Agency Information Collection-Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement Under OMB Review, 47563 [2015-19479]

Download as PDF 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0674]


Agency Information Collection--Clarification of a Notice of 
Disagreement Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 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. Sec. Sec.  
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. Sec.  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).
    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]
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