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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 20, 2013 / Notices relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Universal Safety Solution PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on February 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity is to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule (PDF file, 450 KB. PDF Help) relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found no longer to meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, or when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. AHRQ has accepted a notification from Universal Safety Solution PSO, PSO number P0104, a component entity of Universal Safety Solution, LLC, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Universal Safety Solution PSO was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on February 1, 2013. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. VerDate Mar<14>2013 18:04 Mar 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: March 4, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–06216 Filed 3–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [ATSDR–278] Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Availability of Final Toxicological Profile Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the final Toxicological Profile for Uranium prepared by ATSDR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Delores Grant, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Mailstop F–57, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone number (800) 232–4636 or (770) 488– 3351. Electronic access to this document is available at the ATSDR Web site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/ index.asp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) by establishing certain requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to hazardous substances that are most commonly found at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among these statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on the priority list of hazardous substances (also called the Substance Priority List). This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that ATSDR (in cooperation with EPA) has determined pose the most significant potential threat to human health. The availability of the revised list of the 275 priority substances was announced in the Federal Register on November 3rd, 2011 (76 FR 68193) and is available at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl. In addition, ATSDR has the authority to prepare toxicological profiles for substances not PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17213 found at sites on the National Priorities List, in an effort to ‘‘* * * establish and maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health effects of toxic substances’’ under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and as otherwise necessary to support the site-specific response actions conducted by ATSDR. Notice of the availability of this toxicological profile in draft form for public review and comment was published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2011 (76 FR 23600), with notice of a 90-day public comment period, starting from the actual release date. Following the close of the comment period, chemical-specific comments were addressed, and, where appropriate, changes were incorporated into the profile. The public comments and other data submitted in response to the Federal Register notices bear the docket control number CDC–2001–005. This material is available for public inspection at ATSDR. Availability This notice announces the availability of the Toxicological Profile for Uranium prepared by ATSDR. The Toxicological Profile for Uranium will be made available to the public on or about March 5, 2013 at the ATSDR Web site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/ index.asp. This final profile is also available through the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, telephone 1–800–553–6847 for a fee as determined by NTIS. Dated: March 13, 2013. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[ATSDR-278]


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Availability of 
Final Toxicological Profile

AGENCY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the final 
Toxicological Profile for Uranium prepared by ATSDR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Delores Grant, Division of 
Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry, Mailstop F-57, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333; telephone number (800) 232-4636 or (770) 488-3351. 
Electronic access to this document is available at the ATSDR Web site: 
www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization 
Act of 1986 (SARA) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) amended the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA 
or Superfund) (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.) by establishing certain 
requirements for ATSDR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) with regard to hazardous substances that are most commonly found 
at facilities on the CERCLA National Priorities List (NPL). Among these 
statutory requirements is a mandate for the Administrator of ATSDR to 
prepare toxicological profiles for each substance included on the 
priority list of hazardous substances (also called the Substance 
Priority List). This list identifies 275 hazardous substances that 
ATSDR (in cooperation with EPA) has determined pose the most 
significant potential threat to human health. The availability of the 
revised list of the 275 priority substances was announced in the 
Federal Register on November 3rd, 2011 (76 FR 68193) and is available 
at www.atsdr.cdc.gov/spl. In addition, ATSDR has the authority to 
prepare toxicological profiles for substances not found at sites on the 
National Priorities List, in an effort to ``* * * establish and 
maintain inventory of literature, research, and studies on the health 
effects of toxic substances'' under CERCLA Section 104(i)(1)(B), to 
respond to requests for consultation under section 104(i)(4), and as 
otherwise necessary to support the site-specific response actions 
conducted by ATSDR.
    Notice of the availability of this toxicological profile in draft 
form for public review and comment was published in the Federal 
Register on April 27, 2011 (76 FR 23600), with notice of a 90-day 
public comment period, starting from the actual release date. Following 
the close of the comment period, chemical-specific comments were 
addressed, and, where appropriate, changes were incorporated into the 
profile. The public comments and other data submitted in response to 
the Federal Register notices bear the docket control number CDC-2001-
005. This material is available for public inspection at ATSDR.

Availability

    This notice announces the availability of the Toxicological Profile 
for Uranium prepared by ATSDR. The Toxicological Profile for Uranium 
will be made available to the public on or about March 5, 2013 at the 
ATSDR Web site: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/index.asp.
    This final profile is also available through the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port 
Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161, telephone 1-800-553-6847 for a 
fee as determined by NTIS.

    Dated: March 13, 2013.
Ken Rose,
Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Center 
for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 
Registry.
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