[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 100 (Friday, May 23, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-12030]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Chapter IX

[Docket No. FR-5650-N-07]


Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 
1996: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Fourth, Fifth and 
Sixth Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of meetings of negotiated rulemaking committee.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the fourth, fifth, and sixth meetings 
of the negotiated rulemaking committee.

DATES: The fourth meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 
Thursday, June 12, 2014, and Friday, June 13, 2014. The fifth meeting 
will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and 
Thursday, July 31, 2014. The sixth meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
August 26, 2014, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and Thursday, August 28, 
2014. On each day, the session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., 
and adjourn at approximately 5:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The fourth meeting will take place at the Hilton Scottsdale, 
6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. The fifth meeting will 
take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, 
Denver, Colorado. The sixth meeting will take place at the DoubleTree-
Scottsdale, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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 July 3, 2012 at 77 FR 39452, HUD announced its intention to 
establish a negotiated rulemaking for the purpose of developing 
regulatory changes to the formula allocation for the IHBG program. On 
June 12, 2013 at 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 at 78 FR 45903, HUD announced the final list of committee 
members to revise the allocation formula used under the IHBG.
    On August 27, 2013, and August 28, 2013, the first meeting of the 
negotiated rulemaking committee was held. The second meeting was held 
on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, and 
Thursday, September 19, 2013. The third meeting was held on Wednesday, 
April 23, 2014, Thursday, April 24, 2014, and Friday, April 25, 2014.

II. Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Committee Meetings

    The fourth meeting of the Indian Housing Block Grant Allocation 
Formula Negotiation Rulemaking Committee will be held on Wednesday, 
June 11, 2014, Thursday, June 12, 2014, and Friday, June 13, 2014. On 
each day, the session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and 
adjourn at approximately 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the 
Hilton Scottsdale, 6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.
    The fifth meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, and Thursday, July 31, 2014. On each day, the 
session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and adjourn at 
approximately 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Sheraton 
Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado.
    The sixth meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and Thursday, August 28, 2014. On each day, 
the session will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m., and adjourn at 
approximately 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the DoubleTree-
Scottsdale, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.
    These meetings 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 meetings, 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 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 documents at least 
15 calendar days prior to each meeting.

    Dated: May 19, 2014.
Sandra B. Henriquez,
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
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