Department of Health and Human Services December 15, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2017-27109
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27108
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27059
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27058
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27055
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Issuance of Priority Review Voucher; Rare Pediatric Disease Product
Document Number: 2017-27049
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the issuance of a priority review voucher to the sponsor of a rare pediatric disease product application. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), authorizes FDA to award priority review vouchers to sponsors of approved rare pediatric disease product applications that meet certain criteria. FDA is required to publish notice of the award of the priority review voucher. FDA has determined that MEPSEVII (vestronidase alfa-vjbk), manufactured by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc., meets the criteria for a priority review voucher.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27048
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information (including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information) and to allow 60 days for public comment on the proposed action. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding our burden estimates or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort
Document Number: 2017-27040
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
HHS gives notice of a determination concerning a petition to add a class of employees from the Rocky Flats Plant, in Golden, Colorado, to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA).
Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort
Document Number: 2017-27039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
HHS gives notice of a determination concerning a petition to add a class of employees from the Carborundum Company, in Niagara Falls, New York, to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA).
Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort
Document Number: 2017-27038
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
HHS gives notice of a decision to designate a class of employees from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Scoville, Idaho, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Opioid Program Grant Performance Measures, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New
Document Number: 2017-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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.
The Least Burdensome Provisions: Concept and Principles; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2017-26987
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled ``The Least Burdensome Provisions: Concept and Principles'' FDA utilizes a least burdensome approach to medical device regulation to eliminate unnecessary burdens that may delay the marketing of beneficial new products, while maintaining the statutory requirements for clearance and approval. This document describes the guiding principles and recommended approach for FDA staff and industry to facilitate consistent application of least burdensome principles to the activities pertaining to products meeting the statutory definition of a device regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.
Findings of Research Misconduct
Document Number: 2017-26961
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
Findings of research misconduct have been made on the part of Matthew Endo, former graduate student, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The questioned research was supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 GM080436. The administrative actions, including three (3) years of supervision, which are implemented beginning on November 16, 2017, are detailed below.