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 determine children of Vietnam veterans with birth defects eligibility for vocational training benefits.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 29, 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. 2900-0579” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 275-5947. Start Printed Page 37897End 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 Vocational Training Benefits—Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans 38 CFR 21.8014).
OMB Control Number: 2900-0579.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Vietnam veterans' children born with certain birth defects may submit a written claim to request participation in a vocational training program. In order for VA to relate the claim to other existing VA records, the applicant must provide identifying information about him or herself and the natural parent who served in Vietnam. The information collected allows VA counselors to review the existing records and to schedule an appointment with the applicant for an evaluation.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 15 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One-time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.Start Signature
Dated: June 23, 2005.
By direction of the Secretary:
Director, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3444 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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