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Download as PDF 6178 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1700. Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 Hours, 03 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,430. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. 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[FR Doc. 2015–02152 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 4029 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 4029, Application for Exemption from Social Security and Medicare Taxes and Waiver of Benefits. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 6, 2015 to be assured of consideration. 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[FR Doc. 2015–02151 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to determine and report on the five occupations of personnel of title 38 of the Department covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401 for which there are the largest staffing shortages throughout the Department as calculated over the five-year period preceding the determination. The Secretary is required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. Based on its review, the IG identified the following five occupations as having the largest staffing shortages in the identified time period: Medical Officer, Nurse, Physician Assistant, Physician Therapist, and Psychologist. Additional information and analysis can be found at: www.va.gov/OIG. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Rasmussen, Management Review Service (10AR), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 Telephone: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices (202) 461–6643. (This is not a toll-free number.) Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on January 30, 2015, for publication. Dated: January 30, 2015. Michael P. Shores, Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–02229 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In keeping with its commitment to improve transparency, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) publishes wait-times for the scheduling of appointments in each VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and mental health services every two weeks. The Department also publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days with the address of the Web site where this waittime data can be accessed. This Federal mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 Register Notice announces the availability of the data on that Web site. 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Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on January 30, 2015, for publication. Dated: January 30, 2015 Michael P. Shores, Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–02205 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 23 (Wednesday, February 4, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Annual Determination of Staffing Shortages

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 7412 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) requires 
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General (IG) to 
determine and report on the five occupations of personnel of title 38 
of the Department covered under 38 U.S.C. 7401 for which there are the 
largest staffing shortages throughout the Department as calculated over 
the five-year period preceding the determination. The Secretary is 
required to publish these findings in the Federal Register. Based on 
its review, the IG identified the following five occupations as having 
the largest staffing shortages in the identified time period: Medical 
Officer, Nurse, Physician Assistant, Physician Therapist, and 
Psychologist. Additional information and analysis can be found at: 
www.va.gov/OIG.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Rasmussen, Management Review 
Service (10AR), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 Telephone:

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(202) 461-6643. (This is not a toll-free number.)

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jose D. 
Riojas, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this 
document on January 30, 2015, for publication.

    Dated: January 30, 2015.
Michael P. Shores,
Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office 
of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-02229 Filed 2-3-15; 8:45 am]
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