Department of Housing and Urban Development February 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application for Fee or Roster Personnel Designation, and Appraisal Report Forms
Document Number: E6-2730
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-27
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-1641
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Part II
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; Debt Resolution Program
Document Number: E6-2597
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
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. Borrowers who owe money to HUD must submit a Personal Financial Statement and Settlement Offer. HUD uses the information to analyze debtors' financial positions and then approve settlements, repayment agreements, and pre-authorized electronic payments to HUD.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Applications for Housing Assistance Payments: Special Claims Processing
Document Number: E6-2596
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
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/agents submit vouchers to HUD or their Contract Administrators (CA)/Performance Based Contract Administrators (PBCA) monthly to receive assistance payments for the difference between the gross rent and the total tenant payment for all assisted tenants. Special claims vouchers are also submitted by owners/agents to HUD or their CA/PBCA to receive an amount to offset unpaid rent, tenant damages, vacancies, and/or debt service losses.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986: Supplemental Designation Under the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005
Document Number: 06-1708
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) (26 U.S.C. 42) as amended by the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109- 135; the GO Zone Act). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new Difficult Development Area designations annually and is making a supplemental designation at this time because of changes in the program enacted in the GO Zone Act. The designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code published December 12, 2002, as supplemented on December 19, 2003, remain in effect.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 for the Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program
Document Number: E6-2508
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD's regulations implementing the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 funding awards made noncompetitively to public housing agencies (PHAs) under the Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program (KDHAP). The purpose of the KDHAP is to support a joint temporary housing assistance program between HUD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). KDHAP was funded using FEMA FY2005 assistance. The notice identifies the PHA recipients, and the amount of their awards.
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Development of Stillwater Business Park, City of Redding, CA
Document Number: E6-2429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of Redding, CA, makes available to the public for comment the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/FEIR) for the Stillwater Business Park project located in Redding CA. The City of Redding, CA has prepared the FEIS/FEIR under its authority as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4, and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. A HUD Economic Development Initiative (EDI) special purpose grant would be used for the project. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) will also fund water and wastewater related infrastructure. EPA is acting as a cooperating agency for this process.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships: Community Design Program
Document Number: E6-2358
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
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. Information provided will allow public or private accredited nonprofit institutions of higher education granting associate degrees or higher in architecture, urban planning and design, or construction to establish and operate partnerships with and for communities affect by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita or both. Information will enable HUD to select a grantee under a competitive selection process.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2005
Document Number: 06-1362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
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 July 1, 2005, and ending on September 30, 2005.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-1359
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-17
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Builder's Certification of Plans, Specifications, and Site
Document Number: E6-2183
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-16
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2006: Correction
Document Number: E6-2148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice makes corrections to the revised Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2005 (70 FR 72168), for two areas: the Midwest region and the South region. The numbers for these two areas were reversed. The correct numbers were used in calculating Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and in other publications that used FMRs or AAFs.
Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2006 for Housing Choice Voucher, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy and Certain Other HUD Programs; Supplemental Notice on 50th Percentile Designation
Document Number: 06-1361
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish fair market rents (FMRs) periodically, but not less than annually, to be effective on October 1 of each year. On October 3, 2005, HUD published final FMRs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. This notice identified 58 areas at 50th percentile FMRs, which consists of 48 areas previously eligible for 50th percentile FMRs plus 10 areas that are newly eligible. The 48 existing 50th percentile FMR areas were evaluated in a notice published August 25, 2005 (70 FR 50138) and it was determined that only 14 of these areas would remain eligible to participate in the 50th percentile FMR program. This notice confirms the eligibility of the 24 areas identified as having continuing or new eligibility for 50th percentile FMRs. Following a review of public comments, this notice confirms and implements elimination of 50th percentile FMRs for the 34 areas identified as no longer eligible in the August 25, 2005, notice. HUD has special exception procedures to adjust voucher payment standards in areas affected by natural disasters. Areas directly or indirectly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita are either already qualified to use exception payment standards or can submit a documented request to do so. In areas directly affected by the two recent hurricanes, public housing agencies are authorized to use voucher payment standards of up to 120 percent of published FMRs, which is significantly higher than the standards permitted for 50th percentile areas. In addition, public housing agencies in these areas may request higher exception payment standards if justified by local rent increases.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability and Application Kit for the Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) Program.
Document Number: 06-1358
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-14
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.
Allocations and Common Application and Reporting Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for CDBG Disaster Recovery Grantees Under the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006
Document Number: 06-1357
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of the allocations for grant funds for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grants for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005. 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, upon the request of the state grantees. This Notice also describes the common application and reporting waivers and the common alternative requirements for the grants. Each State receiving an allocation may request additional waivers from the Department as needed to address the specific needs related to that State's recovery activities.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-1120
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-10
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.
Consolidated Plan Revisions and Updates
Document Number: 06-1182
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule makes streamlining and clarifying changes to the consolidated plan regulations of state and local governments so that the plans are more results-oriented and useful to communities in assessing their own progress toward addressing the problems of low- income areas. The rule also eliminates obsolete and redundant provisions and makes other changes that conform these regulations to HUD's public housing regulations that govern the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan. A consolidated plan is a document that jurisdictions submit to HUD if they receive funding under any of HUD's Community Planning and Development formula grant programs. The consolidated plan also serves as the jurisdiction's planning document for the use of the funds received under these programs.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Mortgagee's Certification/Application/Monthly Summary of Assistance Payments Due
Document Number: E6-1645
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
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. Mortgagee's application for assistance payments on behalf of lower income homeowners under Section 235. HUD uses the information to determine the correct amount of periodic assistance payments to mortgagees on behalf of homeowners.
Conference Call Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E6-1644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee) to be held via telephone conference. The meeting is a continuation of the Committee's meeting held by telephone conference on January 23, 2006, and recessed until the next meeting. The meeting is open to the general public, which may participate by following the instructions below.
Delegation of Insuring Authority To Direct Endorsement Mortgages; Announcement of Information Collection Effective Date
Document Number: 06-1121
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document announces the effective date for the information collection statement contained in a HUD interim rule published in the Federal Register on June 2, 1997. An information collection requirement cannot be instituted unless it is cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned an OMB control number. The information collection requirements of the June 2, 1997 interim rule were cleared by OMB on July 10, 1997, and are currently covered by OMB Control Number 2502-0059. Accordingly, the information collection statement in HUD's June 2, 1997, interim rule took effect upon approval by OMB on July 10, 1997.
Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Establishment of New Systems of Records
Document Number: E6-1548
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing public notice of its intent to establish three new Privacy Act systems of records. The three systems are titled Emergency Contingency Plan and Personnel Locator System, Mortgage Fraud System, and Computer Systems Activity and Access Records System. OFHEO seeks comment on the new systems of records described in this notice. The Emergency Contingency Plan and Personnel Locator System will be established to maintain emergency contact information for use in developing and implementing an emergency plan, including a continuity of operations and essential functions plan, and to maintain a facilities evacuation plan. This system will enable OFHEO to adequately coordinate a plan for preparedness and facilities evacuation in the event of an emergency. The Mortgage Fraud System will maintain information of mortgage fraud or possible mortgage fraud involving the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association (collectively referred to as the ``Enterprises''). This system is being established so that OFHEO may respond appropriately to mortgage fraud in furtherance of the safe and sound operations of the Enterprises. The Computer Systems Activity and Access Records System will be established to maintain, plan, and manage computer system services. It is necessary to ensure security and proper use of OFHEO electronic information and computer systems and services.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Request for Termination of Multifamily Mortgage Insurance
Document Number: E6-1432
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995
Document Number: 06-994
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement establishment under the Final Rule implementing the Housing for Older Persons act of 1995 (HOPA) will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Department is soliciting public comments on the information collection requirement.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-942
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-03
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.