[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59543-59544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23898]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Part 578

[Docket No. FR-5476-N-02]
RIN 2506-AC29


Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: 
Continuum of Care Program: Extension of Public Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Interim rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 31, 2012, HUD published an interim rule that 
established the regulations for the Continuum of Care program, and 
which solicits public comment through October 1, 2012. This document 
advises that HUD is extending the public comment period to November 16, 
2012.

DATES: Comment Due Date. November 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this rule to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications must refer to 
the above docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting 
public comments. All submissions must refer to the above docket number 
and title.
    1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by 
mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410-0500.
    2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit 
comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the 
commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely 
receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to 
the public. Comments submitted electronically through the 
www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other commenters and 
interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the 
instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.


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    Note: To receive consideration as public comments, comments must 
be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, 
all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the 
rule.

    No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable.
    Public Inspection of Public Comments. All properly submitted 
comments and communications submitted to HUD will be available for 
public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the 
above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters 
building, an advance appointment to review the public comments must be 
scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202-708-3055 (this is 
not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments 
may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service 
at 800-877-8339. Copies of all comments submitted are available for 
inspection and downloading at www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Marie Oliva, Director, Office of 
Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone number 202-708-4300 
(this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- and speech-impaired persons 
may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service 
at 800-877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2012, at 77 FR 45422, HUD 
published in the Federal Register an interim rule that establishes the 
regulatory framework for the new Continuum of Care program. The 
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 
2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, codifies in law 
the Continuum of Care planning process, a longstanding part of HUD's 
application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater 
coordination in responding to their needs. The existing homeless 
assistance programs that comprise the Continuum of Care program are the 
following: the Supportive Housing program, the Shelter Plus Care 
program, and the Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) 
program.
    The July 31, 2012, interim rule solicited public comment through 
October 1, 2012. In response to requests to provide additional time to 
comment on this rule, HUD is extending the public comment period to 
November 16, 2012.

    Dated: September 25, 2012.
Mark Johnston,
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (Acting).
[FR Doc. 2012-23898 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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