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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Application for FHA Insured Mortgages

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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: October 19, 2010.


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: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

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Arlene Nunes, Deputy Director, Home Mortgage Insurance Division, Office of Single Family Program Development Division, 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 Start Printed Page 51476practical 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: Application for FHA Insured Mortgages.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0059.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Specific forms and related documents are needed to determine the eligibility of the borrower and proposed mortgage transaction for FHA's insurance endorsement. Lenders seeking FHA's insurance prepare certain forms to collect data.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-92900-A, HUD-92900-B, HUD-92900-LT, HUD-92561, Addendum to HUD-1, Model Notice for Informed Consumer Choice Disclosure, Model Pre-Insurance Review/Checklist.

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 total number of burden hours is estimated at 478,758 which represent the time required to enter the required data into FHA Connection. The total number of respondents is 12,240 which represent the total for FHA-approved lenders. The number of responses is 5,749,160 which represent the total number of pages of forms required for completion. The frequency of response is one document per loan and the total number of burden hours for entry is 1 hour, 32 minutes per endorsed case.

Status of the proposed information collection: This is an 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: August 17, 2010.

Ronald Y. Spraker,

Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing.

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[FR Doc. 2010-20754 Filed 8-19-10; 8:45 am]