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Delegation of Authority for the Office of Public and Indian Housing

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AGENCY:

Office of the Secretary, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice of delegation of authority.

SUMMARY:

Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. In this delegation of authority, the Secretary delegates authority to the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and authorizes the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to redelegate authority for the administration of certain PIH programs. This delegation revokes and supersedes all prior delegations of authority, including the delegation published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171).

DATES:

Effective Date: July 15, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Linda Bronsdon, AICP, Program Analyst, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 490 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024; e-mail address Linda.K.Bronsdon@hud.gov, telephone number 202-402-3494. (This is not a toll-free number.) This number may be accessed through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at telephone number 1-800-877-8339.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Previous delegations of authority from the Secretary of HUD to the Assistant Secretary and General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH, including the delegation published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171), are hereby revoked and superseded by this delegation of authority.

Section A. Authority Delegated

The Secretary hereby delegates to the Assistant Secretary and General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH the authority and responsibility to administer the following programs:

1. Programs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary pursuant to the authority transferred from the Public Housing Administration under section 5(a) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3534) as amended;

2. Each program of the Department authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937 (1937 Act) (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) as amended, including, but not limited to, the Public Housing Program, Section 8 Programs (except the following Section 8 project-based programs: New Construction, Substantial Rehabilitation, Loan Management Set-Aside, and Property Disposition) and predecessor programs that are no longer funded but have ongoing commitments;

3. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf of public housing agencies (PHAs), public housing residents, or other low-income households; and

4. PIH programs for which assistance is provided for or on behalf of Native Americans, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, Native Hawaiians, tribal entities, tribally designated housing entities, or tribal housing resident organizations. This includes, but is not limited to, programs authorized pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1966 (NAHASDA) (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.), as amended; the Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages authorized by section 106 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306); the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z-13a); the Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Program authorized by section 184A of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (12 U.S.C. 1715z-13b); and Rural Innovation Fund grants and Rural Housing and Economic Development grants awarded to Indian Tribes and tribal entities by the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, as may be authorized by HUD appropriations acts.

Section B. Authority Excepted

Authority delegated under section A does not include the power to sue or be sued.

Section C. Authority To Redelegate

In accordance with a written redelegation of authority, the Assistant Secretary and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH may further redelegate specific authority. Redelegated authority to PIH Deputy Assistant Secretaries or other ranking PIH program officials does not supersede the authority of the Assistant Secretary as designee of the Secretary.

Section D. Exceptions to Authority To Redelegate

The authority to redelegate does not include any power or authority under law that specifically requires the action of the Secretary of HUD, the Assistant Secretary of PIH, or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary of PIH. Authority excepted includes authority to:

1. Issue or waive regulations, including waivers pursuant to 24 CFR 982.161(c) that permit HUD field offices to act on waivers of conflict of interests. Public Housing Field Office Directors are not to exercise this authority.

2. Issue notices to clarify regulations;

3. Issue notices of funding availability (NOFAs), handbooks, notices, and other HUD policy directives;

4. Waive any provision of an annual contributions contract (ACC), including a determination of substantial breach or default in response to any violation of statute or regulations;

5. Impose remedies for substantial noncompliance with the requirements of NAHASDA (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) and/or its implementing regulations; and

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Section E. Authority Superseded

The previous delegations of authority from the Secretary of HUD to the Assistant Secretary for PIH are hereby revoked and superseded by this delegation of authority, including the previous delegation of authority for PIH published on August 4, 2004 (69 FR 47171).

Section F. Authority To Represent HUD

This consolidated delegation of authority is conclusive evidence of the authority of the Assistant Secretary for PIH, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, or those with redelegated authority, to represent the Secretary and to execute, in the name of the Secretary, any instrument or document relinquishing or transferring any right, title, or interest of the Department in real or personal property. The Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole or in part, at any time.

Section G. Consultation and Coordination With the General Counsel

The General Counsel shall consult and advise the Assistant Secretary for PIH and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary, as required and when requested, and shall enter into such protocols as administratively agreed to by the General Counsel and the Assistant Secretary for PIH or the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for PIH. This consolidated delegation of authority is to be exercised consistently with the delegation from the Secretary to the General Counsel.

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Authority: Section 7 (d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

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Dated: July 15, 2011.

Shaun Donovan,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-19723 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]

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