State Medicaid Fraud Control Units; Data Mining
This final rule amends a provision in HHS regulations prohibiting State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) from using Federal matching funds to identify fraud through screening and analyzing State Medicaid data, known as data mining. To support and modernize MFCU efforts to effectively pursue Medicaid provider fraud, we finalize proposals to permit Federal financial participation (FFP) in costs of defined data mining activities under specified circumstances. In addition, we finalize requirements that MFCUs annually report costs and results of approved data mining activities to OIG.
Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation
The Department of the Army is amending its rule on Individual Requests for Access or Amendment of CID Reports of Investigation to correct the mailing address in its regulations. The address for submitting requests for access to, or amendment of, USACIDC investigative reports has changed. This rule also replaces the obsolete ``Release of Information Records from Army Files'' publication with the ``Freedom of Information Act'' publication.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Implementation of Energy, Water, and Solid Waste Sustainability Initiatives at Fort Bliss, Texas and New Mexico
The Department of the Army proposes to implement Net Zero energy, water and waste initiatives by 2020 at Fort Bliss to meet mandates for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. In doing so, the Army will increase Fort Bliss' energy and water security, supporting the military mission into the future. Fort Bliss would not lose any training capability as a result of Net Zero project implementation. The Proposed Action consists of multiple, related, and interconnected projects to achieve Net Zero goals, comply with federal and Army energy mandates, and meet the Army's energy and water security objectives. The Army's proposed energy, water, and waste initiatives that could reasonably be expected to move forward in the next three to eight years consist of implementation of conservation policies and procedures (Alternative 2); construction of a water reclamation pipeline (Alternative 3); construction and operation of a waste-to-energy plant (Alternative 4); construction and operation of a geothermal energy facility (Alternative 5); and, construction of dry-cooled concentrating solar power technology (Alternative 6). Alternative 7 proposes implementation of other renewable energy technologies and projects that are compatible with installation planning criteria and address potential future renewable energy, water, and waste technology actions at a programmatic level. If implemented, Alternative 7 actions may require further National Environmental Policy Act analysis. The Proposed Action initiatives (Alternatives 2 through 7) would work to enhance the overall sustainability and security of Fort Bliss.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health Appeals Processes: Questions and Answers About 517A; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Appeals Processes: Questions and Answers About 517A.'' This draft document provides CDRH's proposed interpretation of key provisions of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which were added by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), as those provisions pertain to requests for documentation of rationales for significant decisions and requests for supervisory review of regulatory decisions and actions taken by CDRH. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Center for Devices and Radiological Health Appeals Processes; Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled ``Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Appeals Processes.'' This document describes the processes available to outside stakeholders to request additional review of decisions or actions by CDRH employees which include requests for supervisory review of an action, petitions, and hearings. Of these, the most commonly used process is the request for supervisory review (a ``10.75 appeal''). This document provides general information about each process as well as guidance on how to submit related requests to CDRH and FDA.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans Tennessee: Revisions to Volatile Organic Compound Definition
EPA is taking final action to approve changes to the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP), submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) on September 3, 1999. Tennessee's September 3, 1999, SIP adds 17 compounds to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of ``Volatile Organic Compound'' (VOC). EPA is approving this SIP revision because the State has demonstrated that it is consistent with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Transportation Conformity Revisions
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Bureau of Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, on July 12, 2012. This revision consists of updates to transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Tennessee SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act. In the final rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Tennessee; Transportation Conformity Revisions
EPA is taking direct final action to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Tennessee, through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Bureau of Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD), on July 12, 2012. This revision consists of updates to transportation conformity criteria and procedures related to interagency consultation and enforceability of certain transportation-related control measures and mitigation measures. The intended effect is to update the transportation conformity criteria and procedures in the Tennessee SIP. This action is being taken pursuant to section 110 of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act).
Assessment of Mediation and Arbitration Procedures
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) adopts regulations that allow the Board to order parties to participate in mediation in certain types of cases and modify and clarify its existing mediation regulations. The Board also establishes a new arbitration program under which carriers and shippers may agree voluntarily in advance to arbitrate certain types of disputes that come before the Board, and clarifies and simplifies its existing arbitration rules.
Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee
An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Toll-Free Phone Line Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Signal Booster Rules
The Federal Communications Commission published in the Federal Register of 78 FR 21555, April 11, 2013, a document in the Signal Boosters proceeding, WT Docket No. 10-4, which included Final Rules that reflected the amendments adopted of certain rules. This document corrects the amendment of one of those sections.
2006 Biennial Regulatory Review
The Federal Communications Commission published a document in the Federal Register on February 6, 2013 (78 FR 8417), revising Commission rules. This document corrects the final regulation by revising certain provisions.
Revisions to Electric Reliability Organization Definition of Bulk Electric System and Rules of Procedure
The Commission denies rehearing in part, grants rehearing in part and otherwise reaffirms its determinations in Order No. 773. In addition, the Commission clarifies certain provisions of the Final Rule. Order No. 773 approved the modifications to the currently- effective definition of ``bulk electric system'' developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission- certified Electric Reliability Organization. Order No. 773 also approved NERC's revisions to its Rules of Procedure, which create an exception process to add elements to, or remove elements from, the bulk electric system on a case-by-case basis and established a process pursuant to which an entity can seek a determination by the Commission whether facilities are ``used in local distribution'' as set forth in the Federal Power Act.
Survey of Urban Rates for Fixed Voice and Fixed Broadband Residential Services
In this document, the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau adopt the form and content for a survey of urban rates for fixed voice and fixed broadband residential services, which the Commission will use to implement universal service reforms adopted as part of the USF/ICC Transformation Order.