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Agency Information Collection (The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview)) 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:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview))” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview))” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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.

Supplementary Information:

Title: The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview), VA Form 10-XXXXX.

OMB Control Number: New 2900-NEW. The Veterans' Outcome Assessment (VOA) (Veteran Survey Interview).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: This collection is in response to the requirements set out by The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) requires VA to “develop and implement a comprehensive set of measures to assess mental health care services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The workgroup therefore developed a plan for a brief survey of a representative sample of new mental health treatment patients. Data collected will allow the program office to ensure that the target audience is being reached effective treatments are being offered, and tangible, quantitative results are being measured and tracked for continual improvement.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,140 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,280.

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Dated: June 3, 2014.

By direction of the Secretary.

Crystal Rennie,

VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2014-13157 Filed 6-5-14; 8:45 am]

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