Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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 Start Printed Page 55662nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Comments must be submitted on or before October 15, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-NEW.” 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-NEW” in any correspondence.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives, VA Form 20-0344.
OMB Control Number: 2900-NEW.
Type of Review: New collection.
Abstract: VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran Service Organization employees who have access to VA's benefit records complete VA Form 20-0344. These individuals are required to provide personal identifying information for themselves and any veteran relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect those benefit records. VA uses the information to determine which benefit records require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, improper influence etc. by VA and non-VA employees.
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 June 28, 2004, at page 36162.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 5,834 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 25 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.Start Signature
Dated: September 1, 2004.
By direction of the Secretary.
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 04-20745 Filed 9-14-04; 8:45 am]
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