[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 18765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08046]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Interest Rate on Overdue Debts

    Section 30.18 of the Department of Health and Human Services' 
claims collection regulations (45 CFR part 30) provides that the 
Secretary shall charge an annual rate of interest, which is determined 
and fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury after considering private 
consumer rates of interest on the date that the Department of Health 
and Human Services becomes entitled to recovery. The rate cannot be 
lower than the Department of Treasury's current value of funds rate or 
the applicable rate determined from the ``Schedule of Certified 
Interest Rates with Range of Maturities'' unless the Secretary waives 
interest in whole or part, or a different rate is prescribed by 
statute, contract, or repayment agreement. The Secretary of the 
Treasury may revise this rate quarterly. The Department of Health and 
Human Services publishes this rate in the Federal Register.
    The current rate of 10%, as fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury, 
is certified for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. This rate is based 
on the Interest Rates for Specific Legislation, ``National Health 
Services Corps Scholarship Program (42 U.S.C. 254o(b)(1)(A))'' and 
``National Research Service Award Program (42 U.S.C. 288(c)(4)(B)).'' 
This interest rate will be applied to overdue debt until the Department 
of Health and Human Services publishes a revision.

    Dated: April 11, 2017.
David C. Horn,
Director, Office of Financial Policy and Reporting.
[FR Doc. 2017-08046 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]
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