[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2002)]
[Pages 19807-19808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-9877]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0253]

Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

ACTION: Notice.


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

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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 evaluate a credit underwriter's experience.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 24, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20420 or e-mail: [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 
2900-0253'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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 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: Nonsupervised Lender's Nomination and Recommendation of 
Credit Underwriter, VA Form 26-8736a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0253.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The standards established by VA require that a lender 
have a qualified underwriter review all loans to be closed on an 
automatic basis to determine that the loan meets VA's credit 
underwriting standards. To determine if the lender's nominee is 
qualified to make such a determination, VA has developed VA Form 26-
8736a that contains information that VA considers crucial to the 
evaluation of an underwriter's experience. The form is completed by the 
lender and the lender's nominee for underwriting and then submitted to 
VA for approval.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.

    Dated: April 11, 2002.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Barbara H. Epps,
Management Analyst, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 02-9877 Filed 4-22-02; 8:45 am]