Federal Register: September 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 187)
DOCID: fr25se08-112 FR Doc E8-22517
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Affairs Department
DOCUMENT ID: Proposed Information Collection (Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute]
OMB ID: [OMB Control No. 2900-New (VAARS 819.7108 and 819.7113)]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Program Application and Reports) Activity; Comment Request
DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 24, 2008.
The Office of Management (OM), 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 new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to establish a mentorprot[eacute]g[eacute] program agreement between a large business, veteranowned small business and servicedisabled veteranowned small business and to report the success of the program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals,
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 350121), 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, (OM)
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance of (OM)'s functions, including
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy
of (OM)'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.
a. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 819.7108, Application Process.
b. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clause 819.7113, Reports.
OMB Control Number: 2900New (VAARS 819.7108 and 819.7113).
Type of Review: New collection.
Abstract: The information collected under Department of Veterans Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Clauses 819.7108 and 819.7113 will be used to institute a mentorprot[eacute]g[eacute] program whereby large businesses agree to provide mutually developmental support to veteran owned small business and servicedisabled veteranowned small business. VA will use the data to measure the prot[eacute]g[eacute] progress against the developmental plan contained in the approved agreement and to report the specific actions taken by the mentor to increase the participation of the prot[eacute]g[eacute] as a prime or subcontractor to VA.
Affected Public: Businesses or other forprofits.
Estimated Annual Burden:
a. VAAR Clause 819.7108, Application Process50 hours.
b. VAAR Clause 819.7113, Reports150 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
a. VAAR Clause 819.7108, Application Process60 minutes.
b. VAAR Clause 819.7113, Reports60 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
a. VAAR Clause 819.7108, Application Process50.
b. VAAR Clause 819.7113, Reports50.
Total number of Responses: 200.
Dated: September 17, 2008
By direction of the Secretary:
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E822517 Filed 92408; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 832001P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Arita Tillman at (202) 461-6859, FAX 2022736229.