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Removal of Obsolete Community Planning and Development (CPD) Regulations
A Rule by the
Entry Type: Rule
Action: Final rule.
Document Citation: 79 FR 51893
Page: 51893 -51895 (3 pages)
CFR: 24 CFR 500
24 CFR 501
24 CFR 510
24 CFR 511
24 CFR 572
24 CFR 585
24 CFR 590
24 CFR 597
24 CFR 598
Agency/Docket Number: Docket No. FR-5798-F-01
Document Number: 2014-20654
Shorter URL: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-20654
This final rule removes from title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations HUD regulations which are obsolete and no longer necessary. In accordance with Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," HUD reviewed its regulations to identify regulations that are "outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome." Following its review, HUD determined that the
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The removal of these regulations will streamline HUD's regulations and eliminate confusion regarding status of these programs. No new grants or grant agreements making designations are being made under the regulations being removed. Existing grants or grant agreements making designations under the regulations being removed by this rule will continue to be governed by the regulations that existed immediately before the effective date of this final rule.
The final rule removes the following parts of title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations:
1. 24 CFR part 511--The Rental Rehabilitation Program. Through this program, HUD provided grant funds to states and units of general local government for the rehabilitation of privately-owned real property to be used for primarily residential rental purposes. Funds were last appropriated for this program in Fiscal Year 1991.
2. 24 CFR part 572--The HOPE for Homeownership of Single Family Homes Program (HOPE 3). The goal of the HOPE 3 Program was to assist eligible applicants to develop affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time, low-income homebuyers. Funds were last appropriated for this program in Fiscal Year 1995.
3. 24 CFR Part 585--The Youthbuild Program. The Youthbuild Program provides opportunity for at-risk youth living in distressed American communities. HUD administered this program and provided funding, through an annual competitive grant application process, to local organizations who implement the Youthbuild Program. Effective
4. 24 CFR Part 590--Urban Homesteading. The Urban Homesteading Program transferred abandoned houses in deteriorating neighborhoods acquired through foreclosure to the communities. The program helped reduce the inventory of vacant houses owned by HUD while providing communities with the opportunity to improve their neighborhoods. Funds were last appropriated for this program in Fiscal Year 1991.
5. 24 CFR Part 597--The Urban Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities: Round One Designations, and 24 CFR Part 598--The Urban Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities: Round Two and Three Designations. The
II. Justification for Final Rulemaking
In accordance with 24 CFR part 10, it is the practice of the Department to offer interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations. Part 10 provides for exceptions to the general rule if an agency, for good cause, finds that "notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest."  (See 24 CFR 10.1.)
The removal of these regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations does not establish or affect substantive policy. This final rule removes obsolete and unnecessary regulatory provisions for programs that are no longer being funded or for operation of the program has been transferred. Therefore, HUD finds that public notice and comment are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest.
III. Findings and Certification
Regulatory Flexibility Act
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C.
Unfunded Mandates Reform
Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA)  requires that an agency prepare a budgetary impact statement before promulgating a rule that includes a Federal mandate that may result in the expenditure by state, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of
Executive Order 13132, Federalism
Executive Order 13132 (entitled "Federalism"') prohibits an agency from publishing any rule that has federalism implications if the rule either imposes substantial direct compliance costs on state and local governments and is not required by statute, or the rule preempts state law, unless the agency meets the consultation and funding requirements of section 6 of the Executive Order. This final rule will not have federalism implications and would not impose substantial direct compliance costs on state and local governments or preempt state law within the meaning of the Executive order.
This final rule does not direct, provide for assistance or loan and mortgage insurance for, or otherwise govern, or regulate, real property acquisition, disposition, leasing, rehabilitation, alteration, demolition, or new construction, or establish, revise, or provide for standards for construction or construction materials, manufactured housing, or occupancy. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(1), this final rule is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321).
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, and pursuant to the Secretary's authority under 42 U.S.C. 3535(d), 24 CFR Chapter V is amended as follows:
CHAPTER V--OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
1.Revise the heading of Chapter V, subchapter A to read as set forth above.
2.Add part 500 to subchapter A to read as follows:
PART 500--EXPIRING PROGRAMS--SAVINGS CLAUSE
42 U.S.C. 3535(d).
section 500.1 Expiring programs--Savings clause.
No new grants or grant agreements are being made under the programs listed in this section. Existing grants or grant agreements making designation under these programs continue to be governed by the regulations in effect as they existed immediately before
24 CFR Part 511Rental Rehabilitation Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 1437o)
24 CFR Part 572HOPE for Homeownership of
24 CFR Part 585Youthbuild (42 U.S.C. 8011)
24 CFR Part 590Urban homesteading (12 U.S.C. 1706e)
24 CFR Part 597Urban empowerment zones and enterprise communities (Round one designations) (26 U.S.C. 1391)
24 CFR Part 598Urban empowerment zones; Round two and three designations (26 U.S.C. 1391)
PARTS 501-509 [Reserved]--[REMOVED]
3.Remove reserved parts 501-509.
4.Transfer part 510 from Chapter V, subchapter A, to Chapter V, subchapter B.
5.Remove part 511.
SUBCHAPTER B--SLUM CLEARANCE AND URBAN RENEWAL
6.Add a heading to Chapter V, subchapter B to read as set forth above.
7.Remove part 572.
8.Remove part 585.
9.Remove part 590.
10.Remove part 597.
11.Remove part 598.
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (Acting).
[FR Doc. 2014-20654 Filed 8-29-14;
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