Organization, functions, and authority delegations: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary et al., 34255 [E7-12019]

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[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
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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 Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, Program
Directors, Program Commissioners, Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office
of Child Support Enforcement, and Staff Office Directors the following
authority vested in me by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in
the memorandum dated August 20, 1991, Delegations of Authority for
Social Security Act Programs; 31 U.S.C. 1535; and HHS General
Administrative Manual, Chapter 8-77.

(a) Authorities Delegated

    1. Authority to administer approved cooperative research,
experimental, pilot or demonstration projects under the provisions of
sections 1110 and 1115 of the Social Security Act.
    2. Authority to approve interagency agreements to procure, provide
or exchange services, supplies or equipment.

(b) Limitations

    1. The authority listed in 1 above shall be exercised
under the condition that projects may be administered by the Office of
Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), by the program/staff office
or jointly by OPRE with the program/staff office.
    2. Where all or any part of an experimental, pilot, demonstration,
or other project is wholly financed with Federal funds made available
under sections 1110 or 1115 of the Social Security Act, without any
State, local or other non-Federal financial participation, that project
must be approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
    3. This delegation of authority does not include the authority to
approve/disapprove projects under section 1115 of the Social Security
Act or approve/disapprove waivers of State Plan requirements or costs
that would not otherwise be included as expenditures under the
provisions of section 1115(a)(1) and (2) of the Social Security Act.
    4. The authority to approve interagency agreements to procure,
provide, or exchange services, supplies, or equipment requires the
concurrence of the ACF Chief Financial Officer if it exceeds $250,000
(including amendments) within a fiscal year or if it requires the
signature of the Assistant Secretary, ACF, or the Secretary of HHS.

(c) Effective Date

    This delegation is effective upon the date of signature.

(d) Effect on Existing Delegations

    As related to this delegation of authority, this delegation
supersedes all previous delegations of authority involving the
administration of the cross-program authorities delegated herein.
    I hereby ratify and affirm any actions taken by the Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, Program
Directors, Program Commissioners, Deputy Director/Commissioner, Office
of Child Support Enforcement, and Staff Office Directors, which
involved the exercise of the authority delegated herein prior to the
effective date of this delegation.

    Dated: June 13, 2007.
Daniel C. Schneider,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. E7-12019 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]

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