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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 23, 2008 / Notices 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comment on information needed to determine eligibility for aid and attendance and/or housebound benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 22, 2008. Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://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: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–New (21– 2680)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https://www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 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: Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance, VA Form 21–2680. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Jul 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 OMB Control Number: 2900–New (21–2680). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA will use VA Form 21– 2680 to gather medical information that is necessary to determine beneficiaries or claimants receiving treatment from private doctors or physicians, eligibility for aid and attendance or housebound benefit. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 7,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Dated: July 15, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–16805 Filed 7–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0108] Agency Information Collection (Report of Income From Property or Business) 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, will submit 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, 2008. ADDRESSES: 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– 0108’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42923 Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0108.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report of Income from Property or Business, VA Form 21–4185. OMB Control Number: 2900–0108. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21–4185 to report income and expenses that derived from rental property and/or operation of a business. VA uses the information to determine whether the claimant is eligible for VA benefits and, if eligibility exists, the proper rate of payment. 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 May 14, 2008, at pages 27894–27895. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700. Dated: July 15, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–16807 Filed 7–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0556] Agency Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health 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 Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 42924 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 23, 2008 / Notices Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument. Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: 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– 0556’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, fax (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0556.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10–0137. OMB Control Number: 2900–0556. Abstract: Claimants admitted to a VA medical facility complete VA Form 10– 0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decisions about his or her medical treatment and to record specific instructions about their treatment preferences in the event they no longer can express their preferred treatment. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:14 Jul 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 VA’s health care professionals use the data to carry out the claimant’s wish. 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 May 14, 2008 at page 27894. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 171,811 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622. Dated: July 15, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–16809 Filed 7–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Special Medical Advisory Group will meet on September 23, 2008, PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in Room 830, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Group is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of disabled veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Department’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The agenda for the meeting will include discussions of the evolving relationship between VA and the Department of Defense, an update on mental health services, academic affiliations, safety/quality initiatives, the political climate, and VHA’s public relations campaign. Any member of the public wishing to attend should contact Juanita Leslie, Committee Manager, Office of Administrative Operations (10B2), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs at (202) 461–7019. No time will be set aside at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Statements, in written form, may be submitted to Juanita Leslie before the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting. Dated: July 16, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–16932 Filed 7–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42923-42924]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0556]


Agency Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care) Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, 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 Veterans Health 
Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the 
collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and

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Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the 
nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden 
and includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: 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. 2900-0556'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, fax (202) 273-0443 or e-mail 
denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0556.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10-0137.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0556.
    Abstract: Claimants admitted to a VA medical facility complete VA 
Form 10-0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decisions about his 
or her medical treatment and to record specific instructions about 
their treatment preferences in the event they no longer can express 
their preferred treatment. VA's health care professionals use the data 
to carry out the claimant's wish.
    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 May 14, 2008 at page 27894.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 171,811 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622.

    Dated: July 15, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
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