[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)]
[Page 69722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27505]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0565]

Proposed Information Collection (State Application for Interment 
Allowance) 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 on the 
information needed to determine a State's eligibility for plot or 
interment allowances.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 20, 2009.

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 e-mail to [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0565'' in any correspondence. During the comment 
period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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: State Application for Interment Allowance Under 38 U.S.C., 
Chapter 23, VA Form 21-530a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0565.
    Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.
    Abstract: Cemetery state officials' complete VA Form 21-530a to 
request allowances for plot or interment for veterans interred at a 
State-owned Veteran's cemetery. VA uses the data collected to determine 
the veteran's eligibility for burial benefits.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,500 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,100.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
[FR Doc. E8-27505 Filed 11-18-08; 8:45 am]