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[FR Doc. 2015–28542 Filed 11–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0730] Agency Information Collection (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69783 (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. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 10, 2015. DATES: 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. 2900–0730 (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory)’’ 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– 0730 (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory) in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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. 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The originally approved OMB project (VA Form 10– 21087) involved collecting data from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans to further refine and validate updated Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory (DRRI) scales with respect to mental health outcomes. The purpose of the present request for a revision to this OMB-approved project is to conduct additional data collections with OEF/ OIF Veterans who participated in the original survey for the purpose of further exploring the construct validity of these scales. Specifically, the goal of this follow-up study is to examine VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Nov 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 deployment-related factors assessed in the DRRI as they relate to subsequently assessed occupational and family outcomes, as well as VA service use. The long-term goal of this project is to provide a suite of scales that will be optimally useful to researchers and clinicians interested in studying factors that increase or reduce risk for PTSD and other health problems among Veteran and military samples. Legal authority for this data collection is found under 38 U.S.C., Part I, Chapter 5, Section 527 that authorizes the collection of data that will allow measurement and evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Programs, the goal of which is improved health care for veterans. 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 44200 on July 24, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,383 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 50 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. 2015–28573 Filed 11–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Cancellation of Meeting; National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting Cancellation Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, that a meeting of the National Research Advisory Council, previously scheduled to be held in Room 730, on December 9, 2015, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC, is hereby postponed. The Notice of Meeting appeared in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, on page May 22, 2015, on page 66979. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0730]


Agency Information Collection (Deployment Risk and Resilience 
Inventory) Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, 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 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 December 10, 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-
0730 (Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory)'' 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. 2900-0730 
(Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory) in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Titles: Development of the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory 
(DRRI).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0730.
    Type of Review: Revision of an approved collection.
    Abstract: The need to validate measures for use with the newest 
deployment cohort, including Veterans of the wars in Iraq and 
Afghanistan, has been identified as a critical need by both VA and DoD. 
The current request for a revision to OMB 2900-0730 is responsive to 
this identified need by proposing additional data collection with a 
sample of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) 
Veterans for the purpose of validating updated scales for assessing 
deployment-related risk and resilience factors that have documented 
implications for PTSD and other mental health problems. The originally 
approved OMB project (VA Form 10-21087) involved collecting data from 
Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans 
to further refine and validate updated Deployment Risk and Resilience 
Inventory (DRRI) scales with respect to mental health outcomes. The 
purpose of the present request for a revision to this OMB-approved 
project is to conduct additional data collections with OEF/OIF Veterans 
who participated in the original survey for the purpose of further 
exploring the construct validity of these scales. Specifically, the 
goal of this follow-up study is to examine deployment-related factors 
assessed in the DRRI as they relate to subsequently assessed 
occupational and family outcomes, as well as VA service use. The long-
term goal of this project is to provide a suite of scales that will be 
optimally useful to researchers and clinicians interested in studying 
factors that increase or reduce risk for PTSD and other health problems 
among Veteran and military samples.
    Legal authority for this data collection is found under 38 U.S.C., 
Part I, Chapter 5, Section 527 that authorizes the collection of data 
that will allow measurement and evaluation of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Programs, the goal of which is improved health care 
for veterans.
    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 44200 on July 24, 2015.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,383 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 50 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.

    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. 2015-28573 Filed 11-9-15; 8:45 am]
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