Delegation of Authority to the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Through this notice, the Deputy Secretary delegates to the Assistant Secretary for Administration all authority and responsibility for the coordination, management and supervision for the following offices: Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer.
Designations of Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive
The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. In this notice, the Deputy Secretary of HUD designates the Assistant Secretary for Administration as the Chief Acquisition Officer and designates the Chief Procurement Officer as the Senior Procurement Executive.
Revocation of Delegation of Authority to the Chief Operations Officer
Through this notice, the Deputy Secretary revokes authority previously delegated to the Chief Operations Officer in a notice published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2015.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects: Delay of the Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
On January 19, 2017, HUD and other federal departments and agencies published a final rule which revised the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (2018 Requirements). Most of the 2018 Requirements were scheduled to become effective on January 19, 2018, with a general compliance date of January 19, 2018. On January 22, 2018, the Federal departments and agencies that adopted the 2018 Requirements published an interim final rule (``the interagency interim final rule'') that delays the effective date and general compliance date of the 2018 Requirements for six months, to July 19, 2018. The purpose of the delay is to provide additional time to regulated entities for the preparations necessary to implement the 2018 requirements. Due to statutory prepublication requirements applicable to HUD rules, HUD was unable to be a signatory to the interagency interim final rule. Through this interim final rule, HUD adopts the interagency interim final rule.
Regulatory Review of Manufactured Housing Rules
Consistent with Executive Order 13771 entitled ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and Executive Order 13777 entitled, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' and as part of the efforts of HUD's Regulatory Reform Task Force, this document informs the public that HUD is reviewing its existing and planned manufactured housing regulatory actions to assess their actual and potential compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden. HUD invites public comment to assist in identifying regulations that may be outmoded, ineffective or excessively burdensome and should be modified, streamlined, replaced or repealed.