[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Page 13158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04402]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0162]

Proposed Information Collection (Monthly Certification of Flight 
Training) 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 ensure that the amount of benefits payable to a student 
pursuing flight training is correct.

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 [email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0162'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through the FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8921 
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: Monthly Certification of Flight Training, VA Form 22-6553c.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0162.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Veterans, individuals on active duty training and 
reservist training, may receive benefits for enrolling in or pursuing 
approved vocational flight training. VA Form 22-6553c serves as a 
report of flight training pursued and termination of such training. 
Payments are based on the number of hours of flight training completed 
during each month.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 7,306 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,435.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 14,610.

    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. 2013-04402 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]