Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Student Beneficiary Report-REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors), 57816-57817 [2017-26315]

Download as PDF 57816 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES assembly is a complex process in the modern motor vehicle, unlike the vehicles in the past that the S4.1 provisions were intended to address. • All Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies are properly labeled with the correct service part number so that the correct parts are shipped to FCA US dealerships for use on specific make, model and model year vehicles and specific seating positions. • The owner’s manual for the FCA US vehicles at issue have always provided instruction about proper usage and maintenance information for seatbelts to the vehicle owner and operator. Therefore, incorrect usage and maintenance by the vehicle owner is highly unlikely. The seatbelt usage requirement language S4.1(l) is far exceeded in any of the vehicle owner’s manuals implicated by the recall. • In over 25 years and hundreds of thousands of parts sales, FCA US is not aware of a single field incident or consumer complaint arising from the absence of an I-Sheet during the sale of any Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies. There have been many instances of similar documentation omissions where the agency has granted inconsequential treatment. NHTSA has granted similar petitions for noncompliance with seat belt assembly installation and usage instruction standards. See Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (77 FR 24762, April 25, 2012); Bentley Motors, Inc. (75 FR 35877, September 20, 2011); Hyundai Motor Company (73 FR 49238, March 2, 2009); Ford Motor Company (73 FR 11462, March 3, 2008); Mazda North America Operations (73 FR 11464, March 3, 2008); Ford Motor Company (73 FR 63051, October 22, 2008); and TRW, Inc. (58 FR 7171, February 4, 1993). The most notable grant of inconsequential treatment, and one which is substantially similar to equipment recall T49 (NHTSA 17E– 039), is Subaru of America, Inc. (65 FR 67471, November 9, 2000), where the agency made the following succinct observations: There seems to be little need for the installation instructions with replacements for original equipment seat belts. The SAE J800c Recommended Practice incorporated in FMVSS No. 209 appears to have been written as a guide on how to install a seat belt where one does not exist. The Recommended Practice discusses such things as how to determine the correct location for anchorages, how to create adequate anchorages and how to properly attach webbing to the newly installed anchorages. These instructions do not apply to today’s replacement market. Additionally, vehicle manufacturers provide service manuals on how seat belts should be replaced. NHTSA VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 does not believe the ‘‘how to’’ instructions are necessary in this case. Next, we note that the subject seat belt assemblies were distributed without the required ‘usage and maintenance instructions’ specified in FMVSS No. 209, S4.1(l), which requires that seat belt assemblies sold as replacement equipment have owner instructions on how to wear the seat belt and how to properly thread the webbing on seat belts where the webbing is not permanently attached. NHTSA believes that the proper usage is adequately described in the vehicle owner’s manual. NHTSA does not believe that instructions about the proper threading of webbing is applicable to modern original equipment automobile seat belt systems. This second instruction sheet is either duplicated in the owner’s manual or not applicable. FCS US understands that while FMVSS No. 209 S4.1(k) and S4.1(l) may be somewhat antiquated, it is nevertheless required to fully comply with this safety standard. In this regard FCA US has made process changes to ensure that hard copies of the I-Sheets will be included with all Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies shipped to its dealers. Moreover, FCA US has implemented changes in its part ordering process to ensure that all ISheets for Mopar Service Seat Belt assemblies affected by recall T49 (NHTSA 17E–039) have been uploaded to on-line resources (StarPartsTM and DealerCONNECT) and directly linked to the specific Mopar Service Seat Belt part numbers. Going forward, this hard copy and on-line mating of the service parts and S4.1(k) and S4.1(l) instructions will ensure that the documentation requirement of FMVSS No. 209 will be met. FCA US concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that FCA US no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after FCA US notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2017–26425 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0399] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Student Beneficiary Report—REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors) 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 (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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2018. 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. 2900–0399’’ in any correspondence. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue, Floor 5, Area 368, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0399’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 234 / Thursday, December 7, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 42 U.S.C. 402; Executive Order 12436. Title: Student Beneficiary Report— REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors) (VA Forms 21P–8938 & 21P– 8938–1). OMB Control Number: 2900–0399. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) benefits are payable to certain surviving spouses and children of veterans who died in service prior to August 13, 1981 or who died as a result of a service-connected disability incurred or aggravated prior to August 13, 1981. Child beneficiaries over age 18 and under age 23 must be enrolled full-time in an approved postsecondary school. Executive Order 12436 ‘‘Payment of Certain Benefits to Survivors of Persons Who Died In or As A Result of Military Service’’ (found at 42 U.S.C. 402 (Note)) directs VA administer the provisions of Public Law 97–377 Section 156. VA codified this authority at 38 CFR 3.812. VBA uses VA Forms 21–8938 and 21– 8938–1 to verify that a surviving child who is receiving REPS benefits based on schoolchild status is in fact enrolled full-time in an approved school and is otherwise eligible for continued benefits. VA Form 21–8938 is generated by VA’s central computer system each March and sent to all student beneficiaries. If the completed form is not received by the end of May, the beneficiary is sent a system-generated due process letter with another VA Form 21–8938. VBA uses VA Form 21– 8938–1 if another copy of the form is needed by a respondent. The VA Form number is being changed to ‘‘21P–8941’’ to reflect Pension and Fiduciary Service’s responsibility for the form. 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 82 FR 45363 on September 28, 2017. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,767 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,300. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Dec 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. 2017–26315 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0394] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certification of School Attendance—REPS 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 (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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2018. 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. 2900–0394’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue, Floor 5, Area 368, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0394’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority: Public Law 97–377 Section 156; 42 U.S.C. 402; Executive Order 12436. Title: Certification of School Attendance—REPS (VA Form 21P– 8926) OMB Control Number: 2900–0394. Type of Review: Reinstatement with change of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57817 Abstract: Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) benefits are payable to certain surviving spouses and children of veterans who died in service prior to August 13, 1981 or who died as a result of a service-connected disability incurred or aggravated prior to August 13, 1981. Child beneficiaries over age 18 and under age 23 must be enrolled full-time in an approved postsecondary school. VBA uses VA Form 21–8926 to verify that a beneficiary who is receiving REPS benefits based on schoolchild status is enrolled full-time in an approved school and is otherwise eligible for continued benefits. VBA has used the information collected to make such benefit eligibility determinations and ensure REPS payments are issued properly. This form number has been updated to ‘‘21P–8926’’ from ‘‘21–8926’’ to reflect change of ownership of the form to VBA’s Pension and Fiduciary Service. 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 82 FR 45112 on November 27, 2017. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 300 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annual. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–26313 Filed 12–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0405] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: REPS Annual Eligibility Report 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 (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0399]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Student 
Beneficiary Report--REPS (Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors)

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 (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 and it 
includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2018.

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-
0399'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Office of 
Quality, Privacy and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont 
Avenue, Floor 5, Area 368, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or 
email cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0399'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 402; Executive Order 12436.

    Title: Student Beneficiary Report--REPS (Restored Entitlement 
Program for Survivors) (VA Forms 21P-8938 & 21P-8938-1).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0399.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Restored Entitlement Program for Survivors (REPS) 
benefits are payable to certain surviving spouses and children of 
veterans who died in service prior to August 13, 1981 or who died as a 
result of a service-connected disability incurred or aggravated prior 
to August 13, 1981. Child beneficiaries over age 18 and under age 23 
must be enrolled full-time in an approved post-secondary school.
    Executive Order 12436 ``Payment of Certain Benefits to Survivors of 
Persons Who Died In or As A Result of Military Service'' (found at 42 
U.S.C. 402 (Note)) directs VA administer the provisions of Public Law 
97-377 Section 156. VA codified this authority at 38 CFR 3.812.
    VBA uses VA Forms 21-8938 and 21-8938-1 to verify that a surviving 
child who is receiving REPS benefits based on schoolchild status is in 
fact enrolled full-time in an approved school and is otherwise eligible 
for continued benefits. VA Form 21-8938 is generated by VA's central 
computer system each March and sent to all student beneficiaries. If 
the completed form is not received by the end of May, the beneficiary 
is sent a system-generated due process letter with another VA Form 21-
8938. VBA uses VA Form 21-8938-1 if another copy of the form is needed 
by a respondent.
    The VA Form number is being changed to ``21P-8941'' to reflect 
Pension and Fiduciary Service's responsibility for the form.
    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 82 FR 45363 on September 28, 2017.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,767 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,300.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-26315 Filed 12-6-17; 8:45 am]
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