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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 25, 2005 / Notices agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: January 18, 2005. Paul Finger, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–1334 Filed 1–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, February 18, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time and Saturday, February 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ann Delzer at 1–888–912–1227, or (414) 297–1604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Friday, February 18, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, and Saturday, February 19, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time, at Homewood Suites, 4143 Governors Row, Austin, TX. You can submit written comments to the panel by faxing to (414) 297–1623, or by mail to Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Stop1006MIL, 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203–2221, or you can contact us at 13:14 Jan 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: January 18, 2005. Tersheia Carter, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 05–1328 Filed 1–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Dated: January 19, 2005. Martha Curry, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 05–1330 Filed 1–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0055] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY VerDate jul<14>2003 www.improveirs.org. This meeting is not required to be open to the public, but because we are always interested in community input, we will accept public comments. Please contact Mary Ann Delzer at 1–888–912–1227 or (414) 297– 1604 for additional information. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. 3581 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted in Columbia, S.C. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, February 18, 2005, and Saturday, February 19, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inez E. De Jesus at 1–888–912–1227 (tollfree), or 954–423–7977 (non toll-free). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10 (a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Friday, February 18, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Saturday, February 19, 2004 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET in Columbia, S.C. at the Internal Revenue Service office, 1835 Assembly Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. For information or to confirm attendance, notification of intent to attend the meeting must be made with Inez De Jesus. Ms. De Jesus may be reached at 1–888–912–1227 or 954– 423–7977, or write Inez E. De Jesus, TAP Office, 1000 South Pine Island Rd., Suite 340, Plantation, FL 33324, or post comments to the Web site: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine surviving spouse of a veteran eligibility for a VA home loan. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0055’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 3582 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 25, 2005 / Notices functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’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: Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility—Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA Form 26–1817. OMB Control Number: 2900–0055. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–1817 is completed by unmarried surviving spouse of veterans as a formal request for a certificate of eligibility for home loan benefits. An unmarried surviving spouse may be entitled to home loan benefits if the veteran’s death occurred while serving on active duty or was a direct result of service-connected disabilities. VA uses the data collected to verify the veteran’s service-connected death and status of the applicant as unmarried surviving spouse. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 250 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Dated: January 12, 2005. By direction of the Secretary: Loise Russell, Director, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–1305 Filed 1–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0094] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of VerDate jul<14>2003 13:14 Jan 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine whether a claimant served in the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines or in recognized guerrilla organizations. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0094’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’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: Supplement to VA Forms 21– 526, 21–534, and 21–535 (For Philippine Claims), VA Form 21–4169. OMB Control Number: 2900–0094. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–4169 is used to collect certain applicants’ service information, place of residence, proof of service, and whether the applicant was a member of pro-Japanese, pro-German, or anti-American Filipino organizations. VA use the information collected to PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determine the applicant’s eligibility for benefits based on Commonwealth Army or recognized guerrilla services. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 250 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Dated: January 12, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Loise Russell, Director, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. 05–1306 Filed 1–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Women Veterans; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans will meet February 8–10, 2005, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in room 630, VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding the needs of women veterans with respect to health care, rehabilitation, compensation, outreach, and other programs and activities administered by VA designed to meet such needs. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding such programs and activities. On February 8, the agenda will include briefings and updates on issues related to women veterans’ in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including any treatment issues related to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom combat veterans and VA’s ‘‘Seamless Transition’’ initiative; next steps and implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) recommendations; briefings and updates on issues in the Veterans Benefits Administration; a briefing from VHA’s Women Veterans Health Program Director; legislative issues related to veterans; presentation of Certificates of Appointment to four new Committee members, and a briefing from the National Cemetery Administration. On February 9, the Committee will receive updates and briefings on VA research and studies related to women’s health issues, upcoming initiatives of the E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 25, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0055]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 extension 
of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on 
information needed to determine surviving spouse of a veteran 
eligibility for a VA home loan.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 28, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or e-mail: irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0055'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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, VBA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's

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functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA'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: Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility--
Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA Form 26-1817.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0055.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 26-1817 is completed by unmarried surviving 
spouse of veterans as a formal request for a certificate of eligibility 
for home loan benefits. An unmarried surviving spouse may be entitled 
to home loan benefits if the veteran's death occurred while serving on 
active duty or was a direct result of service-connected disabilities. 
VA uses the data collected to verify the veteran's service-connected 
death and status of the applicant as unmarried surviving spouse.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 250 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.

    Dated: January 12, 2005.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Loise Russell,
Director, Records Management Service.
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