Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee, 59041-59042 [2016-20543]

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[FR Doc. 2016–20544 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Rural Health, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee (VRHAC). The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to improve and enhance access to VA healthcare services for enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas and the identification of barriers to providing services. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on December 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to the VA Office of Rural Health by email at VRHAC@va.gov or via United States Postal Service to VA Office of Rural Health, 810 Vermont Ave., Mail Code 10P1R, Washington, DC 20420. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VA Office of Rural Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Mail Code 10P1R, Washington, DC 20420, or by telephone at (202) 632– 8576. A list of the current membership can be viewed at http:// www.ruralhealth.va.gov/aboutus/ vrhac.asp. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 59042 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices The Committee was established by direction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 2. The Committee consists of 12 Members representing federal agencies appointed by the Secretary of VA and 4 appointed Ex Officio members. The Committee is tasked with examining ways to enhance health care services for Veterans in rural areas. The Committee works in collaboration with the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) to discuss programs and policies that impact the provision of VA health care services to Veterans in rural areas. The Committee hosts a minimum of two Advisory meetings a year and provides recommendations to the VA Secretary. Membership Criteria: Nominee must understand issues and/or policy affecting rural Veterans, their families, and the rural communities where they live. Nominee must be familiar with healthcare services, delivery of care in rural areas, and benefits issues as they pertain to rural Veterans. Members of the Committee meet in person twice a year and may meet at other times by teleconference as needed. Members serve an initial three-year term and the Secretary may reappoint members for additional terms of service. During the course of their terms, Committee members are expected to attend all meetings and to contribute their time and expertise to Committee projects. It is the potential candidate’s responsibility to identify possible conflict(s) of interest that might affect their objectivity and recommendations submitted to the Secretary. If a potential conflict is identified, detailed information about the possible conflict such as employment, research grants and/or contracts must be provided to permit evaluation of possible conflicts of interest. Professional Qualifications: Nominee must have experience working on Veterans’ policy issues at the local, state or regional level; and have an understanding of how the rural healthcare delivery system operates. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be type written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee’s contact information, mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume, and (4) a summary of the nominee’s experience and qualification relative to the professional qualifications criteria listed above. Selfnominations are welcome. Third-party nominations must indicate that the nominee has been contacted and is willing to serve. Membership Terms: Individuals selected for appointment to the Committee shall be invited to serve a three-year term. Committee members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings, including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred. The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented and the committee’s function. Every effort is made to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, males and females, racial and ethnic minority groups, and the disabled are given consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be made without discrimination because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee. Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 2. Dated: August 23, 2016. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Office. [FR Doc. 2016–20543 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation; 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 Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation (VACOR) will be held on Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16, 2016 in Room 4E400 at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Board of Veterans’ Appeals Conference Room, PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 425 I Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. (EST) each day and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on September 15 and at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on September 16, 2016. The meeting will be partially closed to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary on the rehabilitation needs of Veterans with disabilities and on the administration of VA’s rehabilitation programs. On September 15, 2016, the Committee will meet in closed session. The Committee will discuss nominees for the office of Vice-Chair of the Committee for the one-year term from September 2016 through September 2017. During the closed session, the Committee will also meet with the VA Office of General Counsel. These discussions will disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Closing the meeting is in compliance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). On September 16, 2016, the Committee will meet in open session from 8:00 a.m. (EST) to 1:00 p.m. (EST). During the meeting, Committee members will be provided updated briefings on various VA programs designed to enhance the rehabilitative potential of disabled Veterans. Members will also begin consideration of potential recommendations to be included in the Committee’s next annual report. Although no time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public, members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Anthony Estelle, Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Benefits Administration (28), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or via email at anthony.estelle@ va.gov. In the communication, writers must identify themselves and state the organization, association or person(s) they represent. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should RSVP to Anthony Estelle at (202) 461–9912, no later than close of business, September 7, 2016. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as a part of the clearance process. Due to an increase in security protocols, and in order to prevent delays in clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Anthony Estelle at the phone number or email address noted above. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans Rural 
Health Advisory Committee

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Rural 
Health, is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered 
for appointment to the Veterans Rural Health Advisory Committee 
(VRHAC). The Committee advises the Secretary on ways to improve and 
enhance access to VA healthcare services for enrolled Veterans residing 
in rural areas and the identification of barriers to providing 
services. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary 
regarding such activities. Nominations of qualified candidates are 
being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on December 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to the VA Office of Rural 
Health by email at VRHAC@va.gov or via United States Postal Service to 
VA Office of Rural Health, 810 Vermont Ave., Mail Code 10P1R, 
Washington, DC 20420.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VA Office of Rural Health, Department 
of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW., Mail Code 10P1R, Washington, 
DC 20420, or by telephone at (202) 632-8576. A list of the current 
membership can be viewed at http://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/aboutus/vrhac.asp.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established by direction 
of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and operates under the provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 2. The 
Committee consists of 12 Members representing federal agencies 
appointed by the Secretary of VA and 4 appointed Ex Officio members. 
The Committee is tasked with examining ways to enhance health care 
services for Veterans in rural areas. The Committee works in 
collaboration with the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) to discuss 
programs and policies that impact the provision of VA health care 
services to Veterans in rural areas. The Committee hosts a minimum of 
two Advisory meetings a year and provides recommendations to the VA 
Secretary.
    Membership Criteria: Nominee must understand issues and/or policy 
affecting rural Veterans, their families, and the rural communities 
where they live. Nominee must be familiar with healthcare services, 
delivery of care in rural areas, and benefits issues as they pertain to 
rural Veterans. Members of the Committee meet in person twice a year 
and may meet at other times by teleconference as needed. Members serve 
an initial three-year term and the Secretary may reappoint members for 
additional terms of service. During the course of their terms, 
Committee members are expected to attend all meetings and to contribute 
their time and expertise to Committee projects. It is the potential 
candidate's responsibility to identify possible conflict(s) of interest 
that might affect their objectivity and recommendations submitted to 
the Secretary. If a potential conflict is identified, detailed 
information about the possible conflict such as employment, research 
grants and/or contracts must be provided to permit evaluation of 
possible conflicts of interest.
    Professional Qualifications: Nominee must have experience working 
on Veterans' policy issues at the local, state or regional level; and 
have an understanding of how the rural healthcare delivery system 
operates.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be type 
written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should 
include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and 
affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e., 
specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this 
capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to 
serve as a member of the Committee; (2) the nominee's contact 
information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and 
email address; (3) the nominee's curriculum vitae or resume, and (4) a 
summary of the nominee's experience and qualification relative to the 
professional qualifications criteria listed above. Self-nominations are 
welcome. Third-party nominations must indicate that the nominee has 
been contacted and is willing to serve.
    Membership Terms: Individuals selected for appointment to the 
Committee shall be invited to serve a three-year term. Committee 
members will receive a stipend for attending Committee meetings, 
including per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.
    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
its Federal advisory committees is fairly balanced in terms of points 
of view represented and the committee's function. Every effort is made 
to ensure that a broad representation of geographic areas, males and 
females, racial and ethnic minority groups, and the disabled are given 
consideration for membership. Appointment to this Committee shall be 
made without discrimination because of a person's race, color, 
religion, sex (including gender identity, transgender status, sexual 
orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or 
genetic information. Nominations must state that the nominee is willing 
to serve as a member of the Committee and appears to have no conflict 
of interest that would preclude membership. An ethics review is 
conducted for each selected nominee.

    Authority: The Committee was established in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 2.

    Dated: August 23, 2016.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Office.
[FR Doc. 2016-20543 Filed 8-25-16; 8:45 am]
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