Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans, 30005-30006 [2017-13728]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices 1995, 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 July 31, 2017. 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. 2900–00708’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer—OI&T (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email Cynthia.harvey.pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0708’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 3020, 38 U.S.C. 3319; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Evidence for Transfer Entitlement of Education Benefits (CFR 21.7080). OMB Control Number: 2900–0708. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Servicemembers on active duty may request to designate up to a maximum of 18 months of their educational entitlement to their spouse, one or more of their children, or a combination of the spouse and children. VA will accept DOD Form 2366–1 as evidence that the servicemember must submit it in writing to VA, the name of each dependent, the number of months of entitlement transferred to each dependent, and the period (beginning date or ending date) for which the transfer will be effective for each designated dependent. VA will use the information shown on DOD Form 2366– 1 to determine whether the dependent qualifies to receive education benefits under the transfer of entitlement provision of law. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 82 FR 69 on April 12, 2017, page 17742. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 11,311 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,735. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13729 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0521] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 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: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 31, 2017. 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. 2900–0521’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00185 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30005 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0521.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed Loans (VA Form 26–1820, VA Form 26–8497, VA Form 26–8497a). OMB Control Number: 2900–0521. Type of Review: Extension of an approved collection. Abstract: Lenders must obtain specific information concerning a veteran’s credit history in order to properly underwrite the veteran’s loan. VA loans may not be guaranteed unless the veteran is a satisfactory credit risk. The data collected on the following forms are used to ensure that applications for VA-guaranteed loans are underwritten in a reasonable and prudent manner. a. VA Form 26–1820 is completed by lenders closing VA-guaranteed and insured loans under the automatic or prior approval procedures. b. VA Form 26–8497 is used by lenders to verify a loan applicant’s income and employment information when making guaranteed and insured loans. VA does not require the exclusive use of this form for verification purposes, any alternative verification document would be acceptable provided that all information requested on VA Form 26–8497 is provided. c. Lenders making guaranteed and insured loans complete VA Form 26– 8497a to verify the applicant’s deposits in banks and other savings institutions. 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 Vol. 82, No. 64, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, pages 16664 and 16665. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: VA Form 26–1820 150,000 hours VA From 26–8497 25,000 hours VA Form 26–8497a 12,500 hours Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: VA Form 26–1820 15 minutes VA Form 26–8497 10 minutes VA Form 26–8497a 5 minutes Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: VA Form 26–1820 600,000 VA Form 26–8497 150,000 VA Form 26–8497a 150,000 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 30006 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13728 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0816] Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review: Board of Veterans’ Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Satisfaction Survey Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, 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 July 31, 2017. 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. 2900–0816’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0816’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Board of Veterans’ Appeals Voice of the Veteran Appellant Satisfaction Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900–0816. Type of Review: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Abstract: This notice solicits comments information needed to enable mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 the Board to gauge the effectiveness of the Board’s process delivering information and assistance to Veterans and other appellants, as well as assess Veterans’ and other appellants’ overall level of satisfaction with the Board’s appeals process. In addition, the data will be used by the Board to make improvements to the Board’s operational processes and service delivery, which in turn, will enable the Board to serve Veterans in the most efficient and effective way possible. 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 Vol. 82, No. 78, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, page 19140. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,571 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes for telephone survey; 12 minutes for eSurvey. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,727 (11,782 for telephone survey; 2,945 for eSurvey). By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13730 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0546] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00186 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Comments must be submitted on or before July 31, 2017. DATES: 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. 2900–0546 in any correspondence. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0546.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Gravesite Reservation Questionnaire (2-year). OMB Control Number: 2900–0546. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The information is needed to determine if individuals holding gravesite set-asides wish to retain their set-aside or their wish to relinquish it. 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 Vol. 82, No. 74, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, page 18540. Affected Public: Individual or House Holds. Estimated Annual Burden: 4,166 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes each. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–13732 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 125 (Friday, June 30, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30005-30006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13728]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0521]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Credit 
Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing VA Guaranteed 
Loans

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, 
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: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 31, 2017.

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-
0521'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise 
Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email 
cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0521.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-21.
    Title: Credit Underwriting Standards and Procedures for Processing 
VA Guaranteed Loans (VA Form 26-1820, VA Form 26-8497, VA Form 26-
8497a).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0521.
    Type of Review: Extension of an approved collection.
    Abstract: Lenders must obtain specific information concerning a 
veteran's credit history in order to properly underwrite the veteran's 
loan. VA loans may not be guaranteed unless the veteran is a 
satisfactory credit risk. The data collected on the following forms are 
used to ensure that applications for VA-guaranteed loans are 
underwritten in a reasonable and prudent manner.
    a. VA Form 26-1820 is completed by lenders closing VA-guaranteed 
and insured loans under the automatic or prior approval procedures.
    b. VA Form 26-8497 is used by lenders to verify a loan applicant's 
income and employment information when making guaranteed and insured 
loans. VA does not require the exclusive use of this form for 
verification purposes, any alternative verification document would be 
acceptable provided that all information requested on VA Form 26-8497 
is provided.
    c. Lenders making guaranteed and insured loans complete VA Form 26-
8497a to verify the applicant's deposits in banks and other savings 
institutions.
    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 Vol. 82, No. 64, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 
pages 16664 and 16665.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:

VA Form 26-1820 150,000 hours
VA From 26-8497 25,000 hours
VA Form 26-8497a 12,500 hours
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:

VA Form 26-1820 15 minutes
VA Form 26-8497 10 minutes
VA Form 26-8497a 5 minutes

    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:

VA Form 26-1820 600,000
VA Form 26-8497 150,000
VA Form 26-8497a 150,000


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    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of 
Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-13728 Filed 6-29-17; 8:45 am]
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