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House receded and concurred with amendment (08/09/1988)

(House receded and concurred in Senate amendments with an amendment)

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989 - Makes appropriations for FY 1989 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and for various independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices, and for other purposes, as specified in the following titles.

Title I: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Makes appropriations for FY 1989 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Makes appropriations to HUD for the following housing programs: (1) annual contributions for assisted housing (including rescission); (2) rental rehabilitation grants; (3) housing for the elderly or handicapped fund; (5) congregate services; (5) payments for operation of low-income housing projects; (6) housing counseling assistance; (7) flexible subsidy fund; (8) emergency shelter grants program; (9) transitional and supportive housing demonstration program; (10) interagency council on the homeless; (11) Federal Housing Administration fund; and (12) nonprofit sponsor assistance.

Rescinds certain authorized appropriations for rental housing assistance.

Provides that, during FY 1989, Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) guarantees of mortgage-backed securities shall not exceed a specified amount of loan principal.

Makes appropriations to HUD for the following community planning and development programs: (1) community development grants (including transfers of funds); (2) rehabilitation loan fund; (3) urban homesteading; and (4) assistance for solar and conservation improvements.

Makes appropriations to HUD for policy development and research and technology. Requires that a specified minimum amount from such funds for research and studies relating to the housing and urban planning be available for lead-based paint studies.

Makes appropriations to HUD for fair housing and equal opportunity activity.

Makes appropriations (including transfer of funds) to HUD for management and administration, including salaries and administrative and nonadministrative expenses.

Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to prohibit any city or urban county from being awarded a certain grant or grants in excess of a specified amount until all cities and urban counties which submitted fundable applications have been awarded a grant. Requires that any additional grants shall be made so that each city or urban county that has submitted multiple applications is awarded one additional grant in order of ranking, with no single city or urban county receiving more than one grant approval in any subsequent series of grant determinations within the same competition. Requires that all of specified types of grants be made in order of ranking.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce specified HUD regulations with respect to the testing and abatement of lead-based paint in public housing, until the Secretary of HUD develops comprehensive technical guidelines on reliable testing protocols, safe and effective abatement techniques, cleanup methods, and acceptable post-abatement lead dust levels.

Title II: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1989 for various independent agencies for salaries and expenses and/or other specified items, as follows: (1) the American Battle Monuments Commission; (2) the Consumer Product Safety Commission; (3) the Department of Defense - Civil (Army cemeterial expenses); (4) the Environmental Protection Agency (research and development; abatement, control and compliance; buildings and facilities; Hazardous Substance Superfund; leaking underground storage tank trust fund; construction grants); (5) the Executive Office of the President (Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality; Office of Science and Technology Policy); (6) Federal Emergency Management Agency (disaster relief; emergency management planning and assistance; National Flood Insurance Fund; emergency food and shelter program); (7) the General Services Administration (Consumer Information Center); (8) the Department of Health and Human Services (Office of Consumer Affairs); (9) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (research and development, including rescission of funds; space flight, control, and data communications; construction of facilities; Science, Space, and Technology Education Trust Fund; research and program management); (10) the National Credit Union Administration (Central Liquidity Facility); (11) the National Science Foundation (research and related activities; U.S. Antarctic Program; science education); (12) the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; (13) Selective Service System; and (14) Veterans Administration (compensation and pensions; readjustment benefits; veterans insurance and indemnities; medical care; medical and prosthetic research; medical administration and miscellaneous operating expenses; general operating expenses; construction, major and minor projects; parking garage revolving fund; grants for construction of State extended care facilities; grants to the Republic of the Philippines; grants for construction of State veterans cemeteries; direct loan revolving fund; loan guaranty revolving fund; various administrative provisions, including transfer of funds).

Title III: Corporations - Authorizes corporations and agencies of HUD and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board which are subject to the Government Corporation Control Act to make expenditures within the limits of their funds and borrowing authority, and contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitation, as set forth in the budget for FY 1989. Provides that collections may be used for new loan or mortgage purchase commitments only to the extent expressly provided for in this Act (unless such loans are in support of other forms of assistance provided for in this or prior appropriations Acts). Makes this proviso inapplicable to the mortgage insurance or guaranty operations of these corporations, or where loans or mortgage purchases are necessary to protect the financial interest of the U.S. Government.

Sets forth limitations on administrative expenses of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.

Title IV - Sets forth general provisions and limitations relating to use of funds appropriated or made available under this Act.