Notice of Approved Proposed Information Collection: FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Required Reports by FHA-Approved Lenders, 57461-57462 [2019-23241]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices The Department seeks to identify families who no longer participate in a HUD rental assistance program due to adverse termination of tenancy and/or assistance and owe a debt to a Public Housing Agency (PHA). In accordance with 24 CFR 982.552 and 960.203, the PHA may deny admission to a housing program if the family is not suitable for tenancy for reasons such as, but not limited to: Unacceptable past performance in meeting financial obligations, history of criminal activity, eviction from Federally assisted housing in the last five years, family has committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any Federal housing program, or if a family currently owes rent or other amounts to the PHA or to another PHA in connection with a Federally assisted housing program under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Within the scope of this collection of information, HUD seeks to collect from all PHAs, the following information: 1. If applicable, amount of debt owed by a former tenant to a PHA; 2. If applicable, indication of executed repayment agreement; 3. If applicable, indication of bankruptcy filing; 4. If applicable, the reason for any adverse termination of the family from a Federally assisted housing program. This information is collected electronically from PHAs via HUD’s EIV system. The information is used by HUD to create a national repository of families that owe a debt to a PHA and/ or have been terminated from a federally assisted housing program. This national 57461 repository is available within the EIV system for all PHAs to access during the time of application for rental assistance. PHAs are able to access this information to determine a family’s suitability for rental assistance, and avoid providing limited Federal housing assistance to families who have previously been unable to comply with HUD program requirements. If this information is not collected, the Department is at risk of paying limited Federal dollars on behalf of families who may not be eligible to receive rental housing assistance. Furthermore, if this information is not collected, the public will perceive that there are no consequences for a family’s failure to comply with HUD program requirements. Respondents: Public Housing Agencies. Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Form HUD 52675 ......... 3834 12 46,008.00 0.53992 24,840.63 $23.07 $573,073.33 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 the 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. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: October 17, 2019. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–23395 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7111–N–38A] Notice of Approved Proposed Information Collection: FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Required Reports by FHA-Approved Lenders Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), HUD is notifying FHA-approved lenders that HUD’s information collection entitled, FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Required Reports by FHA-Approved Leaders, has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. HUD is notifying FHA-approved lenders that the final annual certification will be effective beginning with lenders that have a Fiscal Year End date of December 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Volky Garcia, Director, Lender Approval and Recertification Division, Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance, Office of Single Family Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 490 L’Enfant Plaza East SW, Room P3214, Washington, DC 20024–8000; email Volky.A.Garcia@hud.gov, or telephone 202–402–8229. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2019 (84 FR 8888), HUD initiated the process to renew approval of information collection 2502–0005 by publishing a 60-day notice in the Federal Register. HUD’s collection sought a revision to OMB’s approval of 2502–0005 that expired on August 31, 2019. Specifically, the proposed revisions aligned the recertification statements with the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1701, et seq) and clarified HUD requirements. Additionally, the revisions combined multiple statements to reflect statute, regulations and Handbook and sought to remove inapplicable language in statements for Government and Investing lenders or mortgagees. On August 14, 2019 (84 FR 40436), HUD published its 30-day notice requesting OMB approval of this information collection. In addition to its 30-day notice, HUD provided the public the opportunity to review and comment on its FHA Annual Lender Certification through its FHA Office of Single Family Housing ‘‘Drafting Table.’’ https:// www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/ sfh/SFH_policy_drafts. HUD received positive feedback with minor suggestions regarding the proposed changes to FHA’s Annual Certification. The commenters recommended that HUD: (1) Immediately implement the proposal (2) capitalize the word Sanction to align with the HUD’s Single E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 57462 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Notices Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. The Department will make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Also, individuals that applied last year do not need to re-apply; pursuant to this notice those applications are on file and may be considered for future appointments. accordance with federal travel policy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5703. HUD seeks highly qualified and motivated individuals who meet the requirements set forth in the Act to serve as voting members of the MHCC for up to two terms of three years. The MHCC expects to meet at least one to two times annually. Meetings may take place by conference call or in person. Members of the MHCC undertake additional work commitments on subcommittees and task forces regarding issues under deliberation. Dated: October 21, 2019. John L. Garvin, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing. The Department will accept nominations until November 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nominations must submit through the following website: http:// mhcc.homeinnovation.com/ Application.aspx. The submitted nominations are addressed to Teresa B. Payne, Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, c/o Home Innovation Research Labs; Attention: Kevin Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa B. Payne, Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9166, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number 202–708–5365 (this is not a toll-free number). For hearing and speech-impaired persons, this number may be accessed via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2019–23241 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] Background Nominee Selection and Appointment Members of the Consensus Committee are appointed to serve in one of three member categories. Nominees will be appointed to fill voting member vacancies in the following categories: 1. Producers—Seven producers or retailers of manufactured housing. 2. Users—Seven persons representing consumer interests, such as consumer organizations, recognized consumer leaders, and owners who are residents of manufactured homes. 3. General Interest and Public Officials—Seven general interest and public official members. The Act provides that the Secretary shall ensure that all interests directly and materially affected by the work of the MHCC have the opportunity for fair and equitable participation without dominance by any single interest; and may reject the appointment of any one or more individuals in order to ensure that there is not dominance by any single interest. For purposes of this determination, dominance is defined as a position or exercise of dominant authority, leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or representation. Additional requirements governing appointment and member service include: (1) Nominees appointed to the User category, and three of the individuals appointed to the General Interest and Public Official category shall not have a significant financial interest in any segment of the manufactured housing industry; or a significant relationship to any person engaged in the manufactured housing industry. (2) Each member serving in the User category shall be subject to a ban disallowing compensation from the manufactured housing industry during the period of, and during the one year following, his or her membership on the MHCC. (3) Nominees selected for appointment to the MHCC shall be required to provide disclosures and certifications regarding conflict-of- Family Housing Handbook 4000.1 and (3) add language at the end of the statements clarifying the redisclosure of previous issues reported to HUD during a Mortgagees certification period. In response to the feedback and recommendations, HUD developed a streamlined FHA Annual Lender Certification which is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/ housing/sfh/lender/approvals_renewals/ sfh_recertification. Today’s notice announces that OMB has provided its Notice of Action approving HUD’s collection. FHA approves entities to participate as FHA-approved lenders. Specific information must be obtained and reviewed to determine if an entity meets the criteria to obtain the requested approval. HUD’s submission covers information required by FHA from approved lenders to renew and maintain their approval, make periodic updates to their approval, submit required reports to FHA and submit requests to voluntarily terminate their FHA approval. As approved collections, FHAapproved lenders are now required to use the revised FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Required Reports by FHA-Approved Lenders information collection. As a result, FHA-approved lenders that have a Fiscal Year End date of December 31, 2019 will be required to use HUD’s revised collection. BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6185–N–01] Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to serve on the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites the public to nominate individuals for appointment, with the approval of the Secretary, to the Manufactured Housing SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 DATES: Section 604 of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–569) amended the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5401–5426) (Act) to require the establishment of the MHCC, a federal advisory committee, to: (1) Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the manufactured housing construction and safety standards; and (2) to provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement manufactured housing regulations. The Act authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twenty-two members to the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twenty-second member represents the Secretary and is a non-voting position. Service on the MHCC is voluntary. Travel and per diem for meetings is provided in PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57461-57462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23241]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7111-N-38A]


Notice of Approved Proposed Information Collection: FHA Lender 
Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Required Reports by FHA-
Approved Lenders

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), HUD is 
notifying FHA-approved lenders that HUD's information collection 
entitled, FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and 
Required Reports by FHA-Approved Leaders, has been approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget. HUD is notifying FHA-approved lenders 
that the final annual certification will be effective beginning with 
lenders that have a Fiscal Year End date of December 31, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Volky Garcia, Director, Lender 
Approval and Recertification Division, Office of Lender Activities and 
Program Compliance, Office of Single Family Housing, U.S. Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 490 L'Enfant Plaza East SW, Room P3214, 
Washington, DC 20024-8000; email [email protected], or telephone 
202-402-8229. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2019 (84 FR 8888), HUD 
initiated the process to renew approval of information collection 2502-
0005 by publishing a 60-day notice in the Federal Register. HUD's 
collection sought a revision to OMB's approval of 2502-0005 that 
expired on August 31, 2019. Specifically, the proposed revisions 
aligned the recertification statements with the National Housing Act 
(12 U.S.C. 1701, et seq) and clarified HUD requirements. Additionally, 
the revisions combined multiple statements to reflect statute, 
regulations and Handbook and sought to remove inapplicable language in 
statements for Government and Investing lenders or mortgagees.
    On August 14, 2019 (84 FR 40436), HUD published its 30-day notice 
requesting OMB approval of this information collection. In addition to 
its 30-day notice, HUD provided the public the opportunity to review 
and comment on its FHA Annual Lender Certification through its FHA 
Office of Single Family Housing ``Drafting Table.'' https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/SFH_policy_drafts. HUD received 
positive feedback with minor suggestions regarding the proposed changes 
to FHA's Annual Certification. The commenters recommended that HUD: (1) 
Immediately implement the proposal (2) capitalize the word Sanction to 
align with the HUD's Single

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Family Housing Handbook 4000.1 and (3) add language at the end of the 
statements clarifying the redisclosure of previous issues reported to 
HUD during a Mortgagees certification period. In response to the 
feedback and recommendations, HUD developed a streamlined FHA Annual 
Lender Certification which is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/approvals_renewals/sfh_recertification. Today's notice announces that OMB has provided its 
Notice of Action approving HUD's collection.
    FHA approves entities to participate as FHA-approved lenders. 
Specific information must be obtained and reviewed to determine if an 
entity meets the criteria to obtain the requested approval. HUD's 
submission covers information required by FHA from approved lenders to 
renew and maintain their approval, make periodic updates to their 
approval, submit required reports to FHA and submit requests to 
voluntarily terminate their FHA approval.
    As approved collections, FHA-approved lenders are now required to 
use the revised FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates 
and Required Reports by FHA-Approved Lenders information collection. As 
a result, FHA-approved lenders that have a Fiscal Year End date of 
December 31, 2019 will be required to use HUD's revised collection.

    Dated: October 21, 2019.
John L. Garvin,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing.
[FR Doc. 2019-23241 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]
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