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Agency Information Collection (Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans) 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, will submit 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 2009.

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 (10-21092a-c)” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records 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 (10-21092a-c).”

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Titles:

a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a.

b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-2109b.

c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-2109c.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (10-21092a-c).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: Approximately 25 percent of military troops who were deployed in the first Persian Gulf War returned with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, typical of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowl syndrome. The data collected from the survey will assist VA in determining whether chronic gastrointestinal illness in Persian Gulf Veterans was caused by the presence of bacteria in the intestines and whether eradication of these bacteria reduces symptoms of chronic diarrhea.

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 May 11, 2009 at pages 21853-21854.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden:

a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a—3,000 hours.

b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-21092b—41 hours.

c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-21092c—31 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:

a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a—45 minutes.Start Printed Page 36827

b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-21092b—15 minutes.

c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-21092c—10 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents:

a. Survey of Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness in Persian Gulf Veterans, VA Form 10-21092a—4,000.

b. VA Research Consent Form (Cases), VA Form 10-21092b—165.

c. VA Research Consent Form (Control), VA Form 10-21092c—189.

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Dated: July 21, 2009.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-17658 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]

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