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HUD/HUDSEC RIN: 2501-AD83 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
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 children under age six (6) who reside in federally-owned or -assisted pre-1978 housing. After publication of the final rule, HUD received feedback recommending that the rule’s reporting requirements, specifically those for residential properties receiving project-based assistance and housing occupied by families receiving tenant-based rental assistance, should be streamlined to ensure that the reporting process conformed to best practices and reflected existing relationships among the interested parties. Through this interim final rule, HUD streamlines the reporting process to reflect best or existing practices, and to reduce the burden on owners. This rule also updates the definition of target housing in subpart B to reflect the expansion of the scope of that term by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115-31, approved May 5, 2017). The Act amended the definition of target housing, which generally included most pre-1978 housing, to include any pre-1978 zero-bedroom dwelling in which a child under age 6 resides or is expected to reside. These dwellings had previously been exempted from the definition of target housing and, thus, from the regulations covering lead safety in federally-owned or -assisted pre-1978 housing. This rule also harmonizes the dust lead hazard standards and interim control clearance levels in subpart R with EPA’s 2019 dust lead hazard standards final rule (84 FR 32632; July 9, 2019).

 
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 35   
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  03/00/2020 
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
Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
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