Extension of Deadline; Preschool Development Grants-Development Grants and Preschool Development Grants-Expansion Grants
On August 18, 2014, the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services published in the Federal Register (79 FR 48854 and 79 FR 48874) notices inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2014 for the Preschool Development GrantsDevelopment and Preschool Development GrantsExpansion Grants programs. The notices established October 14, 2014, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the programs. On October 9, 2014, the Departments published in the Federal Register (79 FR 61065) a notice extending the deadline for submission to October 15, 2014, after learning that the Grants.gov Web site would be unavailable to applicants on October 11-12, 2014. It appears that some applicants may have encountered technical difficulties in the submission of their applications on October 15, 2014. Therefore, we are extending, to October 24, 2014, the deadline for transmittal of applications.
Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act; Public Meeting
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to discuss proposed revisions to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). In response to the comments received on these foundational FSMA proposed rules, FDA issued supplemental notices of proposed rulemaking that propose significant changes to four of the proposed rules including: Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (Preventive Controls for Human Food); Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (Produce Safety); Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals (Preventive Controls for Animal Food); and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals (Foreign Supplier Verification Programs). The purpose of the public meeting is to solicit oral stakeholder and public comments on the new content of the supplemental proposed rules and to inform the public about the rulemaking process (including how to submit comments, data, and other information to the rulemaking dockets), and to respond to questions about the supplemental proposed rules.
Basic Health Program; Federal Funding Methodology for Program Year 2016
This document provides the methodology and data sources necessary to determine federal payment amounts made in program year 2016 to states that elect to establish a Basic Health Program under the Affordable Care Act to offer health benefits coverage to low-income individuals otherwise eligible to purchase coverage through Affordable Insurance Exchanges.
Notice of Intent To Award Ebola Response Outbreak Funding to African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
This notice provides public announcement of CDC's intent to award Ebola appropriations to AFENET for response to the Ebola outbreak funding. This award was proposed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 under funding opportunity announcement GH10-1006 Strengthening the Development of Applied Epidemiology and Sustainable Public Health Capacity through Collaboration, Program Development and Implementation, Communication and Information Sharing.''
Same Surgical Procedure Exception Questions and Answers Regarding the Scope of the Exception; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft document entitled ``Same Surgical Procedure Exception Questions and Answers Regarding the Scope of the Exception'' dated October 2014. The draft guidance document is intended for tissue establishments and healthcare professionals and discusses one of the exceptions for establishments from certain regulatory requirements.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Renewal of Charters for Certain Federal Advisory Committees
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby announcing that the charters have been renewed for the following federal advisory committees for which the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health provides management support: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC); President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN); Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP); and Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (ACBTSA). Functioning as federal advisory committees, these committees are governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Under FACA, it is stipulated that the charter for a federal advisory committee must be renewed every two years in order for the committee to continue to operate.
Child Support Enforcement Program; Report to Congress
The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement requests public comments to inform its upcoming Report to Congress. The Report to Congress (``Report'') is required to be submitted no later than June 30, 2015 under Title III, Section 305 of H.R. 4980 (Pub. L. 113-183), Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014. The legislation was signed into law on September 29, 2014. This Request for Information offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide input on specific Report requirements or other information that would be valuable to the Report development.
Medicare Program; Appellant Forum Regarding the Administrative Law Judge Hearing Program for Medicare Claim Appeals
This notice announces the second Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) Medicare Appellant Forum. The purpose of this event is to provide updates to OMHA appellants on the status of OMHA operations and to relay information on a number of OMHA and CMS initiatives designed to reduce the backlog in the processing of Medicare appeals at the OMHA level and lower levels of the administrative appeals process.