Cooperative Agreement for Border Health Best Practices, 55914-55915 [05-19018]

Download as PDF 55914 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices BILLING CODE 4160–01–C DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration [CFDA 93.223] Cooperative Agreement for Border Health Best Practices Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, DHHS. ACTION: Notice of Single Source Award. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), in cooperation with the Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA), Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office on Women’s Health (OWH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will award a one year single source award to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) to identify and promote best practices in border communities. As defined in the La Paz Agreement, the border region is 100 km north and south of the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Funds will be used on both sides of the U.S.Mexico border for the development of PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities under the second annual Border Binational Health Week (October 10–16, 2005). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Rezai-zadeh, Office of Rural Health Policy, Room 9A–55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301–443–4107. E-mail: erezai@hrsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipient of the Award U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association in El Paso, TX. Amount of the Award $383,000. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 EN23SE05.071</GPH> [FR Doc. 05–19016 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 184 / Friday, September 23, 2005 / Notices Authority ACTION: 42 U.S.C. 912; 42 U.S.C. 300u–2; 42 U.S.C. 300u–6; and 42 U.S.C. 247b. SUMMARY: Each year FEMA is required by the Write-Your-Own (‘‘WYO’’) program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (‘‘Arrangement’’) to notify the private insurance companies (‘‘Companies’’) and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward L. Connor, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646– 3429 (Phone), 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Arrangement, approximately 95 private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on the Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) (44 CFR part 62, appendix A). The WYO insurers receive an expense allowance and remit the remaining premium to the Federal Government. The Federal Government pays WYO insurers for flood losses and pays loss adjustment expenses based on a fee schedule. Litigation costs, including court costs, attorney fees, judgments, and settlements, are paid by FIA based on submitted documentation. The Arrangement provides that under certain circumstances reimbursement for litigation costs will not be made. The complete Arrangement is published in 44 CFR part 62, appendix A. Each year FEMA is required to publish in the Federal Register and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement. During the 2004–2005 Arrangement year FEMA published (69 FR 45608, Jul. 30, 2004) an interim final rule which made changes to the Arrangement. No changes have been made to the Arrangement since the publication of the interim final rule. During September 2005, FEMA will send a copy of the offer for the 2005– 2006 Arrangement year, together with related materials and submission instructions, to all private insurance companies participating under the current 2004–2005 Arrangement. Any private insurance company not currently participating in the WYO Program but wishing to consider FEMA’s offer for 2005–2006 may request a copy by writing: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, Attn: WYO Program, 500 C Street, SW., Project Period The project period of the award will begin on September 1, 2005 and will last through August 31, 2006. Justification for the Exception to Competition On March 31, 2005, ORHP announced a Border Health Best Practices Cooperative Agreement (Announcement #HRSA 05–130). ORHP received only one application that was from an entity, as ORHP understood, would have had significant administrative issues to overcome in order to fulfill the requirements of the announcement. Given the response from the initial competition, there are not many applicants along the border who are capable of performing the breadth of these activities. ORHP has identified USMBHA as the only entity with the capacity to fill the void and to work in partnership with HRSA to organize events in the short time frame before the Border Binational Health Week (BBHW) celebration with Mexico is scheduled to take place. USMBHA is eminently qualified to receive a single source award. USMBHA was formally created in 1943 and is composed of health professionals from both Mexico and the United States. Annual meetings have occurred without interruption since this time with involvement from senior Federal, State, and local officials from both countries. Furthermore, USMBHA has worked with the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, HRSA and other Federal Agencies in the past and were involved in last year’s BBHW celebration. Dated: September 16, 2005. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–19018 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Sep 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55915 Washington, DC 20472, or contact Edward Connor 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 05–19072 Filed 9–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security—Vulnerability Identification Self-Assessment Tool—Transportation (DHS–VISAT–T) Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Send your comments by November 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: Katrina Wawer, Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA–9, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Wawer at the above address or by telephone (571) 227–1995 or facsimile (571) 227–2594. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information, unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 184 (Friday, September 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55914-55915]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19018]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration

[CFDA 93.223]


Cooperative Agreement for Border Health Best Practices

AGENCY: Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA, DHHS.

ACTION: Notice of Single Source Award.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), in cooperation with 
the Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA), Office of Minority Health 
(OMH), Office on Women's Health (OWH), and Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC) will award a one year single source award to the 
U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association (USMBHA) to identify and promote 
best practices in border communities. As defined in the La Paz 
Agreement, the border region is 100 km north and south of the 
international boundary line between the United States and Mexico. Funds 
will be used on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border for the 
development of activities under the second annual Border Binational 
Health Week (October 10-16, 2005).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Rezai-zadeh, Office of Rural 
Health Policy, Room 9A-55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. 
Telephone: 301-443-4107. E-mail: erezai@hrsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Intended Recipient of the Award

    U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association in El Paso, TX.

Amount of the Award

    $383,000.

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Authority

    42 U.S.C. 912; 42 U.S.C. 300u-2; 42 U.S.C. 300u-6; and 42 U.S.C. 
247b.

Project Period

    The project period of the award will begin on September 1, 2005 and 
will last through August 31, 2006.

Justification for the Exception to Competition

    On March 31, 2005, ORHP announced a Border Health Best Practices 
Cooperative Agreement (Announcement HRSA 05-130). ORHP 
received only one application that was from an entity, as ORHP 
understood, would have had significant administrative issues to 
overcome in order to fulfill the requirements of the announcement. 
Given the response from the initial competition, there are not many 
applicants along the border who are capable of performing the breadth 
of these activities. ORHP has identified USMBHA as the only entity with 
the capacity to fill the void and to work in partnership with HRSA to 
organize events in the short time frame before the Border Binational 
Health Week (BBHW) celebration with Mexico is scheduled to take place. 
USMBHA is eminently qualified to receive a single source award. USMBHA 
was formally created in 1943 and is composed of health professionals 
from both Mexico and the United States. Annual meetings have occurred 
without interruption since this time with involvement from senior 
Federal, State, and local officials from both countries. Furthermore, 
USMBHA has worked with the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, HRSA 
and other Federal Agencies in the past and were involved in last year's 
BBHW celebration.

    Dated: September 16, 2005.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-19018 Filed 9-22-05; 8:45 am]
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