[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29435-29436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11839]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0696]


Proposed Information Collection (Availability of Educational, 
Licensing, and Certifications Records) 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 for 
information needed to determine whether payments provided to 
educational institutions and licensing and certification organizations 
are correct.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 19, 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. 2900-0696'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
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 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: Availability of Educational, Licensing, and Certifications 
Records; 38 CFR 21.4209.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0696.

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    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Educational institutions offering approved courses and 
licensing and certification organizations offering approved tests are 
required to make their records and accounts pertaining to eligible 
claimants available to VA. The data collected will be used to ensure 
benefits paid under the education programs are correct.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 6,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondents: 5 hours.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 3,000.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-11839 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]
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