Agency Information Collection (Income Verification) Activity Under OMB Review, 68098-68099 [E9-30364]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 68098 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices Board the authority, on its own volition, to require a party to apply for a Board permit. See 49 U.S.C. 10908(b)(2)(B), 10909(a); January 14 Notice, slip op. at 8–9. In general, that decision is solely within the control of the entity. The one exception is that a governor of the State in which an existing facility is located could petition the Board under 49 CFR 1155 Subpart B to require that facility to obtain a land-use-exemption permit in order for it to continue to operate. 49 U.S.C. 10908(b)(2)(B). But even in that circumstance, the authority lies with the State governors—not the Board—to initiate the Board’s processes. Id. In all other scenarios, a party can avoid being subject to the Board’s rules regarding land-use-exemption permits by complying with State requirements. Therefore, the interim rules will not circumscribe or mandate the conduct of a substantial number of small entities. Moreover, there are no alternatives to the interim rules that would adequately achieve the objectives of the Clean Railroads Act. The only scenario in which a small entity might be compelled to avail itself of the new Board processes (when a State governor has properly petitioned the Board under 49 CFR 1155 Subpart B) must be included in the new rules because it is specifically required under the CRA. 49 U.S.C. 10908(b)(2)(B). Finally, we have provided a waiver provision that could mitigate any significant negative impact on small entities—an applicant may request a waiver of any particular part of the application procedures. See 49 CFR 1155.24(d)(2). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), the factual basis for the certification that the regulations proposed in the January 14 Notice will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act has hereby been provided. Comments regarding this certification and its factual basis as described in this decision will be due by January 6, 2010, and replies to those comments will be due by January 19, 2010. A copy of the Board’s decision will be served upon the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Offices of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC 20416. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Nottingham, and Commissioner Mulvey. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–30358 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0465] Agency Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity 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. DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://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– 0465’’ 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. 2900–0465.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Student Verification of Enrollment, VA Form 22–8979. OMB Control Number: 2900–0465. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 22–8979 contains a student’s certification of actual attendance and verification of the student’s continued enrollment in courses leading to a standard college degree or in non-college degree programs. VA uses the data collected to determine the student’s continued PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entitlement to benefits. Students are required to submit verification on a monthly basis to allow for a frequent, periodic release of payment. 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 14, 2009, at page 52843. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 17,024 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 minute. Frequency of Response: 4 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 255,354. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,021,416. Dated: December 17, 2009. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–30363 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0518] Agency Information Collection (Income Verification) Activity 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. DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://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. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0518’’ 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. 2900–0518.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Income Verification, VA Form 21–0161a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0518. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0161a is completed by employers of beneficiaries who have been identified has having inaccurately reported their income to VA. The data collected is used to determine the beneficiary’s entitlement to income dependent benefits. 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 14, 2009, at page 52840. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 15,000 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30 minutes. Estimated Annual Responses: 30,000. Dated: December 17, 2009. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–30364 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0572] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection (Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans) Activity 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 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. DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://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– 0572’’ 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. 2900–0572.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Benefits for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans, VA Form 21–0304. OMB Control Number: 2900–0572. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0304 is used to gather the necessary information to determine a claimant’s eligibility for a monetary allowance and appropriate level of payment. Under title 38 U.S.C. 1815, Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects, authorizes payment of monetary benefits to, or on behalf of, certain children of female veterans who served in Republic of Vietnam. To be eligible, the child must be the biological child; conceived after the date the veteran first served in Vietnam during the period February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975; and have certain birth defects resulting in permanent physical or mental disability. Under title 38 U.S.C. 1805, Spina Bifida Benefits Eligibility, authorizes payment to a spina bifida child-claimant of parent(s) who performed active military, naval, or air service during the Vietnam era during the period January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975 or after the date the veteran first served in or near the demilitarized zone in Korea during the period September 1, 1967 to August 31, 1971. The child must be the natural child of a Vietnam veteran, regardless of age or marital status, who was conceived after the date on which the veteran first entered the Republic of PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68099 Vietnam during the Vietnam era. Spina bifida benefits are payable for all types of spina bifida except spina bifida occulta. The law does not allow payment of both benefits at the same time. If entitlement exists under both laws, benefits will be paid under 38 U.S.C. 1815. 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 14, 2009, at pages 52840–52841. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 72 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 430. Dated: December 17, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. E9–30365 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0577] Agency Information Collection (Award Attachment for Certain Children With Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans) Activity 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 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68098-68099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0518]


Agency Information Collection (Income Verification) Activity 
Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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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.

DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through http://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.

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Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0518'' 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-
0518.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Income Verification, VA Form 21-0161a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0518.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 21-0161a is completed by employers of 
beneficiaries who have been identified has having inaccurately reported 
their income to VA. The data collected is used to determine the 
beneficiary's entitlement to income dependent benefits.
    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 14, 2009, at page 52840.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 15,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 30,000.

    Dated: December 17, 2009.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. E9-30364 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
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