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Download as PDF 31590 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 97 / Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Support Services Division, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. 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Comments are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by June 20, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR 1944–N—Housing Preservation Grants. OMB Control Number: 0575–0115. Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is authorized to make grants to eligible applicants to provide repair and rehabilitation PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assistance so that very low- and lowincome rural residents can obtain adequate housing. Such assistance is made by grantees to very low- and lowincome persons, and to co-ops. Grant funds are used by grantees to make loans, grants, or other comparable assistance to eligible homeowners, rental unit owners, and co-ops for repair and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or minimum property standards. These grants were established by Public Law 98–181, the Housing Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the Housing Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 93–383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants. Need and Use of the Information: An applicant will submit a ‘‘Statement of Activity’’ that describes its proposed program. RHS will collect information to determine eligibility for a grant to justify its selection of the applicant for funding; to report program accomplishments and to justify and support expenditure of grant funds. RHS uses this information to determine if the grantee is complying with its grant agreement and to make decisions regarding continuing with modifying, or terminating grant assistance. If the information were not collected and presented to RHS, the Agency could not monitor the program or justify disbursement of grant funds. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,246. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 7,562. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 16, 2016.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (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, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by June 20, 
2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to 
submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV 
or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Copies of the submission(s) 
may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Rural Housing Service

    Title: 7 CFR 1944-N--Housing Preservation Grants.
    OMB Control Number: 0575-0115.
    Summary of Collection: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is 
authorized to make grants to eligible applicants to provide repair and 
rehabilitation assistance so that very low- and low-income rural 
residents can obtain adequate housing. Such assistance is made by 
grantees to very low- and low-income persons, and to co-ops. Grant 
funds are used by grantees to make loans, grants, or other comparable 
assistance to eligible homeowners, rental unit owners, and co-ops for 
repair and rehabilitation of dwellings to bring them up to code or 
minimum property standards. These grants were established by Public Law 
98-181, the Housing Urban Rural Recovery Act of 1983, which amended the 
Housing Act of 1949 (Pub. L. 93-383) by adding section 533, 42 U.S.C. S 
2490(m), Housing Preservation Grants.
    Need and Use of the Information: An applicant will submit a 
``Statement of Activity'' that describes its proposed program. RHS will 
collect information to determine eligibility for a grant to justify its 
selection of the applicant for funding; to report program 
accomplishments and to justify and support expenditure of grant funds. 
RHS uses this information to determine if the grantee is complying with 
its grant agreement and to make decisions regarding continuing with 
modifying, or terminating grant assistance. If the information were not 
collected and presented to RHS, the Agency could not monitor the 
program or justify disbursement of grant funds.
    Description of Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,246.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 7,562.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-11831 Filed 5-18-16; 8:45 am]
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