HUD Withdrawal of Proposed Rules To Reduce Regulatory and Financial Burden

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

As part of the efforts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUDs) Regulatory Reform Task Force, the agency has determined not to pursue five proposed rules published in the Federal Register and, as a result, is withdrawing the rules from HUD’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. HUD is taking this action consistent with Executive Order 13771 entitled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs”, and Executive Order 13777, entitled, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda” which, among other things, require that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled.

HUD’s Withdrawal of Proposed Rules

HUD withdraws the following five proposed rules from its Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions:

1. Floodplain Management Protection of Wetlands; Minimum Property Standards for Flood Hazard Exposure; Building to the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (81 FR 74967, October 28, 2016);

2. Demolition or Disposition of Public Housing Projects and Conversion of Public Housing to Tenant-Based Assistance (79 FR 62249, October 16, 2014);

3. Streamlining Requirements Applicable to Formation of Consortia of Public Housing Agencies (79 FR 40019, July 11, 2014);

4. Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Rural Housing Stability Program (78 FR 18725, March 27, 2013); and

5. Public Housing: Physical Needs Assessments (76 FR 43219, July 20, 2011).

HUD’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is available on and can be accessed at


To view the Federal Register notice, click here