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Proposed Information Collection (Nutrition and Food Services Survey); Comment Request

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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 revision to currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine patients' satisfaction with the quality of food and nutrition services.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 28, 2009.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at;​ or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0227” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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Mary Stout at (202) 461-5867 or FAX (202) 273-9381.

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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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 information 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: Customer Satisfaction Survey for Nutritional and Food Service.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0227.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA will use the data collected to determine the level of patient satisfaction and quality of service resulting from advanced food preparation and advanced food delivery systems. Meals are an integral part of a patient's therapy. VA Form 10-5387 will be used to collect and evaluate information needed to determine whether improvements are needed to enhance patient's nutritional therapy.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 4,187.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 minutes.Start Printed Page 37774

Frequency of Response: Quarterly.

Estimated Number of Responses: 125,600.

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Dated: July 24, 2009.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-18000 Filed 7-28-09; 8:45 am]