Agency Information Collection Activity: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (for Philippine Claims Only), 47080-47081 [2017-21702]

Download as PDF 47080 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0393] Agency Information Collection Activity: Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Management (OM), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 11, 2017. SUMMARY: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Ricky Clark, Office Of Acquisition and Logistics (003A2A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Ricky.Clark@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. ‘‘2900–0393’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. ADDRESSES: Under the PRA of 1995, 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, OM invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OM functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of OM estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. Authority: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521). Title: Department Of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 813, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. OMB Control Number: 2900–0393. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: This request for an extension covers the competitive acquisition of commercial and noncommercial goods or services conducted under the simplified acquisition procedures of FAR Part 13 and VAAR Part 813 that exceed $25,000. The collection of procurement information is an integral part of the Federal acquisition process. VA cannot award contracts, issue purchase orders, or enter into blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) or other contract actions without the collection of information. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contains PRA control numbers for the collection of information under FAR Parts 14, Sealed Bidding, and 15, Contracting by Negotiation. All VA invitation for bid (IFB) (i.e., sealed bid) and request for proposal (RFP) (i.e., negotiated) acquisitions exceeding $150,000 (or exceeding $ 7 million for commercial items) are conducted in accordance with FAR Parts 14 or 15 and are covered by the FAR PRA control numbers. In addition, many of VA’s commercial item acquisitions between $150,000 and $7 million are also conducted in accordance with FAR Parts 14 or 15. Therefore, the OMB PRA control numbers assigned to the FAR already cover VA acquisition activities under FAR Parts 14 and 15 and VAAR Parts 814 and 815. There are no separate collections of information in VAAR Parts 814 and 815 that are over and above those already required by the FAR. However, the FAR does not have an OMB PRA control number for Part 13. Thus, this VAAR PRA number 2900–0393 covers VA’s acquisition activities conducted under FAR Part 13 and under VAAR Part 813, since those activities are not covered by a PRA number assigned to the FAR. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Annual Burden: VAAR Part 813—20,845 Burden Hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: VAAR Part 813—1 Hour. Frequency of Response: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: VAAR Part 813—20,845. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–21700 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0668] Agency Information Collection Activity: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (for Philippine Claims Only) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran’s Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0668’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Notices 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541, 1542. Title: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (For Philippine Claims Only) (VA Form 21P–0784). OMB Control Number: 2900–0668. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Eligibility to benefits may be established based on service in the Philippine Scouts, Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, or recognized guerrilla organizations (38 U.S.C. 107). Title 38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541, and 1542 provide for payment of Pension to eligible veterans, surviving spouses, and surviving children. A claimant’s eligibility for pension is determined, in part, by countable family income and net worth. Income information is requested by this form under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 1506. VBA uses VA Form 21P–0784 to gather income information that is necessary to determine eligibility for Pension benefits. Entitlement to pension cannot be determined without complete information about a claimant’s family income and net worth. Claimants residing in the Philippines have different types of income than claimants residing in the United States, and this form better captures those types of income than other VA Pension forms. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 30 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–21702 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0510] Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Exclusion of Children’s Income Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Dawn Johnson, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to Dawn.Johnson7@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0510’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47081 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. Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1521, 38 U.S.C 1541. Title: Application for Exclusion of Children’s Income (VA Form 21P–0571). OMB Control Number: 2900–0510. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Abstract: A veteran’s or surviving spouse’s rate of Improved Pension is determined by family income. Normally, income of children who are members of the household is included in this determination. However, children’s income may be excluded if it is unavailable or if consideration of that income would cause hardship. 38 U.S.C. 1521(h) and 1541(g) provide the authority for the exclusion of children’s income based on unavailability or hardship. VA Form 21P–0571, Application for Exclusion of Children’s Income, is being transferred from Compensation Service to Pension and Fiduciary Service, due to changes in business lines. VA Form 21P–0571 is used for the sole purpose of collecting the information needed to determine whether children’s income is available to the beneficiary, and if it would cause hardship to consider their income. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,025 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 45 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–21701 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 10, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0668]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Supplemental Income 
Questionnaire (for Philippine Claims Only)

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veteran's Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 extension 
of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Nancy Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email 
to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0668'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may 
be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-
5870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Under the PRA of 1995, 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.

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    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.

    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541, 1542.

    Title: Supplemental Income Questionnaire (For Philippine Claims 
Only) (VA Form 21P-0784).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0668.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Eligibility to benefits may be established based on 
service in the Philippine Scouts, Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, 
or recognized guerrilla organizations (38 U.S.C. 107). Title 38 U.S.C. 
1521, 1541, and 1542 provide for payment of Pension to eligible 
veterans, surviving spouses, and surviving children. A claimant's 
eligibility for pension is determined, in part, by countable family 
income and net worth. Income information is requested by this form 
under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 1506.
    VBA uses VA Form 21P-0784 to gather income information that is 
necessary to determine eligibility for Pension benefits. Entitlement to 
pension cannot be determined without complete information about a 
claimant's family income and net worth. Claimants residing in the 
Philippines have different types of income than claimants residing in 
the United States, and this form better captures those types of income 
than other VA Pension forms.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 30 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-21702 Filed 10-6-17; 8:45 am]
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