Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity): Comment Request, 58373-58374 [E9-27278]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,320. Estimated Time per Respondent: 54 hours 35 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 72,059. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 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: November 5, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. E9–27210 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 (‘‘OFAC’’) is removing the name of two entities and one individual from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism. The entities: BARAKAAT INTERNATIONAL and BARAKAAT INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 on November 7, 2001 and the individual: PATRICIA VINCK, was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224 on January 22, 2003. DATES: The removal from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons of the two entities and one individual whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 is effective as of November 3, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c, imposing economic sanctions on persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order various individuals and entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and (pursuant to Executive Order 13284) the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to designate additional individuals or entities determined to meet certain criteria set forth in Executive Order 13224. Two such additional entities were designated by the Secretary of the Treasury on November 7, 2001 and one additional individual was designated by PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58373 the Secretary of the Treasury on January 22, 2003. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has determined that the two entities and one individual should be removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. The following entities and individual are removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons: 1. BARAKAAT INTERNATIONAL, Hallbybacken 15, Spanga 70, Sweden [SDGT] 2. BARAKAAT INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, Rinkebytorget 1, Spanga 04, Sweden; P.O. Box 4036, Spanga, Sweden [SDGT] 3. VINCK, Patricia (a.k.a. VINCK, Souraya P.), 69 Rue des Bataves, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium; Vaatjesstraat, 29, Putte 2580, Belgium; DOB 04 Jan 1965; POB Antwerp, Belgium (individual) [SDGT] The removal of the two entities’ and individual’s names from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons is effective as of November 3, 2009. All property and interests in property of the two entities and one individual that are in or hereafter come within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons are now unblocked. Dated: November 3, 2009. Adam J. Szubin, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. E9–27137 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0571] Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity): Comment Request AGENCY: National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 58374 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 217 / Thursday, November 12, 2009 / Notices 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 burden estimates relating to customer satisfaction surveys involving the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Ronald Cheich, National Cemetery Administration (41B3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail ronald.cheich@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0571’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online at FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Cheich at (202) 461–6686 or FAX (202) 501–2240. 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, VA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VA’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: Generic Clearance for NCA, and IG Customer Satisfaction Surveys. OMB Control Number: 2900–0571. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service Standards, requires Federal agencies and Departments to identify and survey its customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:12 Nov 10, 2009 Jkt 220001 level of satisfaction with existing service. VA will use the data collected to maintain ongoing measures of performance and to determine how well customer service standards are met. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden Hours, Burden per Respondents, and Number of Respondents: I. National Cemetery Administration Focus Groups With: a. Next of Kin (5 groups/10 participants per group/3 hours each session) = 150 hours. b. Funeral Directors (5 groups/10 participants per group/3 hours each session) = 150 hours. c. Veterans Service Organizations (5 groups/10 participants per group/3 hours each session) = 150 hours. II. National Cemetery Administration Visitor Comments Cards (Local Use): (2,500 respondents/5 minutes per card) = 208 hours. III. National Cemetery Administration Mail Surveys With: a. Next of Kin National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 15,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 7,500 hours b. Funeral Directors National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 4,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 2,000 hours. c. Veterans-At-Large National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 5,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 2,500 hours. IV. Program/Specialized Service Survey: National Cemetery Administration Headstone and Marker/PMC Survey (Mail 6,000 surveys/15 minutes per each) = 1,000. Frequency of Response: Annually. Dated: November 9, 2009. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–27278 Filed 11–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0118] Proposed Information Collection (Transfer of Scholastic Credit (Schools)) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 whether an eligible person who is enrolled in a program at one school is entitled to receive education benefits for enrollment at a secondary school. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 11, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://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. 2900–0118’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. 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 E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0571]


Proposed Information Collection (NCA Customer Satisfaction 
Surveys (Headstone/Marker) Activity): Comment Request

AGENCY: National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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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

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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 burden estimates relating to customer satisfaction 
surveys involving the National Cemetery Administration (NCA).

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Ronald Cheich, National Cemetery 
Administration (41B3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail ronald.cheich@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0571'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online at FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Cheich at (202) 461-6686 or FAX 
(202) 501-2240.

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, VA invites 
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of VA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VA'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: Generic Clearance for NCA, and IG Customer Satisfaction 
Surveys.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0571.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12862, Setting Customer Service 
Standards, requires Federal agencies and Departments to identify and 
survey its customers to determine the kind and quality of services they 
want and their level of satisfaction with existing service. VA will use 
the data collected to maintain ongoing measures of performance and to 
determine how well customer service standards are met.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours, Burden per Respondents, and Number 
of Respondents:

I. National Cemetery Administration Focus Groups With:

    a. Next of Kin (5 groups/10 participants per group/3 hours each 
session) = 150 hours.
    b. Funeral Directors (5 groups/10 participants per group/3 hours 
each session) = 150 hours.
    c. Veterans Service Organizations (5 groups/10 participants per 
group/3 hours each session) = 150 hours.

II. National Cemetery Administration Visitor Comments Cards (Local 
Use):

    (2,500 respondents/5 minutes per card) = 208 hours.

III. National Cemetery Administration Mail Surveys With:

    a. Next of Kin National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 
15,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 7,500 hours
    b. Funeral Directors National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 
4,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 2,000 hours.
    c. Veterans-At-Large National Customer Satisfaction Survey (Mail to 
5,000 respondents/30 minutes per survey) = 2,500 hours.

IV. Program/Specialized Service Survey:

    National Cemetery Administration Headstone and Marker/PMC Survey 
(Mail 6,000 surveys/15 minutes per each) = 1,000.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.

    Dated: November 9, 2009.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. E9-27278 Filed 11-10-09; 8:45 am]
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