Proposed Information Collection (Certification of School Attendance or Termination) Activity: Comment Request, 15050-15051 [2011-6396]

Download as PDF Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 15050 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 53 / Friday, March 18, 2011 / Notices (Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0455’’ in any correspondence For Further Information or a Copy of the Submission Contact: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–7485, FAX (202) 461–0966 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@va.gov. (Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0455).’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734. b. Supplement to Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0455. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Executive Order 12250, Leadership and Coordination of Nondiscrimination Laws, delegated authority to the Attorney General to coordinate the implementation and enforcement by Executive agencies of various equal opportunity laws prohibiting discriminatory practices in Federal programs and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. The Order extended the delegation to cover Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Department of Justice issued government-wide guidelines (29 CFR 42.406) instructing funding agencies to provide for the collection of data and information from applicants for and recipients of Federal assistance. VA Forms 20–8734 and 20–8734a are used by VA personnel during regularly scheduled educational compliance survey visit, as well as during investigations of equal opportunity complaints, to identify areas where there may be disparate treatment of members of protected groups. VA Form 20–8734 is used to gather information from post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that VA-funded programs comply with equal opportunity laws. VA Form 20–8734a, is used to gather information from students and instructors at post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that participants have equal access to equal treatment in VA-funded programs. If this information were not collected, VA would be unable to carry out the civil rights enforcement responsibilities established in the Department of Justice’s guidelines and VA’s regulations. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:30 Mar 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 January 5, 2011, at pages 623–624. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden and Average Burden per Respondent: Based on past experience, VBA estimates that 76 interviews will be conducted with recipients using VA Form 20–8734 at an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes per interview (133 hours). This includes one hour for an interview with the principal facility official, plus 45 minutes for reviewing records and reports and touring the facility. It is estimated that 76 interviews will be conducted with students using VA Form 20–8734a at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours) and with instructors at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours). Interviews are also conducted with 76 students without instructors at an average time of 30 minutes (38 hours). The total burden hour is 247. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 228. Dated: March 15, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6387 Filed 3–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0458] Proposed Information Collection (Certification of School Attendance or Termination) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice solicits comments on the information needed to verify whether a veteran’s child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is attending school. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 17, 2011. 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 (20M33), 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. 2900–0458’’ 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 the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Certification of School Attendance or Termination, VA Forms 21–8960 and 21–8960–1. OMB Control Number: 2900–0458. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21–8960 and VA Form 21–8960– 1 to certify that a child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is attending school. VA uses the information collected to determine the child’s continued entitlement to benefits. Benefits are discontinued if the child marries, or no longer attending school. Affected Public: Individuals or households. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 53 / Friday, March 18, 2011 / Notices Estimated Annual Burden: 11,667 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000. Dated: March 15, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6396 Filed 3–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0215] Proposed Information Collection (Request for Information To Make Direct Payment to Child Reaching Majority); Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 a schoolchild’s eligibility to VA death benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 17, 2011. 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 (20M33), 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. 2900–0215’’ 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. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:30 Mar 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Request for Information to Make Direct Payment to Child Reaching Majority, VA Form Letter 21–863. OMB Control Number: 2900–0215. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form Letter 21–863 is used to determine a schoolchild’s continued eligibility to death benefits and eligibility to receive direct payment at the age of majority. Death pension or dependency and indemnity compensation is paid to an eligible veteran’s child when there is not an eligible surviving spouse and the child is between the ages of 18 and 23 is attending school. Until the child reaches the age of majority, payment is made to a custodian or fiduciary on behalf of the child. An unmarried schoolchild, who is not incompetent, is entitled to begin receiving direct payment on the age of majority. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 3 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: One–time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Dated: March 15, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6395 Filed 3–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15051 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0390] Proposed Information Collection (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors); Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 a surviving spouse or child’s eligibility to REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors) benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 17, 2011. 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 (20M33), 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. 2900–0215’’ 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 53 (Friday, March 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15050-15051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6396]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0458]


Proposed Information Collection (Certification of School 
Attendance or Termination) Activity: 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 extension 
of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the 
information needed to verify whether a veteran's child between the ages 
of 18 and 23 years old is attending school.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before May 17, 2011.

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 (20M33), 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. 2900-0458'' 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 the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Certification of School Attendance or Termination, VA Forms 
21-8960 and 21-8960-1.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0458.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 21-8960 and VA Form 21-8960-1 
to certify that a child between the ages of 18 and 23 years old is 
attending school. VA uses the information collected to determine the 
child's continued entitlement to benefits. Benefits are discontinued if 
the child marries, or no longer attending school.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

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    Estimated Annual Burden: 11,667 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,000.

    Dated: March 15, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-6396 Filed 3-17-11; 8:45 am]
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