Department of Housing and Urban Development January 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation
Document Number: 2017-00178
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act enacted a range of procedural issues, including requirements that agencies establish a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal, and codifies the foreseeable harm standard. In addition, this final rule revises a section of HUD's FOIA regulations to more accurately reflect statutory language.
Narrowing the Digital Divide Through Installation of Broadband Infrastructure in HUD-Funded New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Housing; Correction
Document Number: 2017-00167
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 20, 2016, HUD published a final rule requiring the installation of broadband infrastructure at the time of new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing that is funded or supported by HUD, the point at which such installation is generally easier and less costly than when undertaken as a stand-alone effort. This document corrects incorrect paragraph designations in one section of the regulatory text. The effective date for HUD's final rule of January 19, 2017 is unchanged.