Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas, 9646 [2011-3867]

Download as PDF 9646 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Dated: December 23, 2010. Ervin J. Barchenger, Regional Director, Mid-Continent Region. ■ For the reasons set out in the preamble, 30 CFR Part 901 is amended as set forth below: ■ Original amendment submission date chronological order by ‘‘Date of final publication’’ to read as follows: PART 901—ALABAMA 1. The authority citation for Part 901 continues to read as follows: § 901.15 Approval of Alabama regulatory program amendments. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. * 2. Section 901.15 is amended in the table by adding a new entry in Date of final publication 38 CFR Part 17 RIN 2900–AN65 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Copayments for Medications After June 30, 2010 Coast Guard Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: 33 CFR Parts 100, 117, 147, and 165 ACTION: [USCG–2010–0399] SUMMARY: Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of expired temporary rules issued; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register of February 9, 2011, concerning the expiration of temporary rules. The document contained an incorrect docket number. DATES: Effective February 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice contact Yeoman First Class Denise Johnson, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 372–3862. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES Correction In the Federal Register of February 9, 2011, in FR Vol. 76, No. 27, on page 7107, in the second column, correct the docket number [USCG–2011–0399] to read [USCG–2010–0399]. Dated: February 10, 2011. K.A. Sinniger, Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law. [FR Doc. 2011–3867 Filed 2–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:03 Feb 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 This document affirms as final an interim final rule that froze until January 1, 2012, the copayment required for certain medications. Under those amendments, the copayment amount for veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, enrollment priority categories 2 through 6, will remain at $8 and the copayment amount for veterans in enrollment priority categories 7 and 8 will remain at $9. The maximum annual copayment amount will also not increase. On January 1, 2012, the copayment amounts will increase based on the prescription drug component of the Medical Consumer Price Index (CPI– P). When the copayment increases, the maximum annual copayment amount automatically increases in turn. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on February 22, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roscoe Butler, Acting Director, Business Policy, Chief Business Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC 20420, 202–461–1586. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 38 U.S.C. 1722A(a), VA must require veterans to pay a $2 copayment for each 30-day supply of medication furnished on an outpatient basis for the treatment of a nonservice-connected disability or condition. Under 38 U.S.C. 1722A(b), VA may, by regulation, increase that copayment and establish a maximum annual copayment (a ‘‘cap’’). We interpret section 1722A(b) to mean that PO 00000 * * * * * * ASMCRA sections 9–16–73; 9–16–74; 9–16–77; 9–16–78; 9–16–81(a) through (d) and (f); and 9–16–93(b) through (f). DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BILLING CODE 4310–05–P * Citation/description * * * January 5, 2010 ................... February 22, 2011 .............. [FR Doc. 2011–3907 Filed 2–18–11; 8:45 am] * Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 VA has discretion to determine the appropriate copayment amount and annual cap amount for medication furnished on an outpatient basis for covered treatment, provided that any decision by VA to increase the copayment amount or annual cap amount is the subject of a rulemaking proceeding. We have implemented this statute in 38 CFR 17.110. On June 9, 2010, we published a final rule that affirmed as final an interim final rule that amended § 17.110 to ‘‘freeze’’ at $8 the copayment required for prescription medications through June 30, 2010. 75 FR 32668. Also on June 9, 2010, we published an interim final rule amending § 17.110 such that the copayment amounts are fixed at $8 for veterans in enrollment priority categories 2 through 6 of VA’s health care system, and at $9 for veterans in priority categories 7 and 8 through December 31, 2011. 75 FR 32670. Any changes to these copayment amounts that would take effect after December 31, 2011, would be based on changes to the CPI–P, as described in § 17.110(b)(1)(iv). In addition, § 17.110(b)(2) includes a cap on the total amount of copayments in a calendar year for a veteran enrolled in one of VA’s health care enrollment system priority categories 2 through 6. The amount of the cap for the period from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2011 is fixed at $960. Also under paragraph (b)(2), the ‘‘cap of $960 shall be increased by $120 for each $1 increase in the copayment amount.’’ In the June 9, 2010, interim final rule, we cited the previous interim final rule published on December 31, 2009 (adopted without change as a final rule on June 9, 2010 (75 FR 32668)), in which we stated that we had concerns about increasing copayments under the methodology in current 38 CFR 17.110(b)(1)(iv). 75 FR 32670. We stated that we needed ‘‘time to determine whether an increase [in copayments] E:\FR\FM\22FER1.SGM 22FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 22, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 9646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3867]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Parts 100, 117, 147, and 165

[USCG-2010-0399]


Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local 
Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation 
Areas

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of expired temporary rules issued; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register 
of February 9, 2011, concerning the expiration of temporary rules. The 
document contained an incorrect docket number.

DATES: Effective February 22, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions on this notice contact 
Yeoman First Class Denise Johnson, Office of Regulations and 
Administrative Law, telephone (202) 372-3862.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    In the Federal Register of February 9, 2011, in FR Vol. 76, No. 27, 
on page 7107, in the second column, correct the docket number [USCG-
2011-0399] to read [USCG-2010-0399].

    Dated: February 10, 2011.
K.A. Sinniger,
Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.
[FR Doc. 2011-3867 Filed 2-18-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P