Department of Housing and Urban Development December 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2009
Document Number: E9-30881
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
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, 2009 and ending on September 30, 2009.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-30714
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
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.
Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of the Enterprise Income Verification System-Amendments
Document Number: E9-30720
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 27, 2009, HUD issued a final rule that revised the regulations for its public and assisted housing programs to require the use of the Enterprise Income Verification system by public housing agencies and multifamily housing owners and management agents when verifying the employment and income of program participants. Consistent with Administration policy to review rules issued during the transition from one Administration to another, HUD re-opened the January 27, 2009, final rule for public comment, and delayed the effective date of the regulatory amendments to January 31, 2010. The public comments received in response to solicitation of comments on the January 27, 2009, final rule highlighted certain regulatory provisions requiring further clarification and others extraneous to the purpose of the rule, which was full implementation of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system. On October 15, 2009, HUD published a proposed rule soliciting public comment on proposed revisions to the January 27, 2009, final rule that would clarify certain provisions of the January 27, 2009, final rule and return other regulatory provisions to their pre-January 2009, final rule content.
Buy American Exceptions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-30716
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain individual exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the Chicago Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, associated fan coils and rooftop units (RTUs) in the Kenmore Apartments project, and to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, in Nashville, TN, for the purchase and installation of a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system at the Edgefield Manor property.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-30412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
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; Section 901 Implementation
Document Number: E9-30513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirements 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.
Impact of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families
Document Number: E9-30414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-30282
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain individual exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the San Antonio Housing Authority in San Antonio, Texas, for the purchase and installation of a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat recovery system for the Lewis Chatham modernization project, and to the Housing Authority of Portland, in Portland, Oregon, for the purchase of Farbo Marmoleum flooring for several modernization projects.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Incremental Rent Transition (IRT) Study: Follow-up Contact
Document Number: E9-30148
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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 emergency reinstatement and approval, 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; Emergency Comment Request; HUD Core Activities Reporting Related to the Recovery Act
Document Number: E9-30140
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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 emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-30132
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain national exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, exceptions were granted to the Bay City, Michigan Housing Commission for the purchase and installation of tank-less water heaters in the Scattered Site Plumbing and Mechanical Project, and to the Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon's purchase of all iron, steel, and manufactured goods involved in the construction of the Resource Access Center.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-29850
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
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; Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing
Document Number: E9-29956
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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.
Survey of New Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements
Document Number: E9-29955
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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.
SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act: HUD Responsibilities Under the SAFE Act
Document Number: E9-29708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act or Act) was enacted into law on July 30, 2008, as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. This new law directs States to adopt licensing and registration requirements for loan originators that meet the minimum standards specified in the SAFE Act, in lieu of HUD establishing and maintaining a licensing system for loan originators. This new law also encourages the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) to establish a nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry (NMLSR) for the residential mortgage industry for the purpose of providing: uniform State-licensing application and reporting requirements for residential mortgage loan originators, and a comprehensive database to find and track mortgage loan originators licensed by the States and mortgage loan originators that work for federally regulated banks. Loan originators who are employees of federally regulated depository institutions and their subsidiaries are required to register through the NMLSR, but are not subject to State licensing requirements.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Training Program
Document Number: E9-29707
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Eligibility of a Nonprofit Corporation/Housing Consultant Certification
Document Number: E9-29706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Rent Schedule-Low Rent Housing
Document Number: E9-29705
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) for Eligible Multifamily Housing Projects and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP)
Document Number: E9-29704
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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.
Public Housing Mortgage Program: Notice of Web Publication
Document Number: E9-29532
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Public housing a agencies (PHAs) are authorized, by statute, to mortgage their public housing real estate assets to secure financing to undertake development and rehabilitation of low-income housing with HUD approval. HUD has currently allowed PHAs to exercise this authority on a case-by-case basis. To streamline this process, HUD has posted on its Web site a proposed notice that proposes the terms and conditions by which PHAs may undertake such financing with HUD approval. HUD invites PHAs and interested members of the public to review this proposed notice and submit comments in accordance with the procedures provided in this Federal Register notice. HUD is seeking public comments on this proposed notice as it proceeds to formalize final guidance for the exercise of this financing authority.
Notice of Sale of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loans
Document Number: E9-29531
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain unsubsidized Healthcare and unsubsidized Multifamily mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, through several different sales activities. This notice also generally describes the process for bidding on loans and defines certain persons who are eligible and ineligible to bid. The sales activities announced by today's Federal Register Notice include direct sales of Multifamily notes to units of local government, a competitive sale of Healthcare notes on December 16th and a competitive sale of Multifamily notes that will be scheduled for a later date.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-29255
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
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.
Request for Occupied Conveyance
Document Number: E9-29370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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.
Revitalization Area Designation and Management
Document Number: E9-29367
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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.
``HUD NEPA ARRA Section 1609(c) Reporting'' Is the Name of the Attached Copy for This Collection
Document Number: E9-29364
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Single Family Premium Collection Subsystem-Upfront (SFPCS-U)
Document Number: E9-29092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-07
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.
Housing Trust Fund; Allocation Formula
Document Number: E9-28984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 establishes a Housing Trust Fund to be administered by HUD. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to States to increase and preserve the supply of rental housing for extremely low- and very low-income families, including homeless families, and to increase homeownership for extremely low- and very low-income families. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 charges HUD to establish through regulation the formula for the distribution of the Housing Trust Fund to States. The statute specifies that only certain factors are to be part of the formula, and assigns priority to certain factors. This proposed rule submits, for public comment, the proposed formula for allocating funds from the Housing Trust Fund.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-28623
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
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; Multifamily Default Status Report
Document Number: E9-28888
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-03
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.
Consolidated Delegation of Authority To the General Counsel
Document Number: E9-28787
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 18, 2008, HUD published a consolidated notice of delegation of authority from the Secretary to the General Counsel. Today's Federal Register notice updates the November 18, 2008, consolidated delegation of authority and supersedes all previous delegations of authority from the Secretary to the General Counsel.
Office of General Counsel; Order of Succession
Document Number: E9-28786
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the General Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development designates the Order of Succession for the Office of General Counsel. This Order of Succession supersedes the Order of Succession for the General Counsel published on March 28, 2007.
Consolidated Redelegation of Authority to the Office of General Counsel
Document Number: E9-28785
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This redelegation of authority consolidates and updates past redelegations of authority from the General Counsel to subordinate employees.
The Performance Review Board
Document Number: E9-28784
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the appointments of Ron Sims as Chairperson, Janie L. Payne as Vice Chairperson, and Jerry E. Williams, Carol J. Galante, and Deborah A. Hernandez as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The