[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 7 (Friday, January 10, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 1804-1805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00199]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

42 CFR Part 100

RIN 0906-AB00


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the 
Vaccine Injury Table

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a public hearing to receive 
information and views on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 
entitled ``National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to 
the Vaccine Injury Table.''

DATES: The public hearing will be held on January 13, 2014, from 10:30 
a.m.-12 p.m. (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in Conference Room 10-65 in 
the Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Vito Caserta, Acting Director, 
Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, at 855-266-2427 or by email 
vcaserta@hrsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986, Title III of Public Law 99-660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 300aa-10 et 
seq.), established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program 
(VICP) for persons found to be injured by vaccines. The Secretary has 
taken the necessary initial steps to propose to amend the Vaccine 
Injury Table to add intussusception as an injury associated with 
rotavirus vaccines.
    The NPRM was published in the Federal Register, July 24, 2013: 78 
FR 44512. The public comment period closes January 21, 2014.
    A public hearing will be held during the 180-day public comment 
period. This hearing is to provide an open forum for the presentation 
of information and views concerning all aspects of the NPRM by 
interested persons.
    In preparing a final regulation, the Secretary will consider the 
administrative record of this hearing along with all other written 
comments received during the comment period specified in the NPRM. 
Individuals or representatives of interested organizations are invited 
to participate in the public hearing in accord with the schedule and 
procedures set forth below.
    The hearing will be held on January 13, 2014, beginning at 10:30 
a.m. and ending at 12 p.m. (EDT) in Conference Room 10-65 in the 
Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Upon 
entering the Parklawn Building, persons who wish to attend the hearing 
will be required to call Ms. Andrea Herzog at (301) 443-6634 to be 
escorted to Conference Room 10-65.
    The public can also join the meeting via audio conference call:

Audio Conference Call: Dial 800-369-3104 and provide the following 
information:
    Leader's Name: Dr. Vito Caserta
    Password: HRSA

    The presiding officer representing the Secretary, HHS will be Dr. 
Vito Caserta, Acting Director, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, 
Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services 
Administration.
    Persons who wish to participate are requested to file a notice of 
participation with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on 
or before January 9, 2014. The notice should be mailed to the Division 
of Vaccine Injury Compensation, HSB, Room 11C-26, Parklawn Building, 
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or emailed to 
aherzog@hrsa.gov. To ensure timely handling, any outer envelope or the 
subject line of an email should be clearly marked ``VICP NPRM 
Hearing.'' The notice of participation should contain the interested 
person's name, address, email address, telephone number, any business 
or organizational affiliation of the person desiring to make a 
presentation, a brief summary of the presentation, and the approximate 
time requested for the presentation. Groups that have similar interests 
should consolidate their comments as part of one presentation. Time 
available for the hearing will be allocated among the persons who 
properly file notices of participation. If time permits, interested 
parties attending the hearing who did not submit notice of 
participation in advance will be allowed to make an oral presentation 
at the conclusion of the hearing.

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    Persons who find that there is insufficient time to submit the 
required information in writing may give oral notice of participation 
by calling Andrea Herzog, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, at 
(301) 443-6634, no later than January 9, 2014.
    After reviewing the notices of participation and accompanying 
information, HHS will schedule each appearance and notify each 
participant by mail, email, or telephone of the time allotted to the 
person(s) and the approximate time the person's oral presentation is 
scheduled to begin.
    Written comments and transcripts of the hearing will be made 
available for public inspection as soon as they have been prepared, on 
weekdays (federal holidays excepted) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 
5 p.m. (EDT) at the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, Room 11C-
26, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

    Dated: January 6, 2014.
Kathleen Sebelius,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-00199 Filed 1-9-14; 8:45 am]
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