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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Property Physical Inspection/Preservation

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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. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comments Due Date: May 17, 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., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 9120, Washington, DC 20410 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

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Eric Ramsey, Director, Business Relationships and Special Initiatives Division, Office of Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3944 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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HUD 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: MF Uniform Physical Inspection Reporting Requirements.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0369.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use:

All multifamily properties with Section 8 project based assistance or housing with HUD insured or HUD Held mortgages or Housing that is receiving insurance from HUD must be inspected regularly. Entities responsible for conducting physical inspections of the properties are HUD, the lender or the owner. Owners/Agents which have been cited with Exigent Health and Safety (EH&S) deficiencies must certify that (EH&S) deficiencies noted during the Start Printed Page 16703inspections have been repaired. This information is intended to ensure that HUD Program Participants maintain HUD properties in a condition that is decent, safe, and sanitary and in good repair.

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 number of burden hours annually is 32,953. The number of respondents annually is 10,576, the number of responses annually is 10,554, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden hour per response is about 6.3.

Status of the proposed information collection: This is a request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: March 12, 2013.

Laura M. Marin,

Acting General Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 2013-06109 Filed 3-15-13; 8:45 am]