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Proposed Information Collection Activity: (The Presidential Management Certificate) Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.




The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Start Printed Page 69176Veterans 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 revision of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to provide additional certificates requested by respondent.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 17, 2014.


Submit written comments on the collection of information through;​ or to Mechelle Powell, National Cemetery Administration (43D1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0567” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at

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Mechelle Powell at (202) 461-4114 or Fax (202) 273-6695.

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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: Presidential Management Certificate.

OMB Control Number: 2900-0567.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: VA Form 40-0247 is used to provide additional certificates requested by respondent. A respondent is an eligible recipient that includes the next-of-kin, other relatives or friends that request additional certificates and/or replacement certificates.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Annual Burden: 6,115.

Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 minutes.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 183,453.

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Dated: November 13, 2013.

By direction of the Secretary.

Crystal Rennie,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2013-27480 Filed 11-15-13; 8:45 am]