The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the meeting for the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation has been rescheduled on September 13-14, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO, and not as originally announced in the Federal Register on August 25, 2011, on September 12-13, 2011, at the Saint Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street, NW., Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The session on September 13 will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The session on September 14 will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.
The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the maintenance and periodic readjustment of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee is to assemble and review relevant information relating to the nature and character of disabilities arising from service in the Armed Forces, provide an ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the rating schedule, and give advice on the most appropriate means of responding to the needs of Veterans relating to disability compensation.
The Committee will receive briefings on issues related to compensation for Veterans with service-connected disabilities and other VA benefits programs. Time will be allocated for receiving public comments in the afternoon. Public comments will be limited to three minutes each. Individuals wishing to make oral statements before the Committee will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who speak are invited to submit 1-2 page summaries of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record.
The public may submit written statements for the Committee's review to Robert Watkins, Designated Federal Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Compensation Service, Regulation Staff (211D), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email at Robert.Watkins2@va.gov. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meeting or seeking additional information should contact Mr. Watkins at (202) 461-9214.Start Signature
Dated: August 25, 2011.
By direction of the Secretary.
Acting Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-22206 Filed 8-30-11; 8:45 am]
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