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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Ginnie Mae Prospectus

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Office of the President of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below will be 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.


Comments Due Date: November 6, 2000.


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: Sonya Suarez, Government National Mortgage Association, Office of Policy, Planning and Risk Management, Department of Housing & Urban Development, 451—7th Street, SW, Room 6226, Washington, DC 20410.

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Sonya Suarez, Ginnie Mae, (202) 708-2772 (this is not a toll-free number), for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents.

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The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

Through this Notice, the Department is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected 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 Start Printed Page 54295burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including 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 Proposal: Ginnie Mae Prospectus.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2503-0018.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: These forms are used to provide a standard format for the description of securities for each type of mortgage eligible for inclusion in a mortgage-backed securities pool. The prospectus summarizes the type of security being sold or offered to a prospective buyer.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD 11712, 11712-II, 11717, 11717-II, 1724, 11728, 11728-II, 1731, 1734, 11747, 11747-II, and 11772.

Members of affected public: For-profit business (mortgage industry trade associations, securities companies, accounting firms, law firms, service providers, etc.)

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:

Estimation of total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is based on the number of respondents multiplied by the frequency of responses.

(1) 655 respondents × 48 responses = 31,540 total annual responses

(2) 31,540 × .25 hours/response = 7,885 annual burden hours

Status of the proposed information collection: This is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

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Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: August 11, 2000.

J. Nicholas Shelley,

Acting Vice President for Customer Service.

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[FR Doc. 00-22983 Filed 9-6-00; 8:45 am]