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Agency Information Collection (Designation of Certifying Official(s)) Activity Under OMB Review

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Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 Start Printed Page 31684(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit 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 July 1, 2011.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through 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. 2900-0262” in any correspondence.

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Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 273-0443 or e-mail Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0262.”

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a. Designation of Certifying Official(s), 22-8794.

b. Designated Official(s) Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Information, VA Form 22-8794a.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0262.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.


a. Educational institutions and job training establishments complete VA Form 22-8794 to provide the name of individuals authorized to certify reports on students enrollment and hours worked on behalf of the school or training facility. VA will use the data collected to ensure that education benefits are not awarded based on reports from someone other than the designated certifying official.

b. Educational institution complete VA Form 22-8794a when there is a change to their financial institution.

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 March 18, 2011, at page 15049.

Estimated Annual Burden:

a. VA Form 22-8794—750.

b. VA Form 22-8794a—167.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents:

a. VA Form 22-8794—4,500.

b. VA Form 22-8794a—1,000.

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Dated: May 25, 2011.

By Direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13426 Filed 5-31-11; 8:45 am]