[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 191 (Friday, October 2, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53085-53086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-26386]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4397-D-02]


Delegation of Authority for Indian Programs

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

ACTION: Notice of Redelegation of Authority.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing redelegates the authority for administering the Native American 
Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 to the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs, the Administrators of 
the Office of Native American Programs, the Director, Office of Grants 
Management, and the Director, Office of Grants Evaluation, subject to 
certain exceptions.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 25, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Bullough, Office of Native 
American Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 4130, 
Washington, D.C. 20410. Telephone number: (202) 401-7914. This is not a 
toll-free number. This number may be accessed via TTY by calling the 
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Native American Housing Assistance and 
Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 4101 et 
seq., reorganizes the system of Federal housing assistance to Native 
Americans by eliminating several separate programs of assistance and 
replacing them with a single block grant program. Pursuant to Section 3 
of the Act, NAHASDA will be administered by the Office of Native 
American Programs within the Office of Public and Indian Housing of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    Pursuant to Section 902 of the Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1992, 42 U.S.C. 3533, ONAP was created within the Office of 
Public and Indian Housing (PIH) in Headquarters. According to the 
statute, the office is to administer and coordinate all programs of the 
Department relating to Indian and Alaska Native housing and community 
development.
    By separate delegation, the Secretary has elsewhere in today's 
Federal Register delegated to the Assistant Secretary for PIH the 
authority for administering NAHASDA, subject to certain exceptions.
    Accordingly, the Assistant Secretary for PIH redelegates that 
authority as follows:

Section A. Authority Delegated

    The Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing redelegates 
to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native

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American Programs all power and authority to administer the Native 
American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 
U.S.C. 4101 et seq.), except as provided in Section B of this 
delegation of authority.
    The Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing further 
redelegates to the ONAP Administrators; the Director, Office of Grants 
Management; and Director, Office of Grants Evaluation the power and 
authority to:
    A. Review plans submitted in compliance with Section 102 of the Act 
and to notify the tribe or the tribally designated housing entity 
whether the plan complies with the statutory requirements, the reasons 
for the noncompliance, and the modifications necessary to meet the 
requirements of section 102 of the Act;
    Execute all necessary agreements, including but not limited to 
grant agreements;
    B. Conduct environmental reviews in compliance with section 105(b) 
of the Act;
    C. Review performance reports submitted by the tribe or the 
tribally designated housing entity and issue reports based on such 
review; and
    D. Any other authority necessary to carry out the purposes of the 
Act which have not been excepted from this redelegation.

Section B. Authority Excepted

    The authority redelegated does not include:
    A. The power to waive regulations or the power to waive the 
requirement for submitting the Plan as set forth in Section 101(b)(2) 
of the Act;
    B. The authority to require the replacement of a tribally 
designated housing entity pursuant to Section 402 of the Act.

Section C. Authority to Further Redelegate

    The authority delegated in Section A above, to the ONAP 
Administrators; the Director, Office of Grants Management; and the 
Director, Office of Grants Evaluation above may be redelegated.

    Authority: Section 7(d), Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Act, 42 U.S.C. 3535(d).

    Dated: September 25, 1998.
Deborah Vincent,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 98-26386 Filed 10-1-98; 8:45 am]
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