Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 44612-44613 [E7-15376]

Download as PDF 44612 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / Notices through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. 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, 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: Application for Authority to Close Loans on an Automatic Basis— Nonsupervised Lenders, VA Form 26– 8736. OMB Control Number: 2900–0252. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–8736 is used by nonsupervised lenders requesting approval to close loans on an automatic basis. Automatic lending privileges eliminate the requirement for submission of loans to VA for prior approval. Lending institutions with automatic loan privileges may process and disburse such loans and subsequently report the loan to VA for issuance of guaranty. The form requests information considered crucial for VA to make acceptability determinations as to lenders who shall be approved for this privilege. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 50 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–15375 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 25, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:14 Aug 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0455] 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 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 for information needed to determine whether proprietary education institutions receiving Federal financial assistance comply with the applicable civil rights law and regulations. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900–0455’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734 and Supplement to Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0455. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Executive Order 12250, Leadership and Coordination of Nondiscrimination Laws, delegated authority to the Attorney General to coordinate the implementation and enforcement by Executive agencies of various equal opportunity laws prohibiting discriminatory practices in Federal programs and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. The Order extended the delegation to cover Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Department of Justice issued government-wide guidelines (29 CFR 42.406) instructing funding agencies to ‘‘provide for the collection of data and information from applicants for and recipients of Federal assistance. VA Forms 20–8734 and 20–8734a are used by VA personnel during regularly scheduled educational compliance survey visit, as well as during investigations of equal opportunity complaints, to identify areas where there may be disparate treatment of members of protected groups. VA Form 20–8734 is used to gather information from post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that VA-funded programs comply with equal opportunity laws. VA Form 20–8734a, is used to gather information from students and instructors at post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that participants have equal access to equal treatment in VA-funded programs. If E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / Notices this information were not collected, VA would be unable to carry out the civil rights enforcement responsibilities established in the Department of Justice’s guidelines and VA’s regulations. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden and Average Burden Per Respondent: Based on past experience, VBA estimates that 76 interviews will be conducted with recipients using VA Form 20–8734 at an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes per interview (133 hours). This includes one hour for an interview with the principal facility official, plus 45 minutes for reviewing records and reports and touring the facility. It is estimated that 76 interviews will be conducted with students using VA Form 20–8734a at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours) and with instructors at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours). Interviews are also conducted with 76 students without instructors at an average time of 30 minutes (38 hours). The total burden hour is 247. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 228. Dated: July 26, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–15376 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0261] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:14 Aug 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 information needed to process refunds of contributions made by program participants who disenroll from the Post Vietnam Era Veterans Education Program. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900–0261’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. 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, 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: Application for Refund of Educational Contributions (VEAP, Chapter 32, Title 38, U.S.C.), VA Form 22–5281. OMB Control Number: 2900–0261. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans and service persons complete VA Form 22–5281 to request a refund of their contribution to the Post-Vietnam Veterans Education Program. Contribution made into the Post-Vietnam Veterans Education Program may be refunded only after the participant has disenrolled from the PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44613 program. Request for refund of contribution prior to discharge or release from active duty will be refunded on the date of the participant’s discharge or release from activity duty or within 60 days of receipt of notice by the Secretary of the participant’s discharge or disenrollment. Refunds may be made earlier in instances of hardship or other good reasons. Participants who stop their enrollment from the program after discharge or release from active duty contributions will be refunded within 60 days of receipt of their application. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 833 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. Dated: July 26, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–15377 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0546] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 gravesite availability. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 8, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0455]


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 for 
information needed to determine whether proprietary education 
institutions receiving Federal financial assistance comply with the 
applicable civil rights law and regulations.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-2900-0455'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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, 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: Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20-8734 
and Supplement to Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 
20-8734a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0455.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12250, Leadership and Coordination of 
Nondiscrimination Laws, delegated authority to the Attorney General to 
coordinate the implementation and enforcement by Executive agencies of 
various equal opportunity laws prohibiting discriminatory practices in 
Federal programs and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. 
The Order extended the delegation to cover Title IX of the Education 
Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 
Department of Justice issued government-wide guidelines (29 CFR 42.406) 
instructing funding agencies to ``provide for the collection of data 
and information from applicants for and recipients of Federal 
assistance.
    VA Forms 20-8734 and 20-8734a are used by VA personnel during 
regularly scheduled educational compliance survey visit, as well as 
during investigations of equal opportunity complaints, to identify 
areas where there may be disparate treatment of members of protected 
groups. VA Form 20-8734 is used to gather information from post-
secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is 
used to assure that VA-funded programs comply with equal opportunity 
laws. VA Form 20-8734a, is used to gather information from students and 
instructors at post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. 
The information is used to assure that participants have equal access 
to equal treatment in VA-funded programs. If

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this information were not collected, VA would be unable to carry out 
the civil rights enforcement responsibilities established in the 
Department of Justice's guidelines and VA's regulations.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden and Average Burden Per Respondent: Based on 
past experience, VBA estimates that 76 interviews will be conducted 
with recipients using VA Form 20-8734 at an average of 1 hour and 45 
minutes per interview (133 hours). This includes one hour for an 
interview with the principal facility official, plus 45 minutes for 
reviewing records and reports and touring the facility. It is estimated 
that 76 interviews will be conducted with students using VA Form 20-
8734a at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours) and with 
instructors at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours). 
Interviews are also conducted with 76 students without instructors at 
an average time of 30 minutes (38 hours). The total burden hour is 247.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 228.

    Dated: July 26, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-15376 Filed 8-7-07; 8:45 am]
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