Federal Housing Administration (FHA): PowerSaver Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program: Extension of Pilot Program, 9936-9937 [2013-03205]

Download as PDF 9936 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2013 / Notices 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 Proposed: Family SelfSufficiency Program Demonstration. OMB Approval Number: 2528-New. Form Numbers: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department is conducting this study under contract with MDRC and its subcontractors (Branch Associates and M. Davis and Company, Inc.). 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[FR Doc. 2013–03204 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5450–N–04] Federal Housing Administration (FHA): PowerSaver Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program: Extension of Pilot Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: On March 31, 2011, HUD published a notice that announced HUD’s FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program (Retrofit Pilot Program) known as FHA PowerSaver, which is a pilot program conducted for loans originated during a period of two years, SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 commencing on May 2, 2011. The Retrofit Pilot Program is authorized by the Energy Innovation Fund of the 2010 Appropriations Act, which directs HUD to conduct an Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program targeted to the single family housing market. The March 31, 2011, notice provided that HUD may extend the duration of the pilot program through Federal Register notice. HUD uses this authority to extend the Retrofit Pilot Program to Title I loan applications dated on or before May 4, 2015. DATES: The Retrofit Pilot Program is extended for an additional two years to include Title I loan applications dated on or before May 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia McBarron, Office of Single Family Housing Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone number 202–708–2121 (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 Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117, approved December 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3034), directed HUD PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response 2.126 = Burden hours 6,378 to conduct an Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program targeted to the single family housing market and allocated $25,000,000 for such pilot program. On March 31, 2011, HUD published a notice at 76 FR 17936 that announced HUD’s FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program known as FHA PowerSaver. The Retrofit Pilot Program, operating under Title I, section 2 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1703), authorizes HUD to provide loan insurance in order to help homeowners finance energy-saving alterations, repairs, and improvements in connection with existing structures or manufactured homes. The March 31, 2011, notice provided that the Retrofit Pilot Program would be conducted for loans originated during a period of two years, commencing on May 2, 2011 and ending on May 2, 2013. The notice also provided that HUD may extend the duration of the Retrofit Pilot Program through Federal Register notice in order to better assess the program’s effectiveness. HUD has determined that an extension of the Retrofit Pilot Program, as provided in the March 31, 2011, notice, is desirable for evaluating its success. An extension will enable more lenders and homeowners to participate in the Retrofit Pilot Program, thereby E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2013 / Notices providing additional data for HUD’s use in assessing the program’s success. Accordingly, through this notice, HUD extends the Retrofit Pilot Program for an additional 2 years, to Title I loan applications dated on or before May 4, 2015. Dated: February 5, 2013. Carol J. Galante, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–03205 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–365–366 and 731–TA–734–735 (Third Review)] Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing and Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. 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The public record for this review may be viewed on the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On December 10, 2012, the Commission determined that responses to its notice of institution of the subject five-year reviews were such that full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Act should proceed (78 FR 959, January 7, 2013). A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements are available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s Web site. 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Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the reviews beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 9, 2013, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9937 appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before July 1, 2013. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on July 3, 2013, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), 207.24, and 207.66 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party to the reviews may submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.65 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is June 27, 2013. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.67 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 18, 2013; witness testimony must be filed no later than three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the reviews may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the review on or before July 18, 2013. On August 8, 2013, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before August 12, 2013, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.68 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. Please be aware that the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing have been amended. The amendments took effect on November 7, 2011. See 76 Fed. Reg. 61937 (Oct. 6, 2011) and the newly revised Commission’s Handbook on E- E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-03205]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5450-N-04]


Federal Housing Administration (FHA): PowerSaver Home Energy 
Retrofit Loan Pilot Program: Extension of Pilot Program

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 31, 2011, HUD published a notice that announced HUD's 
FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot Program (Retrofit Pilot Program) 
known as FHA PowerSaver, which is a pilot program conducted for loans 
originated during a period of two years, commencing on May 2, 2011. The 
Retrofit Pilot Program is authorized by the Energy Innovation Fund of 
the 2010 Appropriations Act, which directs HUD to conduct an Energy 
Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program targeted to the single 
family housing market. The March 31, 2011, notice provided that HUD may 
extend the duration of the pilot program through Federal Register 
notice. HUD uses this authority to extend the Retrofit Pilot Program to 
Title I loan applications dated on or before May 4, 2015.

DATES: The Retrofit Pilot Program is extended for an additional two 
years to include Title I loan applications dated on or before May 4, 
2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia McBarron, Office of Single 
Family Housing Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-8000; 
telephone number 202-708-2121 (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 Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 
(Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009, 123 Stat. 3034), directed 
HUD to conduct an Energy Efficient Mortgage Innovation pilot program 
targeted to the single family housing market and allocated $25,000,000 
for such pilot program. On March 31, 2011, HUD published a notice at 76 
FR 17936 that announced HUD's FHA Home Energy Retrofit Loan Pilot 
Program known as FHA PowerSaver. The Retrofit Pilot Program, operating 
under Title I, section 2 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1703), 
authorizes HUD to provide loan insurance in order to help homeowners 
finance energy-saving alterations, repairs, and improvements in 
connection with existing structures or manufactured homes.
    The March 31, 2011, notice provided that the Retrofit Pilot Program 
would be conducted for loans originated during a period of two years, 
commencing on May 2, 2011 and ending on May 2, 2013. The notice also 
provided that HUD may extend the duration of the Retrofit Pilot Program 
through Federal Register notice in order to better assess the program's 
effectiveness. HUD has determined that an extension of the Retrofit 
Pilot Program, as provided in the March 31, 2011, notice, is desirable 
for evaluating its success. An extension will enable more lenders and 
homeowners to participate in the Retrofit Pilot Program, thereby

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providing additional data for HUD's use in assessing the program's 
success. Accordingly, through this notice, HUD extends the Retrofit 
Pilot Program for an additional 2 years, to Title I loan applications 
dated on or before May 4, 2015.

    Dated: February 5, 2013.
Carol J. Galante,
Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2013-03205 Filed 2-11-13; 8:45 am]
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