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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application for Approval-FHA Lender and/or Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuer Branch Office Notification-Title I/Title II

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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: July 14, 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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Phillip A. Murray, Director, Office of Lender Activities, Assistant Secretary for Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-1515 (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).

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 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.

The Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Application for Approval—FHA Lender and/or Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuer Branch Office Notification—Title I/Title II.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0005.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development approve entities to participate as Title I lenders, Title II mortgagees, and the Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities issuers. Specific information must be obtained and reviewed to determine if an entity meets the criteria to obtain the requested approval. In addition, this submission covers subsequent information required by FHA in order for entities to maintain their approval, update information previously submitted on the entity, report any non-compliances, and voluntarily terminate their FHA approval.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-11701 and HUD-92001-B.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Start Printed Page 26329

Information Collection Burden Hour

Item No.Information collectionNumber of expected respondentsTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal annual hours
1HUD-11701—Application for FHA Approval, by paper (including attachments)2,0002,0002.004,000
1HUD-11701 Application for Ginnie Mae Approval, by paper (including attachments)50501.2563
2HUD-92100-B Application for New Branch by loan correspondents, by paper (including attachments)1,0001,500.50750
3Electronic Registration of New Branch by Mortgages via FHA Connection1,5002,500.10250
4Electronic Termination of Existing Branch by all lenders via FHA Connection1,0003,000.05150
5Cover Sheet for Application Fee or Conversion of Mortgagee Type for Title I Approval (by paper)200200.0510
5Cover Sheet for Application Fee or Conversion of Mortgagee Type for Title II Approval (by paper)1,8001,800.0590
5Application Fee for Branch registration electronically or request for approval in paper using HUD 92001-B2,5004,000.05200
6Annual Verification Report by all approved lenders (by paper)11,50011,500.101,150
7Non-Address Business Change Notification (by paper)600600.50300
8Address Updates via FHA Connection1,5003,000.25750
9Personnel Change Notification of new owners, officers, directors or partners (by paper)1,0001,000.50500
10Non-Compliance Notification pursuant to Lender Quality Control Plans (by paper)3006001.00600
11Voluntary Termination by a Lender (by letter)500500.25125

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

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Authority: The Paper Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: May 8, 2003.

Sean G. Cassidy,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-12124 Filed 5-14-03; 8:45 am]