Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance
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. The Lead Safe Housing Rule requires that Federally Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance provide the following: A pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention to tenants and purchases; a notice to occupants on the results of hazard reduction actions; special reporting if there is a child with an environmental intervention blood lead level residing in the unit; and recordkeeping.
Operating Fund Program; Transition Funding and Guidance on Demonstration of Successful Conversion to Asset Management to Discontinue the Reduction of Operating Subsidy
On September 19, 2005, HUD published a final rule amending the regulations of The Public Housing Operating Funding Program to adopt a new formula for determining the payment of operating subsidy to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). The September 19, 2005, final rule contained different transition provisions to determine whether a PHA will have a reduction or an increase in operating subsidy. The Operating Fund Program final rule also provides that PHAs may submit documentation of successful conversion to asset management in order to discontinue their reduction in operating subsidy under the new formula, commonly referred to as the ``stop-loss'' provision. This notice advises the public that HUD has posted a notice on its Web site (www.hud.gov) providing additional guidance on the calculation of transition funding and how PHAs may qualify for the ``stop loss'' provision.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
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, (Public Law 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (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 Department of Justice (DOJ) to utilize a computer information system of HUD, the Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), with DOJ's debtor files. The CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Veteran Affairs and the Small Business Administration. Also, judgment lien data is included from the Department of Justice. 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. Before granting a loan, a lending agency and/or an 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 defaulter files of the DOJ and verify that the loan applicant is not in default on a federal judgment or delinquent on direct or guaranteed loans of participating federal programs. As a result of the information produced by this match, the authorized users may not deny, terminate, or make a final decision on 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.