[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 19 (Friday, January 29, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 4749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-2112]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0043]


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C., 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Veterans 
Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has 
submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA 
submission describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection 
instrument.

DATE: Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Ron 
Taylor, Information Management Service (045A4), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8015 
or FAX (202) 273-5981. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0043.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Declaration of Status of Dependents, VA Form 21-686c.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0043.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, for a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Abstract: The form is used to obtain the necessary information to 
confirm marital status and existence of any dependent child(ren). The 
information is used by VA to determine eligibility to benefits.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on September 28, 1998 at page 51637.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 56,500 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 226,000.
    Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the 
information collection to VA's OMB Desk Officer, Allison Eydt, OMB 
Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-4650. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0043'' in any correspondence.

    Dated: November 23, 1998.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Genie McCully,
Program Analyst, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 99-2112 Filed 1-28-99; 8:45 am]
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