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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), 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 and includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before June 27, 2005.

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Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030 or FAX (202) 273-5981 or e-mail: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0658.”

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. 2900-0658” in any correspondence.

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Title: Lender Appraisal Processing Program Certification, VA Form 26-0785.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0658.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Lenders complete VA Form 26-0785 to nominate employees for approval as a VA approved Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR). Once approved, SAR's will have the authority to review real estate appraisals and to issue notices of values on behalf of VA. VA uses the information colleted to perform oversight of work delegated to lenders responsible for making guaranteed VA loans.

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 February 15, 2005, at page 7794-7795.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Annual Burden: 83 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.

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Dated: May 20, 2005.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E5-2710 Filed 5-26-05; 8:45 am]