[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Page 29437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11840]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0698]

Proposed Information Collection (Application for Educational 
Assistance To Supplement Tuition Assistance) 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 determine claimants' eligibility for educational assistance 
to supplement tuition assistance.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before July 19, 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. 2900-0698'' 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) 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 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: Application for Educational Assistance to Supplement Tuition 
Assistance; 38 CFR 21.1030(c), 21.7140(c)(5)
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0698.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Claimants who wish to receive educational assistance 
administered by VA to supplement tuition assistance administered by the 
Department of Defense must apply through VA. VA will use the data 
collected to determine the claimant's eligibility to receive 
educational assistance to supplement the tuition assistance he or she 
has received and the amount payable.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondents: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 10,000.

    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. 2013-11840 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]