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Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders; Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request

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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:

February 22, 2011.

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: 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Tom Cook, Housing Program Policy Specialist, Single Family Housing, Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2830 (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 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: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502—NEW.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: As of January 1, 2011, mortgagees that were previously approved as loan correspondents will be able to participate as Third Party Originators (TPOs) in FHA-insured mortgage transactions only if the conditions outlined in 24 CFR 202.8 are met. Per 24 CFR 202.8 (3) DE lenders which sponsor TPOs are responsible to the Secretary for the actions of third party originators or mortgagees in originating loans or mortgages, unless applicable law or regulation requires specific knowledge on the part of the party to be held responsible. As a result, DE lenders will be responsible for conducting quality control on TPO originations of FHA-insured mortgage loans, and ensuring that their QC plan is expanded to contain this oversight provision. This will create an additional information collection burden on DE lenders, since these institutions must also conduct quality control on all loans they originate and underwrite.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: Not applicable.

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 91,515. The number of respondents is 1,853, the number of responses is 169,158, the frequency of response is annually, and the burden hour per response is 1.5.

Status of the proposed information collection: This is a new 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: December 16, 2010.

Ronald Y. Spraker,

Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing.

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[FR Doc. 2010-32015 Filed 12-20-10; 8:45 am]

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