Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program and Revisions to the Definition of “Chronically Homeless” Extension of Public Comment Only for Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program, 26559-26560 [2013-10862]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (1) is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish controlled airspace at Presidio Lely International Airport, Presidio, TX. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Presidio, TX [New] Presidio Lely International Airport, TX (Lat. 29°38′03″ N., long. 104°21′41″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Presidio Lely International Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 070° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 13.4 miles east of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 62.5 mile radius of the airport, excluding that airspace within Mexico. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on April 11, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–10163 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Part 579 [Docket No. 5573–N–02] RIN 2506–AC33 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program and Revisions to the Definition of ‘‘Chronically Homeless’’ Extension of Public Comment Only for Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On March 27, 2013, HUD published a proposed rule seeking public comment on regulations that HUD would establish for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program. In the March 27, 2013, proposed rule, HUD also solicited comment on proposed revisions to the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26559 This document announces that HUD is extending the public comment period only for the proposed regulations for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program to July 1, 2013. HUD is not extending the public comment deadline for HUD’s proposed revisions to the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless.’’ HUD will commence reviewing public comments on the proposed definition of ‘‘chronically homeless’’ following the close of the comment period, May 28, 2013, provided in the March 27, 2013, publication. DATES: Comment Due Date. July 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this rule to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410–0500. There are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the rule. No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., eastern time, weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an advance E:\FR\FM\07MYP1.SGM 07MYP1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 26560 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Proposed Rules appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708– 3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410–7000; telephone number 202–708–4300 (this is not a tollfree number). Hearing- and speechimpaired persons may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single Continuum of Care program, revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames this program the Emergency Solutions Grants program, and creates the Rural Housing Stability Assistance program to replace the Rural Homelessness Grant program. The HEARTH Act also directs HUD to promulgate regulations for these new programs and processes. On December 5, 2011, at 76 FR 75954, HUD published in the Federal Register an interim rule to implement the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. On July 31, 2012, at 77 FR 45422, HUD published in the Federal Register an interim rule to implement the Continuum of Care (CoC) program. On March 27, 2013, at 78 FR 18726, HUD published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would establish the regulations for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance program. The purpose of the Rural Housing Stability Assistance program is to rehouse or improve the housing situations of individuals and families who are homeless or in the worst housing situations in the geographic area; stabilize the housing of individuals and families who are in imminent danger of losing housing; and improve the ability of the lowest-income residents of the community to afford stable housing. In the March 27, 2013, proposed rule, HUD VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 also solicited public comment on proposed revisions to the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless.’’ ‘‘Chronically homeless’’ was first defined in HUD’s ESG interim rule. In the CoC interim rule, HUD noted concerns raised by commenters on the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless,’’ specifically with respect to HUD’s definition on what constitutes an occasion of homelessness or homeless occasion. In the CoC interim rule, and based on public comment received on the ESG interim rule, HUD announced that it was not adopting the full definition of ‘‘chronically homeless’’ presented in the ESG rule; that it would not apply the definition of ‘‘homeless occasion’’ incorporated in the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless’’ and would give further consideration to the meaning of this phrase. The March 27, 2013, proposed rule offered changes to the meaning of ‘‘homeless occasion.’’ Given the considerable public comment and outreach already undertaken by HUD with respect to the definition of ‘‘homeless occasion,’’ the extension of the public comment period provided in this notice is not extended to the definition of ‘‘chronically homeless.’’ As stated earlier in this notice, HUD will commence reviewing public comments on the proposed definition of ‘‘chronically homeless’’ following the close of the comment period, May 28, 2013, as stated in the March 27, 2013 publication. Through this notice, HUD is extending the public comment period through July 1, 2013, only for the proposed regulations for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance program. Funds were never appropriated for the predecessor program for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance program, which was the Rural Homelessness Grant program, and consequently regulations were never promulgated. Accordingly, this is the first set of HUD regulations that would be put in place to address rural homelessness, and HUD understands the need to provide more time to comment on the proposed regulations. Dated: April 30, 2013. Mark Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–10862 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter III [CFDA Number: 84.133B–8] Proposed Priority—National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research—Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Proposed priority. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Disability in Rural Areas. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with disabilities who live in rural areas. DATES: We must receive your comments on or before June 6, 2013. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this notice to Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 5133, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202–2700. If you prefer to send your comments by email, use the following address: marlene.spencer@ed.gov. You must include the phrase ‘‘Proposed Priority for an RRTC on Disability in Rural Areas’’ in the subject line of your electronic message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Spencer. Telephone: (202) 245– 7532 or by email: marlene.spencer@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. This notice of proposed priority is in concert with NIDRR’s Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013–2017 (Plan). The Plan, which was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2013 (78 FR 20299), can be accessed on the Internet at the following site: http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-04/ pdf/2013-07879.pdf. Through the implementation of the Plan, NIDRR seeks to improve outcomes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07MYP1.SGM 07MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10862]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Part 579

[Docket No. 5573-N-02]
RIN 2506-AC33


Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: 
Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program and Revisions to the 
Definition of ``Chronically Homeless'' Extension of Public Comment Only 
for Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 27, 2013, HUD published a proposed rule seeking 
public comment on regulations that HUD would establish for the Rural 
Housing Stability Assistance Program. In the March 27, 2013, proposed 
rule, HUD also solicited comment on proposed revisions to the 
definition of ``chronically homeless.''
    This document announces that HUD is extending the public comment 
period only for the proposed regulations for the Rural Housing 
Stability Assistance Program to July 1, 2013. HUD is not extending the 
public comment deadline for HUD's proposed revisions to the definition 
of ``chronically homeless.'' HUD will commence reviewing public 
comments on the proposed definition of ``chronically homeless'' 
following the close of the comment period, May 28, 2013, provided in 
the March 27, 2013, publication.

DATES: Comment Due Date. July 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this rule to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Washington, DC 20410-0500. There are two methods for 
submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the above 
docket number and title.
    1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by 
mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410-0500.
    2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit 
comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the 
commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely 
receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to 
the public. Comments submitted electronically through the 
www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.

    Note:  To receive consideration as public comments, comments 
must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. 
Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of 
the rule.

    No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable.
    Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted 
comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for 
public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., eastern time, 
weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD 
Headquarters building, an advance

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appointment to review the public comments must be scheduled by calling 
the Regulations Division at 202-708-3055 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 
(this is a toll-free number). Copies of all comments submitted are 
available for inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of 
Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone number 202-708-4300 
(this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- and speech-impaired persons 
may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service 
at 800-877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid 
Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 
20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance 
programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless 
Assistance Act into a single Continuum of Care program, revises the 
Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames this program the Emergency 
Solutions Grants program, and creates the Rural Housing Stability 
Assistance program to replace the Rural Homelessness Grant program. The 
HEARTH Act also directs HUD to promulgate regulations for these new 
programs and processes. On December 5, 2011, at 76 FR 75954, HUD 
published in the Federal Register an interim rule to implement the 
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. On July 31, 2012, at 77 FR 
45422, HUD published in the Federal Register an interim rule to 
implement the Continuum of Care (CoC) program.
    On March 27, 2013, at 78 FR 18726, HUD published in the Federal 
Register a proposed rule that would establish the regulations for the 
Rural Housing Stability Assistance program. The purpose of the Rural 
Housing Stability Assistance program is to rehouse or improve the 
housing situations of individuals and families who are homeless or in 
the worst housing situations in the geographic area; stabilize the 
housing of individuals and families who are in imminent danger of 
losing housing; and improve the ability of the lowest-income residents 
of the community to afford stable housing. In the March 27, 2013, 
proposed rule, HUD also solicited public comment on proposed revisions 
to the definition of ``chronically homeless.''
    ``Chronically homeless'' was first defined in HUD's ESG interim 
rule. In the CoC interim rule, HUD noted concerns raised by commenters 
on the definition of ``chronically homeless,'' specifically with 
respect to HUD's definition on what constitutes an occasion of 
homelessness or homeless occasion. In the CoC interim rule, and based 
on public comment received on the ESG interim rule, HUD announced that 
it was not adopting the full definition of ``chronically homeless'' 
presented in the ESG rule; that it would not apply the definition of 
``homeless occasion'' incorporated in the definition of ``chronically 
homeless'' and would give further consideration to the meaning of this 
phrase.
    The March 27, 2013, proposed rule offered changes to the meaning of 
``homeless occasion.'' Given the considerable public comment and 
outreach already undertaken by HUD with respect to the definition of 
``homeless occasion,'' the extension of the public comment period 
provided in this notice is not extended to the definition of 
``chronically homeless.'' As stated earlier in this notice, HUD will 
commence reviewing public comments on the proposed definition of 
``chronically homeless'' following the close of the comment period, May 
28, 2013, as stated in the March 27, 2013 publication.
    Through this notice, HUD is extending the public comment period 
through July 1, 2013, only for the proposed regulations for the Rural 
Housing Stability Assistance program. Funds were never appropriated for 
the predecessor program for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance 
program, which was the Rural Homelessness Grant program, and 
consequently regulations were never promulgated. Accordingly, this is 
the first set of HUD regulations that would be put in place to address 
rural homelessness, and HUD understands the need to provide more time 
to comment on the proposed regulations.

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
Mark Johnston,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-10862 Filed 5-6-13; 8:45 am]
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