Agency Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney) Under OMB Review, 24569-24570 [2011-10580]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES6 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2011 / Notices 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 for information needed to determine an applicant’s eligibility for loan guaranty benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 1, 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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0086’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 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: Request for Certificate of Eligibility, VA Form 26–1880. OMB Control Number: 2900–0086. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Apr 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 Abstract: The data collected on VA Form 26–1880 is used to determine a claimant’s eligibility for home loan guaranty benefits. Claimants also use VA Form 26–1880 to request restoration of entitlement previously used, or a duplicate Certificate of Eligibility due to the original being lost or stolen. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 62,500 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250,000 Dated: April 27, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10581 Filed 4–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0605] Agency Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney) Under OMB Review Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 June 1, 2011. 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– 0605’’ 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) 461–0966 or e-mail SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24569 denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0605.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, VA Form 21a. b. Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements. c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements. OMB Control Number: 2900–0605. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Applicants seeking accreditation as claims agents or attorneys to represent benefits claimants before VA must complete VA Form 21a. The applicant is required to file the application with VA General Counsel to establish initial eligibility for accreditation. The information requested is necessary to establish the statutory and regulatory eligibility requirements, e.g., good character and reputation which includes basic identifying information, information concerning past representation, military service, employment, criminal activity and mental health of the applicant. The data is used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for accreditation as a claims agent. The data collected under Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements is used to determine whether a fee agreement between claimants and their representative is in compliance with the law governing representation. 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 February 8, 2011, at page 6846. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent, VA Form 21a—1,967 hours. b. Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements—1,222 hours c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements—78 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, VA Form 21a—45 minutes. b. Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements—12 minutes. c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements—2 hours. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 24570 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2011 / Notices Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent, VA Form 21a—2,623. b. Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements—5,869. c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements—39. Dated: April 27, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10580 Filed 4–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0503] Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance— Change of Address Statement); 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 this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a veteran’s continued entitlement to Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 1, 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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0503’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Apr 29, 2011 Jkt 223001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. 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: Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance—Change of Address Statement, VA Form 29–0563. OMB Control Number: 2900–0503. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The data collected on VA Form 29–0563 will be used to inquire about a veteran’s continued ownership of property issued under Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance when an address change for the veteran is received. VA uses the data collected to determine whether continued Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance coverage is applicable since the law granting this insurance provides that coverage terminates if the veteran no longer owns the property. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 20 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 27, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–10579 Filed 4–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0154] Proposed Information Collection (Application for VA Education Benefits) 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 revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for educational benefits. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 1, 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 email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0154’’ 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; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 84 (Monday, May 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24569-24570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10580]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0605]


Agency Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as a 
Claims Agent or Attorney) Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of General Counsel, 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 Office of General 
Counsel (OGC), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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 June 1, 2011.

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. 2900-0605'' 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) 461-0966 or e-mail 
denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0605.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Titles:
    a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, VA 
Form 21a.
    b. Filing of Representatives' Fee Agreements.
    c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0605.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Applicants seeking accreditation as claims agents or 
attorneys to represent benefits claimants before VA must complete VA 
Form 21a. The applicant is required to file the application with VA 
General Counsel to establish initial eligibility for accreditation. The 
information requested is necessary to establish the statutory and 
regulatory eligibility requirements, e.g., good character and 
reputation which includes basic identifying information, information 
concerning past representation, military service, employment, criminal 
activity and mental health of the applicant. The data is used to 
determine the applicant's eligibility for accreditation as a claims 
agent. The data collected under Filing of Representatives' Fee 
Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements is used to 
determine whether a fee agreement between claimants and their 
representative is in compliance with the law governing representation.
    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 February 8, 2011, at page 6846.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent, VA Form 21a--
1,967 hours.
    b. Filing of Representatives' Fee Agreements--1,222 hours
    c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements--78 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, VA 
Form 21a--45 minutes.
    b. Filing of Representatives' Fee Agreements--12 minutes.
    c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements--2 hours.

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    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent, VA Form 21a--
2,623.
    b. Filing of Representatives' Fee Agreements--5,869.
    c. Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements--39.

    Dated: April 27, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-10580 Filed 4-29-11; 8:45 am]
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