Federal Register: April 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 66)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-4960
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Affairs Department
OMB ID: [OMB Control No. 2900-0042]
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 5, 2006.
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), 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 summarize a claimant's disagreement of denied VA benefits before the Board of Veterans' Appeals.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 35013521), 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, BVA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of BVA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of BVA'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: Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case, VA Form 646.
OMB Control Number: 29000042.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: A recognized organization, attorney, agent, or other
authorized person representing VA claimants before the Board of
Veterans' Appeals complete VA Form 646 to provide identifying data
describing the basis for their claimant's disagreement with the denial
of VA benefits. VA uses the data collected to identify the issues in
dispute and to prepare a decision responsive to the claimant's disagreement.
Affected Public: Notforprofit institutions.
Estimated Annual Burden: 30,462.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 60 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,462.
Dated: March 23, 2006.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
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