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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5607-N-35]

Notice of Proposed InformationCollection: Comment Request; Eligibility of a Nonprofit Corporation/Housing Consultant Certification

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described belowwill 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:January 14, 2013.
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, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1-800-877-8339).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Sullivan, Director, Office of Multifamily Housing Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-6130(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 theproposed 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:Eligibility of a Nonprofit Corporation/Housing Consultant Certification.

OMB Control Number, if applicable:2502-0057.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use:The information collected on the “Eligibility of a Nonprofit Corporation/Housing Consultant Certification” form provides HUD with information to determine whether the sponsor has qualifications necessary for successful sponsorship of housing projects. HUD Program Offices use the data to evaluate a potential sponsor's/mortgagor's qualifications at the pre-application stage to determine that all the documentation required by Chapter 8 of the MAP and Chapter 14 of Handbook 4470.1

Agency form numbers, if applicable:HUD-3433, HUD-3434, HUD-3435, andHUD-92531.

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 number of burden hours is 43. The number of respondents is 100; the number of responses is 110. The frequency of response is on occasion; and the hourly burden is 1hour and 45 minutes.

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: November 8, 2012. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary forHousing—Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.