Delegation of Authority for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, 89496-89497 [2016-29653]

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[FR Doc. 2016–29642 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5982–D–01] Delegation of Authority for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Office of the Secretary, HUD. Notice of Delegation of Authority. AGENCY: ACTION: Under the Residential LeadBased Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is authorized to develop, demonstrate, and promote measures to correct lead-based paint-related health and safety hazards in the home environment that affect children, particularly of low-income families. In this notice, the Secretary delegates to the Director of OLHCHH, all mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 authority pursuant to the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, sections 501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, and authorizing legislation pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes contained within annual appropriations acts, for matters pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes. This includes oversight and enforcement of the Lead Disclosure Rule as well as oversight of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for all HUD programs and enforcement of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for Multifamily Housing programs, the Single Family Asset Management program, and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs. PIH enforcement actions include coordination with the appropriate PIH field office. DATES: Effective Date: November 28, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Griego, Program Environmental Clearance Officer, OLHCHH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Suite 7301, P.O. Box 906, Albuquerque, NM 87103–0906, telephone number (505) 346–6462 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OLHCHH was created by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102–139, October 28, 1991). Under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, OLHCHH is authorized to develop, demonstrate, and promote measures to correct lead-based paint related health and safety hazards in the home environment that affect children, particularly of low-income families. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2016 / Notices Today’s delegation also supersedes all prior delegations of authority for OLHCHH. Dated: November 28, 2016. ´ Julian Castro, Secretary. Section A. Authority Delegated [FR Doc. 2016–29653 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 4210–67–P The Secretary hereby delegates to the Director of OLHCHH, all authority of the Secretary pursuant to the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4821 et seq.), the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851 et seq.), sections 501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701z–1 and 1701z–2), and authorizing legislation pertaining to lead hazard control and/or healthy homes contained within annual appropriations acts for matters pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes. This includes the oversight and enforcement of the Lead Disclosure Rule and the oversight of the Lead Safe Housing Rule (24 CFR part 35, subparts A through R) for all HUD programs and enforcement of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for Multifamily Housing programs, the Single Family Asset Management program, and PIH programs. PIH enforcement actions include coordination with the appropriate PIH field office. The Director of OLHCHH also has responsibility for ensuring compliance, within assistance programs administered by OLHCHH, with relevant environmental requirements described in 24 CFR part 50, and with HUD responsibilities under 24 CFR part 58 in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and Related Laws and Authorities, See, 81 FR 66075, September 26, 2016. Section B. Authority Excepted The authority delegated in this document does not include the authority to sue or be sued or to issue or waive regulations. The Secretary authorizes the Director of OLHCHH to redelegate the authority described in Section A. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Section D. Authority Superseded This delegation supersedes all previous delegations of authority to OLHCHH. The Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole or part, at any time. Authority: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–R–2016–N134; FXRS1261030000– 178–FF03R02000] Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Polk County, Minnesota; Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a final comprehensive conservation plan (CCP), environmental assessment (EA), and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (refuge, NWR). In this final CCP we describe how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years. ADDRESSES: You will find the final CCP, a summary of the final CCP, and the EA/ FONSI on the planning Web site at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/ GlacialRidge/index.html. A limited number of hard copies and CD–ROMs are available. You may request one by any of the following methods: • Email: r3planning@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Glacial Ridge Final CCP/EA’’ in the subject line of the message. • U.S. Mail: Attention: Refuge Manager, Glacial Ridge NWR, 17788 349th St. SE., Erskine, MN 56535. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregg Knutsen, 218–687–2229 x16. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Introduction Section C. Authority To Redelegate With this notice, we complete the CCP process for Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, which we began by publishing a notice of intent in the Federal Register (78 FR 3909) on January 17, 2013. For more about the initial process and the history of this refuge, see that notice. We released the draft CCP and EA to the public, announcing and requesting comments in a notice of availability (81 FR 31655) on May 19, 2016. The 42-day comment period ended on June 20, 2016. A summary of public comments and the agency responses are included in the final CCP. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89497 The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the NWRS was established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the NWRS mission, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with each refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the NWRS. Additional Information The final CCP/EA may be found at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/ glacialridge/index.html. The document incorporates an EA and FONSI, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (43 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The CCP/EA includes detailed information about the planning process, refuge, issues, and management alternatives considered and proposed. The EA includes discussions of three alternative refuge management options. The Service’s preferred alternative is reflected in the final CCP. The selected alternative for Glacial Ridge NWR includes refuge management actions that approximate ecological processes that maintained native habitats prior to European E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5982-D-01]


Delegation of Authority for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and 
Healthy Homes

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of Delegation of Authority.

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SUMMARY: Under the Residential Lead- Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act 
of 1992, the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) 
is authorized to develop, demonstrate, and promote measures to correct 
lead-based paint-related health and safety hazards in the home 
environment that affect children, particularly of low-income families. 
In this notice, the Secretary delegates to the Director of OLHCHH, all 
authority pursuant to the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, 
the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, sections 
501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, and 
authorizing legislation pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy 
homes contained within annual appropriations acts, for matters 
pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes. This includes 
oversight and enforcement of the Lead Disclosure Rule as well as 
oversight of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for all HUD programs and 
enforcement of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for Multifamily Housing 
programs, the Single Family Asset Management program, and Public and 
Indian Housing (PIH) programs. PIH enforcement actions include 
coordination with the appropriate PIH field office.

DATES: Effective Date: November 28, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Griego, Program Environmental 
Clearance Officer, OLHCHH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
500 Gold Avenue SW., Suite 7301, P.O. Box 906, Albuquerque, NM 87103-
0906, telephone number (505) 346-6462 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number 
through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 1-800-
877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OLHCHH was created by the Departments of 
Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent 
Agencies Appropriations Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-139, October 28, 
1991). Under the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 
1992, OLHCHH is authorized to develop, demonstrate, and promote 
measures to correct lead-based paint related health and safety hazards 
in the home environment that affect children, particularly of low-
income families.

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Today's delegation also supersedes all prior delegations of authority 
for OLHCHH.

Section A. Authority Delegated

    The Secretary hereby delegates to the Director of OLHCHH, all 
authority of the Secretary pursuant to the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning 
Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 4821 et seq.), the Residential Lead-Based 
Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 4851 et seq.), sections 
501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 
1701z-1 and 1701z-2), and authorizing legislation pertaining to lead 
hazard control and/or healthy homes contained within annual 
appropriations acts for matters pertaining to lead hazard control and 
healthy homes. This includes the oversight and enforcement of the Lead 
Disclosure Rule and the oversight of the Lead Safe Housing Rule (24 CFR 
part 35, subparts A through R) for all HUD programs and enforcement of 
the Lead Safe Housing Rule for Multifamily Housing programs, the Single 
Family Asset Management program, and PIH programs. PIH enforcement 
actions include coordination with the appropriate PIH field office. The 
Director of OLHCHH also has responsibility for ensuring compliance, 
within assistance programs administered by OLHCHH, with relevant 
environmental requirements described in 24 CFR part 50, and with HUD 
responsibilities under 24 CFR part 58 in accordance with the Memorandum 
of Understanding Regarding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and 
Related Laws and Authorities, See, 81 FR 66075, September 26, 2016.

Section B. Authority Excepted

    The authority delegated in this document does not include the 
authority to sue or be sued or to issue or waive regulations.

Section C. Authority To Redelegate

    The Secretary authorizes the Director of OLHCHH to redelegate the 
authority described in Section A.

Section D. Authority Superseded

    This delegation supersedes all previous delegations of authority to 
OLHCHH. The Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in 
whole or part, at any time.

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

    Dated: November 28, 2016.
Juli[aacute]n Castro,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29653 Filed 12-9-16; 8:45 am]
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