Advisory Committee: National Academic Affiliations Council, Notice of Meeting, 42993-42994 [2019-17698]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2019 / Notices Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,800. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–17685 Filed 8–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection Activity: Environmental Hazards Registry (EHR) Worksheet (VA Form 10–10176) 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 18, 2019. 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) 615–9241. 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This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Environmental Hazards Registry (EHR) Worksheet (VA Form 10–10176). OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: Legal authority for this data collection is found under the following Congressional mandates that authorize the collection of data that will allow measurement and evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Programs, the goal of which is improved health care for Veterans. • Agent Orange Registry: Public Laws 102–4, 102–585 Section 703,100–687 and 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) 527, 38 U.S.C. 1116. • Gulf War Registry: Public Laws 102–585, 103–446 and 38 U.S.C. 1117. • Ionizing Radiation: Public Laws 102–585 Section 703, 100–687 and 38 U.S.C. 527, 38 U.S.C. 1116. The new Environmental Health Registry (EHR) Worksheet, VA Form 10– 10176, supersedes VA Form 10–9009 (June 2005), VA Form 10–9009A (March 2010) and VA Form 10–0020A (June 2005). Post Deployment Health Services (PDHS) plans to have this form electronically accessible to Environmental Health Coordinators and Clinicians once the EHR is in place. Until then, PDHS requests to consolidate 3 existing forms into one comprehensive form. Currently, VA is exploring the performance of limited registry examinations via telemedicine, in order to reduce Veterans’ need to travel and potentially reduce waiting times for exams. The form information would be the same, and otherwise the process to collect and put data into the registry database will not change. Once the exam template is available, it can be used to import information more seamlessly into the Veteran patient record. VA Environmental Health Registry evaluations are free, voluntary medical PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42993 assessments for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during military service. Evaluations alert Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to exposure specific to environmental hazards during their military service. The registry data may help VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively and may be useful for research purposes. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 20,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 60 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–17675 Filed 8–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee: National Academic Affiliations Council, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of VA’s National Academic Affiliations Council (NAAC) will be held September 4, 2019–September 5, 2019 at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS), 650 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012. The meetings are open to the public, except when the NAAC is conducting tours of VA facilities, and participating in off-site events. Tours of VA facilities are closed to protect Veterans’ privacy and personal information, in accordance with 5 U.S.C Sec. 552b(c)(6). The purpose of the NAAC or ‘‘Council’’ is to advise the Secretary on matters affecting partnerships between VA and its academic affiliates. On September 4, 2019, the Council will convene an open session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The agenda will include a presentation on Innovative Academic Relationships: A National Perspective. The Council will have a panel discussion on PVAHCS’s educational innovations and academic affiliates; and receive updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, the Strategic Academic Advisory E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 42994 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Council (SAAC), and VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Work Group as related to education and research. In the afternoon, the Council will begin the closed portion of the meeting from 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., as it tours the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Tours of VA facilities are closed to protect Veterans’ privacy and personal information, in accordance with 5 U.S.C Sec. 552b(c)(6). The tour will end the first day. On September 5, 2019, the Council will convene an open session and receive a presentation on VA Medical and Dental Education, and updates on the MISSION Act (Pub. L. 115–182) provisions related to health professions education. The Council will receive public comments from 11:30 a.m. to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 11:45 a.m. and will adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m. Interested persons may attend and present oral statements to the Council. A sign-in sheet for those who want to give comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2-page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Oral presentations will be limited to five minutes or less, depending on the number of participants. Interested parties may also provide written comments for review by the Council prior to the meeting, or at any time via email to Larissa.Emory@ va.gov, or by mail to Larissa Emory PMP, CBP, MS, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Veterans Health Administration, Office of Academic Affiliations (10X1), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Ms. Emory via email or by phone at (915) 269– 0465. Because the meeting will be held in a Government building, anyone attending must be prepared to submit to security screening and present a valid photo I.D. Please allow at least 30 minutes prior to the meeting for this process. Dated: August 14, 2019. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17698 Filed 8–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 160 (Monday, August 19, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee: National Academic Affiliations Council, 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of VA's National Academic 
Affiliations Council (NAAC) will be held September 4, 2019-September 5, 
2019 at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS), 650 E Indian School 
Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012. The meetings are open to the public, except 
when the NAAC is conducting tours of VA facilities, and participating 
in off-site events. Tours of VA facilities are closed to protect 
Veterans' privacy and personal information, in accordance with 5 U.S.C 
Sec. 552b(c)(6).
    The purpose of the NAAC or ``Council'' is to advise the Secretary 
on matters affecting partnerships between VA and its academic 
affiliates.
    On September 4, 2019, the Council will convene an open session from 
9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The agenda will include a presentation on 
Innovative Academic Relationships: A National Perspective. The Council 
will have a panel discussion on PVAHCS's educational innovations and 
academic affiliates; and receive updates from the Diversity and 
Inclusion Subcommittee, the Strategic Academic Advisory

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Council (SAAC), and VA's Electronic Health Record Modernization Work 
Group as related to education and research. In the afternoon, the 
Council will begin the closed portion of the meeting from 12:45 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m., as it tours the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Tours of VA 
facilities are closed to protect Veterans' privacy and personal 
information, in accordance with 5 U.S.C Sec. 552b(c)(6). The tour will 
end the first day.
    On September 5, 2019, the Council will convene an open session and 
receive a presentation on VA Medical and Dental Education, and updates 
on the MISSION Act (Pub. L. 115-182) provisions related to health 
professions education. The Council will receive public comments from 
11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and will adjourn the meeting at 12:00 p.m.
    Interested persons may attend and present oral statements to the 
Council. A sign-in sheet for those who want to give comments will be 
available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 
1-2-page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for 
inclusion in the official meeting record. Oral presentations will be 
limited to five minutes or less, depending on the number of 
participants. Interested parties may also provide written comments for 
review by the Council prior to the meeting, or at any time via email to 
[email protected], or by mail to Larissa Emory PMP, CBP, MS, 
Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans 
Health Administration, Office of Academic Affiliations (10X1), 810 
Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420. Any member of the public 
wishing to attend or seeking additional information should contact Ms. 
Emory via email or by phone at (915) 269-0465. Because the meeting will 
be held in a Government building, anyone attending must be prepared to 
submit to security screening and present a valid photo I.D. Please 
allow at least 30 minutes prior to the meeting for this process.

    Dated: August 14, 2019.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-17698 Filed 8-16-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P