[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)]
[Pages 45718-45719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18731]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0681]

Proposed Information Collection (IL Assessment) Activity: Comment 

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 a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on 
information needed to evaluate disabled veterans' independent living 

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 1, 2012.

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 email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0681'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
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

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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: Preliminary Independent Living (IL) Assessment, VA Form 28-
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0681.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA case managers use VA Form 28-0791 while evaluating the 
independent living needs of veterans with severe disabilities. The data 
is used to determine the scope of the veteran's independent living 
needs under the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,500.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.

    Dated: July 27, 2012.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-18731 Filed 7-31-12; 8:45 am]