Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine whether or not proprietary education institutions receiving Federal financial assistance are in compliance with the applicable civil rights statute and regulations.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 12, 2000.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0180” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 3501-3520), 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 Start Printed Page 19435comments 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.
Title: Compliance Report of Proprietary Institutions, VA Form 27-4274.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0180.
Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Abstract: VA Form 27-4274 is used to determine whether or not proprietary educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance are in compliance with applicable civil rights statute and regulations. The collected information is used to identify areas that may indicate, statistically, disparate treatment of minority group members.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 124 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 60 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 124.Start Signature
Dated: March 24, 2000.
By direction of the Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 00-8976 Filed 4-10-00; 8:45 am]
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