[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Pages 10266-10267]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03260]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0300]

Proposed Information Collection (Veterans Application for 
Assistance in Acquiring Special Housing Adaptations) 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 for 
information needed to assistance disabled Veterans in acquiring special 
housing and/or adaptations to their current resident.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the 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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0300'' 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) 632-8925.

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: Veterans Application for Assistance in Acquiring Special 
Housing Adaptations, VA Form 26-4555d.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0300.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Title 38, U.S.C. 2101 authorizes assistance to disabled 
Veterans in acquiring special housing and adaptations to dwellings. 
Under 38 U.S.C. 2101(b), grants are available to assist Veterans in 
making adaptations to their current residences or one which they intend 
to live in as long as the home is owned by the Veteran or a

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member of the Veteran's family. VA Form 26-4555d enables field 
personnel to evaluate the request for adaptations. This form is needed 
because of the difference in disabilities, the amount of alteration, 
adaptation to the house and title requirements.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 33 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.

    By direction of the Secretary.
William F. Russo,
Deputy Director, Office of Regulations Policy and Management, Office of 
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-03260 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]