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Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 12, 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection)” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue Start Printed Page 40134NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7492 or email email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection)” in any correspondence.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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.
Titles: Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) Data Collection.
OMB Control Number: 2900-NEW (Veterans Transportation Service Data Collection).
Type of Review: New collection.
Abstract: The information collection is to ensure Veterans, Servicemembers, beneficiaries, caregivers and other persons receive timely and reliable transportation for the purpose of examination, treatment and care. VHA must identify the beneficiary, the dates and location required to plan a trip for scheduled or unscheduled appointments, and ensure reimbursement of beneficiary travel mileage is not paid for transportation provided through VTS. Information is also collected to facilitate overall evaluation of the effectiveness of the allocation of resources for VTS.
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 at 79 FR 74814, December 16, 2014.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 334,895 burden hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: 3.32 (On Occasion).
Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,872.Start Signature
By direction of the Secretary.
Kathleen M. Manwell,
VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-16950 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]
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