Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures; Extension of Comment Period, 20648-20649 [2020-07319]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 14, 2020 / Proposed Rules classification of the expenditures associated with the updates to the IPF wage index and payment rates in this proposed rule. Table 7 provides our best estimate of the increase in Medicare payments under the IPF PPS as a result of the changes presented in this proposed rule and based on the data for 1,565 IPFs in our database. F. Regulatory Flexibility Act The RFA requires agencies to analyze options for regulatory relief of small entities if a rule has a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. For purposes of the RFA, small entities include small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions. Most IPFs and most other providers and suppliers are small entities, either by nonprofit status or having revenues of $8 million to $41.5 million or less in any 1 year. Individuals and states are not included in the definition of a small entity. Because we lack data on individual hospital receipts, we cannot determine the number of small proprietary IPFs or the proportion of IPFs’ revenue derived from Medicare payments. Therefore, we assume that all IPFs are considered small entities. The Department of Health and Human Services generally uses a revenue impact of 3 to 5 percent as a significance threshold under the RFA. As shown in Table 6, we estimate that the overall revenue impact of this proposed rule on all IPFs is to increase estimated Medicare payments by approximately 2.4 percent. As a result, since the estimated impact of this proposed rule is a net increase in revenue across almost all categories of IPFs, the Secretary has determined that this proposed rule will have a positive revenue impact on a substantial number of small entities. In addition, section 1102(b) of the Act requires us to prepare a regulatory impact analysis if a rule may have a significant impact on the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals. This analysis must conform to the provisions of section 603 of the RFA. For purposes of section 1102(b) of the Act, we define a small rural hospital as a hospital that is located outside of a metropolitan statistical area and has fewer than 100 beds. As discussed in section V.C.1 of this proposed rule, the rates and policies set forth in this proposed rule will not have an adverse impact on the rural hospitals based on the data of the 246 rural excluded psychiatric units and 64 rural psychiatric hospitals in our database of 1,565 IPFs for which data were available. Therefore, the Secretary has determined that this proposed rule will not have a significant impact on the operations of a substantial number of small rural hospitals. permitted by law, be offset by the elimination of existing costs associated with at least two prior regulations. It has been determined that this proposed rule is an action that primarily results in transfers and does not impose more than de minimis costs as described above and thus is not a regulatory or deregulatory action for the purposes of Executive Order 13771. G. Unfunded Mandate Reform Act (UMRA) Dated: March 24, 2020. Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dated: April 9, 2020. Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Apr 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) also requires that agencies assess anticipated costs and benefits before issuing any rule whose mandates require spending in any 1 year of $100 million in 1995 dollars, updated annually for inflation. In 2020, that threshold is approximately $156 million. This proposed rule does not mandate any requirements for state, local, or tribal governments, or for the private sector. This proposed rule would not impose a mandate that will result in the expenditure by state, local, and Tribal Governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of more than $156 million in any one year. H. Federalism I. Regulatory Reform Analysis Under Executive Order 13771 Executive Order 13771, entitled ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,’’ was issued on January 30, 2017 and requires that the costs associated with significant new regulations ‘‘shall, to the extent Frm 00031 Fmt 4702 BILLING CODE 4120–01–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Parts 1610 and 1630 Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Cost Standards and Procedures; Extension of Comment Period Legal Services Corporation. Further notice of proposed rulemaking; Extension of comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: Executive Order 13132 establishes certain requirements that an agency must meet when it promulgates a proposed rule that imposes substantial direct requirement costs on state and local governments, preempts state law, or otherwise has Federalism implications. This proposed rule does not impose substantial direct costs on state or local governments or preempt state law. PO 00000 [FR Doc. 2020–07870 Filed 4–10–20; 4:15 pm] Sfmt 4702 The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, concerning proposed amendments to its regulations governing cost standards and procedures. This notice extends the comment period until May 15, 2020. DATES: For the proposed rule published on February 10, 2020 (85 FR 7518), comments must be submitted by May 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Email: lscrulemaking@lsc.gov. Include ‘‘Parts 1610/1630 Rulemaking’’ in the subject line of the message. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14APP1.SGM 14APP1 EP14AP20.012</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 20648 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 14, 2020 / Proposed Rules Fax, U.S. Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Please call 202–295–1623 for instructions if you need to send materials by one of these methods. Instructions: Electronic submissions are preferred via email with attachments in Acrobat PDF format. LSC may not consider written comments sent via any other method or received after the end of the comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295–1623 (phone), (202) 337–6519 (fax), mfreedman@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LSC is extending the public comment period stated in the Federal Register notice for this rulemaking. 85 FR 7518, Feb. 10, 2020. In that notice, LSC proposed amendments to its regulations governing its cost standards and procedures (45 CFR part 1630). The comment period closed on March 26, 2020. However, many of LSC’s grantees are concentrating on providing necessary legal assistance to low-income Americans experiencing the effects of state and federal responses to the COVID–19 pandemic. To allow them to focus on their mission, LSC is extending the deadline for comments on the proposed changes until May 15, 2020. Dated: April 2, 2020. Stefanie Davis Senior Assistant General Counsel. BILLING CODE 7050–01–P In the Federal Register of March 31, 2020 (85 FR 17818, in FR Doc. 2020– 06085, in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section on page 17819, in the second column, at lines 8–10, correct the text to read: The full text may also be downloaded at: https:// docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC20-20A1.pdf. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–07541 Filed 4–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 76 [MB Docket Nos. 20–73, 17–105; FCC 20– 41: FRS 16626] Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule. [PS Docket No. 15–80; FCC 20–20; FRS 16584] Disruptions to Communications; Correction Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) published a document in the Federal Register on March 31, 2020, seeking comment on a proposed a framework to provide state and federal agencies with access to outage information to improve their situational awareness while preserving the confidentiality of this data. The document contained an incorrect URL link to the full text of the proposal SUMMARY: Jkt 250001 In this document, the Commission seeks comment on modernizing its methodology for determining whether a television broadcast station is ‘‘significantly viewed’’ in a community outside of its local television market and therefore may be treated as a local station in that community, permitted under the Commission’s rules to be carried by cable systems and satellite operators. An examination into whether the existing methodology has become outdated or overly burdensome, particularly for smaller entities, is warranted given changes in the marketplace in the nearly fifty years since its adoption. DATES: Comments for this proceeding are due on or before May 14, 2020; reply comments are due on or before June 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by MB Docket Nos. 20–73 and SUMMARY: 47 CFR Part 4 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Correction AGENCY: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 16:44 Apr 13, 2020 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Significantly Viewed Stations; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative [FR Doc. 2020–07319 Filed 4–13–20; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 available on the Commission’s website. This document corrects the URL link. DATES: April 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Saswat Misra, Attorney Advisor, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418– 0944 or via email at Saswat.Misra@ fcc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20649 17–105, by any of the following methods: D Federal Communications Commission’s website: http:// www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. D Mail: Filings can be sent by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. D Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9050 Junction Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701. D U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW, Washington DC 20554. D Effective March 19, 2020, and until further notice, the Commission no longer accepts any hand or messenger delivered filings. This is a temporary measure taken to help protect the health and safety of individuals, and to mitigate the transmission of COVID–19. See FCC Announces Closure of FCC Headquarters Open Window and Change in Hand-Delivery Policy, Public Notice, DA 20–304 (March 19, 2020), https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcccloses-headquarters-open-window-andchanges-hand-delivery-policy. D During the time the Commission’s building is closed to the general public and until further notice, if more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of a proceeding, paper filers need not submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number; an original and one copy are sufficient. D People with Disabilities: Contact the FCC to request reasonable accommodations (accessible format documents, sign language interpreters, CART, etc.) by email: FCC504@fcc.gov or phone: (202) 418–0530 or TTY: (202) 418–0432. For detailed instructions for submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact Kathy Berthot, Kathy.Berthot@fcc.gov, of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418–7454. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 20–41, adopted and released on March 31, 2020. The full text is available for public inspection and copying during regular E:\FR\FM\14APP1.SGM 14APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 20648-20649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07319]


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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

45 CFR Parts 1610 and 1630


Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; 
Cost Standards and Procedures; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Further notice of proposed rulemaking; Extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') issued a proposed 
rule in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, concerning proposed 
amendments to its regulations governing cost standards and procedures. 
This notice extends the comment period until May 15, 2020.

DATES: For the proposed rule published on February 10, 2020 (85 FR 
7518), comments must be submitted by May 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Email: [email protected]. Include ``Parts 1610/1630 
Rulemaking'' in the subject line of the message.

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    Fax, U.S. Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier: Please call 202-295-1623 
for instructions if you need to send materials by one of these methods.
    Instructions: Electronic submissions are preferred via email with 
attachments in Acrobat PDF format. LSC may not consider written 
comments sent via any other method or received after the end of the 
comment period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Associate 
General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20007, (202) 295-1623 (phone), (202) 337-6519 (fax), 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LSC is extending the public comment period 
stated in the Federal Register notice for this rulemaking. 85 FR 7518, 
Feb. 10, 2020. In that notice, LSC proposed amendments to its 
regulations governing its cost standards and procedures (45 CFR part 
1630). The comment period closed on March 26, 2020. However, many of 
LSC's grantees are concentrating on providing necessary legal 
assistance to low-income Americans experiencing the effects of state 
and federal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. To allow them to focus 
on their mission, LSC is extending the deadline for comments on the 
proposed changes until May 15, 2020.

    Dated: April 2, 2020.
Stefanie Davis
Senior Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2020-07319 Filed 4-13-20; 8:45 am]
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