Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 5164-5165 [2016-01768]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 20 (Monday, February 1, 2016)]
[Pages 5164-5165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-01768]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to comment on an extension of an 
existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, 
the Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, within the Department of 
the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning grants to states for 
low-income housing projects in lieu of tax credits.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 1, 2016 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other 
aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for 
reducing the burden, to Sustanchia Gladden, Department of the Treasury, 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1050, Washington, DC 20020 or to

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Sustanchia Gladden, Department of the Treasury, 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 1050, Washington, DC 20020 or to

    OMB Control Number: 1505-0218.
    Title: Grants to States for Low-Income Housing Projects in lieu of 
Tax Credits.
    Abstract: Authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act (ARRA) (Pub. L. 111-5), the Department of the Treasury implemented 
several provisions of the Act, more specifically Division B--Tax, 
Unemployment, Health, State Fiscal Relief, and Other Provisions. Among 
these components is a program which requires Treasury to make payments, 
in lieu of a tax credit, to state housing credit agencies. State 
housing credit agencies use the funds to make subawards to finance the 
construction or acquisition and rehabilitation of qualified low-income 
buildings. The collection of information from the agencies is necessary 
to properly monitor compliance with program requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 55.
    Estimated Annual Hours per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 57.
    Request for Comment: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. Comments may become a matter of public record. The 
public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection

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techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates 
of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and 
purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: January 27, 2016.
Brenda Simms,
Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-01768 Filed 1-29-16; 8:45 am]