Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative, 35929-35930 [2019-15782]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2019 / Notices The charter for the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) has been renewed for a two-year period beginning June 13, 2019. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Baldwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1410 MT, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622–3220 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Notice is hereby given under 41 CFR 102–3.65, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), that the FACI has been renewed for an additional two years beginning June 13, 2019. The purpose of the FACI is to present advice and recommendations to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) in performing its duties and authorities. The advice and recommendations may cover specific or general insurance topics, processes, studies, and/or reports. The duties of the FACI shall be solely advisory and shall extend only to the submission of advice and recommendations, which shall be nonbinding, to FIO. The FACI meets on a periodic basis, and its membership is balanced to include a cross-section of representative views of state and nongovernment persons having an interest in the duties and authorities of FIO. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 22, 2019. Steven Seitz, Director, Federal Insurance Office. [FR Doc. 2019–15847 Filed 7–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of open meeting. This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms (‘‘Committee’’ or ‘‘ACRSM’’) will convene a meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019, in the Cash Room, Room 2121, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220, from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting is open to the public, and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jul 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 The meeting will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019, from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held in Room 2121 (Cash Room), Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20220. The meeting will be open to the public. Because the meeting will be held in a secured facility, members of the public who plan to attend the meeting must either: 1. Register online. Attendees may visit http://www.cvent.com/d/zyqw21 and fill out a secure online registration form. A valid email address will be required to complete online registration. (Note: Online registration will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 5, 2019.) 2. Contact the Federal Insurance Office at (202) 622–3220, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 5, 2019, and provide registration information. Requests for reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Mariam G. Harvey, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, Department of the Treasury at (202) 622–0316, or mariam.harvey@do.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Baldwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1410 MT, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622–3220 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2), through implementing regulations at 41 CFR 102–3.150. Public Comment: Members of the public wishing to comment on the business of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms are invited to submit written statements by any of the following methods: DATES: 35929 website https://www.treasury.gov/ initiatives/fio/acrsm/Pages/default.aspx without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. The Department of the Treasury will also make such statements available for public inspection and copying in the Department of the Treasury’s Library, 720 Madison Place NW, Room 1020, Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect statements by telephoning (202) 622–2000. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. Background: The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) with respect to the creation and development of non-governmental, private market risk-sharing mechanisms for protection against losses arising from acts of terrorism. Tentative Agenda/Topics for Discussion: This will be first Committee meeting of 2019. In this meeting, the ACRSM will address, consistent with its charter’s mandate, topics related to the role of nongovernmental mechanisms in supporting the terrorism risk insurance market. In this meeting, the ACRSM will receive an update from FIO, address the use of subcommittees to fulfill the ACRSM’s mandate, and identify the ACRSM’s priorities for 2019. Dated: July 19, 2019. Steven Seitz, Director, Federal Insurance Office. [FR Doc. 2019–15848 Filed 7–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0018] • Send electronic comments to acrsm@treasury.gov. Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative Paper Statements AGENCY: Electronic Statements • Send paper statements in triplicate to the Advisory Committee on RiskSharing Mechanisms, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1410 MT, Washington, DC 20220. In general, the Department of the Treasury will post all statements on its PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. The Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 35930 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2019 / Notices 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 September 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Jonathan Taylor, Office of the General Counsel (022D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to jonathan.taylor2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0018’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Taylor at (202) 461–7699 or FAX (202) 273–6404. 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, OGC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OGC’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OGC’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: 38 U.S.C. 5901, 5902, 5904; 38 CFR 14.629, 14.633. Title: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative. OMB Control Number: 2900–0018. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jul 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 VA. VA Form 21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for representatives and recertify the qualifications of accredited representatives. Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative’s accreditation based on misconduct, incompetence, or resignation to avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or incompetence are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to determine whether service organizations’ representatives continue to meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of their claims for benefits. Affected Public: Individuals, not-forprofit institutions, and state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,013 hours (650 hours for new applicants, 350 hours for recertifications, and 13 hours for accreditation cancellation information responses). Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 13 minutes (15 minutes for new applicants, 10 minutes for recertifications, and 60 minutes for accreditation cancellation information responses). Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,713 (2,600 new applicants, 2,100 recertifications, and 13 accreditation cancellation information responses). By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA Interim Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–15782 Filed 7–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0800] Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) Web-Accessible Self-Assessment/ Questionnaire Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 26, 2019. 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. 2900–0800’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421–1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0800’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) Webaccessible Self-Assessment/ Questionnaire, VA Form 10–10066. OMB Control Number: 2900–0800. Type of Review: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Abstract: Public Law 112–260 Section 201, enacted by President Obama on 10 January 2013, required Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain an ‘‘Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR)’’ no later than one year from enactment. VA launched the AHOBPR in June 2014. There is no sunset date identified in the law. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may ‘‘include any information in such registry that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines necessary to ascertain and monitor the health effects of the exposure of members of the Armed Forces to toxic airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits.’’ Currently, VA plans to operate the AHOBPR indefinitely, and we request approval to continue administering the questionnaire. The Qarmat Ali (QA) program is a new request for a follow-up information collection for a subset of Veterans impacted by a specific airborne hazard. In the Spring and Summer of 2003, E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15782]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0018]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for 
Accreditation as Service Organization Representative

AGENCY: Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed collection of certain information by the

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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 September 23, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Jonathan Taylor, Office of the General Counsel (022D), Department 
of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or 
email to [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0018'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments 
may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Taylor at (202) 461-7699 or 
FAX (202) 273-6404.

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, OGC 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OGC's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OGC'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: 38 U.S.C. 5901, 5902, 5904; 38 CFR 14.629, 14.633.
    Title: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization 
Representative.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0018.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection.
    Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application 
with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives 
of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VA. VA Form 
21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for 
representatives and recertify the qualifications of accredited 
representatives.
    Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative's 
accreditation based on misconduct, incompetence, or resignation to 
avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or 
incompetence are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the 
cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to 
determine whether service organizations' representatives continue to 
meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have 
qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation 
and prosecution of their claims for benefits.
    Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions, and 
state, local, or tribal governments.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,013 hours (650 hours for new applicants, 
350 hours for recertifications, and 13 hours for accreditation 
cancellation information responses).
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 13 minutes (15 minutes for 
new applicants, 10 minutes for recertifications, and 60 minutes for 
accreditation cancellation information responses).
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,713 (2,600 new applicants, 2,100 
recertifications, and 13 accreditation cancellation information 
responses).

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
VA Interim Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-15782 Filed 7-24-19; 8:45 am]
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