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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Commitment To Guarantee Mortgage-Backed Securities

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AGENCY:

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

Comment Due Date: August 2, 2002.

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: Sonya Suarez, Office of Program Operations, Department of Housing & Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 6206, Washington, DC 20410.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sonya Suarez, Ginnie Mae, (202) 708-2884 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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).

The 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 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 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.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Commitment to Guarantee Mortgage-Backed Securities.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2503-0001.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This form is used by Mortgage-Backed Securities issuers to apply for Ginnie Mae commitment authority to guarantee mortgage-backed securities.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD Form 11704.

Members of affected public: For-profit business (mortgage companies, thrifts, savings & loans, etc.),

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

Number of respondents—297 (end of 2001)

Frequency of responses—4 (per year)

Total annual responses—1,188

Hours per response—.25 (15 minutes)

Total burden hours—297

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

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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: May 27, 2002.

George S. Anderson,

Executive Vice President, Ginnie Mae.

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[FR Doc. 02-13837 Filed 5-31-02; 8:45 am]

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