Redelegation of Authority to Regional Public Housing Directors and Public Housing Field Office Directors, 26651-26652 [2013-10864]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices 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 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: Fellowship Placement Pilot Program Evaluation. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2528–0272. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Fellowship Placement Program places highly-skilled fellows in distressed cities to work on strategic projects and help build city capacity. The fellowship program is seeking to evaluate its program through surveys of program stakeholders. Agency form numbers, if applicable: N/A. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours to complete a survey is 1 hour. The number of respondents is estimated to be 32 respondents. The total number of burden hours is 32 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: This is a revision to add surveys for program evaluation. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 1, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2013–10867 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5787–N–23] Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Financial Statement of Corporate Application for Cooperative Housing Mortgage Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Reduction Act. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 8, 2013. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Relay Service (1–800–877– 8339). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore K. Toone, Director, Office of Multifamily Housing Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1142 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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 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: Financial Statement of Corporate Application for Cooperative Housing Mortgage. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0058. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information collected on the ‘‘Financial Statement of Corporate Application for Cooperative Housing Mortgage’’ form provides HUD with information to determine feasibility, mortgagor/ contractor acceptability as well as the financial data, costs, drawings, and specifications. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26651 Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–93232A. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 10. The number of respondents is 10, the number of responses is 10, the frequency of response is monthly, and the burden hour per response is 1 hour. Status of the proposed information collection: This is an extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 1, 2013. Laura M. Marin, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing—Acting General Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2013–10866 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5708–D–01] Redelegation of Authority to Regional Public Housing Directors and Public Housing Field Office Directors Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice of redelegation of authority. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. By Federal Register notice published August 4, 2011, the Secretary delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing authority for the administration of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs, and authorized the Assistant Secretary to further redelegate such authority. In this notice, the Assistant Secretary redelegates authority through the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Regional Public Housing Directors and PIH Field Office Directors to approve Section 30 mortgage or security interests in a public housing project or other public housing agency (PHA) property, as described in this redelegation of authority, in the approval of Energy Performance Contracts. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 26652 DATES: Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / Notices Effective Date: May 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Bronsdon, AICP, Program Analyst, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 490 L’Enfant Plaza, Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024, email address Linda.K.Bronsdon@hud.gov, telephone number 202–402–3494. (This is not a toll-free number.) This number may be accessed through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at telephone number 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described in the Summary section of this notice, on August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47224), the Secretary delegated authority for the administration of PIH programs to the Assistant Secretary for PIH and the General DAS for PIH. In a separate notice also published on August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47229), these two officials redelegated certain aspects of their authority to Regional Public Housing Directors. Included in the redelegated authority to the Regional Public Housing Directors was concurrent approval authority for energy performance contracts (EPC). In today’s redelegation of authority, the Assistant Secretary for PIH redelegates authority through the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, to the Regional Public Housing Directors and the PIH Field Office Directors to approve mortgage or security interests, as provided under section 30 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, in the approval of EPCs. To the extent that today’s notice redelegates authority to add an approval authority for EPC reviews, this notice supersedes the August 4, 2011, redelegation of authority. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section A. Authority Redelegated Authority is hereby redelegated by the Assistant Secretary, through the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, to Regional Public Housing Directors and Public Housing Field Office Directors for reviews and approvals of EPCs that may include approvals of security interests under section 30 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, (1937 Act), as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1437z-2). The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) (Pub. L. 105–276, October 21, 1998) added section 30 to the 1937 Act. Pursuant to section 30 and subject to HUD approval, a PHA may mortgage or grant a security interest in any public housing project or other property of the PHA (e.g., its public housing real property or other (personal) property VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:24 May 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 (e.g., bank accounts or energy conservation improvements) and may mortgage or otherwise encumber such property covered by the 1937 Act that it owns. HUD reviews EPCs under the authority of section 9(e) of the 1937 Act. If an EPC proposal also requires a section 30 approval, the Regional Public Housing Director or Public Housing Field Office Director shall review the section 30 request along with the EPC proposal review. For mixed finance projects with EPCs requiring section 30 approval, the review and approval is part of the mixed finance evidentiary process and involves Declarations of Restrictive Covenants (DORCs). The imposition of a mortgage or security interest requires a legal opinion from the Office of General Counsel that the mortgage or security interest does not supersede or encumber the Declaration of Trust or DORCs as applicable. Section B. Excepted Authority That Remains With the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, or Deputy Assistant Secretaries Today’s redelegation of authority does not amend Sections A, C, or D of the August 4, 2011, redelgation of authority. Section C. Authority to Further Redelegate The authority redelegated by Section A of today’s notice may be further redelegated, as appropriate, by Regional Public Housing Directors or Public Housing Field Office Directors to Public Housing Hub Directors, Program Center Coordinators, and other ranking program officials on site or out-stationed in accordance with a written redelegation of authority. Such subsequent redelegations may follow the format presented herein or may be a memorandum stating that specific authority is hereby designated. Time limits for such any further redelegated authority may be added. Section D. Authority Superseded To the extent that today’s notice redelegates authority to add an approval authority for EPC reviews, this notice supersedes the August 4, 2011, redelegation of authority. Section E. Consultation and Coordination With the General Counsel The Assistant Secretary for PIH, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, Regional Public Housing Directors and all others covered by this redelegation shall consult with the General Counsel, as required and, when required, such consultation shall be in accordance with PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such protocols as administratively agreed to by the General Counsel and the Assistant Secretary for PIH or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary. This consolidated delegation of authority is to be exercised consistently with the delegation from the Secretary to the General Counsel. Authority: Section 7 (d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)). Dated: May 1, 2013. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2013–10864 Filed 5–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES956000 .L1420] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey; Mississippi Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Dominica Van Koten. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands surveyed are: Choctaw, Mississippi T. 14 N., R. 12 W. The dependent resurvey of tract 1 and tract 2 in section 3, in Township 14 North, Range 12 East, of the Choctaw Meridian, in the State of Mississippi, and was accepted March 12, 2013. We will place copies of the plat we described in the open files. It will be E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5708-D-01]


Redelegation of Authority to Regional Public Housing Directors 
and Public Housing Field Office Directors

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of redelegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate 
functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. By 
Federal Register notice published August 4, 2011, the Secretary 
delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing and 
the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 
authority for the administration of HUD's Public and Indian Housing 
(PIH) programs, and authorized the Assistant Secretary to further 
redelegate such authority. In this notice, the Assistant Secretary 
redelegates authority through the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to 
the Regional Public Housing Directors and PIH Field Office Directors to 
approve Section 30 mortgage or security interests in a public housing 
project or other public housing agency (PHA) property, as described in 
this redelegation of authority, in the approval of Energy Performance 
Contracts.

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DATES: Effective Date: May 1, 2013.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described in the Summary section of this 
notice, on August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47224), the Secretary delegated 
authority for the administration of PIH programs to the Assistant 
Secretary for PIH and the General DAS for PIH. In a separate notice 
also published on August 4, 2011 (76 FR 47229), these two officials 
redelegated certain aspects of their authority to Regional Public 
Housing Directors. Included in the redelegated authority to the 
Regional Public Housing Directors was concurrent approval authority for 
energy performance contracts (EPC). In today's redelegation of 
authority, the Assistant Secretary for PIH redelegates authority 
through the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, to the Regional 
Public Housing Directors and the PIH Field Office Directors to approve 
mortgage or security interests, as provided under section 30 of the 
United States Housing Act of 1937, in the approval of EPCs. To the 
extent that today's notice redelegates authority to add an approval 
authority for EPC reviews, this notice supersedes the August 4, 2011, 
redelegation of authority.

Section A. Authority Redelegated

    Authority is hereby redelegated by the Assistant Secretary, through 
the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, to Regional Public 
Housing Directors and Public Housing Field Office Directors for reviews 
and approvals of EPCs that may include approvals of security interests 
under section 30 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, (1937 Act), 
as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1437z-2). The Quality Housing and Work 
Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) (Pub. L. 105-276, October 21, 1998) 
added section 30 to the 1937 Act. Pursuant to section 30 and subject to 
HUD approval, a PHA may mortgage or grant a security interest in any 
public housing project or other property of the PHA (e.g., its public 
housing real property or other (personal) property (e.g., bank accounts 
or energy conservation improvements) and may mortgage or otherwise 
encumber such property covered by the 1937 Act that it owns.
    HUD reviews EPCs under the authority of section 9(e) of the 1937 
Act. If an EPC proposal also requires a section 30 approval, the 
Regional Public Housing Director or Public Housing Field Office 
Director shall review the section 30 request along with the EPC 
proposal review. For mixed finance projects with EPCs requiring section 
30 approval, the review and approval is part of the mixed finance 
evidentiary process and involves Declarations of Restrictive Covenants 
(DORCs). The imposition of a mortgage or security interest requires a 
legal opinion from the Office of General Counsel that the mortgage or 
security interest does not supersede or encumber the Declaration of 
Trust or DORCs as applicable.

Section B. Excepted Authority That Remains With the Secretary, 
Assistant Secretary, or Deputy Assistant Secretaries

    Today's redelegation of authority does not amend Sections A, C, or 
D of the August 4, 2011, redelgation of authority.

Section C. Authority to Further Redelegate

    The authority redelegated by Section A of today's notice may be 
further redelegated, as appropriate, by Regional Public Housing 
Directors or Public Housing Field Office Directors to Public Housing 
Hub Directors, Program Center Coordinators, and other ranking program 
officials on site or out-stationed in accordance with a written 
redelegation of authority. Such subsequent redelegations may follow the 
format presented herein or may be a memorandum stating that specific 
authority is hereby designated. Time limits for such any further 
redelegated authority may be added.

Section D. Authority Superseded

    To the extent that today's notice redelegates authority to add an 
approval authority for EPC reviews, this notice supersedes the August 
4, 2011, redelegation of authority.

Section E. Consultation and Coordination With the General Counsel

    The Assistant Secretary for PIH, the General Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, Regional Public Housing 
Directors and all others covered by this redelegation shall consult 
with the General Counsel, as required and, when required, such 
consultation shall be in accordance with such protocols as 
administratively agreed to by the General Counsel and the Assistant 
Secretary for PIH or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary. This 
consolidated delegation of authority is to be exercised consistently 
with the delegation from the Secretary to the General Counsel.

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

    Dated: May 1, 2013.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
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