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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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AGENCY:

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before May 22, 2006.

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For Further Information or a Copy of the Submission Contact:

Denise McLamb, Information Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565-8374, FAX (202) 565-6950 or e-mail: Start Printed Page 20440 denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0570.”

Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0570” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Generic Veterans Health Administration Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0570.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA use customer satisfaction surveys to obtain its patients perception on the type and quality of healthcare services they need and their satisfaction with existing services. The data collected will be used to improve the quality of healthcare services.

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 on January 31, 2006 on page 5120.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 130,644 hours.

a. Ad Hoc Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities) and Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—44,182 hours.

b. Pre-approved Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—86,461 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:

a. Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—11 minutes.

b. Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—6 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 531,144.

a. Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—161,777.

b. Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—369,367.

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Dated: April 10, 2006.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-5900 Filed 4-19-06; 8:45 am]

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