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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 3, 2011.


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 requirements 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 will 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: Requirements for Single Family Mortgage Instruments.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0404.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The lender or designee prepares the mortgage and mortgage note that are to be insured by the Department. In accordance with the subject policy, the lender must include language in the mortgage, mortgage note, deed of trust, etc., that accomplishes the requirements of the Department for mortgage insurance. The lender must ensure that the mortgage and the note contain these provisions and do not include Start Printed Page 46834provisions that conflict. If these requirements are not observed, FHA may insure a mortgage that fails to comply with statutory and regulatory requirements established to protect the interest of the government. For each mortgage, the lender or designee must provide the name of the mortgagor, the legal description of the property, and the term and rate of the mortgage to be insured. A lender must develop or procure mortgage and note forms that comply with both HUD and applicable state and local requirements for a recordable and enforceable mortgage. Proof of recoding is often found on the document; a recorded document normally has a seal or other marking that indicates where it may be found in the land records. Either proof of recordation or a certified copy of the document with the recordation seal will meet this requirement.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.

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 frequency of response is one document per loan and the total number of burden hours for entry is 30 minutes per endorsed case. The total number of responses is 1,623,947 which represent the total number of FHA cases endorsed. The total number of burden hours is estimated at 811,973 which represent the time required to prepare the required documents for FHA cases insured.

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: July 25, 2011.

Ronald Y. Spraker,

Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 2011-19590 Filed 8-2-11; 8:45 am]