Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2016, 62751-62758 [2016-21867]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Comments must be identified by DHS– 2013–0067 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 395–5806 Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 1. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On behalf of DHS, NPPD/IP manages the Department’s program to protect the Nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors by implementing the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) 2013 Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. Under Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (February 2013), each sector is assigned a Sector Specific Agency (SSA) to oversee Federal interaction with the array of sector security partners, both public and private. SSAs are responsible for leading unified public-private sector efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 comprehensive physical, human, and cybersecurity strategy for its assigned sector. The SOPD executes the SSA responsibilities for the six critical infrastructure sectors assigned to IP: Chemical; Commercial Facilities; Critical Manufacturing; Dams; Emergency Services; and Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste. The mission of SOPD is to enhance the resiliency of the Nation by leading the unified public-private sector effort to ensure its assigned critical infrastructure are prepared, secure, and safe from terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other incidents. To achieve this mission, SOPD leverages the resources and knowledge of its critical infrastructure sectors to develop and apply security initiatives that result in significant benefits to the Nation. Each SOPD branch builds sustainable partnerships with its public and private sector stakeholders to enable more effective sector coordination, information sharing, and program development and implementation. These partnerships are sustained through the Sector Partnership Model, described in the NIPP 2013, pages 10– 12. Information sharing is a key component of the NIPP Partnership Model, and DHSsponsored conferences are one mechanism for information sharing. To facilitate conference planning and organization, SOPD established an event registration tool for use by all of its branches. The information collection is voluntary and is used by the SSAs within SOPD. The six SSAs within SOPD use this information to register public and private sector stakeholders for meetings hosted by the SSA. SOPD will use the information collected to reserve space at a meeting for the registrant, contact the registrant with a reminder about the event, develop meeting materials for attendees, determine key topics of interest, and efficiently generate attendee and speaker nametags. Additionally, it will allow SOPD to have a better understanding of the organizations participating in the critical infrastructure protection partnership events. By understanding who is participating, the SSA can identify portions of a sector that are underrepresented, and the SSA could then target that underrepresented sector element through outreach and awareness initiatives. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62751 Infrastructure Protection, Sector Outreach and Programs Division. Title: Sector Outreach and Programs Division Online Meeting Registration Tool. OMB Number: 1670–0019. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial government personnel; private sector members. Number of Respondents: 3,000 respondents (estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 150 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $6,000. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $11,380. Dated: September 6, 2016. David Epperson, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–21852 Filed 9–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5946–N–02] Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2016 AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on April 1, 2016, and ending on June 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice, contact Aaron Santa Anna, Associate General Counsel for Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410– 0500, telephone 202–708–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 62752 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in the second quarter of calendar year 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that: 1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify the grounds for approving the waiver; 2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated by the Secretary only to an individual of Assistant Secretary or equivalent rank, and the person to whom authority to waive is delegated must also have authority to issue the particular regulation to be waived; 3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of all waivers of regulations that HUD has approved, by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each covering the period since the most recent previous notification) shall: a. Identify the project, activity, or undertaking involved; b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation of the provision; c. Indicate the name and title of the person who granted the waiver request; d. Describe briefly the grounds for approval of the request; and e. State how additional information about a particular waiver may be obtained. Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act also contains requirements applicable to waivers of HUD handbook provisions that are not relevant to the purpose of this notice. This notice follows procedures provided in HUD’s Statement of Policy on Waiver of Regulations and Directives issued on April 22, 1991 (56 FR 16337). In accordance with those procedures and with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of regulations are granted by the Assistant Secretary with jurisdiction over the regulations for which a waiver was requested. In those cases in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary granted the waiver, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary was serving in the absence of the Assistant Secretary in accordance with the office’s Order of Succession. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 This notice covers waivers of regulations granted by HUD from April 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. For ease of reference, the waivers granted by HUD are listed by HUD program office (for example, the Office of Community Planning and Development, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Housing, and the Office of Public and Indian Housing, etc.). Within each program office grouping, the waivers are listed sequentially by the regulatory section of title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is being waived. For example, a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 58 would be listed before a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 570. Where more than one regulatory provision is involved in the grant of a particular waiver request, the action is listed under the section number of the first regulatory requirement that appears in 24 CFR and that is being waived. For example, a waiver of both § 58.73 and § 58.74 would appear sequentially in the listing under § 58.73. Waiver of regulations that involve the same initial regulatory citation are in time sequence beginning with the earliest-dated regulatory waiver. Should HUD receive additional information about waivers granted during the period covered by this report (the second quarter of calendar year 2016) before the next report is published (the third quarter of calendar year 2016), HUD will include any additional waivers granted for the second quarter in the next report. Accordingly, information about approved waiver requests pertaining to HUD regulations is provided in the Appendix that follows this notice. Dated: September 2, 2016. Tonya T. Robinson, Principal Deputy General Counsel. Appendix Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development April 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2016 Note to Reader: More information about the granting of these waivers, including a copy of the waiver request and approval, may be obtained by contacting the person whose name is listed as the contact person directly after each set of regulatory waivers granted. The regulatory waivers granted appear in the following order: I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 58.22(a). Project/Activity: The Greater Dayton Premier Management Metropolitan Housing Authority (GDPM) and the City of Kettering requested a waiver for the acquisition of 557 Corona Avenue in Kettering, Ohio. The project, funded by HOME will consist of acquisition and rehabilitation of three existing, vacant, and foreclosed buildings, providing 12 additional units of housing. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 58.22(a) establishes limitations on activities pending clearance. Under the regulation, neither a recipient nor any participant in the development process, including public or private nonprofit or forprofit entities, or any of their contractors, may commit HUD assistance under a program listed in § 58.1(b) on an activity or project until HUD or the State has approved the recipient’s request for relief of funds (RROF) and the related certification from the responsible entity. In addition, until the RROF and the related certification have been approved, neither a recipient nor any participant in the development process may commit non-HUD funds on or undertake an activity or project under a program listed in § 58.1(b) if the activity or project would have an adverse environmental impact or limit the choice of reasonable alternatives. Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: April 27, 2016. Reason Waived: The project will further the HUD mission and will advance HUD program goals to develop viable, quality communities and affordable housing; The Greater Dayton Premier Management Metropolitan Housing Authority (GDPM) and the city unknowingly violated the regulation; no HUD funds were committed; and based on the environmental assessments and the HUD field inspection, granting the waiver will not result in any unmitigated, adverse environmental impact. Contact: Ashley Bechtold, Office of Environment and Energy, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7212, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–6298. • Regulation: 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2), 24 CFR 570.201(e)(1), and 24 CFR 570.207(b)(3). Project/Activity: Harris County, TX. Nature of Requirement: The regulations at 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2), 24 CFR 570.201(e)(1), and 24 CFR 570.207(b)(3) require a 30-day public comment period prior to the implementation of a substantial amendment, limit the amount of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds used for public services to no more than 15 percent of each grant, and prohibit CDBG funds from being used for the new construction of housing, respectively. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: June 28, 2016. Reason Waived: The county was affected by severe flooding April 17–24, 2016, causing substantial property damage. A Presidential Declared Disaster Declaration (FEMA–DR– 4269) was issued for multiple counties, including Harris County, on April 25, 2016, which covers severe storms and flooding that occurred for the effective period of April 17– 24, 2016. The waivers granted will allow Harris County to expedite recovery efforts for low and moderate income residents affected by the flooding; pay for additional support services for affected individuals and families, including, but not limited to, food, health, employment, and case management services to help county residents impacted by the flooding; and use CDBG funds for new housing construction to replace affordable housing units lost as a result of the storms and flooding. Contact: Steve Johnson, Director, Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–4548. • Regulation: 24 CFR 92.251(c)-property standards; 24 CFR 92.504(d)-on-site inspections. Project/Activity: In order to eliminate the redundant physical inspections required when a property is financed with multiple federal housing programs, HUD has been participating in a Physical Inspection Alignment Working Group. The Working Group, which includes representatives from HUD, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funded programs, has developed a pilot program designed to align the physical inspection criteria and scheduling for Combined Funding Properties. There are 8 Pilot Grantees (State of Illinois, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State of Louisiana, State of Maryland, State of Minnesota, State of Missouri, State of New Mexico, State of North Carolina) and 38 Pilot Properties in the 2015 Physical Inspection Alignment Pilot Program. These Pilot Properties associated to this waiver are projects funded by the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and one or more of the Combined Funding Programs, which include the Department of Treasury’s low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), UDSA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program, FHA Multifamily Insurance Program, Section 811(Housing for the Disabled), Section 202 (Housing for the Elderly), Section 8 Project Based Rental Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 92.251(c) requires that HOMEassisted rental projects must meet HUD’s Housing Quality Standards throughout the period of affordability. The regulation at 24 CFR 92.504(d) requires that participating jurisdictions must perform on-site inspections of HOME-assisted rental housing in accordance with the requirements established in 24 CFR 92.504(d). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: April 20, 2016. Reason Waived: The Pilot Program’s goal is to eliminate redundant physical inspection requirements resulting when projects are funded by multiple federal housing programs. The lack of alignment increases program administration costs, often without a commensurate improvement in housing quality or program data collection. The elimination of multiple unnecessary inspections could lower the cost of oversight while maintaining housing quality. Waiver of the HOME property standards requirements at 24 CFR 92.251(c) and the on-site inspections requirements at 24 CFR 92.504(d) facilitates the participation of HOME grantees and HOME-funded rental projects in the 2015 Physical Inspection Alignment Pilot Program. This limited waiver applies only to Pilot Grantees for the period, January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, and is limited to Combined Funded Properties in the 2015 Physical Inspection Alignment Pilot Program. Contact: Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7164, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2684. • Regulation: 24 CFR 570.500(a). Project/Activity: Erie County, NY. Nature of Requirement: The CDBG regulation at 24 CFR 570.500(a) defines program income as gross income received by the recipient or a subrecipient directly generated from the use of CDBG funds. Granted By: Nani A. Coloretti, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Date Granted: June 2, 2016. Reason Waived: Erie County has a revolving loan fund that was initially capitalized with both CDBG grant funds and grant funds provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). Because of complex and conflicting Federal program requirements, the County found it difficult to comply with program requirements of both HUD and EDA. As a result, the fund became inactive. Both HUD and EDA recognized a long dormant fund does not benefit the community. Both agencies provided the County with technical assistance to separate the grant funds from the revolving loan fund, and make better use of these resources in accordance with each agency’s program requirements. Decades of commingled funds and conflicting regulations made it impossible to calculate program income attributable to the use of CDBG funds during the revolving loan fund’s active years. The waiver was granted to the extent necessary to allow Erie County to calculate CDBG program income based on its CDBG share of the entire revolving loan fund at the time of initial funding. This allowed the County to separate CDBG grant funds and CDBG program income from the revolving loan fund, and use these funds to carry out CDBG eligible activities for the benefit of the community. This also allowed the County to benefit from PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62753 the use of EDA funds that may now be used to provide new economic development loans in accordance with EDA program requirements. Contact: Steve Johnson, Director, Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–4548. • Regulation: 24 CFR 576.106(d). Project/Activity: Community Action of Napa Valley/Rental Assistance, Napa, California. Nature of Requirement: Provisions at 24 CFR 576.106(d)(1), limit rental assistance to equal to or less than the HUD-established FMR, as provided under 24 CFR part 888, and in compliance with the HUD-established rent reasonableness standard at 24 CFR 982.507. These requirements are intended to ensure that program participants can remain in their housing after their Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) assistance ends and help ensure that the amount of ESG assistance provided for rental assistance is reasonable, while serving the greatest number of program participants possible. Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: June 22, 2016. Reason Waived: Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) has demonstrated its inability to provide adequate rental assistance using the ESG program with the rising cost of rental units in Napa County and the decrease of Napa’s Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom unit. The success rate for housing vouchers has fallen from 76 to 67 percent over the past year, while Napa reports an estimated 5- to 6-year wait for those on the Section 8 wait list, which is now closed. Local real estate agents report that there are up to 30 applications for every vacant unit and the unit vacancy rate is low. This waiver allows CANV to provide ESG rental assistance for two-, three-, and fourbedroom units up to 105 percent of the FMR. Contact: Michael Roanhouse, Director, Program Coordination & Analysis Division, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–4482. II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing—Federal Housing Administration (FHA) For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b). Project/Activity: Sun Tower, FHA Project Number 127–SH015, Yakima, Washington. Yakima First Baptist Homes, Incorporated (Owner) seeks approval to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan on the subject project. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995), which governs the repayment of operating assistance provided E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 62754 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Properties, states ‘‘Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of the mortgage, or a sale of the project.’’ Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: April 22, 2016. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of the requirement to repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan in full when it became due. Deferring the loan payment preserves this affordable housing resource for an additional 40 years through the execution and recordation of a Rental Use Agreement. Contact: Regina Aleksiewicz, Senior Account Executive, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 6152, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402– 2600. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995). Project/Activity: Clairmont Oaks, FHA Project Number 061–44–027T, Decatur, Georgia. The owner requested a partial deferral of repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan on this project due to their inability to repay the loan in full upon prepayment of the 236 Loan. Nature of Requirement: Section 219.220(b) (1995) governs the repayment of operating assistance provided under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects states ‘‘Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of the mortgage, or a sale of the project (Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA)) if the Secretary so requires at the time of approval of the TPA.’’ Either of these actions would typically terminate FHA involvement with the property, and the Flexible Subsidy Loan would be repaid, in whole, at that time. Granted By: Edward Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 15, 2016. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the requirement to partially defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan to allow the much needed preservation and moderate rehabilitation of the project. The project will be preserved as an affordable housing resource of Decatur, Georgia. Contact: John Ardovini, Restructuring Analyst, Office of Affordable Housing Preservation, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6222, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3001. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b). Project/Activity: Pine Grove Apartments, FHA Project Number 023–027NI, Taunton, Massachusetts. Two K Associates, Ltd. Partnership, MA (Owner) seeks approval to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan on the subject project. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995), which governs the repayment of operating assistance provided VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Properties, states ‘‘Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of the mortgage, or a sale of the project.’’ Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 16, 2016. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of the requirement to repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan in full when it became due. Deferring the loan payment will preserve this affordable housing resource for an additional 40 years through the execution and recordation of a Rental Use Agreement. Contact: Marilynne Hutchins, Senior Account Executive, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6174, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–4323. • Regulation: 24 CFR 242.72. Project/Activity: Effingham County Hospital Authority (Effingham), FHA Project Number 061–13004, Springfield, Georgia. Effingham proposed a restructuring where the Owner is to lease the hospital facility to a separate operator, Effingham Hospital, Inc. (EHI). Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the leasing of a hospital in its entirety. Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 1, 2016. Reason Waived: The restructuring took place to comply with Georgia Hospital Authorities Law. The restructuring will permit Effingham to expand both geographically and programmatically to respond to challenges and changes in the healthcare delivery system without loss of any revenue sources that support the organization. Contact: Shelley M. McCracken-Rania, Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2247, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5366. • Regulation: 24 CFR 242.72. Project/Activity: Toombs County Hospital Authority (TCHA), FHA Project Number 061– 13002, Vidalia, Georgia. As part of a Section 223(a)(7) application to refinance existing FHA-insured debt for Meadows Regional Medical Center (MRMC), the organization will restructure so that TCHA is the new Borrower and Owner. TCHA will lease the hospital facility to MRMC to operate. Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the leasing of a hospital in its entirety. Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 1, 2016. Reason Waived: The restructuring was needed to approve the proposed refinancing. The refinancing lowered the interest rate on the FHA-insured debt from 7.39% to below 4%. Contact: Shelley M. McCracken-Rania, Senior Financial Analyst, Office of Housing, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 451 7th Street SW., Room 2247, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5366. • Regulation: 24 CFR 290.30(a). Project/Activity: Howard Avenue Rehabilitation, FHA Project Number 012– 57083 V and W, Brooklyn, New York. Howard Avenue Associates, L.P. (Owner) seeks approval to waive the non-competitive sale of two HUD-held multifamily mortgages. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 290.30(a), which governs the sale of HUD-held mortgages, states that ‘‘[e]xcept as otherwise provided in Section 290.31(a)(2), HUD will sell HUD-held multifamily mortgages on a competitive basis.’’ Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: April 4, 2016. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of the non-competitive sale of two HUD-held multifamily mortgages. The waiver allows HUD to assign the mortgages to the Owner’s new mortgagee to avoid paying mortgage recording tax in the State of New York. Contact: Cindy Bridges, Senior Account Executive, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6168, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2603. • Regulation: 24 CFR 290.30(a). Project/Activity: 1018 East 163rd Street, FHA Project Number 012–57360 W, Bronx, New York. 1018 Development Company (Owner) seeks approval to waive the noncompetitive sale of a HUD-held multifamily mortgage. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 290.30(a), which governs the sale of HUD-held mortgages, states that ‘‘[e]xcept as otherwise provided in Section 290.31(a)(2), HUD will sell HUD-held multifamily mortgages on a competitive basis.’’ Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 13, 2016. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of the non-competitive sale of a HUD-held multifamily mortgage. A waiver allows the Department to assign the mortgage to the Owner’s new mortgagee to avoid paying mortgage recording tax in the State of New York. Contact: Susanna Oyewole, Account Executive, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6080, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–6080. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Andres Duarte Terrace II, Duarte, CA, Project Number: 122–EE216/ CA16–S101–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 1, 2016. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the approval of the subordination agreement by the City of Duarte Housing Authority, and amendment of the Owner’s limited partnership agreement. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5787. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Middletown Homes 2009, Middletown, NJ, Project Number: 031– HD168/NJ39–Q101–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 15, 2016. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the office to review the initial closing package. Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5787. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Westminster Place Supported Independent Living, Philadelphia, PA, Project Number: 034–HD115/PA26– Q101–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: June 15, 2016. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to review the closing documents and to allow for unforeseen delays. Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5787. III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c)(1) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Gateway Healthcare, Inc. (RI029). Nature of Requirement: The regulation establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing authority’s (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A–133. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 6, 2016. Reason Waived: Gateway Healthcare, Inc. (HA), a Section 8 only entity, and its VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Mainstream Voucher Program are an affiliate partner of the Lifespan Corporation (Lifespan). Lifespan has a FYE date of September 30, 2016. The HA requested an extension to submit its audited financial data for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2015, to align with its affiliate partner Lifespan’s FYE date of September 30, 2016. The additional time allowed the auditor necessary time to compile and complete Gateway Healthcare’s required audited financial data submission to the Department. This Financial Assessment Sub System (FASS) audited financial submission waiver (extension) does not apply to Single Audit submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse; the HA is required to meet the Single Audit due dates. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, Acting Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475–7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.216(h)(1). Project/Activity: Vancouver Housing Authority in Vancouver, Washington, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 5.216(h)(1) so that it could admit homeless applicants prior to verifying Social Security Numbers (SSN). Nature of Requirement: This regulation states that if the processing entity determines that the assistance applicant is otherwise eligible to participate in a program, the assistance applicant may retain its place on the waiting list for the program but cannot become a participant until it can provide a complete and accurate social security number (SSN) assigned to each member of the household. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 21, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow homeless families to provide SSN documentation to the processing entity within 90 calendar days from the date of admission to the program which is allowed for the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program for homeless individuals. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency in Des Moines, Iowa, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62755 ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 8, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202)708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Marion County Housing Authority in Salem, Oregon, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 8, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: San Diego Housing Commission in San Diego, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 8, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 62756 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: San Diego Housing Commission in San Diego, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 8, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202)708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Boston Housing Authority in Boston, Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 12, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Sonoma County Housing Authority in Santa Rosa, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 18, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Howard County Housing in Columbia, Maryland, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 22, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Glendale in Glendale, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 9, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 17, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Lake County Housing Commission in Lower Lake, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 3, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Howard County Housing in Columbia, Maryland, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 7, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Colorado Department of Local Affairs in Denver, Colorado, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 13, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: County of Maui in Wailuku, Hawaii, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 13, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Boston Housing Authority in Boston, Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 14, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Kaua’I County Housing Authority in Lihu’e, Hawaii, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 14, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62757 Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Waltham Housing Authority in Waltham, Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 15, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Clackamas County in Oregon City, Oregon, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation. Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 21, 2016. Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 984.305(c)(1). Project/Activity: The Housing Authority of Chelan County and City of Wenatchee in Wenatchee, Washington, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 984.305(c)(1) so that it could disburse escrow funds accumulated by a participant in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS family was unable E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 62758 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 176 / Monday, September 12, 2016 / Notices to complete its contract of participation due to being absorbed into the HCV program of a PHA that did not administer an FSS program. Nature of Requirement: This regulation states the FSS escrow shall be paid to the participant when the contract of participation has been completed and at the time of contract completion the head of the FSS family submits to the PHA a certification that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, no member of the FSS family is a recipient of welfare assistance. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 29, 2016. Reason Waived: Although the FSS participant in question was unable to complete its contract of participation prior to being absorbed into the HCV program of the receiving PHA, the family was in compliance with the contract of participation and the move to the receiving PHA’s jurisdiction was for good cause. In consideration of these circumstances, the waiver was granted so that escrow could be disbursed to the family without completing the contract of participation. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Loveland Housing Authority (LHA) in Loveland, Colorado, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 985.101(a) so that it could submit its Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification after the deadline. Nature of Requirement: Section 985.101(a) states a PHA must submit the HUD-required SEMAP certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 13, 2016. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted for the LHA’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. The waiver was approved because of circumstances beyond the PHA’s control and to prevent additional administrative burdens for the PHA and field office. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Winter Haven Housing Authority (WHHA) in Winter Haven, Florida, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 985.101(a) so that it could submit its Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification after the deadline. Nature of Requirement: Section 985.101(a) states a PHA must submit the HUD-required SEMAP certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Sep 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 ´ Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 8, 2016. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because for the WHHA’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. The waiver was approved because of circumstances beyond the PHA’s control and to prevent additional administrative burdens for the PHA and field office. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. [FR Doc. 2016–21867 Filed 9–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2016–N129; FXES11120200000–167–FF02ENEH00] Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for the American Burying Beetle, From American Electric Power, and Availability of Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for public comments. AGENCY: Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), we, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) and a proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP) from American Electric Power in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. Our loweffect screening form (LESF), which supports a categorical exclusion for the HCP under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), is also available for review. The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 3 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the American burying beetle resulting from the construction of two segments of the Talawanda to McAlester electric transmission line. DATES: Comments: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by October 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: • Internet: You may obtain copies of the draft low-effect screening form and draft HCP on the Service’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/ Oklahoma/. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • U.S. Mail: Field Supervisor, Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office, 9014 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74129; telephone 918–382–4500. Please note that your request is in reference to the American Electric Power (AEP) LEHCP (TE01909C). • In-Person: Copies of the draft loweffect screening form and draft HCP are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Æ Department of the Interior, Natural Resources Library, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87201. Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74129; 918–382–4500 (phone); or 918–581– 7467 (fax). Persons wishing to review the application may obtain a copy by writing to the Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Room 4102, Albuquerque, NM 87103, Attention: Branch Chief, Environmental Review. Comment submission: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: • Electronically: fw2_hcp_permits@ fws.gov. • By hard copy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74129; calling 918–382–4500; or faxing 918–581–7467. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Polk, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9014 East 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74129; or by telephone at 918–382–4500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we have received an application for an ITP and a proposed HCP from AEP in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. Our LESF, which supports a categorical exclusion for the HCP under NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), is also available for review. The requested permit, which would be in effect for a period of 3 years, if granted, would authorize incidental take of the American burying beetle resulting from the construction of two segments of the Talawanda to McAlester electric transmission line. Under NEPA, we advise the public that we have gathered the information necessary to determine impacts related to potential issuance of an ITP and have determined that the proposed action qualifies as a low-effect HCP and is categorically excluded from the NEPA process; and In addition, the applicant has developed and proposes to implement E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 176 (Monday, September 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5946-N-02]


Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second 
Quarter of Calendar Year 2016

AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish 
quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD 
has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the 
previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to 
comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This 
notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the 
period beginning on April 1, 2016, and ending on June 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice, contact Aaron Santa Anna, Associate General Counsel for 
Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410-0500, telephone 202-708-
3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-
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calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
    For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and 
for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the 
person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver 
granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in 
the second quarter of calendar year 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a 
new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act 
(42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that:
    1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify 
the grounds for approving the waiver;
    2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated 
by the Secretary only to an individual of Assistant Secretary or 
equivalent rank, and the person to whom authority to waive is delegated 
must also have authority to issue the particular regulation to be 
waived;
    3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of 
all waivers of regulations that HUD has approved, by publishing a 
notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each covering the period 
since the most recent previous notification) shall:
    a. Identify the project, activity, or undertaking involved;
    b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation 
of the provision;
    c. Indicate the name and title of the person who granted the waiver 
request;
    d. Describe briefly the grounds for approval of the request; and
    e. State how additional information about a particular waiver may 
be obtained.
    Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act also contains requirements 
applicable to waivers of HUD handbook provisions that are not relevant 
to the purpose of this notice.
    This notice follows procedures provided in HUD's Statement of 
Policy on Waiver of Regulations and Directives issued on April 22, 1991 
(56 FR 16337). In accordance with those procedures and with the 
requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of 
regulations are granted by the Assistant Secretary with jurisdiction 
over the regulations for which a waiver was requested. In those cases 
in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary granted the waiver, the 
General Deputy Assistant Secretary was serving in the absence of the 
Assistant Secretary in accordance with the office's Order of 
Succession.
    This notice covers waivers of regulations granted by HUD from April 
1, 2016 through June 30, 2016. For ease of reference, the waivers 
granted by HUD are listed by HUD program office (for example, the 
Office of Community Planning and Development, the Office of Fair 
Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Housing, and the Office of 
Public and Indian Housing, etc.). Within each program office grouping, 
the waivers are listed sequentially by the regulatory section of title 
24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is being waived. For 
example, a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 58 would be listed 
before a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 570.
    Where more than one regulatory provision is involved in the grant 
of a particular waiver request, the action is listed under the section 
number of the first regulatory requirement that appears in 24 CFR and 
that is being waived. For example, a waiver of both Sec.  58.73 and 
Sec.  58.74 would appear sequentially in the listing under Sec.  58.73.
    Waiver of regulations that involve the same initial regulatory 
citation are in time sequence beginning with the earliest-dated 
regulatory waiver.
    Should HUD receive additional information about waivers granted 
during the period covered by this report (the second quarter of 
calendar year 2016) before the next report is published (the third 
quarter of calendar year 2016), HUD will include any additional waivers 
granted for the second quarter in the next report.
    Accordingly, information about approved waiver requests pertaining 
to HUD regulations is provided in the Appendix that follows this 
notice.

    Dated: September 2, 2016.
Tonya T. Robinson,
Principal Deputy General Counsel.

Appendix

Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development April 1, 2016 Through June 
30, 2016

    Note to Reader: More information about the granting of these 
waivers, including a copy of the waiver request and approval, may be 
obtained by contacting the person whose name is listed as the 
contact person directly after each set of regulatory waivers 
granted.
    The regulatory waivers granted appear in the following order:

I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning 
and Development
II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing
III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing

I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and 
Development

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 58.22(a).
    Project/Activity: The Greater Dayton Premier Management 
Metropolitan Housing Authority (GDPM) and the City of Kettering 
requested a waiver for the acquisition of 557 Corona Avenue in 
Kettering, Ohio. The project, funded by HOME will consist of 
acquisition and rehabilitation of three existing, vacant, and 
foreclosed buildings, providing 12 additional units of housing.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 58.22(a) 
establishes limitations on activities pending clearance. Under the 
regulation, neither a recipient nor any participant in the 
development process, including public or private nonprofit or for-
profit entities, or any of their contractors, may commit HUD 
assistance under a program listed in Sec.  58.1(b) on an activity or 
project until HUD or the State has approved the recipient's request 
for relief of funds (RROF) and the related certification from the 
responsible entity. In addition, until the RROF and the related 
certification have been approved, neither a recipient nor any 
participant in the development process may commit non-HUD funds on 
or undertake an activity or project under a program listed in Sec.  
58.1(b) if the activity or project would have an adverse 
environmental impact or limit the choice of reasonable alternatives.
    Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: April 27, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The project will further the HUD mission and will 
advance HUD program goals to develop viable, quality communities and 
affordable housing; The Greater Dayton Premier Management 
Metropolitan Housing Authority (GDPM) and the city unknowingly 
violated the regulation; no HUD funds were committed; and based on 
the environmental assessments and the HUD field inspection, granting 
the waiver will not result in any unmitigated, adverse environmental 
impact.
    Contact: Ashley Bechtold, Office of Environment and Energy, 
Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7212, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-6298.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2), 24 CFR 570.201(e)(1), 
and 24 CFR 570.207(b)(3).
    Project/Activity: Harris County, TX.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulations at 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2), 
24 CFR 570.201(e)(1), and 24 CFR 570.207(b)(3) require a 30-day 
public comment period prior to the implementation of a substantial 
amendment, limit the amount of Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) funds used for public services to no more than 15 percent of 
each grant, and prohibit CDBG funds from being used for the new 
construction of housing, respectively.

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    Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: June 28, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The county was affected by severe flooding April 
17-24, 2016, causing substantial property damage. A Presidential 
Declared Disaster Declaration (FEMA-DR-4269) was issued for multiple 
counties, including Harris County, on April 25, 2016, which covers 
severe storms and flooding that occurred for the effective period of 
April 17-24, 2016. The waivers granted will allow Harris County to 
expedite recovery efforts for low and moderate income residents 
affected by the flooding; pay for additional support services for 
affected individuals and families, including, but not limited to, 
food, health, employment, and case management services to help 
county residents impacted by the flooding; and use CDBG funds for 
new housing construction to replace affordable housing units lost as 
a result of the storms and flooding.
    Contact: Steve Johnson, Director, Entitlement Communities 
Division, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7282, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-4548.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 92.251(c)-property standards; 24 CFR 
92.504(d)-on-site inspections.
    Project/Activity: In order to eliminate the redundant physical 
inspections required when a property is financed with multiple 
federal housing programs, HUD has been participating in a Physical 
Inspection Alignment Working Group. The Working Group, which 
includes representatives from HUD, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funded programs, has 
developed a pilot program designed to align the physical inspection 
criteria and scheduling for Combined Funding Properties. There are 8 
Pilot Grantees (State of Illinois, Commonwealth of Kentucky, State 
of Louisiana, State of Maryland, State of Minnesota, State of 
Missouri, State of New Mexico, State of North Carolina) and 38 Pilot 
Properties in the 2015 Physical Inspection Alignment Pilot Program. 
These Pilot Properties associated to this waiver are projects funded 
by the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and one or more 
of the Combined Funding Programs, which include the Department of 
Treasury's low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), UDSA Section 515 
Rural Rental Housing Program, FHA Multifamily Insurance Program, 
Section 811(Housing for the Disabled), Section 202 (Housing for the 
Elderly), Section 8 Project Based Rental Housing, and Rental 
Assistance Demonstration.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 92.251(c) 
requires that HOME-assisted rental projects must meet HUD's Housing 
Quality Standards throughout the period of affordability. The 
regulation at 24 CFR 92.504(d) requires that participating 
jurisdictions must perform on-site inspections of HOME-assisted 
rental housing in accordance with the requirements established in 24 
CFR 92.504(d).
    Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: April 20, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The Pilot Program's goal is to eliminate 
redundant physical inspection requirements resulting when projects 
are funded by multiple federal housing programs. The lack of 
alignment increases program administration costs, often without a 
commensurate improvement in housing quality or program data 
collection. The elimination of multiple unnecessary inspections 
could lower the cost of oversight while maintaining housing quality. 
Waiver of the HOME property standards requirements at 24 CFR 
92.251(c) and the on-site inspections requirements at 24 CFR 
92.504(d) facilitates the participation of HOME grantees and HOME-
funded rental projects in the 2015 Physical Inspection Alignment 
Pilot Program. This limited waiver applies only to Pilot Grantees 
for the period, January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, and is 
limited to Combined Funded Properties in the 2015 Physical 
Inspection Alignment Pilot Program.
    Contact: Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of Affordable 
Housing Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Room 7164, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2684.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 570.500(a).
    Project/Activity: Erie County, NY.
    Nature of Requirement: The CDBG regulation at 24 CFR 570.500(a) 
defines program income as gross income received by the recipient or 
a subrecipient directly generated from the use of CDBG funds.
    Granted By: Nani A. Coloretti, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department 
of Housing and Urban Development.
    Date Granted: June 2, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Erie County has a revolving loan fund that was 
initially capitalized with both CDBG grant funds and grant funds 
provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development 
Administration (EDA). Because of complex and conflicting Federal 
program requirements, the County found it difficult to comply with 
program requirements of both HUD and EDA. As a result, the fund 
became inactive. Both HUD and EDA recognized a long dormant fund 
does not benefit the community. Both agencies provided the County 
with technical assistance to separate the grant funds from the 
revolving loan fund, and make better use of these resources in 
accordance with each agency's program requirements. Decades of 
commingled funds and conflicting regulations made it impossible to 
calculate program income attributable to the use of CDBG funds 
during the revolving loan fund's active years. The waiver was 
granted to the extent necessary to allow Erie County to calculate 
CDBG program income based on its CDBG share of the entire revolving 
loan fund at the time of initial funding. This allowed the County to 
separate CDBG grant funds and CDBG program income from the revolving 
loan fund, and use these funds to carry out CDBG eligible activities 
for the benefit of the community. This also allowed the County to 
benefit from the use of EDA funds that may now be used to provide 
new economic development loans in accordance with EDA program 
requirements.
    Contact: Steve Johnson, Director, Entitlement Communities 
Division, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7282, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-4548.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 576.106(d).
    Project/Activity: Community Action of Napa Valley/Rental 
Assistance, Napa, California.
    Nature of Requirement: Provisions at 24 CFR 576.106(d)(1), limit 
rental assistance to equal to or less than the HUD-established FMR, 
as provided under 24 CFR part 888, and in compliance with the HUD-
established rent reasonableness standard at 24 CFR 982.507. These 
requirements are intended to ensure that program participants can 
remain in their housing after their Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) 
assistance ends and help ensure that the amount of ESG assistance 
provided for rental assistance is reasonable, while serving the 
greatest number of program participants possible.
    Granted By: Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: June 22, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Community Action of Napa Valley (CANV) has 
demonstrated its inability to provide adequate rental assistance 
using the ESG program with the rising cost of rental units in Napa 
County and the decrease of Napa's Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-
bedroom unit. The success rate for housing vouchers has fallen from 
76 to 67 percent over the past year, while Napa reports an estimated 
5- to 6-year wait for those on the Section 8 wait list, which is now 
closed. Local real estate agents report that there are up to 30 
applications for every vacant unit and the unit vacancy rate is low. 
This waiver allows CANV to provide ESG rental assistance for two-, 
three-, and four-bedroom units up to 105 percent of the FMR.
    Contact: Michael Roanhouse, Director, Program Coordination & 
Analysis Division, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 
Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-4482.

II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing--Federal 
Housing Administration (FHA)

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b).
    Project/Activity: Sun Tower, FHA Project Number 127-SH015, 
Yakima, Washington. Yakima First Baptist Homes, Incorporated (Owner) 
seeks approval to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating 
Assistance Loan on the subject project.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b) 
(1995), which governs the repayment of operating assistance provided

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under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Properties, states 
``Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this 
subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term 
of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of 
the mortgage, or a sale of the project.''
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: April 22, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of 
the requirement to repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance 
Loan in full when it became due. Deferring the loan payment 
preserves this affordable housing resource for an additional 40 
years through the execution and recordation of a Rental Use 
Agreement.
    Contact: Regina Aleksiewicz, Senior Account Executive, Office of 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 
SW., 6152, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-2600.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995).
    Project/Activity: Clairmont Oaks, FHA Project Number 061-44-
027T, Decatur, Georgia. The owner requested a partial deferral of 
repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan on this 
project due to their inability to repay the loan in full upon 
prepayment of the 236 Loan.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 219.220(b) (1995) governs the 
repayment of operating assistance provided under the Flexible 
Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects states ``Assistance that has 
been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at 
the earlier of expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination 
of mortgage insurance, prepayment of the mortgage, or a sale of the 
project (Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA)) if the Secretary so 
requires at the time of approval of the TPA.'' Either of these 
actions would typically terminate FHA involvement with the property, 
and the Flexible Subsidy Loan would be repaid, in whole, at that 
time.
    Granted By: Edward Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 15, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the 
requirement to partially defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy 
Operating Assistance Loan to allow the much needed preservation and 
moderate rehabilitation of the project. The project will be 
preserved as an affordable housing resource of Decatur, Georgia.
    Contact: John Ardovini, Restructuring Analyst, Office of 
Affordable Housing Preservation, Office of Housing, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6222, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-3001.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b).
    Project/Activity: Pine Grove Apartments, FHA Project Number 023-
027NI, Taunton, Massachusetts. Two K Associates, Ltd. Partnership, 
MA (Owner) seeks approval to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy 
Operating Assistance Loan on the subject project.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b) 
(1995), which governs the repayment of operating assistance provided 
under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Properties, states 
``Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this 
subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term 
of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of 
the mortgage, or a sale of the project.''
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 16, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of 
the requirement to repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance 
Loan in full when it became due. Deferring the loan payment will 
preserve this affordable housing resource for an additional 40 years 
through the execution and recordation of a Rental Use Agreement.
    Contact: Marilynne Hutchins, Senior Account Executive, Office of 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 
SW., Room 6174, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-4323.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 242.72.
    Project/Activity: Effingham County Hospital Authority 
(Effingham), FHA Project Number 061-13004, Springfield, Georgia. 
Effingham proposed a restructuring where the Owner is to lease the 
hospital facility to a separate operator, Effingham Hospital, Inc. 
(EHI).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the leasing of a 
hospital in its entirety.
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 1, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The restructuring took place to comply with 
Georgia Hospital Authorities Law. The restructuring will permit 
Effingham to expand both geographically and programmatically to 
respond to challenges and changes in the healthcare delivery system 
without loss of any revenue sources that support the organization.
    Contact: Shelley M. McCracken-Rania, Senior Financial Analyst, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 2247, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
402-5366.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 242.72.
    Project/Activity: Toombs County Hospital Authority (TCHA), FHA 
Project Number 061-13002, Vidalia, Georgia. As part of a Section 
223(a)(7) application to refinance existing FHA-insured debt for 
Meadows Regional Medical Center (MRMC), the organization will 
restructure so that TCHA is the new Borrower and Owner. TCHA will 
lease the hospital facility to MRMC to operate.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the leasing of a 
hospital in its entirety.
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 1, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The restructuring was needed to approve the 
proposed refinancing. The refinancing lowered the interest rate on 
the FHA-insured debt from 7.39% to below 4%.
    Contact: Shelley M. McCracken-Rania, Senior Financial Analyst, 
Office of Housing, 451 7th Street SW., Room 2247, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5366.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 290.30(a).
    Project/Activity: Howard Avenue Rehabilitation, FHA Project 
Number 012-57083 V and W, Brooklyn, New York. Howard Avenue 
Associates, L.P. (Owner) seeks approval to waive the non-competitive 
sale of two HUD-held multifamily mortgages.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 290.30(a), which 
governs the sale of HUD-held mortgages, states that ``[e]xcept as 
otherwise provided in Section 290.31(a)(2), HUD will sell HUD-held 
multifamily mortgages on a competitive basis.''
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: April 4, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of 
the non-competitive sale of two HUD-held multifamily mortgages. The 
waiver allows HUD to assign the mortgages to the Owner's new 
mortgagee to avoid paying mortgage recording tax in the State of New 
York.
    Contact: Cindy Bridges, Senior Account Executive, Office of 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street 
SW., Room 6168, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-2603.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 290.30(a).
    Project/Activity: 1018 East 163rd Street, FHA Project Number 
012-57360 W, Bronx, New York. 1018 Development Company (Owner) seeks 
approval to waive the non-competitive sale of a HUD-held multifamily 
mortgage.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 290.30(a), which 
governs the sale of HUD-held mortgages, states that ``[e]xcept as 
otherwise provided in Section 290.31(a)(2), HUD will sell HUD-held 
multifamily mortgages on a competitive basis.''
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2016.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of 
the non-competitive sale of a HUD-held multifamily mortgage. A 
waiver allows the Department to assign the mortgage to the Owner's 
new mortgagee to avoid paying mortgage recording tax in the State of 
New York.
    Contact: Susanna Oyewole, Account Executive, Office of Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., 
Room 6080, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-6080.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Andres Duarte Terrace II, Duarte, CA, Project 
Number: 122-EE216/CA16-S101-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18-months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 1, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the approval of 
the subordination agreement by the City of Duarte Housing Authority, 
and amendment of the Owner's limited partnership agreement.

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    Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
402-5787.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Middletown Homes 2009, Middletown, NJ, Project 
Number: 031-HD168/NJ39-Q101-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18-months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 15, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the office to 
review the initial closing package.
    Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
402-5787.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Westminster Place Supported Independent 
Living, Philadelphia, PA, Project Number: 034-HD115/PA26-Q101-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18-months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 36 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted By: Edward L. Golding, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Housing.
    Date Granted: June 15, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to review the closing 
documents and to allow for unforeseen delays.
    Contact: Alicia Anderson, Branch Chief, Grants and New Funding, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
402-5787.

III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c)(1) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Gateway Healthcare, Inc. (RI029).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation establishes certain 
reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are 
required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) 
no later than nine months after the housing authority's (HA) fiscal 
year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB 
Circular A-133.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 6, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Gateway Healthcare, Inc. (HA), a Section 8 only 
entity, and its Mainstream Voucher Program are an affiliate partner 
of the Lifespan Corporation (Lifespan). Lifespan has a FYE date of 
September 30, 2016. The HA requested an extension to submit its 
audited financial data for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 
2015, to align with its affiliate partner Lifespan's FYE date of 
September 30, 2016. The additional time allowed the auditor 
necessary time to compile and complete Gateway Healthcare's required 
audited financial data submission to the Department. This Financial 
Assessment Sub System (FASS) audited financial submission waiver 
(extension) does not apply to Single Audit submissions to the 
Federal Audit Clearinghouse; the HA is required to meet the Single 
Audit due dates.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, Acting Program Manager, NASS, Real 
Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., 
Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-7908.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.216(h)(1).
    Project/Activity: Vancouver Housing Authority in Vancouver, 
Washington, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 5.216(h)(1) so that it 
could admit homeless applicants prior to verifying Social Security 
Numbers (SSN).
    Nature of Requirement: This regulation states that if the 
processing entity determines that the assistance applicant is 
otherwise eligible to participate in a program, the assistance 
applicant may retain its place on the waiting list for the program 
but cannot become a participant until it can provide a complete and 
accurate social security number (SSN) assigned to each member of the 
household.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 21, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow homeless families to provide SSN 
documentation to the processing entity within 90 calendar days from 
the date of admission to the program which is allowed for the 
Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program for 
homeless individuals.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency in Des 
Moines, Iowa, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it 
could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent 
of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the 
unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 8, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202)708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Marion County Housing Authority in Salem, 
Oregon, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 8, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: San Diego Housing Commission in San Diego, 
California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 8, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and

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Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: San Diego Housing Commission in San Diego, 
California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 8, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202)708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Boston Housing Authority in Boston, 
Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it 
could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent 
of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 12, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Sonoma County Housing Authority in Santa Rosa, 
California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 18, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Howard County Housing in Columbia, Maryland, 
requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an 
exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair 
market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 22, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Glendale in 
Glendale, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so 
that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 
percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the 
unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 9, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz 
in Santa Cruz, California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) 
so that it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 
120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable 
accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 17, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Lake County Housing Commission in Lower Lake, 
California, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 3, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.


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     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Howard County Housing in Columbia, Maryland, 
requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an 
exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair 
market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 7, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Colorado Department of Local Affairs in 
Denver, Colorado, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it 
could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent 
of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: County of Maui in Wailuku, Hawaii, requested a 
waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could approve an exception 
payment standard amount above 120 percent of the fair market rent 
(FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Boston Housing Authority in Boston, 
Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it 
could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent 
of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 14, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Kaua'I County Housing Authority in Lihu'e, 
Hawaii, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it could 
approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent of 
the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 14, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Waltham Housing Authority in Waltham, 
Massachusetts, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that it 
could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 percent 
of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 15, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Clackamas County in 
Oregon City, Oregon, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.505(d) so that 
it could approve an exception payment standard amount above 120 
percent of the fair market rent (FMR) as a reasonable accommodation.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 982.505(d) states that a public 
housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a 
family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard 
is no more than 120 percent of the FMR for the unit size.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This regulation was waived as a reasonable 
accommodation to allow a disabled participant to receive housing 
assistance and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income 
toward the family share.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 984.305(c)(1).
    Project/Activity: The Housing Authority of Chelan County and 
City of Wenatchee in Wenatchee, Washington, requested a waiver of 24 
CFR 984.305(c)(1) so that it could disburse escrow funds accumulated 
by a participant in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The 
FSS family was unable

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to complete its contract of participation due to being absorbed into 
the HCV program of a PHA that did not administer an FSS program.
    Nature of Requirement: This regulation states the FSS escrow 
shall be paid to the participant when the contract of participation 
has been completed and at the time of contract completion the head 
of the FSS family submits to the PHA a certification that to the 
best of his or her knowledge and belief, no member of the FSS family 
is a recipient of welfare assistance.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 29, 2016.
    Reason Waived: Although the FSS participant in question was 
unable to complete its contract of participation prior to being 
absorbed into the HCV program of the receiving PHA, the family was 
in compliance with the contract of participation and the move to the 
receiving PHA's jurisdiction was for good cause. In consideration of 
these circumstances, the waiver was granted so that escrow could be 
disbursed to the family without completing the contract of 
participation.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Loveland Housing Authority (LHA) in Loveland, 
Colorado, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 985.101(a) so that it could 
submit its Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) 
certification after the deadline.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 985.101(a) states a PHA must 
submit the HUD-required SEMAP certification form within 60 calendar 
days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 13, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted for the LHA's fiscal year 
ending December 31, 2015. The waiver was approved because of 
circumstances beyond the PHA's control and to prevent additional 
administrative burdens for the PHA and field office.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Winter Haven Housing Authority (WHHA) in 
Winter Haven, Florida, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 985.101(a) so 
that it could submit its Section Eight Management Assessment Program 
(SEMAP) certification after the deadline.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 985.101(a) states a PHA must 
submit the HUD-required SEMAP certification form within 60 calendar 
days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 8, 2016.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because for the WHHA's 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. The waiver was approved 
because of circumstances beyond the PHA's control and to prevent 
additional administrative burdens for the PHA and field office.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, 
telephone (202) 708-0477.

[FR Doc. 2016-21867 Filed 9-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P