Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3), 8623-8624 [2020-02977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices Designated Federal Officer, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, at Department of Veterans Affairs (10X2R), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or email Tiffany.Asqueri@va.gov prior to the meeting. Those who plan to attend the open portion of the meeting must contact Ms. Asqueri at least five days before the meeting. For further information, please call Mrs. Asqueri at (202) 443–5757. Dated: February 11, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–02990 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will he held March 12, 2020, by teleconference. The meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be partially closed to the public from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for the discussion, examination, and reference to the research applications and scientific review. Discussions will involve reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. 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The ultimate objective of the Board is to ensure the high quality and mission relevance of VA’s legislatively mandated Health VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Services Research and Development program. Board members advise the Director, Health Services Research and Development Service and the Chief Research and Development Officer on the scientific and technical merit, the mission relevance, and the protection of human subjects of Health Services Research and Development proposals. The Board does not consider grants, contracts, or other forms of extramural research. Members of the public who wish to attend the open portion of the teleconference session from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST may dial 1 (800) 767– 1750, participant code 66422. Written comments from the public must be sent to Liza Catucci, Designated Federal Officer, Health Services Research and Development Service, at Department of Veterans Affairs (10X2H), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, or email Liza.Catucci@va.gov prior to the meeting. Those who plan to attend the open portion of the meeting must contact Ms. Catucci at least five days before the meeting. For further information, please call Ms. Catucci at (202) 443–5797. Dated: February 11, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–02992 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0778] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits 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 March 16, 2020. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8623 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. 2900–0778’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0778’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3). OMB Control Number: 2900–0778. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0960 series called Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3) gathers necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA will gather medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. The Disability Benefit Questionnaires (Group 3) is comprised of 17 forms. Each DBQ title includes the names of the specific disability for which it gathers information. VAF 21–0960C–5, Central Nervous System and Neuromuscular Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of a central nervous system disease; VAF 21–0960C–8, Headaches (Including Migraine Headaches) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of headaches; VAF 21–0960C–9, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; VAF 21–0960G–1, Esophageal Disorders (including GERD, Hiatal Hernia, and Other Esophageal Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any esophageal disorders; VAF 21– 0960G–2, Gall Bladder and Pancreas Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any gall bladder and pancreas condition; VAF 21–0960G–3, Intestinal Conditions (Other than Surgical or Infectious) Including Irritable Bowel ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8624 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diverticulitis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any intestinal conditions unrelated to surgery or infection; VAF 21–0960G–4, Infectious Intestinal Disorders (including Bacterial and Parasitic Infections) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any infectious intestinal condition; VAF 21–0960G–5, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and other Liver Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any liver condition; VAF 21–0960G–6, Peritoneal Adhesions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of peritoneal adhesions; VAF 21–0960G–7, Stomach and Duodenum Conditions (Not Including GERD or Esophageal Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any stomach or duodenum conditions; VAF 21–0960G–8, Intestinal Surgery (Bowel Resection, Colostomy, Ileostomy) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any surgical intestinal condition; VAF 21–0960H–2, Rectum and Anus Conditions (Including Hemorrhoids) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of any rectum or anus condition, which includes hemorrhoids; VAF 21–0960K– 1, Breast Conditions and Disorders Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of a breast condition or disorder; VAF 21–0960K– 2, Gynecological Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of a gynecological condition; VAF 21–0960L–2, Sleep Apnea Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of sleep apnea; VAF 21–0960M–11, Osteomyelitis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of osteomyelitis; and VAF 21–0960N–1, Ear Conditions (Including Vestibular and Infectious) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 gathers information related to the claimant’s diagnosis of an ear disease. 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 84 FR 234 on December 5, 2019, pages 66706 and 66707. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 77,500 hours Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 19.4 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–02977 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02977]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0778]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3)

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits 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 March 16, 2020.

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 
[email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0778'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421-1354 or email [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0778'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-21.
    Title: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (Group 3).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0778.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 21-0960 series called Disability Benefits 
Questionnaire (Group 3) gathers necessary information from a claimant's 
treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA 
will gather medical information related to the claimant that is 
necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. The 
Disability Benefit Questionnaires (Group 3) is comprised of 17 forms. 
Each DBQ title includes the names of the specific disability for which 
it gathers information. VAF 21-0960C-5, Central Nervous System and 
Neuromuscular Diseases Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers 
information related to the claimant's diagnosis of a central nervous 
system disease; VAF 21-0960C-8, Headaches (Including Migraine 
Headaches) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information 
related to the claimant's diagnosis of headaches; VAF 21-0960C-9, 
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers 
information related to the claimant's diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; 
VAF 21-0960G-1, Esophageal Disorders (including GERD, Hiatal Hernia, 
and Other Esophageal Disorders) Disability Benefits Questionnaire, 
gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any 
esophageal disorders; VAF 21-0960G-2, Gall Bladder and Pancreas 
Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information 
related to the claimant's diagnosis of any gall bladder and pancreas 
condition; VAF 21-0960G-3, Intestinal Conditions (Other than Surgical 
or Infectious) Including Irritable Bowel

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Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Diverticulitis 
Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the 
claimant's diagnosis of any intestinal conditions unrelated to surgery 
or infection; VAF 21-0960G-4, Infectious Intestinal Disorders 
(including Bacterial and Parasitic Infections) Disability Benefits 
Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis 
of any infectious intestinal condition; VAF 21-0960G-5, Hepatitis, 
Cirrhosis and other Liver Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, 
gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis of any liver 
condition; VAF 21-0960G-6, Peritoneal Adhesions Disability Benefits 
Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis 
of peritoneal adhesions; VAF 21-0960G-7, Stomach and Duodenum 
Conditions (Not Including GERD or Esophageal Disorders) Disability 
Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's 
diagnosis of any stomach or duodenum conditions; VAF 21-0960G-8, 
Intestinal Surgery (Bowel Resection, Colostomy, Ileostomy) Disability 
Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's 
diagnosis of any surgical intestinal condition; VAF 21-0960H-2, Rectum 
and Anus Conditions (Including Hemorrhoids) Disability Benefits 
Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis 
of any rectum or anus condition, which includes hemorrhoids; VAF 21-
0960K-1, Breast Conditions and Disorders Disability Benefits 
Questionnaire, gathers information related to the claimant's diagnosis 
of a breast condition or disorder; VAF 21-0960K-2, Gynecological 
Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information 
related to the claimant's diagnosis of a gynecological condition; VAF 
21-0960L-2, Sleep Apnea Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers 
information related to the claimant's diagnosis of sleep apnea; VAF 21-
0960M-11, Osteomyelitis Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers 
information related to the claimant's diagnosis of osteomyelitis; and 
VAF 21-0960N-1, Ear Conditions (Including Vestibular and Infectious) 
Disability Benefits Questionnaire, gathers information related to the 
claimant's diagnosis of an ear disease.
    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 84 FR 234 on December 5, 2019, pages 66706 
and 66707.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 77,500 hours
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 19.4 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-02977 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P