[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Page 13159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04401]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0325]

Proposed Information Collection (Certificate of Delivery of 
Advance Payment and Enrollment) 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 a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on 
information needed to authorize advance payment of educational 
assistance benefits.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before April 29, 2013.

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 nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0325'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 
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 
    Title: Certificate of Delivery of Advance Payment and Enrollment, 
VA Form 22-1999V.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0325.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA will make payments of educational assistance in 
advance when the veteran, servivcemember, reservist, or eligible person 
has specifically requested such payment. The school in which a student 
is accepted or enrolled delivers the advance payment to the student and 
is required to certify the deliveries to VA. VA Form 22-1999V serves as 
the certificate of delivery of advance payment and to report any 
changes in a student's training status. Schools are required to report 
when a student fails to enroll; has an interruption or termination of 
attendance; or unsatisfactory attendance, conduct or progress to VA.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 76 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 159.
    Estimated Total Number of Responses: 700.

    Dated: February 21, 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. 2013-04401 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]