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Proposed Information Collection (Foot (Including Flatfeet (pes planus)) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Activity: Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of 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 the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to gather information related to the claimants' diagnosis of a foot condition.

DATES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before August 9, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), www.Regulations.gov;​ or to Start Printed Page 34709Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900—NEW (Foot (including flatfeet (pes planus)) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire)” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or Fax (202) 632-8925.

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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, 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: (Foot (including flatfeet (pes planus)) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire), VA Form 21-0960M-6.

OMB Control Number: 2900—NEW (Foot (including flatfeet (pes planus)) Conditions Disability Benefits Questionnaire).

Type of Review: New data collection.

Abstract: VA Form 21-0960M-6 will be used to gather necessary information from a claimant's treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. VA will gather medical information related to the claimant that is necessary to adjudicate the claim for VA disability benefits. This form will gather information related to the claimants' diagnosis of a foot condition.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 20,000 hours.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,000.

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Dated: June 5, 2013.

By direction of the Secretary:

Crystal Rennie,

VA Clearance Officer, Enterprise Records Service, Office of Information Security, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2013-13644 Filed 6-7-13; 8:45 am]

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