Extension of the Expiration Date for State Disability Examiner Authority To Make Fully Favorable Quick Disability Determinations and Compassionate Allowance Determinations, 63092-63094 [2015-26488]

Download as PDF 63092 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations History On June 22, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bloyer Field Airport, Tomah, WI (80 FR 35599). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Environmental Review SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exists that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. 20 CFR Parts 404 and 416 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 SUMMARY: Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Bloyer Field Airport, Tomah, WI, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at the airport. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * AGL WI E5 * * Tomah, WI [New] Bloyer Field Airport, WI (Lat. 43°58′34″ N., long. 090°28′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Bloyer Field Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on October 7, 2015. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2015–26178 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. SSA–2015–0011] RIN 0960–AH77 Extension of the Expiration Date for State Disability Examiner Authority To Make Fully Favorable Quick Disability Determinations and Compassionate Allowance Determinations Social Security Administration. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: We are extending the expiration date of our rule that authorizes State agency disability examiners to make fully favorable determinations without the approval of a State agency medical or psychological consultant in claims that we consider under our quick disability determination (QDD) and compassionate allowance (CAL) processes. The current rule will expire on November 13, 2015. In this final rule, we are changing the November 13, 2015 expiration or ‘‘sunset’’ date to November 11, 2016, extending the authority for 1 year. We are making no other substantive changes. DATES: This final rule is effective October 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Williams, Office of Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 965–0608, for information about this notice. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1– 800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http:// www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background of the QDD and CAL Disability Examiner Authority On October 13, 2010, we published a final rule that temporarily authorized State agency disability examiners to make fully favorable determinations without the approval of a State agency medical or psychological consultant in claims that we consider under our QDD and CAL processes. 75 FR 62676. We included in 20 CFR 404.1615(c)(3) and 416.1015(c)(3) provisions by which the State agency disability examiner authority to make fully favorable determinations without medical or psychological consultant approval in QDD and CAL claims would no longer be effective, unless we decided to terminate the rule earlier or extend it beyond that date by publication of a E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations final rule in the Federal Register. On August 28, 2014, we published a final rule extending the expiration date until November 13, 2015. 79 FR 51241. Explanation of Provision This final rule extends for 1 year the authority in the rule that we published on October 13, 2010 allowing disability examiners to make fully favorable determinations in certain disability claims under our QDD and CAL processes without the approval of a medical or psychological consultant. This rule allows us to make fully favorable determinations when we can as quickly as possible. The rule also helps us process claims more efficiently because it allows State agency medical and psychological consultants to spend their time on claims that require their expertise. In the rule that we published on October 13, 2010, we noted that our experience adjudicating QDD and CAL claims led us to our decision to allow disability examiners to make some fully favorable determinations without a medical or psychological consultation. When we implemented the rule, we also knew that State agencies would require some time to establish procedures, adopt necessary software modifications, and satisfy collective bargaining obligations. Extending the rule provides data on the active processes as well as ongoing analysis of the data we will use to make a decision on whether to make the authority permanent. Regulatory Procedures asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER Justification for Issuing a Final Rule Without Notice and Comment We follow the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking procedures specified in 5 U.S.C. 553 when developing regulations. Section 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5). Generally, the APA requires that an agency provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing a final rule. However, the APA provides exceptions to its notice and public comment procedures when an agency finds there is good cause for dispensing with such procedures because they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. We have determined that good cause exists for dispensing with the notice and public comment procedures for this rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Good cause exists because this final rule only extends the expiration date of the existing provisions. It makes no substantive changes. The current regulations expressly provide that we VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 may extend or terminate the current rule. Therefore, we have determined that opportunity for prior comment is unnecessary, and we are issuing this rule as a final rule. In addition, for the reasons cited above, we find good cause for dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date of this final rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). We are not making any substantive changes in our current rule, but are extending the expiration date of the rule. In addition, as discussed above, the change we are making in this final rule will allow us to better utilize our scarce administrative resources in light of the current budgetary constraints under which we are operating. For these reasons, we find that it is contrary to the public interest to delay the effective date of our rule. Executive Order 12866, as Supplemented by Executive Order 13563 We consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and determined that this final rule does not meet the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, OMB did not review it. We also determined that this final rule meets the plain language requirement of Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act We certify that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it affects individuals only. Therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, does not require us to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis. Paperwork Reduction Act These rules do not create any new or affect any existing collections and, therefore, do not require Office of Management and Budget approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social Security— Disability Insurance; 96.002, Social Security—Retirement Insurance; 96.004, Social Security—Survivors Insurance; 96.006, Supplemental Security Income.) List of Subjects Administrative practice and procedure; Blind, Disability benefits; Old-age, Survivors and Disability Insurance; Reporting and recordkeeping requirements; Social Security. Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 20 CFR Part 416 Administrative practice and procedure; Reporting and recordkeeping requirements; Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. For the reasons stated in the preamble, we are amending subpart Q of part 404 and subpart J of part 416 of title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below: PART 404—FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950– ) Subpart Q—[Amended] 1. The authority citation for subpart Q of part 404 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 205(a), 221, and 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(a), 421, and 902(a)(5)). 2. Amend § 404.1615 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 404.1615 Making disability determinations. * * * * * (c) * * * (3) A State agency disability examiner alone if the claim is adjudicated under the quick disability determination process (see § 404.1619) or the compassionate allowance process (see § 404.1602), and the initial or reconsidered determination is fully favorable to you. This paragraph will no longer be effective on November 11, 2016 unless we terminate it earlier or extend it beyond that date by publication of a final rule in the Federal Register; or * * * * * PART 416—SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED Subpart J—[Amended] 3. The authority citation for subpart J of part 416 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 702(a)(5), 1614, 1631, and 1633 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5), 1382c, 1383, and 1383b). 4. Amend § 416.1015 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 416.1015 Making disability determinations. 20 CFR Part 404 PO 00000 63093 Sfmt 4700 * * * * * (c) * * * (3) A State agency disability examiner alone if you are not a child (a person who has not attained age 18), and the claim is adjudicated under the quick E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1 63094 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 201 / Monday, October 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations disability determination process (see § 416.1019) or the compassionate allowance process (see § 416.1002), and the initial or reconsidered determination is fully favorable to you. This paragraph will no longer be effective on November 11, 2016 unless we terminate it earlier or extend it beyond that date by publication of a final rule in the Federal Register; or * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–26488 Filed 10–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Parts 81 and 82 [156A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] RIN 1076–AE93 Secretarial Election Procedures Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations governing Secretarial elections and procedures for tribal members to petition for Secretarial elections. This rule reflects changes in the law and the requirement that regulations be written in plain language. The rule also clarifies how tribes may remove Secretarial election requirements from their governing documents. SUMMARY: This rule is effective November 18, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Iron Cloud, Chief, Division of Tribal Government Services, Central Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs at telephone (202) 513–7641. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with FRONTMATTER DATES: I. Executive Summary II. Summary of Comments on the Proposed Rule and Responses to Comments A. General 1. Application to Federally Recognized Tribes Only 2. General 3. Removal of Requirement for Secretarial Election B. Definitions C. Provisions Applicable to All Secretarial Elections 1. Tribal Request VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 Oct 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 2. Informal Review and Official Request 3. Who May Vote in a Secretarial Election 4. Costs of Holding a Secretarial Election D. IRA (and OIWA, as applicable) Secretarial Elections 1. Secretarial Election Board 2. Ballot and Submission of Ballot 3. Eligible Voters List 4. Notice 5. Registration 6. Polling Sites 7. Challenges 8. Participation in the Election E. Petitioning F. Miscellaneous III. Consultations IV. Procedural Matters A. Regulatory Planning and Review (E.O. 12866) B. Regulatory Flexibility Act C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act D. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act E. Takings (E.O. 12630) F. Federalism (E.O. 13132) G. Civil Justice Reform (E.O. 12988) H. Consultation With Indian Tribes (E.O. 13175) I. Paperwork Reduction Act J. National Environmental Policy Act K. Information Quality Act L. Effects on the Energy Supply (E.O. 13211) I. Executive Summary The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending 25 CFR parts 81 (Tribal Reorganization under a Federal Statute) and 82 (Petitioning Procedures for Tribes Reorganized under Federal Statute and Other Organized Tribes), combining them into one Code of Federal Regulations part at 25 CFR part 81 (Secretarial Elections). The Secretarial elections regulations were originally adopted in 1964, and the Petitioning Procedures regulations were originally adopted in 1967. See 29 FR 14359 (October 17, 1964); 32 FR 11779 (August 16, 1967). The Department has not updated either of these regulations since 1981. See 46 FR 1668 (January 7, 1981). A Secretarial election is a Federal election conducted by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) under a Federal statute or tribal governing document under 25 CFR part 81. See Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law section 4.06[2][a]–[b], at 286–297 (Nell Jessup Newton ed., 2012). See also Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe v. Andrus, 566 F. 2d 1085 (8th Cir. 1977), cert. denied, 439 U.S. 820 (1978). This final rule: • Responds to the 1988 amendments made to section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) (June 18, 1934, 48 Stat. 984) (25 U.S.C. 476), as amended, which established time frames within which the Secretary must call and conduct Secretarial elections; PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 • Provides that all elections will be handled by mailout ballot unless polling places are expressly required by the amendment or adoption article of the tribe’s governing document; • Responds to the amendments made to Section 17 of the IRA by the Act of May 24, 1990 (104 Stat. 207) (25 U.S.C. 477) under which additional tribes may petition for charters of incorporation and removes the requirement of an election to ratify the approval of new charters issued after May 24, 1990, unless required by tribal law; and • Reflects the 1994 addition of two subsections to section 16 of the IRA by the Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (108 Stat. 707) (25 U.S.C. 476(f) & (g)) that prohibit the Federal government from making a regulation or administrative decision ‘‘that classifies, enhances, or diminishes the privileges and immunities available to a federally recognized Indian tribe relative to the privileges and immunities available to other federally recognized tribes by virtue of their status as Indian tribes.’’ When Congress enacted the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act (OIWA) in 1936, the language it used to guarantee the right of tribes to organize and adopt constitutions and bylaws was different from that used in the IRA. The OIWA language requires the Secretary to approve the constitution before it is submitted to the tribal membership for a vote to ratify it. These regulations reflect the difference in language between the IRA and the OIWA. For many tribes, the requirement for Secretarial elections or Secretarial approval is anachronistic and inconsistent with modern policies favoring tribal self-governance. The rule includes language clarifying that a tribe reorganized under the IRA may amend its governing document to remove the requirement for Secretarial approval of future amendments. The Department encourages amendments to governing documents to remove vestiges of a more paternalistic approach toward tribes. Once the requirement for Secretarial approval is removed through a Secretarial election, Secretarial approval of future amendments is not required, meaning there will be no future Secretarial elections conducted for the tribe, and future elections will be purely tribal elections, governed and run by the tribe rather than BIA. Additionally, without a requirement for Secretarial approval, the constitution will no longer be governed by the other electionrelated requirements of the IRA, such as the minimum number of tribal voters to make an election effective. Such matters will be governed by tribal policy decisions rather than Federal ones. E:\FR\FM\19OCR1.SGM 19OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 201 (Monday, October 19, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 63092-63094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

20 CFR Parts 404 and 416

[Docket No. SSA-2015-0011]
RIN 0960-AH77


Extension of the Expiration Date for State Disability Examiner 
Authority To Make Fully Favorable Quick Disability Determinations and 
Compassionate Allowance Determinations

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are extending the expiration date of our rule that 
authorizes State agency disability examiners to make fully favorable 
determinations without the approval of a State agency medical or 
psychological consultant in claims that we consider under our quick 
disability determination (QDD) and compassionate allowance (CAL) 
processes. The current rule will expire on November 13, 2015. In this 
final rule, we are changing the November 13, 2015 expiration or 
``sunset'' date to November 11, 2016, extending the authority for 1 
year. We are making no other substantive changes.

DATES: This final rule is effective October 19, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Williams, Office of Disability 
Policy, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, 
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, (410) 965-0608, for information about this 
notice. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our 
national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778, or 
visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background of the QDD and CAL Disability Examiner Authority

    On October 13, 2010, we published a final rule that temporarily 
authorized State agency disability examiners to make fully favorable 
determinations without the approval of a State agency medical or 
psychological consultant in claims that we consider under our QDD and 
CAL processes. 75 FR 62676.
    We included in 20 CFR 404.1615(c)(3) and 416.1015(c)(3) provisions 
by which the State agency disability examiner authority to make fully 
favorable determinations without medical or psychological consultant 
approval in QDD and CAL claims would no longer be effective, unless we 
decided to terminate the rule earlier or extend it beyond that date by 
publication of a

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final rule in the Federal Register. On August 28, 2014, we published a 
final rule extending the expiration date until November 13, 2015. 79 FR 
51241.

Explanation of Provision

    This final rule extends for 1 year the authority in the rule that 
we published on October 13, 2010 allowing disability examiners to make 
fully favorable determinations in certain disability claims under our 
QDD and CAL processes without the approval of a medical or 
psychological consultant. This rule allows us to make fully favorable 
determinations when we can as quickly as possible. The rule also helps 
us process claims more efficiently because it allows State agency 
medical and psychological consultants to spend their time on claims 
that require their expertise.
    In the rule that we published on October 13, 2010, we noted that 
our experience adjudicating QDD and CAL claims led us to our decision 
to allow disability examiners to make some fully favorable 
determinations without a medical or psychological consultation. When we 
implemented the rule, we also knew that State agencies would require 
some time to establish procedures, adopt necessary software 
modifications, and satisfy collective bargaining obligations. Extending 
the rule provides data on the active processes as well as ongoing 
analysis of the data we will use to make a decision on whether to make 
the authority permanent.

Regulatory Procedures

Justification for Issuing a Final Rule Without Notice and Comment

    We follow the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking 
procedures specified in 5 U.S.C. 553 when developing regulations. 
Section 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5). 
Generally, the APA requires that an agency provide prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment before issuing a final rule. However, 
the APA provides exceptions to its notice and public comment procedures 
when an agency finds there is good cause for dispensing with such 
procedures because they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.
    We have determined that good cause exists for dispensing with the 
notice and public comment procedures for this rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). 
Good cause exists because this final rule only extends the expiration 
date of the existing provisions. It makes no substantive changes. The 
current regulations expressly provide that we may extend or terminate 
the current rule. Therefore, we have determined that opportunity for 
prior comment is unnecessary, and we are issuing this rule as a final 
rule.
    In addition, for the reasons cited above, we find good cause for 
dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date of this final 
rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). We are not making any substantive changes in 
our current rule, but are extending the expiration date of the rule. In 
addition, as discussed above, the change we are making in this final 
rule will allow us to better utilize our scarce administrative 
resources in light of the current budgetary constraints under which we 
are operating. For these reasons, we find that it is contrary to the 
public interest to delay the effective date of our rule.

Executive Order 12866, as Supplemented by Executive Order 13563

    We consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
determined that this final rule does not meet the criteria for a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, OMB did not review 
it.
    We also determined that this final rule meets the plain language 
requirement of Executive Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    We certify that this final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it 
affects individuals only. Therefore, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as 
amended, does not require us to prepare a regulatory flexibility 
analysis.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    These rules do not create any new or affect any existing 
collections and, therefore, do not require Office of Management and 
Budget approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social 
Security--Disability Insurance; 96.002, Social Security--Retirement 
Insurance; 96.004, Social Security--Survivors Insurance; 96.006, 
Supplemental Security Income.)

List of Subjects

20 CFR Part 404

    Administrative practice and procedure; Blind, Disability benefits; 
Old-age, Survivors and Disability Insurance; Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements; Social Security.

20 CFR Part 416

    Administrative practice and procedure; Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements; Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Carolyn W. Colvin,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, we are amending subpart Q 
of part 404 and subpart J of part 416 of title 20 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations as set forth below:

PART 404--FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE 
(1950- )

Subpart Q--[Amended]

0
1. The authority citation for subpart Q of part 404 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 205(a), 221, and 702(a)(5) of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 405(a), 421, and 902(a)(5)).


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2. Amend Sec.  404.1615 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  404.1615  Making disability determinations.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (3) A State agency disability examiner alone if the claim is 
adjudicated under the quick disability determination process (see Sec.  
404.1619) or the compassionate allowance process (see Sec.  404.1602), 
and the initial or reconsidered determination is fully favorable to 
you. This paragraph will no longer be effective on November 11, 2016 
unless we terminate it earlier or extend it beyond that date by 
publication of a final rule in the Federal Register; or
* * * * *

PART 416--SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND 
DISABLED

Subpart J--[Amended]

0
3. The authority citation for subpart J of part 416 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 702(a)(5), 1614, 1631, and 1633 of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5), 1382c, 1383, and 1383b).


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4. Amend Sec.  416.1015 by revising paragraph (c)(3) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  416.1015  Making disability determinations.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (3) A State agency disability examiner alone if you are not a child 
(a person who has not attained age 18), and the claim is adjudicated 
under the quick

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disability determination process (see Sec.  416.1019) or the 
compassionate allowance process (see Sec.  416.1002), and the initial 
or reconsidered determination is fully favorable to you. This paragraph 
will no longer be effective on November 11, 2016 unless we terminate it 
earlier or extend it beyond that date by publication of a final rule in 
the Federal Register; or
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