Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting, 37899-37900 [05-12957]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices d. Title 38 U.S.C. 5701(f)(1) authorized the disclosure of names or addresses, or both of present or former members of the Armed Forces and/or their beneficiaries to nonprofit organizations (including members of Congress) to notify veterans of Title 38 benefits and to provide assistance to veterans in obtaining these benefits. This release includes VA’s Outreach Program for the purpose of advising veterans of non-VA Federal State and local benefits and programs. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Not for profit institutions, and State, local or tribal government. Estimated Annual Burden: 22,700 hours. a. Application of Service Representative for Placement on Mailing List, VA Form 3215—25 hours. b. Request for and Consent to Release of Information From Claimant’s Records, VA Form 3288—18,875 hours. c. Request to Correspondent for Identifying Information, VA Form Letter 70—2–3,750 hours. d. 38 CFR(A) 1.519 Lists of Names and Addresses—50 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Application of Service Representative for Placement on Mailing List, VA Form 3215—10 minutes. b. Request for and Consent to Release of Information From Claimant’s Records, VA Form 3288—7.5 minutes. c. Request to Correspondent for Identifying Information, VA Form Letter 70—2–5 minutes. d. 38 CFR(A) 1.519 Lists of Names and Addresses—60 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Application of Service Representative for Placement on Mailing List, VA Form 3215—150. b. Request for and Consent to Release of Information From Claimant’s Records, VA Form 3288—151,000. c. Request to Correspondent for Identifying Information, VA Form Letter 70—2–45,000. d. 38 CFR(A) 1.519 Lists of Names and Addresses—50. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards; Notice of Meeting Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards will be held August 1–2, 2005, in room C–7B at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on adverse health effects that may be associated with exposure to ionizing radiation and to make recommendations on proposed standards and guidelines regarding VA benefit claims based upon exposure to ionizing radiation. On August 1, VA’s Public Health and Environmental Hazards Office and Compensation and Pension Service will make presentations to the Committee. On August 2, the Committee will plan future activities and assign tasks to committee members. Those who wish to attend should contact Ms. Bernice Green of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Compenstaion and Pension Service, 810 Vermont Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20420, by phone at (202) 273–7210, or by fax at (202) 275–1728. The Committee will accept written comments, which can be addressed to Ms. Ersie Farber, Designated Federal Officer, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration (21), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. In all communication to the Committee, writers must identify themselves and state the organizations, associations, or persons they represent. An open forum for verbal statements from the public will also be available in the afternoon each day. Each person who wishes to make a verbal statement before the Committee will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis and will be provided three (3) minutes to present the statement. The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 92–463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will be held on August 22–25, 2005, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th & K Streets NW., Washington, DC. The sessions are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. each day. The purpose of the Board is to review rehabilitation research and development applications for scientific and technical merit and to make recommendations to the Director, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, regarding their funding. The meeting will be open to the public for the August 22 and August 24 sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the discussion of administrative matters, the general status of the program and the administrative details of the review process. The meeting will be closed on August 22–August 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m for the Board’s review of research and development applications. This review involves oral comments, discussion of site visits, staff and consultant critiques of proposed research protocols, and similar analytical documents that necessitate the consideration of the personal qualifications, performance and competence of individual research investigators. Disclosure of such information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Disclosure would also reveal research proposals and research underway which could lead to the loss of these projects to third parties and thereby frustrate future agency research efforts. Thus, the closing is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), and (c)(9)(B) and the determination of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under Sections 10(d) of the Public Law 92–463 as amended by Section 5(c) of the Public Law 94–109. Those who plan to attend the open session should contact Dr. Denise Burton, Portfolio Manager, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (122P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 254–0068 Dated: June 23, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Loise Russell, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E5–3447 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12959 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P BILLING CODE 8320–01–M VerDate jul<14>2003 22:57 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 37899 Dated: June 24, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Dated: June 21, 2005. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37900 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12957 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission has scheduled a meeting for July 22, 2005, in the Hamilton Ballroom on the lower level of the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, located on the corner of 14th and K Streets, at 1001–14th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting will convene at 8:30 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The purpose of the Commission is to carry out a study of the benefits under the laws of the United States that are provided to compensate and assist veterans and their survivors for disabilities and deaths attributable to military service. The Commission is dedicated to conducting a thorough, objective, and impartial analysis of the full range of programs that are intended to meet the needs of veterans. The Commission will receive briefings intended to provide an understanding of programs managed by VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) for disabled retirees and veterans and their survivors. The agenda for July 22 includes remarks by the VA Under Secretary for Benefits, descriptions of military retiree and survivor populations receiving benefits, and briefings on the issue of PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 concurrent receipt of benefits, the disability rating processes used by VA and DOD, and the establishment of presumptions. Interested persons may attend and present oral statements to the Commission. Interested parties can provide written comments for review by the Commission at any time to Mr. Ray Wilburn, Executive Director, Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20004 or by e-mail at vetscommission@va.gov. Information on the Commission may be found at http://www.va.gov/ vetscommission. Dated: June 24, 2005. By Direction of the Secretary: E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12958 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37899-37900]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12957]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit 
Review Board; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 
92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the 
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review 
Board will be held on August 22-25, 2005, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza 
Hotel, 14th & K Streets NW., Washington, DC. The sessions are scheduled 
to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. each day.
    The purpose of the Board is to review rehabilitation research and 
development applications for scientific and technical merit and to make 
recommendations to the Director, Rehabilitation Research and 
Development Service, regarding their funding.
    The meeting will be open to the public for the August 22 and August 
24 sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the discussion of administrative 
matters, the general status of the program and the administrative 
details of the review process. The meeting will be closed on August 22-
August 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m for the Board's review of research 
and development applications.
    This review involves oral comments, discussion of site visits, 
staff and consultant critiques of proposed research protocols, and 
similar analytical documents that necessitate the consideration of the 
personal qualifications, performance and competence of individual 
research investigators. Disclosure of such information would constitute 
a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Disclosure would 
also reveal research proposals and research underway which could lead 
to the loss of these projects to third parties and thereby frustrate 
future agency research efforts.
    Thus, the closing is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), and 
(c)(9)(B) and the determination of the Secretary of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs under Sections 10(d) of the Public Law 92-463 as 
amended by Section 5(c) of the Public Law 94-109.
    Those who plan to attend the open session should contact Dr. Denise 
Burton, Portfolio Manager, Rehabilitation Research and Development 
Service (122P), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 254-0068

    Dated: June 21, 2005.


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    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-12957 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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