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Download as PDF 53620 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices they were likely to be high or low theft, and to light duty trucks with major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of multipurpose passenger vehicles. The final rule became effective September 1, 2006. As a result of this amendment, determination of high theft status is required only for LDTs manufactured on or after that date. There are seven vehicle manufacturers who produce LDTs. Generally, these manufacturers would not introduce more than one new LDT line in any year. Therefore, NHTSA estimates that the maximum number of responses on or after September 1, 2006 will be seven. As in previous submissions, NHTSA estimates that the average hours per submittal are 45, for a total annual burden of 315 hours. This is a reduction in the previous OMB inventory of 900 hours. NHTSA estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $57.06 per hour, for a total cost of approximately $18,000. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: September 13, 2007. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–18393 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0036] Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 a presumption of death of a missing veteran. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 19, 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. 2900–0036’’ 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 (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: Statement of Disappearance, VA Form 21–1775. OMB Control Number: 2900–0036. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–1775 is used to gather information from a claimant to make a decision regarding the unexplained absence of a veteran for over 7 years. The data collected will be PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 used to determine the claimant’s entitlement to death benefits. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 28 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 2 hours 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Dated: August 30, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–18457 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0521] 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 revision 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 underwrite VA-guaranteed loans. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 19, 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. 2900–2900–0253’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 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. Titles: a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26–1820 b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26–8497 c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26–8497a OMB Control Number: 2900–0521. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Lenders must obtain specific information concerning a veteran’s credit history in order to properly underwrite the veteran’s loan. VA loans may not be guaranteed unless the veteran is a satisfactory credit risk. The data collected on the following forms are used to ensure that applications for VA-guaranteed loans are underwritten in a reasonable and prudent manner. a. VA Form 26–1820 is completed by lenders closing VA guaranteed and insured loans under the automatic or prior approval procedures. b. VA Form 26–8497 is used by lenders to verify a loan applicant’s income and employment information when making guaranteed and insured loans. VA does not require the exclusive use of this form for verification purposes, any alternative verification document would be acceptable provided that all information requested on VA Form 26–8497 is provided. c. Lenders making guaranteed and insured loans complete VA Form 26– 8497a to verify the applicant’s deposits in banks and other savings institutions. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Annual Burden: 75,000 hours. a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26–1820— 50,000 hours. b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26–8497— 16,667 hours. c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26–8497a—8,333 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26–1820—15 minutes. b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26–8497—10 minutes. c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26–8497a—5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000. a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26–1820— 200,000. b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26–8497— 100,000. c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26–8497a—100,000. Dated: September 5, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–18460 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0317] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 19, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53621 Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0317’’ in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, fax (202) 565–7870 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0317’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Identifying Information Re: Veteran’s Loan Records, VA Form Letter 26–626. OMB Control Number: 2900–0317. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–626 is used to notify a correspondent that additional information is needed to determine if a veteran’s loan guaranty benefits are involved and if so, to obtain the necessary information to identify and associate the correspondence with the correct veteran’s loan application or record. If such information is not received within one year from the date of such notification, benefits will not be paid or furnished by reason of an incomplete application. 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 on July 10, 2007, at page 37578. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 200 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Dated: September 11, 2007. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E7–18461 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0521]


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 revision 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 underwrite VA-guaranteed loans.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before November 19, 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. 2900-2900-0253'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
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.
    Titles:
    a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26-1820
    b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26-8497
    c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26-8497a
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0521.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Lenders must obtain specific information concerning a 
veteran's credit history in order to properly underwrite the veteran's 
loan. VA loans may not be guaranteed unless the veteran is a 
satisfactory credit risk. The data collected on the following forms are 
used to ensure that applications for VA-guaranteed loans are 
underwritten in a reasonable and prudent manner.
    a. VA Form 26-1820 is completed by lenders closing VA guaranteed 
and insured loans under the automatic or prior approval procedures.
    b. VA Form 26-8497 is used by lenders to verify a loan applicant's 
income and employment information when making guaranteed and insured 
loans. VA does not require the exclusive use of this form for 
verification purposes, any alternative verification document would be 
acceptable provided that all information requested on VA Form 26-8497 
is provided.
    c. Lenders making guaranteed and insured loans complete VA Form 26-
8497a to verify the applicant's deposits in banks and other savings 
institutions.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 75,000 hours.
    a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26-1820--
50,000 hours.
    b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26-8497--16,667 
hours.
    c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26-8497a--8,333 
hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
    a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26-1820--
15 minutes.
    b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26-8497--10 
minutes.
    c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26-8497a--5 
minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400,000.
    a. Report and Certification of Loan Disbursement, VA Form 26-1820--
200,000.
    b. Request for Verification of Employment, VA Form 26-8497--
100,000.
    c. Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26-8497a--100,000.

    Dated: September 5, 2007.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-18460 Filed 9-18-07; 8:45 am]
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