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Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Application of Undertaker for Payment of Funeral Expenses from Funds to the Credit of a Deceased Depositor

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Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


The Financial Management Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection. By this notice, the Financial Management Service solicits comments concerning the POD Form 1672 “Application of Undertaker for Payment of Funeral Expenses From Funds to the Credit of a Deceased Depositor.”


Written comments should be received on or before May 19, 2003.


Direct all written comments to Financial Management Service, 3700 East West Highway, Records and Information Management Program Staff, Room 135, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Rose Brewer, Manager, Judgment Fund Branch, Room 630F, 3700 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782, (202) 874-6664.

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Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Financial Management Service solicits comments on the collection of information described below.

Title: Application of Undertaker for Payment of Funeral Expenses from Funds to the Credit of a Deceased Depositor.

OMB Number: 1510-0033.

Form Number: POD 1672.

Abstract: This form is used by the undertaker to apply for payment of a postal savings account of a deceased depositor to apply for funeral expenses. This form is supported by a certificate from a relative (POD 1690) and an itemized funeral bill. Payment is made to the funeral home.

Current Actions: Extension of currently approved collection.

Type of Review: Regular.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.

Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on Start Printed Page 13758respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information.

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Dated: March 14, 2003.

Judith R. Tillman,

Assistant Commissioner, Financial Operations.

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[FR Doc. 03-6654 Filed 3-19-03; 8:45 am]