Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 5800-5801 [2010-2401]

Download as PDF 5800 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 23 / Thursday, February 4, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5388–N–01] Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for calendar year 2010. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph A. Sealey, Director, Technical Support Division, Office of Multifamily Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410– 8000, telephone (202) 402–2559 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- or speech-impaired individuals may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHA Downpayment Simplification Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–326, approved December 4, 2002) amended the National Housing Act by adding a new Section 206A (12 U.S.C. 1712a). Under Section 206A, the following are affected: (1) Section 207(c)(3)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1713(c)(3)(A)); (2) Section 213(b)(2)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715e(b)(2)(A)); (3) Section 220(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715k(d)(3)(B)(iii)(I)); (4) Section 221(d)(3)(ii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)(3)(ii)(I)); (5) Section 221(d)(4)(ii)(I) (12 U.S.C. 1715l(d)(4)(ii)(I)); (6) Section 231(c)(2)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715v(c)(2)(A)); and (7) Section 234(e)(3)(A) (12 U.S.C. 1715y(e)(3)(A)). The dollar amounts in these sections, which are collectively referred to as the ‘Dollar Amounts,’ shall be adjusted annually (commencing in 2004) on the effective date of the Federal Reserve Board’s adjustment of the $400 figure in the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA) (Pub. L. 103–325, approved September 23, 1994). The adjustment of the Dollar Amounts shall be calculated using the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) as applied by the Federal Reserve Board for purposes of the above-described HOEPA adjustment. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:31 Feb 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 HUD has been notified of the percentage change in the CPI–U used for the HOEPA adjustment and the effective date of the HOEPA adjustment. The percentage change in the CPI–U is 0.9926 percent (1.00–.0074) and the effective date of the HOEPA adjustment is January 1, 2010. The Dollar Amounts have been adjusted correspondingly and have an effective date of January 1, 2010. The adjusted Dollar Amounts for calendar year 2010 are shown below: Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Calendar Year 2010 Multifamily Loan Program ■ Section 207—Multifamily Housing ■ Section 207 pursuant to Section 223(f)—Purchase or refinance housing ■ Section 220—Housing in urban renewal areas Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-Elevator Elevator $45,088 49,945 59,657 73,532 83,246 $52,027 58,270 71,451 89,488 101,184 ■ Section 213—Cooperatives Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-Elevator $48,863 56,338 67,946 86,971 96,891 Elevator $52,027 58,946 71,677 92,727 101,787 ■ Section 221(d)(3)—Moderate income housing ■ Section 234—Condominium housing Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-Elevator $49,860 57,488 69,332 88,747 98,867 Elevator $52,470 60,148 73,140 94,619 103,863 ■ Section 221(d)(4)—Moderate income housing Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Non-Elevator $44,871 50,935 61,567 77,277 87,569 Elevator $48,470 55,565 67,566 87,408 95,948 ■ Section 231—Housing for the Elderly Bedrooms 0 ................ 1 ................ PO 00000 Frm 00045 Non-Elevator $42,662 47,692 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Elevator $48,470 55,565 Bedrooms Non-Elevator 2 ................ 3 ................ 4+ .............. Elevator 56,951 68,537 80,576 67,566 87,408 95,948 ■ Section 207—Manufactured Home Parks Per Space $20,700 Dated: January 26, 2010. David H. Stevens, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2010–2361 Filed 2–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–05] Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, a waiver was granted to the Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon for the installation of continuous venting range hoods as a part of the modernization of five public housing projects (Demar Downs, Fir Acres, Stark Manor, Townhouse Terrace and Celilo Court). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410–4000, telephone number 202– 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 23 / Thursday, February 4, 2010 / Notices be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. Subsection 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality; or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Subsection 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal department or agency makes a determination under subsection 1605(b), the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed written justification in the Federal Register. In accordance with subsection 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB’s implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this notice advises the public that, on January 20, 2010, upon request of the Housing Authority of Portland, HUD granted an exception to the applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the modernization of five public housing projects (Demar Downs, Fir Acres, Stark Manor, Townhouse Terrace and Celilo Court). The exception was granted by HUD on the basis that the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. Dated: January 28, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–2401 Filed 2–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0120 AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:31 Feb 03, 2010 Jkt 220001 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for its Nomination and Request for Payment Form for OSM Technical Training Courses, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden and cost. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 8, 2010, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Department of the Interior Desk Officer, via e-mail at OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202–SIB, Washington, DC 20240, or electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. Please reference 1029–0120 in your correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request, contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783. You may also contact Mr. Trelease by e-mail at jtrelease@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. OSM has submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information found in its Nomination and Request for Payment Form for OSM Technical Training Courses. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this collection. This collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1029–0120. As required under 5 CFR 1320.8(d), a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 27, 2009 (74 FR 55255). No comments were received. This notice provides the public with an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information collection activity: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5801 Title: Nomination and Request for Payment Form for OSM Technical Training Courses. OMB Control Number: 1029–0120. Summary: The information is used to identify and evaluate the training courses requested by students to enhance their job performance, to calculate the number of classes and instructors needed to complete OSM’s technical training mission, and to estimate costs to the training program. Bureau Form Numbers: OSM 105. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Description of Respondents: State and Tribal regulatory and reclamation employees and industry personnel. Total Annual Responses: 879 responses. Total Annual Burden Hours: 73 hours. Send comments on the need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information, to the offices listed in the ADDRESSES section. Please refer to OMB control number 1029–0120 in all correspondence. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: January 27, 2010. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2010–2081 Filed 2–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0080 AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5374-N-05]


Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), 
and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 
this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American 
requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for 
work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant 
funds. Specifically, a waiver was granted to the Housing Authority of 
Portland, Oregon for the installation of continuous venting range hoods 
as a part of the modernization of five public housing projects (Demar 
Downs, Fir Acres, Stark Manor, Townhouse Terrace and Celilo Court).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing 
Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410-4000, telephone number 202-402-8500 (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 Information Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides 
that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery 
Act may

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be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or 
repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, 
steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the 
United States. Subsection 1605(b) provides that the Buy American 
requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head 
of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy 
American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; 
(2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced 
in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of 
satisfactory quality; or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured 
goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 
percent. Subsection 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal 
department or agency makes a determination under subsection 1605(b), 
the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed written 
justification in the Federal Register.
    In accordance with subsection 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB's 
implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this 
notice advises the public that, on January 20, 2010, upon request of 
the Housing Authority of Portland, HUD granted an exception to the 
applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, 
using CFRFC grant funds, in connection with the modernization of five 
public housing projects (Demar Downs, Fir Acres, Stark Manor, Townhouse 
Terrace and Celilo Court). The exception was granted by HUD on the 
basis that the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. 
in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory 
quality.

    Dated: January 28, 2010.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2010-2401 Filed 2-3-10; 8:45 am]
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