Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine whether an applicant qualifies as a mortgagor for mortgage insurance or guaranty or as a borrower for a rehabilitation loan under the VA program.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 20, 2004.
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. 2900-0387” 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 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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: Request for Verification of Deposit, VA Form 26-8497a.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0387.
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 26-8497a is primarily used by lenders making guaranteed and insured loans to verify the applicant's deposits in banks and other savings institutions. It is also used to process direct loans, offers on acquired properties, and release from liability/substitution of entitlement cases when needed.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 13,333 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 160,000.Start Signature
Dated: May 10, 2004.
By direction of the Secretary.
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 04-11497 Filed 5-20-04; 8:45 am]
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