Proposed Information Collection (Caution to Bidders-Bid Envelopes) Activity: Comment Request, 21710-21711 [2013-08509]

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[FR Doc. 2013–08411 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0593] Proposed Information Collection (Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes) Activity: Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OA&L), 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 identify bid envelopes from other mail parcels. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Sylvester Rainey, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: sylvester.rainey@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0593’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvester Rainey at (202) 632–5339 or Fax at (202) 343–1434. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, OA&L invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OA&L’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OA&L’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: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 852.214– 70, Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes. OMB Control Number: 2900–0593. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VAAR provision 852.214– 70, Caution to Bidders—Bid Envelopes, advises bidders that it is their responsibility to ensure their bid price cannot be ascertained by anyone prior to bid opening. It also advises bidders to identify their bids by showing the invitation number and bid opening date on the outside of the bid envelope. The information requested from bidders is needed to identify bid envelopes from other mail or packages received and to ensure the bids are delivered to the proper bid opening room on time and prior to bid opening. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 960 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 seconds. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 346,000. Dated: April 8, 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. 2013–08509 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0600] Proposed Information Collection (Regulation for Reconsideration of Denied Claims) 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 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, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to request an informal review of veterans’ denied healthcare benefits claims. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 10, 2013 ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; or email: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0600’’ 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. DATES: 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, 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21711 (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: Regulation for Reconsideration of Denied Claims. OMB Control Number: 2900–0600. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans who disagree with the initial decision denying their healthcare benefits in whole or in part may obtain reconsideration by submitting a request in writing within one year of the date of the initial decision. The request must state why the decision is in error and include any new and relevant information not previously considered. This process reduces both formal appeals and allows decision making to be more responsive to veterans using the VA healthcare system. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 50,826 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 101,652. Dated: April 8, 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. 2013–08508 Filed 4–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0585] Proposed Information Collection (Brand Name or Equal) Activity: Comment Request Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OA&L), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0593]


Proposed Information Collection (Caution to Bidders--Bid 
Envelopes) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OA&L), 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 identify bid envelopes from other mail parcels.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; 
or to Sylvester Rainey, Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420; or email: sylvester.rainey@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0593'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvester Rainey at (202) 632-5339 or 
Fax at (202) 343-1434.

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

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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, OA&L 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OA&L's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OA&L'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: Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Provision 
852.214-70, Caution to Bidders--Bid Envelopes.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0593.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VAAR provision 852.214-70, Caution to Bidders--Bid 
Envelopes, advises bidders that it is their responsibility to ensure 
their bid price cannot be ascertained by anyone prior to bid opening. 
It also advises bidders to identify their bids by showing the 
invitation number and bid opening date on the outside of the bid 
envelope. The information requested from bidders is needed to identify 
bid envelopes from other mail or packages received and to ensure the 
bids are delivered to the proper bid opening room on time and prior to 
bid opening.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 960 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 seconds.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 346,000.

    Dated: April 8, 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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