[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 229 (Tuesday, November 28, 2000)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70877-70878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-30300]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0222]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 for which approval has expired, and 
allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice 
solicits comments on the information to obtain a government provided 
headstone or grave marker for eligible veterans.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 29, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Jocelyn Hearn, National Cemetery Administration (402B1), Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Please 
refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0222'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jocelyn Hearn at (202) 273-5181 or FAX 
(202) 273-9381.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 
U.S.C., 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct

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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: Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for 
Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery, VA Form 40-1330.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0222.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The form is used by the next of kin or other responsible 
parties to apply for Government-provided headstones or markers for 
unmarked graves of eligible veterans. The information is used by VA to 
determine the veteran's eligibility for, and entitlement to this 
benefit.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households, State, Local or Tribal 
Governments.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 85,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 340,000.

    Dated: October 31, 2000.

By direction of the Secretary:
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 00-30300 Filed 11-27-00; 8:45 am]
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