VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force, 60796 [2017-27594]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60796 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Affected Public: Businesses and other organizations. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10. Average Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Minutes per Response: 20. Total Burden Hours: 10,000. 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. Authority: Pub. L. 104–13. Mary Ann Donovan, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. [FR Doc. 2017–27565 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force, which is a subcommittee of the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG), will meet January 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET and January 10, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road Manchester, NH 03104, Building 1, 1st Floor, Training & Education Room. There will also be a teleconference line available for those attendees unable to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the subcommittee is to develop a comprehensive set of options and recommendations to develop a future vision of what VA must do to best meet the needs of New Hampshire Veterans. The recommendations will be reviewed by the SMAG and then those final recommendations will be forwarded to the Secretary and Under Subcommittee February 26, 2018 .............. Dated: December 19, 2017. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27594 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the subcommittees of the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below: Date(s) Research Career Scientists .............................................. Secretary for Health for decision and action. The agenda will include an update on the ongoing VA-led national market assessment project and facilitated sessions with task force members as they synthesize the various data and focus group inputs from the various VA and non-VA support they have received so far. The listen only teleconference line is reached by dialing 1–800–767– 1750 and then entering the access code: 91129#. However, there are a limited number of lines. Consequently, if more than one person at an organization wants to join, we encourage you to use one phone line to allow other organization to listen. Otherwise, you are welcome to join in person. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, the public may submit written statements for the Subcommittee’s review to Brenda Faas, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs at Brenda.Faas@ va.gov, or Thomas Pasakarnis, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs at Thomas.Pasakarnis@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or listen in via the teleconference line or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Pasakarnis. Because the meeting will be held in a federal government building, anyone attending must be prepared to show a valid photo government issued ID. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting begins for this process. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Location *VA Central Office. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 245 (Friday, December 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 60796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27594]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act that the VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 
Task Force, which is a subcommittee of the Special Medical Advisory 
Group (SMAG), will meet January 9, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET and 
January 10, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET at the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road 
Manchester, NH 03104, Building 1, 1st Floor, Training & Education Room. 
There will also be a teleconference line available for those attendees 
unable to attend in person. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the subcommittee is to develop a comprehensive set 
of options and recommendations to develop a future vision of what VA 
must do to best meet the needs of New Hampshire Veterans. The 
recommendations will be reviewed by the SMAG and then those final 
recommendations will be forwarded to the Secretary and Under Secretary 
for Health for decision and action.
    The agenda will include an update on the ongoing VA-led national 
market assessment project and facilitated sessions with task force 
members as they synthesize the various data and focus group inputs from 
the various VA and non-VA support they have received so far. The listen 
only teleconference line is reached by dialing 1-800-767-1750 and then 
entering the access code: 91129#. However, there are a limited number 
of lines. Consequently, if more than one person at an organization 
wants to join, we encourage you to use one phone line to allow other 
organization to listen. Otherwise, you are welcome to join in person. 
No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral 
presentations from the public. However, the public may submit written 
statements for the Subcommittee's review to Brenda Faas, Designated 
Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs at [email protected], 
or Thomas Pasakarnis, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Department 
of Veterans Affairs at [email protected]. Any member of the 
public wishing to attend the meeting or listen in via the 
teleconference line or seeking additional information should contact 
Mr. Pasakarnis.
    Because the meeting will be held in a federal government building, 
anyone attending must be prepared to show a valid photo government 
issued ID. Please allow 15 minutes before the meeting begins for this 
process.

    Dated: December 19, 2017.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27594 Filed 12-21-17; 8:45 am]
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