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 extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to accurately reimburse State Approving Agencies (SAAs) for expenses incurred in the approval and supervision of education and training programs.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 18, 2005.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0051” 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: Quarterly Report of State Approving Agency Activities.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0051.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA reimburses State Approving Agencies (SAAs) for necessary salary, fringe and travel expenses incurred in the approval and supervision of education and training programs. VA makes reimbursement retrospectively on a monthly or quarterly basis after receiving a request from SAA. Since SAAs submit the information electronically to VA, VA Form 22-7398 is no longer required and will be discontinued; however, SAAs must submit other documents (such as reports of visits to schools and programs approved) to support the electronic request.
Affected Public: Federal Government, and State, Local or Tribal Government.
Estimated Annual Burden: 236 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour.
Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 59.
Estimated Number of Responses: 236.Start Signature
Dated: November 4, 2004.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. 04-25478 Filed 11-16-04; 8:45 am]
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