[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 208 (Thursday, October 28, 1999)]
[Page 58083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-28251]

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[Docket No. FR-4541-N-01]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Fair 
Housing Initiatives Program SuperNOFA Application Kit

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement concerning the 
Fair Housing Initiatives Program 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 Date: December 27, 1999.

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 Myron Newry, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 5228, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Newry, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 5228, Washington, DC 20410. 
Telephone number (202) 708-0800 (This is not a toll free number). 
Hearing or speech-impaired individuals my access this number TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-8399.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting 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.

Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB

    Title: Fair Housing Initiatives Program SuperNOFA Application Kit 
and Reporting/Recordkeeping Requirements.
    Office: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: 
The information required by the application kit will assist projects 
and activities that increase compliance with the Fair Housing Act and 
substantially equivalent State and local fair housing laws. In 
addition, it will help the Department to provide funds to public and 
private agencies involved in administering programs to prevent or 
eliminate discriminatory housing practices. This program (FHIP) will 
carry out these fair housing enforcement and/or education and outreach 
activities under the following initiatives: Administrative Enforcement, 
Private Enforcement, Education and Outreach, and Fair Housing 
Organizations. The information collected from quarterly and final 
reports and enforcement logs will enable the Department to evaluate the 
performance of agencies that receive funding and determine the impact 
of the program on preventing and eliminating discriminatory housing 
practices. These grants are authorized under Section 561 of the Housing 
and Community Development Act of 1967 (42 U.S.C. 3616 note, established 
the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and the implementing 
regulations are found at 24 CFR part 125.
    Agency form numbers: SF-269A, SF-424/A/B/M: SF-LLL, HUD 2880, HUD 
2992, HUD-50070, HUD-50071:
    Members of affected public: 400.
    Reporting Burden: The Department estimates that the application 
kit, quarterly report, final report, and enforcement log, will have the 
following reporting burdens:

                                                          Number of                 Frequency of                  Hours per
                                                         respondents        x         response          x         response          =       Burden hours
Application development...............................          400                           1                          53                      21,200

    The number of respondents is based on the total number of 
applications received under all initiatives. The number of hours per 
response is an average based on grantee estimates of time to review 
instructions, search existing data sources, prepare required responses 
to the application kit, and assemble exhibits.

Quarterly Report............................................           70            4           12        3,360
Enforcement Log.............................................           35            4            7          980
Final Report................................................           70            4           20        5,600

    Estimates are based on 70 of 400 applications funded, thus, 70 
respondents will report 4 times annually on program performance and 
financial status. Approximately half of applicants funded include 
enforcement activities requiring completion of the enforcement log. 
Hours per response are averages based on grantee estimates of time to 
review instructions, search existing data sources, gather and maintain 
the data needed, and complete or respond to and review the collection 
of information. Actual time may vary because of differences in 
activity, size, or complexity of grant, and depending on whether 
grantee automates format.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Extension.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: October 20, 1999.
Ivy L. Davis,
Deputy Director, Office of Programs.
[FR Doc. 99-28251 Filed 10-27-99; 8:45 am]