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Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Request for Information
Document Number: 2014-22897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June 12, 2013, HUD published a Federal Register document that established the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Formula Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, 2013 (Committee). The purpose of the Committee is to develop regulatory changes to the funding formula for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. As part of its charter, the Committee is reviewing whether the current data source for the needs variables, which is the U.S. Decennial Census, should be updated or revised. HUD and the Committee are considering all relevant data sources, including the American Community Survey (ACS), and how each data source might be used or modified, to serve as the source of the data upon which the needs variables of the IHBG formula would be based. This Request for Information requests interested members of the public to provide information regarding alternate data sources, including ACS, which might serve as the basis upon which the needs variables of the IHBG formula could be based.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Stakeholder Survey
Document Number: 2014-22741
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Promise Zones Initiative: Second Round Application Process
Document Number: 2014-22569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD provides notice on the selection process, criteria, and application submission for the second round of the Promise Zone initiative.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Evaluation of Public Housing Capital Fund (PHCF), Category 4, Option 2 Grantees
Document Number: 2014-22486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Contractor's/Mortgagor's Cost Breakdowns and Certifications
Document Number: 2014-22485
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark to Market)
Document Number: 2014-22484
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-22046
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Regional Analysis of Impediments Guidance for Sustainable Communities Grantees
Document Number: 2014-22325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Application for Displacement/Relocation/Temporary Relocation Assistance for Persons
Document Number: 2014-22323
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2014-22217
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the establishment of two Performance Review Boards to make recommendations to the appointing authority on the performance of its senior executives. Nelson Bregon, Towanda Brooks, and Linda Cruciani will serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board to review career SES performance assessments. Laura Hogshead, Mark Linton, and Lynn Ross will serve as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board to review Schedule C SES performance assessments. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-0050.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Notice of New System of Records-Application Submission and Processing System
Document Number: 2014-22183
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S.C. 552a (e)(4)), as amended, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-130, notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Multifamily Housing (MFH), proposes to establish a new system of records: The MFH Application Submission and Processing System (ASAP). MFH ASAP will be an a comprehensive, automated underwriting system to support the processing and tracking MFH insurance applications from pre-application through final closing. The system provides an improved way of managing data and the electronic processing of the lender applications. Upon full implementation, this new system will replace in its entirety the MFH Development Application Processing system (DAP) and the supporting system of records.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Office of Economic Resilience Progress Report Template
Document Number: 2014-22170
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. The Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10, approved April 15, 2011) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, December 16, 2009), provided a total of $150 million in fiscal year 2010 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Planning Grant Programs, which comprise of the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program, and the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Grant Program, require progress reporting by grantees on a semi-annual basis (i.e., Twice per year: January 30th and July 30th). The grant program terms and conditions require the grantee to submit a semi-annual progress report which reflects activities undertaken, obstacles encountered and solutions achieved, and accomplishments. Progress reports that show progress of the program in meeting approved work plan goals, objectives are to be submitted.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HOPE VI Public Housing Programs
Document Number: 2014-22168
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program-Aligning Operator Financial Reports With HUD's Uniform Financial Reporting Standards
Document Number: 2014-22069
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through a final rule published on September 7, 2012, HUD revised the regulations for FHA's program for insurance of health care facilities under section 232 of the National Housing Act (Section 232 program). In the September 7, 2012, final rule, HUD retained the longstanding requirement that owners and borrowers participating in the Section 232 program submit audited financial statements to HUD, and added the requirement that operators of Section 232 facilities also submit financial statements to HUD on a quarterly and annual basis. However, the September 7, 2012, rule placed operators on a different submission deadline than that required of owners. This interim rule revises the financial reporting deadlines for operators to bring them in-line with the reporting periods prescribed in HUD's Uniform Financial Reporting Standards, to which owners and borrowers are subject.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Capital Needs Assessments-CNA e Tool
Document Number: 2014-21843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Construction Complaint/Request for Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2014-21839
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-21430
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
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.
HUD Implementation of Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Provisions on Public Housing Agency Consortia, Biennial Inspections, Extremely Low-Income Definition, and Utility Allowances; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2014-21637
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June, 25, 2014, HUD published a document implementing statutory changes made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2014 to certain programs administered by HUD's Office of Housing and HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing. In the discussion of implementation of the new definition of ``extremely low-income'' applicable to multifamily projects administered by HUD's Office of Housing, the document referred to ``contract administrators'' and it should have referenced ``owners.'' This document makes that correction.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuation of Interest Reduction Payments After Refinancing Section 236 Projects
Document Number: 2014-21635
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Registration
Document Number: 2014-21634
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards: Ground Anchor Installations
Document Number: 2014-21431
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the Manufactured Home Model Installation Standards by revising existing requirements for ground anchor installations and establishing standardized test methods to determine ground anchor performance and resistance. The performance of conventional ground anchor assemblies is critical to the overall quality and structural integrity of manufactured housing installations. Because there was no generally accepted method for rating and certifying ground anchors, states had adopted different requirements for certifying ground anchor performance. This final rule establishes a uniform test method that can be utilized to determine and rate ground anchor performance in different soil classifications and may be used by states to certify and accept ground anchor assemblies.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-20967
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Requirements for Single Family Mortgage Instruments
Document Number: 2014-21120
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing of Delinquent, Default and Foreclosure With Service Members Act
Document Number: 2014-21119
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and Quality Assurance Plans
Document Number: 2014-20988
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2014
Document Number: 2014-20964
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 April 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2014.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Appeals; PHAS Unaudited Financial Statement Submission Extensions; Assisted and Insured Housing Property Inspection Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments
Document Number: 2014-20962
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation, Phase II
Document Number: 2014-20959
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1)
Document Number: 2014-20948
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2014-20946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Congregate Housing Services Program
Document Number: 2014-20944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Budget-Based Rent Increases
Document Number: 2014-20941
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Removal of Obsolete Community Planning and Development (CPD) Regulations
Document Number: 2014-20654
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule removes from title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations HUD regulations which are obsolete and no longer necessary. In accordance with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' HUD reviewed its regulations to identify regulations that are ``outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome.'' Following its review, HUD determined that the CPD regulations removed by this final rule are obsolete and unnecessary because they govern programs that are no longer funded or have been consolidated into other programs. No new grants or grant agreements making designations are being made under the regulations being removed. Existing grants or grant agreements entered into under the regulations being removed by this rule will continue to be governed by the regulations that existed immediately before the effective date of this final rule.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: “Logic Model” Grant Performance Reporting Standard Form
Document Number: 2014-20650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-20272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
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.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back Period for FHA-Insured Single Family Mortgages
Document Number: 2014-20215
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule revises FHA's regulations governing its single family adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) program to align FHA interest rate adjustment and notification regulations with the requirements for notifying mortgagors of ARM adjustments, as required by the regulations implementing the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as recently revised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The final rule requires that an interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding change to the mortgagor's monthly payment for an ARM have a 45-day look-back period. The final rule also requires that the mortgagee of an FHA-insured ARM comply with the disclosure and notification requirements of the 2013 TILA Servicing Rule, including at least a 60- day but no more than 120 day advance notice of an adjustment to a mortgagor's monthly payment.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Handling Prepayments: Eliminating Post-Payment Interest Charges
Document Number: 2014-20214
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule revises FHA's regulations that allow an FHA-approved mortgagee to charge the mortgagor interest through the end of the month in which the mortgage is being paid. The final rule allows mortgagees to charge interest only through the date the mortgage is paid, and prohibits the charging of interest beyond that date.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2015-Corrected Schedule B Addendum
Document Number: 2014-20212
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On August 15, 2014, HUD published for public comment proposed Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs for Fiscal Year 2015. After publication, HUD noted that the Schedule B Addendum, which addresses small area FMRs, did not include small area FMRs for Dallas, Texas. This notice provides the corrected Schedule B Addendum. No other changes are made by this notice. The public comment due date remains September 15, 2014.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Jobs Plus Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-20047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application
Document Number: 2014-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Revision of Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-20033
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2015 American Housing Survey
Document Number: 2014-20031
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2015 Rental Housing Finance Survey
Document Number: 2014-20023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
Document Number: 2014-19921
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Model Manufactured Home Installation Program Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2014-19896
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package
Document Number: 2014-19895
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Housing Counseling: Homeownership and Certificate of Housing Counseling: Home Retention
Document Number: 2014-19894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Admissions/Occupancy Policy
Document Number: 2014-19893
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Environmental Compliance Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-19652
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises the regulations governing the format used for conducting the required environmental reviews for HUD program and policy actions. HUD's current regulations require that HUD staff document environmental review compliance using form HUD-4128. Recipients receiving HUD assistance and other entities responsible for conducting environmental reviews (responsible entities) are currently allowed to either use HUD-recommended formats or develop equivalent formats for documenting environmental review compliance. The reference to a specific form number in part 50 restricts HUD's ability to adopt alternative form designations and forms, while authorizing the use of alternate forms makes it difficult for HUD to assess, compare, and collect data on responsible entities' environmental review records. Despite being applicable to different parties, environmental review responsibilities under parts 50 and 58 are substantively similar. In light of that, the final rule gives the Departmental Environmental Clearance Officer (DECO) the authority to create one standardized format for use in reviews and authorize exceptions, thereby eliminating unnecessary distinctions between reviews completed by HUD employees and responsible entities. This final rule also makes a technical amendment by making the steps required to prepare an environmental assessment in HUD's regulations consistent with the ``Environmental Assessment'' definition provided in the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).