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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Request for Approval of Advance of Escrow Funds

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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: June 20, 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 Wayne_Eddins@hud,gov.

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Michael McCullough, Director, Office of Multifamily Housing Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-1142 (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 Papework Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended).

This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the pubic 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., pertaining electronic submission of responses.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Request for Approval of Advance of Escrow Funds.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0018.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information needed from the “Request for Approval of Advance of Escrow Funds” form is to ensure that escrowed funds are disposed accurately for completion of offsite improvements, construction changes, non-critical repairs pending completion or not paid at final endorsement, or mortgagor's unpaid construction cost at final endorsement. The mortgagor to request withdrawal of escrowed funds also uses the information collection.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-92464.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated total number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 1,050; the number of respondents is 525 generating approximately 525 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion; and the estimated time needed to prepared the response is 2 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: April 14, 2003.

Sean G. Cassidy,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-9801 Filed 4-18-03; 8:45 am]