[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05210]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Part 960

[Docket No. FR-5904-N-02]


Strengthening Oversight of Over-Income Tenancy in Public Housing 
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Reopening of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR); Reopening of 
Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: HUD is extending the comment period for the Advanced Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking. The original comment period ended on March 4, 
2016, but HUD is reopening that period for 30 days to allow interested 
parties to prepare and submit their comments.

DATES: Comments on the ANPR published at 81 FR 5679, February 3, 2016 
are due on or before April 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments to the 
Office of the General Counsel, Regulations Division, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, 
Washington, DC 20410-0500. Communications should refer to the above 
docket number and title. There are two methods for submitting public 
comments.
    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. Due to security measures at all federal 
agencies, however, submission of comments by mail often results in 
delayed delivery. To ensure timely receipt of comments, HUD recommends 
that comments submitted by mail be submitted at least two weeks in 
advance of the public comment deadline.
    2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit 
comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://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 comments 
immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically 
through the http://www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other 
commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should 
follow instructions provided on that site to submit comments 
electronically.

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

    No Facsimile Comments. Facsimile (fax) comments are not acceptable.
    Public Inspection of Comments. All 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). Copies of all comments submitted are available for inspection 
and downloading at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thomas, Office of Public and 
Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Room 4100, Washington, DC 20410-4000; telephone number 
(678) 732-2056 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing 
or speech impairments may contact this number via TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 3, 2016, HUD published an 
advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, 81 FR 5679, February 3, 2016, 
seeking input from the public on many issues, including questions 
presented in this notice, including how HUD can structure policies to 
reduce the number of individuals and families in public housing whose 
incomes significantly exceed the income limit and have significantly 
exceeded the income limit for a sustained period of time after initial 
admission. In response to several requests, HUD is reopening the 
comment period for another 30 days.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Jemine A. Bryon,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 2016-05210 Filed 3-9-16; 8:45 am]
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