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Download as PDF 6228 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 24 / Friday, February 6, 2009 / Rules and Regulations banking agency, that the member bank may not use this exemption. ■ 3. Revise § 223.56 to read as follows: § 223.56 What transactions are exempt from the market-terms requirement of section 23B? The following transactions are exempt from the market-terms requirement of § 223.51. (a) Purchases of certain asset-backed commercial paper. Purchases of assetbacked commercial paper from an affiliated SEC-registered open-end investment company that holds itself out as a money market mutual fund under SEC Rule 2a–7 (17 CFR 270.2a– 7), if the member bank: (1) Purchases the asset-backed commercial paper on or after September 19, 2008; (2) Pledges the asset-backed commercial paper to a Federal Reserve Bank to secure financing from the assetbacked commercial paper lending facility (AMLF) established by the Board on September 19, 2008; and (3) Has not been specifically informed by the Board, after consultation with the member bank’s appropriate Federal banking agency, that the member bank may not use this exemption. (b) [Reserved]. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 30, 2009. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–2338 Filed 2–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 199 [DOD–2007–HA–0048] RIN 0720–AB19 TRICARE; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS): Delay of Effective Date and Additional Opportunity for Public Comment dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with RULES SUMMARY: On December 10, 2008, DoD published a final rule implementing the TRICARE Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), with an effective date of February 9, 2009 (73 FR 74945). Since that date, DoD has determined that in order for administrative claims processing 13:50 Feb 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 DATES: The effective date of the OPPS final rule published December 10, 2008 (73 FR 74945) is delayed until May 1, 2009. Comments must be received on or before March 9, 2009. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) and title, by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. ADDRESSES: Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or RIN for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David E. Bennett or Martha M. Maxey, TRICARE Management Activity, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, telephone (303) 676–3494 or (303) 676–3627. Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date and opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 procedures to be fully in place to implement effectively the new OPPS payments, TRICARE’s OPPS will begin to apply to health care services provided on or after May 1, 2009. In the meantime, a memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Review,’’ published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2009, calls for agencies to consider delaying effective dates of rules not yet effective and inviting new public comment. In view of both of these developments, the Department is delaying the effective date of TRICARE’s OPPS until May 1, 2009, and is inviting additional public comment on the final rule. Any timely public comments received will be considered and any changes to the final rule will be published in the Federal Register. Dated: February 3, 2009. Patricia L. 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DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m. on January 31, 2009 through 5 p.m. on February 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 1263 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and the Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1313, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130–3310 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bart Marcules, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 671–2128. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

32 CFR Part 199

[DOD-2007-HA-0048]
RIN 0720-AB19


TRICARE; Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS): 
Delay of Effective Date and Additional Opportunity for Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date and opportunity for public 
comment.

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SUMMARY: On December 10, 2008, DoD published a final rule implementing 
the TRICARE Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), with 
an effective date of February 9, 2009 (73 FR 74945). Since that date, 
DoD has determined that in order for administrative claims processing 
procedures to be fully in place to implement effectively the new OPPS 
payments, TRICARE's OPPS will begin to apply to health care services 
provided on or after May 1, 2009. In the meantime, a memorandum of 
January 20, 2009, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of 
Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Review,'' published in the Federal 
Register on January 26, 2009, calls for agencies to consider delaying 
effective dates of rules not yet effective and inviting new public 
comment. In view of both of these developments, the Department is 
delaying the effective date of TRICARE's OPPS until May 1, 2009, and is 
inviting additional public comment on the final rule. Any timely public 
comments received will be considered and any changes to the final rule 
will be published in the Federal Register.

DATES: The effective date of the OPPS final rule published December 10, 
2008 (73 FR 74945) is delayed until May 1, 2009. Comments must be 
received on or before March 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and/or 
Regulatory Information Number (RIN) and title, by either of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and 
docket number or RIN for this Federal Register document. The general 
policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is 
to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet 
at http://regulations.gov as they are received without change, 
including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David E. Bennett or Martha M. Maxey, 
TRICARE Management Activity, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Branch, 
telephone (303) 676-3494 or (303) 676-3627.

    Dated: February 3, 2009.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E9-2562 Filed 2-5-09; 8:45 am]
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