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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (QPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–07732 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0055] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility—Unmarried Surviving Spouses Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration, 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, this notice announces that the Loan Guaranty Service, 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 June 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0055’’ in any correspondence. DATES: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email Danny.Green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0055’’ in any correspondence. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 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: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility—Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA form 26–1817. OMB Control Number: 2900–0055. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 26–1817 is used by VA to determine whether or not an un-remarried spouse of a Veteran is eligible for the VA home loan benefit. Section 3702(c) of Title 38, U.S.C. states that any Veteran may apply to the Secretary for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). A completed VA Form 26–1817 constitutes a formal request by an unremarried surviving spouse for a COE. Upon receipt of VA Form 26–1817 and the required documentation by Loan Guaranty personnel, the application and supporting documents are referred to the Adjudication activity via the Administrative activity for determination of the applicant’s basic eligibility. Adjudication will then notify Loan Guaranty about the basic eligibility for issuance of the COE. The information collected on the form provides the essential information necessary for VA to make a proper determination. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 1250 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–07730 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16343 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special-Disabilities Programs, Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that a meeting and site visit of the Federal Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and SpecialDisabilities Programs will be held on April 29–30, 2019, in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Middle Dining Room, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Florida. The meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on April 29 and April 30, and will adjourn at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2019, and at 11:15 a.m. on April 30, 2019. Sessions are open to the public except when the Committee is conducting tours of VA facilities, and participating in off-site events. Tours of VA facilities are closed to protect Veterans’ privacy and personal information, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552b(c)(6). The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on VA’s prosthetics programs designed to provide state-of-the-art prosthetics and the associated rehabilitation research, development, and evaluation of such technology. The Committee also provides advice to the Secretary on special-disabilities programs, which are defined as any program administered by the Secretary to serve Veterans with spinal cord injuries, blindness or visual impairments, loss of extremities or loss of function, deafness or hearing impairment, and other serious incapacities in terms of daily life functions. On April 29, 2019, the Committee will convene open sessions on VA’s Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Service and Polytrauma System of Care, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, from 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m. The Committee will convene closed sessions from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. as the Committee members tour the Spinal Cord Injury Center; the Polytrauma Center; the Amputation Specialty Clinic and Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic; the Recreation Therapy Clinic, the Occupational Therapy Visual Impairment Clinic, and the Speech and Audiology Clinic. On April 30, 2019, the Committee will convene open sessions from 8:30 a.m.– 11:15 a.m. No time will be allocated for receiving oral presentations from the public; however, members of the public may direct questions or submit written E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0055]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Request 
for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility--Unmarried Surviving 
Spouses

AGENCY: Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration, 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, this notice announces that the 
Loan Guaranty Service, 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 June 17, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20420 or email to [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0055'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 811 Vermont Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421-1354 or email [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0055'' in any correspondence.

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 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: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521.
    Title: Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility--
Unmarried Surviving Spouses, VA form 26-1817.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0055.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 26-1817 is used by VA to determine whether or not 
an un-remarried spouse of a Veteran is eligible for the VA home loan 
benefit. Section 3702(c) of Title 38, U.S.C. states that any Veteran 
may apply to the Secretary for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). A 
completed VA Form 26-1817 constitutes a formal request by an un-
remarried surviving spouse for a COE. Upon receipt of VA Form 26-1817 
and the required documentation by Loan Guaranty personnel, the 
application and supporting documents are referred to the Adjudication 
activity via the Administrative activity for determination of the 
applicant's basic eligibility. Adjudication will then notify Loan 
Guaranty about the basic eligibility for issuance of the COE. The 
information collected on the form provides the essential information 
necessary for VA to make a proper determination.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1250 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk 
(OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-07730 Filed 4-17-19; 8:45 am]
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