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Download as PDF 71856 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 219 Thursday, November 12, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Parts 888, 982, 983 and 985 [Docket No. FR–6092–N–02] RIN 2577–AD06 Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016—Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and ProjectBased Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes; Extension of Comment Period Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On October 8, 2020, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes’’, proposing comprehensive amendments to the regulations governing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and ProjectBased Voucher (PBV) programs, largely in response to the enactment of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). The proposed rule provided for a 60-day comment period, which would have ended December 7, 2020. HUD has determined that a 30-day extension of the comment period, until January 6, 2021, is appropriate. This additional time will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on October 8, 2020, at 85 FR 63664, is extended. Comments should be received on or before January 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposed rule. Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection and downloading at jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Nov 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 www.regulations.gov. To receive consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through one of two methods, specified below. All submissions must refer to the above docket number and title. 1. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov website can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically. 2. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410 0500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email HOTMAquestions@hud.gov with your questions about this proposed rule. On October 8, 2020, at 85 FR 63664, HUD published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes’’, proposing comprehensive amendments to the regulations governing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and ProjectBased Voucher (PBV) programs, in response to the enactment of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). While the proposed rule had a 60-day comment period, HUD has received feedback from multiple stakeholders that additional time is needed to adequately review this lengthy and complex rule. Therefore, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 HUD is extending the deadline for comments for an additional 30 days. R. Hunter Kurtz, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2020–25119 Filed 11–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Parts 3282 and 3284 [Docket No. FR–6234–A–01] RIN 2502–AJ57 Manufactured Housing Program: Minimum Payments to the States; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Public Comment Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking and request for public comment. AGENCY: This advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) informs of and seeks public comment on changes that HUD is considering for the minimum payments that HUD distributes to states that participate in the Manufactured Housing Program as State Administrative Agencies (SAAs). HUD is considering two changes intended to achieve more equitable payments that more appropriately reflect state responsibilities and to incentivize continued and new state partnerships: First, HUD is considering payment to each SAA for its participation as partners in each of the various program elements, including SAA roles, participation in joint monitoring, and for administering installation and dispute resolution programs. Second, HUD is considering a change in annual funding from minimum end of Fiscal Year lump sum payments to payments for each operational element at the end of each Fiscal Year, and a sunset provision for states to strategize and plan for this change. HUD is seeking public comment on questions related to these changes and will consider the comments in developing a proposed rule to further streamline and enhance the minimum payment formula. This ANPR will also SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NOP1.SGM 12NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 219 (Thursday, November 12, 2020)]
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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 219 / Thursday, November 12, 2020 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Parts 888, 982, 983 and 985

[Docket No. FR-6092-N-02]
RIN 2577-AD06


Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016--Housing 
Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; 
Additional Streamlining Changes; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On October 8, 2020, HUD published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Housing Opportunity through 
Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based 
Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes'', proposing 
comprehensive amendments to the regulations governing the Housing 
Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs, largely 
in response to the enactment of the Housing Opportunity Through 
Modernization Act (HOTMA). The proposed rule provided for a 60-day 
comment period, which would have ended December 7, 2020. HUD has 
determined that a 30-day extension of the comment period, until January 
6, 2021, is appropriate. This additional time will allow interested 
persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their 
comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on October 8, 
2020, at 85 FR 63664, is extended. Comments should be received on or 
before January 6, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposed rule. Copies of all comments submitted are available for 
inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov. To receive 
consideration as public comments, comments must be submitted through 
one of two methods, specified below. All submissions must refer to the 
above docket number and title.
    1. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit 
comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the 
commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely 
receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to 
the public. Comments submitted electronically through the 
www.regulations.gov website can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.
    2. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by 
mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410 0500.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email [email protected] with your 
questions about this proposed rule.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 8, 2020, at 85 FR 63664, HUD 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Housing 
Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher 
and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining 
Changes'', proposing comprehensive amendments to the regulations 
governing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher 
(PBV) programs, in response to the enactment of the Housing Opportunity 
Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). While the proposed rule had a 60-day 
comment period, HUD has received feedback from multiple stakeholders 
that additional time is needed to adequately review this lengthy and 
complex rule. Therefore, HUD is extending the deadline for comments for 
an additional 30 days.

R. Hunter Kurtz,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2020-25119 Filed 11-10-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P