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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 140 / Friday, July 22, 2005 / Notices Requests for additional information should be directed to Mr. Wolkow. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Treasury International Capital Form BC/BC(SA), Report of U.S. Dollar Claims of Depository Institutions, Brokers, and Dealers on Foreigners; and Treasury Capital Form BL–1/BL–1(SA), Report of U.S. Dollar Liabilities of Depository Institutions, Brokers, and Dealers to Foreigners. OMB Control Numbers: 1505–0017 and 1505–0019. Abstracts: Forms BC/BC(SA) and BL– 1/BL–1(SA) are part of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system, which is required by law (22 U.S.C. 286f; 22 U.S.C. 3103; E.O. 10033; 31 CFR 128) and is designed to collect timely information on international portfolio capital movements. Form BC is a monthly report (with a semiannual supplement) that covers own U.S. dollar claims of banks, other depository ´ institutions, brokers and dealers vis-avis foreign residents. Form BL–1 is a monthly report (with a semiannual supplement) that covers own U.S. dollar liabilities of banks, other depository ´ institutions, brokers and dealers vis-avis foreign residents. This information is necessary for compiling the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, and for formulating U.S. international financial and monetary policies. Current Actions: (a) The list for reporting the location of foreign counterparties on all TIC reporting forms will be increased to a total of roughly 245 countries and other areas. This longer list is essentially the same as the lists used for years in the TIC benchmark and annual reports, and thus will establish a uniform list of countries/areas consistent across all TIC reporting forms. Comments from TIC respondents indicate that their modern computerized database systems can easily produce all TIC reports for this longer list of countries/areas. This change will apply to the monthly and quarterly B-forms, C-forms, Form D and Form S and will allow the semiannual B-forms to be eliminated (see action b below). This action is expected to result in an overall reduction in burden for TIC respondents as a whole, as well as satisfying Treasury’s need for more timely information on a larger number of countries. Comments from TIC respondents indicate that the combination of the longer uniform country list and the virtual elimination of rows for ‘‘other countries’’ will reduce significantly the total burden from all TIC reports, including the burdens of cross-checking information, VerDate jul<14>2003 19:28 Jul 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 responding to inquiries from data compilers, and making revisions to data reports; (b) The semiannual reports BC(SA), BL–1(SA) and BL–2(SA) will be eliminated. These reports for about 130 countries/areas will be made unnecessary by action (a) above; and (c) these changes will be effective beginning with the reports as of June 30, 2006. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Form BC/BC(SA) (1505–0017). Estimated Number of Respondents: 325. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: Nine and three/tenths (9.3) hours per respondent per filing. This average time varies from 17 hours for the approximately 30 major reporters to 8.5 hours for the other reporters. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 36,210 hours, based on 12 reporting periods per year. Form BL–1/BL–1(SA) (1505–0019). Estimated Number of Respondents: 405. Estimated Average Time per Respondent: Six and four/tenths (6.4) hours per respondent per filing. This average time varies from 12 hours for the approximately 30 major reporters to 6 hours for the other reporters. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,320 hours, based on 12 reporting periods per year. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit written comments concerning: (a) Whether Forms BC/BC(SA) and BL–1/BL– 1(SA) are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Office, including whether the information will have practical uses; (b) the accuracy of the above estimate of the burdens; (c) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the reporting and/or record keeping burdens on respondents, including the use of information technologies to automate the collection of the data; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information. Dwight Wolkow, Administrator, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems. [FR Doc. 05–14467 Filed 7–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42413 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0085] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Board of Veterans’ Appeal, Department of Veterans Affairs ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Board of Veterans’ Appeal (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273–8030, Fax (202) 273–5981 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0085.’’ Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0085’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative. c. Filing of Representative’s Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Agreements. d. Motion for Review of Representative’s Charges for Expenses. e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date. f. Motion for Reconsideration. OMB Control Number: 2900–0085. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9, may be used by appellants to complete their appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) from a denial of VA benefits. The information is used by BVA to identify the issues in dispute and prepare a decision responsive to the appellant’s E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 42414 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 140 / Friday, July 22, 2005 / Notices contentions and the legal and factual issues raised. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative: When the appellant’s representative withdraws from a case, both the appellant and the BVA must be informed so that the appellant’s rights may be adequately protected and so that the BVA may meet its statutory obligations to provide notice to the current representative. c. Filing of Representative’s Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Agreements: Agreements for fees charged by individuals or organizations for representing claimants and appellants before VA are filed with, and reviewed by, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. The information is used to determine whether such fees are excessive or unreasonable. d. Motion for Review of Representative’s Charges for Expenses: Expense reimbursements claimed by individuals and organizations for representing claimants and appellants before VA have been monitored for fairness for many years. The information is used to review changes by claimants’ representatives for expenses to afford protection to such claimants from overreaching by unscrupulous representatives and is useful in monitoring fees charged by representatives and to ensure that fee limitations are not avoided by mischaracterizing fees as expenses. e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date: VA provides hearings to appellants and their representatives, as required by basic Constitutional dueprocess and by Title 38 U.S.C. 7107(b). From time to time, hearing dates and/or times are changed, hearing requests withdrawn and new hearings requested after failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. The information is used to comply with the appellants’ or their representatives’ requests. f. Motion for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the Chairman’s initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on March 18, 2005 at pages 13235–13236. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:28 Jul 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit, and Not for profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—49,700 hours. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—183 hours. c. Filing of Representative’s Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Agreements—207 hours. d. Motion for Review of Representative’s Charges for Expenses— 4 hours. e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—946 hours. f. Motion for Reconsideration—859 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—1 hour. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—20 minutes. c. Filing of Representative’s Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Agreements—10 minutes (basic filing), 1 hour (contract modifications),—2 hours (filing motion or response). d. Motion for Review of Representative’s Charges for Expenses— 4 hours (2 hours for motion and 2 hours for response to motion). e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—15 minutes (hearing date change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),—1 hour (requests change a motion). f. Motion for Reconsideration—1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—49,700. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—550. c. Filing of Representative’s Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Agreements—937. d. Motion for Review of Representative’s Charges for Expenses— 2. e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—1,716. f. Motion for Reconsideration—859. Dated: July 13, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–14543 Filed 7–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Intent To Grant an Exclusive License Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development, intends to grant to CellCyte Genetics, Inc., PO Box 493, Kirkland, WA 98083 USA an exclusive license to practice the following patent applications: U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/364,498 filed March 15, 2002, entitled ‘‘Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs’’; U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 10/ 388,964 filed March 14, 2003, entitled ‘‘Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs’’; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07834 filed March 13, 2003, entitled ‘‘Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs’’; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07934 filed March 13, 2003, entitled ‘‘Methods and Compositions Using Cellular Asialodeterminants and Glycoconjugates for Targeting Cells to Tissues and Organs’’; International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/ US03/32602 filed October 10, 2003 entitled ‘‘Detection/Localization and Staging of Tumors Using Labeled Activated Lymphocytes Directed to a Tumor Specific Epitope’’ and International Patent Application Serial No. PCT/US03/07836 filed March 14, 2003, entitled ‘‘Methods and Compositions for Directing Cells to Target Organs’’. DATES: Comments must be received within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published Notice. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Saleem J. Sheredos, Acting Director of Technology Transfer, Department of Veterans Affairs; Office of Research and Development, Attn: 12TT; 103 South Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Telephone: (410) 962–1800 ext 267; Facsimile: (410) 962–2141; e-mail: saleem@vard.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the published patent applications may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at http://www.uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It is in the public interest to so license these inventions as CellCyte, Inc., submitted a complete and sufficient application for E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0085]


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeal, Department of Veterans Affairs

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Board of 
Veterans' Appeal (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 
the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management 
Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, Fax (202) 273-5981 or e-
mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0085.''
    Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the 
information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources 
and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0085'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative.
    c. Filing of Representative's Fee Agreements and Motions for Review 
of Such Agreements.
    d. Motion for Review of Representative's Charges for Expenses.
    e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date.
    f. Motion for Reconsideration.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0085.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9, may be used by 
appellants to complete their appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals 
(BVA) from a denial of VA benefits. The information is used by BVA to 
identify the issues in dispute and prepare a decision responsive to the 
appellant's

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contentions and the legal and factual issues raised.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative: When the appellant's 
representative withdraws from a case, both the appellant and the BVA 
must be informed so that the appellant's rights may be adequately 
protected and so that the BVA may meet its statutory obligations to 
provide notice to the current representative.
    c. Filing of Representative's Fee Agreements and Motions for Review 
of Such Agreements: Agreements for fees charged by individuals or 
organizations for representing claimants and appellants before VA are 
filed with, and reviewed by, the Board of Veterans' Appeals. The 
information is used to determine whether such fees are excessive or 
unreasonable.
    d. Motion for Review of Representative's Charges for Expenses: 
Expense reimbursements claimed by individuals and organizations for 
representing claimants and appellants before VA have been monitored for 
fairness for many years. The information is used to review changes by 
claimants' representatives for expenses to afford protection to such 
claimants from overreaching by unscrupulous representatives and is 
useful in monitoring fees charged by representatives and to ensure that 
fee limitations are not avoided by mischaracterizing fees as expenses.
    e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date: VA provides hearings to 
appellants and their representatives, as required by basic 
Constitutional due-process and by Title 38 U.S.C. 7107(b). From time to 
time, hearing dates and/or times are changed, hearing requests 
withdrawn and new hearings requested after failure to appear at a 
scheduled hearing. The information is used to comply with the 
appellants' or their representatives' requests.
    f. Motion for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless 
the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the 
Chairman's initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board 
Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding 
whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on March 18, 2005 at pages 13235-13236.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for 
profit, and Not for profit institutions.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--49,700 hours.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--183 hours.
    c. Filing of Representative's Fee Agreements and Motions for Review 
of Such Agreements--207 hours.
    d. Motion for Review of Representative's Charges for Expenses--4 
hours.
    e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--946 hours.
    f. Motion for Reconsideration--859 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--1 hour.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--20 minutes.
    c. Filing of Representative's Fee Agreements and Motions for Review 
of Such Agreements--10 minutes (basic filing), 1 hour (contract 
modifications),--2 hours (filing motion or response).
    d. Motion for Review of Representative's Charges for Expenses--4 
hours (2 hours for motion and 2 hours for response to motion).
    e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--15 minutes (hearing date 
change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),--1 hour (requests 
change a motion).
    f. Motion for Reconsideration--1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--49,700.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--550.
    c. Filing of Representative's Fee Agreements and Motions for Review 
of Such Agreements--937.
    d. Motion for Review of Representative's Charges for Expenses--2.
    e. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--1,716.
    f. Motion for Reconsideration--859.

    Dated: July 13, 2005.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 05-14543 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]
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