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[FR Doc. 07–2440 Filed 5–14–07; 12:03 pm] BILLING CODE 6760–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegation of Authority cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice is hereby given that I have redelegated to the Associate Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007. (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 purposes (Chapter 8, Title VI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, 42 U.S.C. 9871 et seq.), and as amended now and hereafter. 3. Authority for the Child Care and Development Block Grants, under Section 5082 of OBRA 1990 (42 U.S.C. 9858 et seq.), and as amended now and hereafter. 4. Authority to administer the provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Amendments of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 9801 note, under Sections 601–615 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 1. This redelegation of authority shall be exercised under the Department’s existing policies on delegations and regulations. 2. This redelegation does not include the authority to disapprove State, Territorial and Tribal child care plans and amendments, or the authority to disapprove Tribal child care construction and renovation applications. 3. This redelegation does not include the authority to issue official policy transmittals such as Program Instructions, Information Memoranda, or other significant guidance documents (as defined by OMB Bulletin No. 07–02). 4. Decisions which result in new policies that affect the program operation of a substantial number of State, Territorial, or Tribal CCDF grantees requires the concurrence of the Director, Office of Family Assistance. Actions likely to have a significant impact on States, Territories, or Tribes or have political ramifications or be subject to or receive adverse publicity shall be brought to the prior attention of the Director, Office of Family Assistance. 5. This redelegation does not include the authority to issue preliminary notices of possible non-compliance, written notices of findings of noncompliance, penalty and sanction notices, or disallowance notices under 42 U.S.C. 9858g(b) and 42 U.S.C. 9858i(b). 6. The authority to approve resolution of audit findings requires the concurrence of the ACF Office of Administration in all cases. 7. This redelegation 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. 8. The approval or disapproval of grant applications and the making of grant awards require concurrence of the appropriate Grants Officer. The approval or disapproval of contract proposals and awards are subject to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and requires the concurrence of the Contracting Officer. 9. This redelegation of authority does not include the authority to sign and issue notices of grant awards. 10. This redelegation of authority does not include the authority to appoint Action Officials for Audit Resolution. 11. This redelegation of authority does not include the authority to PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 appoint Central Office or Regional Office Grant Officers for the administration of the child care related programs. 12. This redelegation of authority does not include the authority to hold hearings. 13. This redelegation of authority does not include the authority to approve or disapprove awards for grants or contracts for research, demonstration, or evaluations relating to child care. 14. Any further 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) Effective Date This redelegation was effective on May 2, 2007. (d) Effect on Existing Delegations This redelegation supersedes all previous delegations to the Associate Director, Child Care Bureau on these subjects. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Associate Director, Child Care Bureau, which, in effect, involved the exercise of these authorities prior to the effective date of this redelegation. Dated: May 9, 2007. Sidonie Squier, Director, Office of Family Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–9419 Filed 5–15–07; 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 redelegated to the Associate Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007. (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 E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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. 3. Authority to administer the provisions of the Adult Assistance (AA) Programs under Titles I, X, XIV and XVI (Grants to States for Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled) of the Social Security Act, and as amended now and hereafter. 4. Authority under Section 1119 of the Social Security Act, and as amended now and hereafter, to approve Federal financial participation in payments for repairs to homes owned by recipients of aid or assistance under Titles I, X, XIV, or XVI. (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 are 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 sections VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 409(a) or 412(g) of the Social Security Act to make determinations regarding State or tribal compliance or performance or technical noncompliance and to impose penalties and the authority under section 410(a) of the Social Security Act to issue notices to States or tribes 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 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. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to approve or disapprove State requests for Federal financial participation for the costs of automated data processing equipment and services which affect more than one HHS Operating Division. 13. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to make determinations on State appeals concerning audit questions or recommendations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Audit Agency which involve ACF program practices reviewed under Titles I, X, XI and XVI of the Social Security Act. 14. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to disapprove Adult Assistance State Plans and amendments. 15. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to approve or disapprove TANF work participation plans. 16. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to sign official policy transmittals such as Action Transmittals, Information Memoranda, etc. 17. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to approve or disapprove corrective compliance plans or make reasonable cause determinations. 18. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to make PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27573 determinations that TANF plans are incomplete. 19. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to disapprove Tribal TANF and Tribal NEW plans or amendments. 20. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to take disallowances in Tribal NEW programs. 21. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to approve or disapprove discretionary grant applications under section 403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act. 22. The issuance of new policy interpretations require the concurrence of the Director, OFA. 23. Actions likely to have a significant impact on State or Tribes, or discretionary grantees or have political ramifications or be subject to or receive adverse publicity shall be brought to the prior attention of the Director, OFA. 24. 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) Effective Date This delegation of authority was effective on April 17, 2007. (d) Effect on Existing Delegations As related to the authorities delegated herein, this delegation of authority supersedes all previous delegations of authority to the Associate Director, TANF. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Associate Director, TANF, Office of Family Assistance, which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated herein prior to the effective date of this delegation. Dated: May 9, 2007. Sidonie Squier, Director, Office of Family Assistance. [FR Doc. 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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 redelegated to the Associate 
Director, Office of Family Assistance, the following authorities vested 
in me by the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and 
Families in the memoranda dated February 16, 2007.

(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

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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.
    3. Authority to administer the provisions of the Adult Assistance 
(AA) Programs under Titles I, X, XIV and XVI (Grants to States for Aid 
to the Aged, Blind and Disabled) of the Social Security Act, and as 
amended now and hereafter.
    4. Authority under Section 1119 of the Social Security Act, and as 
amended now and hereafter, to approve Federal financial participation 
in payments for repairs to homes owned by recipients of aid or 
assistance under Titles I, X, XIV, or XVI.

(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 are 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 sections 409(a) or 412(g) of the Social Security Act to make 
determinations regarding State or tribal compliance or performance or 
technical noncompliance and to impose penalties and the authority under 
section 410(a) of the Social Security Act to issue notices to States or 
tribes 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 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. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
approve or disapprove State requests for Federal financial 
participation for the costs of automated data processing equipment and 
services which affect more than one HHS Operating Division.
    13. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
make determinations on State appeals concerning audit questions or 
recommendations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
Audit Agency which involve ACF program practices reviewed under Titles 
I, X, XI and XVI of the Social Security Act.
    14. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
disapprove Adult Assistance State Plans and amendments.
    15. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
approve or disapprove TANF work participation plans.
    16. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
sign official policy transmittals such as Action Transmittals, 
Information Memoranda, etc.
    17. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
approve or disapprove corrective compliance plans or make reasonable 
cause determinations.
    18. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
make determinations that TANF plans are incomplete.
    19. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
disapprove Tribal TANF and Tribal NEW plans or amendments.
    20. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
take disallowances in Tribal NEW programs.
    21. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to 
approve or disapprove discretionary grant applications under section 
403(a)(2) of the Social Security Act.
    22. The issuance of new policy interpretations require the 
concurrence of the Director, OFA.
    23. Actions likely to have a significant impact on State or Tribes, 
or discretionary grantees or have political ramifications or be subject 
to or receive adverse publicity shall be brought to the prior attention 
of the Director, OFA.
    24. 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) Effective Date

    This delegation of authority was effective on April 17, 2007.

(d) Effect on Existing Delegations

    As related to the authorities delegated herein, this delegation of 
authority supersedes all previous delegations of authority to the 
Associate Director, TANF.
    I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Associate 
Director, TANF, Office of Family Assistance, which involved the 
exercise of the authorities delegated herein prior to the effective 
date of this delegation.

    Dated: May 9, 2007.
Sidonie Squier,
Director, Office of Family Assistance.
 [FR Doc. E7-9420 Filed 5-15-07; 8:45 am]
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