The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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 information needed to determine a spina bifida child of Vietnam veterans' eligibility for ancillary benefits.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 3, 2012.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0577” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or FAX (202) 632-8925.
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, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA'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: Award Attachment for Certain Children with Disabilities Born of Vietnam and Certain Korea Service Veterans, VA Form 21-0307.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0577.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 21-0307 is used to provide children of veterans who have spina bifida with information about a VA health care and vocational training and the steps they must take to apply for such benefits.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 19 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Frequency of Response: One time.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 75.
Dated: September 28, 2012.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-24444 Filed 10-3-12; 8:45 am]
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