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 nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2007.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov or 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. 2900-0654” in any correspondence.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0654.”End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-Relatives, VA Form 20-0344.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0654.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved 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. The individuals are required to provide personal identifying information on themselves and any veteran relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect benefit records. VA uses the information collected 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 July 30, 2007, at page 41586.
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: October 1, 2007.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E7-20003 Filed 10-10-07; 8:45 am]
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