National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting, 40736-40737 [2020-14511]

Download as PDF 40736 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES associated equipment,’’ which requires that the inscription ‘‘DOT–C2’’, ‘‘DOT– C3’’, or ‘‘DOT–C4’’, as appropriate, constituting a certification that the retroreflective sheeting conforms to the requirements of the standard, appear at least once on the exposed surface of each white or red segment of retroreflective sheeting, and at least once every 300 mm on retroreflective sheeting that is white only. The characters must be not less than 3 mm high, and must be permanently stamped, etched, molded, or printed in indelible ink. Affected Public: Manufacturers of conspicuity grade retroreflective materials. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. The respondents are likely to be manufacturers of the conspicuity material. The agency estimates that currently there are three manufacturers producing conspicuity material. Frequency: As needed. Number of Responses: 190,000,000. It is estimated that there are 2.34 million trailers and 0.54 million truck tractors that require new conspicuity tape annually. On average, a trailer requires approximately 60 ft. of reflective tape and a truck tractor requires about 4 ft. The labels are to be placed at intervals varying between 150 mm and 300 mm on rolls of retroreflective conspicuity tape. Considering the length of tape required per trailer and truck tractor, and that the labeling is applied on average every 9 in. (225 mm), a total number of 80 labels per trailer and 6 labels per truck tractor are required. Therefore, it is estimated that 190 million labels will be required annually (2.34 million trailers × 80 labels + 0.54 million truck tractors × 6 labels). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3 hours. The compliance symbol labeling program imposes only a minor hour burden per respondent, or three total hours, for the collection or reporting based on a maximum time required to ensure that the correct inscription is being applied to the sheeting by the printing presses. The application of symbols is performed by automated equipment incorporated in the production process of the retroreflective sheeting. Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $4,000. The cost to respondents is estimated based on information that was supplied by the respondents regarding the cost of supplying or modifying printing rollers to apply the label. The cost to manufacturers of applying the label requirement is the maintenance and amortization of printing rollers and the additional dye or ink consumed. The labels are printed during the normal course of steady flow manufacturing operations and do not add additional time to the production process. Two methods of printing the label are in use. One method uses the same roller that applies the dye to the red segments of the material pattern. The roller is resurfaced annually using a computerized etching technique. The label was incorporated in the software to drive the roller resurfacing in 1993, and there is no additional cost to continue the printing of the label. In fact, costs would be incurred to discontinue the label. The second method uses a separate roller and dye to apply the label. The manufacturer using this technique reported that the rollers have been in service for five years without detectable wear and predicted a service life of at least fifteen years. Four rollers costing about $2,500 each are used for a total of $10,000. If all three manufacturers chose to use this method, a total of 12 rollers would be used for a total cost of $30,000. A straight-line depreciation of the rollers over 15 years ($30,000 divided by 15 years) equals $2,000 per year. The total cost of the dye required is derived from the number of labels required to be printed yearly and the dye required for each label. The total number of labels printed annually is about 190 million. Therefore, at a cost of approximately $40 per gallon of dye and using about 0.001 milliliters of dye per label, the total cost of dye to print all the labels is estimated to be $2,000 (190 million labels × $40/gal × 0.001 ml × 0.000264172 ml/gal). With the yearly cost to replace the rollers of $2,000 and an annual allowance of $2,000 for dye, the annual total industry cost of maintaining the label is about $4,000. Estimated annual cost burden: Additional cost of maintaining printing rollers with added label—$0 Annual cost of separate printing rollers for label (where used)—$2,000 Annual cost of additional dye or ink— $2,000 Total annual respondent cost—$4,000 Number of rollers Cost of each roller Total cost rollers Depreciation over 15 years Total annual labels (million) Annual additional dye allowance Est. total annual cost to maintain label 12 ....................................................... $2,500 $30,000 $2,000 190 $2,000 $4,000 Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspects of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35; and delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2020–14570 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the National Research Advisory Council PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, by teleconference. The teleconference number is 1–404– 397–1596. The meeting will convene at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Eastern daylight time. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the National Research Advisory Council is to advise the Secretary on research conducted by the Veterans Health Administration, including policies and programs targeting the high priority of Veterans’ health care needs. On September 2, 2020, the agenda will include a discussion of concrete steps to address minority representation in research; follow-up discussion of the mental health research portfolio related E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 130 / Tuesday, July 7, 2020 / Notices to COVID 19; disparities and COVID 19; and discussion of research efforts that contributed to COVID response. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Members of the public wanting to attend, have questions or presentations to present may contact Dr. Marisue Cody, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Research and Development (10X2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, at 202– 443–5681, or at Marisue.Cody@va.gov no later than close of business on August 28, 2020. All questions and presentations will be presented during the public comment section of the meeting. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Cody at the above phone number or email address noted above. Dated: July 1, 2020. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–14511 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0029] Agency Information Collection Activity: VA Form 26–6705, Offer to Purchase and Contract of Sale, VA Form 26–6705b, Credit Statement of Prospective Purchaser, and VA Form 26–6705d, Addendum to VA Form 26– 6705 (VIRGINIA) 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: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jul 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0029.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, (202) 421–1354 or email Danny.Green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0029’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: VA FORM 26–6705, OFFER TO PURCHASE AND CONTRACT OF SALE, VA FORM 26–6705b AND FANNIE MAE (FNMA) FORM 1003, UNIFORM RESIDENTIAL LOAN APPLICATION, CREDIT STATEMENT OF PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER, AND VA FORM 26–6705d, ADDENDUM TO VA FORM 26–6705 (VIRGINIA). OMB Control Number: 2900–0029. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 3720(a)(5) and (6) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acquires properties for sale to the general public utilizing a private Service Provider. The Service Provider utilizes private listings and sales brokers to sell VA properties. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 85 FR 81 on April 27, 2020, page 23438. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 17,458. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes and 5 minutes (average 15 minutes between the three forms). Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53,500. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–14536 Filed 7–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0875] Agency Information Collection Activity: VA-Guaranteed Home Loan Cash-Out Refinance Loan Comparison Disclosure Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40737 Affairs, 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 September 8, 2020. Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0875’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, (202) 421–1354 or email Danny.Green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0875’’ in any correspondence. 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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’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. ADDRESSES: Authority: Public Law 115–174; 38 CFR 36.4306. Title: VA-Guaranteed Home Loan Cash-Out Refinance Loan Comparison Disclosure. OMB Control Number: 2900–0875. E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 130 (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40736-40737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


National Research Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the National Research Advisory 
Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, by 
teleconference. The teleconference number is 1-404-397-1596. The 
meeting will convene at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Eastern 
daylight time. This meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the National Research Advisory Council is to advise 
the Secretary on research conducted by the Veterans Health 
Administration, including policies and programs targeting the high 
priority of Veterans' health care needs.
    On September 2, 2020, the agenda will include a discussion of 
concrete steps to address minority representation in research; follow-
up discussion of the mental health research portfolio related

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to COVID 19; disparities and COVID 19; and discussion of research 
efforts that contributed to COVID response. No time will be allocated 
at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. 
Members of the public wanting to attend, have questions or 
presentations to present may contact Dr. Marisue Cody, Designated 
Federal Officer, Office of Research and Development (10X2), Department 
of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, at 
202-443-5681, or at [email protected] no later than close of business 
on August 28, 2020. All questions and presentations will be presented 
during the public comment section of the meeting. Any member of the 
public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Cody at the 
above phone number or email address noted above.

    Dated: July 1, 2020.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-14511 Filed 7-6-20; 8:45 am]
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