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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act Reporting Requirements

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: August 28, 2001.

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: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8001, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth A. Cocke, Director, Manufactured Housing and Standards Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-6423 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Department is submitting 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).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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 burden 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: Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act Reporting Requirements.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0253.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This information is a requirement under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act (the Act) [42 U.S.C. 5400 et. seq. Public Law 93-383] and authorizes HUD to establish construction and safety standards for manufactured (mobile) homes and to enforce these standards. To meet these requirements, HUD requires the manufacturer to maintain complete records of all information that may indicate the existence of a problem in a manufactured home for which the manufacturer is responsible for providing notification and/or correction as required by 24 CFR 3282.403.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: There are 215,845 total annual hours estimated for a total of 337 respondents. The frequency of reporting is one per home for manufacturer/retailer totaling 913,397 responses.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

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Dated: June 21, 2001.

John C. Weicher,

Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 01-16378 Filed 6-28-01; 8:45 am]

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