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Instituting Smoke-Free Public HousingRule2016-2898612/05/2016Housing and Urban Development DepartmentThis rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a ``smoke-free'' pol … This rule requires each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, no later than 18 months from the effective date of the rule, each PHA must implement a ``smoke-free'' policy banning the use of prohibited tobacco products in all public housing living units, indoor common areas in public housing, and in PHA administrative office buildings. The smoke-free policy must also extend to all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the public housing and administrative office buildings. This rule improves indoor air quality in the housing; benefits the health of public housing residents, visitors, and PHA staff; reduces the risk of catastrophic fires; and lowers overall maintenance costs.instituting-smoke-free-public-housingFR-Doc-2016-28986
Disclosure Update and SimplificationProposed Rule2016-1696408/04/2016Securities and Exchange CommissionWe are proposing amendments to certain of our disclosure requirements that may have become redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated, or superseded, in light of other Commission disclosure requirements, U.S. Generally Accepted Ac … We are proposing amendments to certain of our disclosure requirements that may have become redundant, duplicative, overlapping, outdated, or superseded, in light of other Commission disclosure requirements, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (``U.S. GAAP''), International Financial Reporting Standards (``IFRS''), or changes in the information environment. We are also soliciting comment on certain Commission disclosure requirements that overlap with, but require information incremental to, U.S. GAAP to determine whether to retain, modify, eliminate, or refer them to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (``FASB'') for potential incorporation into U.S. GAAP. The proposed amendments are intended to facilitate the disclosure of information to investors, while simplifying compliance efforts, without significantly altering the total mix of information provided to investors. These proposals are part of an initiative by the Division of Corporation Finance to review disclosure requirements applicable to issuers to consider ways to improve the requirements for the benefit of investors and issuers. We are also issuing these proposals as part of our efforts to implement title LXXII, section 72002(2) of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act.disclosure-update-and-simplificationFR-Doc-2016-16964
Environmental Policies and ProceduresRule2016-0343303/02/2016Agriculture DepartmentRural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agen … Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, has unified and updated the environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These final rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive Orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the changes to the existing rules relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These changes consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules, and better conform the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010.environmental-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-03433
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Conforming AmendmentsRule2015-2969212/07/2015Housing and Urban Development DepartmentOn December 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a joint, Governmentwide interim rule with all Federal award-making agencies, entitled ``Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Mana … On December 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a joint, Governmentwide interim rule with all Federal award-making agencies, entitled ``Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.'' In that rule, all Federal award-making agencies, including HUD, implemented the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. HUD also amended its administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements. This final rule conforms HUD's regulations to OMB's rule, revises cross references within affected HUD regulations, and makes other conforming changes and corrections.uniform-administrative-requirements-cost-principles-and-audit-requirements-for-federal-awardsFR-Doc-2015-29692
Instituting Smoke-Free Public HousingProposed Rule2015-2934611/17/2015Housing and Urban Development DepartmentThis proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, this rule proposes that no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final … This proposed rule would require each public housing agency (PHA) administering public housing to implement a smoke-free policy. Specifically, this rule proposes that no later than 18 months from the effective date of the final rule, each PHA must implement a policy prohibiting lit tobacco products in all living units, indoor common areas in public housing, and in PHA administrative office buildings (in brief, a smoke-free policy for all public housing indoor areas). The smoke-free policy must also extend to all outdoor areas up to 25 feet from the housing and administrative office buildings. HUD proposes implementation of smoke-free public housing to improve indoor air quality in the housing, benefit the health of public housing residents and PHA staff, reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, and lower overall maintenance costs.instituting-smoke-free-public-housingFR-Doc-2015-29346
VA Acquisition Regulation: Supporting Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small BusinessesRuleE9-2846112/08/2009Veterans Affairs DepartmentThis document implements portions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (the Act) and Executive Order 13360, providing opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB … This document implements portions of the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (the Act) and Executive Order 13360, providing opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) to increase their Federal contracting and subcontracting. The Act and the Executive Order authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish special methods for contracting with SDVOSBs and veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB). Under this final rule, a VA contracting officer may restrict competition to contracting with SDVOSBs or VOSBs under certain conditions. Likewise, sole source contracts with SDVOSBs or VOSBs are permissible under certain conditions. This final rule implements these special acquisition methods as a change to the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). This document additionally amends SDVOSB/VOSB, Small Business Status Protests, where VA provided that VA would utilize the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to consider and decide SDVOSB and VOSB status protests. This requires VA and SBA to execute an interagency agreement pursuant to the Economy Act. Negotiations of this interagency agreement have not yet been finalized. Therefore, VA has amended these regulations with an interim rule to provide that VA's Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) shall consider and decide SDVOSB and VOSB status protests, and provides procedures there for, until such time as the interagency agreement is executed by the agencies. VA hereby solicits comments on this regulatory amendment only.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/08/E9-28461/va-acquisition-regulation-supporting-veteran-owned-and-service-disabled-veteran-owned-smallFR-Doc-E9-28461
Development Work for Industry in NASA Wind TunnelsRuleE8-1079905/15/2008National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations by removing part 1210. This amendment will allow Agency, Center, and wind tunnel facility operations manuals to provide guidance on project priority, … The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is amending its regulations by removing part 1210. This amendment will allow Agency, Center, and wind tunnel facility operations manuals to provide guidance on project priority, facility utilization charges, and test preparation and conduct.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/05/15/E8-10799/development-work-for-industry-in-nasa-wind-tunnelsFR-Doc-E8-10799
Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and SuspensionRuleE7-2490812/27/2007Housing and Urban Development DepartmentFollowing publication of a March 23, 2007, proposed rule, this final rule relocates HUD's regulations governing nonprocurement debarment and suspension to a new part in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The relo … Following publication of a March 23, 2007, proposed rule, this final rule relocates HUD's regulations governing nonprocurement debarment and suspension to a new part in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The relocation is part of a governmentwide initiative to create one location where the public can access both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance for grants and agreements and the associated Federal agency implementing regulations. The new part adopts the OMB guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension and supplements it with HUD-specific clarifications and additions. The rule also makes conforming changes to HUD regulations referencing the nonprocurement debarment and suspension regulations. This regulatory action is an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in HUD policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension. This final rule takes into consideration the one public comment received on the March 23, 2007, proposed rule. To conform the rule to reflect the establishment of HUD's Office of Hearings and Appeals and more closely track the language of the OMB guidelines, this final rule adopts the proposed rule with minor changes.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/12/27/E7-24908/implementation-of-omb-guidance-on-nonprocurement-debarment-and-suspensionFR-Doc-E7-24908
Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and SuspensionProposed RuleE7-516703/23/2007Housing and Urban Development DepartmentThis proposed rule would relocate HUD's regulations governing nonprocurement debarment and suspension to a new part in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The relocation is part of a governmentwide initiative to create one … This proposed rule would relocate HUD's regulations governing nonprocurement debarment and suspension to a new part in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The relocation is part of a governmentwide initiative to create one location where the public can locate both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance for grants and agreements and the associated federal agency implementing regulations. The proposed new part would adopt the OMB guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension and supplement it with HUD-specific clarifications and additions. The proposed rule would also make conforming changes to HUD regulations referencing the nonprocurement debarment and suspension regulations. This proposed regulatory action is an administrative simplification that would make no substantive change in HUD policy or procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2007/03/23/E7-5167/implementation-of-omb-guidance-on-nonprocurement-debarment-and-suspensionFR-Doc-E7-5167
Tenant Participation in State-Financed, HUD-Assisted Housing DevelopmentsRule03-1009304/24/2003Housing and Urban Development DepartmentHUD's current regulations protecting the statutory right of tenants in HUD-assisted and insured multifamily housing developments to organize and participate in the operation of the development do not currently cover state-financed h … HUD's current regulations protecting the statutory right of tenants in HUD-assisted and insured multifamily housing developments to organize and participate in the operation of the development do not currently cover state-financed housing developments that receive assistance under certain HUD programs. The statutory right of tenants to organize includes those state-financed housing developments. This final rule extends the protection of tenant organizations to include state-financed housing developments assisted under certain HUD programs.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/04/24/03-10093/tenant-participation-in-state-financed-hud-assisted-housing-developmentsFR-Doc-03-10093
Real Property Policies UpdateRule02-3005012/13/2002General Services AdministrationThe General Services Administration (GSA) is revising the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to complete the transfer of coverage on real property policies from the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) to the FMR. In additio … The General Services Administration (GSA) is revising the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to complete the transfer of coverage on real property policies from the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) to the FMR. In addition to this regulatory action that amends the FMR, another final rule is being published today in the Federal Register that amends the FPMR by removing regulatory text and providing cross-references to the FMR. The FMR coverage is written in plain language to provide agencies with updated regulatory material that is easy to read and understand.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/12/13/02-30050/real-property-policies-updateFR-Doc-02-30050
Tenant Participation in State-Financed, HUD-Assisted Housing DevelopmentsProposed Rule02-1524506/18/2002Housing and Urban Development DepartmentHUD's current regulations protecting the statutory right of tenants in HUD-assisted and insured multifamily housing developments to organize and participate in the operation of the development do not currently cover State-financed h … HUD's current regulations protecting the statutory right of tenants in HUD-assisted and insured multifamily housing developments to organize and participate in the operation of the development do not currently cover State-financed housing developments that receive assistance under certain HUD programs. However, the statutory right of tenants to organize includes those State-financed housing developments. This proposed rule would extend the protection of tenant organizations to include State-financed developments assisted under certain HUD programs. This rulemaking also proposed to make a minor technical correction to a citation in the existing tenant participation regulation, and to correct a mistaken cross-reference.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/06/18/02-15245/tenant-participation-in-state-financed-hud-assisted-housing-developmentsFR-Doc-02-15245
Real Property PoliciesRule01-18001/18/2001General Services AdministrationThe General Services Administration (GSA) is adding coverage on real property policies to the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). A section has been added to each affected Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) part to di … The General Services Administration (GSA) is adding coverage on real property policies to the Federal Management Regulation (FMR). A section has been added to each affected Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) part to direct readers to the additional policy coverage contained in the FMR. The FMR coverage is written in plain language to provide agencies with updated regulatory material that is easy to read and understand.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2001/01/18/01-180/real-property-policiesFR-Doc-01-180
Revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1DBPR), and Revisions to State Primacy Requirements To Implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) AmendmentsRule01-65501/16/2001Environmental Protection AgencyThis final action will make minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998 and the … This final action will make minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998 and the Revisions to State Primacy Requirements to Implement Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments (Primacy Rule) published April 28, 1998. This final rule revises the compliance dates for the IESWTR and the Stage 1 DBPR so that they coincide with calendar quarters. This change will facilitate implementation of both rules. This action also extends the use of new analytical methods to compliance monitoring for long-standing drinking water regulations for total trihalomethanes. In addition, this document corrects typographical errors, replaces inadvertently deleted text, and clarifies some of the regulatory provisions found in the published rules. Lastly, this document contains minor corrections to the Primacy Rule. These regulations relate to the requirements and procedures for States to obtain primary enforcement authority (primacy) for the Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended by the 1996 Amendments. At this time, EPA is not taking final action on the proposed changes to Sec. 141.130(a)(1) (consecutive systems) and to Sec. 141.174(b) (filtration sampling requirements). These changes will be considered in future rulemaking.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2001/01/16/01-655/revisions-to-the-interim-enhanced-surface-water-treatment-rule-ieswtr-the-stage-1-disinfectants-andFR-Doc-01-655
UtilitiesRule00-2957211/22/2000Transportation DepartmentThe FHWA is issuing a final rule amending its regulation prescribing policies, procedures, and reimbursement provisions for the relocation and adjustment of existing utility facilities, and for the accommodation of new utility faciliti … The FHWA is issuing a final rule amending its regulation prescribing policies, procedures, and reimbursement provisions for the relocation and adjustment of existing utility facilities, and for the accommodation of new utility facilities and private lines on the right- of-way of Federal-aid and direct Federal highway projects. These amendments will bring the FHWA's utilities regulation into conformance with recent laws, regulations, or guidance, and will provide State transportation departments (STDs) clarification and more flexibility in implementing it.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/11/22/00-29572/utilitiesFR-Doc-00-29572
Tenant Participation in Multifamily Housing ProjectsRule00-1421706/07/2000Housing and Urban Development DepartmentThis rule enhances and expands the rights of tenants in HUD- insured and assisted housing to organize and participate in project operation. Pursuant to statutory changes enacted in 1998, the rule expands the assistance programs in … This rule enhances and expands the rights of tenants in HUD- insured and assisted housing to organize and participate in project operation. Pursuant to statutory changes enacted in 1998, the rule expands the assistance programs in which tenants have rights to organize. The rule also defines general characteristics of a legitimate tenant organization, such as regularity of meeting and democratic organization, while leaving the specific organizational structures and procedures to local decisionmaking by the tenants themselves. The rule outlines examples of appropriate tenant organization activities that housing owners and managers must allow, and requires that tenants have input on certain management decisions. The rule sets parameters as well for the conditions under which tenant organizers may operate. Finally, in response to public comments, the rule clarifies that existing administrative enforcement mechanisms apply.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/06/07/00-14217/tenant-participation-in-multifamily-housing-projectsFR-Doc-00-14217
Revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR), and Revisions to State Primacy Requirements To Implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) AmendmentsRule00-908904/14/2000Environmental Protection AgencyThis direct final action will make minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998 a … This direct final action will make minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998 and the Revisions to State Primacy Requirements to Implement Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments (Primacy Rule) published April 28, 1998. This Direct Final Rule revises the compliance dates for the IESWTR and the Stage 1 DBPR by shifting them back approximately two weeks from the middle of the month to the beginning of the following month. This change will shift the monitoring periods to coincide with calendar quarters which will facilitate the implementation of both rules. This action will also extend the use of new analytical methods included in these rules to compliance monitoring for long standing drinking water regulations for total trihalomethanes. The revisions also include several changes to the regulatory language for clarification. In addition, this document corrects typographical errors, replaces inadvertently deleted text, and clarifies some of the new regulatory provisions found in the published rules. Lastly, this document contains corrections to the Primacy Rule. These regulations relate to the requirements and procedures for States to obtain primary enforcement authority (primacy) for the Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) program under the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended by the 1996 Amendments.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/04/14/00-9089/revisions-to-the-interim-enhanced-surface-water-treatment-rule-ieswtr-the-stage-1-disinfectants-andFR-Doc-00-9089
Revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) and Revisions to State Primacy Requirements To Implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) AmendmentsProposed Rule00-909004/14/2000Environmental Protection AgencyEPA is proposing minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectant and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998, and the Revisio … EPA is proposing minor revisions to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectant and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) which were published December 16, 1998, and the Revisions to State Primacy Requirements to Implement the SDWA Amendments (Primacy Rule) published April 28, 1998. Today's proposed rule revises the compliance dates for the IESWTR and the Stage 1 DBPR. This change will shift the monitoring periods to coincide with calendar quarters which will facilitate the implementation of these rules. This proposed rule will also extend the use of new analytical methods included in the IESWTR and the Stage 1 DBPR to compliance monitoring for long standing drinking water regulations for total trihalomethanes. This proposed rule also includes several changes to the regulatory language for clarification. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is also promulgating these changes as a direct final rule because we view this a noncontroversial revision and anticipate no adverse comments. We have explained our reasons in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. If we receive adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. We will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this action. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2000/04/14/00-9090/revisions-to-the-interim-enhanced-surface-water-treatment-rule-ieswtr-the-stage-1-disinfectants-andFR-Doc-00-9090
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