Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, Notice of Meeting, 36309-36310 [2013-14243]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits related to a claimant’s diagnosis of an elbow and forearm. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900—NEW (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or Fax (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960M–4. OMB Control Number: 2900—NEW (Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire). Type of Review: New data collection. Abstract: The VA Form 21–0960M–4, Elbow and Forearm Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, will be used for disability compensation or pension claims which require an examination and/or receiving private VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 medical evidence that may potentially be sufficient for rating purposes. The form will be used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations and related to the claimant’s diagnosis of an elbow or forearm condition. VA will gather medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 10,000. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Dated: June 11, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–14226 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Intent To Grant An Exclusive License Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: 36309 holidays). Call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment. (This is not a toll-free number.) In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Technology Transfer Program, Office of Research and Development (10P9TT), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 443–5640. (This is not a toll-free number.) 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[FR Doc. 2013–14290 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P Notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), intends to grant TiSport, LLC, 2701 West Court Street, Pasco, WA 99301 an exclusive license to practice the following patent: U.S. Patent No. #6,892,421, ‘‘Oblique Angled Suspension Caster Fork for Wheelchairs,’’ issued May 17, 2005. Copies of the published patent may be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at www.uspto.gov. DATES: Comments must be received within 15 days from the date of this published Notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through www.regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to the Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will meet on June 17 and 18, 2013, in room 230 at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. each day and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on June 17 and at 12:30 p.m. on June 18. All sessions will be open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 36310 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research published since the last Committee meeting. The research presentations on June 17 will involve genomics, proteomics, and neuroimaging techniques currently being evaluated for diagnosing and treating Gulf War Veterans, and a drug treatment trial which is underway. On June 18, the Committee will receive updates on VA Gulf War research initiatives and ethics training. Both sessions will also include discussion of Committee business and activities. The meeting will include time reserved for public comments on both VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 days in the afternoon. A sign-up sheet for five-minute comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director, at VA Boston Healthcare System, Environmental Hazards Research Center and Neuropsychology, 116B–4, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or email at rwhite@bu.edu. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 as a part of the clearance process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. White at (617) 638– 4620 or Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443–5682. Dated: June 11, 2013. By Direction of the Secretary. Vivian Drake, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14243 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that the Research 
Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on June 17 
and 18, 2013, in room 230 at VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
Washington, DC. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. each day and adjourn 
at 5:30 p.m. on June 17 and at 12:30 p.m. on June 18. All sessions will 
be open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed 
research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to 
the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia 
theater of operations during the Gulf War.

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    The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War 
Veterans' illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research 
published since the last Committee meeting. The research presentations 
on June 17 will involve genomics, proteomics, and neuroimaging 
techniques currently being evaluated for diagnosing and treating Gulf 
War Veterans, and a drug treatment trial which is underway. On June 18, 
the Committee will receive updates on VA Gulf War research initiatives 
and ethics training. Both sessions will also include discussion of 
Committee business and activities.
    The meeting will include time reserved for public comments on both 
days in the afternoon. A sign-up sheet for five-minute comments will be 
available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 
1-2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for 
inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may 
also submit written statements for the Committee's review to Dr. 
Roberta White, Scientific Director, at VA Boston Healthcare System, 
Environmental Hazards Research Center and Neuropsychology, 116B-4, 150 
South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 or email at rwhite@bu.edu.
    Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo 
I.D. must be presented at the Guard's Desk as a part of the clearance 
process. Therefore, you should allow an additional 15 minutes before 
the meeting begins. Any member of the public seeking additional 
information should contact Dr. White at (617) 638-4620 or Dr. Victor 
Kalasinsky, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5682.

    Dated: June 11, 2013.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
Vivian Drake,
Committee Management Officer.
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