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next set of priority conditions will be If issues arise for which the expertise the Director, Centers for Disease Control
expanded to include conditions relevant of other components of the U.S. and Prevention.
to the Medicaid and SCHIP programs. Department of Health and Human Section C–B, Organization and
The current priority conditions are: Services or other Federal departments Functions, is hereby amended as
• Arthritis and non-traumatic joint would be helpful in prioritizing follows:
disorders. suggested research topics, Delete in its entirety the titles and
• Cancer. representatives from those entities will functional statements for the Office of
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary be added to, or consulted by the Health and Safety (CA1).
disease and asthma. Steering Committee as warranted. After the mission statement for the
• Dementia including Alzheimer’s Steering Committee staff will prepare Management Information Systems
disease. a preliminary ranking of suggested Office (CAJN), Office of the Chief
• Depression and other mood topics for study taking into Operating Officer (CAJ), insert the
disorders. consideration factors suggested by the following:
• Diabetes mellitus. terms of Section 1013(a)(2)(C): Health Office of Health and Safety (CAJP).
• Ischemic heart disease. care items or services that impose high The key responsibility of the Office of
• Peptic ulcer disease and dyspepsia. costs on Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP Health and Safety (OHS) of the Centers
• Pneumonia. programs; those which may be for Disease Control and Prevention
• Stroke and hypertension. underutilized or overutilized; and those (CDC) is to protect the welfare of
DATES: Research recommendations for which may significantly improve the workers as they carry out their public
the next priority conditions list must be prevention, treatment, or cure of health mission. By creating a safe,
received by March 1, 2006. diseases and conditions which impose healthful workplace environment, by
ADDRESSES: Recommendations for high direct or indirect costs on patients preventing work-related injury and
consideration and possible inclusion in or society. illness, and by promoting safe work
the next priority list may be submitted practices, the office improves worker
electronically to the Effective Health Stakeholder Consultation morale, increases efficiency and
Care Program Web site, http:// The statute requires a broad, ongoing contributes to the creation of sound
www.EffectiveHealthCare.ahrq.gov, or e- process of consultation with relevant public health science. OHS also serves
mailed to stakeholders. Because two of the as a significant resource of subject
EffectiveHealthCare@ahrq.gov. programs addressed by the statute are matter expertise for the national and
Recommendations may also be mailed administered by the States, the international community in the field of
to: AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Department will work with the States to biosafety, and works with key partners,
c/o Center for Outcomes and Evidence, develop an effective process for such as the World Health Organization
Agency for Healthcare Research and identifying their priority and others, on critical health and safety
Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, recommendations for research. issues around the globe.
To meet the requirement for ongoing More specifically, the OHS: (1)
MD 20850.
consultation with other stakeholders, Provides leadership and service for the
All comments will be posted in an
the Department will issue a specific CDC Health and Safety Program (HSP)
electronic reading room at: http://
solicitation for research to proactively ensure safe and healthy
www.EffectiveHealthCare.ahrq.gov.
recommendations every year and will workplaces at CDC worksites for CDC
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: employees, contractors, and visitors
permit stakeholders to submit research
Effective Health Care Program at (301) (including deployed personnel), and to
recommendations throughout the year.
427–1502 or Effective protect the environment and
HealthCare@ahrq.gov. Dated: December 28, 2005. communities adjacent to CDC-owned
More information about the Effective Carolyn M. Clancy, and leased facilities; (2) promotes
Health Care Program is available at Director. healthy and safe work practices to
http:// [FR Doc. 06–69 Filed 1–4–06; 8:45 am] prevent injury and illness, and provides
www.EffectiveHealthCare.ahrq.gov. BILLING CODE 4160–90–M occupational medical, employee
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: assistance, and worksite health
Recommendations for research that are promotion/lifestyle services; (3)
made by the Centers for Medicare & DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND provides advice and counsel to the CDC
Medicaid Services (CMS), the States, HUMAN SERVICES Director and other senior OD and
and other stakeholders will be reviewed national centers’ staff on health, safety,
Centers for Disease Control and and environment-related matters, and to
and prioritized by a steering committee
Prevention individuals and organizations nationally
composed of representatives from the
following components of the U.S. and internationally, as requested; (4)
Statement of Organization, Functions,
Department of Health and Human provides advice, counsel, and direct
and Delegations of Authority
Services: support services to supervisors and
• Office of the Secretary. Part C (Centers for Disease Control employees on health, safety, and
• Assistant Secretary for Planning and Prevention) of the Statement of environment-related matters; (5) assures
and Evaluation (ASPE). Organization, Functions, and compliance with applicable federal,
• Assistant Secretary for Budget, Delegations of Authority of the state, and local health, safety, and
Technology, and Finance (ASBTF). Department of Health and Human environmental (HSE) laws and
• Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated regulations; (6) provides liaison with
Services (CMS). October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR both CDC safety officers and staff, and
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• Food and Drug Administration 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended other partners such as Health and
(FDA). most recently at 70 FR 72842–72843, Human Services (HHS) health and
• Agency for Healthcare Research and dated December 7, 2005) is amended to safety officials, Occupational Safety and
Quality (AHRQ, the agency designated reflect the reorganization of the Office of Health Administration (OSHA),
by the statute to carry out the research). Health and Safety, within the Office of Environmental Protection Agency

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(EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission Dated: December 22, 2005. 2005, notice in its entirety and includes
(NRC), and other governmental and non- William H. Gimson, appendices A, B, and C.
governmental organizations on HSE Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Dated: December 29, 2005.
issues; (7) ensures updating and critical Control and Prevention (CDC).
Aaron Santa Anna,
review of the CDC/NIH Biosafety in [FR Doc. 06–58 Filed 1–4–06; 8:45 am]
Assistant General Counsel for Regulations.
Microbiological and Biomedical BILLING CODE 4160–18–M
Laboratories; and (8) serves as a World Department of Housing and Urban
Health Organization Collaborating Development
Center for Applied Biosafety Programs DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND [Docket No. FR–5016–N–01]
and Training. URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Public Housing Operating Fund;
Office of the Director (CAJP1). (1) [Docket No. FR–5016–N–02] Variable Coefficients for Public Housing
Serves as the principal advisor to the Operating Fund Project Expense Levels
Director, CDC, with responsibility for Public Housing Operating Fund
Variable Coefficients for Public Agency: Office of the Assistant
the CDC HSP; (2) plans, identifies, and Secretary for Public and Indian
Housing Operating Fund Project
requests required resources; directs, Housing, HUD.
Expense Levels; Correction
manages, and evaluates the operations Action: Notice.
and programs of OHS; (3) assures AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Summary: This notice provides
coordination and cooperation among Secretary for Public and Indian supplemental information to public
OHS staff; (4) provides advice and Housing, HUD. housing agencies (PHAs) and members
counsel to the CDC Director, the Chief ACTION: Notice; correction. of the public regarding HUD’s method of
Operating Officer, and other senior OD calculating public housing operating
SUMMARY: On December 28, 2005, HUD
and NC officials on workplace HSE subsidy in accordance with the Public
published a notice to provide Housing Operating Fund Program
matters; (5) assures compliance with
supplemental information to public regulation at 24 CFR part 990. Subpart
applicable federal, state, and local HSE housing agencies (PHAs) and members
laws, regulations, and policies; (6) C of the final rule describes how
of the public regarding HUD’s method of formula expenses will be calculated
develops and implements new HSE calculating public housing operating
injury/illness prevention programs under the new Operating Fund Formula.
subsidy in accordance with the Public This notice explains the computation of
indicated by surveys, incident Housing Operating Fund Program
investigations, reports of unsafe/ the project expense level (PEL), which
regulation at 24 CFR part 990. HUD is one factor in the formula expenses
unhealthful working conditions and inadvertently left out appendices A–C component of the Operating Fund
other means; (7) assures cross-cutting, from that publication. This notice Formula.
collaborative team functionality in republishes the December 28, 2005,
building and maintaining a successful Date: Effective Date: January 27, 2006.
notice in its entirety and includes the
safety program; (8) assures OHS appendices. For Further Information Contact: The
coordination with the Office of Security Office of Public and Indian Housing,
DATES: Effective Date: January 27, 2006. Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH–
and Emergency Preparedness, the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The REAC), Attention: Wanda Funk,
Building and Facilities Office, and other Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban
staff and staff service offices on HSE Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH– Development, Real Estate Assessment
matters; (9) serves as Executive REAC), Attention: Wanda Funk, Center, 550 Twelfth Street, SW., Suite
Secretary for the CDC Health and Safety Department of Housing and Urban 100, Washington, DC 20410; telephone
Advisory Board; (10) serves as Executive Development, Real Estate Assessment the PIH–REAC Technical Assistance
Secretary for the CDC Health and Safety Center, 550 Twelfth Street, SW., Suite Center at (888) 245–4860 (this is a toll
Committee; (11) provides liaison with 100, Washington, DC 20410; telephone free number). Persons with hearing or
both CDC safety officers and staff, and the PIH–REAC Technical Assistance speech impairments may access this
other partners such as HHS, OSHA, Center at (888) 245–4860 (this is a toll number through TTY by calling the toll-
EPA, NRC, and other governmental and free number). Persons with hearing or free Federal Information Relay Service
non-governmental organizations on HSE speech impairments may access this at (800) 877–8339. Additional
issues; (12) when asked, consults with number through TTY by calling the toll- information is available from the PIH–
individuals and organizations nationally free Federal Information Relay Service REAC Web site at http://www.hud.gov/
and internationally on issues such as at (800) 877–8339. Additional reac/.
laboratory safety, biosafety, information is available from the PIH– Supplementary Information:
occupational health issues in the REAC Web site at http://www.hud.gov/
reac/. Purpose of the Notice
biomedical laboratory and animal care
setting, and deployment health and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On The purpose of this notice is to
safety; (13) maintains oversight and December 28, 2005, HUD published (70 provide additional information about
support for the CDC safety committees FR 76964) a notice to provide the computation of the operating
in operational components with supplemental information to public subsidy under the revised Operating
representation, attendance, interaction housing agencies (PHAs) and members Fund Program rule. HUD published a
and collaboration, and collaboration of the public regarding HUD’s method of final rule, Revisions to the Public
with non-Atlanta health and safety calculating public housing operating Housing Operating Fund Program (79
subsidy in accordance with the Public FR 54983), in the Federal Register on
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officers and staff; and (14) provides an


Housing Operating Fund Program September 19, 2005, revising the
annual report on the CDC HSE and other
regulation at 24 CFR part 990. HUD Department’s Public Housing Operating
reports required or requested by CDC inadvertently left out appendices A–C Fund Program regulation at 24 CFR part
management officials, HHS, and from that publication. This correction 990 and adopting a final Operating
regulatory agencies. notice republishes the December 28, Fund Formula for determining the

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