Delegation of Authority for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, 47224-47225 [2011-19723]

Download as PDF 47224 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices Number of respondents Reporting Burden ..................................................................................... Total Estimated Burden Hours: 280,000. Status: Revision of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: July 29, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–19731 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5545–D–01] Delegation of Authority for the Office of Public and Indian Housing Office of the Secretary, HUD. Notice of delegation of authority. AGENCY: ACTION: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. In this delegation of authority, the Secretary delegates authority to the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and authorizes the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to redelegate authority for the administration of certain PIH programs. This delegation revokes and supersedes all prior delegations of authority, including the delegation published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171). DATES: Effective Date: July 15, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Bronsdon, AICP, Program Analyst, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 490 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024; e-mail address Linda.K.Bronsdon@hud.gov, telephone number 202–402–3494. (This is not a toll-free number.) This number may be accessed through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at telephone number 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous delegations of authority from the sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 Annual responses 2,000 40 Secretary of HUD to the Assistant Secretary and General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, including the delegation published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171), are hereby revoked and superseded by this delegation of authority. Section A. Authority Delegated The Secretary hereby delegates to the Assistant Secretary and General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH the authority and responsibility to administer the following programs: 1. Programs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary pursuant to the authority transferred from the Public Housing Administration under section 5(a) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3534) as amended; 2. Each program of the Department authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937 (1937 Act) (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) as amended, including, but not limited to, the Public Housing Program, Section 8 Programs (except the following Section 8 project-based programs: New Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, Loan Management Set-Aside, and Property Disposition) and predecessor programs that are no longer funded but have ongoing commitments; 3. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf of public housing agencies (PHAs), public housing residents, or other low-income households; and 4. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf of Native Americans, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, Native Hawaiians, tribal entities, tribally designated housing entities, or tribal housing resident organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, programs authorized pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and SelfDetermination Act of 1966 (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.), as amended; the Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages authorized by section 106 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306); the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z–13a); the Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184A of the Housing and PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours per response Burden hours 3.5 × 280,000 Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z–13b); and Rural Innovation Fund grants and Rural Housing and Economic Development grants awarded to Indian Tribes and tribal entities by the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, as may be authorized by HUD appropriations acts. Section B. Authority Excepted Authority delegated under section A does not include the power to sue or be sued. Section C. Authority To Redelegate In accordance with a written redelegation of authority, the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH may further redelegate specific authority. Redelegated authority to PIH Deputy Assistant Secretaries or other ranking PIH program officials does not supersede the authority of the Assistant Secretary as designee of the Secretary. Section D. Exceptions to Authority To Redelegate The authority to redelegate does not include any power or authority under law that specifically requires the action of the Secretary of HUD, the Assistant Secretary of PIH, or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary of PIH. Authority excepted includes authority to: 1. Issue or waive regulations, including waivers pursuant to 24 CFR 982.161(c) that permit HUD field offices to act on waivers of conflict of interests. Public Housing Field Office Directors are not to exercise this authority. 2. Issue notices to clarify regulations; 3. Issue notices of funding availability (NOFAs), handbooks, notices, and other HUD policy directives; 4. Waive any provision of an annual contributions contract (ACC), including a determination of substantial breach or default in response to any violation of statute or regulations; 5. Impose remedies for substantial noncompliance with the requirements of NAHASDA (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) and/or its implementing regulations; and 6. Declare a failure to comply with the regulations governing Community Development Block Grants for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages. E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 150 / Thursday, August 4, 2011 / Notices Section E. Authority Superseded The previous delegations of authority from the Secretary of HUD to the Assistant Secretary for PIH are hereby revoked and superseded by this delegation of authority, including the previous delegation of authority for PIH published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171). Section F. Authority To Represent HUD This consolidated delegation of authority is conclusive evidence of the authority of the Assistant Secretary for PIH, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, or those with redelegated authority, to represent the Secretary and to execute, in the name of the Secretary, any instrument or document relinquishing or transferring any right, title, or interest of the Department in real or personal property. The Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole or in part, at any time. Section G. Consultation and Coordination With the General Counsel The General Counsel shall consult and advise the Assistant Secretary for PIH and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, as required and when requested, and shall enter into such protocols as administratively agreed to by the General Counsel and the Assistant Secretary for PIH or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH. This consolidated delegation of authority is to be exercised consistently with the delegation from the Secretary to the General Counsel. Authority: Section 7 (d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Dated: July 15, 2011. Shaun Donovan, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–19723 Filed 8–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5493–N–02] Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act—Debenture Interest Rates Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Aug 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2011, is 3 percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2011, is 41⁄8 percent. However, as a result of an amendment to section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yong Sun, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 5148, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone (202) 402–4778 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 224 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715o) provides that debentures issued under the Act with respect to an insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to section 221(g)(4) of the Act) will bear interest at the rate in effect on the date the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. This provision is implemented in HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 203.405, 203.479, 207.259(e)(6), and 220.830. These regulatory provisions state that the applicable rates of interest will be published twice each year as a notice in the Federal Register. Section 224 further provides that the interest rate on these debentures will be set from time to time by the Secretary of HUD, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, in an amount not in excess of the annual interest rate PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47225 determined by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield of all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of maturities of 15 or more years. The Secretary of the Treasury (1) has determined, in accordance with the provisions of section 224, that the statutory maximum interest rate for the period beginning July 1, 2011, is 41⁄8 percent; and (2) has approved the establishment of the debenture interest rate by the Secretary of HUD at 41⁄8 percent for the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2011. This interest rate will be the rate borne by debentures issued with respect to any insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to section 221(g)(4)) with insurance commitment or endorsement date (as applicable) within the latter 6 months of 2011. For convenience of reference, HUD is publishing the following chart of debenture interest rates applicable to mortgages committed or endorsed since January 1, 1980: Effective interest rate on or after prior to 91⁄2 ................ 97⁄8 ................ 113⁄4 .............. 127⁄8 .............. 123⁄4 .............. 101⁄4 .............. 103⁄8 .............. 111⁄2 .............. 133⁄8 .............. 115⁄8 .............. 111⁄8 .............. 101⁄4 .............. 81⁄4 ................ 8 ................... 9 ................... 91⁄8 ................ 93⁄8 ................ 91⁄4 ................ 9 ................... 81⁄8 ................ 9 ................... 83⁄4 ................ 81⁄2 ................ 8 ................... 8 ................... 73⁄4 ................ 7 ................... 65⁄8 ................ 73⁄4 ................ 83⁄8 ................ 71⁄4 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 71⁄4 ................ 63⁄4 ................ 71⁄8 ................ 63⁄8 ................ 61⁄8 ................ 51⁄2 ................ 61⁄8 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 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[FR Doc No: 2011-19723]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5545-D-01]


Delegation of Authority for the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of delegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD) Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate 
functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. In this 
delegation of authority, the Secretary delegates authority to the 
Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the 
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and authorizes the Assistant 
Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to redelegate 
authority for the administration of certain PIH programs. This 
delegation revokes and supersedes all prior delegations of authority, 
including the delegation published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171).

DATES: Effective Date: July 15, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Bronsdon, AICP, Program Analyst, 
Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public 
and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 490 
L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024; e-mail address 
Linda.K.Bronsdon@hud.gov, telephone number 202-402-3494. (This is not a 
toll-free number.) This number may be accessed through TTY by calling 
the toll-free Federal Relay Service at telephone number 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Previous delegations of authority from the 
Secretary of HUD to the Assistant Secretary and General Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for PIH, including the delegation published on 
August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171), are hereby revoked and superseded by this 
delegation of authority.

Section A. Authority Delegated

    The Secretary hereby delegates to the Assistant Secretary and 
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH the authority and 
responsibility to administer the following programs:
    1. Programs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary pursuant to the 
authority transferred from the Public Housing Administration under 
section 5(a) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 
U.S.C. 3534) as amended;
    2. Each program of the Department authorized by the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 (1937 Act) (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) as amended, 
including, but not limited to, the Public Housing Program, Section 8 
Programs (except the following Section 8 project-based programs: New 
Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, Loan Management Set-Aside, 
and Property Disposition) and predecessor programs that are no longer 
funded but have ongoing commitments;
    3. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf 
of public housing agencies (PHAs), public housing residents, or other 
low-income households; and
    4. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf 
of Native Americans, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, Native 
Hawaiians, tribal entities, tribally designated housing entities, or 
tribal housing resident organizations. This includes, but is not 
limited to, programs authorized pursuant to the Native American Housing 
Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1966 (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101 
et seq.), as amended; the Community Development Block Grant Program for 
Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages authorized by section 106 of 
the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306); the 
Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184 of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z-13a); 
the Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184A 
of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z-
13b); and Rural Innovation Fund grants and Rural Housing and Economic 
Development grants awarded to Indian Tribes and tribal entities by the 
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, as may be 
authorized by HUD appropriations acts.

Section B. Authority Excepted

    Authority delegated under section A does not include the power to 
sue or be sued.

Section C. Authority To Redelegate

    In accordance with a written redelegation of authority, the 
Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH 
may further redelegate specific authority. Redelegated authority to PIH 
Deputy Assistant Secretaries or other ranking PIH program officials 
does not supersede the authority of the Assistant Secretary as designee 
of the Secretary.

Section D. Exceptions to Authority To Redelegate

    The authority to redelegate does not include any power or authority 
under law that specifically requires the action of the Secretary of 
HUD, the Assistant Secretary of PIH, or the General Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of PIH. Authority excepted includes authority to:
    1. Issue or waive regulations, including waivers pursuant to 24 CFR 
982.161(c) that permit HUD field offices to act on waivers of conflict 
of interests. Public Housing Field Office Directors are not to exercise 
this authority.
    2. Issue notices to clarify regulations;
    3. Issue notices of funding availability (NOFAs), handbooks, 
notices, and other HUD policy directives;
    4. Waive any provision of an annual contributions contract (ACC), 
including a determination of substantial breach or default in response 
to any violation of statute or regulations;
    5. Impose remedies for substantial noncompliance with the 
requirements of NAHASDA (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) and/or its 
implementing regulations; and
    6. Declare a failure to comply with the regulations governing 
Community Development Block Grants for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native 
Villages.

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Section E. Authority Superseded

    The previous delegations of authority from the Secretary of HUD to 
the Assistant Secretary for PIH are hereby revoked and superseded by 
this delegation of authority, including the previous delegation of 
authority for PIH published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171).

Section F. Authority To Represent HUD

    This consolidated delegation of authority is conclusive evidence of 
the authority of the Assistant Secretary for PIH, the General Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, or those with redelegated authority, to represent 
the Secretary and to execute, in the name of the Secretary, any 
instrument or document relinquishing or transferring any right, title, 
or interest of the Department in real or personal property. The 
Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole or in 
part, at any time.

Section G. Consultation and Coordination With the General Counsel

    The General Counsel shall consult and advise the Assistant 
Secretary for PIH and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, as 
required and when requested, and shall enter into such protocols as 
administratively agreed to by the General Counsel and the Assistant 
Secretary for PIH or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH. 
This consolidated delegation of authority is to be exercised 
consistently with the delegation from the Secretary to the General 
Counsel.

    Authority:  Section 7 (d) of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

    Dated: July 15, 2011.
Shaun Donovan,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-19723 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]
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