Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1934-1935 [05-490]

Download as PDF 1934 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0161] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to report medical expenses paid in connection with claims for pension and other incomebased benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0161’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:22 Jan 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Medical Expense Report, VA Form 21–8416. OMB Control Number: 2900–0161. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–8416 is completed by beneficiaries in receipt of income-based benefits and claimants claiming income-based benefits to report medical expenses paid in connection with claims for pension and other income-based benefits. Unreimbursed medical expenses paid by a beneficiary or claimant may be excluded from their countable income. VA uses the data collected to determine the claimant’s entitlement to improved pension and the appropriate rate payable. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 48,200 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 96,400. Dated: December 29, 2004. By direction of the Secretary. Jacqueline Parks, IT Specialist, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–489 Filed 1–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0606] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to collect or recover cost for medical care or services provided or furnished to a veteran by VA for non-service-connected conditions. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Ann Bickoff, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail ann.bickoff@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0606’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Bickoff at (202) 273–8310. Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C., 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Regulation for Submission of Evidence—Title 38 CFR 17.1C1(a)(2). OMB Control Number: 2900–0606. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under the provisions of 38 CFR, § 17.101(a)(4) a third party payer is liable for reimbursing VA for care and services VA provided to a veteran with non-service-connected conditions continues to have the option of paying either the billed charges or the amount the health plan demonstrates it would pay to providers other than entities of the United States for the same care or services in the same geographic area. If the amount submitted for payment is less than the amount billed, VA will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2005 / Notices accept the submission as payment, subject to verification at VA’s discretion. VA may request the thirdparty payer to submit evidence or information to substantiate the appropriateness of the payment amount (e.g., health plan policies, provider agreements, medical evidence, and proof of payment to other providers demonstrating the amount paid for the same care and services VA provided). The information is needed to determine whether the third-party payer has met the test of properly demonstrated its equivalent private sector provider payment amount for the same care or services and within the same geographic area as provided by VA. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Individuals or households, not for profit institutions, farms, and State, local or tribal government. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 800 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. By direction of the Secretary. Dated: December 29, 2004. Jacqueline Parks, IT Specialist, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–490 Filed 1–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0601] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to refinance a delinquent VAguaranteed loan with a lower interest rate. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:22 Jan 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0601’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or fax (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub.L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Loan Guaranty: Requirements for Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loans. OMB Control Number: 2900–0601. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: A veteran may refinance an outstanding VA guaranteed, insured, or direct loan with a new loan at a lower interest rate provided that the veteran still owns the property used as security for the loan. The new loan will be guaranteed only if VA approves it in advance after determining that the borrower, through the lender, has provided reasons for the loan deficiency, and has provided information to establish that the cause of the delinquency has been corrected, and qualifies for the loan under the credit standard provisions. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 39 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1935 Estimated Annual Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 78. Dated: December 29, 2004. By direction of the Secretary. Jacqueline Parks, IT Specialist, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–491 Filed 1–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0116] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed from penal institutions regarding incarcerated VA beneficiaries. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 14, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0116’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0606]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 
days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits 
comments on the information needed to collect or recover cost for 
medical care or services provided or furnished to a veteran by VA for 
non-service-connected conditions.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Ann Bickoff, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-
mail ann.bickoff@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0606'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Bickoff at (202) 273-8310.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C., 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Regulation for Submission of Evidence--Title 38 CFR 
17.1C1(a)(2).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0606.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Under the provisions of 38 CFR, Sec.  17.101(a)(4) a 
third party payer is liable for reimbursing VA for care and services VA 
provided to a veteran with non-service-connected conditions continues 
to have the option of paying either the billed charges or the amount 
the health plan demonstrates it would pay to providers other than 
entities of the United States for the same care or services in the same 
geographic area. If the amount submitted for payment is less than the 
amount billed, VA will

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accept the submission as payment, subject to verification at VA's 
discretion. VA may request the third-party payer to submit evidence or 
information to substantiate the appropriateness of the payment amount 
(e.g., health plan policies, provider agreements, medical evidence, and 
proof of payment to other providers demonstrating the amount paid for 
the same care and services VA provided). The information is needed to 
determine whether the third-party payer has met the test of properly 
demonstrated its equivalent private sector provider payment amount for 
the same care or services and within the same geographic area as 
provided by VA.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or 
households, not for profit institutions, farms, and State, local or 
tribal government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 800 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.

    By direction of the Secretary.

    Dated: December 29, 2004.
Jacqueline Parks,
IT Specialist, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 05-490 Filed 1-10-05; 8:45 am]
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