Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans Choice Program, 47562-47563 [2015-19414]

Download as PDF 47562 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 152 / Friday, August 7, 2015 / Notices Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Otis Simpson at 1–888–912–1227 or 202– 317–3332. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Taxpayer Assistance Center Improvements Project Committee will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate must be made with Otis Simpson. For more information please contact: Otis Simpson at 1–888–912– 1227 or 202–317–3332, TAP Office, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 1509—National Office, Washington, DC 20224, or contact us at the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The committee will be discussing various issues related to the Taxpayer Assistance Centers and public input is welcomed. Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by email at PRA@treasury.gov or the entire information collection request may be found at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) BILLING CODE 4830–01–P OMB Number: 1545–1641. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection. Title: Rev. 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[FR Doc. 2015–19514 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2015–19360 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Department of the Treasury. Notice. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 8, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Aug 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Establishment of Commission on Care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hereby gives notice of the establishment of the Commission on Care (‘‘the Commission’’), authorized by section 202 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA), The Commission will examine the access of Veterans to health care from VA and strategically examine the access of Veterans how best to organize the Veterans Health Administration, locate health care resources, and deliver health care to Veterans during the 20-year PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period beginning on the date of the enactment of VACAA, August 7, 2014. The Commission members will be composed of 15 voting members who are appointed by the President and Congressional leadership for the life of the Commission in accordance with section 202(a)(2) of VACAA. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Ms. Susan Webman, Executive Director (10P1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC or email at Susan.Webman@va.gov or phone at (202) 461–4057. Dated: August 3, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–19363 Filed 8–6–15; 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 twice each month. VA also publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days with the address of the Web site where this wait-time data can be accessed. This Notice announces the availability of the data on that Web site. ADDRESSES: The wait-time data for all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers and clinics is available on the following Web site: http:// www.va.gov/health/access-audit.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joe Francis, Director, Clinical Analytics and Reporting, Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 Telephone: (202) 302–3310. (This is not a toll-free number.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 206 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–146, ‘‘the Act’’) directed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Act, to publish in the Federal Register, and on a publiclyaccessible Internet Web site of each VA Medical Center, the wait-times for the scheduling of an appointment in each SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 152 / Friday, August 7, 2015 / Notices VA facility for the receipt of primary care, specialty care, and hospital care and medical services based on the general severity of the condition of the veteran. Whenever the wait-times for the scheduling of such an appointment change, the Act also requires the Secretary to publish the revised waittimes on a publicly-accessible Internet Web site of each VA Medical Center not later than 30 days after such change and in the Federal Register not later than 90 days after such change. VA publishes wait-times for the scheduling of appointments in each VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and mental health services twice each month. VA also publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days to notify the public of the availability of this wait-time data. This wait-time data uses the Veteran’s preferred date or the clinically appropriate date for scheduling an appointment. The wait-time data report, which also includes data at the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic level for all VA facilities, can be found using the following link: http://www.va.gov/ health/access-audit.asp. 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. Robert L. Nabors II, Chief of Staff, approved this document on August 3, 2015, for publication. Dated: August 4, 2015. William F. Russo, Acting Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–19414 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0674] Agency Information Collection— Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement Under OMB Review Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Aug 06, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 September 8, 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. 2900–0674’’ in any correspondence. 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– 0674’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Clarification of Notice of Disagreement. OMB Control Number: 2900–0674. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Appellate review of the denial of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits is initiated by a claimant, or his/her representative, filing a Notice of Disagreement. 38 U.S.C.A. §§ 7105(a), (b)(2). A Notice of Disagreement is a written communication that expresses (1) dissatisfaction or disagreement with an adjudicative determination by the agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ) and (2) a desire to contest the result. 38 U.S.C.A. § 7105; 38 CFR 20.201. No special form or wording is required; however, the Notice of Disagreement must identify the specific determinations with which the claimant disagrees, and must be in terms that can be reasonably construed as disagreement with the AOJ’s determination and a desire for appellate review. Id. If the AOJ receives a written communication expressing dissatisfaction or disagreement within one year (or 60 days for simultaneously contested claims) of mailing an adverse decision, but cannot clearly identify that communication as expressing an intent to appeal, or cannot identify which claims the claimant wants to appeal, then the AOJ will contact the claimant orally or in writing to request clarification of his/her intent. 38 CFR 19.26(b). PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47563 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 80 FR 8764 on February 18, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 122,487. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1 hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 122,487. By direction of the Secretary. Kathleen M. Manwell. Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–19479 Filed 8–6–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0002] Proposed Information Collection: Income, Net Worth and Employment Statement (in Support of Claim for Total Disability Benefits) and Application for Pension Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice; comment request. 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 the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 6, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47562-47563]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19414]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Publication of Wait-Times for the Department for the Veterans 
Choice Program

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 twice each month. VA also 
publishes a Federal Register Notice every 90 days with the address of 
the Web site where this wait-time data can be accessed. This Notice 
announces the availability of the data on that Web site.

ADDRESSES: The wait-time data for all Veterans Health Administration 
(VHA) medical centers and clinics is available on the following Web 
site: http://www.va.gov/health/access-audit.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Joe Francis, Director, Clinical 
Analytics and Reporting, Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 Telephone: (202) 302-3310. (This is 
not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 206 of the Veterans Access, Choice, 
and Accountability Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-146, ``the Act'') directed 
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), not later than 90 days after 
the date of the enactment of the Act, to publish in the Federal 
Register, and on a publicly-accessible Internet Web site of each VA 
Medical Center, the wait-times for the scheduling of an appointment in 
each

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VA facility for the receipt of primary care, specialty care, and 
hospital care and medical services based on the general severity of the 
condition of the veteran. Whenever the wait-times for the scheduling of 
such an appointment change, the Act also requires the Secretary to 
publish the revised wait-times on a publicly-accessible Internet Web 
site of each VA Medical Center not later than 30 days after such change 
and in the Federal Register not later than 90 days after such change.
    VA publishes wait-times for the scheduling of appointments in each 
VA facility for primary care, specialty care, and mental health 
services twice each month. VA also publishes a Federal Register Notice 
every 90 days to notify the public of the availability of this wait-
time data. This wait-time data uses the Veteran's preferred date or the 
clinically appropriate date for scheduling an appointment.
    The wait-time data report, which also includes data at the 
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic level for all VA facilities, can be 
found using the following link: http://www.va.gov/health/access-audit.asp.

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. Robert L. 
Nabors II, Chief of Staff, approved this document on August 3, 2015, 
for publication.

    Dated: August 4, 2015.
William F. Russo,
Acting Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-19414 Filed 8-6-15; 8:45 am]
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