Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Program, 14326-14328 [2013-05085]

Download as PDF 14326 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices Title of Proposed: FHA Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Loss Mitigation Programs. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0589. Form Numbers: HUD 27011, HUD 90051, HUD 9539, HUD 50002, HUD 90045, HUD 90035, HUD 90041, HUD 90052, HUD 91022, HUD 50012. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: FHA insurance is an important source of mortgage credit for low and moderate-income borrowers and neighborhoods. Providing assistance, as needed, to enable families to cure their delinquencies and retain their homes stabilizes neighborhoods that might otherwise suffer from deterioration and problems associated with vacant and abandoned properties. Avoidance of foreclosure and the resultant costs also serve to further stabilize the mortgage insurance premiums charged by FHA and the Federal budget receipts generated from those premiums. The information collection request for OMB review seeks to extend OMB 2502–0589, a currently established OMB collection, for an additional three years. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–1 Settlement Statement, HUD– 27011 Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits, HUD–90035 Information/Disclosure, HUD–90041 Request for Variance, Pre-foreclosure sale procedure, HUD–90045 Approval to Participate, HUD–90051 Sale Contract Review, HUD–90052 Closing Worksheet, HUD–PA–426 How to Avoid Foreclosure. Number of respondents Annual responses 303,718 3.849 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 1,520,216. Status: This is an extension without change of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: February 27, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05075 Filed 3–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–20] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG–R) Program Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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. This request identifies the estimated reporting burden associated with the reporting of CDBG–R assisted activities as they are completed and closing out the CDBG–R program. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated $1 Billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to states and local governments that received CDBG funding in Fiscal Year 2008 to carry out, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 on an expedited basis, eligible activities under the CDBG program. The purpose of the CDBG–R funding was to stimulate the economy through measures that modernized the Nation’s infrastructure, improved energy efficiency, and expanded educational opportunities and access to health care. All CDBG–R funds were required to be expended by September 30, 2012. Any CDBG–R funds remaining after that date were recaptured by HUD and returned to Treasury. The Recovery Act did not specify a requirement regarding the date for completion of CDBG–R assisted activities, although grantees were required to give preference to activities that could be started and completed expeditiously. While the CDBG–R expenditure deadline has passed, all CDBG–R assisted activities have not been completed. New activities were added over time when grantees amended their 2008 substantial amendments to add such activities because previously identified activities came in under budget, were identified as imprudent, or did not meet the purposes of the Recovery Act. Once CDBG–R assisted activities meet a national objective and are physically complete, grantees may proceed in closing out their CDBG–R programs. Grantees must complete their final reports in federalreporting.gov before closing out their CDBG–R grants. HUD expects grantees to be ready to begin closing out their grants by March 31, 2013. Once final reports are completed in federalreporting.gov, grantees may begin the process of closing out their CDBG–R grants. This process requires grantees to submit their final federalreporting.gov report and prepare and submit a CDBG–R Program Grantee Closeout Certification, a CDBG–R closeout checklist, Grant Closeout Agreement, and a Federal Financial PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 1.300 = Burden hours 1,520,216 Report (SF 425) to local HUD Field Offices. The Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, each recipient that received recovery funds from a federal agency shall submit a report to that agency that contains: (1) The total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) the amount of recovery funds received that were expended or obligated to projects or activities; and (3) a detailed list of all projects or activities for which recovery funds were expended or obligated, including (A) the name of the project or activity; (B) a description of the project or activity; (C) an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; (D) an estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and (E) for infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. An update of the status of activities identified here must be reported quarterly in federalreporting.gov. In addition, not later than 30 calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, each agency that made Recovery Act funds available to any recipient shall make the information in reports submitted publicly available by posting the information on a Web site. Grantees that have ongoing CDBG–R assisted activities are required to continue reporting quarterly on those activities until they are completed. Information must be submitted using HUD’s IDIS system and in federalreporting.gov. Pursuant to Section 1512 of the Recovery Act, CDBG–R grantees must enter the data into IDIS on a quarterly E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 14327 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices basis for generation of reports by HUD or other entities. In addition, grantees are required to submit reports in federalreporting.gov on a quarterly basis. Grantees will report in IDIS and federalreporting.gov for CDBG–R assisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and reporting requirements. The Recovery Act imposes additional reporting requirements including, but not limited to, information on the environmental review process, the expected completion of the activity, the type of activity, and the location of the activity. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2506–0184) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette. Pollard@hud.gov. or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. 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 Proposed: Community development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG–R) Program. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0184. Form Numbers: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request identifies the estimated reporting burden associated with the reporting of CDBG–R assisted activities as they are completed and closing out the CDBG–R program. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated $1 Billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to states and local governments that received CDBG funding in Fiscal Year 2008 to carry out, on an expedited basis, eligible activities under the CDBG program. The purpose of the CDBG–R funding was to stimulate the economy through measures that modernized the Nation’s infrastructure, improved energy efficiency, and expanded educational opportunities and access to health care. All CDBG–R funds were required to be expended by September 30, 2012. Any CDBG–R funds remaining after that date were recaptured by HUD and returned to Treasury. The Recovery Act did not specify a requirement regarding the date for completion of CDBG–R assisted activities, although grantees were required to give preference to activities that could be started and completed expeditiously. While the CDBG–R expenditure deadline has passed, all CDBG–R assisted activities have not been completed. New activities were added over time when grantees amended their 2008 substantial amendments to add such activities because previously identified activities came in under budget, were identified as imprudent, or did not meet the purposes of the Recovery Act. Once CDBG–R assisted activities meet a national objective and are physically complete, grantees may proceed in closing out their CDBG–R programs. Grantees must complete their final reports in federalreporting.gov before closing out their CDBG–R grants. HUD expects grantees to be ready to begin closing out their grants by March 31, 2013. Once final reports are completed in federalreporting.gov, grantees may begin the process of closing out their CDBG–R grants. This process requires grantees to submit their final federalreporting.gov report and prepare and submit a CDBG–R Program Grantee Closeout Certification, a CDBG–R closeout checklist, Grant Closeout Agreement, and a Federal Financial Report (SF 425) to local HUD Field Offices. The Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each activity; and (E) for infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. An update of the status of activities identified here must be reported quarterly in federalreporting.gov. In addition, not later than 30 calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter, each agency that made Recovery Act funds available to any recipient shall make the information in reports submitted publicly available by posting the information on a Web site. Grantees that have ongoing CDBG–R assisted activities are required to continue reporting quarterly on those activities until they are completed. Information must be submitted using HUD’s IDIS system and in federalreporting.gov. Pursuant to Section 1512 of the Recovery Act, CDBG–R grantees must enter the data into IDIS on a quarterly basis for generation of reports by HUD or other entities. In addition, grantees are required to submit reports in federalreporting.gov on a quarterly basis. Grantees will report in IDIS and federalreporting.gov for CDBG–R assisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and reporting requirements. The Recovery Act imposes additional reporting requirements including, but not limited to, information on the environmental review process, the expected completion of the activity, the type of activity, and the location of the activity. Number of respondents Reporting Burden ..................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Annual responses 1,196 4 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Hours per response Burden hours 32 × 153,088 14328 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 153,088. Status: Reinstatement with change of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: February 27, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–05085 Filed 3–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–15] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Survey and Collection of Information From HUD Healthy Housing Demonstration Grantees Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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 mission of HUD’s Healthy Homes Program is ‘‘To reduce health and safety hazards in housing in a comprehensive and cost effective manner, with a particular focus on protecting the health of children and other sensitive populations in low income households.’’ (Leading Our Nation to Healthier Homes: The Healthy Homes Strategic Plan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 2010, p. 7.) An evaluation and summarization of grants awarded under the program was last completed in 2005 (‘‘An Evaluation of HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative: Current Findings and Outcomes,’’ Healthy Housing Solutions, March 5, 2007). The objectives of the Healthy Homes Demonstration (HHD) grants that will be evaluated through the effort described in this notice include: • Carrying out direct remediation where housing-related hazards may contribute to injury or illness, with a focus on children’s health; • Delivering education and outreach activities to protect children from housing-related hazards; and • Building capacity to increase the probability that aspects of grant- VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 supported Healthy Homes programs are sustained. OHHLHC intends to administer an online questionnaire for up to 30 HHD grantees. This questionnaire will capture key project information to supplement information already available in reports and manuscripts from the approximately 54 HHD grants that were awarded from fiscal years 2005 to 2009, including any 2004 grant not included in the earlier evaluation, and any more recent grantee whose grant ends this fiscal year. OHHLHC is especially interested in determining whether any of the grantee’s data sets (i.e., resulting from project evaluation) would be of value to OHHLHC for additional analyses. After a review of available reports and manuscripts, OHHLHC anticipates roughly half of these grantees (up to 30) will be asked to complete the online questionnaire. OHHLHC will target those grantees that have carried out the greatest number of interventions, collected the most detailed evaluation data on cost, health and housing impacts and outcomes, and can demonstrate significant capacitybuilding and sustainable approaches to guide policy development and guidance for future healthy homes efforts. A questionnaire was developed for the 2005 evaluation that captured key information about recruitment/ enrollment, assessment, interventions, skills training, and community education/outreach in HHI grantee projects. This questionnaire will be modified for this new data collection effort. The online questionnaire will be administered through a secure Web site. DATES: Comments Due Date: April 4, 2013. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2539–New) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov. or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. 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 Proposed: Survey and Collection From HUD Healthy Housing Demonstration Grantees. OMB Approval Number: 2539–New. Form Numbers: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The mission of HUD’s Healthy Homes Program is ‘‘To reduce health and safety hazards in housing in a comprehensive and cost effective manner, with a particular focus on protecting the health of children and other sensitive populations in low income households.’’ (Leading Our Nation to Healthier Homes: The Healthy Homes Strategic Plan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 2010, p. 7.) An evaluation and summarization of grants awarded under the program was last completed in 2005 (‘‘An Evaluation of HUD’s Healthy Homes Initiative: Current Findings and Outcomes,’’ Healthy Housing Solutions, March 5, 2007). The objectives of the Healthy Homes Demonstration (HHD) grants that will be evaluated through the effort described in this notice include: • Carrying out direct remediation where housing-related hazards may contribute to injury or illness, with a focus on children’s health; • Delivering education and outreach activities to protect children from housing-related hazards; and • Building capacity to increase the probability that aspects of grantsupported Healthy Homes programs are sustained. OHHLHC intends to administer an online questionnaire for up to 30 HHD E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5683-N-20]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: 
Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Program

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been 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.
    This request identifies the estimated reporting burden associated 
with the reporting of CDBG-R assisted activities as they are completed 
and closing out the CDBG-R program. The American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated $1 Billion in 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to states and local 
governments that received CDBG funding in Fiscal Year 2008 to carry 
out, on an expedited basis, eligible activities under the CDBG program. 
The purpose of the CDBG-R funding was to stimulate the economy through 
measures that modernized the Nation's infrastructure, improved energy 
efficiency, and expanded educational opportunities and access to health 
care. All CDBG-R funds were required to be expended by September 30, 
2012. Any CDBG-R funds remaining after that date were recaptured by HUD 
and returned to Treasury. The Recovery Act did not specify a 
requirement regarding the date for completion of CDBG-R assisted 
activities, although grantees were required to give preference to 
activities that could be started and completed expeditiously. While the 
CDBG-R expenditure deadline has passed, all CDBG-R assisted activities 
have not been completed. New activities were added over time when 
grantees amended their 2008 substantial amendments to add such 
activities because previously identified activities came in under 
budget, were identified as imprudent, or did not meet the purposes of 
the Recovery Act. Once CDBG-R assisted activities meet a national 
objective and are physically complete, grantees may proceed in closing 
out their CDBG-R programs. Grantees must complete their final reports 
in federalreporting.gov before closing out their CDBG-R grants. HUD 
expects grantees to be ready to begin closing out their grants by March 
31, 2013. Once final reports are completed in federalreporting.gov, 
grantees may begin the process of closing out their CDBG-R grants. This 
process requires grantees to submit their final federalreporting.gov 
report and prepare and submit a CDBG-R Program Grantee Closeout 
Certification, a CDBG-R closeout checklist, Grant Closeout Agreement, 
and a Federal Financial Report (SF 425) to local HUD Field Offices. The 
Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each 
calendar quarter, each recipient that received recovery funds from a 
federal agency shall submit a report to that agency that contains: (1) 
The total amount of recovery funds received from that agency; (2) the 
amount of recovery funds received that were expended or obligated to 
projects or activities; and (3) a detailed list of all projects or 
activities for which recovery funds were expended or obligated, 
including (A) the name of the project or activity; (B) a description of 
the project or activity; (C) an evaluation of the completion status of 
the project or activity; (D) an estimate of the number of jobs created 
and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and (E) for 
infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the 
purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the 
infrastructure investment with funds made available under the Recovery 
Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are 
concerns with the infrastructure investment. An update of the status of 
activities identified here must be reported quarterly in 
federalreporting.gov. In addition, not later than 30 calendar days 
after the end of each calendar quarter, each agency that made Recovery 
Act funds available to any recipient shall make the information in 
reports submitted publicly available by posting the information on a 
Web site. Grantees that have ongoing CDBG-R assisted activities are 
required to continue reporting quarterly on those activities until they 
are completed. Information must be submitted using HUD's IDIS system 
and in federalreporting.gov. Pursuant to Section 1512 of the Recovery 
Act, CDBG-R grantees must enter the data into IDIS on a quarterly

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basis for generation of reports by HUD or other entities. In addition, 
grantees are required to submit reports in federalreporting.gov on a 
quarterly basis. Grantees will report in IDIS and federalreporting.gov 
for CDBG-R assisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and 
reporting requirements. The Recovery Act imposes additional reporting 
requirements including, but not limited to, information on the 
environmental review process, the expected completion of the activity, 
the type of activity, and the location of the activity.

DATES: Comments Due Date: April 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
approval Number (2506-0184) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette. 
Pollard@hud.gov. or telephone (202) 402-3400. This is not a toll-free 
number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained 
from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a 
request for approval of the Information collection described below. 
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 Proposed: Community development Block Grant Recovery 
(CDBG-R) Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2506-0184.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This 
request identifies the estimated reporting burden associated with the 
reporting of CDBG-R assisted activities as they are completed and 
closing out the CDBG-R program. The American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated $1 Billion in Community 
Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to states and local governments 
that received CDBG funding in Fiscal Year 2008 to carry out, on an 
expedited basis, eligible activities under the CDBG program. The 
purpose of the CDBG-R funding was to stimulate the economy through 
measures that modernized the Nation's infrastructure, improved energy 
efficiency, and expanded educational opportunities and access to health 
care. All CDBG-R funds were required to be expended by September 30, 
2012. Any CDBG-R funds remaining after that date were recaptured by HUD 
and returned to Treasury. The Recovery Act did not specify a 
requirement regarding the date for completion of CDBG-R assisted 
activities, although grantees were required to give preference to 
activities that could be started and completed expeditiously. While the 
CDBG-R expenditure deadline has passed, all CDBG-R assisted activities 
have not been completed. New activities were added over time when 
grantees amended their 2008 substantial amendments to add such 
activities because previously identified activities came in under 
budget, were identified as imprudent, or did not meet the purposes of 
the Recovery Act. Once CDBG-R assisted activities meet a national 
objective and are physically complete, grantees may proceed in closing 
out their CDBG-R programs. Grantees must complete their final reports 
in federalreporting.gov before closing out their CDBG-R grants. HUD 
expects grantees to be ready to begin closing out their grants by March 
31, 2013. Once final reports are completed in federalreporting.gov, 
grantees may begin the process of closing out their CDBG-R grants. This 
process requires grantees to submit their final federalreporting.gov 
report and prepare and submit a CDBG-R Program Grantee Closeout 
Certification, a CDBG-R closeout checklist, Grant Closeout Agreement, 
and a Federal Financial Report (SF 425) to local HUD Field Offices. The 
Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each 
activity; and (E) for infrastructure investments made by State and 
local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency 
for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available 
under the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency 
if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. An update of 
the status of activities identified here must be reported quarterly in 
federalreporting.gov. In addition, not later than 30 calendar days 
after the end of each calendar quarter, each agency that made Recovery 
Act funds available to any recipient shall make the information in 
reports submitted publicly available by posting the information on a 
Web site. Grantees that have ongoing CDBG-R assisted activities are 
required to continue reporting quarterly on those activities until they 
are completed. Information must be submitted using HUD's IDIS system 
and in federalreporting.gov. Pursuant to Section 1512 of the Recovery 
Act, CDBG-R grantees must enter the data into IDIS on a quarterly basis 
for generation of reports by HUD or other entities. In addition, 
grantees are required to submit reports in federalreporting.gov on a 
quarterly basis. Grantees will report in IDIS and federalreporting.gov 
for CDBG-R assisted activities, recordkeeping requirements, and 
reporting requirements. The Recovery Act imposes additional reporting 
requirements including, but not limited to, information on the 
environmental review process, the expected completion of the activity, 
the type of activity, and the location of the activity.

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                                            Number of          Annual              Hours per
                                           respondents       responses      x       response       Burden hours
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Reporting Burden.......................           1,196                4   ...              32          153,088
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    Total Estimated Burden Hours: 153,088.
    Status: Reinstatement with change of a currently approved 
collection.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-05085 Filed 3-4-13; 8:45 am]
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