Agency Information Collection Activity: Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys, 40064-40065 [2017-17812]

Download as PDF 40064 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / Notices determine whether an individual is an appropriate fiduciary for a VA beneficiary and make an inquiry into his or her credit and criminal background. 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 June 14, 2017, at pages 27331–27332. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 10,750 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 43,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–17813 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0773] Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans’ Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire 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 extension 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 October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Regulatory asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Aug 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0773’’ 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, 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: EO 12862. Title: Veterans’ Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire—VA Form 10– 0507. OMB Control Number: 2900–0773. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Veterans’ Health Benefits Handbook is available to all enrolled Veterans. The Handbook contains general eligibility and benefits information and most importantly, information specific to the Veteran. VHA seeks approval for this collection to provide Veterans an opportunity to provide anonymous feedback on the content and presentation of the material contained in the Handbook. VHA will use the information gathered to determine how well the Handbook meets Veterans’ needs and make changes to the Handbook where needed. This voluntary survey will not be used as a substitute for traditional program evaluation surveys that measure objective outcomes. To maximize the voluntary response rates, the information collection will be designed to foster convenient, simple and barrier free participation. The data collected will consist of the minimum amount of information necessary to determine PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 customer satisfaction. The areas of concern to VHA and its customers change rapidly and it is essential to have the ability to evaluate customer concerns in a timely manner. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 135 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,060. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–17811 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activity: Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys 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 new 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 October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / Notices 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: Code of Federal Regulations Title 38, Part 16. Title: Baseline Survey: Lifestyle Survey: OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New Collection. Abstract: Designed as a cohort study, MVP establishes an ongoing partnership with Veteran study participants who give their informed consent to share data with the researchers iteratively over time by authorizing access to electronic health record data, providing bio specimens for further analysis and/ or providing self-reported data through personal logs, surveys, and fitness trackers. The information collected from Veterans using the MVP baseline and lifestyle survey instruments as part of the MVP cannot be obtained through other research methods, such as review asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Aug 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 of the Veterans’ electronic health record data. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: Baseline Survey: 333,334 hours. Lifestyle Survey: 750,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: Baseline Survey: 20 minutes. Lifestyle Survey: 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: Baseline Survey: 100,000. Lifestyle Survey: 100,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–17812 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Executive Committee of the VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet October 18–19, 2017, at the Fleet Reserve Association National Headquarters, First Floor Meeting Room, 125 North West Street, Alexandria, Virginia. On October 18, 2017, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. On October 19, 2017, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The Committee, comprised of fiftyfour major Veteran, civic, and service organizations, advises the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 40065 on the coordination and promotion of volunteer activities and strategic partnerships within VA health care facilities, in the community, and on matters related to volunteerism and charitable giving. The Executive Committee consists of 20 representatives from the NAC member organizations. On October 18, agenda topics will include: NAC goals and objectives; review of minutes from the April 19, 2017, Executive Committee meeting; VAVS update on the Voluntary Service program’s activities; VHA update, update on strategic partnerships; Parke Board update; evaluations of the 2017 NAC annual meeting; review of membership criteria and process; and plans for 2018 NAC annual meeting (to include workshops and plenary sessions). On October 19, agenda topics will include: Subcommittee reports; review of standard operating procedures; review of Fiscal Year 2017 organization data; 2019 NAC annual meeting plans; and any new business. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, the public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Mrs. Sabrina C. Clark, Designated Federal Officer, Voluntary Service Office (10B2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or email at Sabrina.Clark@ VA.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Mrs. Clark at (202) 461–7300. Dated: August 17, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17780 Filed 8–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40064-40065]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17812]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-NEW]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Million Veteran Program 
Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys

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 new 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 October 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs 
(10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to 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.

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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: Code of Federal Regulations Title 38, Part 16.
    Title:
    Baseline Survey:
    Lifestyle Survey:
    OMB Control Number: 2900-NEW.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Abstract: Designed as a cohort study, MVP establishes an ongoing 
partnership with Veteran study participants who give their informed 
consent to share data with the researchers iteratively over time by 
authorizing access to electronic health record data, providing bio 
specimens for further analysis and/or providing self-reported data 
through personal logs, surveys, and fitness trackers. The information 
collected from Veterans using the MVP baseline and lifestyle survey 
instruments as part of the MVP cannot be obtained through other 
research methods, such as review of the Veterans' electronic health 
record data.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    Baseline Survey: 333,334 hours.
    Lifestyle Survey: 750,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    Baseline Survey: 20 minutes.
    Lifestyle Survey: 45 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    Baseline Survey: 100,000.
    Lifestyle Survey: 100,000.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-17812 Filed 8-22-17; 8:45 am]
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