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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

24 CFR Parts 30 and 3400

[Docket No. FR-5271-N-02]

RIN 2502-A170

SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act: HUD Responsibilities Under the SAFE Act; Extension of Public Comment Deadline

AGENCY: Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: This notice advises that HUD is extending the public comment deadline to March 5, 2010, of its proposed rule addressing HUD's responsibilities under the Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act), which was published on December 15, 2009. The public comment deadline was originally scheduled to close on February 16, 2010.
DATES: Comment due date:March 5, 2010.
ADDRESSES: 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.

2. Electronic Submission of Comments.Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal athttp://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 them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through thehttp://www.regulations.govWeb site can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William W. Matchneer III, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 9164, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202-708-6401 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

HUD is extending the public comment period on its SAFE Act proposed rule, published on December 15, 2009 (74 FR 66548) to March 5, 2010. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on February 16, 2010.

Due to the severe inclement weather not only in Washington, DC but in the mid-Atlantic states that resulted in the closing of the federal government as well as many local governments and private and public businesses and organizations, HUD determined that an extension of the public comment period is appropriate to ensure interested parties have the opportunity to comment on this proposed rule.

Dated: February 12, 2010. Camille Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations.