Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101
Under the IHBG program, HUD makes assistance available to eligible Indian tribes for affordable housing activities. The amount of assistance made available to each Indian tribe is determined using a formula that was developed as part of the NAHASDA
On July 3, 2012 (77 FR 39452), HUD published a document in the
This document is the next step in the process of establishing the negotiated rulemaking committee to review the IHBG funding formula. Specifically, the document solicits nominations for membership on the negotiated rulemaking committee and explains how persons may be nominated for committee membership. The committee will consist of representatives of the various interests that are potentially affected by the rulemaking. Members may include tribally designated housing entities, elected officials of tribal governments, and HUD representatives. Members will serve at HUD's discretion.
The Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (5 U.S.C. 561-570) provides, at 5 U.S.C. 565(b), that the membership of a negotiated rulemaking committee should generally be limited to 25 members. It is not required that each potentially affected organization or entity have its own representative. HUD must be satisfied, however, that the group as a whole reflects a geographically diverse cross-section of small, medium, and large Indian tribes.
If you are interested in serving as a member of the committee or in nominating another person to serve as a member of the committee, you may submit a nomination to HUD in accordance with the
1. The name of your nominee and a description of the interests the nominee would represent;
2. Evidence that your nominee is authorized to represent a tribal government, which may include a tribally designed housing entity of a tribe with the interests the nominee would represent, so long as the tribe provides evidence that it authorizes such representation; and
3. A written commitment that the nominee will actively participate in good faith in the development of the rule.
HUD will determine whether a proposed member will serve on the committee. HUD will make its decision based on whether a proposed member would be significantly affected by the proposed rule, whether the interest of the proposed member could be represented adequately by other members, and whether space permits.
In accordance with section 564 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, prior to the establishment of the negotiated rulemaking committee, HUD will publish a document in the