Opioid State Targeted Response Grants, 18765 [2017-08068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 76 / Friday, April 21, 2017 / Notices Dated: April 17, 2017. Anna K. Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–08065 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [CFDA–93.788] Delegation of Authority to the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, or his or her successor, the authorities vested in the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, under Sec. 1003(a), (c), and (d) of the 21st Century Cures Act to support the Opioid Grant Program. This authority excludes the authority to promulgate regulations and to submit reports to Congress. These authorities may be re-delegated. I have ratified and affirmed any actions taken by the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use or by any subordinates, which, in effect involved the exercise of these authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. This delegation was effective upon date of signature. Dated: April 13, 2017. Thomas E. Price, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–08050 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Interest Rate on Overdue Debts Section 30.18 of the Department of Health and Human Services’ claims collection regulations (45 CFR part 30) provides that the Secretary shall charge an annual rate of interest, which is determined and fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury after considering private consumer rates of interest on the date that the Department of Health and Human Services becomes entitled to recovery. The rate cannot be lower than the Department of Treasury’s current value of funds rate or the applicable rate determined from the ‘‘Schedule of Certified Interest Rates with Range of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Apr 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Maturities’’ unless the Secretary waives interest in whole or part, or a different rate is prescribed by statute, contract, or repayment agreement. The Secretary of the Treasury may revise this rate quarterly. The Department of Health and Human Services publishes this rate in the Federal Register. The current rate of 10%, as fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury, is certified for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. This rate is based on the Interest Rates for Specific Legislation, ‘‘National Health Services Corps Scholarship Program (42 U.S.C. 254o(b)(1)(A))’’ and ‘‘National Research Service Award Program (42 U.S.C. 288(c)(4)(B)).’’ This interest rate will be applied to overdue debt until the Department of Health and Human Services publishes a revision. Dated: April 11, 2017. David C. Horn, Director, Office of Financial Policy and Reporting. [FR Doc. 2017–08046 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Opioids were responsible for over 33,000 deaths in 2015; this alarming statistic is unacceptable. Through a sustained focus on people, patients, and partnerships, this crisis can be addressed across our nation. Last month President Trump announced the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. This Commission is tasked with studying the scope and effectiveness of the federal response to this crisis and providing recommendations to the President for improving it. As the Administration develops a comprehensive strategy to improve the federal response to combat opioids, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must ensure the Opioid State Targeted Response grants are aligned accordingly and put to the best use possible. Given the urgency of the issue, we understand the need to release the funding for the first year of this program immediately. However, the intentions of HHS for the second year are to develop funding allocations and policies that are the most clinically sound, effective and efficient. In the interest of ensuring that these resources are applied in the best manner possible, I will be seeking input from Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the states/territories in the coming weeks and months. As funding from the first year is implemented and monitored, states/territories will be asked to identify best practices, lessons learned, and key strategies that can help HHS further target these funds in the subsequent year to best address this tragic issue. Dated: April 13, 2017. Thomas E. Price, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–08068 Filed 4–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Discretionary Options for Designated Spouses, Parents, and Sons and Daughters of Certain Military Personnel, Veterans, and Enlistees U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: Opioid State Targeted Response Grants PO 00000 18765 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until June 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0008 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2005–0024. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2005–0024; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08068]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary


Opioid State Targeted Response Grants

    Opioids were responsible for over 33,000 deaths in 2015; this 
alarming statistic is unacceptable. Through a sustained focus on 
people, patients, and partnerships, this crisis can be addressed across 
our nation.
    Last month President Trump announced the President's Commission on 
Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. This Commission is 
tasked with studying the scope and effectiveness of the federal 
response to this crisis and providing recommendations to the President 
for improving it. As the Administration develops a comprehensive 
strategy to improve the federal response to combat opioids, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must ensure the Opioid 
State Targeted Response grants are aligned accordingly and put to the 
best use possible. Given the urgency of the issue, we understand the 
need to release the funding for the first year of this program 
immediately. However, the intentions of HHS for the second year are to 
develop funding allocations and policies that are the most clinically 
sound, effective and efficient.
    In the interest of ensuring that these resources are applied in the 
best manner possible, I will be seeking input from the states/
territories in the coming weeks and months. As funding from the first 
year is implemented and monitored, states/territories will be asked to 
identify best practices, lessons learned, and key strategies that can 
help HHS further target these funds in the subsequent year to best 
address this tragic issue.

    Dated: April 13, 2017.
Thomas E. Price,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-08068 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4162-20-P