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HUD/PIH RIN: 2577-AD05 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Economic Growth Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: Implementation of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) (FR-6012) 
Abstract:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 directed HUD to implement a single inspection protocol for public housing and voucher units. In addition, section 209 of the Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act requires that program inspections apply existing physical inspection standards for projects assisted under section 8 of the 1937 Act to small and predominantly rural Public Housing Agencies.  Accordingly, this rule replaces HUD's several physical inspection standards with a single inspection standard which would apply across HUD’s programs. This new standard will promote resident health and safety and reduce compliance burden by eliminating the need to comply with several different inspection standards.  Additionally, this rule will reduce burdens on small rural public housing agencies by implementing section 38(a)(2)(b) of the 1937 Act and establish a subpart which provides for alternative definitions and procedures for small rural PHAs. Finally, this rule will implement provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 which require the installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Federally Assisted Housing with an effective date of December 27, 2022.  The rule will establish that HUD will publish the inspection procedures through Federal Register notices with the opportunity for public input prior to implementation and at least once every three years.

 
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 5    24 CFR 901 and 907    24 CFR 982    24 CFR 985   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1437d(i)    42 U.S.C. 1437F(o)(8)    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)    42 CFR 1437(f)    42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 1437 a(a)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/03/2021  86 FR 2582   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/15/2021 
Final Action  12/00/2022 
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:
Marcel Jemio
NSPIRE Program Manager
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing
451 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-5667