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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee Membership Application

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: December 27, 2016.


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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email:

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Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at or telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on August 29, 2016 at FR 81 59237.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee Membership Application.

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0606.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: HUD-90005 HCFAC.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Start Printed Page 85249Housing 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.

Respondents: (i.e. affected public): Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 162.

Estimated Number of Responses: 162.

Frequency of Response: Occasion or as needed.

Average Hours per Response: 90%.

Total Estimated Burden: 145.80.

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

(1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond: Including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

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Dated: November 21, 2016.

Colette Pollard,

Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-28444 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]