will invest and partner with high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities to create jobs, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, and reduce violent crime. Additional information about the Promise Zones initiative can be found at​promisezones, and questions can be addressed to The federal administrative duties pertaining to these designations shall be managed and executed by HUD (urban communities) and USDA (rural and tribal communities) for ten years from the designation dates pursuant The Promise Zone Initiative supports HUD's responsibilities under sections 2 and 3 of the HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3531-32, to assist the President in achieving maximum coordination of the various federal activities which have a major effect upon urban community, suburban, or metropolitan development; to develop and recommend to the President policies for fostering orderly growth and development of the Nation's urban areas; and to exercise leadership, at the direction of the President, in coordinating federal activities affecting housing and urban development.

To facilitate communication between local and federal partners, HUD proposes that Promise Zone Lead Organizations submit minimal documents to support collaboration between local and federal partners. This document will assist in communications and stakeholder engagement, both locally and nationally.Start Printed Page 51694

Respondents (i.e. affected public): Twenty-two Promise Zone Lead Organizations.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
Certification of Consistency Form2210220.1022$30$660.00

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: September 18, 2018.

Holly A. Kelly,

Supervisory Management Analyst for the Office of Field Policy and Management.

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[FR Doc. 2018-22244 Filed 10-11-18; 8:45 am]