Extension of Expiration Dates for Two Body System Listings, 49950-49951 [2019-20444]

Download as PDF 49950 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Rules and Regulations type of baby changing product). The rule shall apply to durable infant or toddler products, as defined in § 1130.2(a), that are manufactured on or after those dates. 3. Amend § 1130.2 by revising paragraphs (a) introductory text, (a)(8), (11), (12), (14), (17), and removing paragraph (a)(18) ■ § 1130.2 (17) Bed rails. * * * Medical Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 965–1020. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772– 1213, or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: * Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–20049 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Definitions. (a) Definition of Durable Infant or Toddler Product means the following products intended for use, or that may be reasonably expected to be used, by children under the age of 5 years. The listed product categories are further defined in the applicable standards that the Commission issues under section 104(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, and include products that are combinations of the following product categories: * * * * * (8) Infant carrier, including soft infant and toddler carriers, hand-held infant carriers, sling carriers, and frame child carriers; * * * * * (11) Swings; (12) Bassinets and cradles, including bedside sleepers; * * * * * (14) Baby changing products; * * * * * khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * 20 CFR Part 404 [Docket No. SSA–2019–0036] RIN 0960–AI44 Extension of Expiration Dates for Two Body System Listings Social Security Administration. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: We are extending the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: Respiratory Disorders and Genitourinary Disorders. We are making no other revisions to these body systems in this final rule. This extension ensures that we will continue to have the criteria we need to evaluate impairments in the affected body systems at step three of the sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing disability reviews. DATES: This final rule is effective on September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl A. Williams, Director, Office of SUMMARY: Background We use the listings in appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of 20 CFR at the third step of the sequential evaluation process to evaluate claims filed by adults and children for benefits based on disability under the title II and title XVI programs.1 20 CFR 404.1520(d), 416.920(d), 416.924(d). The listings are in two parts: Part A has listings criteria for adults and Part B has listings criteria for children. If you are age 18 or over, we apply the listings criteria in part A when we assess your impairment or combination of impairments. If you are under age 18, we first use the criteria in part B of the listings when we assess your impairment(s). If the criteria in part B do not apply, we may use the criteria in part A when those criteria consider the effects of your impairment(s). 20 CFR 404.1525(b), 416.925(b). Explanation of Changes In this final rule, we are extending the dates on which the listings for the following two body systems will no longer be effective as set out in the following chart: Listing Current expiration date Respiratory Disorders 3.00 and 103.00 ............................................................... Genitourinary Disorders 6.00 and 106.00 ............................................................ October 7, 2019 .................................... December 9, 2019 ................................ We continue to revise and update the listings on a regular basis, including those body systems not affected by this final rule.2 We intend to update the two listings affected by this final rule as necessary based on medical advances as quickly as possible, but may not be able to publish final rules revising these listings by the current expiration dates. Therefore, we are extending the expiration dates listed above. Regulatory Procedures 1 We also use the listings in the sequential evaluation processes we use to determine whether a beneficiary’s disability continues. See 20 CFR 404.1594, 416.994, and 416.994a. 2 Since we last extended the expiration dates of the listings affected by this final rule in June 2016 (81 FR 37138) and October 2014 (79 FR 61221), we published final rules revising the medical criteria for evaluating hematological disorders (80 FR 21159 (2015)), cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases) (80 FR 28821 (2015)), neurological disorders (81 FR 66137 (2016)), mental disorders (81 FR 66137 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:47 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 Justification for Final Rule We follow the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking procedures specified in 5 U.S.C. 553 in promulgating regulations. Section 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5). Generally, the APA requires that an agency provide prior notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing a final regulation. The APA provides exceptions to the notice-and-comment PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Extended expiration date December 10, 2021. December 10, 2021. requirements when an agency finds there is good cause for dispensing with such procedures because they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. We determined that good cause exists for dispensing with the notice and public comment procedures. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). This final rule only extends the date on which two body system listings will no longer be effective. It makes no substantive changes to our rules. Our current regulations 3 provide that we may extend, revise, or (2016)), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (81 FR 86915 (2016)). 3 See the first sentence of appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of 20 CFR. E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Rules and Regulations promulgate the body system listings again. Therefore, we determined that opportunity for prior comment is unnecessary, and we are issuing this regulation as a final rule. In addition, for the reasons cited above, we find good cause for dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date of this final rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). We are not making any substantive changes to the listings in these body systems. Without an extension of the expiration dates for these listings, we will not have the criteria we need to assess medical impairments in these two body systems at step three of the sequential evaluation processes. We therefore find it is in the public interest to make this final rule effective on the publication date. Executive Order 12866, as Supplemented by Executive Order 13563 We consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and determined that this final rule does not meet the requirements for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, OMB did not review it. We also determined that this final rule meets the plain language requirement of Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act We certify that this final rule does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it affects only individuals. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended. This regulation does not impose novel costs on the public and as such is considered an exempt regulatory action under E.O. 13771. Paperwork Reduction Act khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES For the reasons set out in the preamble, we are amending appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of chapter III of title 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below. PART 404—FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950—) Subpart P—[Amended] 1. The authority citation for subpart P of part 404 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 202, 205(a)–(b) and (d)– (h), 216(i), 221(a) and (h)–(j), 222(c), 223, 225, and 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402, 405(a)–(b) and (d)–(h), 416(i), 421(a) and (h)–(j), 422(c), 423, 425, and 902(a)(5)); sec. 211(b), Pub. L. 104–193, 110 Stat. 2105, 2189; sec. 202, Pub. L. 108–203, 118 Stat. 509 (42 U.S.C. 902 note). 2. Amend appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 in the introductory text by revising items 4 and 7 to read as follows: ■ Appendix 1 to Subpart P of Part 404— Listing of Impairments * * * * * 4. Respiratory Disorders (3.00 and 103.00): December 10, 2021. * * * * * 7. Genitourinary Disorders (6.00 and 106.00): December 10, 2021. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2019–20444 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P Administrative practice and procedure, Blind, Disability benefits, Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Jkt 247001 [EPA–HQ–SFUND–1990–0010; FRL–9999– 92–Region 4] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social SecurityDisability Insurance; 96.002, Social SecurityRetirement Insurance; 96.004, Social Security-Survivors Insurance; 96.006, Supplemental Security Income) List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 404 40 CFR Part 300 National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. Superfund Site This final rule does not create any new or affect any existing collections and, therefore, do not require OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. 15:47 Sep 23, 2019 Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Executive Order 13771 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Social Security. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the soil, sediment, surface water, surficial aquifer, and the intermediate aquifer of this Site with the exception of a limited area (5000–8000 square feet) of the intermediate aquifer below the 1C clay in the vicinity of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 49951 monitoring wells IMW–01B, MW–128, and OW–143 of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. Superfund Site (Site) located in Pontiac, South Carolina, from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This partial deletion pertains to the soil, sediment, surface water, surficial aquifer, and the intermediate aquifer of this Site. A limited area (5000–8000 square feet) of the intermediate aquifer below the 1C clay in the vicinity of monitoring wells IMW–01B, MW–128, and OW–143 of the Townsend Saw Chain Co. will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. The EPA and the State of South Carolina, through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA, other than operation and maintenance, monitoring and five-year reviews, have been completed. However, this partial deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. DATES: This action is effective September 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–HQ–SFUND– 1990–0010. All documents in the docket are listed on the http:// www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. 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[FR Doc No: 2019-20444]


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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

20 CFR Part 404

[Docket No. SSA-2019-0036]
RIN 0960-AI44


Extension of Expiration Dates for Two Body System Listings

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are extending the expiration dates of the following body 
systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations: 
Respiratory Disorders and Genitourinary Disorders. We are making no 
other revisions to these body systems in this final rule. This 
extension ensures that we will continue to have the criteria we need to 
evaluate impairments in the affected body systems at step three of the 
sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing 
disability reviews.

DATES: This final rule is effective on September 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl A. Williams, Director, Office 
of Medical Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401, 
(410) 965-1020. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, 
call our national toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, or TTY 1-800-325-
0778, or visit our internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    We use the listings in appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of 20 
CFR at the third step of the sequential evaluation process to evaluate 
claims filed by adults and children for benefits based on disability 
under the title II and title XVI programs.\1\ 20 CFR 404.1520(d), 
416.920(d), 416.924(d). The listings are in two parts: Part A has 
listings criteria for adults and Part B has listings criteria for 
children. If you are age 18 or over, we apply the listings criteria in 
part A when we assess your impairment or combination of impairments. If 
you are under age 18, we first use the criteria in part B of the 
listings when we assess your impairment(s). If the criteria in part B 
do not apply, we may use the criteria in part A when those criteria 
consider the effects of your impairment(s). 20 CFR 404.1525(b), 
416.925(b).
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    \1\ We also use the listings in the sequential evaluation 
processes we use to determine whether a beneficiary's disability 
continues. See 20 CFR 404.1594, 416.994, and 416.994a.
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Explanation of Changes

    In this final rule, we are extending the dates on which the 
listings for the following two body systems will no longer be effective 
as set out in the following chart:

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                 Listing                      Current expiration date            Extended expiration date
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Respiratory Disorders 3.00 and 103.00....  October 7, 2019.............  December 10, 2021.
Genitourinary Disorders 6.00 and 106.00..  December 9, 2019............  December 10, 2021.
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    We continue to revise and update the listings on a regular basis, 
including those body systems not affected by this final rule.\2\ We 
intend to update the two listings affected by this final rule as 
necessary based on medical advances as quickly as possible, but may not 
be able to publish final rules revising these listings by the current 
expiration dates. Therefore, we are extending the expiration dates 
listed above.
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    \2\ Since we last extended the expiration dates of the listings 
affected by this final rule in June 2016 (81 FR 37138) and October 
2014 (79 FR 61221), we published final rules revising the medical 
criteria for evaluating hematological disorders (80 FR 21159 
(2015)), cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases) (80 FR 28821 
(2015)), neurological disorders (81 FR 66137 (2016)), mental 
disorders (81 FR 66137 (2016)), and human immunodeficiency virus 
(HIV) infection (81 FR 86915 (2016)).
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Regulatory Procedures

Justification for Final Rule

    We follow the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking 
procedures specified in 5 U.S.C. 553 in promulgating regulations. 
Section 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5). 
Generally, the APA requires that an agency provide prior notice and 
opportunity for public comment before issuing a final regulation. The 
APA provides exceptions to the notice-and-comment requirements when an 
agency finds there is good cause for dispensing with such procedures 
because they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.
    We determined that good cause exists for dispensing with the notice 
and public comment procedures. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). This final rule only 
extends the date on which two body system listings will no longer be 
effective. It makes no substantive changes to our rules. Our current 
regulations \3\ provide that we may extend, revise, or

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promulgate the body system listings again. Therefore, we determined 
that opportunity for prior comment is unnecessary, and we are issuing 
this regulation as a final rule.
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    \3\ See the first sentence of appendix 1 to subpart P of part 
404 of 20 CFR.
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    In addition, for the reasons cited above, we find good cause for 
dispensing with the 30-day delay in the effective date of this final 
rule. 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). We are not making any substantive changes to 
the listings in these body systems. Without an extension of the 
expiration dates for these listings, we will not have the criteria we 
need to assess medical impairments in these two body systems at step 
three of the sequential evaluation processes. We therefore find it is 
in the public interest to make this final rule effective on the 
publication date.

Executive Order 12866, as Supplemented by Executive Order 13563

    We consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
determined that this final rule does not meet the requirements for a 
significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as 
supplemented by Executive Order 13563. Therefore, OMB did not review 
it. We also determined that this final rule meets the plain language 
requirement of Executive Order 12866.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    We certify that this final rule does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it 
affects only individuals. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis 
is not required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended.

Executive Order 13771

    This regulation does not impose novel costs on the public and as 
such is considered an exempt regulatory action under E.O. 13771.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule does not create any new or affect any existing 
collections and, therefore, do not require OMB approval under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social 
Security-Disability Insurance; 96.002, Social Security-Retirement 
Insurance; 96.004, Social Security-Survivors Insurance; 96.006, 
Supplemental Security Income)

List of Subjects in 20 CFR Part 404

    Administrative practice and procedure, Blind, Disability benefits, 
Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Social Security.

Andrew Saul,
Commissioner of Social Security.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, we are amending appendix 1 
to subpart P of part 404 of chapter III of title 20 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations as set forth below.

PART 404--FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE 
(1950--)

Subpart P--[Amended]

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1. The authority citation for subpart P of part 404 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 202, 205(a)-(b) and (d)-(h), 216(i), 221(a) and 
(h)-(j), 222(c), 223, 225, and 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 402, 405(a)-(b) and (d)-(h), 416(i), 421(a) and (h)-(j), 
422(c), 423, 425, and 902(a)(5)); sec. 211(b), Pub. L. 104-193, 110 
Stat. 2105, 2189; sec. 202, Pub. L. 108-203, 118 Stat. 509 (42 
U.S.C. 902 note).


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2. Amend appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 in the introductory text 
by revising items 4 and 7 to read as follows:

Appendix 1 to Subpart P of Part 404--Listing of Impairments

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    4. Respiratory Disorders (3.00 and 103.00): December 10, 2021.
* * * * *
    7. Genitourinary Disorders (6.00 and 106.00): December 10, 2021.
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