Proposed Information Collection (Applications and Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees); Activity: Comment Request, 8951-8952 [2015-03455]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 33 / Thursday, February 19, 2015 / Notices collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to evaluate a disabled veterans’ independent living needs. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 20, 2015. 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 (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0681’’ 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. 3501–21), 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. Title: Preliminary Independent Living (IL) Assessment, VA Form 28–0791. OMB Control Number: 2900–0681. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA case managers use VA Form 28–0791 while evaluating the independent living needs of veterans with severe disabilities. The data is used to determine the scope of the veteran’s independent living under the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. Affected Public: Individuals or households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Estimated Annual Burden: 2,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Dated: February 13, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–03446 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0205] Proposed Information Collection (Applications and Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees); Activity: Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 revision collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or 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. 2900–0205’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8951 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Revere at (202) 461–5694. 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. Titles: Applications and Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees. OMB Control Number: 2900–0205. Type of Review: Revision. Abstract: VA Forms 10–2850 and 2850a through care applications designed specifically to elicit appropriate information about each candidate’s qualifications for employment with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as well as educational and experience. To assure that a full evaluation of each candidate’s credentials can be made prior to employment, the forms require disclosure of details about all licenses ever held, Drug Enforcement Administration certification, board certification, clinical privileges, revoked certification or registration, liability insurance history, and involvement in malpractice proceedings. The collection of this information is authorized by Title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) 7403, (Veterans’ Benefits), which provides that appointments of Title 38 employees will be made only after qualifications have been satisfactorily verified in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Occupations listed in 38 U.S.C. 7401(1) and 7401(3) (Appointments in Veterans Health Administration), are appointed at a grade and step rate or an assignment based on careful evaluation of their education and experience. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 8952 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 33 / Thursday, February 19, 2015 / Notices Estimated Annual Burden: 153,833 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 412,787 Dated: February 13, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–03455 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0085] Agency Information Collection (Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals) Activity Under OMB Review Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, 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 Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 23, 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. 2900–0085’’ 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– 0085’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date. d Motions for Reconsideration. OMB Control Number: 2900–0085. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9, may be used by appellants to complete their appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) from a denial of VA benefits. The information is used by BVA to identify the issues in dispute and prepare a decision responsive to the appellant’s contentions and the legal and factual issues raised. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative: When the appellant’s representative withdraws from a case, both the appellant and the BVA must be informed so that the appellant’s rights may be adequately protected and so that the BVA may meet its statutory obligations to provide notice to the current representative. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date: VA provides hearings to appellants and their representatives, as required by basic Constitutional dueprocess and by Title 38 U.S.C. 7107(b). From time to time, hearing dates and/or times are changed, hearing requests withdrawn and new hearings requested after failure to appear at a scheduled hearing. The information is used to comply with the appellants’ or their representatives’ requests. d. Motions for Reconsideration: Decisions by BVA are final unless the Chairman orders reconsideration of the decision either on the Chairman’s initiative, or upon motion of a claimant. The Board Chairman, or his designee, uses the information provided in deciding whether reconsideration of a Board decision should be granted. 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 71506 on December 2, 2014. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit, and Not for profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—52,287 hours. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—183 hours. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—1,343 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 d. Motions for Reconsideration—642 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—1 hour. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—20 minutes. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—15 minutes (hearing date change), 15 minutes (request to withdraw a hearing),—1 hour (requests change a motion). d. Motions for Reconsideration—1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: a. Appeal to Board of Veterans’ Appeals, VA Form 9—54,340. b. Withdrawal of Services by a Representative—550. c. Request for Changes in Hearing Date—3,070. d. Motions for Reconsideration—642. Dated: February 13, 2015. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–03425 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee: National Academic Affiliations Council Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the National Academic Affiliations Council will be held March 31, 2015–April 1, 2015 in the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Conference Room, 1800 G Street NW., Suite 870, Washington, DC. The March 31st sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. On April 1st, sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 1 p.m. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary on matters affecting partnerships between VA and its academic affiliates. On March 31, the Council will discuss strategies for continued Graduate Medical Education (GME) expansion pertaining to the 2014 Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability (VACAA) Act; potential for health professions education expansion in rural areas; and potential new VA academic partnerships. On April 1, the Council will discuss nursing education, hear remarks from the Deputy Secretary of E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8951-8952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03455]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0205]


Proposed Information Collection (Applications and Appraisals for 
Employment for Title 38 Positions and Trainees); Activity: Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 revision collection, 
and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This 
notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, 
Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request 
reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a 
private institution.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; 
or 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. 2900-0205'' in 
any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through the 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 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.
    Titles: Applications and Appraisals for Employment for Title 38 
Positions and Trainees.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0205.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Abstract: VA Forms 10-2850 and 2850a through care applications 
designed specifically to elicit appropriate information about each 
candidate's qualifications for employment with Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA) as well as educational and experience. To assure that a 
full evaluation of each candidate's credentials can be made prior to 
employment, the forms require disclosure of details about all licenses 
ever held, Drug Enforcement Administration certification, board 
certification, clinical privileges, revoked certification or 
registration, liability insurance history, and involvement in 
malpractice proceedings.
    The collection of this information is authorized by Title 38, 
United States Code (U.S.C.) 7403, (Veterans' Benefits), which provides 
that appointments of Title 38 employees will be made only after 
qualifications have been satisfactorily verified in accordance with 
regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Occupations listed in 38 
U.S.C. 7401(1) and 7401(3) (Appointments in Veterans Health 
Administration), are appointed at a grade and step rate or an 
assignment based on careful evaluation of their education and 
experience.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

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    Estimated Annual Burden: 153,833 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 412,787

    Dated: February 13, 2015.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-03455 Filed 2-18-15; 8:45 am]
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