60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ConnectHome Use and Benefits Telephone Survey, 6036 [2016-02180]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02180]
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
[Docket No. FR-5915-N-01]
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ConnectHome Use
and Benefits Telephone Survey
AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.
ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.
SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information.
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
DATES: Comments Due Date: April 4, 2016.
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: Colette Pollard, Reports
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development,
451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone
202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at
Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other
available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may
access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay
Service at (800) 877-8339.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th
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. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at
Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: ConnectHome Use and Benefits
OMB Approval Number: Pending.
Type of Request: New.
Form Number: Survey.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use:
President Barack Obama and Secretary Juli[aacute]n Castro announced
ConnectHome on July 15, 2015, as the next step in the Obama
Administration's efforts to increase access to high-speed Internet
access for all Americans. Through public-private partnerships,
nonprofits, businesses, and Internet service providers (ISPs)
ConnectHome will offer high-speed Internet service, devices, technical
training, and digital literacy programs to residents of HUD assisted
housing in 28 pilot communities, including the Choctaw Nation of
As communities begin to implement ConnectHome in 2016 and connect
residents to internet within their homes, this telephone survey will
illuminate how families are taking advantage of ConnectHome. The
telephone survey will explore ConnectHome subscribers' previous
broadband access, current and planned use patterns, and current and
anticipated benefits of their at-home high-speed Internet access. The
survey will particularly focus on educational Internet use such as
completing homework, connecting parents with educators, and applying to
Respondents (i.e. affected public): Residents in the 28 communities
who have secured at-home Internet access through the ConnectHome
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,800.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Average Hours Per Response: 0.5 hours (30 minutes).
Total Estimated Burden: 1,400 hours.
Respondents' Obligation: Voluntary.
B. Solicitation of Public Comment
This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in
Section A on the following:
(1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
proposed collection of information;
(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
(4) Ways to 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.
HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to
Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.
Dated: January 22, 2016.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-02180 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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