Department of Housing and Urban Development June 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the First Quarter of Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-15876
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
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 January 1, 2010 and ending on March 31, 2010.
Proposed Information Collection to OMB Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program (Combined and Simplified Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements); Withdrawal of Notice
Document Number: 2010-15875
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is announcing the withdrawal of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program (Combined and Simplified Indian Housing Plan and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements) proposed information collection published on May 21, 2010.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily and Care-Type Facilities
Document Number: 2010-15873
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed the Minimum Property Standards (MPS) program in order to minimize potential losses for single and multi-family homes purchased with insured loans. To achieve this objective, the program established a system to review, evaluate, and approve construction materials for use in such homes to ensure that the homes would perform for the life of the loan. The end goal of the MPS program is to establish certain minimum standards for buildings constructed under HUD housing programs.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year 2010 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-15717
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the application information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for the Fiscal Year 2010 NOFA for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. This NOFA makes approximately $98 million in assistance available to support metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) Economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements is available on Grants.gov Web site at http:// www.grants.gov/search[sol]. A link to Grants.gov is also available on the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ fundsavail.cfm. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the FY2010 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program is 14.703. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Maintenance Wage Rate Wage Recommendation and Maintenance Wage Survey; Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate
Document Number: 2010-15715
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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.
Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHAIC)
Document Number: 2010-15714
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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.
Green Retrofit Program of Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-15713
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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.
Mortgage Insurance Termination; Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment
Document Number: 2010-15712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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.
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA): Home Warranty Companies' Payments to Real Estate Brokers and Agents
Document Number: 2010-15355
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Under section 8 of RESPA and HUD's implementing RESPA regulations, services performed by real estate brokers and agents as additional settlement services in a real estate transaction are compensable if the services are actual, necessary and distinct from the primary services provided by the real estate broker or agent, the services are not nominal, and the payment is not a duplicative charge. A referral is not a compensable service for which a broker or agent may receive compensation. This rule interprets section 8 of RESPA and HUD's regulations as they apply to the compensation provided by home warranty companies to real estate brokers and agents. Although interpretive rules are exempt from public comment under the Administrative Procedure Act, HUD nevertheless welcomes public comment on this interpretation.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-15090
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
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.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-15364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document announces the sixth meeting of the negotiated rulemaking committee that was established pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008. The primary purpose of the committee is to discuss and negotiate a proposed rule that would change the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program and the Title VI Loan Guarantee program.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Challenge Planning Grants and the Department of Transportation's TIGER II Planning Grants
Document Number: 2010-15353
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the availability of funding and requests proposals for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (``HUD's'') Community Challenge Planning Grants (``Community Challenge Planning Grants'') in conjunction with a portion of the Department of Transportation's (``DOT's'') National Infrastructure Investments Grants that can be used for transportation planning grants.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection, Comment Request; Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons
Document Number: 2010-15096
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement concerning the Section 3 program 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.
Youthbuild Program
Document Number: 2010-15094
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
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.
On-Site Completion of Construction of Manufactured Homes
Document Number: 2010-15088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would establish a procedure whereby construction of new manufactured housing can be completed at the installation site, rather than in the factory. Under current HUD regulations, a manufacturer must obtain HUD approval for on-site completion of each of its designs. This rule would simplify the process, by establishing uniform procedures by which manufacturers could complete construction of their homes at the installation site without obtaining advance approval from HUD. This rule would apply only to the completion of homes subject to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, not to the installation of homes subject to the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards. Additionally, the proposed rule would not apply when a major section of a manufactured home is to be constructed on-site.
Privacy Act; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Title Eight Automated Paperless Office Tracking System (TEAPOTS)
Document Number: 2010-14744
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) proposes to establish a new Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), system of records notice (SORN). The purpose of the new system of records will be to allow FHEO to process, track, and maintain housing discrimination complaints submitted by complainants with allegations of housing discrimination. FHEO will utilize TEAPOTS as an automated case management system, to process complaints, compliance reviews, and to track the activities throughout the investigation process. The system will be used for all major FHEO responsibilities required to support the execution of program mission functions. It will enable the Department to provide faster, more reliable case tracking, and monitoring for the entire scope of enforcement activities.
Privacy Act; Proposed Alteration to Existing Systems of Records, Single Family Mortgage Asset Recovery Technology (SMART/A80H)
Document Number: 2010-14710
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department proposes to alter an existing Privacy Act SORN subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The alterations to the existing records system is to capture a new routine use permitting the disclosure of records to its Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS) for the purpose of computer matching, and to identify an increase in the number of records maintained by the system. These alterations do not impact the scope, purpose, or record types for the records system. Additionally, this notice supersedes previous notice published at 73 FR 41105 on July 17, 2008.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-14446
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
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.
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, Test Procedures for Roof Trusses
Document Number: 2010-14277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by adopting proposals made by the Manufactured Home Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 requires HUD to publish in the Federal Register any proposed revised Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard submitted by MHCC. Changes to the existing roof truss testing procedures were part of the first group of MHCC proposals submitted to HUD in 2003 to revise various aspects of the standards. However, in response to public comments on the proposed rule, including those submitted by MHCC, HUD returned the proposal on roof truss testing to MHCC for further consideration.
Section 8 Random Digit Dialing Fair Market Rent Surveys
Document Number: 2010-14282
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-15
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; FHA-Application for Insurance of Advance of Mortgage Proceeds
Document Number: 2010-14104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
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 Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons With Disabilities; Correction
Document Number: 2010-14103
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On April 7, 2010, HUD posted to its Web site and to http:// www.grants.gov, its FY2009 Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities NOFA. The NOFA makes available $30 million for incremental Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) for non-elderly disabled families served by entities (which this NOFA will limit to public housing agencies (PHAs)) with demonstrated experience and resources for supportive services). This assistance was made available by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009). Through this document, HUD announces that it has corrected the NOFA posted on April 7, 2010, and that it has posted the correction on its website. The NOFA is corrected by (1) Clarifying the period of time during which PHAs must meet the PIH Information Center (PIC) reporting requirements; (2) clarifying the requirement that PHAs have achieved as least 15 points under the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP); and (3) defining which PHAs ``operate a non-HCV program that serves non-elderly disabled families.'' The notice correcting these program requirements is available on the HUD Web site at: http://www.hud.gov. http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/ capfund/ocir.cfm).
Notice of Availability: Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs
Document Number: 2010-14004
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of its FY2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section). The General Section provides prospective applicants for HUD's FY2010 competitive funding the opportunity to become familiar with the policies and requirements applicable to all of the NOFAs that HUD will publish in FY2010. The General Section also describes HUD's FY2010 policy priorities. HUD's FY2010 policy priorities are based on its new Strategic Plan for FY2010-2015, and support: (1) Job Creation/Employment; (2) Sustainability; (3) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; (4) Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing; (5) Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes; and (6) Expanding Cross-Cutting Policy Knowledge. Detailed information on HUD's Strategic Plan for FY2010-2015 is available at: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/program offices/cfo/stratplan.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009; Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Second Competition
Document Number: 2010-14003
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that HUD is conducting a second competition for assistance under its FY2009 Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) NOFA, and that it has posted the BEDI NOFA on its Web site and on Grants.gov. This second round of competition makes approximately $8.1 million in assistance available under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009). All BEDI grants must be used in conjunction with a new Section 108-guaranteed loan
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-13692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-11
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.
Housing Counseling Outcomes Study
Document Number: 2010-13695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described
Operating Fund Subsidies Allocation Formula
Document Number: 2010-13694
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described
Energy Conservation for PHA-Owned or Leased Project-Audits, Utility Allowances
Document Number: 2010-13693
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless; Republication
Document Number: R1-2010-13257
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)-Service Coordinators Program for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: 2010-13471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the FY 2009 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators Program funding for Fiscal Year 2009. This announcement contains the
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA): Strengthening and Clarifying RESPA's “Required Use” Prohibition Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2010-13350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), HUD commences the process of initiating rulemaking directed to strengthening and clarifying the prohibition against the ``required use'' of affiliated settlement service providers in residential mortgage transactions under section 8 of RESPA. HUD has received complaints that some homebuyers are committing to use a builder's affiliated mortgage lender in exchange for construction discounts or discounted upgrades, without sufficient time to research their contracts or to comparison shop. The purpose of this ANPR is to solicit information that can be used to inform any future revision or clarification of the regulatory definition of the ``required use'' of affiliated settlement service providers in residential mortgage transactions.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Record of Employee Interview
Document Number: 2010-13345
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Conversion of Efficiencies Units to One Bedroom Units Multifamily Housing Package; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment
Document Number: 2010-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-13257
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Project Monthly Accounting Reports
Document Number: 2010-13256
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
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.
Monthly Report of Excess Income and Annual Report of Uses of Excess Income (Correction)
Document Number: 2010-13113
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
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.
Request Voucher for Grant Payment and Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) Voice Response System Access Authorization
Document Number: 2010-13112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
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.