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Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War has scheduled a meeting for April 14-16, 2008, in Room 230 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the administration of benefits under title 38, United States Code, for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to make recommendations on the needs of such veterans for compensation, health care, and rehabilitation.

The agenda for April 14 will include remarks by VA officials, a review of committee reports, an update of activities since the last meeting, and a period for former prisoners of war and/or the public to address the Committee. On April 15, the Committee will hear presentations from representatives of the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies and the Employee Education System, Veterans Heath Administration. The day will conclude with new business and general discussion. On April 16, the Committee's medical and administrative work groups will meet to discuss their activities and then will report back to the Committee in the afternoon.

Additionally, the Committee will review issues discussed throughout the meeting to compile a report to be sent to the Secretary.

Members of the public may submit written statements for review by the Committee in advance of the meeting to Mr. Bradley G. Mayes, Director, Compensation and Pension Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Submitted materials must be received not later than March 31, 2008.

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Dated: March 14,2008.

By Direction of the Secretary:

E. Philip Riggin,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-5580 Filed 3-19-08; 8:45 am]