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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, 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: May 9, 2003.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding Start Printed Page 11405this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410.

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Robert A. Knight, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708-1060, Ext. 5893 (this is not a toll-free number), (or via the Internet at or Michael Davis, U.S. Census Bureau, Manufacturing and Construction Division, Room 2126, FOB 4, Washington, DC 20233-6900, at (301) 763-1605 (or via the Internet at

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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).

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 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 is requesting a revision of a currently approved collection.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements.

OMB Control Number: 2528-0029.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements collects data on the characteristics of newly manufactured homes placed for residential use including number, sales price, location, and other selected characteristics. HUD uses the statistics to respond to a Congressional mandate in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 5424 note, which requires HUD to collect and report manufactured home sales and price information for the nation, census regions, states, and selected metropolitan areas and to monitor whether new manufactured homes are being placed on owned rather than rented lots. HUD also used these data to monitor total housing production and its affordability.

Agency Form Numbers: C-MH-9A.

Members of affected public: Business firms or other for-profit institutions.

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

Number of respondents: 3,000.

Estimate Responses per Respondent: 2.

Time per respondent: 30 minutes.

Total hours to respond: 3,000.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval.

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Authority: Title 42 U.S.C. 5424 note, Title 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z-1.

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Dated: February 28, 2003.

Christopher D. Lord,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.

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[FR Doc. 03-5529 Filed 3-7-03; 8:45 am]