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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request

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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: April 26, 2005.


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., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410.

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Michael McCullough, Director, Office of Multifamily Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-0614, Start Printed Page 9365extension 5426 (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 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 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: Land Survey Report for Insured Multifamily Projects.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0010.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Form HUD-2457 provides the standards of performance for conducting surveys and preparing the maps of survey. It also identifies data that must be addressed to meet program requirements and provides a vehicle for the surveyor to certify compliance with applicable survey and reporting requirements. Furthermore, a land survey and related information are necessary to secure a marketable title and title insurance for the property that provides security for project mortgage insurance furnished under the FHA Multifamily programs. The Form HUD-2457 describes the property to assure compliance with various regulatory provisions, e.g., flood hazard requirements, and to help determine the suitability and value of the property for the intended purpose. The Form HUD-2457 also provides necessary engineering data for project design for proposed construction projects.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-2457.

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 number of respondents is 1,300, the frequency of responses is 2, for a total of 2,600 total annual responses. The estimated time to prepare collection is approximately 0.5 hours, for a total annual burden hours of 1,300.

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: February 16, 2005.

Frank I. Davis,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-3620 Filed 2-24-05; 8:45 am]