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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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AGENCY:

Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 16, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT:

Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0265.”

Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0265” in any correspondence.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Application for Counseling, VA Form 28-8832.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0265.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: A veteran or dependent may use VA Form 28-8832 to apply for counseling services. Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling will use the information on the form to quickly assess an applicant's probable entitlement to counseling, to call up Start Printed Page 35782further records if necessary, and to contact the applicant to schedule a counseling appointment.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on April 1, 2003, at page 15798.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 417 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.

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Dated: June 5, 2003.

By direction of the Secretary.

Martin L. Hill,

Acting Director, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-15076 Filed 6-13-03; 8:45 am]

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