The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this document in compliance with the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act). The Act requires VA to amend its regulation on VA-guaranteed or insured cash-out refinance loans and to publish the amended regulation within a shortened time frame. If VA determines that urgent or compelling circumstances make compliance with the advance public notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act impracticable or contrary to public interest and publishes notice of that determination in the Federal Register, the Act permits VA to amend the regulation through an interim final rule or final rule. VA has determined that urgent and compelling circumstances do exist and is, therefore, issuing this Federal Register document announcing VA’s intent to promulgate an interim final rule implementing the Act.
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