Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, 44031-44032 [2017-19949]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices ensures that VA and VA beneficiaries will be protected by adequate insurance coverage. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance, is used in solicitations for vehicle or aircraft services. It requires the apparent successful bidder/offeror, prior to contract award, to furnish evidence that the firm possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. This evidence is in the form of a certificate from the firm’s insurance company. The information is required to protect VA by ensuring that the firm to which award will be made possesses the types and amounts of insurance required by the solicitation. It helps ensure that VA will not be held liable for any negligent acts of the contractor and ensures that VA beneficiaries and the public are protected by adequate insurance coverage. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities, is used in solicitations for commercial items and services where the work is currently being performed by VA employees and where those employees might be displaced as a result of an award to a commercial firm. The clause requires contractors awarded such contracts to provide, within 5 days of contract award, a list of employment openings, including salaries and benefits, and blank job application forms. The clause also requires the contractor, prior to the contract start date, to report: The names of adversely affected Federal employees offered employment openings; the date the offer was made; a description of the position; the date of acceptance and the effective date of employment; the date of rejection if an employee rejected an offer; the salary and benefits contained in any rejected offer; and the names of employees who applied for but were not offered employment and the reasons for withholding offers to those employees. In addition, the clause requires the contractor, during the first 90 days of contract performance, to report the names of all persons hired or terminated under the contract. The information will be used by the contracting officer to monitor and ensure compliance by the contractor with the requirements of FAR clause 52.207–3, Right of First Refusal of Employment. VA uses the information to determine whether additional contract terms and conditions are necessary to mitigate the conflict. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—750 hours. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—250 hours. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—15 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—30 minutes. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—30 minutes. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—30 minutes per report. Frequency of Response: On occasion. a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1 per each contract awarded. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—1 per each contract awarded. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—3 reports per contract awarded. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VAAR Clause 852.237–7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance—1500. b. VAAR clause 852.228–71, Indemnification and Insurance—500. c. VAAR clause 852.207–70, Report of Employment Under Commercial Activities—10. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–19991 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Special Medical Advisory Group; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Special Medical Advisory Group will meet on October 18, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave, Washington, DC 20420, Conference Room 230 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The meeting is open to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44031 The purpose of the Group is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on the care and treatment of Veterans, and other matters pertinent to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the CARE Plan, Health Improvement Center, and a review of the Manchester investigation. Thirty (30) minutes will be allocated at the end of the meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee to Jeff Harp at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Under Secretary for Health (10), Veterans Health Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, phone 202–461–7016 or by email at VASMAGDFO@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email VASMAGDFO@va.gov. All persons attending the meeting will go through security screening, please bring photo I.D. 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 security protocols and to prevent delays in clearance processing, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Dated: September 14, 2017. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19973 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee will meet on November 2, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First Street NE., Washington, District of Columbia, 20002. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic information to optimize medical care for Veterans and to enhance development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant to Veterans. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 44032 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices The Committee will receive program updates and continue to provide insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate genomic information into its health care program while applying appropriate ethical oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans. The meeting focus will be on the status of ongoing interagency collaborations, updates on scientific research using the Million Veteran Program cohort, and clinical implications of genetics in better identification and treatment of diseases impacting Veterans. The Committee will also receive an update from the Clinical Genomics Service. Public comments will be received at 3:15 p.m. and are limited to 5 minutes each. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record to Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar, Designated Federal Officer, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or by email at sumitra.muralidhar@va.gov. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Muralidhar at (202) 443–5679. Dated: September 14, 2017. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19949 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0115] Agency Information Collection Activity: Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage Authority: 38 U.S.C. 103. Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 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 November 20, 2017. sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0115’’ 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, 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. ADDRESSES: Title: Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage, VA Form 21P–4171. OMB Control Number: 2900–0115. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VBA utilizes VA Form 21P– 4171 to collect information from thirdparties regarding claimed common-law marriage between Veterans and spouses/ surviving spouses. VBA uses the information collected to determine whether or not the claimed commonlaw marriage is valid under the law of the place where the parties resided at the time of marriage, or the law of the place where the parties resided when the right to benefits accrued, to comply with 38 CFR 3.1(j) and pay monetary benefits. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 800 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. By direction of the Secretary: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–19989 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0715] Agency Information Collection Activity: Servicer’s Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Application Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits 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 November 20, 2017. 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 Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0715’’ 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44031-44032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19949]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Genomic Medicine Program Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Genomic Medicine Program 
Advisory Committee will meet on November 2, 2017 at the Hilton Garden 
Inn, 1225 First Street NE., Washington, District of Columbia, 20002. 
The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. The 
meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on using genetic 
information to optimize medical care for Veterans and to enhance 
development of tests and treatments for diseases particularly relevant 
to Veterans.

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    The Committee will receive program updates and continue to provide 
insight into optimal ways for VA to incorporate genomic information 
into its health care program while applying appropriate ethical 
oversight and protecting the privacy of Veterans. The meeting focus 
will be on the status of ongoing interagency collaborations, updates on 
scientific research using the Million Veteran Program cohort, and 
clinical implications of genetics in better identification and 
treatment of diseases impacting Veterans. The Committee will also 
receive an update from the Clinical Genomics Service. Public comments 
will be received at 3:15 p.m. and are limited to 5 minutes each. 
Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their 
comments for inclusion in the official meeting record to Dr. Sumitra 
Muralidhar, Designated Federal Officer, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420, or by email at sumitra.muralidhar@va.gov. Any 
member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. 
Muralidhar at (202) 443-5679.

    Dated: September 14, 2017.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19949 Filed 9-19-17; 8:45 am]
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