[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 6, 2006)]
[Page 70782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20560]



[Docket No. FR-5044-N-22]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; 
Allocation of Operating Subsidies Under the Operating Fund Formula: 
Data Collection

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 date: February 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB 
Control number and should be sent to: Aneita Waites, Reports Liaison 
Officer, Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4116, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aneita Waites, (202) 708-0713, 
extension 4114, for copies of the proposed forms and other available 
documents. (This is not a toll-free number.)

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: (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:
    Title of Proposal: Allocation of Operating Subsidies Under the 
Operating Fund Formula: Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0029.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Section 9(f) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 establishes an 
Operating Fund for the purpose of making assistance available to public 
housing agencies (PHAs) which assistance is determined using a formula 
approach under the Operating Fund Program. PHAs compute their operating 
subsidy eligibility by completing the following HUD prescribed forms, 
as applicable, each fiscal year: Calculation of Utilities Expense Level 
(HUD-52722); Operating Fund Calculation of Operating Subsidy (HUD-
52723); and Calculation of Subsidies for Operations: Non-Rental Housing 
(HUD-53087). HUD uses the information on these forms to determine the 
operating subsidy obligation and proration level for each PHA. The 
three forms listed in this collection will be automated in the Subsidy 
and Grant Information System (SAGIS) that is under development and will 
be operational in April 2007. The automation of these forms will 
provide more accurate and timely information reporting by PHAs.
    Agency form number: HUD-52722, HUD-52723, and HUD-53087.
    Members of affected public: Public Housing Agencies.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents: 7,807 asset 
management property respondents annually with 1 response per respondent 
for forms HUD-52722 and HUD-52723 for a total of 11,710.5 responses; 
and 1 response per 17 respondents for form HUD-53087 for a total of 17 
responses. Average time per response for each form is .75 hours and 
total annual burden hours are 11,723.25.
    Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of 
currently approved collection to include automated forms.

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

    Dated: November 29, 2006.
Bessy Kong,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative 
Initiative, PIH.
[FR Doc. E6-20560 Filed 12-5-06; 8:45 am]