Vessel Sanitation Program: Annual Program Status Meeting; Request for Comment, 54754-54755 [2018-23715]

Download as PDF 54754 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–23883 Filed 10–29–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Fides, LLC Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Fides, LLC, PSO number P0134, of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. SUMMARY: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on October 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS website: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/ listed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Background The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732– VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. AHRQ has accepted a notification from Fides, LLC, a component entity of Spectrum Medical Group, P.A., to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Fides, LLC, P0134, was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on October 9, 2018. Fides, LLC has patient safety work product (PSWP) in its possession. The PSO will meet the requirements of section 3.108(c)(2)(i) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding notification to providers that have reported to the PSO and of section 3.108(c)(2)(ii) regarding disposition of PSWP consistent with section 3.108(b)(3). According to section 3.108(b)(3) of the Patient Safety Rule, the PSO has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and revocation to complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the PSO’s possession. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO website at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov. Francis D. Chesley, Jr., Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2018–23808 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket No. CDC–2018–0101] Vessel Sanitation Program: Annual Program Status Meeting; Request for Comment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comment. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the 2019 Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) public meeting. This meeting serves as a forum for HHS/CDC to present clarifications to the 2018 VSP Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines and the proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020. HHS/CDC is also opening a public docket so that additional comments and materials may be submitted. The official record of this meeting will remain open through February 22, 2019, so that materials or additional comments related to the matters discussed at the meeting may be submitted and made part of the record. DATES: Written comments and all materials must be received on or before February 22, 2019. The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 16, 2019, in the Ballroom at the DoubleTree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132. Information regarding logistics is available on the VSP website (www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp). Deadline for Requests for Special Accommodations: Persons wishing to participate in the public meeting who need special accommodations should contact Commander Aimee Treffiletti (vsp@cdc.gov or 954–356–6650 or 770– 488–3141) by Monday, January 14, 2019. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2018– 0101, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 NE, MS F–58, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 211 / Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Notices Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Aimee Treffiletti, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F–58, Atlanta, Georgia 30341; phone: 954–356–6650 or 770–488–3141; email: vsp@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to present VSP’s clarifications to the 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines and the proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020. The 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines went into effect on June 1, 2018. Since that time, small errors and the need for clarifications to some sections have been identified. VSP issues a fee schedule annually and will propose changing the current fee schedule to include an additional size category for the largest cruise ships. Changes to the fee schedule are expected to take effect in fiscal year 2020. Matters to be Discussed: • Clarifications to the VSP 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines. • Proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020. Meeting Accessibility: The meeting is open to the public, but space is limited to approximately 70 people. Advanced registration is required. Information regarding logistics is available on the VSP website (www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp). Attendees at the annual meeting normally include cruise ship industry officials, private sanitation consultants, and other interested parties. Dated: October 17, 2018. Sandra Cashman, Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–23715 Filed 10–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of a new matching program. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 30, 2018 Jkt 247001 In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notice of a new matching program between CMS and the Department of Defense (DoD), ‘‘Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Department of Defense Health Benefits Plan.’’ DATES: The deadline for comments on this notice is November 30, 2018. The re-established matching program will commence not sooner than 30 days after publication of this notice, provided no comments are received that warrant a change to this notice. The matching program will be conducted for an initial term of 18 months (from approximately December 2018 to June 2020) and within 3 months of expiration may be renewed for one additional year if the parties make no change to the matching program and certify that the program has been conducted in compliance with the matching agreement. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may submit written comments on this notice, by mail or email, to the CMS Privacy Officer, Division of Security, Privacy Policy & Governance, Information Security & Privacy Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Location: N1–14–56, 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, Walter.Stone@cms.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the matching program, you may contact Jack Lavelle, Senior Advisor, Marketplace Eligibility and Enrollment Group, Centers for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, CMS, at (410) 786–0639, or by email at Jack.Lavelle1@cms.hhs.gov, or by mail at 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a) provides certain protections for individuals applying for and receiving federal benefits. The law governs the use of computer matching by federal agencies when records in a system of records (meaning, federal agency records about individuals retrieved by name or other personal identifier) are matched with records of other federal or non-federal agencies. The Privacy Act requires agencies involved in a matching program to: 1. Enter into a written agreement, which must be prepared in accordance with the Privacy Act, approved by the Data Integrity Board of each source and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54755 recipient federal agency, provided to Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and made available to the public, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o), (u)(3)(A), and (u)(4). 2. Notify the individuals whose information will be used in the matching program that the information they provide is subject to verification through matching, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(1)(D). 3. Verify match findings before suspending, terminating, reducing, or making a final denial of an individual’s benefits or payments or taking other adverse action against the individual, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(p). 4. Report the matching program to Congress and the OMB, in advance and annually, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(o) (2)(A)(i), (r), and (u)(3)(D). 5. Publish advance notice of the matching program in the Federal Register as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12). This matching program meets these requirements. Barbara Demopulos, CMS Privacy Advisor, Division of Security, Privacy Policy and Governance Information Security and Privacy Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Participating Agencies Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the recipient agency, and the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is the source agency. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program The matching program is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 18001, et seq. Purpose(s) The purpose of the matching program is to provide CMS with DoD data verifying individuals’ eligibility for coverage under a DoD health benefits plan (i.e., TRICARE), when requested by CMS and state-based administering entities (AE) for the purpose of determining the individuals’ eligibility for insurance affordability programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CMS and the requesting AE will use the DoD data to determine whether an enrollee in private health coverage under a qualified health plan through a federally-facilitated or state-based health insurance exchange is eligible for coverage under TRICARE, and the dates the individual was eligible for TRICARE coverage. DoD health benefit plans provide minimum essential coverage (MEC), and eligibility for such plans E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 211 (Wednesday, October 31, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket No. CDC-2018-0101]


Vessel Sanitation Program: Annual Program Status Meeting; Request 
for Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located 
within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the 
2019 Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) public meeting. This meeting 
serves as a forum for HHS/CDC to present clarifications to the 2018 VSP 
Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines and the proposed fee 
schedule for fiscal year 2020. HHS/CDC is also opening a public docket 
so that additional comments and materials may be submitted. The 
official record of this meeting will remain open through February 22, 
2019, so that materials or additional comments related to the matters 
discussed at the meeting may be submitted and made part of the record.

DATES: Written comments and all materials must be received on or before 
February 22, 2019.
    The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 16, 
2019, in the Ballroom at the DoubleTree Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay, 1717 
North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132. Information regarding logistics 
is available on the VSP website (www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp).
    Deadline for Requests for Special Accommodations: Persons wishing 
to participate in the public meeting who need special accommodations 
should contact Commander Aimee Treffiletti ([email protected] or 954-356-6650 
or 770-488-3141) by Monday, January 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2018-
0101, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 NE, MS F-58, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and

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Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without 
change to www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Aimee Treffiletti, Vessel 
Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F-58, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30341; phone: 954-356-6650 or 770-488-3141; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to present 
VSP's clarifications to the 2018 Operations Manual and Construction 
Guidelines and the proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020.
    The 2018 Operations Manual and Construction Guidelines went into 
effect on June 1, 2018. Since that time, small errors and the need for 
clarifications to some sections have been identified.
    VSP issues a fee schedule annually and will propose changing the 
current fee schedule to include an additional size category for the 
largest cruise ships. Changes to the fee schedule are expected to take 
effect in fiscal year 2020.
    Matters to be Discussed:
     Clarifications to the VSP 2018 Operations Manual and 
Construction Guidelines.
     Proposed fee schedule for fiscal year 2020.
    Meeting Accessibility: The meeting is open to the public, but space 
is limited to approximately 70 people. Advanced registration is 
required. Information regarding logistics is available on the VSP 
website (www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp). Attendees at the annual meeting 
normally include cruise ship industry officials, private sanitation 
consultants, and other interested parties.

     Dated: October 17, 2018.
Sandra Cashman,
Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-23715 Filed 10-30-18; 8:45 am]
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