Agency Information Collection Activity: The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview), 28943-28944 [2017-13304]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices classification of trusts formed to collect and disburse amounts for environmental remediation of an existing waste site to discharge taxpayers’ liability or potential liability under applicable environmental laws. Section 301.7701– 4(e)(2) of the regulation provides that the trustee of an environmental remediation trust must furnish to each grantor a statement that shows all items of income, deduction, and credit of the trust for the taxable year attributable to the portion of the trust treated as owned by the grantor. The statement must provide the grantor with the information necessary to take the items into account in computing the grantor’s taxable income. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2000. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request For Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Approved: June 19, 2017. Laurie Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–13223 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0825] Agency Information Collection Activity: The Veterans’ Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview) Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, 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, 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 August 25, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Information & Technology (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Cynthia.HarveyPryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0825’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. SUMMARY: Under the PRA of 1995, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28943 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. Authority: Public Law 112–239 Sec. 726 Title: a. Veterans Outcome Assessment— Baseline b. Veterans Outcome Assessment— Follow Up OMB Control Number: 2900–0825. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The mental health outcomes information obtained through this new collection will be used by VA leadership, including those in the Offices of Mental Health Operations and Mental Health Services, Network offices, and VA Medical Centers. Such information on Veteran mental health outcomes is crucial to guide resource allocation and programmatic decisions for mental health programs and to intervene effectively to prevent individual adverse outcomes such as suicide, overdose deaths, and morbidities associated with mental illness and to support recovery-oriented treatment designed to improve functioning and reduce symptoms. The data will allow VA policy makers to reliably track national performance on a quarterly basis and to track VISN performance on a yearly basis. These data will reveal trends in outcomes over time and will help in pinpointing programs that are doing well in terms of patient outcomes, so that other programs can emulate their practices, as well as identifying those programs that are performing poorly so that steps can be taken to improve them. Results of the survey will be reported to Congress and will influence decisions on funding. The VOA will thus provide Veterans who are experiencing mental health problems with a direct voice in program evaluation and improvement. Summary data on performance also will be available on a public Web site, as mandated by the NDAA, to provide Veterans and their families with additional information for purposes of managing their mental health treatment and U.S. citizens with information regarding VA’s mental health programs E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 28944 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 26, 2017. 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. 2900–0319’’ in any correspondence. and Veterans satisfaction with their care. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 11,236 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: .42 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 26,752. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13304 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [OMB Control No. 2900–0319] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Fiduciary Agreement Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0319’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Fiduciary Agreement (VA Form 21P–4703). OMB Control Number: 2900–0319. PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA maintains supervision of the distribution and use of VA benefits paid to fiduciaries on behalf of VA claimants who are incompetent, a minor, or under legal disability. This form is used as a legal contract between VA and a federal fiduciary. It outlines the responsibilities of the fiduciary with respect to the uses of VA funds. 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 in FR Volume 82, No. 76, April 21, 2017, page 18833. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,917. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 47,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13303 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0825]


Agency Information Collection Activity: The Veterans' Outcome 
Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview)

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, 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, 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 August 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Information & Technology 
(005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to Cynthia.Harvey-Pryor@va.gov. Please 
refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0825'' in any correspondence. During 
the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-
5870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Under the PRA of 1995, 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.

    Authority:  Public Law 112-239 Sec. 726

    Title:
    a. Veterans Outcome Assessment--Baseline
    b. Veterans Outcome Assessment--Follow Up
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0825.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The mental health outcomes information obtained through 
this new collection will be used by VA leadership, including those in 
the Offices of Mental Health Operations and Mental Health Services, 
Network offices, and VA Medical Centers. Such information on Veteran 
mental health outcomes is crucial to guide resource allocation and 
programmatic decisions for mental health programs and to intervene 
effectively to prevent individual adverse outcomes such as suicide, 
overdose deaths, and morbidities associated with mental illness and to 
support recovery-oriented treatment designed to improve functioning and 
reduce symptoms. The data will allow VA policy makers to reliably track 
national performance on a quarterly basis and to track VISN performance 
on a yearly basis. These data will reveal trends in outcomes over time 
and will help in pinpointing programs that are doing well in terms of 
patient outcomes, so that other programs can emulate their practices, 
as well as identifying those programs that are performing poorly so 
that steps can be taken to improve them. Results of the survey will be 
reported to Congress and will influence decisions on funding. The VOA 
will thus provide Veterans who are experiencing mental health problems 
with a direct voice in program evaluation and improvement. Summary data 
on performance also will be available on a public Web site, as mandated 
by the NDAA, to provide Veterans and their families with additional 
information for purposes of managing their mental health treatment and 
U.S. citizens with information regarding VA's mental health programs

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and Veterans satisfaction with their care.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 11,236 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: .42 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 26,752.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-13304 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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