Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request

Summary:

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.

Dates:

Comments Due Date: July 30, 2012.

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: Reports Liaison Officer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; Room 9120 or number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).

For further information contact:

Chuck Capone, Director, Office of Evaluation, Office of Finance and Budget, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 755-7500 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

Supplementary information:

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: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register.

OMB Control Number, if applicable:2502-0539.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: TheHMDA Loan/Application Register collects information from mortgage lenders on application for, and originations and purchases of, mortgage and home improvement loans. Nondepository mortgage lending institutions are required to use the information generated as a running log throughout the calendar year, and send the information to HUD by March 1 of the following calendar year.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: FR HMDA-LAR.

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 estimated total number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 132,000; the number of respondents is 1,100 generating approximately 1,100 annual responses; the frequency of response is annually; and the estimated burden hours needed to prepare the response is an average of 120 hours.

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

Authority:

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

Dated: May 22, 2012. Ronald Y. Spraker,

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

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