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Download as PDF 63982 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Notices The interaction profile was made available to the public on September 2, 2013. The comment period will end on December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. ATSDR–2012– 0002, by any of the following methods: • Internet: Access the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop F–57, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All relevant comments will be posted without change. 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Dated: October 18, 2013. Sascha Chaney, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. [FR Doc. 2013–25145 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 78 FR 58309, dated September 23, 2013) is amended to reorganize the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Section C–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: Revise the functional statement for the Office of the Director (CGC1), Division of State and Local Readiness (CGC), as follows: Office of the Director (CGC1). (1) Provides national leadership and PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 guidance that supports and advances the work of state, local, tribal and territorial public health emergency preparedness programs; (2) coordinates the development of scientific guidelines and standards for programmatic materials within the division to provide technical assistance and program planning at the state, local, tribal, and territorial level; (3) works with awardees to advance state and local preparedness efforts through placement of CDC field staff within state and local public health agencies; (4) represents the interests and needs of the state, local, tribal, and territorial interests on state and local preparedness; (5) develops and ensures effective partnerships with national stakeholders and preparedness partners; and (6) provides oversight and management of division contracts, technical assistance plan development, training needs, response activities, grantee awards and fiscal accountability, and research agenda development and compliance. After the title and function statement for the Applied Science and Evaluation Branch (CGCC), Division of State and Local Readiness (CGC), insert the following: Field Services Branch (CGCD). (1) Provides scientific participation in development and implementation of field-based science initiatives and strategies; (2) provides situational awareness to CDC leadership when activated for public health responses; (3) provides consultation and technical assistance to state, territorial, tribal and local health departments in developing, implementing and evaluating Public Health Preparedness and Response activities and performance in support of CDC recommendations and those of their host site; (4) provides support for public health preparedness and epidemiologic capacity at the state, territorial, tribal, and local levels; (5) contributes as leaders in preparedness and epidemiology for issues including clinical surge capacity, hospital preparedness, and influenza response planning; (6) participates in development of national preparedness and response policies and guidelines for public health emergencies and encourages and facilitates the transfer of guidelines into clinical and public health practice; (7) analyzes data to assess progress toward achieving program objectives and provides input for program management and evaluation reports for publications; (8) participates in the development of comprehensive evaluation methods for OPHPR programs; (9) serves as liaison or focal point to assist state, territorial, tribal and local partners in linking with E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2013 / Notices proper resources, contacts and obtaining technical assistance; (10) provides technical supervision and support for the CDC field staff and trainees as appropriate; (11) provides input into the development of branch and division policy, priorities, and operational procedures; (12) serves as an agent of information or technology transfer to ensure that effective methodology in one program is known and made available to other state and local programs; and (13) analyzes technical and epidemiologic information to present at national and international scientific meetings and publishes programmatic/surveillance/ epidemiologic information in collaboration with host agencies. Dated: September 27, 2013. Sherri A. Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–24941 Filed 10–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–18–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10282, CMS–R– 65, CMS–R–39, CMS–10491, and CMS–R– 52] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. 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ADDRESSES: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. 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We believe the health care industry practice demonstrates that the patient clinical records and general content of records are necessary to ensure the well-being and safety of patients and that professional treatment and accountability are a normal part of industry practice. Form Number: CMS– 10282 (OCN: 0938–1091); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector— Business or other for-profit and Not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 314; Total Annual Responses: 314; Total Annual Hours: 8,076. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Jacqueline Leach at 410–786–4282.) 2. 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The information collection requirements contained in this information collection request are used by the QIOs to collect the information necessary to make their decision. Form Number: CMS–R–65 (OCN: 0938–0444); Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 53; Total Annual Responses: 53; Total Annual Hours: 14,310. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Coles Mercier at 410–786–2112.) 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Home Health E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63982-63983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24941]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the 
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated 
October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as 
amended most recently at 78 FR 58309, dated September 23, 2013) is 
amended to reorganize the Office of Public Health Preparedness and 
Response.
    Section C-B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as 
follows:
    Revise the functional statement for the Office of the Director 
(CGC1), Division of State and Local Readiness (CGC), as follows:
    Office of the Director (CGC1). (1) Provides national leadership and 
guidance that supports and advances the work of state, local, tribal 
and territorial public health emergency preparedness programs; (2) 
coordinates the development of scientific guidelines and standards for 
programmatic materials within the division to provide technical 
assistance and program planning at the state, local, tribal, and 
territorial level; (3) works with awardees to advance state and local 
preparedness efforts through placement of CDC field staff within state 
and local public health agencies; (4) represents the interests and 
needs of the state, local, tribal, and territorial interests on state 
and local preparedness; (5) develops and ensures effective partnerships 
with national stakeholders and preparedness partners; and (6) provides 
oversight and management of division contracts, technical assistance 
plan development, training needs, response activities, grantee awards 
and fiscal accountability, and research agenda development and 
compliance.
    After the title and function statement for the Applied Science and 
Evaluation Branch (CGCC), Division of State and Local Readiness (CGC), 
insert the following:
    Field Services Branch (CGCD). (1) Provides scientific participation 
in development and implementation of field-based science initiatives 
and strategies; (2) provides situational awareness to CDC leadership 
when activated for public health responses; (3) provides consultation 
and technical assistance to state, territorial, tribal and local health 
departments in developing, implementing and evaluating Public Health 
Preparedness and Response activities and performance in support of CDC 
recommendations and those of their host site; (4) provides support for 
public health preparedness and epidemiologic capacity at the state, 
territorial, tribal, and local levels; (5) contributes as leaders in 
preparedness and epidemiology for issues including clinical surge 
capacity, hospital preparedness, and influenza response planning; (6) 
participates in development of national preparedness and response 
policies and guidelines for public health emergencies and encourages 
and facilitates the transfer of guidelines into clinical and public 
health practice; (7) analyzes data to assess progress toward achieving 
program objectives and provides input for program management and 
evaluation reports for publications; (8) participates in the 
development of comprehensive evaluation methods for OPHPR programs; (9) 
serves as liaison or focal point to assist state, territorial, tribal 
and local partners in linking with

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proper resources, contacts and obtaining technical assistance; (10) 
provides technical supervision and support for the CDC field staff and 
trainees as appropriate; (11) provides input into the development of 
branch and division policy, priorities, and operational procedures; 
(12) serves as an agent of information or technology transfer to ensure 
that effective methodology in one program is known and made available 
to other state and local programs; and (13) analyzes technical and 
epidemiologic information to present at national and international 
scientific meetings and publishes programmatic/surveillance/
epidemiologic information in collaboration with host agencies.

    Dated: September 27, 2013.
 Sherri A. Berger,
 Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-24941 Filed 10-24-13; 8:45 am]
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