The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 request additional certificates, replacements or corrections to a PMC.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 18, 2012.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Mechelle Powell, National Cemetery Administration (41D1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0567” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mechelle Powell at (202) 461-4114 or Fax (202) 501-2240.
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, NCA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of NCA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NCA'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: President Memorial Certificate (PMC), VA Form 40-0247.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0567.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: The President Memorial Certificate is automatically issued without a request from the next of kin as part of processing a death benefits claim. The PMC allows eligible recipients (next of kin, other relatives or friends) to request additional certificates and/or replacement or corrected certificates upon the receipt of the original PMC.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 10,545.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 316,346.
Dated: October 15, 2012.
By direction of the Acting Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-25744 Filed 10-18-12; 8:45 am]
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