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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark-to-Market)

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, 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: March 24, 2003.


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 Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8003, Washington, DC 20410 or

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Barbara Chiapella, Deputy Director, Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1280 Maryland Avenue, SW., Suite 4000, Washington, DC 20410; e-mail, telephone (202) 708-0001 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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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: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark-to-Market).

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0533.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Mark-to-Market Program is authorized under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997. The information collection is required and will be used to determine the eligibility of FHA-insured multifamily properties for participation in the Mark-to-Market program and the terms on which participation should occur. The program reduces Section 8 rents to market and restructures debt as necessary.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated total Start Printed Page 3266number of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 125,947; the number of respondents is 438 generating approximately 438 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion and annually; and the estimated time needed to prepare each response varies from 99 hours to 320 hours.

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: January 16, 2003.

Sean G. Cassidy,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing— Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 03-1412 Filed 1-22-03; 8:45 am]