Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course, 22514-22515 [2020-08453]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 22514 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 22, 2020 / Notices to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the statements used by trustees and issuers to report contributions to, and the fair market value of, an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 22, 2020 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Ronald J. Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Rachel Martinen (253)-591–6631 (not a toll-free number), at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Rachel.Martinen@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Statements to recipients of dividend payments. OMB Number: 1545–0747. Form Number: 5498. Abstract: Form 5498 is used by trustees and issuers to report contributions to, and the fair market value of, an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). The information on the form will be used by IRS to verify compliance with the reporting rules under regulation section 1.408–5 and to verify that the participant in the IRA has made the contribution that supports the deduction taken. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 118,858,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,731,780. The following paragraph applies to all the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Apr 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 of information must be retained if 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: April 14, 2020. Ronald J. Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–08499 Filed 4–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0576] Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of information should be received on or before June 22, 2020. 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. 2900–0576’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green 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, 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. 3686(b); 38 U.S.C. 3323(a); 10 U.S.C. 16136(b), and 38 CFR 21.74256(b). Title: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course. OMB Control Number: 2900–0576. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA uses information from the current collection to pay education benefits for correspondence training. This information allows VA to determine if the claimant has been informed of the 5-day reflection period required by law. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 3 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 69. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 22, 2020 / Notices By direction of the Secretary: Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dated: April 16, 2020. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–08453 Filed 4–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P [FR Doc. 2020–08452 Filed 4–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Delegation of Authority khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 17:59 Apr 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 On March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the ongoing outbreak of COVID–19, the disease caused by the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV–2 (‘‘the virus’’), poses to the Nation’s healthcare systems. On April 10, 2020, the President of the United States issued a Memorandum for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, ‘‘Authorizing the Exercise of Authority under Public Law 85–804.’’ The Memorandum authorizes the Secretary to exercise authority with respect to contracts performed in support of efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to combat COVID–19. The President authorized and directed the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. The text of the memorandum is set out below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee will hold a meeting on July 15, 2020 at 20F Conference Center, 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. The Committee advises the Chief Research and Development Officer on the relevance and feasibility of proposed projects and the scientific validity and propriety of technical details, including protection of human subjects. The session will be open to the public for approximately 30 minutes at the start of the meeting for the discussion of administrative matters and the general status of the program. The remaining portion of the meeting will be closed to the public for the Committee’s review, discussion, and evaluation of research and development applications. During the closed portion of the meeting, discussions and recommendations will deal with qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, staff and consultant critiques of research proposals and similar documents, and the medical records of patients who are study subjects, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As provided by section 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended, closing portions of this meeting is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (c)(9)(B). The Committee will not accept oral comments from the public for the open portion of the meeting. Those who plan to attend or wish additional information should contact Grant Huang, MPH, Ph.D., Director, Cooperative Studies Program (10X2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443– 5700 or by email at grant.huang@va.gov. Those wishing to submit written comments may send them to Dr. Huang at the same address and email. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: Cooperative Studies Scientific Evaluation Committee, Notice of Meeting Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pamela Powers, Chief of Staff, Performing the Delegable Duties of the Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on April 16, 2020, for publication. Jeffrey M. Martin, Assistant Director, Office of Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBJECT: Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85–804 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following: Section 1. On March 13, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the ongoing PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22515 outbreak of COVID–19, the disease caused by the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV–2 (‘‘the virus’’), poses to the Nation’s healthcare systems. I also determined on the same day that the COVID–19 outbreak constitutes an emergency, of nationwide scope, pursuant to section 501(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191(b)). On March 18, 2020, I declared that health and medical resources needed to respond to the spread of COVID–19 meet the criteria specified in section 101(b) of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4511(b)), including that they are essential to the national defense. Sec. 2. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs is authorized to exercise authority under Public Law 85–804, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), to the same extent and subject to the same conditions and limitations as the head of an executive department or agency listed in section 21 of Executive Order 10789 of November 14, 1958 (Authorizing Agencies of the Government to Exercise Certain Contracting Authority in Connection with National-Defense Functions and Prescribing Regulations Governing the Exercise of Such Authority), as amended, with respect to contracts performed in support of efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to combat the virus. This authority may only be exercised with regard to transactions directly responsive to the COVID–19 national emergency. Sec. 3. The Department of Veterans Affairs is exercising functions in connection with the national defense in the course of contributing to the Nation’s response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID–19. I deem that the authorization provided in this memorandum and actions taken pursuant to that authorization would facilitate the national defense. Sec. 4. This memorandum shall terminate on September 30, 2020. Sec. 5. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) The authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22514-22515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08453]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0576]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Certification of 
Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement Correspondence Course

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VBA), 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 June 22, 2020.

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. 2900-0576'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green 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, 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. 3686(b); 38 U.S.C. 3323(a); 10 U.S.C. 
16136(b), and 38 CFR 21.74256(b).
    Title: Certification of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement 
Correspondence Course.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0576.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA uses information from the current collection to pay 
education benefits for correspondence training. This information allows 
VA to determine if the claimant has been informed of the 5-day 
reflection period required by law.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 3 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 3 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 69.


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    By direction of the Secretary:
Danny S. Green,
VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-08453 Filed 4-21-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P