42 U.S. Code § 4633 - Duties of lead agency
(a) General provisions
The head of the lead agency shall—
(1) develop, publish, and issue, with the active participation of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the heads of other Federal agencies responsible for funding relocation and acquisition actions, and in coordination with State and local governments, such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this chapter;
(2) provide, in consultation with the Attorney General (acting through the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service), through training and technical assistance activities for displacing agencies, information developed with the Attorney General (acting through the Commissioner) on proper implementation of section 4605 of this title;
(3) ensure that displacing agencies implement section 4605 of this title fairly and without discrimination in accordance with section 4605 (b)(2)(B) of this title;
(4) ensure that relocation assistance activities under this chapter are coordinated with low-income housing assistance programs or projects by a Federal agency or a State or State agency with Federal financial assistance;
(5) monitor, in coordination with other Federal agencies, the implementation and enforcement of this chapter and report to the Congress, as appropriate, on any major issues or problems with respect to any policy or other provision of this chapter; and
(b) Regulations and procedures
The head of the lead agency is authorized to issue such regulations and establish such procedures as he may determine to be necessary to assure—
(1) that the payments and assistance authorized by this chapter shall be administered in a manner which is fair and reasonable and as uniform as practicable;
(2) that a displaced person who makes proper application for a payment authorized for such person by this subchapter shall be paid promptly after a move or, in hardship cases, be paid in advance;
(3) that any aggrieved person may have his application reviewed by the head of the Federal agency having authority over the applicable program or project or, in the case of a program or project receiving Federal financial assistance, by the State agency having authority over such program or project or the Federal agency having authority over such program or project if there is no such State agency; and
(4) that each Federal agency that has programs or projects requiring the acquisition of real property or causing a displacement from real property subject to the provisions of this chapter shall provide to the lead agency an annual summary report the  describes the activities conducted by the Federal agency.
(c) Applicability to Tennessee Valley Authority and Rural Electrification Administration
The regulations and procedures issued pursuant to this section shall apply to the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Rural Electrification Administration only with respect to relocation assistance under this subchapter and subchapter I of this chapter.
(d) Adjustment of payments
The head of the lead agency may adjust, by regulation, the amounts of relocation payments provided under sections 4622 (a)(4), 4622 (c), 4623 (a), and 4624 (a) of this title if the head of the lead agency determines that cost of living, inflation, or other factors indicate that the payments should be adjusted to meet the policy objectives of this chapter.
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Source(Pub. L. 91–646, title II, § 213,Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1900; Pub. L. 100–17, title IV, § 412,Apr. 2, 1987, 101 Stat. 254; Pub. L. 102–240, title I, § 1055,Dec. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 2002; Pub. L. 105–117, § 2,Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2385; Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, § 1521(d),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 578.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1), (4) to (6), (b)(1), (4), and (d), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 91–646, Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1894, known as the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4601 of this title and Tables.
2012—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 112–141, § 1521(d)(1), added par. (4).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–141, § 1521(d)(2), added subsec. (d).
1997—Subsec. (a)(2) to (6). Pub. L. 105–117added pars. (2) and (3) and redesignated former pars. (2) to (4) as (4) to (6), respectively.
1991—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–240inserted “and the Rural Electrification Administration” after “Tennessee Valley Authority”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–17in amending section generally, substituted “Duties of lead agency” for “Regulations and procedures” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–17amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “In order to promote uniform and effective administration of relocation assistance and land acquisition of State or local housing agencies, or other agencies having programs or projects by Federal agencies or programs or projects by State agencies receiving Federal financial assistance, the heads of Federal agencies shall consult together on the establishment of regulations and procedures for the implementation of such programs.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–17amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “The head of each Federal agency is authorized to establish such regulations and procedures as he may determine to be necessary to assure—
“(1) that the payments and assistance authorized by this chapter shall be administered in a manner which is fair and reasonable, and as uniform as practicable;
“(2) that a displaced person who makes proper application for a payment authorized for such person by this subchapter shall be paid promptly after a move or, in hardship cases, be paid in advance; and
“(3) that any person aggrieved by a determination as to eligibility for a payment authorized by this chapter, or the amount of a payment, may have his application reviewed by the head of the Federal agency having authority over the applicable program or project, or in the case of a program or project receiving Federal financial assistance, by the head of the State agency.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–17amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “The head of each Federal agency may prescribe such other regulations and procedures, consistent with the provisions of this chapter, as he deems necessary or appropriate to carry out this chapter.”
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141effective on the date of enactment of Pub. L. 112–141, see section 1521(g) ofPub. L. 112–141, set out as a note under section 308 of Title 23, Highways.
Effective Date of 1991 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 102–240effective Dec. 18, 1991, and applicable to funds authorized to be appropriated or made available after Sept. 30, 1991, and, with certain exceptions, not applicable to funds appropriated or made available on or before Sept. 30, 1991, see section 1100 ofPub. L. 102–240, set out as a note under section 104 of Title 23, Highways.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–17effective Apr. 2, 1987, to the extent such amendment prescribes authority to develop, publish, and issue regulations, and otherwise to take effect on effective date provided in such regulations but not later than 2 years after Apr. 2, 1987, see section 418 ofPub. L. 100–17, set out as a note under section 4601 of this title.
Abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service and Transfer of Functions
For abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under section 1551 of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.
Improvement of Administration and Implementation of This Chapter
The purpose of this Memorandum is to improve administration and implementation of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 [42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.]. Specifically, I hereby direct the following actions:
1. The Presidential Memorandum of September 6, 1973 on this subject is superseded.
2. As with other Administration management improvement initiatives, a lead agency, the Department of Transportation (DOT), is designated to coordinate and monitor implementation of the Act, and consult periodically with State and local governments and other organizations and interest groups affected by administration of the Act.
3. DOT, jointly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, shall interact with the principal executive departments and agencies affected by the Act in developing Administration policy.
4. Within 90 days of the date of this Memorandum, all affected executive departments and agencies shall propose common regulations under the Act. Within one year of the date of this Memorandum, such departments and agencies shall issue common regulations under the Act. Such regulations shall be consistent with the model policy promulgated by DOT, in consultation and coordination with other affected agencies, and published in final form in the Federal Register simultaneously with this Memorandum.
5. DOT shall report annually to the President’s Council on Management Improvement, through the Office of Management and Budget, on implementation of the Act.
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