Administration on Developmental Disabilities; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, 63186-63187 [2010-25919]

Download as PDF 63186 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 198 / Thursday, October 14, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Administration on Developmental Disabilities; Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Administration for Children and Families, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of Authority The Administration for Children and Families has reorganized the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. This reorganization includes the organization and its substructure components as listed in this document. This reorganization eliminates the Office of Operations and Discretionary Grants, renames the Office of Programs to the Office of Program Support, and establishes a new office, Office of Innovation. The notice also serves to re-establish the Deputy Commissioner position. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Lewis, Administration on Developmental Disabilities Commissioner, Administration for Children and Families, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202–690–6590. This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Mission, Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) as follows: Chapter KC, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (69 FR 56226–27), as last amended September 20, 2004. I. Under Chapter KC, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, delete KC.10 Organization in its entirety and replace with the following: KC.10 ORGANIZATION. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities is headed by a Commissioner who reports directly to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. The Administration on Developmental Disabilities consists of: The Office of the Commissioner (KCA) The Office of Program Support (KCB) The Office of Innovation (KCC) II. Under Chapter KC, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, delete KC.20 Functions, in its entirety and replace with the following: KC.20 FUNCTIONS. A. The Office of the Commissioner provides executive jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:26 Oct 13, 2010 Jkt 223001 leadership and management strategies for all components of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, the Secretary, and other elements of the Department for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Office plans, coordinates and controls ADD policy, planning and management activities which include the development of legislative proposals, regulations and policy issuances for ADD. The Office provides executive direction, leadership, and management strategy to ADD’s components and establishes goals and objectives for ADD programs. The Office manages the formulation and execution of the program and operating budgets; provides administrative, personnel and information systems support services; serves as the ADD Executive Secretariat controlling the flow of correspondence; and coordinates with appropriate ACF components in implementing administrative requirements and procedures. The Office also initiates, executes and supports the development of interagency, intergovernmental and public-private sector agreements, committees, task forces, commissions or joint-funding efforts as appropriate. In coordination with the ACF Office of Public Affairs, the Office of the Commissioner develops a strategy for increasing public awareness of the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and programs designed to address them. The Deputy Commissioner assists the Commissioner in carrying out the responsibilities of the Office. B. The Office of Program Support is responsible for the coordination, oversight, management and evaluation of the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Protection and Advocacy Systems, and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities grant programs as authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The Office is responsible for the development of procedures and performance standards that ensure compliance with the DD Act and that improve the outcomes of the programs in increasing the independence, productivity and community inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities as well as program outreach activities. The Office conducts routine and special analyses of state plans of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, statement of goals and PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 objectives of State Protection and Advocacy Systems, and five-year plans of the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, to assure consistent application of ADD program goals and objectives. In addition, the Office of Program Support provides program development services, develops and initiates guidelines, policy issuances and actions with team participation by other components of ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies to fulfill the mission and goals of the DD Act, as amended. The Office ensures the dissemination of grantee results, including project results and information produced by ADD grantees, by coordinating with the Office of Innovation and the Office of the Commissioner for information sharing. The Office of Program Support manages cross-cutting initiatives with other components of ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies to promote and integrate the grant programs into cross-agency and crossdisability efforts. C. The Office of Innovation is responsible for the coordination, oversight, management and evaluation of the Projects of National Significance, Family Support, and the Direct Support Workers grant programs as authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The Office is responsible for the development of procedures that ensure compliance with the DD Act and that improve the outcomes of the programs, grants and contracts in increasing the independence, productivity and community inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities. The Office also ensures the dissemination of project results and information produced by ADD grantees. The Office of Innovation also administers two formula grants under the Help America Vote Act (State and Local Grants for Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities and Grants to Protection and Advocacy Systems) that improve accessibility for individuals with the full range of disabilities, including the blind and visually impaired, to polling places, including the path of travel, entrances, exits and voting facilities. The Office also administers a training and technical assistance grant program under the Help America Vote Act that provides technical assistance to Protection and Advocacy Systems in their mission to E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 63187 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 198 / Thursday, October 14, 2010 / Notices promote the full participation in the electoral process for individuals with the full range of disabilities, including registering to vote, casting vote, and accessing polling places. The Office of Innovation originates and manages cross-cutting research, demonstration and evaluation initiatives with other components of ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies. The Office also coordinates information sharing and other activities related to national Developmental Disability program trends with other ACF programs and HHS agencies and studies, reviews and analyzes other federal programs providing services applicable to persons with developmental disabilities for the purpose of integrating and coordinating program efforts. Dated: October 6, 2010. David A. Hansell, Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. [FR Doc. 2010–25919 Filed 10–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–38–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review Comment Request: Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report for All AoA Title III Grantees Administration on Aging, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by November 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information by fax SUMMARY: 202–395–6974 to the OMB Desk officer for AoA, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Wiley, 202–357–3437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, AoA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. The Supplemental form to the Financial Status Report for all AoA Title III Grantees provides an understanding of how projects funded by the Older Americans Act are being administered by grantees, in conformance with legislative requirements, pertinent Federal regulations and other applicable instructions and guidelines issues by the Administration on Aging (AoA). A template may be found on the AoA Web site at http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/ Grants/Reporting_Requirements/ Formula_269.aspx. This information will be used for Federal oversight of Title III Projects. AoA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: 56 State Agencies on Aging respond semiannually, which should be an average burden of 1 hour per State agency per submission for a total of 112 hours. Dated: October 7, 2010. Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2010–25826 Filed 10–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Data System for Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (42 CFR Part 121, OMB No. 0915–0184): Extension The operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) necessitates certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under contract to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is a request for an extension of the current recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the OPTN. These data will be used by HRSA in monitoring the contracts for the OPTN and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) and in carrying out other statutory responsibilities. Information is needed to match donor organs with recipients, to monitor compliance of member organizations with OPTN rules and requirements, to ensure that all qualified entities are accepted for membership in the OPTN, and to ensure patient safety. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Administration on Developmental Disabilities; Statement of 
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority

AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Statement of Organizations, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority The Administration for Children and Families has reorganized 
the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. This reorganization 
includes the organization and its substructure components as listed in 
this document. This reorganization eliminates the Office of Operations 
and Discretionary Grants, renames the Office of Programs to the Office 
of Program Support, and establishes a new office, Office of Innovation. 
The notice also serves to re-establish the Deputy Commissioner 
position.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Lewis, Administration on 
Developmental Disabilities Commissioner, Administration for Children 
and Families, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-
690-6590.
    This notice amends Part K of the Statement of Mission, 
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF) as follows: Chapter KC, the Administration on 
Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (69 FR 56226-27), as last amended 
September 20, 2004.
    I. Under Chapter KC, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, 
delete KC.10 Organization in its entirety and replace with the 
following:
    KC.10 ORGANIZATION. The Administration on Developmental 
Disabilities is headed by a Commissioner who reports directly to the 
Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. The Administration on 
Developmental Disabilities consists of:

The Office of the Commissioner (KCA)
The Office of Program Support (KCB)
The Office of Innovation (KCC)

    II. Under Chapter KC, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, 
delete KC.20 Functions, in its entirety and replace with the following:
    KC.20 FUNCTIONS. A. The Office of the Commissioner provides 
executive leadership and management strategies for all components of 
the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and serves as the 
principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, 
the Secretary, and other elements of the Department for individuals 
with developmental disabilities and their families. The Office plans, 
coordinates and controls ADD policy, planning and management activities 
which include the development of legislative proposals, regulations and 
policy issuances for ADD. The Office provides executive direction, 
leadership, and management strategy to ADD's components and establishes 
goals and objectives for ADD programs. The Office manages the 
formulation and execution of the program and operating budgets; 
provides administrative, personnel and information systems support 
services; serves as the ADD Executive Secretariat controlling the flow 
of correspondence; and coordinates with appropriate ACF components in 
implementing administrative requirements and procedures. The Office 
also initiates, executes and supports the development of interagency, 
intergovernmental and public-private sector agreements, committees, 
task forces, commissions or joint-funding efforts as appropriate.
    In coordination with the ACF Office of Public Affairs, the Office 
of the Commissioner develops a strategy for increasing public awareness 
of the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, their 
families, and programs designed to address them. The Deputy 
Commissioner assists the Commissioner in carrying out the 
responsibilities of the Office.
    B. The Office of Program Support is responsible for the 
coordination, oversight, management and evaluation of the State 
Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Protection and Advocacy 
Systems, and the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental 
Disabilities grant programs as authorized by the Developmental 
Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The Office is 
responsible for the development of procedures and performance standards 
that ensure compliance with the DD Act and that improve the outcomes of 
the programs in increasing the independence, productivity and community 
inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities as well as program 
outreach activities. The Office conducts routine and special analyses 
of state plans of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, 
statement of goals and objectives of State Protection and Advocacy 
Systems, and five-year plans of the University Centers for Excellence 
in Developmental Disabilities, to assure consistent application of ADD 
program goals and objectives.
    In addition, the Office of Program Support provides program 
development services, develops and initiates guidelines, policy 
issuances and actions with team participation by other components of 
ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies to fulfill the mission and 
goals of the DD Act, as amended. The Office ensures the dissemination 
of grantee results, including project results and information produced 
by ADD grantees, by coordinating with the Office of Innovation and the 
Office of the Commissioner for information sharing.
    The Office of Program Support manages cross-cutting initiatives 
with other components of ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies to 
promote and integrate the grant programs into cross-agency and cross-
disability efforts.
    C. The Office of Innovation is responsible for the coordination, 
oversight, management and evaluation of the Projects of National 
Significance, Family Support, and the Direct Support Workers grant 
programs as authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and 
Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The Office is responsible for the 
development of procedures that ensure compliance with the DD Act and 
that improve the outcomes of the programs, grants and contracts in 
increasing the independence, productivity and community inclusion of 
persons with developmental disabilities. The Office also ensures the 
dissemination of project results and information produced by ADD 
grantees.
    The Office of Innovation also administers two formula grants under 
the Help America Vote Act (State and Local Grants for Election 
Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities and Grants to Protection 
and Advocacy Systems) that improve accessibility for individuals with 
the full range of disabilities, including the blind and visually 
impaired, to polling places, including the path of travel, entrances, 
exits and voting facilities. The Office also administers a training and 
technical assistance grant program under the Help America Vote Act that 
provides technical assistance to Protection and Advocacy Systems in 
their mission to

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promote the full participation in the electoral process for individuals 
with the full range of disabilities, including registering to vote, 
casting vote, and accessing polling places.
    The Office of Innovation originates and manages cross-cutting 
research, demonstration and evaluation initiatives with other 
components of ADD, ACF, HHS and other government agencies. The Office 
also coordinates information sharing and other activities related to 
national Developmental Disability program trends with other ACF 
programs and HHS agencies and studies, reviews and analyzes other 
federal programs providing services applicable to persons with 
developmental disabilities for the purpose of integrating and 
coordinating program efforts.

    Dated: October 6, 2010.
David A. Hansell,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2010-25919 Filed 10-13-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-38-P