Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.Start Printed Page 58782
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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine eligibility to reinstate a veteran's Government Life Insurance policy.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 22, 2002.
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 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0128” 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 (Public Law 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 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.
a. Notice of Lapse—Government Life Insurance, VA Form 29-389.
b. Application for Reinstatement, VA Form 29-389-1.
c. Notice of Past Due Payment, VA Form 29-389e.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0128.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: The forms are used to inform veterans of their lapsed Government Life Insurance policy; application for reinstatement of insurance and notice of past due insurance payments.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 4,943 hours.
a. VA Form 29-389—3,399 hours.
b. VA Form 29-389-1—1,060 hours.
c. VA Form 29-389e—484 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
a. VA Form 29-389—12 minutes.
b. VA Form 29-389-1—10 minutes.
c. VA Form 29-389e—15 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,288.
a. VA Form 29-389—16,993.
b. VA Form 29-389-1—6,359.
c. VA Form 29-389e—1,936.Start Signature
Dated: November 7, 2001.
By direction of the Secretary.
Barbara H. Epps,
Management Analyst, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 01-29203 Filed 11-21-01; 8:45 am]
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