Delegations of Authority-National Cemetery Administration, 12564-12565 [E7-4826]

Download as PDF 12564 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 51 / Friday, March 16, 2007 / Rules and Regulations the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 584 is amended as follows: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PART 584-FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE IN FEED AND DRINKING WATER OF ANIMALS 38 CFR Part 2 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 584 continues to read as follows: I ACTION: 2. Section 584.725 is added to subpart B to read as follows: I 25–Hydroxyvitamin D3. (a) Product. 25–Hydroxyvitamin D3 (9,10-secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-triene-3b, 25-diol). (b) Conditions of use. This substance is generally recognized as safe as a source of vitamin D3 activity in feed or drinking water of broiler chickens when used in accordance with the limitations in paragraph (c) of this section. (c) Limitations. (1) Not to exceed 69 parts per billion (ppb) in feed or 34.5 ppb in drinking water. It shall be used in accordance with good manufacturing and feeding practices. (2) The product must comply with the following specifications: (i) Not less than 94.0 percent 25hydroxyvitamin D3. (ii) Not more than 1 percent of any individual sterol. (iii) Not more than 5 percent water. (iv) Not more than 20 parts per million (ppm) lead. (v) Not more than 20 ppm aluminum. (vi) Not more than 1.0 percent solvents and non-detectable levels of 2’, 4’, 5’, 7’-tetraiodofluorescin. (3) Product labeling shall bear the following: (i) A statement to indicate that the maximum use level of 25hydroxyvitamin D3 must not exceed 69 ppb in feed or 34.5 ppb in drinking water. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES (ii) Adequate use directions to ensure that 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (and all premixes) is uniformly blended throughout the feed or drinking water. (iii) An expiration date on all premix labeling. (iv) A statement on all premix labeling (feed and drinking water forms) that 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 should not be used simultaneously in both feed and water. Dated: March 1, 2007. Stephen F. Sundlof, Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E7–4796 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 Delegations of Authority—National Cemetery Administration Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 342, 348, 371. § 584.725 RIN 2900–AM18 SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation, ‘‘Secretary’s delegations of authority to certain officials.’’ The amendment updates the regulation governing certain delegations of authority exercised by the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs. This minor technical amendment provides delegation of authority from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs to accept monetary and/or non-monetary gifts and donations, made in any manner, which are made for the purpose of beautifying or benefiting national cemeteries. The authority to accept offers of land will remain with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Hallinan, Deputy Director, Office of Field Programs (41A), National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; telephone: (202) 273–5229 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of 38 U.S.C. 2407 authorize the Secretary to ‘‘accept gifts, devises, or bequests from legitimate societies and organizations or reputable individuals, made in any manner, which are made for the purpose of beautifying national cemeteries, or are determined to be beneficial to such cemetery.’’ Currently, under 38 CFR 2.6(f)(3), the Secretary has delegated authority to the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs ‘‘[t]o accept donations of a minor nature, such as, individual trees for planting in burial areas and privately purchased grave markers.’’ (Emphasis added) The current regulatory language no longer reflects the needs of the agency since the National Cemetery Administration frequently receives offers for donations that may be perceived as more than ‘‘minor in nature.’’ Such offers have included heavy equipment, rose gardens, cash, and electric vehicles. Providing authority to the National Cemetery Administration to accept donations, regardless of monetary value, would be commensurate with the PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 authority that has been provided to the Veterans Health Administration and the Veterans Benefits Administration. The Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs will notify the Secretary when making decisions to accept or decline gifts and donations of offers that are unique, unusual or substantial in nature, or that may be of public interest because of the subject of the offer or identity of the donor. The authority to accept land will remain with the Secretary. The Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs will continue to refer all offers of land to the Secretary, with supporting information and a recommendation for action. This rule revises paragraph (f)(3) to 38 CFR 2.6 by removing the reference ‘‘[t]o accept donations of a minor nature, such as, individual trees for planting in burial areas and privately purchased grave markers’’ and adding ‘‘[t]o accept all donations, except offers of land, made in any manner, for the beautification or benefit of national cemeteries.’’ Administrative Procedure Act This final rule states rules of agency procedure or practice and is therefore exempt from the notice and public comment procedures of 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Further, this final rule is not a substantive rule and, consequently, the delayed effective date provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(d) are not applicable. Unfunded Mandates The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires, at 2 U.S.C. 1532, that agencies prepare an assessment of anticipated costs and benefits before issuing any rule that may result in an expenditure by State, local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more (adjusted annually for inflation) in any given year. This rule would have no such effect on State, local, or tribal governments, or the private sector. Paperwork Reduction Act This document contains no provisions constituting a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521). Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12866 directs agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, when regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity). 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The economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and policy implications of this final rule have been examined and it has been determined not to be a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Secretary of Veterans Affairs hereby certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as they are defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601–612. This final rule would not directly impact any small entities or individuals. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), this final rule is exempt from the initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis requirements of sections 603–604. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers for the programs affected by this final rule are 64.201 and 64.202. List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 2 Authority delegations (Government agencies), Veterans Affairs Department. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 38 CFR part 2 is amended as follows: I sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES PART 2—DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY 1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 302, 552a; 38 U.S.C. 501, 512, 515, 1729, 1729A, 5711; 44 U.S.C. 3702, unless otherwise noted. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Mar 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 I 2. Section 2.6 is amended by revising paragraph (f)(3) to read as follows. Authority: 18 U.S.C. 13, 3061; 21 U.S.C. 802, 844; 39 U.S.C. 401, 403(b)(3), 404(a)(7), 1201(2). § 2.6. Secretary’s delegations of authority to certain officials (38 U.S.C. 512). I * * * * * (f) * * * (3) To accept donations, except offers of land, made in any manner, for the beautification or benefit of national cemeteries. * * * * * [FR Doc. E7–4826 Filed 3–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P POSTAL SERVICE 2. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 51 (Friday, March 16, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12564-12565]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-4826]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

38 CFR Part 2

RIN 2900-AM18


Delegations of Authority--National Cemetery Administration

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
regulation, ``Secretary's delegations of authority to certain 
officials.'' The amendment updates the regulation governing certain 
delegations of authority exercised by the Under Secretary for Memorial 
Affairs. This minor technical amendment provides delegation of 
authority from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Under Secretary 
for Memorial Affairs to accept monetary and/or non-monetary gifts and 
donations, made in any manner, which are made for the purpose of 
beautifying or benefiting national cemeteries. The authority to accept 
offers of land will remain with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

DATES: Effective Date: March 16, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Hallinan, Deputy Director, 
Office of Field Programs (41A), National Cemetery Administration, 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20420; telephone: (202) 273-5229 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of 38 U.S.C. 2407 authorize 
the Secretary to ``accept gifts, devises, or bequests from legitimate 
societies and organizations or reputable individuals, made in any 
manner, which are made for the purpose of beautifying national 
cemeteries, or are determined to be beneficial to such cemetery.'' 
Currently, under 38 CFR 2.6(f)(3), the Secretary has delegated 
authority to the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs ``[t]o accept 
donations of a minor nature, such as, individual trees for planting in 
burial areas and privately purchased grave markers.'' (Emphasis added) 
The current regulatory language no longer reflects the needs of the 
agency since the National Cemetery Administration frequently receives 
offers for donations that may be perceived as more than ``minor in 
nature.'' Such offers have included heavy equipment, rose gardens, 
cash, and electric vehicles. Providing authority to the National 
Cemetery Administration to accept donations, regardless of monetary 
value, would be commensurate with the authority that has been provided 
to the Veterans Health Administration and the Veterans Benefits 
Administration. The Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs will notify 
the Secretary when making decisions to accept or decline gifts and 
donations of offers that are unique, unusual or substantial in nature, 
or that may be of public interest because of the subject of the offer 
or identity of the donor. The authority to accept land will remain with 
the Secretary. The Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs will continue 
to refer all offers of land to the Secretary, with supporting 
information and a recommendation for action.
    This rule revises paragraph (f)(3) to 38 CFR 2.6 by removing the 
reference ``[t]o accept donations of a minor nature, such as, 
individual trees for planting in burial areas and privately purchased 
grave markers'' and adding ``[t]o accept all donations, except offers 
of land, made in any manner, for the beautification or benefit of 
national cemeteries.''

Administrative Procedure Act

    This final rule states rules of agency procedure or practice and is 
therefore exempt from the notice and public comment procedures of 5 
U.S.C. 553(b). Further, this final rule is not a substantive rule and, 
consequently, the delayed effective date provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(d) 
are not applicable.

Unfunded Mandates

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires, at 2 U.S.C. 
1532, that agencies prepare an assessment of anticipated costs and 
benefits before issuing any rule that may result in an expenditure by 
State, local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the 
private sector, of $100 million or more (adjusted annually for 
inflation) in any given year. This rule would have no such effect on 
State, local, or tribal governments, or the private sector.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This document contains no provisions constituting a collection of 
information under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521).

Executive Order 12866

    Executive Order 12866 directs agencies to assess all costs and 
benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, when regulation is 
necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits 
(including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety, 
and other advantages; distributive impacts; and equity). The Executive 
Order classifies a ``significant regulatory action,'' requiring review 
by

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the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) unless OMB waives such 
review, as any regulatory action that is likely to result in a rule 
that may: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or 
more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the 
economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or State, local, or tribal governments or 
communities; (2) create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere 
with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) materially alter 
the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan 
programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) 
raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the 
President's priorities, or the principles set forth in the Executive 
Order.
    The economic, interagency, budgetary, legal, and policy 
implications of this final rule have been examined and it has been 
determined not to be a significant regulatory action under Executive 
Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs hereby certifies that this final 
rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities as they are defined in the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601-612. This final rule would not directly 
impact any small entities or individuals. Therefore, pursuant to 5 
U.S.C. 605(b), this final rule is exempt from the initial and final 
regulatory flexibility analysis requirements of sections 603-604.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance numbers for the programs 
affected by this final rule are 64.201 and 64.202.

List of Subjects in 38 CFR Part 2

    Authority delegations (Government agencies), Veterans Affairs 
Department.

    Approved: March 2, 2007.
Gordon H. Mansfield,
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 38 CFR part 2 is amended as 
follows:

PART 2--DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

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1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:


    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 302, 552a; 38 U.S.C. 501, 512, 515, 1729, 
1729A, 5711; 44 U.S.C. 3702, unless otherwise noted.


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2. Section 2.6 is amended by revising paragraph (f)(3) to read as 
follows.


Sec.  2.6.  Secretary's delegations of authority to certain officials 
(38 U.S.C. 512).

* * * * *
    (f) * * *
    (3) To accept donations, except offers of land, made in any manner, 
for the beautification or benefit of national cemeteries.
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[FR Doc. E7-4826 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]
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