Proposed Information Collection (IRIS) Activity; Comment Request, 18426-18427 [2013-06873]

Download as PDF 18426 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices Dated: March 21, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Robert C. McFetridge, Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06866 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0012] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Cash Surrender or Policy Loan) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 for information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for a loan or cash surrender value on his or her Government Life Insurance policy. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0012 in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or Fax (202) 632–8925. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Titles: a. Application for Cash Surrender, Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29–1546. b. Application for Policy Loan, Government Life Insurance, 29–1546–1. OMB Control Number: 2900–0012. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Claimants complete VA Forms 29–1546 and 29–1546–1 to request a cash surrender or policy loan on his or her Government Life Insurance. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,939 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 29,636. Dated: March 21, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Robert C. McFetridge, Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06871 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0619] Proposed Information Collection (IRIS) Activity; Comment Request Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Department of PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 rapid response to electronic inquiries submitted to VA through the Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS). DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy Tucker, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology (005Q3), 550 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113; or email: nancy.tucker@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0619’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Tucker (801) 580–7884 or Fax (801) 588–5004. 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, OIT invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OI&T’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OI&T’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: Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS), VA Form 0873. OMB Control Number: 2900–0619. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 26, 2013 / Notices Abstract: The World Wide Web is a powerful media for the delivery of information and services to veterans, dependents, and active duty personnel worldwide. IRIS allows a customer to submit questions, complaints, compliments, and suggestions directly to the appropriate office at any time and receive an answer more quickly than through standard mail. IRIS does not provide applications to veterans or serve as a conduit for patient data. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 108,000 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Monthly. Estimated Number of Respondents: 648,000. Dated: March 21, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Robert C. McFetridge, Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06873 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0020] Proposed Information Collection (Designation of Beneficiary) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:07 Mar 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 claimant’s eligibility to receive the proceeds of a veteran’s Government Life Insurance. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0020 in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632–8924 or Fax (202) 632–8925. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 18427 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: Designation of Beneficiary, Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29–336. OMB Control Number: 2900–0020. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 29–336 is completed by the insured to designate a beneficiary and select an optional settlement to be used when the Government Life Insurance matures by death. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 13,917 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 83,500. Dated: March 21, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Robert C. McFetridge, Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06870 Filed 3–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18426-18427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06873]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0619]


Proposed Information Collection (IRIS) Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Information and Technology (OIT), 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 
rapid response to electronic inquiries submitted to VA through the 
Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS).

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System at www.Regulations.gov; or 
to Nancy Tucker, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information 
and Technology (005Q3), 550 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113; 
or email: nancy.tucker@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0619'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may 
be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Tucker (801) 580-7884 or Fax 
(801) 588-5004.

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, OIT 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OI&T's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OI&T'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: Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS), VA Form 0873.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0619.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Abstract: The World Wide Web is a powerful media for the delivery 
of information and services to veterans, dependents, and active duty 
personnel worldwide. IRIS allows a customer to submit questions, 
complaints, compliments, and suggestions directly to the appropriate 
office at any time and receive an answer more quickly than through 
standard mail. IRIS does not provide applications to veterans or serve 
as a conduit for patient data.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 108,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Monthly.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 648,000.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06873 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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