Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage “HOPE for Homeowners”; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment, 70019-70020 [2010-28716]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2010–28836 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [FR Doc. 2010–28837 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [Docket No. FR–5376–N–108] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–1946– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2010–0002] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage ‘‘HOPE for Homeowners’’; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. SUMMARY: AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA– 1946–DR), dated October 26, 2010, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: November 5, 2010. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of October 26, 2010. Adjuntas, Morovis, Orocovis, and Villalba Municipalities for Public Assistance. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The HOPE for Homeowners Act of 2008, located in Title IV of Division A of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) (Pub. L. 110–289, 122 Stat. 2654, approved July 30, 2008), amended Title II of the National Housing Act to add a new section 257. New section 257 (12 U.S.C. 1701z–22) established within the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), HOPE for Homeowners, a temporary FHA program that offers homeowners and existing mortgage loan holders (or servicers acting on their behalf) insurance on the refinancing of loans for distressed mortgagors. Regulations published in 24 CFR 4001.01 through 24 CFR 4001.408 detail the requirements pertinent to HUD’s single family mortgage insurance programs, i.e., the eligibility requirements and underwriting procedures, which are determined by the documents included in this clearance package. ‘‘Under the Program, new mortgages are offered by FHA-approved PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70019 mortgagees to mortgagors who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. The new FHA-insured mortgages refinance the borrower’s existing mortgage at a significant write-down. Eligible borrowers must be unable to afford their existing mortgage payments, must occupy the residence that is the security for the refinanced mortgage as their primary residence, and may not have any present ownership interest in another residence. Investors and investor properties are not eligible for the FHA-insured refinanced mortgages. Under the Program, participating mortgagors share their new equity and future appreciation with FHA. Additionally, participation in this Program is voluntary. No mortgagees, servicers, or investors are compelled to participate. DATES: Comments Due Date: November 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (14) days from the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number) and should be sent to: Ross A. Rutledge, HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: Ross_ A._Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; fax: 202– 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Hill, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2121 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, for emergency processing, an information collection package with respect to this information is collected on new mortgages offered by FHA approved mortgagees to mortgagors who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure through the HOPE for Homeowners Program, and to those who owe more than the value of their homes through the FHA Refinance of Borrowers in Negative Equity Positions. The new FHA insured mortgages refinance the borrowers existing mortgage at a significant writedown. Under the HOPE for Homeowners program the mortgagors share the new equity with FHA. This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 70020 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 16, 2010 / Notices affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 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) 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 through 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 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Title of Proposal: Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage ‘‘HOPE for Homeowners’’ Description of Information Collection: This information is collected on new mortgages offered by FHA approved mortgagees to mortgagors who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure through the HOPE for Homeowners Program, and to those who owe more than the value of their homes through the FHA Refinance of Borrowers in Negative Equity Positions. The new FHA insured mortgages refinance the borrowers existing mortgage at a significant writedown. Under the HOPE for Homeowners program the mortgagors share the new equity with FHA. OMB Control Number: 2502–0579. Agency Form Numbers: HUD92900– H4H, HUD92915–H4H, HUD92916–H4H and HUD92917–H4H, and HUD–92918. Members of Affected Public: Private sector, Small businesses and other for profits. Reporting Burden: The number of burden hours is 146,096. The number of respondents is 11,000, the number of responses is 882,242, the frequency of response is once per loan, and the burden hour per response is 4.05. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 9, 2010. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–28716 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:33 Nov 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR FR–5415–C–25A] Dated: November 9, 2010. Barbara S. Dorf, Director, Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight, Office of the Chief of the Human Capital Officer. Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) NOFA for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative—Round 1 NOFA Grant Program; Second Technical Correction and Extension of Deadline Date [FR Doc. 2010–28857 Filed 11–15–10; 8:45 am] Office of the Chief of the Human Capital Officer, HUD. Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Water Management Plans AGENCY: ACTION: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation ACTION: On October 22, 2010, HUD posted a technical correction and extended the application deadline date for the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative—Round 1. In the October 22, 2010, HUD extended the deadline for applications in order to makes changes to the Mapping Tool used to determine neighborhood eligibility and stated that a subsequent notice would be posted once the Mapping Tool had been revamped and a new deadline date would be established. Today’s notice announces that HUD has posted a notice on Grants.gov that describes changes to the NOFA and sets December 9, 2010, as the new deadline date. The technical correction which establishes the new deadline date can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to Grants.gov is also available on the HUD Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ fundsavail.cfm. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative Program is 14.889. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the agency contact identified in the program NOFA. Questions regarding the 2010 General Section should be directed to the Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight at 202–708– 0667 (this is not a toll-free number) or the NOFA Information Center at 1–800– HUD–8929 (toll-free). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Notice of Availability. AGENCY: Notice. Sfmt 4703 The following Water Management Plans are available for review: • Orland-Artois Water District • Kern Tulare Water District To meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA) and the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation developed and published the Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). For the purpose of this announcement, Water Management Plans (Plans) are considered the same as Water Conservation Plans. The above entities have developed a Plan, which Reclamation has evaluated and preliminarily determined to meet the requirements of these Criteria. Reclamation is publishing this notice in order to allow the public to review the plans and comment on the preliminary determinations. Public comment on Reclamation’s preliminary (i.e., draft) determination is invited at this time. DATES: All public comments must be received December 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: Please mail comments to Ms. Christy Ritenour, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP– 410, Sacramento, California 95825, or contact at 916–978–5281 (TDD 978– 5608), or e-mail at critenour@usbr.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To be placed on a mailing list for any subsequent information, please contact Ms. Christy Ritenour at the e-mail address or telephone number above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are inviting the public to comment on our preliminary (i.e., draft) determination of Plan adequacy. Section 3405(e) of the CVPIA (Title 34 Pub. L. 102–575), requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer an office on Central Valley Project water conservation best management practices that shall ‘‘* * * develop criteria for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70019-70020]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28716]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5376-N-108]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
Emergency Comment Request; Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage 
``HOPE for Homeowners''; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 
Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the 
subject proposal.
    The HOPE for Homeowners Act of 2008, located in Title IV of 
Division A of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) 
(Pub. L. 110-289, 122 Stat. 2654, approved July 30, 2008), amended 
Title II of the National Housing Act to add a new section 257. New 
section 257 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-22) established within the Federal Housing 
Administration (FHA), HOPE for Homeowners, a temporary FHA program that 
offers homeowners and existing mortgage loan holders (or servicers 
acting on their behalf) insurance on the refinancing of loans for 
distressed mortgagors. Regulations published in 24 CFR 4001.01 through 
24 CFR 4001.408 detail the requirements pertinent to HUD's single 
family mortgage insurance programs, i.e., the eligibility requirements 
and underwriting procedures, which are determined by the documents 
included in this clearance package.
    ``Under the Program, new mortgages are offered by FHA-approved 
mortgagees to mortgagors who are at risk of losing their homes to 
foreclosure. The new FHA-insured mortgages refinance the borrower's 
existing mortgage at a significant write-down. Eligible borrowers must 
be unable to afford their existing mortgage payments, must occupy the 
residence that is the security for the refinanced mortgage as their 
primary residence, and may not have any present ownership interest in 
another residence. Investors and investor properties are not eligible 
for the FHA-insured refinanced mortgages. Under the Program, 
participating mortgagors share their new equity and future appreciation 
with FHA. Additionally, participation in this Program is voluntary. No 
mortgagees, servicers, or investors are compelled to participate.

DATES: Comments Due Date: November 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (14) days from 
the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/
or OMB approval number) and should be sent to: Ross A. Rutledge, HUD 
Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: Ross_A._Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; 
fax: 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karin Hill, Director, Office of Single 
Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-2121 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed 
forms and other available information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, 
for emergency processing, an information collection package with 
respect to this information is collected on new mortgages offered by 
FHA approved mortgagees to mortgagors who are at risk of losing their 
homes to foreclosure through the HOPE for Homeowners Program, and to 
those who owe more than the value of their homes through the FHA 
Refinance of Borrowers in Negative Equity Positions. The new FHA 
insured mortgages refinance the borrowers existing mortgage at a 
significant writedown. Under the HOPE for Homeowners program the 
mortgagors share the new equity with FHA.
    This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and

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affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 
to: (1) Evaluate 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) 
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 through 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: Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage ``HOPE 
for Homeowners''
    Description of Information Collection: This information is 
collected on new mortgages offered by FHA approved mortgagees to 
mortgagors who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure through 
the HOPE for Homeowners Program, and to those who owe more than the 
value of their homes through the FHA Refinance of Borrowers in Negative 
Equity Positions. The new FHA insured mortgages refinance the borrowers 
existing mortgage at a significant writedown. Under the HOPE for 
Homeowners program the mortgagors share the new equity with FHA.
    OMB Control Number: 2502-0579.
    Agency Form Numbers: HUD92900-H4H, HUD92915-H4H, HUD92916-H4H and 
HUD92917-H4H, and HUD-92918.
    Members of Affected Public: Private sector, Small businesses and 
other for profits.
    Reporting Burden: The number of burden hours is 146,096. The number 
of respondents is 11,000, the number of responses is 882,242, the 
frequency of response is once per loan, and the burden hour per 
response is 4.05.

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

    Dated: November 9, 2010.
Colette Pollard,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-28716 Filed 11-15-10; 8:45 am]
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