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[December 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 238)]
[Unified Agenda]
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[Page 74060-74062]
 
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA)

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Part XLV





Social Security Administration





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Office of the Commissioner

20 CFR Ch. III

Semiannual Unified Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Social Security Administration.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: Executive Order (E.O.) 12866 (as amended by E.O. 13258) 
entitled Regulatory Planning and Review, issued September 30, 1993, and 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-354) require each 
Federal agency to publish semiannually a brief description of all 
regulatory actions under development or review, expected to be under 
development or review for the next 12 months, or completed since the 
previous publication of the agenda. Our last agenda of regulations was 
published June 28, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about a 
specific regulatory action, contact the person identified as the agency 
contact for that action. Comments or inquiries of a general nature 
should be directed to Martin J. Sussman, Regulations Officer, Social 
Security Administration, 100 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235-6401; Telephone (410) 965-1767 or TTY 
(410) 966-5609.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Social Security Administration (SSA) 
administers the retirement, survivors, and disability insurance 
programs under title II of the Social Security Act (the Act), the 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program under title XVI of the Act, 
and Special Benefits to Certain World War II Veterans under title VIII 
of the Act. Our regulations generally do not impose burdens on the 
private sector or on State, local, or tribal governments. Our 
regulations document the rules under which we make eligibility 
determinations and set forth both the responsibilities of the Agency 
towards the public and beneficiaries' rights and responsibilities under 
the programs we administer.

     Our regulatory efforts can be placed into one of the following 
three categories: (1) legislative implementation; (2) program 
changes to improve SSA service to the public; and (3) improvements 
or clarifications to enhance effective stewardship of SSA programs.

     We continue to seek legislative improvements for the programs 
we administer. However, because of the complexity of our programs, 
statutory language is rarely detailed enough to govern the actions 
of agency adjudicative decisionmakers. Supporting regulations are 
often required. In some instances, Congress directs SSA to issue 
implementing regulations. For other legislative provisions, SSA 
regulations provide program information to applicants for benefits, 
current beneficiaries, and their legal counsels.

     Our regulatory agenda includes items to amend our regulations 
to reflect the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and 
Modernization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-173). We are planning 
regulatory changes to reflect provisions of the Social Security 
Protection Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-203).

     Included in our agenda are items that will amend our 
regulations to include more provisions of ``The Ticket to Work and 
Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999,'' (Pub. L. 106-170), which 
was signed on December 17, 1999. Among the provisions still 
requiring regulations are provisions that will suspend continuing 
disability reviews based on work activity and expedited 
reinstatement of disability benefits terminated due to work 
activity. In addition, we expect to propose revisions to the 
existing rules that implement the Ticket to Work program.

     We continue to work diligently to improve our program benefit 
regulations and to develop partnerships with large segments of the 
community of interest groups concerned about Social Security 
programs. The remainder of our Unified Agenda reflects such 
improvements and clarifications.

     For this edition of SSA's regulatory agenda, the most 
important significant regulatory actions are included in The 
Regulatory Plan, which appears in part II of this issue of the 
Federal Register. The Regulatory Plan entries are listed in the 
table of contents below and are denoted by a bracketed bold 
reference, which directs the reader to the appropriate sequence 
number in part II.

     The fall 2004 regulatory agenda for the Social Security 
Administration follows.

Dated:  October 7, 2004.

 Martin J. Sussman,

SSA Regulations Officer.

                               Social Security Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3694        Revised Medical Criteria for Endocrine Disorders (436P)...............................    0960-AD78
3695        Supplemental Standards for Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Social Security           0960-AE48
            Administration (601P).................................................................
3696        Deeming of Income From an Ineligible Spouse to an Eligible Individual and an Eligible     0960-AE50
            Child (606P)..........................................................................
3697        Title VI (Civil Rights Act (1964)), Title IX (Education Amend. (1972)), Rehabilitation    0960-AE63
            Act (1973), and Age Discrimination Act (1975) in Programs/Activities Receiving
            Financial Assistance by SSA (617P)....................................................
3698        Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Social Security Programs or Activities (661P).....    0960-AE78
3699        Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information (711P) (Reg Plan Seq No.       0960-AE88
            150)..................................................................................
3700        Federal Salary Offset (Withholding a Portion of a Federal Employee's Salary To Collect    0960-AE89
            a Delinquent Debt Owed to the Social Security Administration) (721P) (Reg Plan Seq No.
            151)..................................................................................
3701        Exemption of Work Activity as a Basis for a Continuing Disability Review (Ticket to       0960-AE93
            Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999) (725P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 152).......
3702        Medical Equivalence for Adults and Children (787P)....................................    0960-AF19
3703        SSI Trusts and Transfers of Resources (791P)..........................................    0960-AF22

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3704        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Immune System Disorders (804P) (Reg Plan Seq      0960-AF33
            No. 153)..............................................................................
3705        Disability Insurance Program Demonstration Project Authority (Ticket to Work and Work     0960-AF41
            Incentives Improvement Act of 1999) (789P)............................................
3706        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Cardiovascular Disorders (826P)...............    0960-AF48
3707        Amendments to the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program (967P) (Reg Plan Seq No.    0960-AF89
            154)..................................................................................
3708        Elimination of Parent-to-Child Deeming for Individuals Who No Longer Meet the             0960-AF96
            Definition of Spouse of the Natural or Adoptive Parent (793P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 155)..
3709        Exclusion of Military Pay for Combat Service from Deemed Income and Resources (978P)..    0960-AF97
3710        $30 Private Insurance (794P)..........................................................    0960-AF99
3711        Rules for Helping Blind and Disabled Individuals Achieve Self-Support (506P) (Reg Plan    0960-AG00
            Seq No. 156)..........................................................................
3712        Liability of Representative Payees for Overpayments to Deceased Recipients (796P).....    0960-AG02
3713        Medicare Prescription Drug Premium and Cost-Sharing (1024P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 157)....    0960-AG03
3714        Civil Monetary Penalties, Assessments, and Recommended Exclusions (2362P) (Reg Plan       0960-AG08
            Seq No. 158)..........................................................................
3715        Representative Payment; Additional Protections for Persons With Representative Payees     0960-AG09
            (2422P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 159)........................................................
3716        Issuance of Work Report Receipts, Payment of Trial Work Period Months After a Fraud       0960-AG10
            Conviction and Changes to the Student Earned Income Exclusion (2502P) (Reg Plan Seq
            No. 160)..............................................................................
3717        Income Related Medicare Part B Premium Subsidy Reduction (2101P) (Reg Plan Seq No.        0960-AG11
            161)..................................................................................
3718        Denial of Title II Benefits to Persons Fleeing Prosecution, Custody, or Confinement,      0960-AG12
            and to Persons Violating Probation or Parole (2222P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 162)...........
3719        Changes to SSI Income and Resources Provisions Based on Sections 430, 435, and 436 of     0960-AG13
            the Social Security Protection Act (SSPA) of 2004 (2482P).............................
3720        Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information; Availability of               0960-AG14
            Information and Records to the Public (2562P) (Reg Plan Seq No. 163)..................
3721        Representation of Parties; Recognition, Disqualification, and Reinstatement of            0960-AG15
            Representative (2602P)................................................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                Social Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3722        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Malignant Neoplastic Diseases (399F) (Reg Plan    0960-AD67
            Seq No. 164)..........................................................................
3723        Technical Changes to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Regulations (664F)............    0960-AE79
3724        Expedited Reinstatement of Disability Benefits (Ticket to Work and Work Incentives        0960-AF21
            Improvement Act) (790F)...............................................................
3725        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Impairments of the Digestive System (800F)....    0960-AF28
3726        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Impairments Affecting Multiple Body Systems       0960-AF32
            (803F)................................................................................
3727        Revisions to the Medical-Vocational Guidelines (823F).................................    0960-AF47
3728        Amendments to Annual Earnings Test Regulations (866F).................................    0960-AF62
3729        Stepchild Entitlement and Termination Requirements (934F).............................    0960-AF78
3730        Referral of Persons Eligible for Disability or Blindness Benefits to Other Agencies       0960-AF80
            for Vocational Rehabilitation Services (929F).........................................
3731        Elimination of Clothing From the Definitions of Income and In-Kind Support and            0960-AF84
            Maintenance, Exclusions of One Automobile, and Household Goods and Personal Effects
            Under SSI From Resources (950F) (Reg Plan Seq No. 165)................................
3732        Mandatory Exclusion of Health Care Providers, Representatives, and Representative         0960-AF85
            Payees From Participation in SSA Programs (954F)......................................
3733        Continuation of Benefit Payments to Certain Individuals Who Are Participating in a        0960-AF86
            Program of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Employment Services, or Other Support
            Services (925F) (Reg Plan Seq No. 166)................................................
3734        Elimination of Deemed Military Wages (968F)...........................................    0960-AF90
3735        Administrative Review Process; Incorporation by Reference of Oral Findings of Fact and    0960-AF92
            Rationale in Wholly Favorable Written Decisions (964I) (Reg Plan Seq No. 167).........
3736        Expanded Authority for Cross-Program Recovery of Benefit Overpayments (2221F) (Reg        0960-AG06
            Plan Seq No. 168).....................................................................
3737        Work Activity and Income of Persons Working as Members of Advisory Committees             0960-AG07
            Established Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (2382I)...................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


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                                Social Security Administration--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3738        Dedicated Accounts and Installment Payments for Certain Past Due SSI Benefits (622F)..    0960-AE59
3739        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Genitourinary Disorders (802F)................    0960-AF30
3740        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Special Senses and Speech Disorders (805P)....    0960-AF34
3741        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Neurological Disorders (806P).................    0960-AF35
3742        Determining Disability for An Individual With Drug Addiction or Alcoholism (851P).....    0960-AF57
3743        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Respiratory System Disorders (859P)...........    0960-AF58
3744        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Growth Disorders (444P).......................    0960-AF67
3745        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (886P).......................    0960-AF69
3746        Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Hematological Disorders (974P)................    0960-AF88
3747        Recontacting Your Medical Source(s) (2241P)...........................................    0960-AG04
3748        Medical and Other Evidence of Your Impairment(s) (2261P)..............................    0960-AG05
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                                Social Security Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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3749        Filing Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Military Personnel and            0960-AF39
            Civilian Employees Claims Act (785F)..................................................
3750        Representative Payment Under Titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act          0960-AF83
            (949F)................................................................................
3751        Evidence Requirement for Assignment of Social Security Numbers (SSNs); Assignment of      0960-AF87
            SSNs to Foreign Students (960F).......................................................
3752        Coverage of Residents in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI);         0960-AG01
            Coverage of Ministers, Members of the Clergy, and Christian Science Practitioners
            (792F)................................................................................
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Social Security Administration (SSA)                Proposed Rule Stage

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3694. REVISED MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS (436P)




Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 405; 42 USC 902(a)(5); 42 USC 1383

CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.1500, app 1

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