Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee

Published date01 February 2024
Record Number2024-01951
CourtHousing And Urban Development Department
Federal Register, Volume 89 Issue 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2024)
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2024)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 6535-6536]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2024-01951]
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                DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
                [Docket No. FR-6447-N-01]
                Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings; Manufactured
                Housing Consensus Committee
                AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing
                Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
                ACTION: Notice.
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                SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for
                two Manufactured Housing Consensus Committees (MHCC) teleconference
                meetings. The meetings are open to the public. The agenda for each
                meeting provides opportunity for citizens to comment on the business
                before the MHCC.
                DATES:
                 The first meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11
                a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
                 The second meeting will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, 11
                a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
                ADDRESSES: The February meetings will be held via teleconference.
                 The teleconference number for the meeting(s) is:
                 Phone: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 646 931 3860.
                 Meeting ID: 873 3743 1136.
                 To access the webinar, use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87337431136.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa B. Payne, Administrator, Office
                of Manufactured Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban
                Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 9166, Washington, DC 20410,
                telephone (202) 708-6423 (this is not a toll-free number), email
                [email protected]. Individuals can dial 7-1-1 to access the
                Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), which permits users to make
                text-based calls, including Text Telephone (TTY) and Speech to Speech
                (STS) calls. Individuals who require an alternative aid or service to
                communicate effectively with HUD should email the point of contact
                listed above and provide a brief description of their preferred method
                of communication.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Background
                 Notice of these meetings is provided in accordance with the Federal
                Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 1009(a)(2) through implementing
                regulations at 41 CFR 102-3.150. The MHCC was established by the
                National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of
                1974, 42 U.S.C. 5403(a)(3), as amended by the Manufactured Housing
                Improvement Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-569). According to 42 U.S.C. 5403,
                as amended, the purposes of the MHCC are to:
                 Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to
                adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing
                construction and safety standards in accordance with this subsection;
                 Provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to
                adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement
                regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and
                conduct of monitoring in accordance with subsection (b);
                 Be organized and carry out its business in a manner that
                guarantees a
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                fair opportunity for the expression and consideration of various
                positions and for public participation.
                 The MHCC is deemed an advisory committee not composed of Federal
                employees.
                Public Comment
                 Citizens wishing to make comments on the business of the MHCC are
                encouraged to register by or before Monday, February 5, 2024, by
                contacting the Administering Organization (AO), Home Innovation
                Research Labs; Attention: Kevin Kauffman, 400 Prince Georges Blvd.,
                Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, or email to [email protected] or call
                1-888-602-4663. Written comments are encouraged. All written comments
                must be provided to [email protected] no later than Monday,
                February 12, 2024. Advance registration for both meetings is strongly
                encouraged.
                 Please note, written comments submitted will not be read during the
                meeting but will be provided to the MHCC members prior to the meeting.
                The MHCC will also provide an opportunity for oral public comments on
                specific matters before the MHCC at each meeting. The total amount of
                time for oral comments will be 30 minutes, in two 15-minute periods,
                with each commenter limited to two minutes to ensure pertinent
                Committee business is completed and all public comments can be
                expressed. The Committee will not respond to individual written or oral
                statements; however, it will take all public comments into account in
                its deliberations. The MHCC strives to accommodate citizen comments to
                the extent possible within the time constraints of the meeting agenda.
                 Noting the complexity of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy
                Conservation Rule as it works to align energy conservation standards
                with its Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards, HUD is
                scheduling two meetings of the MHCC to allow robust discussion,
                analysis, and consideration of the notice of proposed rulemaking,
                Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservations Standards for
                Manufactured Housing; Enforcement published by DOE on December 23, 2024
                at 88 FR 88844 (the ``DOE NPR''). These meetings are scheduled for two
                days to provide sufficient time for thorough consideration. HUD,
                therefore, strongly encourages active participation by committee
                members, stakeholders, and other interested parties.
                Tentative Agenda for the February 2024 Meetings
                Day 1, Thursday, February 15, 2024
                11:00-11:05 a.m. Call to Order--Chair, Vice Chair, and Teresa Payne,
                Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
                11:05-11:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
                 A. Roll Call--Kevin Kauffman, Administering Organization (AO)
                 a. Introductions
                 b. Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Members
                 c. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Staff
                 B. Administrative Announcements--Teresa Payne, DFO, and Kevin
                Kauffman, AO
                11:15-11:20 a.m. Approve Draft Minutes from October 18-20, 2022, and
                November 15-17, 2022, Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC)
                Meetings
                11:20-11:50 a.m. Public Comment Period (Public Encouraged to Sign Up
                with AO)
                11:50 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Review and consider the DOE NPR and prepare
                recommendations to HUD.
                1:30-1:45 p.m. Break
                1:45-2:15 p.m. Public Comment Period (Public Encouraged to Sign Up with
                AO)
                2:15-3:50 p.m. Continued review and consideration the DOE NPR and
                prepare recommendations to HUD.
                3:50-4:00 p.m. Daily Wrap Up-DFO and AO
                4:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day
                Day 2, Friday, February 16, 2024
                11:00-11:05 a.m. Call to Order--Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and
                Teresa Payne, Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
                11:05-11:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
                 A. Roll Call--Kevin Kauffman, Administering Organization (AO)
                 a. Introductions
                 b. Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) Members
                 c. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Staff
                 B. Administrative Announcements--Teresa Payne, DFO, and Kevin
                Kauffman, AO
                11:15-11:30 a.m. Public Comment Period (Public Encouraged to Sign Up
                with AO)
                11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Continued review and consideration of the DOE NPR
                and prepare recommendations to HUD.
                12:45-1:00 p.m. Break
                1:00-1:15 p.m. Public Comment Period (Public Encouraged to Sign Up with
                AO)
                1:15-1:50 p.m. Continued review and consideration of the DOE NPR and
                prepare recommendations to HUD.
                1:50-2:00 p.m. Daily Wrap Up-DFO and AO
                2:00 p.m. Adjournment
                Julia R. Gordon,
                Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal Housing Commissioner.
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