Advisory Committee Charter Renewals, 29329-29330 [2016-11103]

Download as PDF 29329 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices expenses of the beneficiary’s last illness and burial may claim reimbursement for these expenses from accrued amounts. 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 on March 2, 2016, at 81 FR 10965. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 7,920 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 0.50 hours (30 minutes). Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,840 respondents. By direction of the Secretary. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–11054 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0249] Proposed Information Collection (Loan Service Report, VA Form 26–6808) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 SUMMARY: concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 11, 2016. 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 Administrations (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. 2900–0249’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or FAX (202) 632–8925. 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: Loan Service Report. OMB Control Number: 2900–0249. Type of Review: Revision of an approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–6808 is used when servicing delinquent guaranteed and insured loans and loans sold under 38 CFR 36.4600. With respect to the servicing of guaranteed and insured home loans and loans sold under 38 CFR 36.4600, the holder has the primary servicing responsibility. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 2083 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 25 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5000. 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. 2016–11050 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee Charter Renewals Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of Advisory Committee Charter Renewals. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committees are vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing their charters would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charters for the following Federal advisory committees are renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below: SUMMARY: Charter renewed on Committee description Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee. VA National Academic Affiliations Council mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Committee name Provides advice on the scientific and ethical issues related to the establishment, development, and operation of a genomic medicine program within VA. Provides advice to the Secretary regarding partnerships between VA and its academic affiliates. Provides advice to the Secretary on health care issues affecting enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas. Provides advice on VA cooperative studies, multi-site clinical research activities, and policies related to conducting and managing these efforts; ensures that new and ongoing projects maintain high quality, are based upon scientific merit, mission relevance, and are efficiently and economically conducted. Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee. * Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 March 28, 2016. April 29, 2016. May 2, 2016. May 4, 2016. 29330 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices Charter renewed on Committee name Committee description Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board. Provides advice on the fair and equitable selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA research funds and ensures the high quality and mission relevance of VA’s legislatively mandated research and development program. Also advises on the adequacy of protection of human and animal subjects. Provides advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety, and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review consideration. The proposals may address research questions within the general areas of biomedical and behavioral research or clinical science research. Provides advice on the fair and equitable selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA research funds; provides advice for research programs officials on program priorities and policies; and ensures that the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development program promotes functional independence and improves the quality of life for impaired and disabled Veterans. Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board. Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board. May 4, 2016. May 4, 2016. May 4, 2016. * Note: The Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee was formerly named Clinical Science Research and Development Service Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee. The Secretary has also renewed the charters for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committees for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below: Charter renewed on Committee name Committee description Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans Authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 544. Provides advice on the administration of VA benefits for Veterans who are minority group members in the areas of compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach, and other services. Authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 545. Provides advice to the Secretary on policies, organizational structures, and the provision and coordination of services to address Veterans’ post-war readjustment to civilian life, with particular emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, other substance abuse, post-war employment, and family adjustment. Authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 7312. Provides advice to the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on matters relating to the care and treatment of Veterans and other matters pertinent to the operations of the Veterans Health Administration, such as research, education, training of health manpower, and VA/DoD contingency planning. Authorized by 38 U.S.C. § 541. Provides advice to the Secretary on the administration of benefits for Veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to assess the needs of such Veterans in the areas of service-connected compensation, health care, and rehabilitation. Advisory Committee on the Readjustment of Veterans. Special Medical Advisory Group .............. Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Jeffrey Moragne, Committee Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Advisory Committee Management Office (00AC), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; telephone (202) 266–4660; or email at Jeffrey.Moragne@va.gov. To view a copy of a VA Federal advisory committee charter, visit http:// www.va.gov/advisory. Dated: May 6, 2016. Jelessa Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–11103 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0784] Proposed Information Collection (NCA Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility for Burial) Activity Comment Request National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 March 7, 2016. April 16, 2016. April 16, 2016. April 18, 2016. information, including each revised collection allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for burial at a National Cemetery. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Willie Lewis, National Cemetery Administration (43D3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: willie.lewis@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0784’’ in any correspondence. During the comment DATES: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 91 (Wednesday, May 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29329-29330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11103]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee Charter Renewals

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Charter Renewals.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee ACT (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and after consultation with the 
General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has 
determined that the following Federal advisory committees are vital to 
the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing 
their charters would be in the public interest. Consequently, the 
charters for the following Federal advisory committees are renewed for 
a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below:

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            Committee name                           Committee description                  Charter renewed on
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Genomic Medicine Program Advisory      Provides advice on the scientific and ethical     March 28, 2016.
 Committee.                             issues related to the establishment,
                                        development, and operation of a genomic
                                        medicine program within VA.
VA National Academic Affiliations      Provides advice to the Secretary regarding        April 29, 2016.
 Council.                               partnerships between VA and its academic
                                        affiliates.
Veterans' Rural Health Advisory        Provides advice to the Secretary on health care   May 2, 2016.
 Committee.                             issues affecting enrolled Veterans residing in
                                        rural areas.
* Cooperative Studies Scientific       Provides advice on VA cooperative studies, multi- May 4, 2016.
 Evaluation Committee.                  site clinical research activities, and policies
                                        related to conducting and managing these
                                        efforts; ensures that new and ongoing projects
                                        maintain high quality, are based upon
                                        scientific merit, mission relevance, and are
                                        efficiently and economically conducted.

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Health Services Research and           Provides advice on the fair and equitable         May 4, 2016.
 Development Service Scientific Merit   selection of the most meritorious research
 Review Board.                          projects for support by VA research funds and
                                        ensures the high quality and mission relevance
                                        of VA's legislatively mandated research and
                                        development program. Also advises on the
                                        adequacy of protection of human and animal
                                        subjects.
Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research   Provides advice on the scientific quality,        May 4, 2016.
 and Development and Clinical Science   budget, safety, and mission relevance of
 Research and Development Services      investigator-initiated research proposals
 Scientific Merit Review Board.         submitted for VA merit review consideration.
                                        The proposals may address research questions
                                        within the general areas of biomedical and
                                        behavioral research or clinical science
                                        research.
Rehabilitation Research and            Provides advice on the fair and equitable         May 4, 2016.
 Development Service Scientific Merit   selection of the most meritorious research
 Review Board.                          projects for support by VA research funds;
                                        provides advice for research programs officials
                                        on program priorities and policies; and ensures
                                        that the VA Rehabilitation Research and
                                        Development program promotes functional
                                        independence and improves the quality of life
                                        for impaired and disabled Veterans.
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* Note: The Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee was formerly named Clinical Science Research and
  Development Service Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee.

    The Secretary has also renewed the charters for the following 
statutorily authorized Federal advisory committees for a two-year 
period, beginning on the dates listed below:

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            Committee name                           Committee description                  Charter renewed on
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Advisory Committee on Minority         Authorized by 38 U.S.C. Sec.   544. Provides      March 7, 2016.
 Veterans.                              advice on the administration of VA benefits for
                                        Veterans who are minority group members in the
                                        areas of compensation, health care,
                                        rehabilitation, outreach, and other services.
Advisory Committee on the              Authorized by 38 U.S.C. Sec.   545. Provides      April 16, 2016.
 Readjustment of Veterans.              advice to the Secretary on policies,
                                        organizational structures, and the provision
                                        and coordination of services to address
                                        Veterans' post-war readjustment to civilian
                                        life, with particular emphasis on post-
                                        traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, other
                                        substance abuse, post-war employment, and
                                        family adjustment.
Special Medical Advisory Group.......  Authorized by 38 U.S.C. Sec.   7312. Provides     April 16, 2016.
                                        advice to the Secretary and the Under Secretary
                                        for Health on matters relating to the care and
                                        treatment of Veterans and other matters
                                        pertinent to the operations of the Veterans
                                        Health Administration, such as research,
                                        education, training of health manpower, and VA/
                                        DoD contingency planning.
Advisory Committee on Former           Authorized by 38 U.S.C. Sec.   541. Provides      April 18, 2016.
 Prisoners of War.                      advice to the Secretary on the administration
                                        of benefits for Veterans who are former
                                        prisoners of war, and to assess the needs of
                                        such Veterans in the areas of service-connected
                                        compensation, health care, and rehabilitation.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Moragne, Committee Management 
Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Advisory Committee Management 
Office (00AC), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; telephone 
(202) 266-4660; or email at Jeffrey.Moragne@va.gov. To view a copy of a 
VA Federal advisory committee charter, visit http://www.va.gov/advisory.

    Dated: May 6, 2016.
Jelessa Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-11103 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]
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