Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Proposal To Withdraw or Repeal
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is proposing to withdraw or repeal a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. The SUNSET final rule was originally scheduled to take effect on March 22, 2021. However, after a lawsuit was filed on March 9, 2021, seeking to overturn the SUNSET final rule, HHS issued an administrative delay of effective date that extended the effective date of the SUNSET final rule until March 22, 2022. HHS is now proposing to withdraw or repeal the SUNSET final rule.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely; Administrative Delay of Effective Date; Correction
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department) is postponing, pending judicial review, the effective date of a final rule entitled ``Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely'' (SUNSET final rule) and published in the Federal Register of January 19, 2021. This document also corrects certain errors in the SUNSET final rule.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table
The Secretary finalizes the proposed rule to amend the Vaccine Injury Table (Table) by regulation. This final rule will have effect only for petitions for compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) filed after this final rule become effective. This final rule does not impact COVID-19 vaccines or PREP Act immunity for Covered Persons (as defined in the PREP Act) who manufacture, distribute, order, or administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely
The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires agencies to publish plans to conduct periodic reviews of certain of their regulations. Multiple Executive Orders also require agencies to submit plans for periodic reviews of certain regulations. To further comply with the RFA and Executive Orders, and to ensure the Department's regulations have appropriate impacts, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department) issues this final rule amending its regulations to set expiration dates for the Department's regulations (subject to certain exceptions), unless the Department periodically assesses the regulations to determine if they are subject to the RFA, and if they are, performs a review that satisfies the criteria in the RFA.
Meeting of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The meeting will be open to the public and public comment will be heard during the meeting.
Silvio O. Conte Senior Biomedical Research and Biomedical Product Assessment Service
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to amend regulations for the Senior Biomedical Research Service, a component of the Public Health Service. These amendments are necessary to ensure consistency with amendments made to the 21st Century Cures Act to improve scientific expertise and outreach within the Service
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening
Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2006, page 3309 and allowed 60-days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening. Type of Information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will obtain current, national data on primary care physicians' knowledge, attitudes, recommendations, and practices related to screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer. There have been substantial changes in guidelines and/or technologies for these types of cancer screening in recent years. The data collected in this study will support and further NCI work in monitoring and evaluating providers' cancer control knowledge, attitudes, and practices and their impact on population health, as well as enable monitoring of progress toward major cancer control goals. Two questionnaires, one covering breast and cervical cancer screening and the other colorectal and lung cancer screening, will be administered by mail or telephone to a randomly-selected national sample of primary care physicians. Frequency of Response: One Time. Affected Public: Medical practices, clinics, or other health care organizations. Type of Respondents: Primary Care Physicians. Burden estimates are as follows:
National Toxicology Program (NTP); Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR); Announcement of the Styrene Expert Panel Meeting and Availability of the Draft Expert Panel Report on Styrene; Request for Public Comment on the Draft Report
The CERHR announces the availability of the draft expert panel report for styrene on March 18, 2005, from the CERHR Web site (http:// cerhr.niehs.nih.gov) or in printed text from the CERHR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below). The CERHR invites the submission of public comments on sections 1-4 of the draft expert panel report (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below). The expert panel will meet on June 1- 3, 2005, at the Holiday Inn Old Town Select in Alexandria, Virginia to review and revise the draft expert panel report and reach conclusions regarding whether exposure to styrene is a hazard to human development or reproduction. The expert panel will also identify data gaps and research needs. CERHR expert panel meetings are open to the public with time scheduled for oral public comment. Attendance is limited only by the available meeting room space. Following the expert panel meeting and completion of the expert panel report, the CERHR will post the report on its Web site and solicit public comment on it through a Federal Register notice.