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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 62588 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices a public interest waiver from the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5327(j) and the applicable Buy America regulations at 49 CFR part 661. Specifically, MBTA has asked FTA to allow Vossloh to assemble two pilot locomotives in Spain. Without the waiver, Vossloh estimates that the geographic separation between the design-engineering department in Spain and the final assembly facility in Mayfield, Kentucky, would result in an unacceptable increase in labor costs to Vossloh. A waiver for final assembly of two pilot locomotives would limit the cost, advance the schedule, and therefore reduce Vossloh’s bid price for the entire procurement. Vossloh and MBTA believe that such a waiver is in the public interest because it will enable Vossloh ‘‘to submit a competitive bid with respect to price and schedule,’’ and because it will ‘‘expand the competitive range to include Vossloh as a compliant bidder.’’ With certain exceptions, FTA’s ‘‘Buy America’’ requirements prevent FTA from obligating an amount that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless ‘‘the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1). One such exception is if applying the Buy America requirements ‘‘would be inconsistent with the public interest.’’ 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(A). Before granting such waiver, FTA must issue a detailed written statement justifying why the waiver is in the public interest, and must publish this justification in the Federal Register, providing the public with a reasonable time for notice and comment of not more than seven calendar days. 49 CFR 661.7(b). This notice satisfies the aforementioned requirement. MotivePower, Inc. (MotivePower), a competitor to Vossloh, has written several letters opposing MBTA’s request for a Buy America waiver. If awarded the contract, MotivePower would perform final assembly at its Boise, Idaho, facilities. According to MotivePower, a Buy America waiver in favor of Vossloh would jeopardize up to 200 current full time employees in its Boise, Idaho, facility and additional jobs in its supplier plants located across the country. MotivePower distinguishes between this procurement for passenger locomotives and those of light rail vehicles for which FTA has granted waivers in the past. Unlike the market for light rail vehicles, MotivePower states that ‘‘domestic capacity and engineering know how [with respect to passenger locomotives] has, quite VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Oct 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 fortunately, not yet been lost to foreign competition.’’ Before deciding whether to grant MBTA’s request, FTA seeks comment from all interested parties. In the interest of transparency, FTA has published copies of MBTA’s request and the letters it received from MotivePower. Interested parties may access these materials by visiting the docket site at https:// www.regulations.gov, docket number FTA–2008–0047. Please submit comments by October 28, 2008. Latefiled comments will be considered to the extent practicable. Issued this 15th day of October, 2008. Severn E.S. Miller, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–25063 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 16, 2008. The Department of Treasury will submit the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 20, 2008 to be assured of consideration. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–1028. Type of Review: Extension. Title: INTL–941–86 (NPRM) and INTL–655–87 (Temporary) Passive Foreign Investment Companies. Description: These regulations specify how U.S. persons who are shareholders of passive foreign investment companies (PFICs) make elections with respect to their PFIC stock. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 112,500 hours. Clearance Officer: Glenn P. Kirkland, (202) 622–3428, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Reviewer: Kimberly Nelson, (202) 395–3787, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Celina Elphage, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25007 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0005] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation, When Applicable)) Activity: 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 the information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation, and/or accrued benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 22, 2008. 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. 2900–0005’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices 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: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation, When Applicable), VA Form 21–535. OMB Control Number: 2900–0005. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Surviving parent(s) of veterans whose death was service connected complete VA Form 21–535 to apply for dependency and indemnity compensation, death compensation, and/or accrued benefits. The information collected is used to determine the claimant’s eligibility for death benefits sought. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,320 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour 12 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,600. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 8, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–24977 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Oct 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–New (10–21088)] Agency Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health Care)) 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. 3501–21), 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 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 November 20, 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– New (10–21088)’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION 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–New (10–21088).’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Survey of Veteran Enrollees Quality and Efficiency of VA Health Care, VA Form 10–21088. OMB Control Number: 2900–New (10–21088). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA Form 10–21088 will be used to collect data that is necessary to promote quality and efficient delivery of health care through the use of health information technology transparency regarding quality, price and better incentives for program beneficiaries, enrollees and providers. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62589 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 August 5, 2008 at page 45528. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 18,133. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,080. Dated: October 9, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–24999 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs; 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 Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs will be held November 5–6, 2008 in Room 230, at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and will end at 4:30 p.m. on November 5 and at 12 noon on November 6. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA’s prosthetic programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special disability programs which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve veterans with spinal cord injury, blindness or visual impairment, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions. On the morning of November 5, the Committee will be briefed by a representative from the Department of Labor, the Director of Veterans Employment Coordination Services, and the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer. In the afternoon, the Committee will receive briefings from the Director of Physical E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0005]


Proposed Information Collection (Application for Dependency and 
Indemnity Compensation by Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and 
Death Compensation, When Applicable)) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 the 
information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for dependency 
and indemnity compensation, death compensation, and/or accrued 
benefits.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: 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. 2900-0005'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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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: Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by 
Parent(s), (Including Accrued Benefits and Death Compensation, When 
Applicable), VA Form 21-535.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0005.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Surviving parent(s) of veterans whose death was service 
connected complete VA Form 21-535 to apply for dependency and indemnity 
compensation, death compensation, and/or accrued benefits. The 
information collected is used to determine the claimant's eligibility 
for death benefits sought.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 4,320 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour 12 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,600.

    Dated: October 8, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-24977 Filed 10-20-08; 8:45 am]
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