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Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee Membership Application

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, 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: May 6, 2013.


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 Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

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Marjorie George, Senior Housing Program Specialist, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Outreach and Capacity Building, U.S. Department of HUD, 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 300, Memphis TN 38103., telephone 901-544-4228 (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 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: Membership Application for the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-New.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) was created under the Dodd-Frank “Expand and Preserve Homeownership through Counseling Act” Public Law 111-203, title XIV, § 1441, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2163 (Act), 42 U.S.C. 3533(g) to provide strategic planning and policy guidance to HUD on housing counseling issues. The Membership Application will be use to select the members of the HCFAC

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-90005-HCFAC.

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 250. The number of respondents is 250 the number of responses is 250 the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is $34.34.

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: February 26, 2013.

Laura M. Marin,

Acting General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Housing-Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 2013-05090 Filed 3-4-13; 8:45 am]