Proposed Information Collection (The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being), 77706-77707 [2015-31515]

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[FR Doc. 2015–31450 Filed 12–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Proposed Information Collection (The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being) ACTIVITY: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 14, 2015 Jkt 238001 the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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. separated Veterans in their transition and reintegration into civilian life? To answer this question, The Veterans Metrics Initiative will use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period. Because individual programs are numerous, widespread and often alike in design and service delivery, TVMI focuses specific and unique attention on program ‘‘components’’ as drivers of change. ‘‘Components’’ are defined as design and delivery elements that may be shared across multiple distinct programs separated geographically, administratively, or by their funding sources, but which exhibit undeniable similarities in their manner of approach to providing help. Simply, put, common components are techniques, strategies, or features used as part of a program. Components within programs include: (a) Knowledge (e.g., problem solving and coping skills); (b) process (e.g., mode: Online and face-to-face; method: Direct instruction and modeling); (c) barrier reduction (e.g., tangible support); and (d) sustainability components (e.g., social support and referrals). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Title Estimated Average Burden per Respondent The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to PostMilitary Well-Being OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract The concept and design of The Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI) were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, academia, and private enterprise, under the auspices of the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Improvement of Military Medicine, to address the question: What works to help newly PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Annual Burden a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—5,625 hours. b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500189(WS)—3,938 hours. c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500190(WS)—3,544 hours. d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500191(WS)—3,190 hours. e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500192(WS)—2,871 hours. f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500193(WS)—2,584 hours. a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—45 minutes. b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500189(WS)—35 minutes. c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500190(WS)—35 minutes. d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500191(WS)—35 minutes. e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500192(WS)—35 minutes. f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500193(WS)—35 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Annual Responses a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10– 1500194(WS)—7,500. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 240 / Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / Notices b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500189(WS)—6,750. c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500190(WS)—6,075. d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500191(WS)—5,468. e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500192(WS)—4,921. f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10– 1500193(WS)—4,429. By direction of the Secretary: Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-NEW]


Proposed Information Collection (The Veterans Metrics Initiative: 
Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being)

Activity: Comment Request
AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response 
to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to 
use a longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large 
sample of transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously 
examining the extent and range of program use by these Veterans over 
the same period.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before February 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and 
Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email: Brian.McCarthy4@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-NEW'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461-6345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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.

Title

    The Veterans Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to 
Post-Military Well-Being

    OMB Control Number: 2900-NEW.
    Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract

    The concept and design of The Veterans Metrics Initiative (TVMI) 
were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists from 
Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, academia, and 
private enterprise, under the auspices of the Henry Jackson Foundation 
for the Improvement of Military Medicine, to address the question: What 
works to help newly separated Veterans in their transition and 
reintegration into civilian life?
    To answer this question, The Veterans Metrics Initiative will use a 
longitudinal study design to assess the well-being of a large sample of 
transitioning Veterans over time, while simultaneously examining the 
extent and range of program use by these Veterans over the same period. 
Because individual programs are numerous, widespread and often alike in 
design and service delivery, TVMI focuses specific and unique attention 
on program ``components'' as drivers of change. ``Components'' are 
defined as design and delivery elements that may be shared across 
multiple distinct programs separated geographically, administratively, 
or by their funding sources, but which exhibit undeniable similarities 
in their manner of approach to providing help. Simply, put, common 
components are techniques, strategies, or features used as part of a 
program. Components within programs include: (a) Knowledge (e.g., 
problem solving and coping skills); (b) process (e.g., mode: Online and 
face-to-face; method: Direct instruction and modeling); (c) barrier 
reduction (e.g., tangible support); and (d) sustainability components 
(e.g., social support and referrals).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden

    a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10-1500194(WS)--5,625 hours.
    b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500189(WS)--3,938 hours.
    c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500190(WS)--3,544 hours.
    d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500191(WS)--3,190 hours.
    e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500192(WS)--2,871 hours.
    f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500193(WS)--2,584 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent

    a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10-1500194(WS)--45 minutes.
    b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500189(WS)--35 minutes.
    c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500190(WS)--35 minutes.
    d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500191(WS)--35 minutes.
    e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500192(WS)--35 minutes.
    f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500193(WS)--35 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Annual Responses

    a. Baseline Survey, VA Form 10-1500194(WS)--7,500.

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    b. 6 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500189(WS)--6,750.
    c. 12 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500190(WS)--6,075.
    d. 18 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500191(WS)--5,468.
    e. 24 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500192(WS)--4,921.
    f. 30 mo. Survey, VA Form 10-1500193(WS)--4,429.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Kathleen M. Manwell,
Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records 
Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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