[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 247 (Thursday, December 24, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80232-80234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32199]


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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

12 CFR Parts 1200, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1209, 1215, 1263, and 1264

RIN 2590-AA79


Technical Amendments: FHFA Address and Zip Code Change

AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this 
final rule as a technical change to correct regulatory references to 
FHFA's address and postal zip code.

DATES: Effective December 24, 2015. For additional information, see 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Miller, 
Crystal.Miller@fhfa.gov, (202) 649-3079, Paralegal Specialist (not a 
toll-free number), Office of General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance 
Agency, Constitution Center, Eighth Floor (OGC), 400 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20219. The telephone number for the Telecommunications 
Device for the Hearing Impaired is (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

FHFA Headquarters Address Change

    In January 2012, FHFA moved to a new headquarters building in 
Southwest Washington, DC. As a result, the addresses for FHFA's former 
locations in Northwest Washington, DC, included in 12 CFR 1203.29, 
1209.15(a), 1263.5(a)(2), and 1264.6(a) are now out-of-date. This final 
rule amends those regulations to replace the FHFA's former addresses 
with its current address, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.

FHFA Zip Code Change

    Effective November 1, 2015, all mail addressed to FHFA is being 
processed through a different mail processing facility. This facility 
change required that FHFA use a new zip code. As a result, the zip code 
in the addresses for the FHFA included in 12 CFR 1200.1(b), 1200.2(g), 
1202.3(c), 1202.5(a), 1202.9(a), 1204.3(b), 1204.5(b)(2), 
1209.102(a)(1), and 1215.7(b) are now out-of-date. This final rule 
amends those regulations to replace the FHFA's zip code, which changed 
from 20024 to 20219. The street address of 400 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC remains the same.
    FHFA submitted a change-of-address request to the local United 
States Post Office to forward mail containing the old zip code; 
however, mail addressed with the zip code 20024 after November 1, 2015, 
may result in delayed delivery to all FHFA offices.

II. Notice and Comment

    Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), notice and 
comment are not required prior to the issuance of a final rule if an 
agency, for good cause, finds that ``notice and public procedure 
thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' \1\ FHFA finds that public notice and comment on this final 
rule are unnecessary. The final rule's update of FHFA's address and 
postal zip code is purely a technical change to the Agency's 
regulations and provides FHFA's regulated entities, interested parties, 
and other members of the public with FHFA's current and accurate 
location and mailing address information. For these reasons, FHFA has 
good cause to conclude that advance notice and comment under the APA 
for this rulemaking are unnecessary.
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    \1\ 5 U.S.C. 553(b).
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III. Effective Date

    This final rule is effective on December 24, 2015. Pursuant to the 
APA, a final rule may be effective without 30 days advance publication 
in the Federal Register if an agency finds good cause and publishes its 
finding with the final rule.\2\ As described above, the updates made by 
this final rule to FHFA's physical addresses and zip code are technical 
changes and will have no substantive effect on FHFA's regulated 
entities, interested parties, or other members of the public. 
Therefore, the FHFA finds good cause to dispense with a delayed 
effective date.
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    \2\ 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).

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IV. Regulatory Analysis

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA),\3\ an agency must 
prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis for all proposed and final 
rules that describes the impact of the rule on small entities, unless 
the head of an agency certifies that the rule will not have ``a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.'' However, the RFA applies only to rules for which an agency 
publishes a general notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to the 
APA.\4\ As discussed above, the FHFA has determined for good cause that 
the APA does not require notice and public comment on this rule and, 
therefore, FHFA is not publishing a general notice of proposed 
rulemaking. Thus, the RFA does not apply to this final rule.
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    \3\ 5 U.S.C. 603.
    \4\ 5 U.S.C. 603(a), 604(a).
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Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule amends FHFA's address within two regulatory 
provisions (12 CFR 1263.5(a)(2) and 12 CFR 1264.6(a)) containing 
currently approved collections of information under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520).\5\ The final rule does not 
substantively or materially modify the current, approved information 
collection.
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    \5\ OMB Control Nos. 2590-0001 and 2590-0003.
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List of Subjects

12 CFR Part 1200

    Organization and functions (Government agencies), Seals and 
insignia.

12 CFR Part 1202

    Appeals, Confidential Commercial Information, Disclosure, 
Exemptions, Fees, Final Action, Freedom of Information Act, Judicial 
review, Records, Requests.

12 CFR Part 1203

    Administrative practice and procedure, Equal access to justice.

12 CFR Part 1204

    Accounting, Amendment, Appeals, Correction, Disclosure, Exemptions, 
Fees, Records, Requests, Privacy Act, Social Security numbers.

12 CFR Part 1209

    Administrative practice and procedure, Penalties.

12 CFR Part 1215

    Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Government 
employees, Records, Subpoenas, Testimony.

12 CFR Part 1263

    Federal home loan banks, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

12 CFR Part 1264

    Community development, Credit, Federal home loan banks, Housing, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    Accordingly, for reasons stated in the Supplementary Information 
and under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 4526, FHFA hereby amends 
subchapters A and D of chapter XII of title 12 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

Subchapter A--Organization and Operations

PART 1200--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 1200 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, 12 U.S.C. 4512, 12 U.S.C. 4526.


Sec. Sec.  1200.1 and 1200.2  [Amended]

0
2. Part 1200 is amended by removing the zip code ``20024'' wherever it 
appears and adding ``20219'' in its place in Sec. Sec.  1200.1(b) and 
1200.2(g).

PART 1202--[AMENDED]

0
3. The authority citation for part 1202 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Pub. L. 110-289, 122 Stat. 2654; 5 U.S.C. 301, 552; 
12 U.S.C. 4526; E.O. 12600, 52 FR 23781, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 235; 
E.O. 13392, 70 FR 75373-75377, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 216-200.


Sec. Sec.  1202.3, 1202.5, and 1202.9  [Amended]

0
4. Part 1202 is amended by removing the zip code ``20024'' wherever it 
appears and adding ``20219'' in its place in Sec. Sec.  1202.3(c), 
1202.5(a), and 1202.9(a).

PART 1203--[AMENDED]

0
5. The authority citation for part 1203 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4526, 5 U.S.C. 504.


Sec.  1203.29  [Amended]

0
6. Section 1203.29 is amended by removing the phrase ``1700 G Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20552'' and adding ``400 7th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20219'' in its place.

PART 1204--[AMENDED]

0
7. The authority citation for part 1204 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a.


Sec. Sec.  1204.3 and 1204.5  [Amended]

0
8. Part 1204 is amended by removing the zip code ``20024'' wherever it 
appears and adding ``20219'' in its place in Sec. Sec.  1204.3(b) and 
1204.5(b)(2).

PART 1209--[AMENDED]

0
9. The authority citation for part 1209 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 554, 556, 557, and 701 et seq.; 12 U.S.C. 
1430c(d); 12 U.S.C. 4501, 4502, 4503, 4511, 4513, 4513b, 4517, 4526, 
4566(c)(1) and (c)(7), 4581-4588, 4631-4641; and 28 U.S.C. 2461 
note.


Sec.  1209.15  [Amended]

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10. Remove the phrase ``1700 G Street NW., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 
20552'' and add ``400 7th Street SW., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 
20219'' in its place in Sec.  1209.15(a).


Sec.  1209.102  [Amended]

0
11. Remove the zip code ``20024'' and add ``20219'' in its place in 
Sec.  1209.102(a)(1).

PART 1215--[AMENDED]

0
12. The authority citation for part 1215 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 12 U.S.C. 4526.


Sec.  1215.7  [Amended]

0
13. Section 1215.7 is amended by removing the zip code ``20024'' and 
adding ``20219'' in its place in paragraph (b).

Subchapter D--Federal Home Loan Banks

PART 1263--[AMENDED]

0
14. The authority citation for part 1263 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1422, 1423, 1424, 1426, 1430, 1442, 4511, 
4513.


Sec.  1263.5  [Amended]

0
15. Section 1263.5 is amended by removing the phrase ``1625 Eye Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20006'' and adding ``400 7th Street SW., Seventh 
Floor, Washington, DC 20219'' in its place in paragraph (a)(2).

PART 1264--[AMENDED]

0
16. The authority citation for part 1264 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1430b, 4511, 4513 and 4526.


Sec.  1264.6  [Amended]

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17. Section 1264.6 is amended by removing the phrase ``1625 Eye Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20006'' and adding ``400 7th Street SW., Seventh 
Floor, Washington, DC 20219'' in its place in paragraph (a).


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    Dated: December 17, 2015.
Melvin L. Watt,
Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
[FR Doc. 2015-32199 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 am]
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