A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 10.25.2010
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Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 204 - 205 (October 22, 2010 – October 25, 2010)
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On 10/25/10, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on an extension of a currently approved information collection, Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative and Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, used by USCIS to determine whether an alien is an eligible orphan. Comments are due 11/24/10. FR65499.
On 10/22/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report, associated with the Social Services Block Grant Program that provides funds to assist states in delivering critical services to persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents, and children and families. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR65352.
On 10/22/10, the Administration for Children and Families, HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Interstate Administrative Subpoena, to collect information for use in the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support orders in interstate cases. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR65358.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules , Judicial Conference of the United States, announced proposed amendments and several open hearings: 1/5/11 and 1/7/11, in San Francisco, CA; 2/4/11, in Washington, DC; and 1/25/11, in Atlanta, GA. Text of proposed rules amendments, new rules, and committee notes. FR65381.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS, announced a proposed rule to revise the requirements that an institution would have to meet to qualify to participate as a skilled nursing facility in the Medicare program, or as a nursing facility in the Medicaid System. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR65282.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the Disaster Temporary Housing Operational Guide, in order to make appropriate revisions to the proposed operational guide. Comments are due 11/22/10. FR65365.
 
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On 10/25/10, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Permanent Provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which requires that a firearms licensee must contact the national instant criminal background check system (NICS) before transferring any firearm to unlicensed individuals. Comments are due 12/24/10. FR65510.
On 10/22/10, ATF, DOJ, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Inventories, Licensed Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Permittees, to be used by the government as initial figures from which an audit trail can be developed during the course of a compliance inspection or criminal investigation. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR65381.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment regarding revisions to the reporting format pertaining to healthcare providers who voluntarily collect and submit standardized information to AHRQ regarding patient safety events. FR65359.
On 10/22/10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, announced a request for public comment on a new information collection, Surveys of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial (STLT) Governmental Health Agencies , to assess situational awareness of current public health emergencies, and make decisions that will affect planning, response and recovery activities of subsequent emergencies. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR65353.
On 10/22/10, HHS announced a request for public comment on an emergency information collection clearance request, Healthy Living Innovation Awards, to receive applications for the Healthy Living Innovation Awards program which provides an opportunity for HHS to increase public awareness of approaches to develop innovative health promotion programs. FR65340.
 
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On 10/19/10, the president issued Executive Order 13555, to introduce the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, to ensure that all Hispanics receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives. FR65417.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced a final regulation, effective 11/22/10, to establish procedures for the submission and consideration of applications for awards of fees and other expenses by prevailing parties in adjudications against FHFA. FR65214.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Indian Health Service, HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) Uniform Data System (UDS), to ensure compliance with legislative mandates and report to Congress and policymakers on program accomplishments. Comments are due 11/21/10. FR65357.
 
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On 10/22/10, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced an 11/1/10 – 11/2/10 meeting of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, in Boston, MA, to review VA program activities related to Gulf War veterans’ illnesses and to receive updates on relevant scientific research published since the last meeting. FR65405.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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