Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, 34913-34914 [2016-12640]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Reporting period Group practice size Measure type Reporting mechanism Satisfactory reporting criteria Report at least 9 measures available for reporting under a QCDR covering at least 3 of the NQS domains, AND report each measure for at least 50 percent of the group practice’s patients. Of these measures, the group practice would report on at least 2 outcome measures, OR, if 2 outcomes measures are not available, report on at least 1 outcome measures and at least 1 of the following types of measures—resource use, patient experience of care, efficiency/appropriate use, or patient safety. The group practice must have all CAHPS for PQRS survey measures reported on its behalf via a CMS-certified survey vendor, and report at least 6 additional measures, outside of the CAHPS for PQRS survey, covering at least 2 of the NQS domains using the QCDR AND report each measure for at least 50 percent of the group practice’s patients. Of these non-CAHPS measures, the group practice would report on at least 2 outcome measures, OR, if 2 outcomes measures are not available, report on at least 1 outcome measures and at least 1 of the following types of measures—resource use, patient experience of care, efficiency/appropriate use, or patient safety. 12-month (Jan 1–Dec 31, 2016). 2–99 EPs; 100+ EPs (if CAHPS for PQRS does not apply). Individual PQRS measures and/or non-PQRS measures reportable via a QCDR. Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). 12-month (Jan 1–Dec 31, 2016). 2–99 EPs that elect CAHPS for PQRS; 100+ EPs (if CAHPS for PQRS applies). Individual PQRS measures and/or non-PQRS measures reportable via a QCDR + CAHPS for PQRS. Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) + CMS-Certified Survey Vendor. List of Subjects in 42 CFR Part 414 Administrative practices and procedure, Health facilities, Health professions, Kidney diseases, Medicare, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, 42 CFR chapter IV is corrected by making the following correcting amendments to part 414: 1. The authority citation for part 414 continues to read as follows: outcome measures, or, if 3 outcomes measures are not available, report on at least 2 outcome measures and at least 1 of the following types of measures— resource use, patient experience of care, efficiency/appropriate use, or patient safety. If a group practice reports the CAHPS for PQRS survey measures, apply reduced criteria as follows: 6 QCDR measures covering 2 NQS domains; and, of the non-CAHPS for PQRS measures, 2 outcome measures or 1 outcome and 1 other specified type of measure, as applicable. * * * * * Authority: Secs. 1102, 1871, and 1881(b)(l) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1302, 1395hh, and 1395rr(b)(l)). Dated: May 25, 2016. Madhura Valverde, Executive Secretary to the Department. 2. Section 414.90 is amended by revising paragraph (k)(5)(i) to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2016–12841 Filed 5–31–16; 8:45 am] PART 414—PAYMENT FOR PART B MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH SERVICES ■ ■ BILLING CODE 4120–01–P § 414.90 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * (k) * * * (5) * * * (i) If a group practice does not report the CAHPS for PQRS survey measures, report at least 9 measures available for reporting under a QCDR covering at least 3 of the NQS domains, and report each measure for at least 50 percent of the eligible professional’s patients. Of these measures, report on at least 3 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 May 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 34913 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration 47 CFR Part 300 [Docket Number: 160523450–6450–01] RIN 0660–AA32 Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is making certain changes to its regulations relating to the public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA is releasing an update to the current edition of the NTIA Manual, with which federal agencies must comply when requesting use of radio frequency spectrum. NTIA is also making changes to the regulatory text to comply with the Incorporation by Reference formatting structure. DATES: This regulation is effective on June 1, 2016. The incorporation by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JNR1.SGM 01JNR1 34914 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with RULES reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: A reference copy of the NTIA Manual, including all revisions in effect, is available in the Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1087, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Mitchell, Office of Spectrum Management, at (202) 482–8124 or wmitchell@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NTIA authorizes the U.S. Government’s use of radio frequency spectrum. 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(A). As part of this authority, NTIA developed the NTIA Manual to provide further guidance to applicable federal agencies on the use of the radio frequency spectrum for radio transmissions for telecommunications or for other purposes. The NTIA Manual is the compilation of policies and procedures that govern the use of the radio frequency spectrum by the U.S. Government. Federal government agencies are required to follow these policies and procedures in their use of spectrum. Part 300 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations provides information about the process by which NTIA regularly revises the NTIA Manual and makes public this document and all revisions. Federal agencies are required to comply with the specifications in the NTIA Manual when requesting frequency assignments. See 47 U.S.C. 901 et seq., Executive Order 12046 (March 27, 1978), 43 FR 13349, 3 CFR 1978 Comp. at 158. This rule updates § 300.1(b) of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations to specify the edition of the NTIA Manual with which federal agencies must comply when requesting frequency assignments. In particular, this rule amends § 300.1(b) by replacing ‘‘2013 Edition of the NTIA Manual, dated May 2014’’ with ‘‘2013 Edition of the NTIA Manual, as revised through September 2015.’’ See Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, 79 FR 73486, 73486–87 (Dec. 11, 2014). (revising the Manual through May 2014). Upon the effective date of this rule, federal agencies must comply with the requirements set forth in the 2013 edition of the NTIA Manual, as revised through September 2015. The NTIA Manual is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 May 31, 2016 Jkt 238001 Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, by referring to Catalog Number 903–008–00000–8. A reference copy of the NTIA Manual, including all revisions in effect, is available in the Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1087, Washington, DC 20230, by calling William Mitchell on (202) 482–8124, and available online at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/ redbook/redbook.html. This rule also amends the regulatory text in section 300.1(b) of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations to comply with the Incorporation by Reference formatting structure. Paperwork Reduction Act This action does not contain collection of information requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. substantially affect the rights or obligations of the public. As a result, this notice is not a ‘‘rule’’ as defined by the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C). Executive Order 13132 This rule does not contain policies having federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Regulatory Text List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 300 Communications, Incorporation by reference, Radio. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, NTIA amends 47 CFR part 300 as follows: PART 300—MANUAL OF REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL RADIO FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT 1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 47 U.S.C. 901 et seq., Executive Order 12046 (March 27, 1978), 43 FR 13349, 3 CFR 1978 Comp., p. 158. Executive Order 12866 This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. ■ Administrative Procedure Act/ Regulatory Flexibility Act NTIA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) to waive prior notice and opportunity for public comment as it is unnecessary. This action amends the regulations to include the date of the most current edition of the NTIA Manual. These changes do not impact the rights or obligations to the public. The NTIA Manual applies only to federal agencies. Because these changes impact only federal agencies, NTIA finds it unnecessary to provide for the notice and comment requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553. NTIA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness for the reasons provided above. Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. § 300.1 Incorporation by reference of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management. Congressional Review Act The NTIA Manual provides for policies and procedures for federal agencies’ use of spectrum. The NTIA Manual and the changes thereto do not PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 2. Amend § 300.1 by revising paragraph (b) and removing paragraph (c). The revision reads as follows: * * * * * (b) The Federal agencies shall comply with the requirements set forth in the 2013 edition of the NTIA Manual, as revised through September 2015, which is incorporated by reference with approval of the Director, Office of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. The NTIA Manual is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, by referring to Catalog Number 903–008–00000–8. A reference copy of the NTIA Manual, including all revision in effect, is available in the Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1087, Washington, DC 20230, or call William Mitchell at (202) 482–8124. The NTIA Manual is available online at https:// www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/redbook/ redbook.html. Dated: May 24, 2016. Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information. [FR Doc. 2016–12640 Filed 5–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P E:\FR\FM\01JNR1.SGM 01JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 1, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34913-34914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12640]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

47 CFR Part 300

[Docket Number: 160523450-6450-01]
RIN 0660-AA32


Revision to the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal 
Radio Frequency Management

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) is making certain changes to its regulations relating to the 
public availability of the Manual of Regulations and Procedures for 
Federal Radio Frequency Management (NTIA Manual). Specifically, NTIA is 
releasing an update to the current edition of the NTIA Manual, with 
which federal agencies must comply when requesting use of radio 
frequency spectrum. NTIA is also making changes to the regulatory text 
to comply with the Incorporation by Reference formatting structure.

DATES: This regulation is effective on June 1, 2016. The incorporation 
by

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reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the 
Director of the Federal Register as of June 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: A reference copy of the NTIA Manual, including all revisions 
in effect, is available in the Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1087, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Mitchell, Office of Spectrum 
Management, at (202) 482-8124 or wmitchell@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    NTIA authorizes the U.S. Government's use of radio frequency 
spectrum. 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(A). As part of this authority, NTIA 
developed the NTIA Manual to provide further guidance to applicable 
federal agencies on the use of the radio frequency spectrum for radio 
transmissions for telecommunications or for other purposes. The NTIA 
Manual is the compilation of policies and procedures that govern the 
use of the radio frequency spectrum by the U.S. Government. Federal 
government agencies are required to follow these policies and 
procedures in their use of spectrum.
    Part 300 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations provides 
information about the process by which NTIA regularly revises the NTIA 
Manual and makes public this document and all revisions. Federal 
agencies are required to comply with the specifications in the NTIA 
Manual when requesting frequency assignments. See 47 U.S.C. 901 et 
seq., Executive Order 12046 (March 27, 1978), 43 FR 13349, 3 CFR 1978 
Comp. at 158.
    This rule updates Sec.  300.1(b) of title 47 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations to specify the edition of the NTIA Manual with which 
federal agencies must comply when requesting frequency assignments. In 
particular, this rule amends Sec.  300.1(b) by replacing ``2013 Edition 
of the NTIA Manual, dated May 2014'' with ``2013 Edition of the NTIA 
Manual, as revised through September 2015.'' See Revision to the Manual 
of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, 
79 FR 73486, 73486-87 (Dec. 11, 2014). (revising the Manual through May 
2014). Upon the effective date of this rule, federal agencies must 
comply with the requirements set forth in the 2013 edition of the NTIA 
Manual, as revised through September 2015.
    The NTIA Manual is available from the Superintendent of Documents, 
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, by referring to 
Catalog Number 903-008-00000-8. A reference copy of the NTIA Manual, 
including all revisions in effect, is available in the Office of 
Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1087, 
Washington, DC 20230, by calling William Mitchell on (202) 482-8124, 
and available online at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/redbook/redbook.html.
    This rule also amends the regulatory text in section 300.1(b) of 
title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations to comply with the 
Incorporation by Reference formatting structure.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not contain collection of information requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any 
person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection 
of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that 
collection displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.

Executive Order 12866

    This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.

Administrative Procedure Act/Regulatory Flexibility Act

    NTIA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) to waive prior 
notice and opportunity for public comment as it is unnecessary. This 
action amends the regulations to include the date of the most current 
edition of the NTIA Manual. These changes do not impact the rights or 
obligations to the public. The NTIA Manual applies only to federal 
agencies. Because these changes impact only federal agencies, NTIA 
finds it unnecessary to provide for the notice and comment requirements 
of 5 U.S.C. 553. NTIA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to 
waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness for the reasons provided above. 
Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 
5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. 
Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has 
not been prepared.

Congressional Review Act

    The NTIA Manual provides for policies and procedures for federal 
agencies' use of spectrum. The NTIA Manual and the changes thereto do 
not substantially affect the rights or obligations of the public. As a 
result, this notice is not a ``rule'' as defined by the Congressional 
Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C).

Executive Order 13132

    This rule does not contain policies having federalism implications 
as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.

Regulatory Text

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 300

    Communications, Incorporation by reference, Radio.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, NTIA amends 47 CFR part 
300 as follows:

PART 300--MANUAL OF REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL RADIO 
FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT

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1. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  47 U.S.C. 901 et seq., Executive Order 12046 (March 
27, 1978), 43 FR 13349, 3 CFR 1978 Comp., p. 158.


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2. Amend Sec.  300.1 by revising paragraph (b) and removing paragraph 
(c).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  300.1  Incorporation by reference of the Manual of Regulations 
and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management.

* * * * *
    (b) The Federal agencies shall comply with the requirements set 
forth in the 2013 edition of the NTIA Manual, as revised through 
September 2015, which is incorporated by reference with approval of the 
Director, Office of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. The NTIA Manual is available from the 
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 
Washington, DC 20402, by referring to Catalog Number 903-008-00000-8. A 
reference copy of the NTIA Manual, including all revision in effect, is 
available in the Office of Spectrum Management, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room 1087, Washington, DC 20230, or call William Mitchell 
at (202) 482-8124. The NTIA Manual is available online at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/redbook/redbook.html.

    Dated: May 24, 2016.
Lawrence E. Strickling,
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information.
[FR Doc. 2016-12640 Filed 5-31-16; 8:45 am]
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