Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee, 78307-78308 [2011-32340]

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The Department may make appointments from nominations on file or from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Nominations not selected for appointments to a current vacancy will be retained for two years and may be considered for vacancies as they arise during that period. To be considered for appointment to a position of an MHCC member whose term expires on December 31, 2011, the nomination should be submitted by December 15, 2011. SUMMARY: Submission Address: Nominations must be in writing and may be submitted to: MHCC Nominations, National Fire Protection ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 78308 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269–9101, Attn: Robert Solomon; or by email to mhccaooffice@nfpa.org; or by fax to MHCC Nomination at (617) 984–7110. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry S. Czauski, Acting Deputy Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number (202) 708–6401 (this is not a toll-free number). For hearing and speechimpaired persons, this number may be accessed via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–(800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background 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, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring. The Act authorizes the Secretary to appoint a total of twentytwo members to the MHCC. Twenty-one members have voting rights; the twentysecond 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 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 four 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. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 Producer 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 Producer 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-ofinterest and eligibility for membership prior to finalizing an appointment. All selected nominees will be required to submit certifications of eligibility under the foregoing criteria as a prerequisite to final appointment. Consensus Committee—Advisory Role The MHCC’s role is solely advisory to the Secretary on the subject matter described above. Federal Advisory Committee Act The MHCC is subject to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), and to the Presidential Memorandum, dated June 18, 2010, directing all heads of executive departments and agencies not to make any new appointments or reappointments of Federally registered PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions.’’ Term of Office Consensus Committee members serve at the discretion of the Secretary or for a three-year term and for up to two terms. Nominee Information Individuals seeking nomination to the MHCC should submit detailed information documenting their qualifications as addressed in the Act and this Notice. Individuals may nominate themselves. An application form is available at http:// www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/ CodesStandards/MHCCApplication.pdf. HUD recommends that the application form be accompanied by a resume. Additional Information Appointments will be made at the Secretary’s discretion. Dated: December 8, 2011. Carol J. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5591-N-01]


Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Notice Inviting 
Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 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.

DATES: The Department will accept nominations on a continuing basis. 
The Department may make appointments from nominations on file or from 
nominations submitted in response to this Notice. Nominations not 
selected for appointments to a current vacancy will be retained for two 
years and may be considered for vacancies as they arise during that 
period. To be considered for appointment to a position of an MHCC 
member whose term expires on December 31, 2011, the nomination should 
be submitted by December 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submission Address: Nominations must be in writing and may 
be submitted to: MHCC Nominations, National Fire Protection

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Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101, 
Attn: Robert Solomon; or by email to mhccaooffice@nfpa.org; or by fax 
to MHCC Nomination at (617) 984-7110.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Henry S. Czauski, Acting Deputy 
Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 9164, 
Washington, DC 20410-8000; telephone number (202) 708-6401 (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: 

Background

    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, including regulations 
specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring. 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 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 four 
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.

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 Producer 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 Producer 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-
interest and eligibility for membership prior to finalizing an 
appointment.
    All selected nominees will be required to submit certifications of 
eligibility under the foregoing criteria as a prerequisite to final 
appointment.

Consensus Committee--Advisory Role

    The MHCC's role is solely advisory to the Secretary on the subject 
matter described above.

Federal Advisory Committee Act

    The MHCC is subject to the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), and to the Presidential Memorandum, 
dated June 18, 2010, directing all heads of executive departments and 
agencies not to make any new appointments or reappointments of 
Federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards 
and commissions.''

Term of Office

    Consensus Committee members serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary or for a three-year term and for up to two terms.

Nominee Information

    Individuals seeking nomination to the MHCC should submit detailed 
information documenting their qualifications as addressed in the Act 
and this Notice. Individuals may nominate themselves. An application 
form is available at http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files/PDF/CodesStandards/MHCCApplication.pdf. HUD recommends that the application 
form be accompanied by a resume.

Additional Information

    Appointments will be made at the Secretary's discretion.

    Dated: December 8, 2011.
Carol J. Galante,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2011-32340 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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