[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 15, 2008)]
[Page 61195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24421]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0670]

Proposed Information Collection (Fiduciary Statement in Support 
of Appointment) Activity: 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 extension 
of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for 
information needed to determine a claimant qualification as a 

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans 
Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 
Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to 
[email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0670'' 
in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be 
viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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: Fiduciary Statement in Support of Appointment, VA Form 21-
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0670.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Individual's seeking appointment as a fiduciary of VA 
beneficiaries complete VA Form 21-0792. VA uses the data collected to 
determine the individual's qualification as a fiduciary and to inquire 
about his or her credit and criminal background.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,875 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500.

    Dated: October 8, 2008.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-24421 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]