Availability of Draft Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines, 57272-57273 [2017-25955]

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Please cite OMB Control No. 3090–0250, Zero Burden Information Collection Reports, in all correspondence. Jeffrey A. Koses, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–26092 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–61–P Ms. Dana Munson, Procurement Analyst, General Services Acquisition Policy, at telephone 202–357–9652 or via email to dana.munson@gsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket No. CDC–2017–0115] Availability of Draft Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the opening of a public docket to obtain comment on the draft Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Operations Manual and the VSP Construction Guidelines. Information about locating these documents can be found in the supporting materials section and on the VSP Web site. VSP established the public health standards found in the VSP Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines to target the control and prevention of gastrointestinal illnesses on cruise ships. The VSP Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines were last updated in 2011. New technology, advanced food science, and emerging pathogens require updates to these documents. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted by February 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number CDC– 2017–0115, by any of the following methods: • Internet: Access the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F–59, Chamblee, Georgia 30341–3717. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Aimee Treffiletti, Chief, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS F–59, Chamblee, Georgia 30341– 3717; phone: 800–323–2132 or 954– 356–6650; email: vsp@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS/CDC established the Vessel Sanitation DATES: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices Program (VSP) in the 1970s as a cooperative activity with the cruise ship industry. VSP helps the cruise ship industry prevent and control the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal illnesses (GI) on cruise ships. VSP operates under the authority of the Public Health Service Act (Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act; 42 U.S.C. 264, ‘‘Control of Communicable Diseases’’). Regulations found at 42 CFR 71.41 state that carriers arriving at U.S. ports from a foreign area are subject to sanitary inspections to determine whether rodent, insect, or other vermin infestations exist, or whether contaminated food or water or other sanitary conditions requiring measures for the prevention of the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases are present. VSP established the public health standards found in the current version of the VSP Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines. These standards target the control and prevention of GI illnesses on cruise ships. VSP is updating the VSP Operations Manual to reflect new technologies, current food science, disease patterns and trends, and emerging pathogens. VSP also is updating the VSP Construction Guidelines as a framework of consistent construction and design guidelines related to public health, including vessel facilities related to food storage, preparation, and service and water bunkering, storage, disinfection, and distribution. The draft VSP Operations Manual and the draft VSP Construction Guidelines are available online at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. CDC– 2017–0115, under Supplemental Materials. Dated: November 27, 2017. Sandra Cashman, Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57273 As indicated in § 424.514 and § 455.460, the application fee is not required for either of the following: • A Medicare physician or nonphysician practitioner submitting a CMS–855I. • A prospective or revalidating Medicaid or CHIP provider— ++ Who is an individual physician or non-physician practitioner; or ++ That is enrolled in Title XVIII of the Act or another state’s Title XIX or XXI plan and has paid the application fee to a Medicare contractor or another state. II. Provisions of the Notice A. CY 2017 Fee Amount In the November 7, 2016 Federal Register (81 FR 78159), we published a notice announcing a fee amount for the period of January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 of $560.00. This figure was calculated as follows: • Section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(I) of the Act established a $500 application fee for institutional providers in CY 2010. • Consistent with section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(II) of the Act, § 424.514(d)(2) states that for CY 2011 and subsequent years, the preceding year’s fee will be adjusted by the percentage change in the consumer price index (CPI) for all urban consumers (all items; United States city average, CPI–U) for the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the previous year. • The CPI–U increase for CY 2011 was 1.0 percent, based on data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2011 of $505 (or $500 × 1.01). • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 was 3.54 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2012 of $522.87 (or $505 × 1.0354). In the February 2, 2011 final rule, we stated that if the adjustment sets the fee at an uneven dollar amount, we would round the fee to the nearest whole dollar amount. Accordingly, the application fee amount for CY 2012 was rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount, or $523.00. • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 was 1.664 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2013 of $531.70 ($523 × 1.01664). Rounding this figure to the nearest whole dollar amount resulted in a CY 2013 application fee amount of $532.00. • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 was 1.8 percent, based on BLS data. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket No. CDC-2017-0115]


Availability of Draft Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) Operations 
Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the 
opening of a public docket to obtain comment on the draft Vessel 
Sanitation Program (VSP) Operations Manual and the VSP Construction 
Guidelines. Information about locating these documents can be found in 
the supporting materials section and on the VSP Web site. VSP 
established the public health standards found in the VSP Operations 
Manual and Construction Guidelines to target the control and prevention 
of gastrointestinal illnesses on cruise ships. The VSP Operations 
Manual and Construction Guidelines were last updated in 2011. New 
technology, advanced food science, and emerging pathogens require 
updates to these documents.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by February 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number CDC-
2017-0115, by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Access the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for 
Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 
Buford Highway, MS F-59, Chamblee, Georgia 30341-3717.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Aimee Treffiletti, Chief, 
Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS 
F-59, Chamblee, Georgia 30341-3717; phone: 800-323-2132 or 954-356-
6650; email: vsp@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HHS/CDC established the Vessel Sanitation

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Program (VSP) in the 1970s as a cooperative activity with the cruise 
ship industry. VSP helps the cruise ship industry prevent and control 
the introduction, transmission, and spread of gastrointestinal 
illnesses (GI) on cruise ships. VSP operates under the authority of the 
Public Health Service Act (Section 361 of the Public Health Service 
Act; 42 U.S.C. 264, ``Control of Communicable Diseases''). Regulations 
found at 42 CFR 71.41 state that carriers arriving at U.S. ports from a 
foreign area are subject to sanitary inspections to determine whether 
rodent, insect, or other vermin infestations exist, or whether 
contaminated food or water or other sanitary conditions requiring 
measures for the prevention of the introduction, transmission, or 
spread of communicable diseases are present.
    VSP established the public health standards found in the current 
version of the VSP Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines. 
These standards target the control and prevention of GI illnesses on 
cruise ships.
    VSP is updating the VSP Operations Manual to reflect new 
technologies, current food science, disease patterns and trends, and 
emerging pathogens. VSP also is updating the VSP Construction 
Guidelines as a framework of consistent construction and design 
guidelines related to public health, including vessel facilities 
related to food storage, preparation, and service and water bunkering, 
storage, disinfection, and distribution.
    The draft VSP Operations Manual and the draft VSP Construction 
Guidelines are available online at www.regulations.gov, Docket No. CDC-
2017-0115, under Supplemental Materials.

    Dated: November 27, 2017.
Sandra Cashman,
Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2017-25955 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
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