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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Loan Sales Bidder Qualification Statement

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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 Start Printed Page 1227Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comment Due Date: March 7, 2008.


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, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail or telephone (202)402-8048.

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John Lucey, Deputy Director, Asset Sales Office, Room 3136, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-8000; telephone 202-708-2625, extension 3927 or Gregory Bolton, Senior Attorney, Office of Insured Housing, Multifamily Division, Room 9230; telephone 202-708-0614, extension 5245. Hearing- or speech-impaired individuals may call 202-708-4594 (TTY). These are not toll-free numbers.

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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 of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

This notice list the following information:

Title of Proposal: HUD Loan Sale Bidder Qualification Statement.

OMB Control Number: 2502—New.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Qualification Statement solicits from Prospective bidders to the HUD Loan Sales the basic qualifications required for bidding including but not limited to, Purchaser Information (Name of Purchaser, Corporate Entity, Address, Tax ID), Business Type, Net Worth, Equity Size, Prior History with HUD Loans and prior sales participation. By executing the Qualification Statement, the purchaser certifies, represents and warrants to HUD that each of the statements included are true and correct as to the purchaser and thereby qualifies them to bid.

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 Bidder Qualification Statement is released to a pool of 22,900 potential investors, of which 520 respond annually. The estimated number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 260; the frequency of response is on occasion; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response is near thirty (30) minutes and cost on the respondent to complete the statement is estimated to be close to ten (10) dollars.

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

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Dated: December 28, 2007.

Frank L. Davis,

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

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[FR Doc. E7-25663 Filed 1-4-08; 8:45 am]