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HHS/HRSA RIN: 0906-AA84 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Removing Outmoded Regulations Regarding the Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program  

This direct final rule removes the Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program from the CFR. The program and regulation have been rendered obsolete by:  1) the expiration of the Declaration Regarding Administration of Smallpox Countermeasures under the Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act of 2003; and 2) incorporation of the smallpox countermeasure injury coverage under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 and its authorization of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 110   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-148, sec 31F-3 and 319F-4 of PHS Act as amended    42 U.S.C. 247d to 6d and 247d to 6e   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 0906-AB09 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Avril Melissa Houston
Acting Director, Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone:301 443-6593