Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting, 56528-56529 [05-19282]

Download as PDF 56528 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Notices Dated: September 13, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E5–5198 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-New (Philippine Claims Only)] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 October 27, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565–8374, FAX (202) 565–6950 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900New (Philippine Claims Only).’’ 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. 2900New (Philippine Claims Only)’’ in any correspondence. Title: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (For Philippine Claims Only), VA Form 21–0784. OMB Control Number: 2900-New (Philippine Claims Only). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: Philippine claimants residing in the Philippine complete VA Form 21–0784 to report their countable family income and net worth. VA uses the information to determine the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 claimant’s entitlement to pension benefits. 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 July 11, 2005 at page 39865. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 30 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. Dated: September 14, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565–8374, FAX (202) 565–6950 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0519.’’ Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 0519’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Locality Pay System for Nurses and Other Health Care Personnel, VA Form 10–0132. OMB Control Number: 2900–0519. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 10–0132 is used to collect data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics or other third party industry surveys to determine locality pay system for certain health care personnel. VA medical facility Directors use the data collected to determine the appropriate pay scale for registered nurses, nurse anesthetists, and other health care personnel. 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 June 13, 2005 at pages 34185–34186. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 338 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 450. Dated: September 13, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E5–5200 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War (FPOW) has scheduled a meeting for October 24–26, 2005, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4801 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting will be held at each day in the medical center’s recreation room from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Notices The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the administration of benefits under Title 38, United States Code, for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to make recommendations on the needs of such veterans for compensation, health care, and rehabilitation. On October 24, the meeting will begin with an introduction of Committee members, remarks from dignitaries, and a review of Committee reports. The afternoon session will consist of an update of activities since the last meeting and time for FPOW veterans and the public to address the Committee. The agenda on October 25 will include a review of VA’s Compensation and Pension Service activities, focusing on outreach initiatives to FPOWs about the new presumptive medical conditions of heart disease and the residuals of stroke. The Committee will then receive a progress report on the development of special designations of FPOW records at VA medical facilities. The Committee will also receive a presentation from the Robert E. Mitchell, Center for Prisoner of War Studies. The day will conclude with new business and general discussion. On October 26, the Committee’s medical and administrative work groups will meet to discuss their activities and report back to the Committee. Then the Committee will review the issues discussed throughout the meeting to compile a report to be sent to the Secretary. Members of the public may direct questions or submit written statements for review by the Committee in advance ´ of the meeting to Ms. Renee L. Szybala, Director, Compensation and Pension Service (21), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Submitted materials must be received by October 15, 2005. Dated: September 19, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–19282 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Voluntary Services National Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under public Law 92–463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Executive Committee to the Department of Veterans Affairs VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Voluntary Services (VAVS) National Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet October 24–25, 2005, at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks, Nevada. On October 24 the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. On October 25 the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12 noon. the meeting is open to the public. The NAC consists of sixty-three national organizations and advises the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, on the coordination and promotion of volunteer activities within VA health care facilities. The Executive Committee consists of nineteen representatives from the NAC member organizations and acts as the NAC governing body in the interim period between NAC annual meetings. Business topics for the October 24 morning session include: review of goals and objectives, review of minutes, Veterans Health Administration update, VAVS update of the Voluntary Service program’s progress since the 2005 NAC annual meeting, Parke Board update, review of the 2005 annual meeting evaluations and the VAVS Partner’s Treasurer report. The October 24 afternoon business session topics include: the 2006 NAC Annual Meeting plans, workshop and plenary sessions/ suggestions. The October 25 morning business session topics include: 2007 NAC Annual Meeting planning, review of recommendations from the 2005 NAC Annual Meeting, subcommittee reports, standard operating procedure revisions, new business and Executive Committee appointments. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, interested persons may either attend or file statements with the Committee. Written statements may be filed either before the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting and addressed to : Ms. Laura Balun, Designated Federal Officer, Voluntary Service Office (10C2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to contact Ms. Balun at (202) 273–8952. Dated: September 19, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–19281 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56529 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans will meet November 1–3, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, in room C–7, VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of women veterans with respect to health care, rehabilitation, compensation, outreach, and other programs and activities administered by VA designed to meet such needs. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such programs and activities. On November 1, the agenda will include a briefing from VHA’s Women Veterans Health Program Director, VA’s mammography program, the Commander of the Joint Task Force for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response from the Department of Defense, VA’s ‘‘Seamless Transition’’ initiative, the required ethics briefing, an update on the 2004 Report of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans recommendation matrix, and presentation of Certificates of Appointment to four new Committee members. On November 2, the Committee will receive briefings and updates on issues related to women veterans in the Veterans Health Administration, the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and medical exams for separating and retiring service members. On November 3, the Committee will receive briefings and updates on issues in the Veterans Benefits Administration, including the review of PTSD ratings disparities, legislative issues related to veterans, and will discuss any new issues that the Committee members may introduce. Any member of the public wishing to attend should contact Ms. Rebecca Schiller, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Women Veterans (00W), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Ms. Schiller may be contacted either by phone at (202) 273–6193, fax at (202) 273–7092, or e-mail at 00W@mail.va.gov. Interested persons may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Committee. Written statements must be filed before E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 27, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee 
on Former Prisoners of War (FPOW) has scheduled a meeting for October 
24-26, 2005, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4801 
Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri. The meeting will be held at each 
day in the medical center's recreation room from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
The meeting is open to the public.

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    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on the administration of benefits under Title 38, United States 
Code, for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to make 
recommendations on the needs of such veterans for compensation, health 
care, and rehabilitation.
    On October 24, the meeting will begin with an introduction of 
Committee members, remarks from dignitaries, and a review of Committee 
reports. The afternoon session will consist of an update of activities 
since the last meeting and time for FPOW veterans and the public to 
address the Committee. The agenda on October 25 will include a review 
of VA's Compensation and Pension Service activities, focusing on 
outreach initiatives to FPOWs about the new presumptive medical 
conditions of heart disease and the residuals of stroke. The Committee 
will then receive a progress report on the development of special 
designations of FPOW records at VA medical facilities. The Committee 
will also receive a presentation from the Robert E. Mitchell, Center 
for Prisoner of War Studies. The day will conclude with new business 
and general discussion. On October 26, the Committee's medical and 
administrative work groups will meet to discuss their activities and 
report back to the Committee. Then the Committee will review the issues 
discussed throughout the meeting to compile a report to be sent to the 
Secretary.
    Members of the public may direct questions or submit written 
statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting to Ms. 
Renee L. Szybala, Director, Compensation and Pension Service (21), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20420. Submitted materials must be received by October 15, 2005.

    Dated: September 19, 2005.

    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-19282 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
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