[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5866]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of 
Authority

    Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the 
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772-76, dated 
October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as 
amended most recently at 74 FR 19522-19528, dated April 18, 2007) is 
amended to reflect the establishment of the Office of Mine Safety and 
Health within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(CC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C). The 
reorganization will also realign the Pittsburgh Research Laboratory 
(CCB) and the Spokane Research Laboratory (CCF) in their entirety and 
with their current organization structure to the Office of Mine Safety 
and Health.
    I. Section C-B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as 
follows:
    Under Part C, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C), 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CC), delete the 
following components in their entireties:
     Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (CCB).
     Spokane Research Laboratory (CCF).
    II. Under Part C, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C), 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CC), add the 
following organizational unit:
    Office of Mine Safety & Health Research (CCM): The Office of Mine 
Safety and Health (1) provides national and international leadership 
for the prevention of work-related illness, injury, and fatalities of 
mine workers through research and prevention activities at the 
Pittsburgh and Spokane Research Laboratories; (2) performs research, 
development, and testing of new technologies, equipment, and practices 
to enhance mine safety and health; (3) awards competitive grants to 
encourage the development and manufacture of mine safety equipment; (4) 
awards contracts for product testing or related work with respect to 
new mine technology and equipment; (5) establishes and leads an 
interagency working group to share technology and technological 
research and developments that could be utilized to enhance mine safety 
and accident response; (6) reports to Congress annually on mine safety 
technologies that have been considered, studied, and tested; (7) 
coordinates NIOSH research and prevention activities for the mining 
sector; and (8) provides policy guidance to the NIOSH Director on 
mining safety and health issues.
    The Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (CCMB) functions and delegations 
of authority are transferred intact.
    The Spokane Research Laboratory (CCMC) functions and delegations of 
authority are transferred intact.
    III. Delegations of Authority: All delegations and redelegations of 
authority made to official and employees of affected organizational 
components will continue in them or their successors pending further 
redelegation, provided they are consistent with this reorganization.
    IV. Funds, Personnel and Equipment: Transfer of organizations and 
functions affected by this reorganization shall be accompanied in each 
instance by direct and support funds, positions, personnel, records, 
equipment, supplies and other resources.

    Dated: November 9, 2007.
Michael O. Leavitt,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-5866 Filed 11-27-07; 8:45 am]
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