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Download as PDF 8742 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices (b) Limitations Adult Assistance programs or the program under Section 1119 of the Social Security Act. (d) Effective Date This delegation was effective upon the date of signature. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Office of Family Assistance which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: February 16, 2007. Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. E7–3326 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested in me by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the memoranda dated August 20, 1991, Delegations of Authority for Social Security Act Programs and September 16, 1997, Delegations of Authority for the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104– 193). (a) Authorities Delegated 1. Authority to administer Income and Eligibility Verification Systems (IEVS), as they pertain to the Administration for Children and Families’ programs, under the provisions of Title XI, Section 1137 of the Social Security Act, and as amended now and hereafter. 2. Authority to administer the provisions of Title I, Block Grants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) under Sections 101– 103, 106–110, 112, 115, and 116 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 1305 note, 42 U.S.C. 601 et seq., and as amended now and hereafter. In addition, in exercising authority under Section 103, ‘‘Section 413, Research, Evaluations, and National Studies,’’ of the Social Security Act, the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, is expected to consult with the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 1. This delegation of authority shall be exercised under the Department’s existing policies on delegations and regulations. 2. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to submit reports to Congress and shall be exercised under financial and administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for Children and Families’ authorities. 3. The approval or disapproval of grant applications requires concurrence of the appropriate Grants Officer. The approval or disapproval of contract proposals and awards is subject to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and requires the concurrence of the Contracting Officer. 4. The authority to approve/ disapprove under 45 CFR 205.55(d) State applications to use alternate sources of information for income and eligibility (i.e., IEVS) requires consultation with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and with the other programs affected by the request. 5. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to issue annual rankings of States’ most and least successful work programs and outof-wedlock birth ratios under Sections 413(d)(1) and 413(e)(1) of the Social Security Act. 6. This delegation of authority does not include the authority under section 409(a)(8) of the Social Security Act to make determinations regarding State compliance or performance and technical noncompliance and to impose penalties and the authority under section 410(a) of the Social Security Act to issue notices to States regarding the imposition of such penalties. 7. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to sign and issue notices of grant awards for family assistance programs. 8. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to appoint Central Office and Regional Office Grant Officers for the administration of family assistance grant programs. 9. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to appoint Action Officials for Audit Resolution. 10. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to conduct research under sections 413(a), (b), and (h) of the Social Security Act or to review proposals and approve State funding for evaluations of Title IV–A programs under section 413(f) of the Social Security Act. 11. This delegation of authority excludes the authority to hold hearings. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12. Any redelegation shall be in writing and prompt notification must be provided to all affected managers, supervisors, and other personnel, and requires the concurrence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. (c) Effect on Existing Delegations As related to the authorities delegated herein, this delegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations of authority. (d) Effective Date This delegation of authority is effective upon the date of signature. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, Office of Family Assistance which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: February 16, 2007. Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. E7–3302 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested in me by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the memorandum dated August 20, 1991, pertaining to the Head Start Program and the Child Development Associate Scholarship Assistance Grants Program, in the memorandum dated August 20, 1991, pertaining to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, in the memorandum dated August 20, 1991, pertaining to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA 1990, Pub. L. 101–508), and in the memorandum dated September 16, 1997, pertaining to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA, Pub. L. 104–193). (a) Authorities Delegated 1. Authority to administer the provisions of the Child Development Associate Scholarship Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 10901–10905, and as amended now and hereafter. 2. Authority to administer the provisions of Subchapter D—Grants for Planning and Development of Dependent Care Programs and for other E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority

    Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Director, 
Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested in me by 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the memoranda dated 
August 20, 1991, Delegations of Authority for Social Security Act 
Programs and September 16, 1997, Delegations of Authority for the 
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 
(Pub. L. 104-193).

(a) Authorities Delegated

    1. Authority to administer Income and Eligibility Verification 
Systems (IEVS), as they pertain to the Administration for Children and 
Families' programs, under the provisions of Title XI, Section 1137 of 
the Social Security Act, and as amended now and hereafter.
    2. Authority to administer the provisions of Title I, Block Grants 
for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) under Sections 101-
103, 106-110, 112, 115, and 116 of the Personal Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 1305 note, 42 U.S.C. 
601 et seq., and as amended now and hereafter. In addition, in 
exercising authority under Section 103, ``Section 413, Research, 
Evaluations, and National Studies,'' of the Social Security Act, the 
Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and 
Families, is expected to consult with the Department of Health and 
Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

(b) Limitations

    1. This delegation of authority shall be exercised under the 
Department's existing policies on delegations and regulations.
    2. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
submit reports to Congress and shall be exercised under financial and 
administrative requirements applicable to all Administration for 
Children and Families' authorities.
    3. The approval or disapproval of grant applications requires 
concurrence of the appropriate Grants Officer. The approval or 
disapproval of contract proposals and awards is subject to the 
requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and requires the 
concurrence of the Contracting Officer.
    4. The authority to approve/disapprove under 45 CFR 205.55(d) State 
applications to use alternate sources of information for income and 
eligibility (i.e., IEVS) requires consultation with the Office of the 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and with the other 
programs affected by the request.
    5. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
issue annual rankings of States' most and least successful work 
programs and out-of-wedlock birth ratios under Sections 413(d)(1) and 
413(e)(1) of the Social Security Act.
    6. This delegation of authority does not include the authority 
under section 409(a)(8) of the Social Security Act to make 
determinations regarding State compliance or performance and technical 
noncompliance and to impose penalties and the authority under section 
410(a) of the Social Security Act to issue notices to States regarding 
the imposition of such penalties.
    7. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
sign and issue notices of grant awards for family assistance programs.
    8. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
appoint Central Office and Regional Office Grant Officers for the 
administration of family assistance grant programs.
    9. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
appoint Action Officials for Audit Resolution.
    10. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
conduct research under sections 413(a), (b), and (h) of the Social 
Security Act or to review proposals and approve State funding for 
evaluations of Title IV-A programs under section 413(f) of the Social 
Security Act.
    11. This delegation of authority excludes the authority to hold 
hearings.
    12. Any redelegation shall be in writing and prompt notification 
must be provided to all affected managers, supervisors, and other 
personnel, and requires the concurrence of the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Administration.

(c) Effect on Existing Delegations

    As related to the authorities delegated herein, this delegation of 
authority supersedes all previous delegations of authority.

(d) Effective Date

    This delegation of authority is effective upon the date of 
signature.
    I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Director, 
Office of Family Assistance which involved the exercise of the 
authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this 
delegation.

     Dated: February 16, 2007.
Wade F. Horn,
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
 [FR Doc. E7-3302 Filed 2-26-07; 8:45 am]
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