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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: July 5, 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., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8001, Washington, DC 20410 or Wayne_Eddins@hud,gov.

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Vance Morris, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2121 (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 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.

This notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: HUD's Energy Efficient Mortgages.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: Collection in use without OMB approval.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD's Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) program allows a borrower to finance 100 percent of the expense of a cost-effective “energy package” that makes the house more energy efficient. The EEM may be used with sections 203(b), 203(k), (rehabilitation mortgages), 234(c) (units in condominium projects), and 203(h) (mortgages for disaster victims) loans for both purchases and refinances, including streamline refinances. HUD will use the information collected to determine the eligibility of mortgages submitted for insurance under this program.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

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 burden hours is 2,310. The number of respondents is 600, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is 3 minutes to 3.85 hours.

Status of the proposed information collection: This is a collection in use without OMB approval.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: April 27, 2005.

Frank L. Davis,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-8834 Filed 5-3-05; 8:45 am]