[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76504-76506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31195]


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 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5604-N-16]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Reporting

AGENCY: Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of

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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 Date: February 26, 2013.

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: LaRuth Harper, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7233, 
Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Gimont, Director, Office of 
Block Grant Assistance at (202) 708-3587.

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 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
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; evaluate the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information; enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and 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: Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) 
Reporting.
    OMB Control Number: 2506-0185.
    Description of the need for the Information and proposed use: This 
information describes the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of 
the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2). The data required 
includes program level, project level and beneficiary level information 
collected and reported on by NSP2 grantees. The data identifies who 
benefits from the NSP2 program and how statutory requirement are 
satisfied. The respondents are State, local government, non-profit and 
consortium applicants.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: N/A.
    Members of affected public: NSP2 grantees are units of state and 
local governments, non-profits and consortium members.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
Information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: The following tables demonstrate the 
estimated paperwork burden for recipients in the reporting processes. 
The deadline for the expenditure of NSP2 funds equivalent to the 
original award amount is February 11, 2013. Following the expenditure 
deadline, grantees will have the option of requesting closeout of their 
grant. Post-closeout, grantees will be required to report annually on 
affordability restriction certifications and program income (PI), if 
more than $250,000 of PI is generated in a program year. The following 
three tables show burden hours based on HUD's estimates of grantees 
requesting and completing closeout, and thus, reflect different burden 
hours for each of the three fiscal years covered by this collection. 
The total annualized burden hours requested are 6,082.

                                                           Neighborhood Stabilization Program
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                                                                                            Total
            Description of information collection               Number of    Number of    number of    Hours per   Total hours    Cost per    Total cost
                                                               respondents   responses    responses     response                  response
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                                                                        (Year 1)
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Online Quarterly Reporting via DRGR..........................           56            4          224            4          896       $96.40      $86,374
DRGR Voucher Submissions.....................................           56           38        2,102         0.18          378            4        1,642
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    Total Paperwork Burden...................................          N/A           42        2,326          N/A       16,597          N/A       88,016
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                                                                        (Year 2)
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Online Quarterly Reporting via DRGR..........................           42            4          168            4          672        96.40       64,781
Quarterly Voucher Submissions................................           42           38        1,596         0.18          287            4        1,246
Annual Reporting via DRGR/IDIS...............................           14            1           14            3           42        72.30        3,037
Annual Income Certification Reporting........................           14            1           14            3           42        72.30        3,037
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    Total Paperwork Burden...................................          N/A           10        1,792          N/A        1,043          N/A       72,100
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                                                                        (Year 3)
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Online Quarterly Reporting via DRGR..........................           22            4           88            4          352        96.40       33,933
Annual Reporting via DRGR/IDIS...............................           34            1           34            4          136        96.40       13,110
Quarterly Voucher Submissions................................           22            4           88         0.18        15.84         4.34           69
Annual Income Certification Reporting........................           34            1           34         3.00          102        72.30        7,375
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    Total Paperwork Burden...................................          N/A           10          244          N/A          606          N/A       54,487
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of 
previously approved collection.

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

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Mark Johnston,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs.
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