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Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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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 United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following emergency proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(j)(1)). An emergency clearance is being requested to establish computer accounts for Veteran Service Officers to access VA's Veterans Health Information Systems Technology Architecture (VistA).

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or 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-New (VSO Access)” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, fax (202) 273-0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (VSO Access).”

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: VSO Access to VHA Electronic Health Records, VA Form 10-0400.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (VSO Access).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: VSO's complete VA Form 10-0400 to request authorization to access VA VistA database. VA will use the data collected to provide VSO's who were granted power of attorney by veterans with medical information recorded in VHA electronic health records system, authorization to access medical information needed to process a veteran's compensation and pension claim.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.

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Dated: January 3, 2008.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E8-122 Filed 1-8-08; 8:45 am]

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