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Agency Information Collection Activities (Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbooks) Under OMB Review

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In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 and it includes the actual data collection instrument.


Comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2012.


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. 2900-0682” in any correspondence.


Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632-7479, FAX (202) 632-7583 or email: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0682.”


Title: Advertising, Sales, and Enrollment Materials, and Candidate Handbooks, 38 CFR 21.4252(h).

OMB Control Number: 2900-0682.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA approved educational institutions offering courses approved for the enrollment of Veterans, or eligible persons, and organizations or entities offering licensing or certification tests approved for payment of educational assistance as reimbursement to Veterans or eligible persons who took such tests, must maintain a complete record of all advertising, sales materials, enrollment materials, or candidate handbooks that educational institutions or its agents used during the preceding 12-month period. The materials are examined by VA and State Approving Agency employees to ensure that educational institutions or its agents are following VA approval guidelines.

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 April 6, 2012, at pages 20886-20887.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 3,373 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,492.

Dated: June 22, 2012.

By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,

Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.

[FR Doc. 2012-15660 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]