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
Comments Due Date: August 7, 2006.
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: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8003, Washington, DC 20410, or Lillian_L_Deitzer@hud.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Margaret Bums, 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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 Start Printed Page 32995the 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: Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer—Analysis of Appraisal Report.
OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0477.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected on the “Request for Approval of Advance of Escrow Funds” form is to ensure that escrowed funds are disposed of correctly for completion of offsite facilities, construction changes, construction cost not paid at final endorsement, non-critical repairs and capital needs assessment. The mortgagor must request withdrawal of escrowed funds through a depository (mortgagee). The HUD staff, Mortgage Credit Examiner, Inspector, and Architect, must use information collected to approve the withdrawal of escrowed funds for each item.
Agency form numbers if applicable: HUD-54114.
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 18,750; the number of respondents is 375,000 generating approximately 375,000 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response is 3 minutes per response.
Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.Start Signature
Dated: May 31, 2006.
Frank L. Davis,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 06-5148 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
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