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50974 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices

respondents, frequency of response, and information collection to OMB for HUD–9910, is the performance review
hours of response: The number of review, as required by the Paperwork checklist used by HUD employees to the
burden hours is estimated to be 1,343. Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. biennial reviews. The information
The number of respondents is 2,267, the Chapter 35, as amended). collected during the review is used to
frequency of response is based on the This Notice is soliciting comments assist HUD in evaluating the managerial
owner’s request to refinance (averaged from members of the public and affected and financial capacity of organizations
to date at 125 per year), the number of agencies concerning the proposed to sustain operations sufficient to
responses is 125, and the burden hour collection of information to: (1) Evaluate implement HUD approved housing
per response is 10.75. whether the proposed collection is counseling programs. If agencies are
Status of the proposed information necessary for the proper performance of found to be non-compliant HUD may
collection: This is a new collection. the functions of the agency, including revoke an agency’s approval status and
Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act whether the information will have prohibit their participation in the
of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. practical utility; (2) evaluate the Housing Counseling Program.
accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the Agency form numbers, if applicable:
Dated: August 29, 2007.
burden of the proposed collection of HUD–9910.
Frank L. Davis,
information; (3) enhance the quality, Estimation of the total numbers of
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for utility, and clarity of the information to
Housing-Deputy Federal Housing hours needed to prepare the information
be collected; and (4) minimize the collection including number of
burden of the collection of information respondents, frequency of response, and
[FR Doc. E7–17487 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am]
on those who are to respond; including hours of response: The number of
the use of appropriate automated respondents are estimated to be 583
collection techniques or other forms of generating approximately 583 annual
information technology, e.g., permitting responses; the frequency of response is
electronic submission of responses. biennially, the estimated time needed to
URBAN DEVELOPMENT This Notice also lists the following respond is 2.5 hours; and the total
[Docket No. FR–5121–N–29] information: estimated annual burden hours are
Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling 1,457.
Notice of Proposed Information Program—Biennial Agency Performance Status of the proposed information
Collection: Comment Request; Review. collection: This is a new information
Housing Counseling Program— OMB Control Number, if applicable:
Biennial Agency Performance Review collection request. Portions of this
The information collection is essential request were formerly approved under
AGENCY: Office of the Assistant to the Department’s mission to expand OMB Control Number 2502–0261.
Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing homeownership opportunities and Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act
Commissioner, HUD. improve access to affordable housing. of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended.
ACTION: Notice. The Housing Counseling Program Dated: August 24, 2007.
SUMMARY: The proposed information supports the delivery of a wide variety Frank L. Davis,
collection requirement described below of housing counseling services to General Deputy Assistant Secretary for
will be submitted to the Office of homebuyers, homeowners, low- to Housing-Deputy Federal Housing
Management and Budget (OMB) for moderate-income renters, and the Commissioner.
review, as required by the Paperwork homeless. Counselors provide guidance [FR Doc. E7–17488 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am]
Reduction Act. The Department is and advice to help families and BILLING CODE 4210–67–P
soliciting public comments on the individuals improve their housing
subject proposal. conditions and meet the responsibilities
DATES: Comments Due Date: November
of tenancy and homeownership.
5, 2007. Counselors also help borrowers avoid
predatory lending practices, such as Fish and Wildlife Service
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are
inflated appraisals, unreasonably high
invited to submit comments regarding
interest rates, unaffordable repayment Receipt of Applications for Permit
this proposal. Comments should refer to
terms, and other conditions that can
the proposal by name and/or OMB AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service,
result in a loss of equity, increased debt,
Control Number and should be sent to: Interior.
default, and foreclosure. Housing
Lillian L. Deitzer, Reports Management ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications
Counseling Agencies are viewed as
Officer, Department of Housing and for permit.
significant partners in helping HUD
Urban Development, 451 7th Street,
expand opportunities for individuals to
SW., L’Enfant Plaza Building, Room SUMMARY: The public is invited to
receive adequate, professional housing
8003, Washington, DC 20410 or comment on the following applications
counseling services.
Lillian_L._deitzer@hud.gov. In order to maintain their status as a to conduct certain activities with
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HUD-approved agency, housing endangered species.
Margaret Burns, Director, Office of counseling agencies must remain in DATES: Written data, comments or
Single Family Program Development, compliance with program policies and requests must be received by October 5,
Department of Housing and Urban regulations. HUD determines during the 2007.
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., course of perform reviews if an agency ADDRESSES: Documents and other
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202)
rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES

has remained in compliance with the information submitted with these

708–2121 (this is not a toll free number) program regulations. Findings from applications are available for review,
for copies of the proposed forms and performance reviews are used to subject to the requirements of the
other available information. approve or disapprove the status of Privacy Act and Freedom of Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The housing counseling agencies to Act, by any party who submits a written
Department is submitting the proposed participate in the program. The form request for a copy of such documents

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