Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2016; Revised, 26575-26576 [2016-10333]

Download as PDF 26575 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices receipt that may be printed. When the commercial truck arrives at primary processing, the CBP officer will check the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system to ensure that the user fee was prepaid. If the user fee was not prepaid, the driver or other person in charge of the truck will be required to pay the fee at the port of entry using cash or a credit card. Duration of the Pilot The pilot will begin at the Buffalo, Detroit and El Paso land ports of entry starting on June 2, 2016. If it is determined that the pilot is working successfully at these initial ports, the pilot would be expanded to all U.S. land border ports of entry that process commercial trucks. The exact date of the expansion to all U.S. land border ports of entry would be announced on the CBP Web site, http://www.cbp.gov. The pilot will run for approximately one year. Any owner, agent, or person in charge of a commercial truck can participate in the pilot. No application is needed to participate in the pilot. When sufficient pilot analysis has been conducted, and the comments analyzed, CBP will then consider whether to begin rulemaking to add the single-crossing commercial truck user fee prepayment option to 19 CFR 24.22(c). Privacy CBP will ensure that all Privacy Act requirements and applicable policies are adhered to during the implementation of this pilot. Paperwork Reduction Act An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. The collections of information in this notice will be submitted for OMB approval 1651–0052 (User Fees). Authorization for the Pilot For technical information on the methodology used to develop FMRs or a listing of all FMRs, please call the HUD USER information line at 800– 245–2691 or access the information on the HUD USER Web site: http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ fmr.html. FMRs are listed at the 40th or 50th percentile in Schedule B. For informational purposes, 40th percentile recent-mover rents for the areas with 50th percentile FMRs will be provided in the HUD FY 2016 FMR documentation system at http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/ fmrs/docsys.html?data=fmr16 and 50th percentile rents for all FMR areas are published http://www.huduser.gov/ portal/datasets/50per.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This pilot adds a payment option for commercial truck single-crossing user fees in addition to the payment method specified in 19 CFR 24.22(c). It is being conducted in accordance with § 101.9(a) of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 101.9(a)), which authorizes the Commissioner to impose requirements different from those specified in the CBP regulations for the purposes of conducting a test program or procedure designed to evaluate the effectiveness of new technology or operational procedures regarding the processing of passengers, vessels, or merchandise. Dated: April 28, 2016. R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2016–10348 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5885–N–05] Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2016; Revised Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Final Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Fair Market Rents (FMRs), update. AGENCY: Today’s notice updates the FY 2016 FMRs for Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), based on a survey of rents conducted in February, 2016, by the area public housing agencies (PHAs). The FY 2016 FMRs for these areas reflect the estimated 40th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2016. DATES: Effective Date: The FMRs published in this notice are effective on May 3, 2016. SUMMARY: Questions related to use of FMRs or voucher payment standards should be directed to the respective local HUD program staff. Questions on how to conduct FMR surveys or concerning further methodological explanations may be addressed to Marie L. Lihn or Peter B. Kahn, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Economic Affairs, Office of Policy Development and Research, telephone 202–402–2409. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TDD numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.) The FMRs appearing in the following table supersede the values found in Schedule B that became effective on December 11, 2015, and were printed in the December 11, 2015 (80 FR 77124) Federal Register (available from HUD at: http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ fmr.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FMRs for the affected area are revised as follows: FMR by number of bedrooms in unit 2016 Fair market rent area 0 BR asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA ..................................................... 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 868 1038 1356 1796 1988 Dated: April 19, 2016. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research. [FR Doc. 2016–10333 Filed 5–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 26576 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 85 / Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5930–N–01] Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2016 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs). AGENCY: The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department’s Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2016 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 AAFs and continuing with these FY 2016 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at the anniversary of Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts for which rents are to be adjusted using the AAF for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. A separate Federal Register Notice published on April 15, 2016 (81 FR 22296) identifies the inflation factors that will be used to adjust tenant-based rental assistance funding for FY 2016. DATES: Effective date: May 3, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Becky Primeaux, Director, Management and Operations Division, Office of Housing Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 202–708–1380, for questions relating to the Project-Based Certificate and Moderate Rehabilitation programs (not the Single Room Occupancy program); Ann Oliva, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 202–708–4300, for questions regarding the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Moderate Rehabilitation program; Catherine Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, 202– 708–3000, for questions relating to all other Section 8 programs; and Marie Lihn, Economist, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 May 02, 2016 Jkt 238001 Development and Research, 202–402– 5866, for technical information regarding the development of the schedules for specific areas or the methods used for calculating the AAFs. The mailing address for these individuals is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons may contact the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (TTY). (Other than the ‘‘800’’ TTY number, the above-listed telephone numbers are not toll free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tables showing AAFs will be available electronically from the HUD data information page at http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ aaf.html. I. Applying AAFs to Various Section 8 Programs AAFs established by this Notice are used to adjust contract rents for units assisted in certain Section 8 housing assistance payment programs during the initial (i.e., pre-renewal) term of the HAP contract and for all units in the Project-Based Certificate program. There are three categories of Section 8 programs that use the AAFs: Category 1: The Section 8 New Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs; Category 2: The Section 8 Loan Management (LM) and Property Disposition (PD) programs; and Category 3: The Section 8 ProjectBased Certificate (PBC) program.1 Each Section 8 program category uses the AAFs differently. The specific application of the AAFs is determined by the law, the HAP contract, and appropriate program regulations or requirements. AAFs are not used in the following cases: Renewal Rents. With the exception of the Project-Based Certificate program, AAFs are not used to determine renewal rents after expiration of the original Section 8 HAP contract (either for projects where the Section 8 HAP contract is renewed under a restructuring plan adopted under 24 CFR part 401; or renewed without restructuring under 24 CFR part 402). In general, renewal rents are established in accordance with the statutory provision 1 As of February, 2016, all PBC contracts should be completed since the program has been merged with the Housing Choice Voucher program. For completeness, HUD is continuing to list Category 3 uses of AAFs for this FY 2016 AAF publication, but intends to discontinue listing Category 3 in FY 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA), as amended, under which the HAP is renewed. After renewal, annual rent adjustments will be provided in accordance with MAHRA. Budget-based Rents. AAFs are not used for budget-based rent adjustments. For projects receiving Section 8 subsidies under the LM program (24 CFR part 886, subpart A) and for projects receiving Section 8 subsidies under the PD program (24 CFR part 886, subpart C), contract rents are adjusted, at HUD’s option, either by applying the AAFs or by budget-based adjustments in accordance with 24 CFR 886.112(b) and 24 CFR 886.312(b). Budget-based adjustments are used for most Section 8/ 202 projects. Tenant-based Certificate Program. In the past, AAFs were used to adjust the contract rent (including manufactured home space rentals) in both the tenantbased and project-based certificate programs. The tenant-based certificate program has been terminated and all tenancies in the tenant-based certificate program have been converted to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which does not use AAFs to adjust rents. All tenancies remaining in the project-based certificate program continue to use AAFs to adjust contract rent for outstanding HAP contracts. Voucher Program. AAFs are not used to adjust rents in the Tenant-Based or the Project-Based Voucher programs. II. Adjustment Procedures This section of the notice provides a broad description of procedures for adjusting the contract rent. Technical details and requirements are described in HUD notices H 2002–10 (Section 8 New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation, Loan Management, and Property Disposition) and PIH 97–57 (Moderate Rehabilitation and ProjectBased Certificates). Because of statutory and structural distinctions among the various Section 8 programs, there are separate rent adjustment procedures for the three program categories: Category 1: Section 8 New Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs In the Section 8 New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation programs, the published AAF factor is applied to the pre-adjustment contract E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26575-26576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-10333]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5885-N-05]


Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program 
and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 
2016; Revised

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of Final Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Fair Market Rents (FMRs), 
update.

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SUMMARY: Today's notice updates the FY 2016 FMRs for Burlington-South 
Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), based on a survey 
of rents conducted in February, 2016, by the area public housing 
agencies (PHAs). The FY 2016 FMRs for these areas reflect the estimated 
40th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2016.

DATES: Effective Date: The FMRs published in this notice are effective 
on May 3, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information on the 
methodology used to develop FMRs or a listing of all FMRs, please call 
the HUD USER information line at 800-245-2691 or access the information 
on the HUD USER Web site: http://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr.html. FMRs are listed at the 40th or 50th percentile in Schedule B. 
For informational purposes, 40th percentile recent-mover rents for the 
areas with 50th percentile FMRs will be provided in the HUD FY 2016 FMR 
documentation system at http://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr/fmrs/docsys.html?data=fmr16 and 50th percentile rents for all FMR areas 
are published http://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/50per.html.
    Questions related to use of FMRs or voucher payment standards 
should be directed to the respective local HUD program staff. Questions 
on how to conduct FMR surveys or concerning further methodological 
explanations may be addressed to Marie L. Lihn or Peter B. Kahn, 
Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Economic Affairs, 
Office of Policy Development and Research, telephone 202-402-2409. 
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number 
through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-
8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TDD numbers, 
telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FMRs appearing in the following table 
supersede the values found in Schedule B that became effective on 
December 11, 2015, and were printed in the December 11, 2015 (80 FR 
77124) Federal Register (available from HUD at: http://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr.html).
    The FMRs for the affected area are revised as follows:

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Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA.......          868          1038          1356          1796          1988
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    Dated: April 19, 2016.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-10333 Filed 5-2-16; 8:45 am]
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