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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) OMB Control No. 2502-0606

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Office, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 an additional 30 days of public comment.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: April 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

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, Washington, DC 20410; 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 January 6, 2020 at 85 FR 522.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC).

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0606.

OMB Expiration Date: 4/30/2020.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Form Numbers: HUD-90005, Application for Membership Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC); OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 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) directs the Office of Housing Counseling to form a Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) with members representing the mortgage and real estate industries, housing consumers and housing counseling agencies. The Membership Application (HUD-90005) will collect information for individuals in those groups who want to serve on the HCFAC. The information will be used by HUD's Office of Housing Counseling to select and recommend to the Secretary for appointment the members of the Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee to ensure the members meet the requirements of the Expand and Preserve Homeownership through Counseling Act and of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Respondents: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 162.

Estimated Number of Responses: 162.

Frequency of Response: Once.

Average Hours per Response: 1.61.

Total Estimated Burden: 260.82.

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 Start Printed Page 12804the 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.

C. Authority

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

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Dated: February 19, 2020.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-04455 Filed 3-3-20; 8:45 am]

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