Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity: Comment Request, 68905 [2013-27411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices (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: October 30, 2013. Yvette Lawrence, OMB Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27329 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify and properly protect VA benefit records. SUMMARY: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 14, 2014. DATES: 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. 2900–0654’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 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: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives, VA Form 20–0344. OMB Control Number: 2900–0654. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran Service Organization employees who have access to VA’s benefit records complete VA Form 20–0344. These individuals are required to provide personal identifying information on themselves and any veteran relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect benefit records. VA uses the information collected to determine which benefit records require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, improper influence etc., by VA and nonVA employees. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 5,834 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000. Dated: November 12, 2013. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–27411 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68905 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Agency Information Collection (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 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 December 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7492 or email crystal.rennie@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– NEW (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)’’. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire, VA Form 21–0960M–16. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW (Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire). Type of Review: New data collection. Abstract: The VA Form 21–0960M– 16, Wrist Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire will be used for disability compensation or pension claims which require an examination and/or receiving private medical evidence that may potentially be sufficient for rating purposes. The form will be used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA will gather medical information related SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Proposed Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran 
Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) 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 the notice. This notice solicits 
comments on information needed to identify and properly protect VA 
benefit records.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 14, 2014.

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. 2900-0654'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

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 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: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-
Relatives, VA Form 20-0344.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0654.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran 
Service Organization employees who have access to VA's benefit records 
complete VA Form 20-0344. These individuals are required to provide 
personal identifying information on themselves and any veteran 
relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect benefit records. VA 
uses the information collected to determine which benefit records 
require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, 
improper influence etc., by VA and non-VA employees.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 5,834 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27411 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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