Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request, 3272-3273 [2014-00783]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3272 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 12 / Friday, January 17, 2014 / Notices contractor’s own forces. The VAAR clause implements the FAR clause by requiring the contractor to provide information to the contracting officer on how the contractor intends to fulfill this contractual obligation. The contracting officer uses this information to ensure that the contractor complies with the contract requirements. b. Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Work Coordination, require construction contractors, on contracts involving complex mechanicalelectrical work, to furnish coordination drawings showing the manner in which utility lines will fit into available spaces and relate to each other and to the existing building elements. The information is used by the contracting officer and VA engineer assigned to the project to resolve any problems relating to the installation of utilities on construction contract. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), requires construction contractors to submit a schedule of costs for work to be performed under the contract. If the contract includes guarantee period services, Alternate I requires contractor to submit information on the total and itemized costs of the guarantee period services and to submit a performance plan/program. The information is needed to allow the contracting officer to determine the correct amount to pay the contractor as work progresses and to properly proportion the amount paid for guarantee period services. The difference between this clause and the one above 852.236–82 is that this clause requires the contractor to use a computerized Network Analysis System (NAS) to prepare the cost estimate. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress, requires construction contractors, on contracts that do not require the use of a NAS, to submit a progress schedule. The information is used by the contracting officer to track the contractor’s progress VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jan 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 under the contract and to determine whether or not the contractor is making satisfactory progress. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes. FAR Clause 52.243– 4 authorizes the contracting officer to order changes to a construction contract but does not specifically require the contractor to submit cost proposals for those changes. VAAR Clause 852.236– 88 requires contractors to submit cost proposal for changes ordered by the contracting officer or for changes proposed by the contractor. This information is needed to allow the contracting officer and the contractor to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on how much to pay the contractor for the proposed changes to the contract. It is also used by the contracting officer to determine whether or not to authorize the proposed changes or whether or not additional or alternate cost proposals for changes are needed. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals and households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—60 hours. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—920 hours. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1,219 hours. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—46 hours. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1828.5 hours. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—729 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—1 hour. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—10 hours. c. VAAR Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1 hour. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—30 minutes. e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1 hour. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—3 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents a. VAAR Clause 852.236–72, Performance of Work by the Contractor—60. b. VAAR Alternate I to Clause 852.236–80, Subcontracts and Work Coordination—92. c. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 852.236–82, Payments Under FixedPrice Construction Contracts (without NAS), including Alternate 1—1,219. d. VAAR Clause 852.236–83, Payments Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts (with NAS), including Alternate 1—92 e. VAAR Clause 852.236–84, Schedule of Work Progress—1,219. f. VAAR Clause 852.236–88, Contract Changes, Supplements FAR Clause 52.243–4, Changes—243. Dated: January 14, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–00825 Filed 1–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0556] Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) 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 collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed DATES: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 12 / Friday, January 17, 2014 / Notices collection of information should be received on or before March 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Audrey Revere, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: Audrey.revere@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0556’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Revere at (202) 461–5694. 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, 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; (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: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10–0137. OMB Control Number: 2900–0556. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: A claimant admitted to a VA medical facility completes VA Form 10–0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decisions about the claimant’s medical treatment, and to record specific instructions about the claimant’s treatment preferences in the event the claimant no longer can express their preferred treatment. VA’s health care professionals use the data collected to carry out the claimant’s wish. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 171,811 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Jan 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622. Dated: January 13, 2014. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–00783 Filed 1–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900—NEW] Agency Information Collection (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences With Recruitment Restrictions) 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: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3273 Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– NEW (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions)’’ in any correspondence. 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, 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; (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW, (Veterans, Researchers, and IRB Members Experiences with Recruitment Restrictions). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: The VHA Office of Research Development has launched a Research Best Practices initiative to study ways to improve the conduct of research within the VA. All study data will be analyzed by the investigators using qualitative research methods to understand Veterans’ preferences on research recruitment methods. The data will be published in peer-review medical literature and presented at the HSR&D national meeting, if accepted for such. 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 31, 2013 at page 65452. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 192 Burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 120 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0556]


Proposed Information Collection (Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 collection, and allow 
60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice 
solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for 
improvement in clinical training programs.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed

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collection of information should be received on or before March 18, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Audrey Revere, Office of Regulatory and 
Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email: Audrey.revere@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0556'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments 
may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Revere at (202) 461-5694.

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, 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; (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: VA Advance Directive: Living Will and Durable Power of 
Attorney for Health Care, VA Form 10-0137.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0556.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: A claimant admitted to a VA medical facility completes VA 
Form 10-0137 to appoint a health care agent to make decisions about the 
claimant's medical treatment, and to record specific instructions about 
the claimant's treatment preferences in the event the claimant no 
longer can express their preferred treatment. VA's health care 
professionals use the data collected to carry out the claimant's wish.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 171,811 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 343,622.

    Dated: January 13, 2014.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-00783 Filed 1-16-14; 8:45 am]
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