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Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Appropriate and Timely Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases) Activity: Comment Request

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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an Start Printed Page 57220opportunity 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine a veteran's medical care for infectious diseases acquired while in Iraq or Afghanistan.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 4, 2010.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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 “2900-New (VA Form 10-0476)” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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Mary Stout (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 the Office of Management and Budget (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.


a. Survey of Appropriate and Timely Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases (Leishmaniasis), VA Form 10-0476.

b. Survey of Appropriate and Timely Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases (Malaria), VA Form 10-0476a.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (VA Form 10-0476).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: The data collected will be used to determine whether rural veterans have difficulty receiving appropriate and timely care for infectious diseases acquired while in Iraq or Afghanistan compared to veterans residing in urban areas.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.

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Dated: October 29, 2009.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. E9-26458 Filed 11-3-09; 8:45 am]