Rural Housing Service, USDA.
Interim final rule; delay of effective date.
The Rural Housing Service is delaying implementation of selected sections of the interim final rule published on November 26, 2004 (69 FR 69032-69176). The interim final rule contains requirements regarding citizenship eligibility about which the Agency received several comments. The comments suggested that Agency procedures unnecessarily imposed more requirements than those required under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) procedures for similar programs. As a result the Agency has decided to delay implementation of the sections listed below in order to harmonize its procedures with HUD under 42 U.S.C. 1436a.
The effective date for §§ 3560.152(a)(1), 3560.154(a)(7), 3560.156(c)(12), and 3560.254(c)(3) are delayed indefinitely from February 24, 2005, until the Agency publishes an effective date in a future Federal Register.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephanie White, Director, Multi-Family Housing Portfolio Management Division, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 1265, South Building, Stop 0782, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0782, telephone (202) 720-1615.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Delay of ImplementationStart Amendment Part
In the interim final rule published November 26, 2004 (69 FR 69032-69176), implementation of the specific words in quotes in the following specific sections will be delayed indefinitely:End Amendment Part Start Part
On page 69133, second column, § 3560.152 (a) (1) “Be a United States citizen or qualified alien, and”;End Amendment Part
On page 69134, third column, § 3560.154 (a) (7) “* * * and a certification that the applicant is a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien as defined in § 3560.11 * * *”;End Amendment Part
On page 69136, third column, § 3560.156 (c) (12) “* * * their citizenship status, * * *”; andEnd Amendment Part
On page 69144, first column, § 3560.254 (c) (3) “Whose head of the household is a U.S. citizen or a legal alien as defined in § 3560.11.”End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: February 14, 2005.
Acting Under Secretary, Rural Development.
[FR Doc. 05-3226 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
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