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Download as PDF 15150 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2016 / Notices 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: Status of Loan Account— Foreclosure or other Liquidation. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: Under 38 CFR 36, the holder of a delinquent vendee account is legally entitled to repurchase of the loan by VA when the loan has been continuously in default for 3 months and the amount of the delinquency equals or exceeds the sum of 2 monthly installments. When requesting the repurchase of a loan, the holder uses VA Form 26–0971. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 10 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. By direction of the Secretary. Kathleen M. Manwell, Program Analyst, VA Privacy Service, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–06275 Filed 3–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P Administration’s Adjudication Procedures Manual, M21–1, for VA’s Compensation, Pension, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, and monetary Burial benefits programs, was electronically available to the public only in WARMS. WARMS displays M21–1 content in individual Microsoft Word documents, currently in excess of 300 documents, making it difficult to search for information or navigate from one citation to another. On April 15, 2015, VA began providing additional electronic public access to M21–1 through the KnowVA Knowledge Base, available at http:// www.knowva.ebenefits.va.gov/. The M21–1 content found on KnowVA is a mirror image of the M21–1 content available to VA employees through internal servers and is updated simultaneously when VA updates M21–1 content on the internal servers. Moreover, KnowVA is more user friendly than WARMS, with an intuitive search engine, keyword search capability, hyperlinked cross references to other M21–1 content, and historical versions of M21–1 content, making it easier for users to locate information. Consequently, effective March 28, 2016, VA will remove the duplicative M21–1 content available through WARMS and will direct users to KnowVA for access to the M21–1. VA will only remove duplicative M21–1 content that is now available, content not available in KnowVA will continue to be available through WARMS. Signing Authority DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Benefits Administration Web Automated Reference Material System Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Benson, Chief of the Procedures Maintenance Staff, Compensation Service, at (202) 461–9700 or via email at M21-1.VBAVACO@va.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Web Automated Reference Manual System (WARMS), available at http:// www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/, provides public access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits policies and procedures issued in the form of manuals, directives, and handbooks. Historically, the Veterans Benefits VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Mar 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert D. Snyder, Interim Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on March 11, 2016, for publication. Dated: March 16, 2016. Michael Shores, Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–06257 Filed 3–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0465] Agency Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) 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 April 20, 2016. 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. 2900–0465’’ 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– 0465.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Student Verification of Enrollment. OMB Control Number: 2900–0465. Type of Review: Revision of an already approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 22–8979 is used by students to submit their verification of enrollment on a monthly basis to allow for a frequent and periodic release of payment. Without this information, VA could not pay benefits based on proof of attendance and/or change in enrollment. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-06257]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans Benefits Administration


Web Automated Reference Material System

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Benson, Chief of the Procedures 
Maintenance Staff, Compensation Service, at (202) 461-9700 or via email 
at M21-1.VBAVACO@va.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Web Automated Reference Manual System 
(WARMS), available at http://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/, provides 
public access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits policies 
and procedures issued in the form of manuals, directives, and 
handbooks. Historically, the Veterans Benefits Administration's 
Adjudication Procedures Manual, M21-1, for VA's Compensation, Pension, 
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, and monetary Burial benefits 
programs, was electronically available to the public only in WARMS. 
WARMS displays M21-1 content in individual Microsoft Word documents, 
currently in excess of 300 documents, making it difficult to search for 
information or navigate from one citation to another.
    On April 15, 2015, VA began providing additional electronic public 
access to M21-1 through the KnowVA Knowledge Base, available at http://www.knowva.ebenefits.va.gov/. The M21-1 content found on KnowVA is a 
mirror image of the M21-1 content available to VA employees through 
internal servers and is updated simultaneously when VA updates M21-1 
content on the internal servers. Moreover, KnowVA is more user friendly 
than WARMS, with an intuitive search engine, keyword search capability, 
hyperlinked cross references to other M21-1 content, and historical 
versions of M21-1 content, making it easier for users to locate 
information.
    Consequently, effective March 28, 2016, VA will remove the 
duplicative M21-1 content available through WARMS and will direct users 
to KnowVA for access to the M21-1. VA will only remove duplicative M21-
1 content that is now available, content not available in KnowVA will 
continue to be available through WARMS.

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert D. 
Snyder, Interim Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, 
approved this document on March 11, 2016, for publication.

    Dated: March 16, 2016.
Michael Shores,
Chief Impact Analyst, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office 
of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-06257 Filed 3-18-16; 8:45 am]
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