Agency Information Collection Activity: Martial Status Questionnaire, 18075-18076 [2022-06536]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on April 14, 2022 focused on U.S. trade policy and impact of China’s distortions on U.S. jobs, growth, and innovation. DATES: The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held with panelists and Commissioners participating in-person or online via videoconference. Members of the audience will be able to view a live webcast via the Commission’s website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission’s website for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202– 624–1496, or via email at jcunningham@ uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham via email at jcunningham@uscc.gov. Requests for an accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the event. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: This is the fourth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2022 report cycle. The hearing will start by examining U.S. policies to address China’s nonmarket economy practices, such as subsidies, excess capacity, and market access restrictions. The hearing will then explore U.S. approaches to defend against China’s industrial policies related to innovation and technology as well as weak Chinese IP protection and theft. Next, the hearing will assess U.S. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 opportunities and challenges to regional economic and trade engagement in the Indo-Pacific, contrasted against China’s strategy in the region. Finally, the hearing will evaluate the World Trade Organization’s ability to address trade distortions resulting from China’s policies and practices. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioner Robin Cleveland and Commissioner Michael Wessel. Any interested party may file a written statement by April 14, 2022 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106– 398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). Dated: March 24, 2022. Christopher P. Fioravante, Director of Operations and Administration, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2022–06556 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0495] Agency Information Collection Activity: Martial Status Questionnaire Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision 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 May 31, 2022. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18075 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. 2900–0495’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise and Integration, Data Governance Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266–4688 or email maribel.aponte@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0495’’ 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 116–315, 38 U.S.C. 101(3) and 38 U.S.C. 103. Title: Marital Status Questionnaire (VA Form 21P–0537). OMB Control Number: 2900–0495. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Form 21P–0537, Marital Status Questionnaire, is used to confirm the marital status of a surviving spouse in receipt of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. If a surviving spouse remarries, he or she is no longer entitled to DIC unless the marriage began after age 55 or has been terminated. This is a revision. The respondent burden has decreased due to the estimated number of receivables averaged over the past year, no substantive changes have been made to the form. The estimated number of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 18076 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 receivables has been estimated from receivables through mail automation as well as data pulled from a document count of VA Form 21P–0537. Affected Public: Individuals and households. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 Estimated Annual Burden: 230 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,756 per year. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 By direction of the Secretary. Maribel Aponte, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Enterprise and Integration/Data Governance Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2022–06536 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18075-18076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-06536]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0495]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Martial Status 
Questionnaire

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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, Federal agencies are required to 
publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed 
collection of information, including each proposed revision 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 
May 31, 2022.

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. 2900-0495'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribel Aponte, Office of Enterprise 
and Integration, Data Governance Analytics (008), 1717 H Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20006, (202) 266-4688 or email [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0495'' 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 116-315, 38 U.S.C. 101(3) and 38 U.S.C. 103.
    Title: Marital Status Questionnaire (VA Form 21P-0537).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0495.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 21P-0537, Marital Status Questionnaire, is used 
to confirm the marital status of a surviving spouse in receipt of 
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. If a surviving 
spouse remarries, he or she is no longer entitled to DIC unless the 
marriage began after age 55 or has been terminated. This is a revision. 
The respondent burden has decreased due to the estimated number of 
receivables averaged over the past year, no substantive changes have 
been made to the form. The estimated number of

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receivables has been estimated from receivables through mail automation 
as well as data pulled from a document count of VA Form 21P-0537.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 230 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,756 per year.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Maribel Aponte,
VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Enterprise and Integration/Data 
Governance Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2022-06536 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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