[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29437-29438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11838]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0249]

Proposed Information Collection (Loan Service Report) 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 revision 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 service delinquent home loans.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 19, 2013.

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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 [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0249'' 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 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: Loan Service Report, VA Form 26-6808.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0249.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA personnel complete VA Form 26-6808 during personal 
contact with delinquent obligors. VA will use the information collected 
to determine whether a loan default is insoluble or whether the obligor 
has reasonable prospects for curing the default and maintaining the 
mortgage obligation in the future. The information will also be used to 
intercede with the holder of the loan to accept a specially arrange 
repayment plan or other forbearance aimed at assisting the obligor in 
retaining his or her home.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,083 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One-time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,000.

    Dated: May 14, 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. 2013-11838 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]