Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse-Government Life Insurance); Comment Request, 7701-7702 [2015-02818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 28 / Wednesday, February 11, 2015 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Dated: February 6, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–02827 Filed 2–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0701] Agency Information Collection (VA Form 10–21081 Bereaved Family Member Satisfaction Survey) 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 March 13, 2015. 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. 2900–0701 (Bereaved Family Member Satisfaction Survey)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. 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. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0701(Bereaved Family Member Satisfaction Survey)’’ in any correspondence. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Title: Bereaved Family Member Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900–0701. Type of Review: Revision of an approved collection. Abstract: The death rate for Veterans will continue to grow as the number of Veterans 85 years of age and older is projected to increase by 32 percent between 2009 and 2018. Given this trend, the VA will face substantial challenges in providing care to Veterans near the end of life. For example, extensive data from non-VA health care systems demonstrates that physical symptoms like pain, dyspnea and nausea are common in advanced illness, but are under-recognized and inadequately managed. Other studies have found that providers often lack the time and communication skills to discuss goals of care and treatment preferences with patients and families; there is strong evidence that when providers fail to discuss goals of care with patients and families, patients often receive unwanted, aggressive lifesustaining treatment that is not consistent with their preferences. A related problem has been the high incidence of deaths in an acute care setting. As many Veterans approaching end of life may prefer a more quiet and comfortable setting than can be provided in acute care, with improved communications and availability of services much of this end of life care could be shifted to a VA hospice unit or to hospice in the Veteran’s home. The VA has been and continues to be a leader among healthcare systems in the provision of hospice and palliative care. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7701 National VA initiatives have been implemented and continue to support the development and expertise of palliative care consult teams. 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 at 79 FR 70282, on November 25, 2014. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,833 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000. Dated: February 6, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–02828 Filed 2–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0128] Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse—Government Life Insurance); Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine claimants’ eligibility to reinstate lapsed Government Life Insurance policy. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 7702 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 28 / Wednesday, February 11, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0128’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS at www.Regulations.gov. 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 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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 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. Titles: a. Notice of Lapse—Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29–389. b. Application for Reinstatement, VA Form 29–389–1. OMB Control Number: 2900–0128. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 29–389 and 29– 389–1 are used to inform claimants that their government life insurance has lapsed or will lapse due to non payment of premiums. The claimant must PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 complete the application to reinstate the insurance and to elect to pay the past due premiums. VA uses the data collected to determine the claimant’s eligibility for reinstatement of such insurance. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VA Form 29–389—3,399 hours. b. VA Form 29–389–1—1,060 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VA Form 29–389—12 minutes. b. VA Form 29–389–1—10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VA Form 29–389—16,993. b. VA Form 29–389–1—6,359. Dated: February 6, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 28 (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)]
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[Pages 7701-7702]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0128]


Proposed Information Collection (Notice of Lapse--Government Life 
Insurance); Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 revision of 
a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on 
information needed to determine claimants' eligibility to reinstate 
lapsed Government Life Insurance policy.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through

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Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to 
Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0128'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS at www.Regulations.gov.

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 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, 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.
    Titles:
    a. Notice of Lapse--Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-389.
    b. Application for Reinstatement, VA Form 29-389-1.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0128.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Forms 29-389 and 29-389-1 are used to inform claimants 
that their government life insurance has lapsed or will lapse due to 
non payment of premiums. The claimant must complete the application to 
reinstate the insurance and to elect to pay the past due premiums. VA 
uses the data collected to determine the claimant's eligibility for 
reinstatement of such insurance.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. VA Form 29-389--3,399 hours.
    b. VA Form 29-389-1--1,060 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. VA Form 29-389--12 minutes.
    b. VA Form 29-389-1--10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. VA Form 29-389--16,993.
    b. VA Form 29-389-1--6,359.

    Dated: February 6, 2015.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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