[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 26, 2011)]
[Pages 4715-4716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1670]



[Docket No. FR-5482-N-02]

Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application Testing Training

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.


SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject 
    This is a request for approval to provide technical assistance 
(training) to promote a greater and more consistent use to Testing and 
development of consistent Testing Methodologies among FHIP grantees.

DATES: Comments due on or before: March 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within 60 days from the date 
of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or 
OMB Control Number, and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, e-mail OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV.

Division, Office of Programs,

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Room 5230, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-2000; e-mail 
myron.p.newry@hud.gov; telephone number (202) 708-2215 (this is not a 
toll-free number). A telecommunications device (TTY) for hearing and 
speech impaired persons is available at 1-800-877-8339 (this is a toll-
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting this proposed 
information collection requirement to OMB for processing, as described 
    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed information collection in 
order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection 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 proposed 
collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity 
of the information which must be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden 
of the information collection on those who are to respond, including 
the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology, e.g., electronic transmission of data.
    Title of Regulation: 24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives 
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: To be assigned.
    Description of information collection: The proposed information 
collection is intended to provide consistency in testing and testing 
methodologies. In addition, it will entail the creation of a course to 
train coordinators at fair housing organizations nationwide on paired 
testing. Participants will learn consistent methodologies for rental 
tests, home buying tests, and lending tests for race, familial status, 
disability, and national origin. The course will cover both in-person 
and telephone testing. With respect to methodology the course will 
cover, at minimum, testers training, creating tester profiles, proper 
and consistent procedures for structuring tests, producing tester 
reports, and debriefing testers.
    Agency form number(s), if applicable: HUD forms have been 
identified in the Department's General Section.
    Members of affected public: Qualified Fair Housing Organizations 
(QFHOs) Fair Housing Organizations (FHOs); public or private non-profit 
organizations or institutions and other public or private entities that 
are working to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices; 
State and local governments; and Fair Housing Assistance Program 
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including the number of respondents, frequency 
of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total number 
of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 4,793, the 
likely number of respondents is 50, with a frequency response of 4 per 
    Status of the proposed information collection: Proposed new 

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

    Dated: January 19, 2011.
Myron P. Newry,
Director, FHIP Support Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal 
[FR Doc. 2011-1670 Filed 1-25-11; 8:45 am]