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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. 3501-21), 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 September 21, 2006.

For Further Information or a Copy of the Submission Contact: Denise McLamb, Information Management Service (005G2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 565-8374, Fax (202) 565-7045 or e-mail to: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0160.”

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. 2900-0160” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Titles:

a. State Home Inspection Staffing Profile, VA Form 10-3567.

b. State Home Report and Statement of Federal Aid Claimed, VA Form 10-5588.

c. State Home Program Application for Veteran Care—Medical Certification, VA Form 10-10SH.

d. Department of Veterans Affairs Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements for Grantees Other Than Individuals, VA Form 10-0143.

e. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VA Form 10-0143a.

f. Certification Regarding Lobbying, VA Form 10-0144.

g. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws, VA Form 10-0144a.

h. Title 38, CFR Parts 51 and 52, State Home Programs.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0160.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA pays per diem to State homes providing nursing home and adult day health care services to eligible veterans. Facilities providing nursing home and adult day health care services must furnish an application for recognition based on certification; appeal information, application and justification for payment; records and reports which facility management must maintain regarding activities of residents or participants; information relating to whether the facility meets standards concerning residents' rights and responsibilities prior to admission or enrollment, during admission or enrollment, and upon discharge; the records and reports which facilities management and health care professionals must maintain regarding residents or participants and employees; documents pertaining to the management of the facilities; food menu planning; pharmaceutical records; and life safety documentation. This information is necessary to ensure that VA per diem payments are limited to facilities providing high quality care to veterans.

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 Start Printed Page 48978of information was published on May 10, 2006, at pages 27319-27320.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government, Individuals or households, and Not for profit institutions.

Estimated Total Annual Burden:

a. State Home Inspection Staffing Profile, VA Form 10-3567—90 hours.

b. State Home Report and Statement of Federal Aid Claimed, VA Form 10-5588—1,080 hours.

c. State Home Program Application for Veteran Care—Medical Certification, VA Form 10-10SH—10,566 hours.

d. Department of Veterans Affairs Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements for Grantees Other Than Individuals, VA Form 10-0143—15 hours.

e. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VA Form 10-1043a—15 hours.

f. Certification Regarding Lobbying, VA Form 10-0144—15 hours.

g. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws, VA Form 10-0144a—15 hours.

h. Title 38, CFR Parts 51 and 52, State Home Programs—3,739 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:

a. State Home Inspection Staffing Profile, VA Form 10-3567—30 minutes.

b. State Home Report and Statement of Federal Aid Claimed, VA Form 10-5588—30 minutes.

c. State Home Program Application for Veteran Care—Medical Certification, VA Form 10-10SH—30 minutes.

d. Department of Veterans Affairs Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements for Grantees Other Than Individuals, VA Form 10-0143—5 minutes.

e. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VA Form 10-1043a—5 minutes.

f. Certification Regarding Lobbying, VA Form 10-0144—5 minutes.

g. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws, VA Form 10-0144a—5 minutes.

h. Title 38, CFR Parts 51 and 52, State Home Programs—7 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One-time.

Estimated Number of Respondents:

a. State Home Inspection Staffing Profile, VA Form 10-3567—180.

b. State Home Report and Statement of Federal Aid Claimed, VA Form 10-5588—180.

c. State Home Program Application for Veteran Care—Medical Certification, VA Form 10-10SH—21,132.

d. Department of Veterans Affairs Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements for Grantees Other Than Individuals, VA Form 10-0143—180.

e. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VA Form 10-1043a—180.

f. Certification Regarding Lobbying, VA Form 10-0144—180.

g. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws, VA Form 10-0144a—180.

h. Title 38, CFR Parts 51 and 52, State Home Programs—22,926.

Estimated Total Annual Responses:

a. State Home Inspection Staffing Profile, VA Form 10-3567—180.

b. State Home Report and State of Federal Aid Claimed, VA Form 10-5588—2,160.

c. State Home Program Application for Veteran Care—Medical Certification, VA Form 10-10SH—21,132.

d. Department of Veterans Affairs Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements for Grantees Other Than Individuals, VA Form 10-0143—180.

e. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, VA Form 10-1043a—180.

f. Certification Regarding Lobbying, VA Form 10-0144—180.

g. Statement of Assurance of Compliance with Equal Opportunity Laws, VA Form 10-0144a—180.

h. Title 38, CFR Parts 51 and 52, State Home Programs—23,466.

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Dated: August 8, 2006.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-13918 Filed 8-21-06; 8:45 am]

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