Agency Information Collection: Collection (Requirement To Present Certain Health Information for a Service Dog, 81883 [2015-32954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2015 / Notices verify that courses pursued at a second or supplemental institution will be accepted as full credit toward the student’s course objective. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,769 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,614. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–32955 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0831] Agency Information Collection: Collection (Requirement To Present Certain Health Information for a Service Dog Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for emergency services at a private institution. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before February 1, 2016. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Dec 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 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. 2900–0831’’ 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– 0831’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Requirement to Present Certain Health Information for a Service Dog under 38 CFR 1.218(a)(11) OMB Control Number: 2900–0831. Type of Review: Emergency. Abstract: Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 901, VA may prescribe rules to provide for the maintenance of law and order and the protection of persons and property on VA property. VA implements this authority in regulations at 38 CFR 1.218 pertaining to security and law enforcement. This final rule will amend § 1.218(a)(11) to require VA facilities to permit service animals on VA property consistent with 40 U.S.C. 3103 (section 3103) and Public Law 112–154, § 109, 126 Stat. 1165 (2012) (section 109). Section 3103(a) provides that guide dogs or other service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities and especially trained for that purpose shall be admitted to any building or other property owned or controlled by the Federal Government on the same terms and conditions, and subject to the same regulations, as generally govern the admission of the public to the property. Section 109 provides that VA specifically may not prohibit the use of a covered service dog in any VA facility, on any VA property, or in any facility or on any property that receives funding from VA, and further defines a covered service dog as a service dog that has been trained by an entity that is accredited by an appropriate accrediting ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 81883 body that evaluates and accredits organizations which train guide or service dogs. Current 38 CFR 1.218(a)(11), however, reads that dogs and other animals, except seeing-eye dogs, shall not be brought upon property except as authorized by the head of the facility or designee. Our current regulation can be interpreted to allow the head of a VA facility or designee to bar access to all animals other than seeing-eye dogs, which is inconsistent with both section 3103(a) and section 109. We therefore revise our regulation to be consistent with the requirements in section 3103(a) and section 109. The collection associated with this regulation revision only applies to those service dogs that would be staying on VA property with a Veteran for extended periods of time while that Veteran is being treated in a residential treatment setting. This collection is not associated with the basic entry of a service dog generally on VA property. This collection is also associated with the entry of Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity animals on VA property, and residential animals on VA residential units. 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 49157 on August 17, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 125 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–32954 Filed 12–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0831]


Agency Information Collection: Collection (Requirement To Present 
Certain Health Information for a Service Dog

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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 and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the 
information needed for Veterans, Veteran Representatives and health 
care providers to request reimbursement from the federal government for 
emergency services at a private institution.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 1, 2016.

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-
0831'' 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. 2900-0831''.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Requirement to Present Certain Health Information for a 
Service Dog under 38 CFR 1.218(a)(11)
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0831.
    Type of Review: Emergency.
    Abstract: Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 901, VA may prescribe rules to 
provide for the maintenance of law and order and the protection of 
persons and property on VA property. VA implements this authority in 
regulations at 38 CFR 1.218 pertaining to security and law enforcement. 
This final rule will amend Sec.  1.218(a)(11) to require VA facilities 
to permit service animals on VA property consistent with 40 U.S.C. 3103 
(section 3103) and Public Law 112-154, Sec.  109, 126 Stat. 1165 (2012) 
(section 109). Section 3103(a) provides that guide dogs or other 
service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities and 
especially trained for that purpose shall be admitted to any building 
or other property owned or controlled by the Federal Government on the 
same terms and conditions, and subject to the same regulations, as 
generally govern the admission of the public to the property. Section 
109 provides that VA specifically may not prohibit the use of a covered 
service dog in any VA facility, on any VA property, or in any facility 
or on any property that receives funding from VA, and further defines a 
covered service dog as a service dog that has been trained by an entity 
that is accredited by an appropriate accrediting body that evaluates 
and accredits organizations which train guide or service dogs. Current 
38 CFR 1.218(a)(11), however, reads that dogs and other animals, except 
seeing-eye dogs, shall not be brought upon property except as 
authorized by the head of the facility or designee. Our current 
regulation can be interpreted to allow the head of a VA facility or 
designee to bar access to all animals other than seeing-eye dogs, which 
is inconsistent with both section 3103(a) and section 109. We therefore 
revise our regulation to be consistent with the requirements in section 
3103(a) and section 109. The collection associated with this regulation 
revision only applies to those service dogs that would be staying on VA 
property with a Veteran for extended periods of time while that Veteran 
is being treated in a residential treatment setting. This collection is 
not associated with the basic entry of a service dog generally on VA 
property. This collection is also associated with the entry of Animal 
Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity animals on VA property, 
and residential animals on VA residential units.
    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 49157 on August 17, 2015.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 125 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-32954 Filed 12-30-15; 8:45 am]
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