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 requesting accredited schools to submit catalogs to the State approving agencies to approve courses for training under VA's education programs.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 21, 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. 2900-0568” 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 Start Printed Page 19623U.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: Submission of School Catalog to the State Approving Agency.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0568.
Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
Abstract: Accredited educational institutions, with the exceptions of elementary and secondary schools, must submit a copy of their catalog to the State approving agency when applying for approval of a new course. State approval agencies use the catalogs to determine what courses can be approved for VA training. Without this information, claimants may not receive educational assistance for unapproved courses.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 1,900 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,600.Start Signature
Dated: April 11, 2002.
By direction of the Secretary.
Barbara H. Epps,
Management Analyst, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-9709 Filed 4-19-02; 8:45 am]
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