Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery, 3809 [E8-984]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine eligibility for benefits based on a common law marriage. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 24, 2008. 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. 2900–0115’’ 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. 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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: Supporting Statement Regarding Marriage, VA Form 21–4171. OMB Control Number: 2900–0115. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Abstract: The data collected on VA Form 21–4171 is used to determine a claimant’s eligibility for benefits based on a common law marital relationship. Benefits cannot be pay unless the marital relationship between the claimant and the veteran is established. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 800 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,400. Dated: January 11, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–935 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Public Law 104–275 was enacted on October 9, 1996. It allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a monetary allowance towards the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery. Under VA regulation (38 CFR 38.629), the allowance is equal to the average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The law provides a veteran’s survivors with the option of selecting a Governmentfurnished graveliner for use in a VA national cemetery where such use is authorized. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance, and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2008. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3809 Carl Lockamy, Budget Operations and Field Support (41B1C), National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: 202–461–6688 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under 38 U.S.C. 2306(e)(3) and (4) and Public Law 104–275, section 213, VA may provide a monetary allowance for the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery where its use is authorized. The allowance for qualified interments that occur during calendar year 2008 is the average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners in fiscal year 2007, less the administrative costs incurred by VA in processing and paying the allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. The average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners is determined by taking VA’s total cost during a fiscal year for single-depth graveliners that were procured for placement at the time of interment and dividing it by the total number of such graveliners procured by VA during that fiscal year. The calculation excludes both graveliners procured and pre-placed in gravesites as part of cemetery gravesite development projects and all double-depth graveliners. Using this method of computation, the average cost was determined to be $201.00 for fiscal year 2007. The administrative costs incurred by VA consist of those costs that relate to processing and paying an allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. These costs have been determined to be $9.00 for calendar year 2008. The allowance payable for qualifying interments occurring during calendar year 2008, therefore, is $192.00. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Approved: January 15, 2008. Gordon H. Mansfield, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–984 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in 
Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National 
Cemetery

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Public Law 104-275 was enacted on October 9, 1996. It allows 
the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide a monetary allowance 
towards the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a 
VA national cemetery. Under VA regulation (38 CFR 38.629), the 
allowance is equal to the average cost of Government-furnished 
graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The law provides a 
veteran's survivors with the option of selecting a Government-furnished 
graveliner for use in a VA national cemetery where such use is 
authorized.
    The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested parties of the 
average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs 
that relate to processing and paying the allowance, and the amount of 
the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during 
calendar year 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Lockamy, Budget Operations and 
Field Support (41B1C), National Cemetery Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. 
Telephone: 202-461-6688 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 38 U.S.C. 2306(e)(3) and (4) and 
Public Law 104-275, section 213, VA may provide a monetary allowance 
for the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA 
national cemetery where its use is authorized. The allowance for 
qualified interments that occur during calendar year 2008 is the 
average cost of Government-furnished graveliners in fiscal year 2007, 
less the administrative costs incurred by VA in processing and paying 
the allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner.
    The average cost of Government-furnished graveliners is determined 
by taking VA's total cost during a fiscal year for single-depth 
graveliners that were procured for placement at the time of interment 
and dividing it by the total number of such graveliners procured by VA 
during that fiscal year. The calculation excludes both graveliners 
procured and pre-placed in gravesites as part of cemetery gravesite 
development projects and all double-depth graveliners. Using this 
method of computation, the average cost was determined to be $201.00 
for fiscal year 2007.
    The administrative costs incurred by VA consist of those costs that 
relate to processing and paying an allowance in lieu of the Government-
furnished graveliner. These costs have been determined to be $9.00 for 
calendar year 2008.
    The allowance payable for qualifying interments occurring during 
calendar year 2008, therefore, is $192.00.

    Approved: January 15, 2008.
Gordon H. Mansfield,
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-984 Filed 1-18-08; 8:45 am]
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