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[FR Doc. 2016–31253 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, HHS. AGENCY: Part A, Office of the Secretary, Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is being amended at Chapter AT, Office for Civil Rights VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 (OCR), as last amended at 190 FR 60757, dated October 1, 2010, is amended to reflect the restructuring of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) as follows: I. Under Part A, Chapter AT, ‘‘Office for Civil Rights (OCR),’’ delete ‘‘Section AT.10 Organization’’ in its entirety and replace with the following: Section AT.10 Organization. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is under the direction of the Director of the Office for Civil Rights (Director) who reports to the Secretary. OCR consists of the following components: A. Office of the Director (AT) B. Operations and Resources Division (ATA) C. Civil Rights Division (ATB) D. Health Information Privacy Division (ATC) II. Under Chapter AT, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) delete ‘‘Section AT.20 Functions’’ in its entirety and replace with the following: A. Office of the Director (AT). As the Department’s chief officer and adviser to the Secretary for implementation and enforcement of HHS civil rights and Health Insurance Portability, Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy, security, and breach notification rules, the Director provides leadership, priorities, guidance and supervision to PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and is responsible for overall policy, programs, and operations of OCR. The Director also is responsible for representing the Secretary and the Department, in coordination and consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Legislation, before Congress and the Executive Office of the President on matters relating to civil rights and the privacy, security, and breach rules and for liaising with other Federal departments and agencies charged with civil rights and privacy, security, and breach enforcement and compliance responsibilities. B. Operations and Resources Division (ATA). The Operations and Resources Division (ORD) is headed by a Deputy Director who reports to the Director. Responsibilities of the Deputy Director for Operations and Resources include: Advising on all regional operations and the Centralized Case Management Operation (CCMO); resource management; and other staff functions that include management operations, budget, human resources, travel, information technology, support activities, management analysis, ethics, Continuity of Operations, property management, accountability, and performance metrics. Regional offices E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices are led by Regional Managers who report to the Deputy Director for ORD and are responsible for civil rights and HIPAA complaint investigations, enforcement, and outreach. ORD is responsible for responding to stakeholder calls and triaging civil rights and HIPAA complaints at intake. C. Civil Rights Division (ATB). The Civil Rights Division is headed by the Deputy Director for Civil Rights, who reports to the Director. The Civil Rights Division oversees OCR’s national civil rights program, including Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, as well as other federal civil rights statutes and regulations that prohibit nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, disability, and age; the Division also enforces provider conscience laws. The Civil Rights Division provides national leadership in OCR’s enforcement and compliance activities, including advising OCR staff nationwide on case development and quality and assisting in developing negotiation, enforcement, and litigation strategies; promulgates regulations, policies, and guidance and provides technical assistance to assist covered entities with compliance; and provides subject matter expertise for public education and outreach activities to stakeholders nationwide. The Civil Rights Division also leads national civil rights compliance reviews; identifies and designs civil rights specific training programs for OCR staff; reviews challenges to OCR’s regional civil rights findings; coordinates OCR’s government-wide responsibilities for implementation of Age Discrimination Act requirements; and liaises with and provides civil rights technical assistance and advisory services to HHS Operating Divisions, as well as national advocacy, beneficiary, and provider groups, and to other Federal departments and agencies, including serving on intra- and interagency workgroups. D. Health Information Privacy Division (ATC). The Health Information Privacy Division is headed by the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy, who reports to the Director. The Health Information Privacy Division oversees OCR’s enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, as well as the confidentiality provisions of Section 922 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). The Health Information Privacy Division provides national leadership in OCR’s enforcement and compliance activities, including advising OCR staff nationwide on case development and quality and assisting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 in developing negotiation, enforcement, and litigation strategies; promulgates regulations, policies, and guidance and provides technical assistance to assist covered entities with compliance; and provides subject matter expertise for public education and outreach activities to stakeholders nationwide. The Division also identifies OCR training needs and designs HIPAA and PSQIA specific training programs for OCR staff; reviews challenges to OCR’s regional offices’ HIPAA investigative findings; leads national HIPAA compliance reviews, including audits; and liaises with and provides technical assistance and advisory services to HHS OPDIVS, as well as national advocacy, beneficiary, and provider groups, and to other Federal departments and agencies with respect to health information privacy, security, and breach initiatives and mandates, including serving on intra- and interagency workgroups. III. Delegation of Authority. Pending further delegation, directives or orders by the Secretary or by the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, all delegations and re-delegations of authority made to officials and employees of affected organizational components will continue in them or their successors pending further re-delegations, provided they are consistent with this reorganization. Dated: December 12, 2016. Colleen Barros, Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–31394 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4153–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Docket Number CDC–2016–0121; NIOSH– 285] Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators; Guidance for Industry; Availability Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, announces publication of a guidance document which addresses the availability of closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs) for purchase and the readiness of respirator manufacturers to comply with the provisions in Part 84, Subpart O, of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Pursuant to a Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95623 Register notice published on February 10, 2016, beginning on January 4, 2017, manufacturers are no longer authorized to manufacture, label, and sell 1-hour escape respirators, known in the mining community as self-contained selfrescuers (SCSRs), approved in accordance with the certification testing standards in Part 84, Subpart H (81 FR 7121). This guidance announces that NIOSH does not intend to revoke any certificate of approval for 1-hour escape respirators, approved in accordance with 42 CFR part 84, Subpart H, that are manufactured, labeled, or sold prior to January 4, 2018, provided that there is no cause for revocation under existing NIOSH regulation. DATES: NIOSH is soliciting public comment, but is implementing this guidance immediately because NIOSH has determined that prior public participation is not feasible or appropriate. Comments must be received by February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘CDC–2016–0121’’ by any of the following methods: Internet: Access the Federal erulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–34, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1998. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this guidance. All relevant comments will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maryann D’Alessandro, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; 1–888–654–2294 (this is a toll-free phone number); PPEconcerns@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, at 30 U.S.C. 957, NIOSH is authorized to promulgate regulations to carry out its duties mandated by such Act. Under 42 CFR part 84—Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices, NIOSH approves respirators used by workers in mines and other workplaces for protection against hazardous atmospheres.1 The Department of 1 The cited statutory authorities for Part 84 are 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq. and 657(g), and 30 U.S.C. 3, 5, 7, 811, 842(h), 844. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, HHS.

    Part A, Office of the Secretary, Statement of Organization, 
Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) is being amended at Chapter AT, Office for Civil 
Rights (OCR), as last amended at 190 FR 60757, dated October 1, 2010, 
is amended to reflect the restructuring of the Office for Civil Rights 
(OCR) as follows:
    I. Under Part A, Chapter AT, ``Office for Civil Rights (OCR),'' 
delete ``Section AT.10 Organization'' in its entirety and replace with 
the following:
    Section AT.10 Organization. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is 
under the direction of the Director of the Office for Civil Rights 
(Director) who reports to the Secretary. OCR consists of the following 
components:

A. Office of the Director (AT)
B. Operations and Resources Division (ATA)
C. Civil Rights Division (ATB)
D. Health Information Privacy Division (ATC)

    II. Under Chapter AT, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) delete 
``Section AT.20 Functions'' in its entirety and replace with the 
following:
    A. Office of the Director (AT). As the Department's chief officer 
and adviser to the Secretary for implementation and enforcement of HHS 
civil rights and Health Insurance Portability, Accountability Act 
(HIPAA) privacy, security, and breach notification rules, the Director 
provides leadership, priorities, guidance and supervision to and is 
responsible for overall policy, programs, and operations of OCR. The 
Director also is responsible for representing the Secretary and the 
Department, in coordination and consultation with the Assistant 
Secretary for Legislation, before Congress and the Executive Office of 
the President on matters relating to civil rights and the privacy, 
security, and breach rules and for liaising with other Federal 
departments and agencies charged with civil rights and privacy, 
security, and breach enforcement and compliance responsibilities.
    B. Operations and Resources Division (ATA). The Operations and 
Resources Division (ORD) is headed by a Deputy Director who reports to 
the Director. Responsibilities of the Deputy Director for Operations 
and Resources include: Advising on all regional operations and the 
Centralized Case Management Operation (CCMO); resource management; and 
other staff functions that include management operations, budget, human 
resources, travel, information technology, support activities, 
management analysis, ethics, Continuity of Operations, property 
management, accountability, and performance metrics. Regional offices

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are led by Regional Managers who report to the Deputy Director for ORD 
and are responsible for civil rights and HIPAA complaint 
investigations, enforcement, and outreach. ORD is responsible for 
responding to stakeholder calls and triaging civil rights and HIPAA 
complaints at intake.
    C. Civil Rights Division (ATB). The Civil Rights Division is headed 
by the Deputy Director for Civil Rights, who reports to the Director. 
The Civil Rights Division oversees OCR's national civil rights program, 
including Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, as well as other 
federal civil rights statutes and regulations that prohibit non-
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, 
disability, and age; the Division also enforces provider conscience 
laws. The Civil Rights Division provides national leadership in OCR's 
enforcement and compliance activities, including advising OCR staff 
nationwide on case development and quality and assisting in developing 
negotiation, enforcement, and litigation strategies; promulgates 
regulations, policies, and guidance and provides technical assistance 
to assist covered entities with compliance; and provides subject matter 
expertise for public education and outreach activities to stakeholders 
nationwide. The Civil Rights Division also leads national civil rights 
compliance reviews; identifies and designs civil rights specific 
training programs for OCR staff; reviews challenges to OCR's regional 
civil rights findings; coordinates OCR's government-wide 
responsibilities for implementation of Age Discrimination Act 
requirements; and liaises with and provides civil rights technical 
assistance and advisory services to HHS Operating Divisions, as well as 
national advocacy, beneficiary, and provider groups, and to other 
Federal departments and agencies, including serving on intra- and 
interagency workgroups.
    D. Health Information Privacy Division (ATC). The Health 
Information Privacy Division is headed by the Deputy Director for 
Health Information Privacy, who reports to the Director. The Health 
Information Privacy Division oversees OCR's enforcement of the HIPAA 
Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, as well as the 
confidentiality provisions of Section 922 of the Public Health Service 
Act, as amended by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 
2005 (PSQIA). The Health Information Privacy Division provides national 
leadership in OCR's enforcement and compliance activities, including 
advising OCR staff nationwide on case development and quality and 
assisting in developing negotiation, enforcement, and litigation 
strategies; promulgates regulations, policies, and guidance and 
provides technical assistance to assist covered entities with 
compliance; and provides subject matter expertise for public education 
and outreach activities to stakeholders nationwide. The Division also 
identifies OCR training needs and designs HIPAA and PSQIA specific 
training programs for OCR staff; reviews challenges to OCR's regional 
offices' HIPAA investigative findings; leads national HIPAA compliance 
reviews, including audits; and liaises with and provides technical 
assistance and advisory services to HHS OPDIVS, as well as national 
advocacy, beneficiary, and provider groups, and to other Federal 
departments and agencies with respect to health information privacy, 
security, and breach initiatives and mandates, including serving on 
intra- and interagency workgroups.
    III. Delegation of Authority. Pending further delegation, 
directives or orders by the Secretary or by the Director of the Office 
for Civil Rights, all delegations and re-delegations of authority made 
to officials and employees of affected organizational components will 
continue in them or their successors pending further re-delegations, 
provided they are consistent with this reorganization.

    Dated: December 12, 2016.
Colleen Barros,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-31394 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
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