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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4907-N-28]

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Technical Suitability of Products Program Section 521 of the National Housing Act

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD.
ACTION: Notice.
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: November 22, 2004.
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: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 541 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8001, Washington, DC 20410 orWayne_Eddins@hud.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Mc Jury, Structural Engineer, Officer of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2866 x 2691 (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:Technical Suitability of Products Program Section 521 of the National Housing Act.

OMB Control Number, if applicable:2502-0313.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use:This information is needed under HUD's Technical Suitability of Products Program to determine the acceptance of materials and products to be used in structures approved for mortgages insured under the National Housing Act.

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 theburden 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:Technical Suitability of Products Program Seciton 521 of the National Housing Act.

OMB Control Number, if applicable:2502-0313.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use:This information is needed under HUD's Technical Suitability of Products Program to determine the acceptance of materials and products to be used in structures approved for mortgages insured under the National Housing Act.

Agency form numbers, if applicable:HUD 92005.

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 number of burden hours needed to prepare the information collection is 2,220; the number of respondents is 50 generating approximately 50 annual responses; the frequency of response is on occasion; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response is 44 hours.

Status of the proposed information collection:Request for extension of a currently approved collection.

Authority:

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

Dated: August 4, 2004. Sean G. Cassidy, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.