Agency Information Collection (Former Prisoner of War Medical History) Activities Under OMB Review, 63880-63881 [2015-26654]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 63880 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 203 / Wednesday, October 21, 2015 / Notices comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine applicants’ qualifications as a fee appraiser or compliance inspector. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 21, 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. 2900–0745’’ 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. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0745.’’ 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: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status. OMB Control Number: 2900–0745. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Applicants complete VA form 26–8621a to apply for a position as a designate fee appraiser or compliance inspector. VA will use the data collected to determine the applicant’s experience in the real estate valuation field. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:39 Oct 20, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. Title: Request for Certificate of Veteran Status. OMB Control Number: 2900–0745. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Applicants complete VA form 26–8621a to apply for a position as a designate fee appraiser or compliance inspector. VA will use the data collected to determine the applicant’s experience in the real estate valuation field. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 4 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25 or less. 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. 2015–26650 Filed 10–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0358] Agency Information Collection (Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Re-Enrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress) (VA Form 22–8873) Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits 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 Benefits Administration (VBA), 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2900–0358’’ 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– 0358.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Information for Change of Program or Re-enrollment After Unsatisfactory Attendance, Conduct or Progress, VA Form 22–8873. OMB Control Number: 2900–0358. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information from the claimant enables claims examiners to evaluate the suitability of a training program or evaluate the reasons for unsatisfactory attendance, conduct, or progress. The number of claimants is expected to increase due to chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill). 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 48960 on August 14, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 21,768 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,536. 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. 2015–26642 Filed 10–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0427] Agency Information Collection (Former Prisoner of War Medical History) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 203 / Wednesday, October 21, 2015 / Notices ACTION: Notice. 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. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 20, 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. 2900–0427 (Former Prisoner of War Medical History)’’ 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– 0427 (Former Prisoner of War Medical History)’’ in any correspondence. 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:39 Oct 20, 2015 Jkt 238001 of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: Former Prisoner of War Medical History. OMB Control Number: 2900–0427. Type of Review: Revision. Abstract: VA Form 10–0048, Former POW Medical History, is used to collect data in response to Public Law 97–37, the ‘‘Former Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 1981,’’ that liberalizes eligibility requirements and extends the existing benefits. Additionally, the National Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners Of War requires this information for their annual submission to Congress. VA physician will obtain the information on the VA Form 10–0048 during a medical examination. If these questions were not asked, the physician would be unable to assess the health care, disability compensation or rehabilitation needs of the Former Prisoner Of War (FPOW). The importance of collecting this very detailed information when the veteran is first seen is critical, not only with the physician evaluating the veteran but also by the rating specialist who will rate this claim. The rater also reviews the statements given by the veteran on this form not only at the first claim submission but in future years when other disabilities are claimed. Feedback from POW physicians in the field indicates their appreciation of the well thought out content and structure of the form. It is useful not only for Compensation and Pension examinations but also as a guide and reference for treatment planning for the FPOW patient. The questions in the form make it relevant for FPOWS of current as well as prior conflicts. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 113 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 90 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. 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. 2015–26654 Filed 10–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63881 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the San Francisco VA Medical Center Long Range Development Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, San Francisco VA Medical Center Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of Availability ROD. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), San Francisco Health Care System (SFHCS) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD are available by request by writing to Robin Flanagan, Planning Office, SFVAMC 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, telephone (415) 750–2049. The document is also available on the internet at the SFVAMC Web site: http://www.sanfrancisco.va.gov/ planning. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Flanagan, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121 or by telephone, (415) 750–2049. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SFVAMC, the only VA medical center in San Francisco County, has major space and parking deficiencies at its existing Fort Miley Campus. The mission of SFVAMC is to continue to be a major primary and tertiary care health care center providing cost-effective and highquality care to eligible Veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area and North Coast. SFVAMC strives to deliver needed care to Veterans while contributing to health care knowledge through research and education. VA can better meet its mission by integrating clinical care, education, and research, because such integration makes for more efficient and progressive overall care for Veterans. SFVAMC is also a ready resource for Department of Defense (DoD) as backup for Federal emergencies and serves as the local Federal Coordinating Center (FCC) in the event of a national emergency. SFVAMC has completed the waiting period for the Final EIS and is going forward with the ROD. VA issues the ROD for the Final LRDP/EIS as approved by, the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) Director. The LRDP/EIS analyzed four alternatives, including a no-action alternative. The full range of foreseeable environmental E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0427]


Agency Information Collection (Former Prisoner of War Medical 
History) Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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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 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.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before November 20, 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-
0427 (Former Prisoner of War Medical History)'' 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. 2900-0427 
(Former Prisoner of War Medical History)'' in any correspondence.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Titles: Former Prisoner of War Medical History.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0427.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Abstract: VA Form 10-0048, Former POW Medical History, is used to 
collect data in response to Public Law 97-37, the ``Former Prisoner of 
War Benefits Act of 1981,'' that liberalizes eligibility requirements 
and extends the existing benefits. Additionally, the National Advisory 
Committee on Former Prisoners Of War requires this information for 
their annual submission to Congress.
    VA physician will obtain the information on the VA Form 10-0048 
during a medical examination. If these questions were not asked, the 
physician would be unable to assess the health care, disability 
compensation or rehabilitation needs of the Former Prisoner Of War 
(FPOW). The importance of collecting this very detailed information 
when the veteran is first seen is critical, not only with the physician 
evaluating the veteran but also by the rating specialist who will rate 
this claim. The rater also reviews the statements given by the veteran 
on this form not only at the first claim submission but in future years 
when other disabilities are claimed. Feedback from POW physicians in 
the field indicates their appreciation of the well thought out content 
and structure of the form. It is useful not only for Compensation and 
Pension examinations but also as a guide and reference for treatment 
planning for the FPOW patient. The questions in the form make it 
relevant for FPOWS of current as well as prior conflicts.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 113 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 90 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 75.

    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. 2015-26654 Filed 10-20-15; 8:45 am]
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