Recordkeeping Requirements

Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice

Recordkeeping Requirements

The National Park Service submits certifications provided in The Historic Preservation Certification Application to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with law. Applicants for such certifications are therefore advised to keep all records relating to these certifications in accordance with the time periods established by the Internal Revenue Service.

Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice

The information requested in this application is being collected through the State Historic Preservation Offices to enable the Secretary of the Interior to evaluate the historic significance of structures located in historic districts, and to evaluate the rehabilitation of such structures. The primary use of this information by the Secretary of the Interior will be to certify to the Secretary of the Treasury that the applicant is eligible for Federal tax incentives, or that the applicant is not eligible for such incentives. Response to this request is required to obtain a benefit. This application is used by the Internal Revenue Service to confirm that applicants for the tax incentives have obtained the certifications concerning historic structures and rehabilitations that are required by law. Collection of owners' Social Security Numbers or Taxpayers Identification Numbers is authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 61. This information is not disclosed to any other parties other than to the Internal Revenue Service, or to the U.S. Department of Justice in the case of an investigation.

Public reporting burden for this form—including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining data, and completing and reviewing the form—is estimated to average 27 hours per response for Part 1; 51 hours per response for Part 2; 17 hours for an Amendment/Phase Advisory, and 14 hours per response for Part 3. (These time estimates for completing the forms are based on the average rehabilitation project, one with rehabilitation expenses of $4 million. Over half of all projects are for rehabilitations costing less than $1 million.) Comments regarding this burden estimate or any aspect of this form may be made to the Chief, Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, 1201 “Eye” St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. OMB has approved this application and has assigned it control number 1024-0009.