[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12621-12622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04137]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

42 CFR Part 70

[Docket No. CDC-2012-0016]
RIN 0920-AA22


Control of Communicable Diseases: Interstate; Scope and 
Definitions

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Confirmation of effective date of Direct Final Rule.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is publishing this 
document to confirm the effective date of the Direct Final Rule (DFR), 
published on December 26, 2012 (77 FR 75880).

DATES: The Direct Final Rule published at 77 FR 75880, December 26, 
2012, becomes effective on February 25, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning this notice: 
Ashley A. Marrone, JD, Centers for Disease

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Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-03, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333; telephone 404-498-1600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 26, 2012, HHS/CDC published a 
Direct Final Rule (DFR) amending 42 CFR part 70 to update the Scope and 
Definitions for that part (77 FR 75880). On the same date, HHS/CDC 
simultaneously published a companion Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) that proposed identical updates to the Scope and Definitions (77 
FR 75936). In both documents, HHS/CDC indicated that if we did not 
receive any significant adverse comments on the direct final rule by 
January 25, 2013, we would publish a document in the Federal Register 
withdrawing the NPRM and confirming the effective date of the direct 
final rule within 30 days after the end of the comment period. HHS/CDC 
received one public comment that was not a significant, adverse 
comment, but rather, was in support of the companion NPRM. Because HHS/
CDC did not receive any significant adverse comments to the NPRM within 
the specified comment period, we have published a document to withdraw 
the NPRM in this issue of the Federal Register. Therefore, consistent 
with the Direct Final Rule, the amendments to 42 CFR part 70 become 
effective on February 25, 2013 (77 FR 75880).

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Kathleen Sebelius,
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2013-04137 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]
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