Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative, 56284 [2019-22845]

Download as PDF 56284 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: September 24, 2019. Philippe Thomas, Supervisory Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–22844 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0018] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 November 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 2900–0018’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0018’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5901, 5902, 5904; 38 CFR 14.629, 14.633. Title: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative. OMB Control Number: 2900–0018. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VA. VA Form 21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for representatives and recertify the qualifications of accredited representatives. Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative’s accreditation based on misconduct, incompetence, or resignation to avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or incompetence are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to determine whether service organizations’ representatives continue to meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of their claims for benefits. 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. 84, No. 143, Thursday, July 25, 2019, pages 35929 and 35930. Affected Public: Individuals, not-forprofit institutions, and state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,013 hours (650 hours for new applicants, 350 hours for recertifications, and 13 hours for accreditation cancellation information responses). PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 13 minutes (15 minutes for new applicants, 10 minutes for recertifications, and 60 minutes for accreditation cancellation information responses). Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,713 (2,600 new applicants, 2,100 recertifications, and 13 accreditation cancellation information responses). By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–22845 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0605] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Accreditation as a Claims Agent or Attorney, Filing of Representatives’ Fee Agreements and Motions for Review of Such Fee Agreements Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 November 20, 2019. 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. 2900–0605’’ in any correspondence. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421– 1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0018]


Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Application for Accreditation as Service Organization Representative

AGENCY: Office of General Counsel, 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 Office of General Counsel (OGC), 
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 November 20, 2019.

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 
[email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0018'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421-1354 or email [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0018'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Authority: 38 U.S.C. 5901, 5902, 5904; 38 CFR 14.629, 14.633.
    Title: Application for Accreditation as Service Organization 
Representative.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0018.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection.
    Abstract: Service organizations are required to file an application 
with VA to establish eligibility for accreditation for representatives 
of that organization to represent benefit claimants before VA. VA Form 
21 is completed by service organizations to establish accreditation for 
representatives and recertify the qualifications of accredited 
representatives.
    Organizations requesting cancellation of a representative's 
accreditation based on misconduct, incompetence, or resignation to 
avoid cancellation of accreditation based upon misconduct or 
incompetence are required to inform VA of the specific reason for the 
cancellation request. VA will use the information collected to 
determine whether service organizations' representatives continue to 
meet regulatory eligibility requirements to ensure claimants have 
qualified representatives to assist in the preparation, presentation 
and prosecution of their claims for benefits.
    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. 84, No. 143, Thursday, July 25, 
2019, pages 35929 and 35930.
    Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions, and 
state, local, or tribal governments.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,013 hours (650 hours for new applicants, 
350 hours for recertifications, and 13 hours for accreditation 
cancellation information responses).
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 13 minutes (15 minutes for 
new applicants, 10 minutes for recertifications, and 60 minutes for 
accreditation cancellation information responses).
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,713 (2,600 new applicants, 2,100 
recertifications, and 13 accreditation cancellation information 
responses).

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2019-22845 Filed 10-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P