Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting, 50487-50488 [2017-23624]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices Paul Ahern, Assistant General Counsel (Enforcement & Intelligence); Brian Callanan, Deputy General Counsel; Himamauli Das, Counselor; Eric Froman, Principal Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance); Jean Gentry, Chief Counsel, U.S. Mint Anthony Gledhill, Chief Counsel, Alcohol Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau; Elizabeth Horton, Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Ethics); Jimmy Kirby, Chief Counsel, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Jeffrey Klein, Deputy Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs); Steven D. Laughton, Assistant General Counsel (Banking and Finance); Robert Neis, Benefits Tax Counsel; Martha M. 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[FR Doc. 2017–23618 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 2900–0773] Agency Information Collection Activity: Veterans’ Health Benefits Handbook Questionnaire Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 30, 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. 2900–0773’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@ va.gov Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0773’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: E.O. 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 customer satisfaction. The areas of concern to VHA and its customers change rapidly and it is essential to PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50487 have the ability to evaluate customer concerns in a timely manner. 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 at Vol. 82 FR No. 162, August 23, 2017, page 40064. 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, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–23586 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation (Committee) will meet on December 5 and 6, 2017. The Committee will meet at 1722 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006, in the thirdfloor training complex. The sessions are open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. EST each day. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising during service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans with serviceconnected disabilities. The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans and on other VA benefits programs. The Committee will allocate time for receiving public comments, which are limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, first- E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 50488 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices served basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit one-to-two page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. The public may submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Stacy Boyd, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service, Policy Staff (211A), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or via email Stacy.Boyd@va.gov. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, the screening process requires individuals to present a photographic identification at the Guard’s desk. Due to an increase in security protocols, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting begins. Routine escort will be provided until 9:00 a.m. each day. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should email Stacy Boyd or call her at (202) 461–9580. Dated: October 26, 2017. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–23624 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0712] Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP) 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 reinstatement 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 January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 (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. 2900–0712’’ 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: E.O. 12862—Setting Customer Service Standards. Title: Survey of Healthcare Experiences of Patients (SHEP); SHEP Inpatient Long Form: 10–1465–1 SHEP Inpatient Short Form: 10–1465–2 Ambulatory Care Long Form: 10–1465–3 Ambulatory Care Short Form: 10–1465–4 Clinician and Group CAHPS 3.0 Patient Centered Medical Home Short Form: 10–1465–5 Clinician and Group CAHPS 3.0 Patient Centered Medical Home Long Form: 10–1465–6 Home Healthcare CAHPS Long Form: 10–1465–7 In-Center Hemodialysis CAHPS Long Form: 10–1465–8 Clinician & Group CAHPS 3.0: 10–1465–9 SHEP Community Care survey: 10–1465–10 OMB Control Number: 2900–0712. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Survey of Health Experience of Patients (SHEP) has been developed to measure patient PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 satisfaction in the Veterans Health Administration, and has been in use in its present form since 2008. The mission of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is to provide high quality medical care to eligible veterans. Executive Order 12862, dated September 11, 1993, calls for the establishment and implementation of customer service standards, and for agencies to ‘‘survey customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with current services’’. Further emphasized by the Executive Order 13571, on ‘‘Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service,’’ issued on April 27, 2011, VA must work continuously to ensure that their programs are effective and meet their customers’ needs. To this end, VA is always seeking new and innovative ways to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 10–1465–1—160 hours. 10–1465–2—18,000 hours. 10–1465–3—160 hours. 10–1465–4—120 hours. 10–1465–5—48,000 hours. 10–1465–6—8,000 hours. 10–1465–7—80 hours. 10–1465–8—120 hours. 10–1465–9—30,000 hours. 10–1465–10—72,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10–1465–1—20 minutes. 10–1465–2—15 minutes. 10–1465–3—20 minutes. 10–1465–4—15 minutes. 10–1465–5—10 minutes. 10–1465–6—20 minutes. 10–1465–7—10 minutes. 10–1465–8—15 minutes. 10–1465–9—15 minutes. 10–1465–10—15 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10–1465–1—480. 10–1465–2—72,000. 10–1465–3—480. 10–1465–4—480. 10–1465–5—288,000. 10–1465–6—24,000. 10–1465–7—480. 10–1465–8—480. 10–1465–9—120,000. 10–1465–10—288,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–23587 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on 
Disability Compensation (Committee) will meet on December 5 and 6, 
2017. The Committee will meet at 1722 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 
20006, in the third-floor training complex. The sessions are open to 
the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. EST each 
day.
    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule 
for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review 
information relating to the nature and character of disabilities 
arising during service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing 
assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice 
on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans 
with service-connected disabilities.
    The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to 
compensation for Veterans and on other VA benefits programs. The 
Committee will allocate time for receiving public comments, which are 
limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral 
statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, 
first-

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served basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit one-to-two 
page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for 
inclusion in the official meeting record.
    The public may submit written statements for the Committee's review 
to Stacy Boyd, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits 
Administration, Compensation Service, Policy Staff (211A), 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, or via email [email protected].
    Because the meeting is being held in a government building, the 
screening process requires individuals to present a photographic 
identification at the Guard's desk. Due to an increase in security 
protocols, you should allow an additional 30 minutes before the meeting 
begins. Routine escort will be provided until 9:00 a.m. each day. Any 
member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking 
additional information should email Stacy Boyd or call her at (202) 
461-9580.

    Dated: October 26, 2017.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
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