[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 18424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06869]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0118]


Proposed Information Collection (Transfer of Scholastic Credit 
(Schools)) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 on information 
needed to determine whether an eligible person who is enrolled in a 
program at one school is entitled to receive education benefits for 
enrollment at a secondary school.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before May 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; 
or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20420; or email: nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0118'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-7492 
or Fax (202) 632-8925.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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: Transfer of Scholastic Credit (Schools), VA Form Letter 22-
315.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0118.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Students receiving VA education benefits and are enrolled 
in two training institutions, must have the primary institution at 
which he or she is pursuing approved program of education verify that 
their courses pursued at a secondary school will be accepted as full 
credit towards their course objective. VA sends VA Form Letter 22-315 
to the student requesting that they have the certifying official of his 
or her primary institution list the course or courses pursued at the 
secondary school for which the primary institution will give full 
credit. Educational payment for courses pursued at a secondary school 
is not payable until VA receives evidence from the primary institution 
verifying that the student is pursuing his or her approved program 
while enrolled in these courses. VA Form Letter 22-315 serves as this 
certification of acceptance.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,569 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,415.

    Dated: March 21, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06869 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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