Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms-Reopening of Public Comment, 73507-73508 [2014-29078]

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The response to HUD’s solicitation of public comment was lower than what HUD expected, and HUD is therefore reopening the public comment period and will seek additional comments through January 15, 2015. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published October 7, 2014 (79 FR 60590) is extended. Comments are due January 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this rulemaking to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410– 0500. Communications must refer to the above docket number and title. 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 comments, 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. SUMMARY: Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Anderson, Grant Policy and Management Division, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6142, Washington, DC 20410– 7000; telephone number 202–708–3000 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearingand speech-impaired persons may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 7, 2014, at 79 FR 60590, HUD published a proposed rule that would implement amendments made by the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010 (Section 202 Act of 2010) and the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 (Melville Act) to the authorizing statutes for HUD’s supportive housing for the elderly program, known as the Section 202 program, and the supportive housing for persons with disabilities program, known as the Section 811 program. These two statutes were enacted on January 4, 2011, and made important reforms to the Section 202 and Section 811 programs, several of which have already been implemented through separate issuances, as discussed in the Supplementary Information section of this proposed rule. In addition to proposing regulations to implement reforms of these two statutes, this proposed rule would implement several other changes to align with the amendments made by the January 4, 2011, statutes, and streamline the Section 202 and Section 811 programs to better provide supportive housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities. HUD’s proposed rule would establish the requirements and procedures for the use of new project rental assistance for supportive housing for persons with disabilities; the implementation of an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 enhanced project rental assistance contract; allowance of a set-aside for a number of units for elderly individuals with functional limitations or other category of elderly persons as defined in the notice of funding availability (NOFA); make significant changes for the prepayment of certain loans for supportive housing for the elderly; implement a new form of rental assistance called Senior Preservation Rental Assistance Contracts (SPRACs); modernize the capital advance for supportive housing for persons with disabilities; and provide grant assistance for applicants without sufficient capital to prepare a site for a funding competition. This rulemaking also proposes to establish the regulations for the Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing program and the Assisted Living Conversion program. As noted in the Summary of this notice, HUD provided a 60-day public comment period that closed on December 8, 2014. As HUD also noted, the response to HUD’s solicitation of public comment was lower than what HUD expected, and HUD is therefore reopening the public comment period and seeking comments through January 15, 2015. Dated: December 5, 2014. Benjamin T. Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing. [FR Doc. 2014–29078 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5576–02–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2014–0186; FRL–9920–20– Region 3] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; District of Columbia; Preconstruction Requirements—Nonattainment New Source Review Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 238 (Thursday, December 11, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 73507-73508]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29078]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Parts 891 and 892

[Docket No. FR-5576-N-02]
RIN 2502-AJ10


Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With 
Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms--Reopening of Public 
Comment

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

ACTION: Reopening of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On October 7, 2014, HUD published a proposed rule entitled 
``Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with 
Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms,'' and solicited public 
comment through December 8, 2014. The response to HUD's solicitation of 
public comment was lower than what HUD expected, and HUD is therefore 
reopening the public comment period and will seek additional comments 
through January 15, 2015.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published October 7, 
2014 (79 FR 60590) is extended. Comments are due January 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this rulemaking to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 
451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications must refer to 
the above docket number and title. 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 comments, 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. 
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

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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 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, toll free, at 800-877-8339. Copies of all 
comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Anderson, Grant Policy and 
Management Division, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6142, Washington, DC 20410-7000; 
telephone number 202-708-3000 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Hearing- and speech-impaired persons may access this number through TTY 
by calling the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 7, 2014, at 79 FR 60590, HUD 
published a proposed rule that would implement amendments made by the 
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010 (Section 202 
Act of 2010) and the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act 
of 2010 (Melville Act) to the authorizing statutes for HUD's supportive 
housing for the elderly program, known as the Section 202 program, and 
the supportive housing for persons with disabilities program, known as 
the Section 811 program. These two statutes were enacted on January 4, 
2011, and made important reforms to the Section 202 and Section 811 
programs, several of which have already been implemented through 
separate issuances, as discussed in the Supplementary Information 
section of this proposed rule. In addition to proposing regulations to 
implement reforms of these two statutes, this proposed rule would 
implement several other changes to align with the amendments made by 
the January 4, 2011, statutes, and streamline the Section 202 and 
Section 811 programs to better provide supportive housing for the 
elderly and persons with disabilities.
    HUD's proposed rule would establish the requirements and procedures 
for the use of new project rental assistance for supportive housing for 
persons with disabilities; the implementation of an enhanced project 
rental assistance contract; allowance of a set-aside for a number of 
units for elderly individuals with functional limitations or other 
category of elderly persons as defined in the notice of funding 
availability (NOFA); make significant changes for the prepayment of 
certain loans for supportive housing for the elderly; implement a new 
form of rental assistance called Senior Preservation Rental Assistance 
Contracts (SPRACs); modernize the capital advance for supportive 
housing for persons with disabilities; and provide grant assistance for 
applicants without sufficient capital to prepare a site for a funding 
competition. This rulemaking also proposes to establish the regulations 
for the Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing program and the 
Assisted Living Conversion program.
    As noted in the Summary of this notice, HUD provided a 60-day 
public comment period that closed on December 8, 2014. As HUD also 
noted, the response to HUD's solicitation of public comment was lower 
than what HUD expected, and HUD is therefore reopening the public 
comment period and seeking comments through January 15, 2015.

     Dated: December 5, 2014.
Benjamin T. Metcalf,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing.
[FR Doc. 2014-29078 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]
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