Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates, 36614-36616 [2018-16255]

Download as PDF 36614 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7006–N–11] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ONAP Training and Technical Assistance Evaluation Form Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: September 28, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of DATES: Information collection Number of respondents the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. 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 (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: ONAP Training and Technical Assistance Evaluation Form. OMB Approval Number: Pending OMB Approval. Type of Request: New Collection. Form Number: Form HUD–5879. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act (NAHASDA) authorizes funding for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program that supports the development, management, and operation of affordable homeownership and rental housing; infrastructure development; and other forms of housing assistance intended for low-income persons. Federally-recognized Native American and Alaska Native tribes, triballydesignated housing entities, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands are eligible to receive IHBG funds. HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) administers the IHBG program and offers contracted training and technical assistance to IHBG recipients on program requirements. ONAP’s Notice of Funding Availability for training and technical assistance services includes the requirement for the contractor(s) to use an OMBapproved evaluation form at all ONAPsponsored events. At the end of each training and technical assistance event, participants are invited to voluntarily complete the Training and Technical Assistance Evaluation Form (form HUD–5879) to assess training and technical assistance effectiveness and solicit ideas for improvement. Form HUD–5879 is a one-page survey instrument and does not collect any personally identifiable information, including a participant’s name. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost HUD–5879 ................... 40 200 8,000 .2 1,600 $36 $57,600 Total ...................... 40 200 8,000 .2 1,600 36 57,600 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6078–N–02] C. Authority Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act—Debenture Interest Rates Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. AGENCY: Dated: July 2, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–16141 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2018, is 3 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2018, is 31⁄8 percent. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yong Sun, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 5148, Washington, DC 20410–8000; telephone (202) 402–4778 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 224 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715o) provides that debentures issued under the Act with respect to an insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) of the Act) will bear interest at the rate in effect on the date the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. This provision is implemented in HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 203.405, 203.479, 207.259(e)(6), and 220.830. These regulatory provisions state that the applicable rates of interest will be published twice each year as a notice in the Federal Register. Section 224 further provides that the interest rate on these debentures will be set from time to time by the Secretary of HUD, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, in an amount not in excess of the annual interest rate determined by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield of all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of maturities of 15 or more years. The Secretary of the Treasury (1) has determined, in accordance with the provisions of Section 224, that the statutory maximum interest rate for the period beginning July 1, 2018, is 31⁄8 percent; and (2) has approved the establishment of the debenture interest rate by the Secretary of HUD at 31⁄8 percent for the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2018. This interest rate will be the rate borne by debentures VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 issued with respect to any insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4)) with insurance commitment or endorsement date (as applicable) within the latter 6 months of 2018. For convenience of reference, HUD is publishing the following chart of debenture interest rates applicable to mortgages committed or endorsed since January 1, 1980: Effective interest rate 91⁄2 ................ 97⁄8 ................ 113⁄4 .............. 127⁄8 .............. 123⁄4 .............. 101⁄4 .............. 103⁄8 .............. 111⁄2 .............. 133⁄8 .............. 115⁄8 .............. 111⁄8 .............. 101⁄4 .............. 81⁄4 ................ 8 ................... 9 ................... 91⁄8 ................ 93⁄8 ................ 91⁄4 ................ 9 ................... 81⁄8 ................ 9 ................... 83⁄4 ................ 81⁄2 ................ 8 ................... 8 ................... 73⁄4 ................ 7 ................... 65⁄8 ................ 73⁄4 ................ 83⁄8 ................ 71⁄4 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 71⁄4 ................ 63⁄4 ................ 71⁄8 ................ 63⁄8 ................ 61⁄8 ................ 51⁄2 ................ 61⁄8 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 61⁄2 ................ 6 ................... 57⁄8 ................ 51⁄4 ................ 53⁄4 ................ 5 ................... 41⁄2 ................ 51⁄8 ................ 51⁄2 ................ 47⁄8 ................ 41⁄2 ................ 47⁄8 ................ 53⁄8 ................ 43⁄4 ................ 5 ................... 41⁄2 ................ 45⁄8 ................ 41⁄8 ................ 41⁄8 ................ 41⁄4 ................ PO 00000 Frm 00103 On or after Jan. 1, 1980 July 1, 1980 Jan. 1, 1981 July 1, 1981 Jan. 1, 1982 Jan. 1, 1983 July 1, 1983 Jan. 1, 1984 July 1, 1984 Jan. 1, 1985 July 1, 1985 Jan. 1, 1986 July 1, 1986 Jan. 1, 1987 July 1, 1987 Jan. 1, 1988 July 1, 1988 Jan. 1, 1989 July 1, 1989 Jan. 1, 1990 July 1, 1990 Jan. 1, 1991 July 1, 1991 Jan. 1, 1992 July 1, 1992 Jan. 1, 1993 July 1, 1993 Jan. 1, 1994 July 1, 1994 Jan. 1, 1995 July 1, 1995 Jan. 1, 1996 July 1, 1996 Jan. 1, 1997 July 1, 1997 Jan. 1, 1998 July 1, 1998 Jan. 1, 1999 July 1, 1999 Jan. 1, 2000 July 1, 2000 Jan. 1, 2001 July 1, 2001 Jan. 1, 2002 July 1, 2002 Jan. 1, 2003 July 1, 2003 Jan. 1, 2004 July 1, 2004 Jan. 1, 2005 July 1, 2005 Jan. 1, 2006 July 1, 2006 Jan. 1, 2007 July 1, 2007 Jan. 1, 2008 July 1, 2008 Jan. 1, 2009 July 1, 2009 Jan. 1, 2010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prior to July 1, 1980. Jan. 1, 1981. July 1, 1981. Jan. 1, 1982. Jan. 1, 1983. July 1, 1983. Jan. 1, 1984. July 1, 1984. Jan. 1, 1985. July 1, 1985. Jan. 1, 1986. July 1, 1986. Jan. 1. 1987. July 1, 1987. Jan. 1, 1988. July 1, 1988. Jan. 1, 1989. July 1, 1989. Jan. 1, 1990. July 1, 1990. Jan. 1, 1991. July 1, 1991. Jan. 1, 1992. July 1, 1992. Jan. 1, 1993. July 1, 1993. Jan. 1, 1994. July 1, 1994. Jan. 1, 1995. July 1, 1995. Jan. 1, 1996. July 1, 1996. Jan. 1, 1997. July 1, 1997. Jan. 1, 1998. July 1, 1998. Jan. 1, 1999. July 1, 1999. Jan. 1, 2000. July 1, 2000. Jan. 1, 2001. July 1, 2001. Jan. 1, 2002. July 1, 2002. Jan. 1, 2003. July 1, 2003. Jan. 1, 2004. July 1, 2004. Jan. 1, 2005. July 1, 2005. Jan. 1, 2006. July 1, 2006. Jan. 1, 2007. July 1, 2007. Jan. 1, 2008. July 1, 2008. Jan. 1, 2009. July 1, 2009. Jan. 1, 2010. July 1, 2010. Effective interest rate 41⁄8 ................ 37⁄8 ................ 41⁄8 ................ 27⁄8 ................ 23⁄4 ................ 21⁄2 ................ 27⁄8 ................ 35⁄8 ................ 31⁄4 ................ 3 ................... 27⁄8 ................ 27⁄8 ................ 21⁄2 ................ 23⁄4 ................ 27⁄8 ................ 23⁄4 ................ 31⁄8 ................ On or after July 1, 2010 Jan. 1, 2011 July 1, 2011 Jan. 1, 2012 July 1, 2012 Jan. 1, 2013 July 1, 2013 Jan. 1, 2014 July 1, 2014 Jan. 1, 2015 July 1, 2015 Jan. 1, 2016 July 1, 2016 Jan. 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 Jan. 1, 2018 July 1, 2018 36615 Prior to Jan. 1, 2011. July 1, 2011. Jan. 1, 2012. July 1, 2012. Jan. 1, 2013. July 1, 2013. Jan. 1, 2014. July 1, 2014. Jan. 1, 2015. July 1, 2015. Jan. 1, 2016. July 1, 2016. Jan. 1, 2017. July 1, 2017. Jan. 1, 2018. July 1, 2018. Jan. 1, 2019. Section 215 of Division G, Title II of Public Law 108–199, enacted January 23, 2004 (HUD’s 2004 Appropriations Act) amended Section 224 of the Act, to change the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating certain insurance claim payments made in cash. Therefore, for all claims paid in cash on mortgages insured under Section 203 or 234 of the National Housing Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, the debenture interest rate will be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years, as found in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H– 15. The Federal Housing Administration has codified this provision in HUD regulations at 24 CFR 203.405(b) and 24 CFR 203.479(b). Section 221(g)(4) of the Act provides that debentures issued pursuant to that paragraph (with respect to the assignment of an insured mortgage to the Secretary) will bear interest at the ‘‘going Federal rate’’ in effect at the time the debentures are issued. The term ‘‘going Federal rate’’ is defined to mean the interest rate that the Secretary of the Treasury determines, pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of 8- to 12-year maturities, for the 6-month periods of January through June and July through December of each year. Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790. The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2018, is 3 percent. The subject matter of this notice falls within the categorical exemption from HUD’s environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 CFR E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 36616 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 146 / Monday, July 30, 2018 / Notices 50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been prepared for this notice. (Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d)) Dated: July 24, 2018. Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 29, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 15 acres in Clark County, Nevada. [FR Doc. 2018–16255 Filed 7–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS01000.L58530000.EQ0000.241A; N– 95402; 12–08807; MO#4500118043; TAS:15X5232] Notice of Realty Action: Classification for Lease and/or Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands (N–95402) for a School in the Southwest Portion of the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office, has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP), as amended, approximately 15 acres of public land in the Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District proposes to use the land for an elementary school that will help meet future educational needs in the southwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed classification for lease and conveyance of the land until September 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, fax to 775–515–5010, Attn: Vivian Browning, or email to vbrowning@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vivian Browning at the above address, telephone: 702–515–5013, email: vbrowning@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jul 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The parcel is located south of Mountains Edge Parkway off El Capitan Way in southwest Las Vegas and is legally described as: The Clark County School District has filed an R&PP application to develop the above-described land as an elementary school. The project will consist of five school buildings, parking for school staff, public parking, busing routes with student pick-up and drop-off points, kindergarten classrooms with a fencedoff play area, areas for basketball courts, ball fields, bike racks, shaded rest areas, a botanical learning area, a turf play area, playgrounds, a tetherball court area, and utilities. Additional detailed information pertaining to this publication, plan of development, and site plan is available for review at the BLM Las Vegas Field Office at the above address. The Clark County School District is a political subdivision of the State of Nevada, and is, therefore, a qualified applicant under the R&PP Act. Subject to limitations prescribed by law and regulation, prior to patent issuance, the holder of any right-of-way grant within the lease area may be given the opportunity to amend the right-ofway grant for conversion to a new term, including perpetuity, if applicable. The land identified is not needed for any Federal purpose. The lease and/or conveyance is consistent with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan dated October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. The Clark County School District has not applied for more than the 640-acre limitation for public purpose uses in a year and has submitted a statement in compliance with the regulations at 43 CFR 2741.4(b). The lease and conveyance, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches or canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945); 2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 right to prospect for, mine, and remove such deposits for the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe; and 3. The parcel is subject to valid existing rights. Any lease and conveyance will also contain any terms or conditions required by law (including, but not limited to, any terms or conditions required by 43 CFR 2741.4), and will contain an appropriate indemnification clause protecting the United States from claims arising out of the lessee’s/ patentee’s use, occupancy, or operations on the leased/patented lands. It will also contain any other terms and conditions deemed necessary and appropriate by the Authorized Officer. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the land described above will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease and conveyance under the R&PP Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws. Interested parties may submit written comments on the suitability for classification of the land as a school project in the City of Las Vegas. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with state and Federal programs. Interested parties may also submit written comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to lease and convey under the R&PP Act. Before including your address, phone number, emails address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Only written comments submitted to the Field Manager, BLM Las Vegas Field Office, will be considered properly filed. Any adverse comments will be reviewed as protests, by the BLM Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6078-N-02]


Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing 
Act--Debenture Interest Rates

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid 
on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the 
Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National 
Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under 
Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 
1, 2018, is 3

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percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other 
provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the 
commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that 
the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are 
two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The 
interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with 
respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month 
period beginning July 1, 2018, is 3\1/8\ percent.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yong Sun, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 5148, Washington, DC 
20410-8000; telephone (202) 402-4778 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number 
through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service 
at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 224 of the National Housing Act (12 
U.S.C. 1715o) provides that debentures issued under the Act with 
respect to an insured loan or mortgage (except for debentures issued 
pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) of the Act) will bear interest at the 
rate in effect on the date the commitment to insure the loan or 
mortgage was issued, or the date the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or 
initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for 
insurance, whichever rate is higher. This provision is implemented in 
HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 203.405, 203.479, 207.259(e)(6), and 
220.830. These regulatory provisions state that the applicable rates of 
interest will be published twice each year as a notice in the Federal 
Register.
    Section 224 further provides that the interest rate on these 
debentures will be set from time to time by the Secretary of HUD, with 
the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, in an amount not in 
excess of the annual interest rate determined by the Secretary of the 
Treasury pursuant to a statutory formula based on the average yield of 
all outstanding marketable Treasury obligations of maturities of 15 or 
more years.
    The Secretary of the Treasury (1) has determined, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 224, that the statutory maximum interest 
rate for the period beginning July 1, 2018, is 3\1/8\ percent; and (2) 
has approved the establishment of the debenture interest rate by the 
Secretary of HUD at 3\1/8\ percent for the 6-month period beginning 
July 1, 2018. This interest rate will be the rate borne by debentures 
issued with respect to any insured loan or mortgage (except for 
debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4)) with insurance 
commitment or endorsement date (as applicable) within the latter 6 
months of 2018.
    For convenience of reference, HUD is publishing the following chart 
of debenture interest rates applicable to mortgages committed or 
endorsed since January 1, 1980:

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     Effective interest rate          On or after          Prior to
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9\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 1980......  July 1, 1980.
9\7/8\..........................  July 1, 1980......  Jan. 1, 1981.
11\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1981......  July 1, 1981.
12\7/8\.........................  July 1, 1981......  Jan. 1, 1982.
12\3/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1982......  Jan. 1, 1983.
10\1/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1983......  July 1, 1983.
10\3/8\.........................  July 1, 1983......  Jan. 1, 1984.
11\1/2\.........................  Jan. 1, 1984......  July 1, 1984.
13\3/8\.........................  July 1, 1984......  Jan. 1, 1985.
11\5/8\.........................  Jan. 1, 1985......  July 1, 1985.
11\1/8\.........................  July 1, 1985......  Jan. 1, 1986.
10\1/4\.........................  Jan. 1, 1986......  July 1, 1986.
8\1/4\..........................  July 1, 1986......  Jan. 1. 1987.
8...............................  Jan. 1, 1987......  July 1, 1987.
9...............................  July 1, 1987......  Jan. 1, 1988.
9\1/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 1988......  July 1, 1988.
9\3/8\..........................  July 1, 1988......  Jan. 1, 1989.
9\1/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 1989......  July 1, 1989.
9...............................  July 1, 1989......  Jan. 1, 1990.
8\1/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 1990......  July 1, 1990.
9...............................  July 1, 1990......  Jan. 1, 1991.
8\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 1991......  July 1, 1991.
8\1/2\..........................  July 1, 1991......  Jan. 1, 1992.
8...............................  Jan. 1, 1992......  July 1, 1992.
8...............................  July 1, 1992......  Jan. 1, 1993.
7\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 1993......  July 1, 1993.
7...............................  July 1, 1993......  Jan. 1, 1994.
6\5/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 1994......  July 1, 1994.
7\3/4\..........................  July 1, 1994......  Jan. 1, 1995.
8\3/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 1995......  July 1, 1995.
7\1/4\..........................  July 1, 1995......  Jan. 1, 1996.
6\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 1996......  July 1, 1996.
7\1/4\..........................  July 1, 1996......  Jan. 1, 1997.
6\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 1997......  July 1, 1997.
7\1/8\..........................  July 1, 1997......  Jan. 1, 1998.
6\3/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 1998......  July 1, 1998.
6\1/8\..........................  July 1, 1998......  Jan. 1, 1999.
5\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 1999......  July 1, 1999.
6\1/8\..........................  July 1, 1999......  Jan. 1, 2000.
6\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 2000......  July 1, 2000.
6\1/2\..........................  July 1, 2000......  Jan. 1, 2001.
6...............................  Jan. 1, 2001......  July 1, 2001.
5\7/8\..........................  July 1, 2001......  Jan. 1, 2002.
5\1/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 2002......  July 1, 2002.
5\3/4\..........................  July 1, 2002......  Jan. 1, 2003.
5...............................  Jan. 1, 2003......  July 1, 2003.
4\1/2\..........................  July 1, 2003......  Jan. 1, 2004.
5\1/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2004......  July 1, 2004.
5\1/2\..........................  July 1, 2004......  Jan. 1, 2005.
4\7/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2005......  July 1, 2005.
4\1/2\..........................  July 1, 2005......  Jan. 1, 2006.
4\7/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2006......  July 1, 2006.
5\3/8\..........................  July 1, 2006......  Jan. 1, 2007.
4\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 2007......  July 1, 2007.
5...............................  July 1, 2007......  Jan. 1, 2008.
4\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 2008......  July 1, 2008.
4\5/8\..........................  July 1, 2008......  Jan. 1, 2009.
4\1/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2009......  July 1, 2009.
4\1/8\..........................  July 1, 2009......  Jan. 1, 2010.
4\1/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 2010......  July 1, 2010.
4\1/8\..........................  July 1, 2010......  Jan. 1, 2011.
3\7/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2011......  July 1, 2011.
4\1/8\..........................  July 1, 2011......  Jan. 1, 2012.
2\7/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2012......  July 1, 2012.
2\3/4\..........................  July 1, 2012......  Jan. 1, 2013.
2\1/2\..........................  Jan. 1, 2013......  July 1, 2013.
2\7/8\..........................  July 1, 2013......  Jan. 1, 2014.
3\5/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2014......  July 1, 2014.
3\1/4\..........................  July 1, 2014......  Jan. 1, 2015.
3...............................  Jan. 1, 2015......  July 1, 2015.
2\7/8\..........................  July 1, 2015......  Jan. 1, 2016.
2\7/8\..........................  Jan. 1, 2016......  July 1, 2016.
2\1/2\..........................  July 1, 2016......  Jan. 1, 2017.
2\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 2017......  July 1, 2017.
2\7/8\..........................  July 1, 2017......  Jan. 1, 2018.
2\3/4\..........................  Jan. 1, 2018......  July 1, 2018.
3\1/8\..........................  July 1, 2018......  Jan. 1, 2019.
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    Section 215 of Division G, Title II of Public Law 108-199, enacted 
January 23, 2004 (HUD's 2004 Appropriations Act) amended Section 224 of 
the Act, to change the debenture interest rate for purposes of 
calculating certain insurance claim payments made in cash. Therefore, 
for all claims paid in cash on mortgages insured under Section 203 or 
234 of the National Housing Act and endorsed for insurance after 
January 23, 2004, the debenture interest rate will be the monthly 
average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage 
occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant 
maturity of 10 years, as found in Federal Reserve Statistical Release 
H-15. The Federal Housing Administration has codified this provision in 
HUD regulations at 24 CFR 203.405(b) and 24 CFR 203.479(b).
    Section 221(g)(4) of the Act provides that debentures issued 
pursuant to that paragraph (with respect to the assignment of an 
insured mortgage to the Secretary) will bear interest at the ``going 
Federal rate'' in effect at the time the debentures are issued. The 
term ``going Federal rate'' is defined to mean the interest rate that 
the Secretary of the Treasury determines, pursuant to a statutory 
formula based on the average yield on all outstanding marketable 
Treasury obligations of 8- to 12-year maturities, for the 6-month 
periods of January through June and July through December of each year. 
Section 221(g)(4) is implemented in the HUD regulations at 24 CFR 
221.255 and 24 CFR 221.790.
    The Secretary of the Treasury has determined that the interest rate 
to be borne by debentures issued pursuant to Section 221(g)(4) during 
the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2018, is 3 percent.
    The subject matter of this notice falls within the categorical 
exemption from HUD's environmental clearance procedures set forth in 24 
CFR

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50.19(c)(6). For that reason, no environmental finding has been 
prepared for this notice.

(Authority: Sections 211, 221, 224, National Housing Act, 12 U.S.C. 
1715b, 1715l, 1715o; Section 7(d), Department of HUD Act, 42 U.S.C. 
3535(d))

    Dated: July 24, 2018.
Brian D. Montgomery,
Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2018-16255 Filed 7-27-18; 8:45 am]
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