Proposed Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals) Activity Comment Request, 60135-60136 [2011-24830]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–21), this notice announces that the Office of Human Resources and Administration (OHR&A), 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 October 28, 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– 0717’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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. 2900–0717.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Titles a. Child Care Subsidy Application Form, VA Form 0730a. b. Child Care Provider Information (For the Child Care Subsidy Program), VA Form 0730b. OMB Control Number: 2900–0717. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstracts a. VA employees complete VA Form 0730a to request participation in VA’s child care subsidy program. VA will use the data collected to determine the percentage of monthly cost to be subsidized for child care. b. VA Form 0730b is completed by the child care provider. The data will be used to determine whether the child care provider is licensed and/or regulated by the state to perform child care. 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 July 22, 2011, at page 44091. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden a. VA Form 0730a—667 hours. b. VA Form 0730b—333 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent a. VA Form 0730a—20 minutes. b. VA Form 0730B—10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents a. VA Form 0730a—2,000. b. VA Form 0730b—2,000. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–24829 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0085] Proposed Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals) Activity Comment Request Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), 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 process appeals for denial of VA benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 28, 2011. SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Sue Hamlin, Board of Veterans’ Appeals (01C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail sue.hamlin@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0085’’ in any correspondence. During the comment ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60135 period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Hamlin at (202) 461–8194. 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, BVA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of BVA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of BVA’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. Titles: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date. d. Motions for Reconsideration. OMB Control Number: 2900–0085. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9, may be used by appellants to complete their appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) from a denial of VA benefits. The information is used by BVA to identify the issues in dispute and prepare a decision responsive to the appellant’s contentions and the legal and factual issues raised. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative: When the appellant’s representative withdraws from a case, both the appellant and the BVA must be informed so that the appellant’s rights may be adequately protected and so that the BVA may meet its statutory obligations to provide notice to the current representative. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date: VA provides hearings to appellants and their representatives, as required by basic Constitutional dueprocess and by Title 38 U.S.C. 7107(b). From time to time, hearing dates and/or E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60136 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2011 / Notices times are changed, hearing requests withdrawn and new hearings requested after failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. The information is used to comply with the appellants’ or their representatives’ requests. d. Motions for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the Chairman’s initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit, and Not for profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—45,850 hours. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—183 hours. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—1,212 hours. d. Motions for Reconsideration—846 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—1 hour. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—20 minutes. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—15 minutes (hearing date change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),—1 hour (requests change a motion). d. Motions for Reconsideration—1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—45,850. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—550. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—2,733. d. Motions for Reconsideration—846. Dated: September 22, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–24830 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] October 17–18, 2011, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, 245 West Houston Street, Manhattan, New York, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review relevant information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation. The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public comments in the afternoon. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1–2 page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. The public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Robert Watkins, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation and Pension Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, or e-mail at Robert.Watkins2@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Watkins at (202) 461–9214 Dated: September 22, 2011. By Direction of the Secretary. Vivian Drake, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–24872 Filed 9–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Reasonable Charges for Inpatient MS– DRGs and SNF Medical Services; V3.8, 2012 Fiscal Year Update Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation will meet on VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:20 Sep 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Section 17.101 of Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations sets forth the Department of Veterans Affairs SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (VA) medical regulations concerning ‘‘Reasonable Charges’’ for medical care or services provided or furnished by VA to a veteran: —For a nonservice-connected disability for which the veteran is entitled to care (or the payment of expenses of care) under a health plan contract; —For a nonservice-connected disability incurred incident to the veteran’s employment and covered under a worker’s compensation law or plan that provides reimbursement or indemnification for such care and services; or —For a nonservice-connected disability incurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in a State that requires automobile accident reparations insurance. The regulations include methodologies for establishing billed amounts for the following types of charges: acute inpatient facility charges; skilled nursing facility/sub-acute inpatient facility charges; partial hospitalization facility charges; outpatient facility charges; physician and other professional charges, including professional charges for anesthesia services and dental services; pathology and laboratory charges; observation care facility charges; ambulance and other emergency transportation charges; and charges for durable medical equipment, drugs, injectables, and other medical services, items, and supplies identified by Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II codes. The regulations also provide that data for calculating actual charge amounts at individual VA facilities based on these methodologies will either be published in a notice in the Federal Register or will be posted on the Internet site of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief Business Office, currently at http://www1.va.gov/CBO/apps/rates/ index.asp, under ‘‘Reasonable Charges Data Sources.’’ Certain charges are hereby updated as described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. These changes are effective October 1, 2011. When charges for medical care or services provided or furnished at VA expense by either VA or non-VA providers have not been established under other provisions of the regulations, the method for determining VA’s charges is set forth at 38 CFR 17.101(a)(8). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Romona Greene, Chief Business Office (10NB1A), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0085]


Proposed Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans' 
Appeals) Activity Comment Request

AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 process appeals for denial of VA benefits.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before November 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Sue Hamlin, Board of Veterans' Appeals (01C), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or e-mail sue.hamlin@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0085'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments 
may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Hamlin at (202) 461-8194.

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, BVA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of BVA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of BVA'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.
    Titles:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative.
    c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date.
    d. Motions for Reconsideration.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0085.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9, may be used by 
appellants to complete their appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals 
(BVA) from a denial of VA benefits. The information is used by BVA to 
identify the issues in dispute and prepare a decision responsive to the 
appellant's contentions and the legal and factual issues raised.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative: When the appellant's 
representative withdraws from a case, both the appellant and the BVA 
must be informed so that the appellant's rights may be adequately 
protected and so that the BVA may meet its statutory obligations to 
provide notice to the current representative.
    c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date: VA provides hearings to 
appellants and their representatives, as required by basic 
Constitutional due-process and by Title 38 U.S.C. 7107(b). From time to 
time, hearing dates and/or

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times are changed, hearing requests withdrawn and new hearings 
requested after failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. The 
information is used to comply with the appellants' or their 
representatives' requests.
    d. Motions for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless 
the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the 
Chairman's initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board 
Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding 
whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for 
profit, and Not for profit institutions.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--45,850 hours.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--183 hours.
    c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--1,212 hours.
    d. Motions for Reconsideration--846 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--1 hour.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--20 minutes.
    c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--15 minutes (hearing date 
change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),--1 hour (requests 
change a motion).
    d. Motions for Reconsideration--1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents:
    a. Appeal to Board of Veterans' Appeals, VA Form 9--45,850.
    b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative--550.
    c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date--2,733.
    d. Motions for Reconsideration--846.

    Dated: September 22, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-24830 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am]
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