Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting, 37578-37579 [07-3323]

Download as PDF 37578 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 10, 2007 / Notices 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. Comments must be submitted on or before August 9, 2007. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://www.Regulations.gov or 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– 0696’’ in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005G2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565–8374, FAX (202) 565–7870 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0696.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Title: Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certifications Records; 38 CFR 21.4209. OMB Control Number: 2900–0696. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: CFR 21.4209 requires educational institutions and licensing and certification organizations to make their records available to government representatives. VA will use the data collected to ensure that benefits paid under the education programs are correct. 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 April 18, 2007, at pages 19587–19588. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 6,000 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 hours. Estimated Annual Responses: 3,000. Dated: June 26, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–13294 Filed 7–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Jul 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0317] 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 complete a claimant’s application. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 10, 2007. DATES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0317’’ in any correspondence. 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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; ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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: Request for Identifying Information Re: Veteran’s Loan Records, VA Form Letter 26–626. OMB Control Number: 2900–0317. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–626 is used to notify a correspondent that additional information is needed to determine if a veteran’s loan guaranty benefits are involved and if so, to obtain the necessary information to identify and associate the correspondence with the correct veteran’s loan application or record. If such information is not received within one year from the date of such notification, benefits will not be paid or furnished by reason of an incomplete application. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 200 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Dated: June 26, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–13296 Filed 7–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will meet on July 18–19, 2007. On July 18 the meeting will be held in the Simmons Biomedical Research Bldg (NIB), Room 11.120, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard., Dallas, Texas. The session will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. On July 19 the meeting will be held at Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 10, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The session will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m. All Sessions will be open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War. The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War veterans’ illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research published since the last Committee meeting. Additionally, there will be presentations VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Jul 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 and discussion of the Gulf War Illnesses Research Program at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, chronic multisymptom illnesses, mechanisms potentially underlying chronic symptoms affecting Gulf War veterans, and discussion of Committee business and activities. The meeting will include time reserved for public comments. A signup sheet for five-minute comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37579 to Dr. Lea Steele, RAC-Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (T–GW), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2200 SW. Gage Boulevard., Topeka, KS 66622. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. William Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 254–0294, or Dr. Steele, Scientific Director, at (785) 350–3111, ext. 54617. Dated: June 28, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 07–3323 Filed 7–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–M E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37578-37579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory 
Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on July 18-19, 
2007. On July 18 the meeting will be held in the Simmons Biomedical 
Research Bldg (NIB), Room 11.120, University of Texas Southwestern 
School of Medicine, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard., Dallas, Texas. The 
session will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. On July 19 the 
meeting will be held at Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, 
Texas.

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The session will convene at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m. All Sessions 
will be open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed 
research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to 
the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia 
theater of operations during the Gulf War.
    The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War 
veterans' illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research 
published since the last Committee meeting. Additionally, there will be 
presentations and discussion of the Gulf War Illnesses Research Program 
at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, chronic 
multisymptom illnesses, mechanisms potentially underlying chronic 
symptoms affecting Gulf War veterans, and discussion of Committee 
business and activities.
    The meeting will include time reserved for public comments. A sign-
up sheet for five-minute comments will be available at the meeting. 
Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their 
comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official 
meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written 
statements for the Committee's review to Dr. Lea Steele, RAC-Gulf War 
Veterans' Illnesses (T-GW), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2200 
SW. Gage Boulevard., Topeka, KS 66622.
    Any member of the public seeking additional information should 
contact Dr. William Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 254-
0294, or Dr. Steele, Scientific Director, at (785) 350-3111, ext. 
54617.

    Dated: June 28, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 07-3323 Filed 7-9-07; 8:45 am]
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