Department of Housing and Urban Development April 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-8335
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Modification of the Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees Under the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005
Document Number: E5-1963
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public of additional waivers of regulations and statutory provisions granted to CDBG disaster recovery grantees for the purpose of assisting in the recovery from the federally declared disasters that occurred between August 31, 2003, and October 1, 2004. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose. This notice describes additional waivers requested by the State of Maryland to allow it to administer disaster recovery grant funds directly rather than by distributing funds to units of general local government or Indian tribes.
Notice of Availability of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Reports
Document Number: E5-1962
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is making available on its website, a copy of HUD's Alternative Fuel Vehicles Report for Fiscal Year 2003 that was prepared in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Treble Damages for Failure To Engage in Loss Mitigation
Document Number: 05-8334
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's civil money penalty regulations to reflect HUD's authorization to impose treble damages on a mortgagee for any mortgage for which the mortgagee had a duty but failed to engage in appropriate loss mitigation actions. The final rule follows publication of a proposed rule, takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule, but makes no changes at this final rule stage.
Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards
Document Number: 05-7497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would establish new Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards (Model Installation Standards) for the installation of new manufactured homes and would include standards for the completion of certain aspects necessary to join all sections of multi-section homes. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 requires the Secretary to develop and establish Model Installation Standards after receiving proposed installation standards from the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). HUD received and reviewed the MHCC's recommended model installation standards and is in agreement with a significant majority of the recommendations. Following discussion with the MHCC at its August 2004 meeting, HUD provided the MHCC with a draft of this proposed rule establishing the Model Installation Standards. During three ensuing conference calls with the MHCC and its subcommittee on installation, HUD received additional feedback and comment from the MHCC and its members that were considered for inclusion in this proposed rule. Within this proposed rule, HUD is providing its proposed Model Installation Standards, and a detailed summary of its recommended changes to the MHCC's proposal. The proposed rule also incorporates certain amendments to definitions contained in the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (MHCSS) that are affected by definitions provided in the Model Installation Standards. HUD is specifically requesting comment on proposed installation standards applicable to completing work and conducting adequate inspections necessary to join all sections of a multi-section manufactured home, as well as many other areas of manufactured home installation that may need consideration before final publication.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public; Comment; Capital Fund
Document Number: E5-1924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD will submit the proposal for collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department will request this previously approved information collection be extended, and is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Announcement of Funding Award-FY 2004 Healthy Homes and Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Programs
Document Number: E5-1886
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of additional funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant Program, Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program, Lead Technical Studies Grant Program, Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program, Operation Lead Elimination Action Program, Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, and Lead Outreach Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This announcement contains the names and addresses of the award recipient and the amount of award.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: E5-1885
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the cause and effect of termination of Origination Approval Agreements taken by HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against HUD-approved mortgagees through the FHA Credit Watch Termination Initiative. This notice includes a list of mortgagees which have had their Origination Approval Agreements terminated.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Emergency Comment Request; Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) Cooperative Research Program
Document Number: 05-8076
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-8074
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting pubic comments on the subject proposal.
Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-7834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and a Scoping Meeting for the Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Master Plan, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY
Document Number: E5-1809
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of Yonkers, NY, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the preparation of an Urban Renewal Area and Master Plan for approximately 44-acres in downtown Yonkers, Westchester County, NY. The EIS will cover the redevelopment of the Mulford Gardens public housing complex and eight sites on nearby blocks financed, in part, by a HOPE VI grant awarded to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. The City of Yonkers, NY, acting as the lead agency will prepare the EIS acting under its authority as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1437x and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4, and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The EIS will be a joint NEPA and SEQRA document. The EIS will satisfy requirements of SEQRA 6NYCRR part 617, which requires that all State and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. Because Federal HOPE VI funds would be used, the proposed action is also subject to NEPA. The EIS and NEPA process will also be used to address historic preservation and cultural resource issues under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470f. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. All interested Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. Federal agencies with jurisdiction by law, special expertise, or other special interest should report their willingness to participate in the EIS process as a Cooperating Agency.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Subpoenas and Production in Response to Subpoenas or Demands of Courts or Other Authorities
Document Number: E5-1808
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E5-1800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, ((Pub. L. 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (June 19, 1989 at 54 FR 25818), and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management (OMB), Congress and the Public,'' the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is issuing a public notice of its intent to conduct a recurring computer matching program with the SBA to utilize a computer information system of HUD, the Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System (CAIVRS), with SBA's debtor files. In addition to HUD's data, the CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs, Justice and the United States Department of Agriculture. This match will allow prescreening of applicants for debts owed or loans guaranteed by the Federal government to ascertain if the applicant is delinquent in paying a debt owed to or insured by the Federal government for HUD or SBA direct or guaranteed loans. Before rating a loan, the lending agency and/or the authorized lending institution will be able to interrogate the CAIVRS debtor file which contains the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of HUD's delinquent debtors and defaulters and defaulted debtor records of the SBA and verify that the loan applicant is not in default or delinquent on direct or guaranteed loans of participating Federal programs of either agency. As a result of the information produced by this match, the authorized users may not deny, terminate, or make a final decision of any loan assistance to an applicant or take other adverse action against such applicant, until an officer or employee of such agency has independently verified such information.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E5-1712
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Revisions to the Public Housing Operating Fund Program
Document Number: 05-7376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the regulations for the Public Housing Operating Fund Program (Operating Fund Program). Through the Operating Fund Program, HUD determines the allocation of operating subsidies to public housing agencies (PHAs). HUD developed the proposed rule with the active participation of PHAs, public housing residents, and other relevant parties using the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990. These regulatory changes reflect the recommendations made by the negotiated rulemaking committee, with some modifications, on ways to improve and clarify the current regulations governing the Operating Fund Program and take into consideration the recommendations of the congressionally-funded study by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design on the cost of operating well-run public housing.
Schedule for Submission of One-Time and Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums
Document Number: 05-7352
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule makes final a proposed rule that would have, in recognition of the increased efficiencies created by the electronic processing of payments, shortened the remittance period for mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) from 15 calendar days to three business days (Monday through Friday, exclusive of Federal holidays) for both one- time and up-front MIPs. In response to public comment, the remittance period is set at 10 calendar days in this final rule. This final rule also, in response to public comment, delays the effective date for six months from the date of publication in the Federal Register to allow lenders to adapt their electronic systems to the new requirements.
Revised Guidelines for Previous Participation Certification
Document Number: 05-7351
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises the regulations to require all participants in HUD's Multifamily Housing Programs to file their Previous Participation Certificates by a specified date using the Active Partner Performance System on HUD's secure Internet site. This rule follows publication of a proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule. This rule makes no substantive change to the proposed rule, but provides for a six-month delay in the effective date of the electronic submission requirement.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Indian Housing Operating Cost Study
Document Number: E5-1656
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2004
Document Number: E5-1606
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 October 1, 2004, and ending on December 31, 2004.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-6720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Loan Guarantee Recovery Fund Established Pursuant to the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996
Document Number: E5-1578
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Section 4 of the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 authorizes the Secretary to guarantee loans made to certain nonprofit organizations whose properties have been damaged by an act or acts of arson or terrorism.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on Life After Transitional Housing; Family Movement and Family Follow-Up Interviews
Document Number: 05-6857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Corporate Governance
Document Number: 05-6781
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-06
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing amendments to its corporate governance regulation establishing corporate governance standards applicable to the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation in order to further promote the safety and soundness of their operations.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Annual Adjustment Factors (AAF) Rent Increase Requirement
Document Number: E5-1535
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Owners of project-based section 8 contracts that utilize the AAF as the method of rent adjustment provide this information which is necessary to determine whether or not the subject properties' rent are to be adjusted and, if so, the amount of the adjustment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: C5-6121
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Refinements to the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, NY
Document Number: E5-1455
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that it has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Proposed Refinements to the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan (Proposed Refinements). This notice is given on behalf of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). LMDC is a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (a political subdivision and public benefit corporation of the State of New York). As the recipient of HUD Community Development Block Grant funds appropriated for the World Trade Center disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts, LMDC acts, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5304(g), as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4. LMDC also acts under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the New York State Environment Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The environmental assessment (EA) and FONSI have been prepared in cooperation with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority). This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508.
Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E5-1454
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-6220
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.