The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas, 42755-42756 [2010-17837]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices Management and support services for the ACMH are provided by the OMH, which is a program office within the OPHS. Nominations: The OPHS is requesting nominations for current and impending vacant positions on the ACMH. The Committee is composed of 12 voting members, in addition to non-voting ex officio members. This announcement is seeking nominations for voting members. Voting members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary from individuals who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government and who have expertise regarding issues of minority health. To qualify for consideration of appointment to the Committee, an individual must possess demonstrated experience and expertise working on issues/matters impacting the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. 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Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of ACMH and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected candidate. Therefore, individuals selected for nomination will be required to provide detailed information concerning such matters as financial holdings, consultancies, and research grants or PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42755 contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. Dated: July 8, 2010. Garth N. Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. [FR Doc. 2010–17852 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice of establishment. AGENCY: Authority: The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) and Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs) was specifically mandated by Section 5602 of Public Law 111–148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The Negotiated Rulemaking process is described at 5 U.S.C. 561–569, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, Public Law 101–648. Each Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is also governed by the provisions of Public Law 92–463 (5 U.S.C., App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 5602 of the ACA, HRSA plans to establish a comprehensive methodology and criteria for Designation of MUPs and Primary Care HPSAs [under Sections 330(b)(3) and 332 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, respectively], using a Negotiated Rulemaking process. To do this, HRSA announces the establishment of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Jordan, Senior Analyst, Office of Shortage Designation, Bureau of Health Professions; e-mail ajordan@hrsa.gov; telephone (301) 594–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 5602 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee within the Department of Health and Human Services. To comply with the authorizing directive and guidelines E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 42756 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), a charter has been filed with the Committee Management Secretariat in the General Services Administration (GSA), the appropriate committees in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, and the Library of Congress to establish the Advisory Board as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee. The charter was filed on June 29, 2010. Objectives and Scope of Activities The purpose of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation of MUPs and HPSAs is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, with respect to developing a new rule containing a revised methodology, criteria and process for such designations. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Membership and Designation The Committee shall be limited to 25 members, unless it is determined that a greater number of members is necessary for the functioning of the Committee or to achieve balanced membership, including the one Government employee representing HRSA/DHHS. A neutral facilitator, approved by the Committee, shall act as Chair. Members shall be chosen for their ability to represent the various interests that will be significantly affected by the rule, and/or for technical expertise related to indicators and methodologies potentially useful in defining medical underservice and health professions shortage. Members shall be invited to serve for the duration of the Committee. Administrative Management and Support HRSA will provide funding and administrative support for the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to the extent permitted by law within existing appropriations. Management and oversight for support services provided to the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will be provided by the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA. A copy of the Committee charter can be obtained from the designated contacts or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The Web site for the FACA database is http://fido.gov/facadatabase/. Dated: July 16, 2010. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–17837 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Research Program Project in Thrombus Formation. Date: August 6, 2010. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Robert T. Su, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch/ DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7202, Bethesda, Md 20892–7924, 301–435–0297, sur@mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Resource for Bioactive Sphingolipids. Date: August 12, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Robert Blaine Moore, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch/ DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7213, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–594–8394, mooreb@nhlbi.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow On Study. Date: August 17, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7200, Bethesda, MD 20892. (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Robert Blaine Moore, PhD, Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch/ DERA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7213, PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–594–8394, mooreb@nhlbi.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.233, National Center for Sleep Disorders Research; 93.837, Heart and Vascular Diseases Research; 93.838, Lung Diseases Research; 93.839, Blood Diseases and Resources Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: July 16, 2010. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–17996 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable materials, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Date: August 19, 2010. Time: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Abraham P. Bautista, PhD, Executive Secretary, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Room 2085, Rockville, MD 20892, 301–443–9737, bautistaa@mail.nih.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 140 (Thursday, July 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42755-42756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17837]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of 
Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of establishment.

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    Authority: The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on the Designation 
of Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) and Health Professions 
Shortage Areas (HPSAs) was specifically mandated by Section 5602 of 
Public Law 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 
2010 (ACA). The Negotiated Rulemaking process is described at 5 U.S.C. 
561-569, the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, Public Law 101-648. 
Each Negotiated Rulemaking Committee is also governed by the provisions 
of Public Law 92-463 (5 U.S.C., App.), which sets forth standards for 
the formation and use of advisory committees.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 5602 of the ACA, HRSA plans to establish a 
comprehensive methodology and criteria for Designation of MUPs and 
Primary Care HPSAs [under Sections 330(b)(3) and 332 of the Public 
Health Service (PHS) Act, respectively], using a Negotiated Rulemaking 
process. To do this, HRSA announces the establishment of the Negotiated 
Rulemaking Committee on the Designation of Medically Underserved 
Populations and Health Professions Shortage Areas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Jordan, Senior Analyst, Office of 
Shortage Designation, Bureau of Health Professions; e-mail 
ajordan@hrsa.gov; telephone (301) 594-0197.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 5602 of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act of 2010 mandates the Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee within the Department of Health and Human Services. To comply 
with the authorizing directive and guidelines

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under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), a charter has been 
filed with the Committee Management Secretariat in the General Services 
Administration (GSA), the appropriate committees in the Senate and U.S. 
House of Representatives, and the Library of Congress to establish the 
Advisory Board as a non-discretionary Federal advisory committee. The 
charter was filed on June 29, 2010.

Objectives and Scope of Activities

    The purpose of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Designation 
of MUPs and HPSAs is to provide advice and make recommendations to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the Administrator, 
Health Resources and Services Administration, with respect to 
developing a new rule containing a revised methodology, criteria and 
process for such designations.

Membership and Designation

    The Committee shall be limited to 25 members, unless it is 
determined that a greater number of members is necessary for the 
functioning of the Committee or to achieve balanced membership, 
including the one Government employee representing HRSA/DHHS. A neutral 
facilitator, approved by the Committee, shall act as Chair. Members 
shall be chosen for their ability to represent the various interests 
that will be significantly affected by the rule, and/or for technical 
expertise related to indicators and methodologies potentially useful in 
defining medical underservice and health professions shortage. Members 
shall be invited to serve for the duration of the Committee.

Administrative Management and Support

    HRSA will provide funding and administrative support for the 
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to the extent permitted by law within 
existing appropriations. Management and oversight for support services 
provided to the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will be provided by the 
Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA.
    A copy of the Committee charter can be obtained from the designated 
contacts or by accessing the FACA database that is maintained by the 
GSA Committee Management Secretariat. The Web site for the FACA 
database is  http://fido.gov/facadatabase/.

    Dated: July 16, 2010.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-17837 Filed 7-21-10; 8:45 am]
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