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HUD/HUDSEC RIN: 2501-AD83 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Streamlining Reporting Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Project-Based Assistance Housing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Housing (FR-6027) 
Abstract:

This interim final rule updates HUD’s lead-based paint regulations. Specifically, the rule amends the regulatory language in 24 CFR part 35, subparts H and M, which pertain to Project-Based Assistance and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, respectively. The rule also makes one minor technical correction in subpart L. In 2017, HUD published a final rule, amending its lead-based paint regulations to reduce blood lead levels in young children who reside in federally-owned or -assisted pre-1978 housing. The final rule formally adopted a revised definition of elevated blood lead level in children under age six (6), in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. It also established more comprehensive testing and evaluation procedures for the housing where such children reside. After the final rule’s publication, HUD received feedback to suggest that the rule’s reporting requirements, specifically those for residential properties receiving project-based assistance under a HUD program (PBA housing) and housing occupied by families receiving tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA housing), respectively, should be streamlined to ensure the reporting process fully conformed to best practices and reflected existing relationships among the interested parties. The feedback also suggested that providing further detail on the reporting process would be beneficial, and that there was an unexpected paperwork burden that could be eliminated on owners, some of whom are small business entities. Through this interim final rule, HUD streamlines the reporting process according to best or existing practices, and to reduce the paperwork burden on owners. An interim final rule is necessary, because delaying any part of HUD’s efforts to address childhood lead poisoning would be contrary to the public interest.

 
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 335   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 3535(d)    42 U.S.C. 4821    42 U.S.C. 4851   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Warren Friedman
Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Secretary
451 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-7698
TDD Phone:800 877-8339
Fax:202 708-0014
Email: warren.friedman@hud.gov