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Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), 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. This notice solicits comments for information needed to identify and track veterans diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 16, 2006.


Submit written comments on the collection of information to Ann W. Bickoff, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0649” in any correspondence.

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Ann W. Bickoff (202) 273-8310 or fax (202) 273-9386.

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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-21), 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, 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 Start Printed Page 46982information 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.

Title: VA Cooperative Studies Project #500A, National Registry of Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), VA Forms 10-21047, 10-21047a, and 10-21047b.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0649.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA will use the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis registry to obtain epidemiological data on veterans affected with ALS and as a mechanism to inform the veteran of clinical drug trials and studies.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 1,330.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Semi-annually.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,715.

Estimated Number of Responses: 2,740.

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Dated: August 2, 2006.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-13296 Filed 8-14-06; 8:45 am]