[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Page 67561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28154]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0073]

Proposed Information Collection (VA Enrollment Certification) 
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 the amount of educational benefits 
payable to claimants pursuing approved programs of education.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 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 email to [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0073'' 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 (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: VA Enrollment Certification, VA Form 22-1999.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0073.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: School officials and employers complete VA Form 22-1999 
to report and certify a claimant's enrollment in an educational 
program. The data is used to determine the amount of benefits payable 
and whether the claimant requested an advanced or accelerated payment.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    a. Electronically--104,262 hours.
    b. Paper copy--55,855 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    c. Electronically--8 minutes.
    d. Paper copy--10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    a. Electronically--781,967.
    b. Paper copy--335,129.

    Dated: October 26, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.

Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-28154 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]