Agency Information Collection Activity: Requirements for Recognition as a VA Accredited Organization, 20572-20573 [2020-07642]

Download as PDF 20572 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices this NOFA and the Application between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, starting on the date that the NOFA is published through the dates listed in this NOFA. The CDFI Fund strongly recommends Applicants submit questions to the CDFI Fund via an AMIS service request to the CDFI Program, Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, or IT Help Desk. The CDFI Fund will post on its website responses to reoccurring questions received about the NOFA and Application. Other information regarding the CDFI Fund and its programs may be obtained from the CDFI Fund’s website at http:// www.cdfifund.gov. B. The CDFI Fund’s contact information is as follows: TABLE A—CONTACT INFORMATION Type of question Preferred method Telephone number (not toll free) CDFI Program .................................. CCME ............................................... AMIS—IT Help Desk ........................ Service Request via AMIS ........... Service Request via AMIS ........... Service Request via AMIS ........... 202–653–0421, option 1 .............. 202–653–0423 ............................. 202–653–0422 ............................. C. Communication with the CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund will use the contact information in AMIS to communicate with Applicants and Recipients. It is imperative therefore, that Applicants, Recipients, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, and signatories maintain accurate contact information in their accounts. This includes information such as contact names (especially for the Authorized Representative), email addresses, fax and phone numbers, and office locations. For more information about AMIS, please see the AMIS Landing Page at https://amis.cdfifund.gov. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4701, et seq.; 12 CFR parts 1805 and 1815; 2 CFR part 200. Jodie L. Harris, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. [FR Doc. 2020–07685 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Notice to Account Holder for Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on the proposed information collections listed below, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Alexander Abawi by emailing Alexander.Abawi@ treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–7214, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Notice to Account Holder for Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments. OMB Control Number: 1505–0230. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Description: Certain federal benefits are exempt from garnishment orders. In order to give force and effect to federal anti-garnishment statutes, financial institutions, and child support enforcement agencies must maintain records of actions taken in handling garnishments and provide notices to financial account holders. Form: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions, State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 130,250. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 130,250. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,355 hours. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 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 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Email addresses cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov. ccme@cdfi.treas.gov. AMIS@cdfi.treas.gov. 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 technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services required to provide information. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: April 8, 2020. Spencer W. Clark, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–07714 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0850] Agency Information Collection Activity: Requirements for Recognition as a VA Accredited Organization Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES collection of information should be received on or before June 12, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Jonathan Taylor, Office of the General Counsel (022D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to jonathan.taylor2@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0850’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer at (202) 421–1354. 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, OGC invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of OGC’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 (2) the accuracy of OGC’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. 5902; 38 CFR 14.628. Title: Requirements for Recognition as a VA Accredited Organization. OMB Control Number: 2900–0850. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In order for an organization to provide representation to claimants before VA regarding claims for VA benefits, the organization must be recognized by VA for that purpose. Section 5902(a) of title 38, United States Code, authorizes VA to recognize organizations for the limited purpose of ensuring competent representation of veterans in claims for benefits administered by VA. VA implemented this authority in 38 CFR 14.628. An organization must apply for VA recognition, supplying information as specified in section 14.628 to demonstrate that it satisfies the legal PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 20573 requirements for recognition. (Organizations may provide services to veterans without VA recognition if the services do not include the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits.) The information submitted by the organizations in conjunction with a request for recognition is used by VA in reviewing accreditation applications to determine whether organizations meet the requirements for VA recognition under section 14.628. VA relies on this information to ensure that it is granting recognition only to organizations that can provide long-term, competent representation to VA claimants. Affected Public: Individuals, not-forprofit institutions, and state, local, or tribal governments. Estimated Annual Burden: 50 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 hours. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 71 (Monday, April 13, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0850]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Requirements for 
Recognition as a VA Accredited Organization

AGENCY: Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of General Counsel (OGC), 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

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collection of information should be received on or before June 12, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Jonathan Taylor, Office of the General Counsel (022D), Department 
of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or 
email to [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0850'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments 
may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance 
Officer at (202) 421-1354.

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, OGC 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of OGC's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of OGC'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. 5902; 38 CFR 14.628.
    Title: Requirements for Recognition as a VA Accredited 
Organization.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0850.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: In order for an organization to provide representation to 
claimants before VA regarding claims for VA benefits, the organization 
must be recognized by VA for that purpose. Section 5902(a) of title 38, 
United States Code, authorizes VA to recognize organizations for the 
limited purpose of ensuring competent representation of veterans in 
claims for benefits administered by VA. VA implemented this authority 
in 38 CFR 14.628. An organization must apply for VA recognition, 
supplying information as specified in section 14.628 to demonstrate 
that it satisfies the legal requirements for recognition. 
(Organizations may provide services to veterans without VA recognition 
if the services do not include the preparation, presentation, and 
prosecution of claims for VA benefits.) The information submitted by 
the organizations in conjunction with a request for recognition is used 
by VA in reviewing accreditation applications to determine whether 
organizations meet the requirements for VA recognition under section 
14.628. VA relies on this information to ensure that it is granting 
recognition only to organizations that can provide long-term, competent 
representation to VA claimants.
    Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions, and 
state, local, or tribal governments.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 50 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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