Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative) Activity: Comment Request, 29158-29159 [2015-12212]

Download as PDF 29158 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [FR Doc. 2015–11825 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–M [OMB Control No. 2900–0018] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative) Activity: Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before June 19, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission may be obtained by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 927–5331, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of the Fiscal Service (FS) OMB Number: 1530–0031. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Application by Voluntary Guardian of Incapacitated Owner of United States Savings Bonds/Notes. Form: FS Form 2513. Abstract: Used by voluntary guardian of incapacitated bond owner(s) to establish right to act of behalf of owner. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 333. Dated: May 14, 2015. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–12151 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:50 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine accredited service organization representatives’ qualifications to represent claimants before VA. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Dana Raffaelli, Office of the General Counsel (022O), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to dana.raffaelli2@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0018’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Raffaelli at (202) 461–7699 or FAX (202) 273–6404. 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, OGC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OGC’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00230 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) the accuracy of OGC’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: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative, VA Form 21; Accreditation Cancellation Information. OMB Control Number: 2900–0018. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection and modification to the collection. Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VA. VA Form 21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for representatives, recertify the qualifications of accredited representatives. Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative’s accreditation based on misconduct or incompetence or resignation to avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or incompetence, are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to determine whether service organizations representatives continue to meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of their claims for benefits. VA is modifying the collection to include an optional request to permit the organization to provide an email address and phone number in which the representative may be reached. VA believes that the additional contact information pertaining to the organization will be helpful in that it provides an additional means of communication between VA and the organization as well as provides an additional way that Veterans and their family may contact the representative. The organization may choose to provide a general phone number and email address for the organization, e.g., tampa@vso.com, or the representative’s individual email address through the organization and direct phone number, e.g., johnsmith@vso.com.VA does not anticipate the modification request will result in an additional burden. VA believes that the organizations already have the information available to them, E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Notices and adding that information to the form should not take additional time. This is supported by the fact that many organizations are already providing the additional contact information. Finally, this request will be optional. Affected Public: Not-for profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: 782 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes for new applicants, 10 minutes for recertification, and 30 minutes for accreditation cancellation information responses. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,157 (2962 new applicants, 170 recertification, and 25 accreditation cancellation information responses). By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–12212 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900—NEW] Proposed Information Collection (Awards & ROI) Activity: Comment Request Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VA OSDBU 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:50 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed new collection of information and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to (1) determine the return on investment (ROI) provided by the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other Federal agencies, and small and large business attendees, (2) have a mechanism that allows to share ROI and satisfaction levels with potential attendees in order to make informed decisions regarding their participation in future NVSBEs. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Milagros Ortiz, OSDBU, (OOSB) or email to: milagros.ortiz@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900—NEW (Awards & ROI)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Milagros Ortiz (202) 461–4279 or Fax (202) 461–4301. 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, OMB invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00231 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29159 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OMB’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OMB’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: Awards & ROI. OMB Control Number: 2900—NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) needs to measure the return on investment received by attendees of the 2014 National Veteran Small Business Engagement. This will be determined by the incidence of federal and commercial contracts and subcontracts received by large and small business as result of their participation at this event, and the benefits received by connecting with decision makers during the engagement. Affected Public: Small and large business representatives that attended the NVSBE. Estimated Annual Burden: 40 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once a year, 6 months after the NVSBE. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800 per year. By direction of the Secretary. Crystal Rennie, Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–12201 Filed 5–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-12212]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0018]


Proposed Information Collection (Application for Accreditation as 
Service Organization Representative) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information 
needed to determine accredited service organization representatives' 
qualifications to represent claimants before VA.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov or to Dana Raffaelli, Office of the General 
Counsel (022O), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to dana.raffaelli2@va.gov. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0018'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal 
Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Raffaelli at (202) 461-7699 or 
FAX (202) 273-6404.

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, OGC 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OGC's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OGC'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: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization 
Representative, VA Form 21; Accreditation Cancellation Information.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0018.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection and 
modification to the collection.
    Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application 
with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives 
of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VA. VA Form 
21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for 
representatives, recertify the qualifications of accredited 
representatives.
    Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative's 
accreditation based on misconduct or incompetence or resignation to 
avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or 
incompetence, are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the 
cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to 
determine whether service organizations representatives continue to 
meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have 
qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation 
and prosecution of their claims for benefits. VA is modifying the 
collection to include an optional request to permit the organization to 
provide an email address and phone number in which the representative 
may be reached. VA believes that the additional contact information 
pertaining to the organization will be helpful in that it provides an 
additional means of communication between VA and the organization as 
well as provides an additional way that Veterans and their family may 
contact the representative. The organization may choose to provide a 
general phone number and email address for the organization, e.g., 
tampa@vso.com, or the representative's individual email address through 
the organization and direct phone number, e.g., johnsmith@vso.com.VA 
does not anticipate the modification request will result in an 
additional burden. VA believes that the organizations already have the 
information available to them,

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and adding that information to the form should not take additional 
time. This is supported by the fact that many organizations are already 
providing the additional contact information. Finally, this request 
will be optional.
    Affected Public: Not-for profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 782 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes for new 
applicants, 10 minutes for recertification, and 30 minutes for 
accreditation cancellation information responses.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,157 (2962 new applicants, 170 
recertification, and 25 accreditation cancellation information 
responses).

    By direction of the Secretary.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-12212 Filed 5-19-15; 8:45 am]
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