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National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
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 determine reserved gravesite availability.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 14, 2014.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Mechelle Powell, National Cemetery Administration (40D), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0546” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through www.Regulations.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mechelle Powell at (202) 461-4114 or FAX (202) 273-6695.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-21), 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: Gravesite Reservation Survey (2 Year), VA Form 40-40.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0546.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form Letter 40-40 is sent biennially to individuals holding gravesite set-asides to ascertain their wish to retain the set-aside, or relinquish it. Gravesite reservation surveys are necessary as some holders become ineligible, are buried elsewhere, or simply wish to cancel a gravesite set-aside. The survey is conducted to assure gravesite set-asides do not go unused.
Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for profit.
Estimated Annual Burden: 2,750.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Biennially.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,500.Start Signature
Dated: November 12, 2013.
By direction of the Secretary.
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27412 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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