Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings-November 2015, 65873-65874 [2015-27254]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices (DIBs) may extend this agreement for 12 months provided the agencies certify to their DIBs, within three months of the ending date of the original agreement, that the matching program will be conducted without change and that the matching program has been conducted in compliance with the original agreement. Written comments may be submitted through www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to the Director, Regulations Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. Copies of comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment. In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Klusman, Pension Analyst, Pension and Fiduciary Service (21PF), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632–8863. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VA plans to match records of applicants and beneficiaries who have applied for or who are receiving needs-based VA benefits, with unearned income ADDRESSES: information maintained by IRS. VA will use this information to verify income information submitted by applicants and beneficiaries and deny or adjust VA benefit payments as prescribed by law. The matching program will enable VA to ensure accurate reporting of income. The legal authority to conduct this match is 38 U.S.C. 5106, which requires any Federal department or agency to provide VA information upon request for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits or verifying other information that affects payment of benefits. In addition, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7) authorizes IRS to disclose Federal tax information to VA. VA records involved in the match are in ‘‘Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records—VA (58VA21/22/ 28),’’ a system of records that was first published at 41 FR 9294 (March 3, 1976), amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 42593 (July 19, 2012). The IRS records are from the system of records identified as the Information Return Master File (IRMF)/IRS 22.061, as published at 73 FR 13302 (March 12, 2008), amended and republished in its entirety at 77 FR 47946–947 (August 10, 2012), through the Disclosure of Information to Federal, State and Local Agencies (DIFSLA) program. In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2) and (r), VA is providing copies of the agreement to both Houses of Congress and to OMB. VA is publishing this Federal Register notice in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(12). Subcommittee 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 October 8, 2015, for publication. Dated: October 13, 2015. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–27244 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings—November 2015 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2 that the subcommittees of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the dates indicated below (unless otherwise listed): Date Surgery ..................................................................... Infectious Diseases-B ............................................... Nephrology ............................................................... Hematology ............................................................... Cellular and Molecular Medicine .............................. Infectious Diseases-A ............................................... November November November November November November 18, 19, 19, 20, 23, 23, 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 65873 Location ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ Corporation for Enterprise Development. American College of Surgeons. National Postal Museum, Blount Center. VA Central Office.* VA Central Office. US Access Board. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The addresses of the meeting sites are: American College of Surgeons, 20 F Street NE., Washington, DC. Corporation for Enterprise Development, 1200 G Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC. National Postal Museum, Blount Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC. US Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC. VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE., Suite 600, Washington, DC. * Teleconference. The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include diverse medical specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical science research. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research proposals. However, the JBL/CS SMRB teleconference meeting will be open to the public; date, time and location will be announced later. The closed subcommittee meetings involve discussion, examination, and reference to staff and consultant PO 00000 Frm 00187 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 critiques of research proposals. Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action regarding the research E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 65874 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 207 / Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / Notices proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in accordance with title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and (9)(B). Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members should contact Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443–5672 or email at alex.chiu@va.gov. Dated: October 22, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27254 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 that a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans will be held Thursday and Friday, November 5–6, 2015. The meeting on both days will be conducted at the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Headquarters Offices, located at 1717 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20006, in Conference Room 430C. The agenda for these two days will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. The meeting on both days is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to review the post-war readjustment needs of combat Veterans and to evaluate the availability, effectiveness and coordination of VA programs required to meet Veterans’ readjustment service needs. On November 5, the Committee will conduct a round table discussion with a panel of VSO national leaders. The focus of the discussion will be to explore common areas of interest and potential partnership regarding the full scope of Veterans’ post-war readjustment. The November 5 agenda will also include briefings on the current activities of the Readjustment Counseling Service (RCS) Vet Center program to include the full scope of outreach and readjustment counseling services provided to combat Veterans, Service members and families. The briefing will focus on the coordination VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Oct 26, 2015 Jkt 238001 of Vet Center services with VHA health care, mental health, and social work services. The Committee will also receive a briefing from VHA Care Management and Social Work Services program officials focusing on the key role of social work services for the psychological, social, and economic readjustment of combat Veterans. Program officials from VHA’s Office of Academic Affiliations will meet with the Committee to discuss avenues for increasing the use of the Vet Centers as student rotation sites of value for the educational readjustment of combat Veterans. On November 6, Committee members will conduct a roundtable discussion with staff members from the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs. The Committee’s purpose is to engage the staffers in discussion to explore the full scope of combat Veterans’ readjustment and to ensure the Committee’s deliberations are synchronized with the priorities of Congress. The Committee will also receive briefings from VHA mental health program officials focusing on the key role of mental health services for the psychological, social, and economic readjustment of combat Veterans. The agenda for November 6 will conclude with a Committee strategic planning session for developing the observations and conclusions for inclusion in the Committee’s 2016 report. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, members of the public may direct written questions or submit prepared statements for review by the Committee before the meeting to Mr. Charles M. Flora, M.S.W., Designated Federal Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Because the meeting will be in a Government building, please provide valid photo identification for check-in. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting for the check-in process. If you plan to attend or have questions concerning the meeting, please contact Mr. Flora at (202) 461–6525 or by email at charles.flora@va.gov. Dated: October 21, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27206 Filed 10–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00188 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974: Computer Matching Program Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of Computer Match Program. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to conduct a computer matching program with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Data from the proposed match will be used to verify the earned income of nonservice-connected veterans, and those veterans who are zero percent service-connected (noncompensable), whose eligibility for VA medical care is based on their inability to defray the cost of medical care. These veterans supply household income information that includes their spouses and dependents at the time of application for VA health care benefits. DATES: Effective Date: This match will start October 9, 2015, unless comments dictate otherwise. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulations Policy and Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; fax to (202) 273–9026; or email through http://www.Regulations.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 for an appointment (this is not a toll free number). In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benita K. Miller, MHA, FACHE, Director, Health Eligibility Center, (404) 848–5300 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Veterans Affairs has statutory authorization under 38 U.S.C. 5317, 38 U.S.C. 5106, 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(7)(D)(viii) and 5 U.S.C. 552a to establish matching agreements and request and use income information from other agencies for purposes of verification of income for determining eligibility for benefits. 38 U.S.C. 1710(a) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 207 (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65873-65874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27254]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical 
Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review 
Board; Notice of Meetings--November 2015

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act 5 U.S.C. App. 2 that the subcommittees 
of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and 
Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit 
Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the dates 
indicated below (unless otherwise listed):

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         Subcommittee                  Date               Location
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Surgery.......................  November 18, 2015  Corporation for
                                                    Enterprise
                                                    Development.
Infectious Diseases-B.........  November 19, 2015  American College of
                                                    Surgeons.
Nephrology....................  November 19, 2015  National Postal
                                                    Museum, Blount
                                                    Center.
Hematology....................  November 20, 2015  VA Central Office.*
Cellular and Molecular          November 23, 2015  VA Central Office.
 Medicine.
Infectious Diseases-A.........  November 23, 2015  US Access Board.
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The addresses of the meeting sites are:
American College of Surgeons, 20 F Street NE., Washington, DC.
Corporation for Enterprise Development, 1200 G Street NW., Suite 400,
  Washington, DC.
National Postal Museum, Blount Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE.,
  Washington, DC.
US Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC.
VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE., Suite 600, Washington, DC.
* Teleconference.

    The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the 
scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of 
investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review 
evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include diverse medical 
specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral, and 
clinical science research.
    The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the 
review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research 
proposals. However, the JBL/CS SMRB teleconference meeting will be open 
to the public; date, time and location will be announced later.
    The closed subcommittee meetings involve discussion, examination, 
and reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. 
Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and 
qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of 
which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information 
could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action 
regarding the research

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proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, as 
amended by Public Law 94-409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in 
accordance with title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and (9)(B).
    Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the 
closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members 
should contact Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420, at (202) 443-5672 or email at alex.chiu@va.gov.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
Rebecca Schiller,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-27254 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]
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