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Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Operating Fund Allocation; Meeting

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD.

ACTION:

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meetings.

SUMMARY:

This document announces a meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Operating Fund Allocation. These meetings are sponsored by HUD for the purpose of discussing and negotiating a proposed rule that would change the current method of determining the payment of operating subsidies to public housing agencies (PHAs).

DATES:

The committee meeting will be held on February 16 and February 17, 2000. On February 16, 2000, the meeting will begin at approximately 9:30 am and end at approximately 5:30 pm. On February 17, 2000, the meeting will begin at approximately 9:00 am and end at approximately 4:00 pm.

ADDRESSES:

The committee meeting will take place at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW, Washington, DC 20024; telephone 1-800-635-5065 or (202) 484-1000; FAX (202) 863-4497 (With the exception of the “800” telephone number, these are not toll-free numbers).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steve Sprague, Acting Director, Funding and Financial Management Division, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Room 4216, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410-0500; telephone (202) 708-1872 (this telephone number is not toll-free). Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The Secretary of HUD has established the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Operating Fund Allocation to negotiate and develop a proposed that would change the current method of determining the payment of operating subsidies to public housing agencies (PHAs). The establishment of the committee is required by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-276, approved October 21, 1998) (the “Public Housing Reform Act”). The Public Housing Reform Act makes extensive changes to HUD's public and assisted housing programs. These changes include the establishment of an Operating Fund for the purpose of making assistance available to PHAs for the operation and management of public housing. The Public Housing Reform Act requires that the assistance to be made available from the new Operating Fund be determined using a formula developed through negotiated rulemaking procedures.

II. Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting

This document announces a meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Operating Fund Allocation. The next committee meeting will take place as described in the DATES and ADDRESSES section of this document.

The agenda planned for the committee meeting includes the development and review of draft regulatory and preamble language; and the scheduling of future meetings, if necessary.

The meeting will be open to the public without advance registration. Public attendance may be limited to the Start Printed Page 7331space available. Members of the public may make statements during the meeting, to the extent time permits, and file written statements with the committee for its consideration. Written statements should be submitted to the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice. Summaries of committee meetings will be available for public inspection and copying at the address in the same section.

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Dated: February 10, 2000.

Jacqueline Johnson,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native Programs.

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[FR Doc. 00-3481 Filed 2-10-00; 2:30 pm]

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