Office of the Secretary; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, 12455-12456 [E8-4453]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0138] (formerly Docket No. 2007N–0313) Outcome of Meeting of the International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation, September 26–28, 2007; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR) Outcome of Meeting, September 26–28, 2007. This notice is in keeping with an FDA/ICCR commitment to transparency as well as providing opportunity for public comment. DATES: To ensure that the agency considers your comment on this ICCR outcome of meeting, please submit written or electronic comments on the outcome of meeting by July 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Limoli, Office of the Commissioner, Office of International Programs (HFG–1), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 15A–55, Rockville, MD 20857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES I. Background ICCR is a voluntary international group of cosmetics regulatory authorities from the United States, Japan, the European Union, and Canada. It should be noted that the definition and regulatory classification of ‘‘cosmetics’’ in the different countries/ regions is not identical. For this reason, ICCR will consider some U.S. over-thecounter drugs that are regulated as ‘‘cosmetics’’ outside the United States. ICCR members are: FDA; the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan; the European Commission Directorate General Enterprise; and Health Canada. This multilateral framework was created to identify ways to remove regulatory obstacles among the regions, while maintaining the highest level of global consumer protection. The first group meeting occured in Brussels, Belgium, September 26–28, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 Jkt 214001 ICCR will operate on a consensus basis whereby all decisions of the representatives of the regulatory members and subsequent actions must be taken by consensus. Members agree to take steps as appropriate to implement the items that have reached consensus within the boundaries of their legal and institutional constraints. In this respect, they agree to promote the documents reflecting the consensus within their own jurisdictions and to seek convergence of regulatory policies and practices. The members’ responsibilities will include providing overall strategic guidance and direction to activities of ICCR; defining subject areas for ICCR activities and deciding on future topics for activity; exchanging information on regulatory, trade, and market developments of interest; determining policies related to the ICCR process, administration, and external communications; appointing ad-hoc working groups to carry out technical work as needed; adopting guidelines and policy statements, including those developed by the ad-hoc working groups; and taking on any other initiatives that contribute to achieving ICCR objectives. It is recognized that successful implementation requires the input of a constructive dialogue with the cosmetics’ industry trade associations and other relevant stakeholders, hence the scheduling of this public meeting. The industry trade associations of each region will gather input in order to represent all affected industry sectors on specific issues at ICCR meetings. Well in advance of ICCR meetings (to allow adequate time for preparation), industry will suggest items for priority actions to be consider by ICCR members. During the ICCR meeting, industry trade associations will enter in a constructive dialogue with the members and give their opinion and directions for future work. According to specific needs, on an adhoc and temporary basis members may establish ICCR working groups with a precise mandate. Working groups are created primarily for the purpose of developing proposed guidelines and policy statements for adoption by the members. The working group participants are appointed by consensus of the members. Outside technical experts may be invited on an as-needed basis. ICCR will meet at least once per year, but may alter the frequency of meetings if considered necessary to ensure progress. The venue of meetings rotates among the territory of the four members. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12455 II. Comments Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that on January 15, 2008, the FDA Web site transitioned to the Federal Dockets Management System (FDMS). FDMS is a Government-wide, electronic docket management system. Electronic submissions will be accepted by FDA through FDMS only. III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the outcome of meeting document at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/ dockets/default.htm. Dated: February 29, 2008. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E8–4476 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General Office of the Secretary; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part A (Office of the Secretary), chapter AF of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reflect a title change and adjusted responsibilities within the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI) to better reflect the current work environment and responsibilities with regard to (1) oversight activities of the State Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and (2) coordinative efforts within the Technical Support unit with the Chief Information Officer for technology support and compliance on information security requirements. Chapter AF was last amended on December 21, 2006 (71 FR 76676). As amended, sections AFE.10 and AFE.20 of Chapter AF now read as follows: * * * * * E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12456 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 46 / Friday, March 7, 2008 / Notices Section AFE.10, Office of Evaluation and Inspections—Organization DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY This office is comprised of the following components: A. Immediate Office. B. Budget and Administrative Resources Division. C. Evaluation Planning and Support Division. D. Regional Operations. E. Technical Support Staff. F. Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff. [Docket No. DHS–2008–2027] Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Science and Technology Directorate, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: Section AFE.20, Office of Evaluation and Inspections—Function * * * * * B. Budget and Administrative Resources This office develops OEI’s evaluation and inspection policies, procedures, and standards. It manages OEI’s human and financial resources; monitors OEI’s management information systems; and conducts management reviews within HHS/ OIG and for other OIGs upon request. The office carries out and maintains an internal quality assurance system that includes quality assessment studies and quality control reviews of OEI processes and products to ensure that policies and procedures are effective, followed, and function as intended. * * * * * E. Technical Support This office provides statistical and database advice and services for inspections conducted by the regional offices. It carries out analyses of large databases to identify potential areas of fraud and abuse. The office also coordinates with the Office of Management and Policy and Chief Information Officer for technology support and compliance with information security requirements and government mandates, regulations, and guidelines. F. Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff The Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff is responsible for overseeing the activities of the 50 State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) (49 States and the District of Columbia). The staff provides advice and policy determinations to the Deputy Inspector General, OEI, in matters involving the planning, discussion, and coordination of policy and oversight activities affecting State MFCUs. The division ensures the MFCUs’ compliance with Federal grant regulations, administrative rules, and performance standards. It is also responsible for certifying and recertifying the MFCUs on an annual basis. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES * * * * * Dated: March 3, 2008. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. E8–4453 Filed 3–6–08; 8:45 am] 18:46 Mar 06, 2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Russell, Science and BILLING CODE 4152–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet March 20–21, 2008 at Booz Allen Hamilton, 3811 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. The meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet March 20, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on March 21, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Booz Allen Hamilton, 3811 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. Requests to have written material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by March 12, 2008. Send written material to Ms. Deborah Russell, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS–2008–2027 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: HSSTAC@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–254–6177. • Mail: Ms. Deborah Russell, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ms. Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Drive, Bldg. 410, Washington, DC 20528, 202– 254–5739. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The committee will meet for the purpose of receiving sensitive Homeland Security and classified briefings on Cyber Security, ChemicalBiological Defense and S&T Program Assessments. Basis for Closure: In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this HSSTAC meeting will concern classified and sensitive matters within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (c)(9)(B), which, if prematurely disclosed, would significantly jeopardize national security and frustrate implementation of proposed agency actions, and that accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public. Dated: February 29, 2008. Jay M. Cohen, Under Secretary for Science and Technology. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 46 (Friday, March 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12455-12456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4453]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General


 Office of the Secretary; Statement of Organization, Functions, 
and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends Part A (Office of the Secretary), chapter AF of 
the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority 
for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reflect a 
title change and adjusted responsibilities within the Office of 
Inspector General's (OIG) Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI) to 
better reflect the current work environment and responsibilities with 
regard to (1) oversight activities of the State Medicaid Fraud Control 
Units, and (2) coordinative efforts within the Technical Support unit 
with the Chief Information Officer for technology support and 
compliance on information security requirements. Chapter AF was last 
amended on December 21, 2006 (71 FR 76676).
    As amended, sections AFE.10 and AFE.20 of Chapter AF now read as 
follows:
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Section AFE.10, Office of Evaluation and Inspections--Organization

    This office is comprised of the following components:
    A. Immediate Office.
    B. Budget and Administrative Resources Division.
    C. Evaluation Planning and Support Division.
    D. Regional Operations.
    E. Technical Support Staff.
    F. Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff.

Section AFE.20, Office of Evaluation and Inspections--Function

* * * * *
    B. Budget and Administrative Resources
    This office develops OEI's evaluation and inspection policies, 
procedures, and standards. It manages OEI's human and financial 
resources; monitors OEI's management information systems; and 
conducts management reviews within HHS/OIG and for other OIGs upon 
request. The office carries out and maintains an internal quality 
assurance system that includes quality assessment studies and 
quality control reviews of OEI processes and products to ensure that 
policies and procedures are effective, followed, and function as 
intended.
* * * * *
    E. Technical Support
    This office provides statistical and database advice and 
services for inspections conducted by the regional offices. It 
carries out analyses of large databases to identify potential areas 
of fraud and abuse. The office also coordinates with the Office of 
Management and Policy and Chief Information Officer for technology 
support and compliance with information security requirements and 
government mandates, regulations, and guidelines.
    F. Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff
    The Medicaid Fraud Policy and Oversight Staff is responsible for 
overseeing the activities of the 50 State Medicaid Fraud Control 
Units (MFCUs) (49 States and the District of Columbia). The staff 
provides advice and policy determinations to the Deputy Inspector 
General, OEI, in matters involving the planning, discussion, and 
coordination of policy and oversight activities affecting State 
MFCUs. The division ensures the MFCUs' compliance with Federal grant 
regulations, administrative rules, and performance standards. It is 
also responsible for certifying and recertifying the MFCUs on an 
annual basis.
* * * * *

    Dated: March 3, 2008.
Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General.
 [FR Doc. E8-4453 Filed 3-6-08; 8:45 am]
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