Advisory Committee Charter Renewals, 45470-45471 [2020-16256]

Download as PDF 45470 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits Department of the Treasury. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board of Trustees of the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund, a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that an application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund. 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Comments are requested from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund. Consideration will be given to any comments that are timely received by Treasury. David Kautter, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–16283 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee Charter Renewals Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice of Advisory Committee Charter Renewals. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee ACT (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning on the dates listed below: SUMMARY: Committee name Committee description Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee. Provides advice on VA cooperative studies, multi-site clinical research activities, and policies related to conducting and managing these efforts and ensures that new and ongoing projects maintain high quality, are based upon scientific merit, and are efficiently and economically conducted. Provides advice on the fair and equitable selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA research funds; ensures the high quality and mission relevance of VA’s legislatively mandated research and development program; advises on the scientific and technical merit, originality, feasibility, and mission relevance of individual research proposals; and advises on the adequacy of protection of human and animal subjects. Provides advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety, and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review consideration. The proposals to be reviewed may address research questions within the general area of biomedical and behavioral research or clinical science research. The Board also advises VA research officials on program priorities and policies, as well as administration of VA’s intramural program. Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES via facsimile, telephone, or email will not be accepted. Additional Instructions. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as your Social Security number, name, address, or other contact information) or any other information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make comments available for public inspection and copying on www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the internet can be retrieved by most internet search engines. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the application from the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund, please contact Treasury at (202) 622–1534 (not a tollfree number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MPRA amended the Internal Revenue Code to permit a multiemployer plan that is projected to have insufficient funds to reduce pension benefits payable to participants and beneficiaries if certain conditions are satisfied. In order to reduce benefits, the plan sponsor is required to submit an application to the Secretary of the Treasury, which must be approved or denied in consultation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Department of Labor. On June 30, 2020, the Building Material Drivers Local 436 Pension Fund’s Board of Trustees submitted an application for approval to reduce benefits under the plan. As required by MPRA, that application has been published on Treasury’s website at https://home.treasury.gov/services/themultiemployer-pension-reform-act-of- Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM Charter renewed on 28JYN1 April 21, 2020. April 21, 2020. April 21, 2020. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / Notices Committee name Committee description Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board. Provides advice on the fair and equitable selection of the most meritorious research projects for support by VA research funds; provides advice for research program officials on program priorities and policies; and ensures that the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development program promotes functional independence and improves the quality of life for impaired and disabled Veterans. The Secretary has also renewed the charter for the following statutorily authorized Federal advisory committee Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials. Provides advice on the administration of national cemeteries, Soldiers’ lots and plots, the selection of cemetery sites, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits. Provides advice on benefits and services to Veterans experiencing homelessness. Provides advice on VA prosthetics programs and the rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of prosthetics technology; assesses VA programs that serve Veterans with spinal cord injury, blindness or vision impairment, loss of or loss of use of extremities, deafness or hearing impairment or other serious incapacities. Provides advice to the Secretary on the administration of benefits for Veterans who are former prisoners of war and the needs of these Veterans, in the areas of compensation, health care and rehabilitation. Provides advice on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology .............. Geriatrics and Committee. Gerontology Advisory FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Moragne, Committee Management Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Advisory Committee Management Office (00AC), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; telephone 202–266–4660 or 202– 714–1578; or via email at Jeffrey.Moragne@va.gov. To view a copy of a VA Federal advisory committee charters, please visit http://www.va.gov/ advisory. Dated: July 22, 2020. Jelessa M. Burney, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Cost-Based and Inter-Agency Billing Rates for Medical Care or Services Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Fiscal Year 2021 AGENCY: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. This document updates the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency billing rates for medical care or services provided by the U.S. Department of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Jul 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Veterans Affairs (VA) furnished in certain circumstances. APPLICABLE DATE: The rates set forth herein are effective October 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Romona Greene, Office of Community Care, Revenue Operations, Payer Relations and Services, Rates and Charges (10D1C1), Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; telephone: 202– 382–2521 (this is not a toll-free number). VA’s methodology for computing Cost-Based and Inter-Agency rates for medical care or services provided by VA is set forth in section 17.102(h) of title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Two sets of rates are obtained by applying this methodology, Cost-Based and InterAgency. Cost-Based rates apply to medical care and services that are provided by VA under 38 CFR 17.102(a), (b), (d) and (g), respectively, in the following circumstances: • In error or based on tentative eligibility; • In a medical emergency; • To pensioners of allied nations; and • For research purposes in circumstances under which the medical care appropriation shall be reimbursed from the research appropriation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2020–16256 Filed 7–27–20; 8:45 am] April 21, 2020. for a two-year period, beginning on the date listed below: Committee description Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Charter renewed on Committee name Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans. Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs. 45471 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Charter renewed on April 21, 2020. May 6, 2020. May 26, 2020. June 15, 2020. July 9, 2020. Inter-Agency rates apply to medical care and services that are provided by VA under § 17.102(c) and (f), respectively, in the following circumstances when the care or services provided are not covered by any applicable sharing agreement in accordance with § 17.102(e): • To beneficiaries of the Department of Defense or other Federal agencies; and • To military retirees with chronic disability. The calculations for the Cost-Based and Inter-Agency rates are the same with two exceptions. Inter-Agency rates are all-inclusive and are not broken down into three components (i.e., Physician; Ancillary; and Nursing, Room and Board), and do not include standard fringe benefit costs that cover Government employee retirement, disability costs, and return on fixed assets. When VA pays for medical care or services from a non-VA source under circumstances in which the Cost-Based or Inter-Agency rates would apply if the care or services had been provided by VA, the charge for such care or services will be the actual amount paid by VA for the care or services. Inpatient charges will be at the per diem rates shown for the type of bed section or discrete treatment unit providing the care. The following table depicts the CostBased and Inter-Agency rates that are E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45470-45471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16256]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee Charter Renewals

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Charter Renewals.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee ACT (FACA) and after consultation with the General Services 
Administration, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has determined that 
the following Federal advisory committee is vital to the mission of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and renewing its charter would be 
in the public interest. Consequently, the charter for the following 
Federal advisory committee is renewed for a two-year period, beginning 
on the dates listed below:

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                                                         Charter renewed
        Committee name           Committee description         on
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Cooperative Studies Scientific  Provides advice on VA   April 21, 2020.
 Evaluation Committee.           cooperative studies,
                                 multi-site clinical
                                 research activities,
                                 and policies related
                                 to conducting and
                                 managing these
                                 efforts and ensures
                                 that new and ongoing
                                 projects maintain
                                 high quality, are
                                 based upon scientific
                                 merit, and are
                                 efficiently and
                                 economically
                                 conducted.
Health Services Research and    Provides advice on the  April 21, 2020.
 Development Service             fair and equitable
 Scientific Merit Review Board.  selection of the most
                                 meritorious research
                                 projects for support
                                 by VA research funds;
                                 ensures the high
                                 quality and mission
                                 relevance of VA's
                                 legislatively
                                 mandated research and
                                 development program;
                                 advises on the
                                 scientific and
                                 technical merit,
                                 originality,
                                 feasibility, and
                                 mission relevance of
                                 individual research
                                 proposals; and
                                 advises on the
                                 adequacy of
                                 protection of human
                                 and animal subjects.
Joint Biomedical Laboratory     Provides advice on the  April 21, 2020.
 Research and Development and    scientific quality,
 Clinical Science Research and   budget, safety, and
 Development Services            mission relevance of
 Scientific Merit Review Board.  investigator-
                                 initiated research
                                 proposals submitted
                                 for VA merit review
                                 consideration. The
                                 proposals to be
                                 reviewed may address
                                 research questions
                                 within the general
                                 area of biomedical
                                 and behavioral
                                 research or clinical
                                 science research. The
                                 Board also advises VA
                                 research officials on
                                 program priorities
                                 and policies, as well
                                 as administration of
                                 VA's intramural
                                 program.

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Rehabilitation Research and     Provides advice on the  April 21, 2020.
 Development Service             fair and equitable
 Scientific Merit Review Board.  selection of the most
                                 meritorious research
                                 projects for support
                                 by VA research funds;
                                 provides advice for
                                 research program
                                 officials on program
                                 priorities and
                                 policies; and ensures
                                 that the VA
                                 Rehabilitation
                                 Research and
                                 Development program
                                 promotes functional
                                 independence and
                                 improves the quality
                                 of life for impaired
                                 and disabled Veterans.
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    The Secretary has also renewed the charter for the following 
statutorily authorized Federal advisory committee for a two-year 
period, beginning on the date listed below:

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                                                         Charter renewed
        Committee name           Committee description         on
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Advisory Committee on           Provides advice on the  April 21, 2020.
 Cemeteries and Memorials.       administration of
                                 national cemeteries,
                                 Soldiers' lots and
                                 plots, the selection
                                 of cemetery sites,
                                 the erection of
                                 appropriate memorials
                                 and the adequacy of
                                 Federal burial
                                 benefits.
Advisory Committee on Homeless  Provides advice on      May 6, 2020.
 Veterans.                       benefits and services
                                 to Veterans
                                 experiencing
                                 homelessness.
Advisory Committee on           Provides advice on VA   May 26, 2020.
 Prosthetics and Special-        prosthetics programs
 Disabilities Programs.          and the
                                 rehabilitation
                                 research,
                                 development, and
                                 evaluation of
                                 prosthetics
                                 technology; assesses
                                 VA programs that
                                 serve Veterans with
                                 spinal cord injury,
                                 blindness or vision
                                 impairment, loss of
                                 or loss of use of
                                 extremities, deafness
                                 or hearing impairment
                                 or other serious
                                 incapacities.
Advisory Committee on Former    Provides advice to the  June 15, 2020.
 Prisoners of War.               Secretary on the
                                 administration of
                                 benefits for Veterans
                                 who are former
                                 prisoners of war and
                                 the needs of these
                                 Veterans, in the
                                 areas of
                                 compensation, health
                                 care and
                                 rehabilitation.
Geriatrics and Gerontology      Provides advice on all  July 9, 2020.
 Advisory Committee.             matters pertaining to
                                 geriatrics and
                                 gerontology.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Moragne, Committee Management 
Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Advisory Committee Management 
Office (00AC), 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420; telephone 
202-266-4660 or 202-714-1578; or via email at [email protected]. 
To view a copy of a VA Federal advisory committee charters, please 
visit http://www.va.gov/advisory.

    Dated: July 22, 2020.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-16256 Filed 7-27-20; 8:45 am]
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