Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Congressional Earmark Grants, 72210-72211 [2011-30133]

Download as PDF 72210 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2011 / Notices or professions, or to obtain various licenses. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 85 responses at .75 hours (45 minutes) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 64 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov/. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020, Telephone number (202) 272–8377. Dated: November 15, 2011. Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–29915 Filed 11–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Information Collection; Comment Request 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Electronic Bonds Online (eBonds) Access. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2011, Vol. 76 No. 168, pp 53930, allowing for a 60 day comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days until December 21, 2011. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies regarding items contained in this notice and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 21, 2011 Jkt 226001 Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (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 agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Electronic Bonds Online (eBonds) Access; OMB Control No. 1653–0046. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Forms I– 352SA; I–352RA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individual or Households, Business or other nonprofit. The information taken in this collection is necessary for ICE to grant access to eBonds and to notify the public of the duties and responsibilities associated with accessing eBonds. The I–352SA and the I–352RA are the two instruments used to collect the information associated with this collection. The I–352SA is to be completed by a Surety that currently holds a Certificate of Authority to act as a Surety on Federal bonds and details the requirements for accessing eBonds as well as the documentation, in addition to the I–352SA and I–352RA, PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which the Surety must submit prior to being granted access to eBonds. The I– 352RA provides notification that eBonds is a Federal government computer system and as such users must abide by certain conduct guidelines to access eBonds and the consequences if such guidelines are not followed. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 100 responses at 30 minutes (.50 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 50 annual burden hours. Requests for a copy of the proposed information collection instrument, with instructions; or inquiries for additional information should be directed to: John Ramsay, Program Manager, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW., Room 3138, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 732–6337. November 10, 2011. John Ramsay, Program Manager, Records Management Branch, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–30065 Filed 11–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5481–N–20] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Congressional Earmark Grants Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. The Department’s Congressional Grants Division administers congressionally mandated grants, known as earmarks. These projects have been identified in the annual appropriation of funds to the Department and in the accompanying conference reports or congressional record accompanying each appropriation. Earmarks generally fall into two categories: Economic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 22, 2011 / Notices Development Initiative-Special Project (EDI–SP) and Neighborhood Initiative (NI) grants. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 23, 2012. 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: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank McNally, Director, Congressional Grants Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–7100 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. 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 affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed 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 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 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: Congressional Earmark Grants. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506–0179. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD’s Congressional Grants Division and its Environmental Officers in the field use this information to make funds available to entities directed to receive funds appropriated by Congress. This information is used to collect, receive, review and monitor program activities through applications, semi-annual and close-out reports. The information that is collected is used to assess VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 21, 2011 Jkt 226001 performance. Grantees are units of state and local government, nonprofits and Indian tribes. Respondents are initially identified by Congress and generally fall into two categories: Economic Development Initiative-Special Project (EDI–SP) grantees and Neighborhood Initiative (NI) grantees. The agency has used the application, semi-annual reports and close-out reports to track grantee performance in the implementation of approved projects. Agency form numbers, if applicable: SF–424; SF–LLL; SF–1199A; HUD– 27054; SF–425; HUD–27056. 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 number of burden hours is 2,000. The number of respondents is 2,000, the number of responses is 4,000, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is 4. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 24, 2011. Valerie G. Piper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development. [FR Doc. 2011–30133 Filed 11–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5481–N–19] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, HUDAdministered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: January 23, 2012. 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: William Kelleher, Reports Liaison SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72211 Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7233, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Fontheim at (202) 402–3461 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents: 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. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: HUD-Administered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506–0020. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected from grant recipients participating in the HUDadministered CDBG program provides HUD with financial and physical development status of each activity funded. These reports are used to determine grant recipient performance. Agency form numbers, if applicable: The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, requires grant recipients that receive CDBG funding to submit a Performance Assessment Report (PAR), Form 4052, on an annual basis to report on program progress; and such records as may be necessary to facilitate review and audit by HUD of the grantee’s administration of CDBG funds (Section 104(e)(1)). Members of affected public: This information collection applies solely to local governments in New York State that have HUD-administered CDBG SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5481-N-20]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request 
Congressional Earmark Grants

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for 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 Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
    The Department's Congressional Grants Division administers 
congressionally mandated grants, known as earmarks. These projects have 
been identified in the annual appropriation of funds to the Department 
and in the accompanying conference reports or congressional record 
accompanying each appropriation. Earmarks generally fall into two 
categories: Economic

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Development Initiative-Special Project (EDI-SP) and Neighborhood 
Initiative (NI) grants.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 23, 2012.

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: Reports Liaison Officer, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal 
Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank McNally, Director, Congressional 
Grants Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-7100 (this is not 
a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other 
available information.

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 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed 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 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 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: Congressional Earmark Grants.
    OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2506-0179.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD's 
Congressional Grants Division and its Environmental Officers in the 
field use this information to make funds available to entities directed 
to receive funds appropriated by Congress. This information is used to 
collect, receive, review and monitor program activities through 
applications, semi-annual and close-out reports. The information that 
is collected is used to assess performance. Grantees are units of state 
and local government, nonprofits and Indian tribes. Respondents are 
initially identified by Congress and generally fall into two 
categories: Economic Development Initiative-Special Project (EDI-SP) 
grantees and Neighborhood Initiative (NI) grantees. The agency has used 
the application, semi-annual reports and close-out reports to track 
grantee performance in the implementation of approved projects.
    Agency form numbers, if applicable: SF-424; SF-LLL; SF-1199A; HUD-
27054; SF-425; HUD-27056.
    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 number of burden hours is 2,000. 
The number of respondents is 2,000, the number of responses is 4,000, 
the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per 
response is 4.
    Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension 
of a currently approved collection.

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

    Dated: October 24, 2011.
Valerie G. Piper,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development.
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