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Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness (OPP&P), 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 new collection of information, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine the factors impacting unemployment in recently discharged young (20-24) veterans.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information to David Paschane, Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness (008A), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail david.paschane@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-New (DUAYV)” in any correspondence.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David Paschane at (202) 273-6784 or FAX (202) 273-5993.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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, the Office of Policy, Planning and Preparedness invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VA'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: Dynamics of Unemployment Among Young (20-24) Veterans.

OMB Control Number: 2900-New (DUAYV).

Type of Review: New collection.

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to obtain information on the unemployment dynamics among young veterans (ages 20-24) recently discharged. The data includes recent employment history; occupation; income; job seeking; experience with training and employment assistance; and education. The study is a telephone survey with a representative sample, with half from regular service and half from activated reserve components. All survey items are from the Current Population Survey or its Veteran Supplement.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 667 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One-time.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.

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Dated: September 7, 2006.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Initiative Coordination Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-15278 Filed 9-13-06; 8:45 am]

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