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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement, Multifamily Mortgage

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: September 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

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: Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail leroy.mckinneyjr@hud.gov or telephone (202) 402-5564 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rebecca Lovelace, Accountant, Multifamily Claims Branch, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, e-mail telephone (202) 402-3987 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 44004the 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: Multifamily Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0427.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use:

1. When a FHA-insured Multifamily mortgage goes into default, the Mortgagee may file a claim with the Secretary to receive the insurance benefits. Statute 12 USC 1713(g)-(r) provides that, * * * “the Mortgagee shall be entitled to receive the benefits of the insurance as hereinafter provided, upon assignment, transfer, and delivery to the Secretary, within a period and in accordance with rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of all rights and interest arising under the mortgage so in default * * * at its option and in accordance with regulation, and in a period to be determined by the Secretary, proceed to foreclosure on and obtain possession of or otherwise acquired such property after default and receive the benefits of the insurance as herein provided upon prompt conveyance to the Secretary the title of the property * * * ” The Mortgagee may receive a portion of the benefits immediately after the assignment or conveyance.

2. The respondents are only those mortgagees that elect to assign property to HUD. There are approximately 115 such mortgagees annually. When the mortgagee notifies HUD of an election to assign a property to HUD, HUD sends the mortgagee an e-mail with instructions for submitting its claim (see Attachment 1). This request addresses only the Application for Partial Settlement. Within 24 to 48 hours after an assignment or conveyance, the Secretary may pay the Mortgagee a partial amount of insurance benefits. This payment is made prior to the examination of the Mortgagee's claim. The information collected on the subject form, HUD-2537 (Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement-Multifamily Mortgage), provides the required information to determine the partial amount. This amount is computed in accordance with the foregoing statutory provisions and regulations promulgated there under in 24 CFR 207(B), Contract Rights and Obligations.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-2537.

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 annual burden hours is 29. The number of respondents is 115 per year, the number of responses is 115, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is .25.

Status of the proposed information collection: This is a request for renewal 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: July 22, 2010.

Ronald Y. Spraker,

Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing.

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[FR Doc. 2010-18402 Filed 7-26-10; 8:45 am]

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