[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 17, 1996)]
[Pages 66290-66291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-31983]



[Docket No. FR-3967-N-03]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments due: February 18, 1997.

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: Mildred M. Hamman, Reports 
Liaison Officer, Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451--7th Street, SW, Room 4240, Washington, D.C. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mildred M. Hamman, (202) 708-0846, 
(This is not a toll-free number.) for copies of the proposed forms and 
other available documents.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
to: (1) Evaluate 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) 
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
    This Notice also lists the following information:

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    Title of Proposal: Public and Indian Housing--Economic Development 
and Supportive Services Program (EDSS).
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0211.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
information is necessary so that applicants can apply and compete for 
funding opportunities. Under the program, grants will be provided to 
Public and Indian Housing Authorities (collectively HAs) to provide 
economic development and supportive services to assist public and 
Indian housing residents, the elderly and handicapped persons to become 
economically self-sufficient and to live independently.
    Agency forms numbers, if applicable: N/A.
    Members of affected public: State or Local Governments, Non-profit 
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: 350 respondents, on occasion, 42 
average hours per response, 14,212 hours for a total reporting burden.
    In addition, this year the Department is combining the EDSS and 
Tenant Opportunity Program (TOP) NOFAs in one announcement for a number 
of reasons. With the recent passage of The Personal Responsibility and 
Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the transformation of 
the former Aid to Families with Dependent children (AFDC) program to a 
state administered block grant program, it is imperative that the 
limited funding that the EDSS and TOP programs provide has the maximum 
effectiveness possible. The Department believes that it is in the best 
interests of public housing to encourage increased coordination between 
these two programs that share many similar goals. The Department also 
has concluded that it is more useful to potential applicants that HUD 
announce the NOFAs for the two programs simultaneously. Similarly, the 
information collection period for public comment for these two programs 
will also be combined.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: December 11, 1996.
MaryAnn Russ,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Assisted Housing Operations.
[FR Doc. 96-31983 Filed 12-16-96; 8:45 am]