Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request, 20822-20823 [2011-8898]

Download as PDF 20822 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2011 / Notices Abstract: VA Form 28–1900 is completed by Veterans with a combined service-connected disability rating of ten percent or more and awaiting discharge for such disability to apply for vocational rehabilitation benefits. VA provides service and assistance to veterans with disabilities, who have an entitlement determination, to gain and keep suitable employment. Vocational rehabilitation also provides service to support veterans with disabilities to achieve maximum independence in their daily living activities if employment is not reasonably feasible. VA use the information collected to determine the claimant’s eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 16,961 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 67,844. Dated: April 8, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–8901 Filed 4–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0715] Proposed Information Collection (Servicer’s Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Application) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to nominate servicer appraisal employee as a staff appraisal reviewer. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:37 Apr 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 collection of information should be received on or before June 13, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), 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. 2900–0715’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. 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: Servicer’s Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Application, VA Form 26–0829. OMB Control Number: 2900–0715. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–0829 is completed by servicers to nominate employees for approval as Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR). Servicers SAR’s will have the authority to review real estate appraisals and to issue liquidation notices of value on behalf of VA. VA will also use the data collected to track the location of SARs when there is a change in employment. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 2 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00200 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Dated: April 8, 2011. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–8903 Filed 4–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0556] Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used 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 record patient’s specific instructions about health care decisions in the event he or she is no longer has decision-making capability. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 13, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0556’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461–5870 or FAX (202) 273–9381. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2011 / Notices 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, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’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: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10–0137. OMB Control Number: 2900–0556. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants admitted to a VA medical facility complete VA Form 10– 0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decision 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 collected to carry out the claimant’s wish. 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: April 8, 2011. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–8898 Filed 4–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 2900–New (VOV)] Agency Information Collection (Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Pilot Surveys); Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:37 Apr 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–21), 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://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 (VOV)’’ in any correspondence. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–7485, FAX (202) 461–0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–New (VOV).’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Voice of the Veteran (VOV) Pilot Surveys. a. Compensation and Pension (C&P) Service Surveys. J.D. Power will be pilot testing three survey instruments for the Compensation and Pension (C&P) Service line of business. Based on the numerous interviews conducted, JDPA has separated the Veterans experience with C&P into two categories— Enrollment in a Benefit and Servicing of a Benefit. There will be one survey instrument for the Enrollment category that will be used for both compensation and pension claimants; compensation beneficiaries and pension beneficiaries will receive separate Servicing instruments. The Enrollment questionnaire will include factors relating to benefit eligibility and the application process, benefit entitlement, benefit information, and VA personnel. The Servicing questionnaires will include the same factors as Enrollment, with the exception of benefit eligibility and the application process factor. The results of the pilot test will be used to examine the effectiveness and reliability of the survey instrument, including an PO 00000 Frm 00201 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20823 evaluation of the levels of non-response for each question. The survey pool for the pilot C&P Enrollment questionnaire will include individuals who have received a decision on a compensation or pension benefit claim within 30 days prior to the fielding period. The sample will be stratified as follows: (1) Type of benefit (i.e., Compensation, Pension) (2) claimants who were found eligible (3) claimants who were found ineligible and are not appealing their claim. The survey pool for the pilot Compensation servicing questionnaire will include individuals who have been receiving compensation benefits for at least 6 months or individuals who received a decision on a compensation claim 6–18 months prior to the field period. The sample will be stratified as follows: (1) Individuals who were granted a decision, are receiving benefits and not appealing their benefit, (2) individuals who were granted a decision, are receiving benefits and are appealing their benefit, (3) individuals who were denied benefits and are appealing (4) individuals who were denied benefits and are not appealing. The survey pool for the pilot Pension servicing questionnaire will include individuals who have been receiving pension benefits for at least 6 months or individuals who received a decision on a pension claim 6–18 months prior to the field period. The sample will be stratified as follows: (1) Individuals who were granted a decision, are receiving benefits and not appealing their benefit, (2) individuals who were granted a decision, are receiving benefits and are appealing for additional special benefits (i.e., Aid and Attendance, Housebound), (3) individuals who were denied benefits and are appealing. b. Education (EDU) Service Surveys. J.D. Power will be pilot testing two survey instruments for the Education (EDU) Service line of business. Based on the numerous interviews conducted, JDPA has separated the Veterans experience with Education into two categories—Enrollment in a Benefit and Servicing of a Benefit. There will be one survey instrument for the Enrollment category and one survey instrument for the Servicing category. The Enrollment questionnaire will include factors relating to benefit eligibility and the application process, benefit entitlement, benefit information, and VA personnel. The Servicing questionnaire will include the same factors as Enrollment, with the exception of benefit eligibility and the application process factor. The results of the pilot test will be used to examine the effectiveness and reliability of the survey instrument, including an E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0556]


Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information used 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 record patient's specific 
instructions about health care decisions in the event he or she is no 
longer has decision-making capability.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health 
Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; or e-mail: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0556'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-5870 
or FAX (202) 273-9381.

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

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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, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA'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: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10-0137.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0556.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Claimants admitted to a VA medical facility complete VA 
Form 10-0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decision 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 
collected to carry out the claimant's wish.
    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: April 8, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-8898 Filed 4-12-11; 8:45 am]
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