Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD.
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Comments Due Date: February 28, 2020.
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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov 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 for the 60 days was published on October 11, 2019 at 84 FR 54915.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: HUD Certified Housing Counselor Registration.
OMB Approval Number: 2502-0614.
OMB Expiration Date: 1/31/2020.
Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Form Number: None.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information will be collected on the Office of Housing Counseling, HUD Housing Counselor Certification Training and Examination website, www.HUDHousingCounselors.com, and Start Printed Page 5229with client authorization, the information will be transferred to the HUD Federal Housing Administration Connection. The information collected will be used to certify housing counselors.
Respondents (i.e., affected public): Individuals or households.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500.
Estimated Number of Responses: 7,500.
Frequency of Response: Once.
Average Hours per Response: .25.
Total Estimated Burden: 1,875 hours.
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 comments in response to these questions.
Section 2 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507.
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Dated: January 10, 2020.
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-01556 Filed 1-28-20; 8:45 am]
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