National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table, 884-885 [2016-156]

Download as PDF 884 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2016 / Proposed Rules sentence in their place to read as follows: § 301–11.31 Are laundry, cleaning, and pressing of clothing expenses reimbursable? Your agency may reimburse the expenses incurred for laundry, cleaning, and pressing of clothing as a miscellaneous travel expense for TDY within CONUS. * * * RIN 0906–AB00 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707. [Amended] 6. Amend § 301–12.1 by removing from the second column titled ‘‘Fees to obtain money’’ the words ‘‘Transaction fees for use of automated teller machines (ATMs)—Government contractor-issued charge card’’. ■ PART 301–70—INTERNAL POLICY AND PROCEDURE REQUIREMENTS 7. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–70 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5707; 40 U.S.C. 121(c); Sec. 2, Pub. L. 105–264, 112 Stat. 2350 (5 U.S.C. 5701, note), OMB Circular No. A–126, revised May 22, 1992, and OMB Circular No. A–123, Appendix B, revised January 15, 2009. 8. Amend § 301–70.200 by— a. Removing from paragraph (f) the ‘‘cases and’’ and adding ‘‘cases’’ in its place; ■ b. Removing from paragraph (g) the period after the citation ‘‘§ 301– 11.18(c)’’ and adding ‘‘; and’’ in its place; and ■ c. Adding paragraph (h) to read as follows: ■ ■ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * (h) Who will determine, and in what instances, an employee will be separately reimbursed for transaction fees for use of automated teller machines (ATMs) when using the Government contractor-issued charge card, even though this expense is part of incidental expenses under per diem. ■ 9. Amend § 301–70.301 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 20:30 Jan 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: ACTION: This document announces a public hearing to receive information and views on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table.’’ DATES: January 14, 2016, from 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: 5600 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 08SWH01, Rockville, Maryland 20857 (and via audio conference call and Adobe Connect). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melissa Houston, Director, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, at 855– 266–2427 or by email at ahouston@ hrsa.gov. SUMMARY: The Secretary proposes to amend the Vaccine Injury Table (Table) by regulation. These proposed regulations will have effect only for petitions for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) filed after the final regulations become effective. The Secretary is seeking public comment on the proposed revisions to the Table. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register, July 29, 2015, 80 FR 45132, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2015-07-29/pdf/2015-17503.pdf. The public comment period closes on January 26, 2016. A public hearing will be held within the 180-day public comment period. This hearing is to provide an open forum for the presentation of information and views concerning all aspects of the NPRM by interested persons. In preparing a final regulation, the Secretary will consider the administrative record of this hearing SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: § 301–70.200 What governing policies must we establish for authorization and payment of per diem expenses? § 301–70.301 What governing policies must we establish for payment of miscellaneous expenses? BILLING CODE 6820–14–P 42 CFR Part 100 5. The authority citation for 41 CFR part 301–12 continues to read as follows: ■ * [FR Doc. 2015–33147 Filed 1–7–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PART 301–12—MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES § 301–12.1 (c) Who will determine if other miscellaneous expenses such as expenses for laundry, cleaning and pressing of clothing are appropriate for reimbursement in connection with official travel. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 along with all other written comments received during the comment period specified in the NPRM. Individuals or representatives of interested organizations are invited to participate in the public hearing in accordance with the schedule and procedures set forth below. The presiding officer representing the Secretary, HHS will be Dr. Melissa Houston, Director, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration. Persons who wish to participate are requested to file a notice of participation with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on or before January 11, 2016. The notice should be mailed to Annie Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, HSB, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Room 08N146B, Maryland 20857 or emailed to aherzog@hrsa.gov. To ensure timely handling, any outer envelope or the subject line of an email should be clearly marked ‘‘DICP NPRM Hearing.’’ The notice of participation should contain the interested person’s name, address, email address, telephone number, any business or organizational affiliation of the person desiring to make a presentation, a brief summary of the presentation, and the approximate time requested for the presentation. Groups that have similar interests should consolidate their comments as part of one presentation. Time available for the hearing will be allocated among the persons who properly file notices of participation. If time permits, interested parties attending the hearing who did not submit notice of participation in advance will be allowed to make an oral presentation at the conclusion of the hearing. Persons who find that there is insufficient time to submit the required information in writing may give oral notice of participation by contacting Annie Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, at (301) 443– 6634 or email at aherzog@hrsa.gov, no later than January 11, 2016. After reviewing the notices of participation and accompanying information, HHS will schedule each appearance and notify each participant by mail, email, or telephone of the time allotted to the person(s) and the approximate time the person’s oral presentation is scheduled to begin. Written comments and transcripts of the hearing will be made available for public inspection as soon as they have been prepared, on weekdays (federal holidays excepted) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT) by contacting Annie Herzog by mail at E:\FR\FM\08JAP1.SGM 08JAP1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2016 / Proposed Rules Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Room 08N146B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, email at aherzog@hrsa.gov, or phone at 301– 443–6634. We intend to post written comments and transcripts to regulations.gov as soon as practicable. The public can join the meeting by: 1. (In Person) Persons interested in attending the meeting in person are encouraged to submit a written notification to: Annie Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08N146B, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or email: aherzog@ hrsa.gov. Since this meeting is held in a federal government building, attendees will need to go through a security check to enter the building and participate in the meeting. This written notification is encouraged so that a list of attendees can be provided to make entry through security quicker. Persons may attend in person without providing written notification, but their entry into the building may be delayed due to security checks and the requirement to be escorted to the meeting by a federal government employee. To request an escort to the meeting after entering the building, call Annie Herzog at 301–443– 6634. The meeting will be held at 5600 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 08SWH01, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the contact person listed above at least 10 days prior to the meeting. 2. (Audio Portion) Calling the conference phone number 888–455– 9673 and providing the following information: Leaders Name: Dr. A. Melissa Houston. Password: 4185364. 3. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACCV Adobe Connect Pro Meeting using the following URL: https:// hrsa.connectsolutions.com/accv/ (copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should call and connect 15 minutes prior to the meeting in order for logistics to be set up. 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The committee will meet to consider and vote on the proposed rule, ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines,’’ and the associated regulatory assessment. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will not be web cast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting Web site and posted on the E-Gov Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA–2015–0173 within 30 days following the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area at a location yet to be determined. The location of the meeting and other details will be posted on the PHMSA Web site under Regulations/Pipeline Advisory Committees at http:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/regs/ technical-advisory-comm about 15 days before the meeting date. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 5 (Friday, January 8, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 884-885]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-156]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

42 CFR Part 100

RIN 0906-AB00


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the 
Vaccine Injury Table

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a public hearing to receive 
information and views on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 
entitled ``National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to 
the Vaccine Injury Table.''

DATES: January 14, 2016, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: 5600 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 08SWH01, Rockville, 
Maryland 20857 (and via audio conference call and Adobe Connect).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Melissa Houston, Director, 
Division of Injury Compensation Programs, at 855-266-2427 or by email 
at ahouston@hrsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary proposes to amend the Vaccine 
Injury Table (Table) by regulation. These proposed regulations will 
have effect only for petitions for compensation under the National 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) filed after the final 
regulations become effective. The Secretary is seeking public comment 
on the proposed revisions to the Table.
    The NPRM was published in the Federal Register, July 29, 2015, 80 
FR 45132, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-29/pdf/2015-17503.pdf. The public comment period closes on January 26, 2016.
    A public hearing will be held within the 180-day public comment 
period. This hearing is to provide an open forum for the presentation 
of information and views concerning all aspects of the NPRM by 
interested persons.
    In preparing a final regulation, the Secretary will consider the 
administrative record of this hearing along with all other written 
comments received during the comment period specified in the NPRM. 
Individuals or representatives of interested organizations are invited 
to participate in the public hearing in accordance with the schedule 
and procedures set forth below.
    The presiding officer representing the Secretary, HHS will be Dr. 
Melissa Houston, Director, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, 
Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services 
Administration.
    Persons who wish to participate are requested to file a notice of 
participation with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 
or before January 11, 2016. The notice should be mailed to Annie 
Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, HSB, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, Room 08N146B, Maryland 20857 or emailed to 
aherzog@hrsa.gov. To ensure timely handling, any outer envelope or the 
subject line of an email should be clearly marked ``DICP NPRM 
Hearing.'' The notice of participation should contain the interested 
person's name, address, email address, telephone number, any business 
or organizational affiliation of the person desiring to make a 
presentation, a brief summary of the presentation, and the approximate 
time requested for the presentation. Groups that have similar interests 
should consolidate their comments as part of one presentation. Time 
available for the hearing will be allocated among the persons who 
properly file notices of participation. If time permits, interested 
parties attending the hearing who did not submit notice of 
participation in advance will be allowed to make an oral presentation 
at the conclusion of the hearing.
    Persons who find that there is insufficient time to submit the 
required information in writing may give oral notice of participation 
by contacting Annie Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, 
at (301) 443-6634 or email at aherzog@hrsa.gov, no later than January 
11, 2016.
    After reviewing the notices of participation and accompanying 
information, HHS will schedule each appearance and notify each 
participant by mail, email, or telephone of the time allotted to the 
person(s) and the approximate time the person's oral presentation is 
scheduled to begin.
    Written comments and transcripts of the hearing will be made 
available for public inspection as soon as they have been prepared, on 
weekdays (federal holidays excepted) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 
5 p.m. (EDT) by contacting Annie Herzog by mail at

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Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Room 08N146B, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, email at aherzog@hrsa.gov, or phone at 
301-443-6634. We intend to post written comments and transcripts to 
regulations.gov as soon as practicable. The public can join the meeting 
by:
    1. (In Person) Persons interested in attending the meeting in 
person are encouraged to submit a written notification to: Annie 
Herzog, Division of Injury Compensation Programs, Healthcare Systems 
Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 5600 
Fishers Lane, Room 08N146B, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or email: 
aherzog@hrsa.gov. Since this meeting is held in a federal government 
building, attendees will need to go through a security check to enter 
the building and participate in the meeting. This written notification 
is encouraged so that a list of attendees can be provided to make entry 
through security quicker. Persons may attend in person without 
providing written notification, but their entry into the building may 
be delayed due to security checks and the requirement to be escorted to 
the meeting by a federal government employee. To request an escort to 
the meeting after entering the building, call Annie Herzog at 301-443-
6634. The meeting will be held at 5600 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 
08SWH01, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Individuals who plan to attend and 
need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other 
reasonable accommodations, should notify the contact person listed 
above at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
    2. (Audio Portion) Calling the conference phone number 888-455-9673 
and providing the following information:
    Leaders Name: Dr. A. Melissa Houston.
    Password: 4185364.
    3. (Visual Portion) Connecting to the ACCV Adobe Connect Pro 
Meeting using the following URL: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/accv/ (copy and paste the link into your browser if it does not work 
directly, and enter as a guest). Participants should call and connect 
15 minutes prior to the meeting in order for logistics to be set up. If 
you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your 
connection using the following URL: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm and get a quick overview by 
following URL: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview. Call (301) 
443-6634 or send an email to aherzog@hrsa.gov if you are having trouble 
connecting to the meeting site.

    Dated: January 4, 2016.
Sylvia M. Burwell,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-156 Filed 1-7-16; 8:45 am]
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