Department of Housing and Urban Development October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; New Construction Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes
Document Number: 2011-28008
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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 Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones
Document Number: 2011-28004
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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. Correction: Due to the fact the 60 days had not expired (12/3/2011) 30 day sent early. The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs' strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2011-28003
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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 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 Cambridge Housing Authority of Cambridge, MA for the purchase and installation of a Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) heat pump system and vent limited gas regulators for the Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project.
Privacy Act; Notice of Revision of System of Records, the Single Family Housing Enterprise Data Warehouse
Document Number: 2011-27988
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is proposing to revise information published in the Federal Register about one of its record systems, the Single Family Housing Enterprise Data Warehouse (SFHEDW). The revision to the record system reflects current administrative changes; revises the system location; and involves adding a new routine use exception to permit the disclosure of records to the Federal National Mortgage Association (also known as Fannie Mae). Under this initiative HUD will transmit personal borrower data to Fannie Mae to facilitate financing opportunities to borrowers of FHA Title 1 loans for the purpose of making energy efficiency improvements to their principal residence. This initiative supports HUD mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes. This notice deletes and supersedes prior notice published in the Federal Register at 73 FR 24604 on May 5, 2008. The scope and functional purpose of the systems remains unchanged.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Establishment of a Privacy Act System of Records, HUD Integrated Acquisition Management System (HIAMS)
Document Number: 2011-27986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to establish a new record system to add to its inventory of system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed system of records, identified as HIAMS will be used by HUD's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, as well as HUD's regional program offices, to store and manage HUD acquisition-related data from acquisition planning through contract completion. The regional offices will have access to HIAMS for the purposes of entering and reading data into the system. The system will consist of data elements about all companies or institutions authorized to do business with HUD as registered vendors within the Central Contractor Registry (CCR), overseen by the General Services Administration.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2011-27672
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2012
Document Number: 2011-27817
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
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 (IRC) (26 U.S.C. 42). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA designations annually. The designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under IRC Section 42 published October 6, 2009, remain in effect. In addition to announcing the 2012 DDA designations, HUD seeks public comment on whether it should use Small Area Fair Market Rents (FMRs), rather than metropolitan-area FMRs, in future designations of metropolitan DDAs.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2012
Document Number: 2011-27816
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2012. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Family Unification Program (FUP)
Document Number: 2011-27683
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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 of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Limited English Proficiency Initiative Program (LEPI), Fiscal Year 2010/2011
Document Number: 2011-27668
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Limited English Proficiency Initiative (LEPI) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010/2011. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Requirements for Single Family Mortgage Instruments
Document Number: 2011-27667
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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 information is used to verify that a mortgage has been properly recorded and is eligible for FHA mortgage insurance.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Energy Efficient Mortgages
Document Number: 2011-27664
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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. Lenders provide information required to determine the eligibility of a mortgage to be insured under Section 513 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 106 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992).
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB, Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package
Document Number: 2011-27662
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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. When the terms of a Multifamily contract are breached or when a mortgagee meets conditions stated within the Multifamily contract for an automatic assignment, the holder of the mortgage may file for insurance benefits. To receive these benefits, the mortgagee must prepare and submit to HUD the Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package. HUD uses the information collection to determine the insurance benefits owed to the mortgagee.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Management Reviews of Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 2011-27660
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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 staff and Contract Administrators complete the form HUD-9834 during on-site reviews. The information gathered from the form is used to evaluate the quality of management, determine causes of problems, and devise corrective actions to safeguard the Department's financial interest and ensure that tenants are provided with decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Limited English Proficiency Initiative (LEPI) Program Grant Application
Document Number: 2011-27448
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
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 and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Inspector Candidate Assessment Questionnaire
Document Number: 2011-27447
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) Program; Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2011-27444
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
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 in a competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the CFCF program.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Construction Complaint-Request for Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2011-27334
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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: 2011-26924
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Homelessness Prevention Study
Document Number: 2011-26922
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development requests review and approval of the Paperwork Reduction Act requirements for site visits that are part of HUD's Homelessness Prevention Study. The proposed information collection was approved under emergency review (OMB Control 2528-0270). As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, the proposed information collection will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for full review and extension of approval. The Department is soliciting public comments on the proposed collection of information to: (1) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (2) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology that will reduce burden (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation
Document Number: 2011-26919
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
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: Additional On-Site Data Collection for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study
Document Number: 2011-26918
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
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 Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones
Document Number: 2011-26917
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
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 review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The primary purpose of this collection is to continue current data reporting for Rounds, I, II, and III Empowerment Zones (EZs). HUD previously designated 30 EZs, which required to submit annual reports to HUD based on the progress reported in implementing the EZs' strategic plans. Businesses located in the EZs are eligible for Federal tax incentives to hire local residents and to expand or improve their operations. This is an extension of a currently approved collection.
Redelegation of Authority for the Deputy Assistant Secretaries in the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: 2011-26912
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development redelegates to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries and other specified HUD officials all powers and authorities necessary to carry out Office of Community Planning and Development programs, except those powers and authorities specifically excluded.
Redelegations of Authority to Directors and Deputy Directors of Community Planning and Development in Field Offices
Document Number: 2011-26911
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development redelegates to the Directors and Deputy Directors of Community Planning and Development in HUD Field Offices all powers and authorities necessary to carry out Office of Community Planning and Development programs, except those powers and authorities specifically excluded.
Order of Succession for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: 2011-26910
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Community Planning and Development. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, including the notice published on October 18, 2006.
Consolidated Delegation of Authority for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: 2011-26909
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice updates, clarifies, and consolidates delegations of authority from the Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs.
Order of Succession for the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination
Document Number: 2011-26711
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Director, Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination. This Order of Succession supersedes any previous Order of Succession for the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination.
Delegation of Authority for the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination
Document Number: 2011-26709
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the Secretary delegates to the Director of Departmental Operations and Coordination authority and responsibility for departmental operations and coordination, specifically relating to quality management reviews, labor relations, and the Southwest Borders Initiative. This delegation supersedes all previous delegations of authority to the Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination (ODOC).
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Application for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and Quality Assurance Plans
Document Number: 2011-26698
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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 information collection is required in conjunction with the issuance of Notice of Funding Availability of approximately for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Programs that are authorized under Title X of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Public Law 102- 550, Section 1011, and other legislation. The quality Assurance Plan is obtained after the award of grants.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2011-26317
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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.
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS): Proposed Physical Condition Interim Scoring Notice
Document Number: 2011-26516
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides additional information to public housing agencies (PHAs) and members of the public about HUD's process for issuing scores under the Physical Condition Indicator of the PHAS under the PHAS Physical Condition Scoring Process notice published on February 23, 2011. This notice provides information to the public about the implementation of a point loss cap in the scoring process. This notice also proposes changes to definitions in the Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions that is an appendix to the PHAS notice on the physical condition scoring process. These proposed changes would affect the physical condition inspections process for both multifamily and public housing properties. This notice also provides information about the updated inspection software that will be used by inspector when conducting inspection. The changes made in this notice are discussed in the Supplementary Information section below.
Order of Succession for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
Document Number: 2011-26054
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations designates the Order of Succession for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
Delegation of Authority for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
Document Number: 2011-26053
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary of HUD delegates authority to the Assistant Secretary of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations and supersedes any prior delegation of authority from the Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations.
Order of Succession for the Office of Disaster Management and National Security
Document Number: 2011-26047
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary of HUD designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Disaster Management and National Security. This is the first order of succession established for this office.
Delegation of Authority to the Office of Disaster Management and National Security
Document Number: 2011-26046
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the Secretary delegates authority to the Chief Disaster and National Security Officer, Office of Disaster Management and National Security.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2011-26038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the Committee.
HUD Draft Environmental Justice Strategy
Document Number: 2011-25938
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD announces the release of its draft Environmental Justice Strategy for review and comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2011-25567
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Closeout Instructions for Community Development Block Grant Programs (CDBG)
Document Number: 2011-25742
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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. Grant closeout documents verify and certify that CDBG funds have been properly spent and the requirements of the grant have been completed.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Certification of Multifamily Housing Compliance With State and Local Housing Codes: Correction
Document Number: 2011-25696
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-05
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 is necessary for HUD to ensure that all properties owned by potential purchasers are in compliance with the state and local housing codes that are in the same locality as the project to be purchased.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2011-25577
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
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 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 Cambridge Housing Authority of Cambridge, MA for the purchase and installation of Venstar ColorTouch programmable limiting thermostats for the Harry S. Truman Apartments project, and to the Denver Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of refrigerators and microwave ovens for its 1099 Osage Apartments project.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Tribal Colleges and University Programs
Document Number: 2011-25574
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
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; Annual Progress Reports for Empowerment Zones
Document Number: 2011-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)
Document Number: 2011-25410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
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.