Assistant Secretary for Administration; Delegation of Authority, 8305 [2020-02944]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 30 / Thursday, February 13, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Assistant Secretary for Administration; Delegation of Authority Notice is hereby given that I have amended the delegation of authority to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR); the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the Director, National Institutes for Health (NIH); the Director, Office of Global Affairs (OGA); and the Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), specifically the authority vested in the Secretary, by section 212(l) of the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (FY 19 HHS Appropriations Act) Public Law 115– 245, division B, title II, (September 28, 2018), or substantially similar authorities vested in me in the future by Congress, in order to carry out international health activities, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease, chronic and environmental disease, and other health activities abroad. Section 212(l) of the FY19 HHS Appropriations Act and section 212(1) of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law 116–94, division A, title II, (December 20, 2019) permit the Secretary of HHS to exercise authority equivalent to that available to the Secretary of State under 22 U.S.C. 2669(c) to award personal services contracts for work performed in foreign countries. The authority delegated herein includes the authority to determine the necessity of negotiating, executing, and performing such contracts without regard to statutory provisions as relate to the negotiation, making, and performance of contracts and performance of work in the United States. This authority is immediately revoked in the event that any subsequent fiscal year HHS appropriations act does not contain the provision currently in section 212(1) or substantially similar authority. The Director, CDC, may redelegate this authority to the Chief Operating Officer, CDC, through Fiscal Year 2021 from this date of signature to respond to current and any future Ebola, polio, and coronavirus outbreaks. This authority may not be further be redelegated except as noted above. The delegatees shall consult with the Secretary of State and relevant Chief of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Feb 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 Mission to ensure that this authority is exercised in a manner consistent with section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 and other applicable statutes administered by the Department of State. This amended delegation became effective upon date of signature. In addition, I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by you or your subordinates which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated herein, or substantially similar authorities vested in me by prior annual HHS appropriations acts, prior to the effective date of the delegation. Dated: February 7, 2020. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. 2020–02944 Filed 2–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 795–7714. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–New–60D and project title for reference, to Sherrette.funn@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Officer, Sherrette Funn (202) 795–7714. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8305 techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Title of the Collection: Substance Use Disorder Patient Placement Criteria Used By States. Type of Collection: New. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a one-time survey of state agencies regarding their use of substance use disorder (SUD) patient placement criteria and assessment tools. The proposed survey is one component of a larger project to assess the feasibility of gathering and utilizing needs assessment data to identify and address unmet patient needs by levels of care. Results from this survey will provide ASPE with information about the types of patient placement data states collect and maintain, and the degree to which the data can be used to understand the SUD treatment gap. These results will provide ASPE with information that can be used to develop a multistate dataset of needs assessment that can be updated over time. Such a dataset is necessary for understanding and addressing treatment needs in the nation on an ongoing basis. The 17-question survey requests information related to state requirements for using patient placement criteria and assessment tools for individuals with SUD. Additional questions ask how data from the placement criteria and/or assessment tools are maintained; if level of care data has been used to help determine service gaps and need for greater capacity; and whether the respondent could provide web links to available information on the criteria used in their state. Two individuals from each state and the District of Columbia will be invited to respond to the survey. Respondents will be representatives from each state’s Single State Authority (SSA) and the Medicaid Agency. An eighty-five percent response rate is anticipated, resulting in an estimated 87 total participants. This project falls under Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42U.S.C. 241) [280–1a] which authorizes the Office of the Secretary to conduct and coordinate studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases. The total annual burden hours estimated for this information collection request are summarized in the table below. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Assistant Secretary for Administration; Delegation of Authority

    Notice is hereby given that I have amended the delegation of 
authority to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
(ASPR); the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 
the Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); 
the Director, National Institutes for Health (NIH); the Director, 
Office of Global Affairs (OGA); and the Administrator, Substance Abuse 
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), specifically the 
authority vested in the Secretary, by section 212(l) of the Department 
of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education 
Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (FY 19 
HHS Appropriations Act) Public Law 115-245, division B, title II, 
(September 28, 2018), or substantially similar authorities vested in me 
in the future by Congress, in order to carry out international health 
activities, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease, chronic 
and environmental disease, and other health activities abroad. Section 
212(l) of the FY19 HHS Appropriations Act and section 212(1) of the 
Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law 116-94, 
division A, title II, (December 20, 2019) permit the Secretary of HHS 
to exercise authority equivalent to that available to the Secretary of 
State under 22 U.S.C. 2669(c) to award personal services contracts for 
work performed in foreign countries.
    The authority delegated herein includes the authority to determine 
the necessity of negotiating, executing, and performing such contracts 
without regard to statutory provisions as relate to the negotiation, 
making, and performance of contracts and performance of work in the 
United States. This authority is immediately revoked in the event that 
any subsequent fiscal year HHS appropriations act does not contain the 
provision currently in section 212(1) or substantially similar 
authority.
    The Director, CDC, may redelegate this authority to the Chief 
Operating Officer, CDC, through Fiscal Year 2021 from this date of 
signature to respond to current and any future Ebola, polio, and 
coronavirus outbreaks. This authority may not be further be redelegated 
except as noted above.
    The delegatees shall consult with the Secretary of State and 
relevant Chief of Mission to ensure that this authority is exercised in 
a manner consistent with section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 
and other applicable statutes administered by the Department of State.
    This amended delegation became effective upon date of signature. In 
addition, I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by you or your 
subordinates which involved the exercise of the authorities delegated 
herein, or substantially similar authorities vested in me by prior 
annual HHS appropriations acts, prior to the effective date of the 
delegation.

    Dated: February 7, 2020.
Alex M. Azar II,
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-02944 Filed 2-12-20; 8:45 am]
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