[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 4, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54416-54417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21610]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Chapter IX

[Docket No. FR-5650-N-05]


Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 
1996: Announcement of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting of negotiated rulemaking committee.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the second meeting of the negotiated 
rulemaking committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and Thursday, September 19, 2013. On 
each day, the session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and 
adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1750 
Welton Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rodger J. Boyd, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Native American Programs, Office of Public and Indian 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 4126, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number 202-401-
7914 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing- or speech-impaired 
individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free 
Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Native American Housing and Assistance and Self-Determination 
Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.) (NAHASDA) changed the way that 
housing assistance is provided to Native Americans. NAHASDA eliminated 
several separate assistance programs and replaced them with a single 
block grant program, known as the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) 
program. The regulations governing the IHBG formula allocation are 
codified in subpart D of part 1000 of HUD's regulations in title 24 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations. In accordance with section 106 of 
NAHASDA, HUD developed the regulations with active tribal participation 
using the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (5 U.S.C. 
561-570).
    Under the IHBG program, HUD makes assistance available to eligible 
Indian tribes for affordable housing activities. The amount of 
assistance made available to each Indian tribe is determined using a 
formula that was developed as part of the NAHASDA negotiated process. 
Based on the amount of funding appropriated for the IHBG program, HUD 
calculates the annual grant for each Indian tribe and provides this 
information to the Indian tribes. An Indian Housing Plan for the Indian 
tribe is then submitted to HUD. If the Indian Housing Plan is found to 
be in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, the grant 
is made.
    On June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35178), HUD announced in the Federal 
Register the list of proposed members for the negotiated rulemaking 
committee, and requested additional public comment on the proposed 
membership. On July 30, 2013 (78 FR 45903) after considering public 
comments, HUD published the final list of committee members and 
announced the date of the first negotiated rulemaking meeting. The 
first negotiated rulemaking meeting was schedule for August 27, 2013, 
and August 28, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

II. Second Committee Meeting

    The second meeting of the Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation 
Formula Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will be held on Tuesday, 
September 17, 2013, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and Thursday, 
September 19, 2013. On each day, the session will begin at 
approximately 8:30 a.m., and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. The 
meetings will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1750 Welton Street, 
Denver, Colorado, 80202.
    The meeting will be open to the public without advance 
registration. Public attendance may be limited to the space 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 CONTACT section of this 
document.

III. Future Committee Meetings

    Decisions with respect to future meetings will be made at the first 
meeting and from time to time thereafter. Notices of all future 
meetings will be published in the Federal Register. HUD will make every 
effort to publish such notices at least 15 calendar days prior to each 
meeting.


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    Dated: August 14, 2013.
Sandra Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2013-21610 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
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