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Proposed Information Collection (Clarification of a Notice of Disagreement) Activity Comment Request

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Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 clarify actions taken by the agency of original jurisdiction regarding a claimant's disagreement with his or her rating decision.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 12, 2009.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through or to Sue Start Printed Page 66961Hamlin, Board of Veterans' Appeals (01C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0674” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at

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Sue Hamlin at (202) 461-8194 or fax (202) 565-5270.

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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, BVA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of BVA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of BVA'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: Clarification of Notice of Disagreement.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0674.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: A Notice of Disagreement (NOD) is a written communication from a claimant or his or her representative to express disagreement or dissatisfaction with the result of an adjudicative determination by the agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ). The data collected will be used by the AOJ to reexamine the issues in dispute and to determine if additional review or development is warranted.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 113,539.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 113,539.

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Dated: November 5, 2008.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Records Management Service.

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[FR Doc. E8-26860 Filed 11-10-08; 8:45 am]