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Proposed Information Collection (Child Care Subsidy) Activity: Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Human Resources Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Management (HRM), 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, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine VA employees' eligibility to participate in VA's child care subsidy program.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov;​ or to Katie McCullough-Bradshaw, Human Resources Management (058), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail Katie.McCullough-Bradshaw@mail.va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0717” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Katie McCullough-Bradshaw at (202) 461-7076 or FAX (202) 275-7607.

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

Titles

a. Child Care Subsidy Application Form, VA Form 0730a.

b. Child Care Provider Information (For the Child Care Subsidy Program), VA Form 0730b.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0717.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstracts

a. VA employees complete VA Form 0730a to request participation in VA's child care subsidy program. VA will use the data collected to determine the percentage of monthly cost to be subsidized for child care.

b. VA Form 0730b is completed by the child care provider. The data will be used to determine whether the child care provider is licensed and/or regulated by the state to perform child care.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden

a. VA Form 0730a—667 hours.

b. VA Form 0730b—333 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent

a. VA Form 0730a—20 minutes.

b. VA Form 0730B—10 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents

a. VA Form 0730a—2,000.

b. VA Form 0730b—2,000.

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Dated: July 19, 2011.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

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[FR Doc. 2011-18551 Filed 7-21-11; 8:45 am]

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