Federal Register: April 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 62)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-7699
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Affairs Department
OMB ID: [OMB Control No. 2900-0265]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 2, 2003.
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 for information needed to determine an applicant's entitlement to counseling services.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C., 35013520), 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: Application for Counseling, VA Form 288832.
OMB Control Number: 29000265.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA Form 288832 is used by Vocational Rehabilitation and
Counseling to quickly assess an applicant's probable entitlement to
counseling. A veteran or dependent may use this form to apply for counseling services.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 417 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.
Dated: March 20, 2003.
By direction of the Secretary.
Martin L. Hill,
Acting Director, Records Management Service.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 or FAX (202) 2755947.