Department of Housing and Urban Development October 16, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Noncompliance Reporting by FHA Approved Lenders
Document Number: 2012-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Fee or Roster Personnel (Appraisers and Inspectors) Designation and Appraisal Report Forms
Document Number: 2012-25410
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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. HUD requires that appraisals and inspections be performed on certain FHA insured properties and the FHA Appraiser and Inspector rosters assure that HUD has the ability to track the performance of appraisers and inspectors and sanction those who are not performing adequately, this is necessary to protect the FHA insurance fund.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Collection of Information From HUD Lead Hazard Control Grantees To Support a Review of the Federal Dust-lead Standards
Document Number: 2012-25406
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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. Leaded paint in housing remains as the last major source of lead exposure to young children. Efforts to reduce childhood lead poisoning have focused on controlling lead paint hazards, specifically lead dust and deteriorated lead-based paint. Lead hazard control programs are looking for ways to make this housing safer without placing an undue financial burden on the property owners or tenants. On August 10, 2009, a petition was submitted to EPA www.regulations.gov; search for EPA-HQ- OPPT-2009-0655) to lower the definition of lead-based paint in pre-1978 ``target'' housing to some value below the current value of 1 mg/cm 2 or 0.5% by weight (42 U.S.C. 4822(c)), and to lower the lead hazard control standards and clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills in such housing and in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities below the current values of 40 and 250 mg/ft 2 (micrograms per square foot), respectively (40 CFR 745.65(b) and 745.227(e)(8)(viii), and 24 CFR 35.1320(b)(2)(i)), and below the current clearance standard for window troughs of 400 mg/ft2 (40 CFR 45.227(e)(8)(viii), and 24 CFR 35.1320(b)(2)(i)). The HUD Secretary may reduce the level that defines lead-based paint in target housing (42 U.S.C. 4822(c)), and the EPA Administrator identifies the leadbased paint hazard standards (15 U.S.C. 2683), and the lead-based paint standard (15 U.S.C.2683), and the lead-based paint standard in child- occupied facilities. In a response dated October 22, 2009, EPA, writing on behalf of itself and HUD, agreed to study the issues and decide whether the lead hazard standards and/or the lead-based paint standard should be changed, and to collaborate with HUD on this effort. www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/ eparesponse. pdf). The Agency and the Department intend to have identical standards for the sake of maximizing their effectiveness in this matter. One of the issues to be considered is the ability to actually determine ``clearance'' (a work area is sufficiently clean of lead dust) before allowing reoccupancy. The clearance levels for floors and window sills are the same as the lead hazard standards. This survey will question HUD grantees as to their ability to achieve clearance at the current level for floors and windowsills, and whether it would be technically feasible to achieve clearance at potentially lower levels.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2013
Document Number: 2012-25289
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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, 2013. 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).