[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 49 (Thursday, March 13, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14204-14205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05400]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Chapter IX

[Docket No. FR-5650-N-06]


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

AGENCY: Office of the 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 third meeting of the negotiated 
rulemaking committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Thursday, 
April 24, 2014, and Friday, April 25, 2014. On each day, the session 
will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and adjourn at approximately 5 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009.

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. 4141 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

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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), HUD announced the final 
list of committee members and announced the first meeting of the 
negotiated rulemaking committee. On August 27, 2013, and August 28, 
2013, the first meeting of the negotiated rulemaking committee was 
held. HUD announced the second meeting of the negotiated rulemaking 
committee on September 4, 2013 (78 FR 54416). The second meeting was 
held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and 
Thursday, September 19, 2013.

II. Third Committee Meeting

    The third meeting of the Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation 
Formula Negotiation Rulemaking Committee will be held on Wednesday, 
April 23, 2014, Thursday, April 24, 2014, and Friday, April 25, 2014. 
On each day, the session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and 
adjourn at approximately 5 p.m. The meetings will take place at the 
Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20009.
    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

    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.

    Dated: March 5, 2014.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2014-05400 Filed 3-12-14; 8:45 am]
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