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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES update committee also found that there was inadequate or insufficient evidence to determine whether an association exists between Gulf War deployment and structural gastrointestinal diseases, such as peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel disease (which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). Although some of the reviewed studies found increased incidence of self reports of certain structural gastrointestinal diseases, the NAS update committee noted that the lack of diagnostic testing to validate those results was a significant confounding factor, because physicians not infrequently place an organic disease label (such as gastritis or peptic ulcer) on a patient’s symptoms without performing diagnostic studies. The NAS update committee also noted that studies did not find an increased incidence of hospitalization or death due to gastrointestinal disease in Veterans of Gulf War deployments. Based on these findings, the Secretary has determined that no new presumption relating to structural gastrointestinal diseases is warranted at this time. VI. Conclusion After careful review of the findings of Volume 4 and Volume 8, the Secretary has determined that the scientific evidence presented in these reports indicates that no new presumption of service connection is warranted at this time for any of the illnesses described in the NAS 2006 and NAS update committee’s 2010 reports. It is important to note that VA’s determination that presumptions of service connection are not warranted at this time for the health effects in question is not intended to suggest that they are irrelevant to further investigations of Gulf War Veterans’ health or that they may not in any circumstances form the basis for presumptions of service connection under Public Law 105–277. In the event future evidence links any illnesses to exposures associated with Gulf War service, VA may establish presumptions of service connection for such illnesses pursuant to Public Law 105–277. It is equally important to note that VA’s determinations not to establish presumptions do not in any way preclude claimants from seeking and establishing service connection for these diseases and illnesses or any other diseases or illnesses that may be shown by evidence in an individual case to be associated with service in the Gulf War. Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:32 Apr 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 21107 authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on March 31, 2011, for publication. Dated: April 11, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Director of Regulations Management, Office of General Counsel. Dated: April 8, 2011. William F. Russo, Deputy Director, Regulations Policy and Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [FR Doc. 2011–8937 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee will conduct a teleconference meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room GL20, 1722 I Street, NW., Washington, DC. The toll-free number for the meeting is 1–800–767–1750, and the access code is 57165#. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on health care issues affecting enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas. The Committee examines programs and policies that impact the provision of VA health care to enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas and discusses ways to improve and enhance VA services for these Veterans. The Committee will discuss the Committee’s Annual Report to the VA Secretary, VA Veteran Centers services, rural women Veteran health care, and the meeting agenda and planning for the Committee’s upcoming June 2011 meeting in Helena, Montana. A 15-minute period will be reserved at 3:40 p.m. for public comments. Individuals who wish to address the Committee are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Christina White, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs (10A5A), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail at rural.health.inquiry@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Ms. White at (202) 461– 7100. PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–9087 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 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 SpecialDisabilities Programs will be held on May 3–4, 2011, in room 230, at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will convene at 8:30 a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on May 3 and at 12 noon on May 4. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA’s prosthetics 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 disabilities programs which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions. On May 3, the Committee will be briefed by the Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Clinical Operations and Management; Chief Consultant for Social Work Service; Director of Blind Rehabilitation Service; and Chief Consultant for Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Strategic Healthcare Group. On May 4, the Committee will be briefed by the Chief Consultant for Care Coordination, and Chief Consultant for Rehabilitation Services. No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Mr. Larry N. Long, Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Patient Care Services, Rehabilitation Services (117D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by e-mail at lonlar@va.gov. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 21108 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Notices Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or wishing further information should contact Mr. Long at (202) 461–7354. Dated: April 11, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Director of Regulations Management, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–9088 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities; Notice of Meeting mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities will be held on May 12–13, VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:32 Apr 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 2011, in Room 442, at the Export Import Bank, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The May 12 session will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the May 13 session will be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters of structural safety in the construction and remodeling of VA facilities and to recommend standards for use by VA in the construction and alteration of its facilities. On May 12, the Committee will review developments in the fields of fire safety issues and structural design as they relate to seismic and other natural hazards impact on the safety of buildings. On May 13, the Committee will receive appropriate briefings and presentations on current seismic, natural hazards, and fire safety issues that are particularly relevant to facilities owned and leased by the Department. The Committee will also discuss PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 appropriate structural and fire safety recommendations for inclusion in VA’s standards. No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Krishna K. Banga, Senior Structural Engineer, Facilities Quality Service, Office of Construction and Facilities Management (00CFM1A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or e-mail at krishna.banga@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Banga at (202) 461–8219. Dated: April 11, 2011. By Direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Director of Regulations Management, Office of the General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2011–9093 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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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 on May 3-4, 2011, in room 230, at VA Central Office, 810 
Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will convene at 8:30 
a.m. on both days, and will adjourn at 4:30 p.m. on May 3 and at 12 
noon on May 4. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on VA's prosthetics 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 disabilities programs which 
are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve 
Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, 
loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing 
impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life 
functions.
    On May 3, the Committee will be briefed by the Acting Assistant 
Deputy Under Secretary for Clinical Operations and Management; Chief 
Consultant for Social Work Service; Director of Blind Rehabilitation 
Service; and Chief Consultant for Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders 
Strategic Healthcare Group. On May 4, the Committee will be briefed by 
the Chief Consultant for Care Coordination, and Chief Consultant for 
Rehabilitation Services.
    No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the 
public. However, members of the public may submit written statements 
for review by the Committee to Mr. Larry N. Long, Designated Federal 
Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Patient Care Services, 
Rehabilitation Services (117D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by e-mail at 
lonlar@va.gov.

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Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or wishing 
further information should contact Mr. Long at (202) 461-7354.

    Dated: April 11, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Director of Regulations Management, Office of the General Counsel.
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