Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) Activities Under OMB Review, 6404-6405 [2013-01948]

Download as PDF 6404 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices with Department of Treasury Grants for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits. Abstract: The notice provides a description of the procedures that taxpayers will be required to follow to make an irrevocable election to take the investment tax credit for energy property under section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code in lieu of the production tax credit under section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 100. OMB Number: 1545–2165. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: TD 9479—Notice of Medical Necessity Criteria under the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act of 2008 (REG–120692–09 TEMP). Abstract: Section 9812 of the Code requires group health plans maintained by an employer with more than 50 employees to disclose upon request to participants and beneficiaries of the plan the medical necessity criteria used in making decisions regarding claims for benefits under the plan. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits, Not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,900. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01895 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0523] Agency Information Collection (Loan Analysis) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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, has submitted 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 March 1, 2013. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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– 0523’’ in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492, FAX (202) 632–7583 or email denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0523.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Loan Analysis, VA Form 26– 6393. OMB Control Number: 2900–0523. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–6393 is used to determine a veteran-borrower qualification for a VA-guaranteed loan. Lenders complete and submit the form to provide evidence of their decision to submit a prior approval loan application or close a loan on the automatic basis is based upon appropriate application of VA credit standards. 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 October 19, 2012, at pages 64385–64286. Affected Public: Federal Government. Estimated Annual Burden: 62,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000. Dated: January 24, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01946 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0742] Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 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. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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– 0742’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492, fax (202) 632–7583 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0742.’’ SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Titles: a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10–21092a. b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10–2109b. c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10–2109c. OMB Control Number: 2900–0742. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Approximately 25 percent military troops who were deployed in the first Persian Gulf War returned with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, typical of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowl syndrome. The data collected from the survey will assist VA in determining whether chronic gastrointestinal illness in Persian Gulf Veterans was caused by DATE: E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices the presence of bacteria in the intestines and whether eradication of these bacteria reduces symptoms of chronic diarrhea. 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 October 22, 2012 at pages 64597–64598. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: a. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10–2109a—41 hours. b. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10–2109b—31 hours. c. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10–21092c—3,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10–2109a—15 minutes. b. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10–2109b—10 minutes. c. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10–21092c—45 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10–21092a—4,000. b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10–21092b—165. c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10–21092c—189. Dated: January 23, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01948 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with [OMB Control No. 2900–0358] Agency Information Collection (Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Reenrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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– 0358’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492, fax (202) 632–7583 or email crystal.rennie@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0358.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Reenrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress, VA Form 22–8873. OMB Control Number: 2900–0358. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans and other eligible persons may change their program of education under conditions prescribed by Title 38 U.S.C. 3691. A claimant can normally make one change of program without VA approval. VA approval is required if the claimant makes any additional change of program. Before VA can approve benefits for a second or subsequent change of program, VA must first determine that the new program is suitable to the claimant’s aptitudes, interests, and abilities, or that the cause of any unsatisfactory progress or conduct has been resolved before entering into a different program. VA Form 22–8873 is used to gather the necessary information only if the suitability of the proposed training program cannot be established from information already available in the claimant’s VA education records or the results of academic or vocational counseling are not available to VA. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6405 control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 19, 2012 at pages 64384–64385. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 17,706 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35,411. Dated: January 24, 2012. By direction of the Secretary. William F. Russo, Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–01949 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 38 U.S.C. App. 2, that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans will be held on February 13–15, 2013. On February 13, the Committee will meet in Room 530 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. On February 14–15, the Committee will meet at 1722 Eye Street NW., Washington DC, from 8 a.m. on both days until 4 p.m. on February 15 and noon on February 16. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with an on-going assessment of the effectiveness of the policies, organizational structures, and services of the Department in assisting homeless Veterans. The Committee shall assemble and review information relating to the needs of homeless Veterans and provide on-going advice on the most appropriate means of providing assistance to homeless Veterans. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. On February 13, the agenda will include briefings from VA and other officials regarding services for homeless Veterans. The Committee will also receive briefings on the annual report. On February 14, the Committee will continue to receive briefings from VA and other officials regarding services for homeless Veterans. The Committee then E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6404-6405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0742]


Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal 
Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) 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 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.

DATE:  Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through 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. 2900-0742'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7492, fax (202) 632-7583 or email 
crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0742.''

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 
    Titles:
    a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf 
Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a.
    b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-2109b.
    c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-2109c.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0742.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Approximately 25 percent military troops who were 
deployed in the first Persian Gulf War returned with persistent 
gastrointestinal symptoms, typical of diarrhea-predominant irritable 
bowl syndrome. The data collected from the survey will assist VA in 
determining whether chronic gastrointestinal illness in Persian Gulf 
Veterans was caused by

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the presence of bacteria in the intestines and whether eradication of 
these bacteria reduces symptoms of chronic diarrhea.
    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 October 22, 2012 at pages 64597-64598.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden:
    a. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-2109a--41 hours.
    b. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-2109b--31 hours.
    c. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf 
Veterans, VA Form 10-21092c--3,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
    a. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-2109a--15 minutes.
    b. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-2109b--10 
minutes.
    c. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf 
Veterans, VA Form 10-21092c--45 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf 
Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a--4,000.
    b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-21092b--165.
    c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-21092c--189.

    Dated: January 23, 2013.
    By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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