* President Reagan has announced that he will nominate:
White House aide Lee L. Verstandig as undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development. Verstandig has been an assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs. He would succeed Philip Abrams. Verstandig previously served as acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Before joining the government, he was a dean at Brown University.
* John Negroponte, ambassador to Honduras, as assistant secretary of State for oceans and international environment and scientific affairs. Negroponte, a career diplomat who has served in Honduras since 1981, would succeed James Malone. Reagan said he will nominate Donald S. Lowitz as U.S. representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Stockholm. Lowitz has served in the same role since December.
* Susan M. Phillips for another term as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Phillips, a member of the commission since 1981, previously served as associate vice president of finance and university services at the University of Iowa.
* J. Michael Farrell as general counsel of the Energy Department. Since 1983, he has been vice president of Global USA Inc. He would replace Theodore J. Garrish, who was nominated as assistant secretary of energy for congressional, intergovernmental and public affairs. Garrish, who has served as general counsel since 1983, would replace Robert C. Odle Jr. in his new job.
The White House also announced that Mitchell Daniels will replace Verstandig as director of the intergovernmental affairs office. Daniels served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 1983 until this year. It also was announced that Michael McManus, an assistant to the president with responsibilities for communications, scheduling and advance work, is leaving to return to the private sector.