Draft OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Recipients of PHS Research Awards-Extension of Comment Period, 73015 [E5-7086]

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AGENCY: Notice of Establishment On November 28, 2005, we published a notice and comment period seeking comments from interested parties on draft compliance program guidance (CPG) developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for recipients of extramural research awards from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) (70 FR 71312). To facilitate public comment, we are extending the comment period. DATES: To assure consideration, public comments must be delivered to the address provided below by no later than 5 p.m. on January 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Please mail or deliver written comments to the following address: Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: OIG–1026–CPG, Room 5246, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20201. We do not accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmissions. In commenting, please refer to file code OIG–1026–CPG. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 235 (Thursday, December 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E5-7086]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General


Draft OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Recipients of PHS 
Research Awards--Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS.

ACTION: Notice and comment period; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 28, 2005, we published a notice and comment period 
seeking comments from interested parties on draft compliance program 
guidance (CPG) developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for 
recipients of extramural research awards from the National Institutes 
of Health and other agencies of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) 
(70 FR 71312). To facilitate public comment, we are extending the 
comment period.

DATES: To assure consideration, public comments must be delivered to 
the address provided below by no later than 5 p.m. on January 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Please mail or deliver written comments to the following 
address: Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human 
Services, Attention: OIG-1026-CPG, Room 5246, Cohen Building, 330 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20201.
    We do not accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmissions. In 
commenting, please refer to file code OIG-1026-CPG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Schaer, Office of External 
Affairs, (202) 619-0089.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through the draft CPG notice, OIG is setting 
forth its general views on the value and fundamental principles of 
compliance programs for colleges and universities and other recipients 
of PHS awards for biomedical and behavioral research and the specific 
elements that these award recipients should consider when developing 
and implementing an effective compliance program. As with OIG's earlier 
CPGs, the purpose of the draft guidance is to encourage the use of 
internal controls to effectively monitor adherence to applicable 
statutes, regulations, and program requirements.
    To ensure full and complete public comment from affected outside 
research institutions and associations, we are extending the public 
comment period for this notice until January 30, 2006.

    Dated: December 5, 2005.
Joel Schaer,
Regulations Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7086 Filed 12-7-05; 8:45 am]
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