Agency Information Collection (Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant's Representative) Activity Under OMB Review, 24320 [2015-10100]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 24320 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 83 / Thursday, April 30, 2015 / Notices ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0791’’ 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. 3501–21), 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: Notice of Disagreement (VA Form 21–0958). OMB Control Number: 2900–0791. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21–0958, will be used by the Veteran to initiate an appeal by indicating disagreement with a decision issued by a Regional Office (RO). Historically, VBA commenced a pilot program on March 1, 2012 and provided the NOD in all decision and notification letters at the pilot location. VA Form 21–0958, is the first step in the appeal process. The respondent may or may not continue with an appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA). If the Veteran opts to continue to BVA for an appeal, this form will be included in the claim folder as evidence. VA will provide VA Form 21–0958 to claimants with the notification letter of the decision in paper form, via hyperlink to VA’s Web site, or through its electronic claims processing system. The use of VA Form 21–0958 is mandatory when claimants want to initiate an appeal from a decision on disability compensation claims dated on or after March 24, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 72,000. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Apr 29, 2015 Jkt 235001 Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 144,000. By direction of the Secretary: Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–10104 Filed 4–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0321] Agency Information Collection (Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant’s Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant’s Representative) Activity 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. 3501–21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2015. 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. 2900–0321’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. 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– 0321’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant’s SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant’s Representative (VA Forms 21–22 and 21–22a). OMB Control Number: 2900–0321. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 21–22 and 21– 22a are used to collect the information needed to determine whom claimants have appointed to represent them in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits. The information is also used to determine the extent of representatives’ access to claimants’ records. 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 at 80 FR 8763 on February 18, 2015. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 27,616. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 331,400. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–10100 Filed 4–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0682] Agency Information Collection (Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbooks) Activity 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 June 1, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 83 (Thursday, April 30, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0321]


Agency Information Collection (Appointment of Veterans Service 
Organization as Claimant's Representative and Appointment of Individual 
as Claimant's Representative) 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. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits 
Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 1, 2015.

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-
0321'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may 
be viewed online through the FDMS.

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. 2900-0321'' in 
any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Appointment of Veterans Service Organization as Claimant's 
Representative and Appointment of Individual as Claimant's 
Representative (VA Forms 21-22 and 21-22a).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0321.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Forms 21-22 and 21-22a are used to collect the 
information needed to determine whom claimants have appointed to 
represent them in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of 
claims for VA benefits. The information is also used to determine the 
extent of representatives' access to claimants' records.
    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 at 80 FR 8763 on February 18, 2015.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 27,616.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 331,400.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
VA Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-10100 Filed 4-29-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P