Federal Register: November 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 218)
DOCID: fr10no08-97 FR Doc E8-26628
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Veterans Affairs Department
OMB ID: [OMB Control No. 2900-0178]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Certification of On-the- Job and Apprenticeship Training) Activity: Comment Request
DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 9, 2009.
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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's continued eligibility for educational benefits.
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, 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: Monthly Certification of OntheJob and Apprenticeship Training, VA Forms 226553d and 226553d1.
OMB Control Number: 29000178.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Claimants receiving on the job and apprenticeship
training complete VA Form 226553d to report the number of hours
worked. Schools or training establishments also complete the form to
report whether the claimant's educational benefits are to be continued
unchanged or terminated, and the effective date of such action. VA Form
226553d1 is an identical printed copy of VA Form 226553d. Claimants
use VA Form 226553d1 when the computergenerated version of VA Form
226553d is not available. VA uses the data collected to process a claimant's educational benefit claim.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 30,722 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
Frequency of Response: Monthly.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,481.
Number of Responses Annually: 184,329.
Dated: October 30, 2008.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
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