[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42324-42325]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17499]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5603-N-49]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
FY 13 Transformative Initiative Sustainable Communities Research Grant 
Program (SCRGP)

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been 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.
    The purpose of the FY13 Sustainable Communities Grant Program 
(SCRGP) is to offer researchers the opportunity to submit grant 
applications to fund quality research under the broad subject area of 
sustainability. HUD is primarily interested in funding cutting edge 
research in the areas of equitable affordable housing development, 
transportation and infrastructure financing, and energy and ``green'' 
building practices.

DATES: Comments Due Date: August 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
approval Number (2528-0264) 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; fax: 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard., Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at 
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov. or telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a 
toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a 
request for approval of the Information collection described below. 
This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
to: (1) Evaluate whether the

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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:
    Title of Proposal: FY 13 Transformative Initiative Sustainable 
Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP).
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0264.
    Form Numbers: SF-424supp, 424cb, SFLLL, SF-424, 2880.

Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed

    The purpose of the FY13 Sustainable Communities Grant Program 
(SCRGP) is to offer researchers the opportunity to submit grant 
applications to fund quality research under the broad subject area of 
sustainability. HUD is primarily interested in funding cutting edge 
research in the areas of equitable affordable housing development, 
transportation and infrastructure financing, and energy and ``green'' 
building practices.

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                                         Number of          Annual             Hours per
                                        respondents       responses      x      response      =    Burden hours
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Reporting Burden....................              20                1   ..              49   ..             980
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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 980.
    Status: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved 
collection.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

    Dated: July 13, 2012.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-17499 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]
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