Department of Housing and Urban Development February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Rural Housing and Economic Development Program Application and Semi-Annual Reporting
Document Number: E7-3265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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. Application for Rural Housing and Economic Development program grant funds. Information is required to rate and rank competitive applications and to ensure eligibility of applicants for funding. Semi- annual reporting is required to monitor grant management.
Public Access to HUD Records Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Production of Material or Provision of Testimony by HUD Employees
Document Number: E7-3140
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule clarifies and explains the various types of requests for HUD documents and testimony by HUD employees that are intended to be covered by the Department's document production and testimony approval regulations. This final rule describes the procedures to be followed by a party in making a demand for HUD documents and HUD testimony. The final rule also explains the standards to be followed by HUD in determining whether production of documents or testimony should be permitted and, if so, any conditions or restrictions that HUD should impose. This final rule follows publication of an August 15, 2006, proposed rule on which HUD received one public comment. After careful consideration of the issues raised by the commenter, HUD has decided to adopt the August 15, 2006, proposed rule with minor changes.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Default Status Report
Document Number: E7-3047
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
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. Mortgagees use this report to notify HUD that a project owner had defaulted on their mortgage and that an assignment of mortgage will result if HUD and the mortgagor do not develop a plan for reinstating the loan.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-769
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
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.
Use of Census Data in the Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG); Notice of Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: E7-2832
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 12, 2006, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on HUD's use of multi-race data in the computation of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program formula. This notice reopens the public comment period.
Delegation and Redelegation of Authority for the Office of the Inspector General
Document Number: E7-2826
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice updates the delegation of authority of the Office of the Inspector General to require by subpoena the production of all information, documents, reports, answers, records, accounts, papers, and other data and documentary evidence necessary in the performance of the functions assigned by the Inspector General Act to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspectors General, the Deputy Assistant Inspectors General, the Special Agents in Charge, the Regional Inspectors General for Audit, and the Directors within the Office of Audit. This notice also redelegates to the above-mentioned officials the authority of the Inspector General to cause the seal of the Department to be affixed to certain documents and to certify that a copy of any book, record, paper, microfilm or other document is a true copy of that in the files of the Department. This notice also delegates the authority to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, the Deputy Assistant Inspectors General for Investigation, and the Special Agents in Charge, to request information under 5 U.S.C. section 552a(b)(7).
Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons: Change in Effective Date of Final Guidance
Document Number: E7-2813
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD advises members of the public that its final ``Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons,'' as required by Executive Order (EO) 13166, published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2007, and scheduled to become effective on February 21, 2007, will now become effective on March 7, 2007. HUD is moving the effective date to March 7, 2007, in order to allow HUD the opportunity to brief interested members of the public on the guidance before it takes effect. A meeting for this purpose originally scheduled to be held at HUD Headquarters on February 13, 2007, had to be rescheduled for February 28, 2007. Please see notice published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. Therefore, HUD is moving the effective date of the final guidance to March 7, 2007.
Final Guidance on Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons: Announcement of Rescheduled Meeting
Document Number: E7-2811
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 25, 2007, HUD announced through Federal Register notice a February 13, 2007, meeting to discuss HUD's final guidance on ``Federal Financial Assistance Regarding Title VI Prohibition against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons'' (LEP Final Guidance). This meeting has been rescheduled for February 28, 2007, and the meeting will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (which is also a change from the February 13, 2007, meeting time of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Additionally, HUD's LEP Final Guidance was scheduled to become effective on February 21, 2007. By notice published elsewhere in today's Federal Register, the effective date of the guidance is now March 7, 2007.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-2490
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
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 for Public Comment on Life After Transitional Housing: Family Follow-Up Interview
Document Number: E7-2714
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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; Multifamily Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits
Document Number: E7-2712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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; Certificate of Need for Health Facility and Assurance of Enforcement of State Standards
Document Number: E7-2711
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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 for Public Comment for the Housing Choice Voucher Program: Application, Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities, Inspections, Financial Reports, Request for Tenancy Approval, Housing Voucher, Portability Information, Housing Assistance Payments Contracts and Tenancy Addenda, Homeownership Obligations, Tenant Information for Owner, Voucher Transfers and Homeownership Contracts of Sale
Document Number: E7-2709
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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.
Financial Standards for Housing Agency-Owned Insurance Entities
Document Number: E7-2572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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.
Notice of Realignment of HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Processing Functions
Document Number: E7-2571
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD has realigned its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) processing functions from the Office of General Counsel to the Office of the Executive Secretariat in the Office of Administration. The realignment of FOIA processing functions will improve the efficiency and consistency of HUD's FOIA operations.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Application for the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program
Document Number: E7-2570
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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. Application for the ROSS grant program: Resident Service Delivery Models-Family/Homeownership, Resident Service Delivery Models-Elderly/ Persons with Disabilities, and Family Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Program Documents
Document Number: E7-2509
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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. This collection of information is required in connection with the Multiclass Securities Program. The intent of the Multiclass Securities program is to increase liquidity in the secondary mortgage market and to attach new sources of capital for federally insured or guaranteed residential loans.
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Revocation and Redelegation of Procurement Authority
Document Number: E7-2500
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this Notice, the Chief Procurement Officer revokes all current redelegations of procurement authority and redelegates procurement authority to qualified Departmental employees.
Delegation of Procurement Authority and Designation of Senior Procurement Executive and Chief Acquisition Officer
Document Number: E7-2499
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary of HUD delegates all procurement authority to the Chief Procurement Officer. The Chief Procurement Officer will continue to serve as the Department's Senior Procurement Executive. The Secretary also designates the Deputy Secretary as the Department's Chief Acquisition Officer.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Evaluation of Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Grantee Unit Costs
Document Number: 07-679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Request for Withdrawals From Replacements Reserves/Residual Receipts Funds
Document Number: E7-2215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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. Project owners are required to submit this information and required supporting documentation when requesting a withdrawal for funds from the Reserves for Replacement and/or Residual Receipt Funds. HUD reviews this information to ensure that funds are withdrawn and used in accordance with regulatory and administrative policy.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Monthly Report of Excess Income and Annual Report of Uses of Excess Income
Document Number: E7-2214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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. Project owners are permitted to retain Excess Income for projects under terms and conditions established by HUD. Owners must submit a written request to retain some or all of their Excess Income. The request must be submitted at least 90 days before the beginning of each fiscal year, or 90 days before any other time during a fiscal year that the owner plans to begin retaining excess income for that fiscal year. HUD uses the information to ensure that required excess rents are remitted to the Department and/or retained by the owner.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing
Document Number: E7-2213
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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. The information collected by HUD is used to issue refunds to depositors where labor standards discrepancies have been resolved, and to issue wage restitution payments on behalf of construction and maintenance workers who have been underpaid for work performed on HUD- assisted projects subject to prevailing wage requirements.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Federal Labor Standards Remote Monitoring
Document Number: E7-2212
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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. The information is used by HUD to determine whether State, local and tribal agencies administering HUD programs are properly performing labor standards responsibilities delegated to the respective agency by HUD.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, New York; Notice of Intent to Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Notice of Public Hearing; and Notice of Availability of National Historic Preservation Act Draft Programmatic Agreement
Document Number: E7-2202
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes of the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for review and comment for the East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, New York (Proposed Action). Included also are the Notice of Public Hearing and the Notice of Availability of National Historic Preservation Act Draft Programmatic Agreement. This notice also serves as a Notice of Intent to prepare a DEIS for the Proposed Action. The DEIS and related notices were prepared by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, acting under its authority as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4. The Draft EIS has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of NEPA. The EIS and NEPA process also 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. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (a political subdivision and public benefit corporation of the State of New York), is the lead agency. The City of New York is a cooperating agency.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: E7-2201
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 January 1, 2007, is 4\7/8\ 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 January 1, 2007, is 4\3/4\ percent. However, as a result of an amendment to section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall 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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-1926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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; Implementation of the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005
Document Number: E7-2032
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
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.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Money Penalty Amounts
Document Number: E7-1941
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises HUD's civil money penalty regulations to make inflation adjustments to the civil money penalties imposed by HUD, as required by statute. The applicable statute mandates the adjustments and the formula used to calculate them. HUD also takes this opportunity to delete duplicative language in its regulation for hearing procedures in civil rights matters.
America's Affordable Communities Initiative; HUD's Initiative on Removal of Regulatory Barriers: Incentive Criteria on Barrier Removal in HUD's Competitive Funding Allocations; Solicitation of Comments on Effectiveness of Criteria
Document Number: E7-1904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, HUD solicits comment on the effectiveness of increasing efforts to reduce regulatory barriers to affordable housing by establishing, in HUD's competitive funding allocations, a policy priority for increasing the supply of affordable housing through the removal of regulatory barriers. A description of this policy priority, along with the Department's other policy priorities for competitive funding allocations, can be found each year in the Department's annual publication of its General Section to HUD's Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA). Policy priorities provide applicants with the opportunity to obtain higher rating points if the applicants can demonstrate they are undertaking activities that promote the policy priorities. The publication of the General Section of HUD's FY2007 SuperNOFA on January 18, 2007, marks the fourth year that HUD has included the removal of regulatory barriers as part of its policy priorities. In 2007, HUD is implementing the renewal process, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, for the questionnaire that must be completed to obtain the higher rating points for the regulatory barriers policy priority (if an applicant chooses to seek points for this priority). As part of this renewal process, HUD is seeking additional input on the effectiveness of the questionnaire in contributing to or promoting efforts to reduce regulatory barriers, and whether HUD should either (1) continue to implement this incentive criteria through the questionnaire or (2) consider any alternative and more effective means of providing incentive criteria for higher rating points in HUD NOFAs for removal of regulatory barriers. HUD will take this input into consideration in the development of HUD's FY2008 SuperNOFA.
Order of Succession for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Document Number: E7-1753
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development designates the Order of Succession for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. This Order of Succession supersedes the Order of Succession for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer published on April 11, 2002.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Audit Resolution and Corrective Action Tracking System, HUD/CFO-02
Document Number: E7-1752
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to establish a new record system to add to its inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new system of records identified as HUD/CFO-02, entitled Audit Resolution and Corrective Action Tracking System (ARCATS, P136) will be used by the HUD to track and monitor Audits and Recommendations issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and will reflect the disposition of funds granted, loaned, or administered for key Audits resolutions for the Department.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on The Community Development Work Study Program
Document Number: E7-1751
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Request for Final Endorsement of Credit Instrument
Document Number: E7-1683
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Financial Statement of Corporate Applicant for Cooperative Housing Mortgage
Document Number: E7-1682
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Capital Advance Section 811 Grant Application for Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities; Application Submission Requirements
Document Number: E7-1681
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Management Certifications and Management Entity Profile
Document Number: E7-1680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Multifamily Project Construction Contract, Building Loan Agreement and Construction Change Request
Document Number: E7-1679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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; Servicemembers Civil Relief Notice
Document Number: E7-1678
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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: E7-1456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: 07-453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces revised Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) that are applied to Section 8 contract rents for specific programs. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. The AAFs are based on residential rent and utilities time-series cost indices from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) surveys.