Proposed Information Collection (VBA Loan Guaranty Service Appraiser and Realtor Satisfaction Surveys); Comment Request, 78873-78874 [E8-30596]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 23, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,875 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0670] Agency Information Collection (Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. 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, 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; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://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– 0670’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0670.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment, VA Form 21–0792. OMB Control Number: 2900–0670. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Individual’s seeking appointment as a fiduciary of VA beneficiaries complete VA Form 21– 0792. VA uses the data collected to determine the individual’s qualification as a fiduciary and to inquire about his or her credit and criminal background. 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 October 15, 2008, at page 61195. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 16, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E8–30594 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0198] Agency Information Collection (Application for Annual Clothing Allowance) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: 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– 0198’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, fax (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0198.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Annual Clothing Allowance (Under 38 U.S.C. 1162), VA Form 10–8678. PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78873 OMB Control Number: 2900–0198. Abstract: VA Form 10–8678 is used to gather the necessary information to determine if a veteran is eligible for clothing allowance benefits due to a service connected disability. Clothing allowance is payable if the veteran uses a prosthetic or orthopedic device (including a wheelchair) that tends to wear out or tear clothing or is prescribed medication for a skin condition that causes irreparable damage to outer garments. 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 October 15, 2008 at pages 61193–61194. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,120 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,720. Dated: December 16, 2008. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E8–30595 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-New (AppraiserRealtor Surveys)] Proposed Information Collection (VBA Loan Guaranty Service Appraiser and Realtor Satisfaction Surveys); Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 78874 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 23, 2008 / Notices information needed to determine realtor and appraiser satisfaction with the VBA Loan Guaranty Service (LGY). DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 23, 2009. 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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900-New (Appraiser-Realtor Surveys) 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: VA Loan Guaranty Service Appraiser and Realtor Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2900-New (Appraiser-Realtor Surveys). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: The mission of LGY is to help veterans and active duty personnel purchase and retain homes in recognition of their service to our VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 nation. The program offers many advantages to veterans, including no down payment, and no mortgage insurance premiums. Since the program’s inception in 1944, it has helped millions of veterans to become homeowners. As part of the VA’s continuing commitment to improve the services provided to veterans, LGY will conduct FY09 VA Loan Guaranty Service Appraiser and Realtor Surveys. The survey will target real estate professionals geographically located in ‘‘veteran rich’’ areas. The appraisers surveyed will be those currently serving on the VA Fee Panel. Affected Public: Business or other for profits. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,750 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000. Dated: December 16, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E8–30596 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0013] Agency Information Collection (Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through https://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– 0013’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0013.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, VA Form 21– 2008. OMB Control Number: 2900–0013. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–2008 is used to determine a family member or friend of a deceased veteran eligibility for issuance of a burial flag. 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 October 15, 2008, at page 61194. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Federal Government and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Annual Burden: 162,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650,000. Dated: December 16, 2008. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-New (Appraiser-Realtor Surveys)]


Proposed Information Collection (VBA Loan Guaranty Service 
Appraiser and Realtor Satisfaction Surveys); 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 new 
collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this 
notice. This notice solicits comments on

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information needed to determine realtor and appraiser satisfaction with 
the VBA Loan Guaranty Service (LGY).

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before February 23, 2009.

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 
nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-New 
(Appraiser-Realtor Surveys) 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: VA Loan Guaranty Service Appraiser and Realtor Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-New (Appraiser-Realtor Surveys).
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Abstract: The mission of LGY is to help veterans and active duty 
personnel purchase and retain homes in recognition of their service to 
our nation. The program offers many advantages to veterans, including 
no down payment, and no mortgage insurance premiums. Since the 
program's inception in 1944, it has helped millions of veterans to 
become homeowners.
    As part of the VA's continuing commitment to improve the services 
provided to veterans, LGY will conduct FY09 VA Loan Guaranty Service 
Appraiser and Realtor Surveys. The survey will target real estate 
professionals geographically located in ``veteran rich'' areas. The 
appraisers surveyed will be those currently serving on the VA Fee 
Panel.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profits.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,750 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,000.

    Dated: December 16, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
 Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-30596 Filed 12-22-08; 8:45 am]
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