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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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 23, 2003.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval number (2502-0117) and should be sent to: Lauren Wittenberg, OMB Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; Fax number (202) 395-6974; E-mail

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Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Southwest, Washington, DC 20410; e-mail; telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of the proposed forms and other available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins.

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The Department has submitted the proposal for the collection of information, as described below, to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Notice lists the following information: (1) The title of the information collection proposal; (2) the office of the agency to collect the information; (3) the OMB approval number, if applicable; (4) the description of the need for the information and its proposed use; (5) the agency form number, if applicable; (6) what members of the public will be affected by the proposal; (7) how frequently information submissions will be required; (8) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information submission including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response; (9) whether the proposal is new, an extension, reinstatement, or revision of an information collection requirement; and (10) the name and telephone number of an agency official familiar with the proposal and of the OMB Desk Officer for the Department.

This Notice Also Lists the Following Information:

Title of Proposal: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications.

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0117.

Form Numbers: HUD-92577.

Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use:

Builders who request changes to HUD's accepted drawings and specifications for proposed construction properties as required by homebuyers, or determined by the builder use this information collection. The lender reviews the changes and amends the approved exhibits. These changes may affect the value shown on the HUD commitment. HUD requires the builder to use the form to request changes, for proposed construction properties. These changes are requested by the homebuyers, or determined by the builder, to make the dwellings appeal to a broader segment of the market.

Respondents: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion.

Reporting Burden: Number of Respondents: 10,000 Annual Responses: x 1 Hours per Response: 0.5 = Burden Hours 5,000

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 5,000.

Status: Reinstatement, without change.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

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Dated: April 16, 2003.

Wayne Eddins,

Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-9966 Filed 4-22-03; 8:45 am]