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Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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 revison 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 make a decision on a veteran's claim for insurance benefits.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before May 28, 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: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0324” in any correspondence.

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Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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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 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.

Title: Supplement Physical Examination Reports.

a. Supplemental Physical Examination Report, VA Form 29-8146.

b. Attending Physician's Statement, VA Form 29-8158.

c. Supplemental Physical Examination Report (Diabetes—Physician's Report), VA Form 29-8160.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0324.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The forms are used to obtain complete information as to the physical and/or mental condition of a veteran who has submitted an application for Government Life Insurance or reinstatement of eligibility. The information is used to process the insured's request.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 1,080 hours.

a. VA Form 29-8146—220 hours.

b. VA Form 29-8158—1,000 hours.

c. VA Form 29-8160—220 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:

a. VA Form 29-8146—45 minutes.

b. VA Form 29-8158—45 minutes.

c. VA Form 29-8160—45 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,440.

a. VA Form 29-8146—750.

b. VA Form 29-8158—165.

c. VA Form 29-8160—165.

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Dated: March 20, 2002.

By direction of the Secretary.

Donald L. Neilson,

Director, Information Management Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-7659 Filed 3-28-02; 8:45 am]