Redelegation of Authority for the Deputy Assistant Secretaries in the Office of Community Planning and Development, 64369-64372 [2011-26912]

Download as PDF 64369 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices visits at HPRP-funded homelessness prevention programs. OMB Control Number: 2528–0270. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: Selected HPRP grantees who agree to participate in the site visits for the evaluation. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of responses: The estimated number of respondents in the site visits is approximately 62 individuals; the frequency of the response is once; and the total reporting burden will be approximately 46.5 hours. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: October 7, 2011. Raphael W. Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2011–26922 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5480–N–103] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is SUMMARY: soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs’ strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Comments Due Date: November 17, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2506–0148) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail OIRA–Submission@ omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov; or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice DATES: Number of respondents Annual responses 75 1 Reporting Burden ...................................... × Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. 5556–D–04] [FR Doc. 2011–26917 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. AGENCY: Notice of redelegation of authority to Deputy Assistant 18:59 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 = Burden hours 413 Secretaries in Community Planning and Development. In this notice, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries and other specified HUD officials all powers and authorities necessary to carry out Office of Community Planning and Development programs, except those powers and authorities specifically excluded. SUMMARY: Redelegation of Authority for the Deputy Assistant Secretaries in the Office of Community Planning and Development ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Hours per response 5.506 Total Estimated Burden Hours: 413. Status: Extension without change of a previously approved collection. Dated: October 11, 2011. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. is soliciting comments from members of the public and 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: Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0148. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs’ strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Frequency of Submission: On Occasion, Annually. Effective Date: October 4, 2011 . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Enzel, Director of Technical DATES: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64370 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Assistance and Management, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7228, Washington, DC 20410– 7000; telephone number 202 402–5557. This is not a toll-free number. For those needing assistance, this number may be accessed via TTY by Calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Published elsewhere in today’s Federal Register is a revised consolidated delegation of authority from the Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. This notice updates and revises redelegations of authority to Deputy Assistant Secretaries and other specified HUD officials within the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Also published elsewhere in today’s Federal Register is a redelegation of authority from the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development to subordinate employees within CPD Field Offices. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section A. General Redelegation of Authority 1. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development programs and matters: a. Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategies (CHAS), Title I of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101–625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.); 24 CFR part 91. b. The HOME Investment Partnerships Act, Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101–625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.); 24 CFR part 92. c. Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Section 1338 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, added by Section 1131 of Public Law 110–289, 122 Stat. 2654 (codified at 12 U.S.C. 4568). d. Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) as authorized under the HOME Investments Partnership Program heading of Division A, Title XII of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115, 220–21. e. Self-Help Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP) under section 11 of the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104– 120, 110 Stat. 834 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12805 note). f. Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93–383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.); 24 CFR part 570 including: (1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program; (2) Section 108 loan guarantee program; (3) Economic development grants pursuant to Section 108(q); (4) Neighborhood Stabilization Programs under Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110– 289, 122 Stat. 2850; Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115; and Section 1497 of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Public Law 111– 203, 124 Stat. 1376 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 note). (5) CDBG Disaster Recovery Grants as provided for in annual and supplemental HUD appropriations acts; and (6) Appalachian Regional Commission grants pursuant to section 214 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, Public Law 89–4, 79 Stat. 5 (codified as amended at 40 U.S.C. 14507) and consistent with the CDBG program authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93–383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.). g. Overall Departmental responsibility for compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, Public Law 91–646, 84 Stat. 1894 (1971) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.); 49 CFR part 24 (except for the authority to exercise the Federal Agency waiver authority provided under 49 CFR 24.7). h. Environment, overall Departmental responsibility for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Public Law 91–190, 83 Stat. 852 (1970) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), and the related laws and authorities cited in 24 CFR 50.4. i. Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal Program under Title I of the Housing Act of 1949, Public Law 81–171, 63 Stat. 413 and any program which is superseded or inactive by, or inactive by reason of, Title I of the Housing and PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93–383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5316). j. Rental Rehabilitation Program, United States Housing Act of 1937 § 17, Public Law 98–181, 97 Stat. 1196 (repealed 1990); 24 CFR part 511. k. Section 312 Rehabilitation Loan Program, Housing Act of 1964 § 312, Public Law 88–560, 78 Stat. 769; 24 CFR part 510. l. HUD’s Homeownership Zone Initiative (HOZ) grants as provided for in section 205 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997, Public Law 104–204, 110 Stat. 2874 (1996) and funded with recaptured Nehemiah grants authorized under Title VI of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Public Law 100–242, 101 Stat. 1815 (1988) (codified at 12 USC 1715l note). m. HOPE for Homeownership of Single-family Housing Program (HOPE 3), Title IV, Subtitle C of the CranstonGonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101–625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified at 42 U.S.C. 12891). n. New Communities Program, Section 413 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Public Law 90–448, 82 Stat. 476 (repealed 1983), Section 726 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, Public Law 91–609 (repealed 1983), 84 Stat. 1784, Section 474 of the Housing and UrbanRural Recovery Act of 1983, Public Law 98–181, 97 Stat. 1237 (codified at 12 U.S.C. 1701g–5b), and any other functions, powers and duties which may affect the liquidation of the New Communities program. o. Technical assistance and capacity building awards authorized under any program or matter programs and matters listed in Section A.1 and as provided for in annual and supplemental HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Pub. L. 111– 117, 123 Stat. 3093 (2009)). Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Office of Block Grant Assistance all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed in paragraphs f and i of Section A.1. Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Office of Affordable Housing Programs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed in paragraphs b, c, d, e, g, and l of Section A.1. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development programs and matters: a. Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 100–77, 101 Stat. 482 (1987) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 11301 et seq.), renamed by Act of Oct. 30, 2000, Public Law 106–400, 114 Stat. 1675 (2000), including the following: Emergency Shelter Grants/Emergency Solutions Grants Program, 24 CFR part 576; Supportive Housing program, 24 CFR part 583;Shelter Plus Care program, 24 CFR part 582; Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy program, 24 CFR part 882, Subpart H; Continuum of Care program; Rural Housing Stability Assistance program. b. Base Closure, Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994, Public Law 103–421, 108 Stat. 4352 (codified as amended at 10 U.S.C. 2687 note); 24 CFR part 586. c. Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), as authorized under the Homelessness Prevention Fund heading of Division A, Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5, 123 Stat. 115. d. Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 100–77, 101 Stat. 482 (1987) (codified as amended 42 U.S.C. 11411 et seq.), renamed by Act of Oct. 30, 2000, Public Law 106–400, 114 Stat. 1675 (2000), 24 CFR part 581. e. Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program, as provided for in annual HUD appropriations act(s) (e.g., Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 111–8, 123 Stat. 524 (2009)). f. AIDS Housing Opportunity Act, Title VIII, Subtitle D of the CranstonGonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101–625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12901–12912); 24 CFR part 574. Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Office of Special Needs Programs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed in paragraphs a, b, c, d, and e of Section A.2. Further, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 Director of the Community Assistance Division the authority to sign notices of available properties and subsequent letters regarding the properties under Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (codified as amended 42 U.S.C. 11411 et seq.). Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed in paragraph f of Section A.2. 3. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development programs and matters: a. Economic Development Initiative grants, as provided for in annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, Fiscal Year 2003, Public Law 108–7, 117 Stat. 11 (2003)). b. Economic development grants pursuant to Section 108(q) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (as amended 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.). c. Grants for urban Empowerment Zones (EZ) as provided for in annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, Fiscal Year 2003, Public Law 108–7, 117 Stat. 11 (2003)). d. The Loan Guarantee Recovery Program under Section 4 of the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996, Public Law 104–155, 110 Stat. 1392 (codified at 18 U.S.C. 241 note); 24 CFR part 573. e. Neighborhood Initiatives grants specifically designated in annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Public Law 111–117, 123 Stat. 3034 (2009)). f. Rural Innovation Fund grants as provided for in annual HUD appropriations act(s) (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Public Law 111–117, 123 Stat. 3084 (2009)). g. Rural Housing and Economic Development grants specifically designated originally in the Fiscal Year 1998 HUD Appropriations Act, Public Law 105–65, 111 Stat. 1344 1997, and subsequent annual HUD appropriations acts. h. The Renewal Communities (RC) Initiative as authorized under title 26, subtitle A, chapter 1, subchapter X of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64371 26 U.S.C. 1400E et seq.; 24 CFR part 599. i. Urban Development Action Grants under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93–383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5318). j. The urban Empowerment Zones (EZ), as authorized under title 26, subtitle A, chapter 1, subchapter U of the Internal Revenue Code (codified as amended at 26 U.S.C. 1391 et seq.); 24 CFR parts 597 and 598. k. Youthbuild Program, Title IV, Subtitle D of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101–625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified at 42 U.S.C. 12899 et seq.) (repealed 2006); 24 CFR part 585. Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Congressional Grants Division all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed in Section A.3. 4. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations and the Director of Technical Assistance and Management all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development programs and matters: a. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building awards authorized under any program or matter delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (e.g., section 107 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, as amended and Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants program as authorized by Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103– 120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended, and as provided for in annual and supplemental HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Public Law 111–117, 123 Stat. 3093 (2009)). b. All programs consolidated in the Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs) established pursuant to Title II of the Independent Offices Appropriations Act, Public Law 98–45, 97 Stat. 223 (1983) (codified at 12 U.S.C. 1701g–5), including all authority of the Assistant Secretary with respect to functions, administration and management of the Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs). E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64372 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2011 / Notices Only the Assistant Secretary is the responsible official for allotments in the Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs). Section B. General Authority Excepted The authority redelegated under Section A does not include: 1. The authority to issue or waive regulations covered by section 7(q) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act; 2. The authority to exercise the Federal Agency waiver authority provided under 49 CFR 24.7; 3. The authority to enter regulations or directives into Departmental clearance; or 4. Any authority not delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development under the Consolidated Delegation of Authority for Community Planning and Development. The Assistant Secretary may revoke at any time this redelegation with respect to the programs and matters listed in Section A. Section C. Authority to Further Redelegate The authority redelegated in Section A may be further redelegated to employees of the Department. Section D. Redelegations Superseded This notice and the notice of redelegation of authority to subordinate employees within CPD Field Offices also published today supersede all prior redelegations of authority from the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development. Section E. Actions Ratified The Assistant Secretary hereby ratifies all actions previously taken by the Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Community Planning Development and other specified HUD officials, with respect to the programs and matters listed in Section A. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 7(d), Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). Dated: October 4, 2011. ´ Mercedes M. Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. 2011–26912 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:46 Oct 17, 2011 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee (OESC); Notice of Meeting Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: OESC will meet at the Department of the Interior’s South Interior Building in Washington, DC. DATES: Monday, November 7, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: South Interior Building Auditorium, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph R. Levine at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, 381 Elden Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170– 4187. He can be reached by telephone at (703) 787–1033 or by electronic mail at joseph.levine@bsee.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OESC consists of representatives from industry, Federal Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the academic community. It provides policy advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of BSEE on matters relating to ocean energy safety, including, but not limited to drilling and workplace safety, well intervention and containment, and oil spill response. The agenda for Monday, November 7, will address the progress on OESC outreach to the academic community and the states. The OESC Subcommittees will report on their progress to date on their interim recommendations on oil spill prevention, containment, spill response and safety management systems for the OESC’s consideration and action. The agenda for Tuesday, November 8, will address BSEE’s incident data analysis; development and implementation of safety and environmental management systems from the perspective of major and independent operators; a summary of the findings of the Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team; draft American Petroleum Institute (API) standards Deepwater Well Design and Construction (API Recommended Practice 96) and Well Construction Interface Document Guidelines (API Bulletin 97); and BSEE’s proposed rule on revisions to safety and environmental management systems. The meeting is open to the public. Approximately 90 visitors can be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accommodated on a first-come-firstserved basis. Please be aware that the South Interior Building is a Federal Government facility and Government issued picture identification must be presented to enter the building. Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on a first-comefirst-served basis during the time allotted for public comment and may submit written comments to the OESC during the meeting or by e-mail to the Committee at OESC@boemre.gov. Minutes of the OESC meeting will be available for public inspection on the Committee’s Web site at: http:// www.boemre.gov/mmab/ EnergySafety.htm. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 1, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Circular No. A–63, Revised. Dated: October 12, 2011. Michael R. Bromwich, Director, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2011–26945 Filed 10–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2011–N178; 80221–1113– 0000–C2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Recovery Plan, First Revision, for Lost River Sucker and Shortnose Sucker Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability for review and public comment. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of our draft revised recovery plan, first revision, for Lost River sucker and shortnose sucker under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). These fish species are found in southern Oregon and northern California. We are revising this plan because a substantial amount of new information is available related to recovery of both species, making it appropriate to incorporate new information into the recovery program. We request review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies and the public. We will also accept any new information on the species’ status throughout their ranges. DATES: We must receive written comments on or before December 19, 2011. However, we will accept information about any species at any time. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-26912]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. 5556-D-04]


Redelegation of Authority for the Deputy Assistant Secretaries in 
the Office of Community Planning and Development

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of redelegation of authority to Deputy Assistant 
Secretaries in Community Planning and Development.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning 
and Development redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries and 
other specified HUD officials all powers and authorities necessary to 
carry out Office of Community Planning and Development programs, except 
those powers and authorities specifically excluded.

DATES: Effective Date: October 4, 2011 .

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Enzel, Director of Technical

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Assistance and Management, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street, SW., Room 7228, Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone number 202 
402-5557. This is not a toll-free number. For those needing assistance, 
this number may be accessed via TTY by Calling the Federal Information 
Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Published elsewhere in today's Federal 
Register is a revised consolidated delegation of authority from the 
Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development. This notice updates and revises redelegations 
of authority to Deputy Assistant Secretaries and other specified HUD 
officials within the Office of Community Planning and Development 
(CPD). Also published elsewhere in today's Federal Register is a 
redelegation of authority from the Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development to subordinate employees within CPD Field 
Offices.

Section A. General Redelegation of Authority

1. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs

    Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant 
Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant 
Programs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary 
necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development 
programs and matters:
    a. Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategies (CHAS), Title I 
of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 
101-625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12701 
et seq.); 24 CFR part 91.
    b. The HOME Investment Partnerships Act, Title II of the Cranston-
Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, 104 Stat. 
4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.); 24 CFR 
part 92.
    c. Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Section 1338 of the Federal Housing 
Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, added by 
Section 1131 of Public Law 110-289, 122 Stat. 2654 (codified at 12 
U.S.C. 4568).
    d. Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) as authorized under the 
HOME Investments Partnership Program heading of Division A, Title XII 
of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5, 
123 Stat. 115, 220-21.
    e. Self-Help Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP) under section 11 of 
the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-
120, 110 Stat. 834 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12805 note).
    f. Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, 
Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 
et seq.); 24 CFR part 570 including:
    (1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program;
    (2) Section 108 loan guarantee program;
    (3) Economic development grants pursuant to Section 108(q);
    (4) Neighborhood Stabilization Programs under Housing and Economic 
Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110-289, 122 Stat. 2850; Title XII of 
Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 
Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115; and Section 1497 of the Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Public Law 111-203, 124 
Stat. 1376 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 note).
    (5) CDBG Disaster Recovery Grants as provided for in annual and 
supplemental HUD appropriations acts; and
    (6) Appalachian Regional Commission grants pursuant to section 214 
of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, Public Law 89-4, 
79 Stat. 5 (codified as amended at 40 U.S.C. 14507) and consistent with 
the CDBG program authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as 
amended at 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.).
    g. Overall Departmental responsibility for compliance with the 
Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies 
Act of 1970, Public Law 91-646, 84 Stat. 1894 (1971) (codified as 
amended at 42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.); 49 CFR part 24 (except for the 
authority to exercise the Federal Agency waiver authority provided 
under 49 CFR 24.7).
    h. Environment, overall Departmental responsibility for compliance 
with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Public Law 91-190, 
83 Stat. 852 (1970) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), and 
the related laws and authorities cited in 24 CFR 50.4.
    i. Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal Program under Title I of the 
Housing Act of 1949, Public Law 81-171, 63 Stat. 413 and any program 
which is superseded or inactive by, or inactive by reason of, Title I 
of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-
383, 88 Stat. 633 (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5316).
    j. Rental Rehabilitation Program, United States Housing Act of 1937 
Sec.  17, Public Law 98-181, 97 Stat. 1196 (repealed 1990); 24 CFR part 
511.
    k. Section 312 Rehabilitation Loan Program, Housing Act of 1964 
Sec.  312, Public Law 88-560, 78 Stat. 769; 24 CFR part 510.
    l. HUD's Homeownership Zone Initiative (HOZ) grants as provided for 
in section 205 of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and 
Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997, 
Public Law 104-204, 110 Stat. 2874 (1996) and funded with recaptured 
Nehemiah grants authorized under Title VI of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1987, Public Law 100-242, 101 Stat. 1815 (1988) 
(codified at 12 USC 1715l note).
    m. HOPE for Homeownership of Single-family Housing Program (HOPE 
3), Title IV, Subtitle C of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable 
Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, 104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified at 42 
U.S.C. 12891).
    n. New Communities Program, Section 413 of the Housing and Urban 
Development Act of 1968, Public Law 90-448, 82 Stat. 476 (repealed 
1983), Section 726 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, 
Public Law 91-609 (repealed 1983), 84 Stat. 1784, Section 474 of the 
Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983, Public Law 98-181, 97 
Stat. 1237 (codified at 12 U.S.C. 1701g-5b), and any other functions, 
powers and duties which may affect the liquidation of the New 
Communities program.
    o. Technical assistance and capacity building awards authorized 
under any program or matter programs and matters listed in Section A.1 
and as provided for in annual and supplemental HUD appropriations acts 
(e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Pub. L. 111-117, 123 Stat. 
3093 (2009)).
    Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant 
Programs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the 
Office of Block Grant Assistance all powers and authorities of the 
Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed 
in paragraphs f and i of Section A.1.
    Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant 
Programs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of the 
Office of Affordable Housing Programs all powers and authorities of the 
Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed 
in paragraphs b, c, d, e, g, and l of Section A.1.

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2. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs

    Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant 
Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special 
Needs all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary 
to carry out the following Community Planning and Development programs 
and matters:
    a. Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public 
Law 100-77, 101 Stat. 482 (1987) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 
11301 et seq.), renamed by Act of Oct. 30, 2000, Public Law 106-400, 
114 Stat. 1675 (2000), including the following: Emergency Shelter 
Grants/Emergency Solutions Grants Program, 24 CFR part 576; Supportive 
Housing program, 24 CFR part 583;Shelter Plus Care program, 24 CFR part 
582; Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy program, 24 CFR 
part 882, Subpart H; Continuum of Care program; Rural Housing Stability 
Assistance program.
    b. Base Closure, Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless 
Assistance Act of 1994, Public Law 103-421, 108 Stat. 4352 (codified as 
amended at 10 U.S.C. 2687 note); 24 CFR part 586.
    c. Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), as 
authorized under the Homelessness Prevention Fund heading of Division 
A, Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, 
Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115.
    d. Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public 
Law 100-77, 101 Stat. 482 (1987) (codified as amended 42 U.S.C. 11411 
et seq.), renamed by Act of Oct. 30, 2000, Public Law 106-400, 114 
Stat. 1675 (2000), 24 CFR part 581.
    e. Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program, as 
provided for in annual HUD appropriations act(s) (e.g., Omnibus 
Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 111-8, 123 Stat. 524 (2009)).
    f. AIDS Housing Opportunity Act, Title VIII, Subtitle D of the 
Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, 
104 Stat. 4079 (1990) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 12901-12912); 
24 CFR part 574.
    Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Special Needs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of 
the Office of Special Needs Programs all powers and authorities of the 
Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed 
in paragraphs a, b, c, d, and e of Section A.2. Further, the Assistant 
Secretary redelegates to the Director of the Community Assistance 
Division the authority to sign notices of available properties and 
subsequent letters regarding the properties under Title V of the 
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (codified as amended 42 U.S.C. 
11411 et seq.).
    Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Special Needs, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the Director of 
the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing all powers and authorities of the 
Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs and matters listed 
in paragraph f of Section A.2.

3. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development

    Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant 
Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic 
Development all powers and authorities of the Assistant Secretary 
necessary to carry out the following Community Planning and Development 
programs and matters:
    a. Economic Development Initiative grants, as provided for in 
annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations 
Resolution, Fiscal Year 2003, Public Law 108-7, 117 Stat. 11 (2003)).
    b. Economic development grants pursuant to Section 108(q) of Title 
I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (as amended 42 
U.S.C. 5301 et seq.).
    c. Grants for urban Empowerment Zones (EZ) as provided for in 
annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations 
Resolution, Fiscal Year 2003, Public Law 108-7, 117 Stat. 11 (2003)).
    d. The Loan Guarantee Recovery Program under Section 4 of the 
Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996, Public Law 104-155, 110 Stat. 1392 
(codified at 18 U.S.C. 241 note); 24 CFR part 573.
    e. Neighborhood Initiatives grants specifically designated in 
annual HUD appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 
2010, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034 (2009)).
    f. Rural Innovation Fund grants as provided for in annual HUD 
appropriations act(s) (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, 
Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3084 (2009)).
    g. Rural Housing and Economic Development grants specifically 
designated originally in the Fiscal Year 1998 HUD Appropriations Act, 
Public Law 105-65, 111 Stat. 1344 1997, and subsequent annual HUD 
appropriations acts.
    h. The Renewal Communities (RC) Initiative as authorized under 
title 26, subtitle A, chapter 1, subchapter X of the Internal Revenue 
Code, as amended, 26 U.S.C. 1400E et seq.; 24 CFR part 599.
    i. Urban Development Action Grants under Title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 633 
(codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. 5318).
    j. The urban Empowerment Zones (EZ), as authorized under title 26, 
subtitle A, chapter 1, subchapter U of the Internal Revenue Code 
(codified as amended at 26 U.S.C. 1391 et seq.); 24 CFR parts 597 and 
598.
    k. Youthbuild Program, Title IV, Subtitle D of the Cranston-
Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, 104 Stat. 
4079 (1990) (codified at 42 U.S.C. 12899 et seq.) (repealed 2006); 24 
CFR part 585.
    Further, in the absence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Economic Development, the Assistant Secretary redelegates to the 
Director of the Congressional Grants Division all powers and 
authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out programs 
and matters listed in Section A.3.

4. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations

    Except those authorities specifically excluded, the Assistant 
Secretary redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations 
and the Director of Technical Assistance and Management all powers and 
authorities of the Assistant Secretary necessary to carry out the 
following Community Planning and Development programs and matters:
    a. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building awards authorized 
under any program or matter delegated to the Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development (e.g., section 107 of the Housing 
and Community Development Act of 1987, as amended and Section 4 
Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing 
Grants program as authorized by Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act 
of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as 
amended, and as provided for in annual and supplemental HUD 
appropriations acts (e.g., Consolidated Appropriations Act 2010, Public 
Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3093 (2009)).
    b. All programs consolidated in the Revolving Fund (Liquidating 
Programs) established pursuant to Title II of the Independent Offices 
Appropriations Act, Public Law 98-45, 97 Stat. 223 (1983) (codified at 
12 U.S.C. 1701g-5), including all authority of the Assistant Secretary 
with respect to functions, administration and management of the 
Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs).

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Only the Assistant Secretary is the responsible official for allotments 
in the Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs).

Section B. General Authority Excepted

    The authority redelegated under Section A does not include:
    1. The authority to issue or waive regulations covered by section 
7(q) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act;
    2. The authority to exercise the Federal Agency waiver authority 
provided under 49 CFR 24.7;
    3. The authority to enter regulations or directives into 
Departmental clearance; or
    4. Any authority not delegated to the Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development under the Consolidated Delegation of 
Authority for Community Planning and Development.
    The Assistant Secretary may revoke at any time this redelegation 
with respect to the programs and matters listed in Section A.

Section C. Authority to Further Redelegate

    The authority redelegated in Section A may be further redelegated 
to employees of the Department.

Section D. Redelegations Superseded

    This notice and the notice of redelegation of authority to 
subordinate employees within CPD Field Offices also published today 
supersede all prior redelegations of authority from the Assistant 
Secretary of Community Planning and Development.

Section E. Actions Ratified

    The Assistant Secretary hereby ratifies all actions previously 
taken by the Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Community Planning 
Development and other specified HUD officials, with respect to the 
programs and matters listed in Section A.

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

    Dated: October 4, 2011.
Mercedes M. M[aacute]rquez,
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. 2011-26912 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]
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