[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Page 29438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11843]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0365]

Proposed Information Collection (Request for Disinterment) 
Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 the 
information needed to determine a claimant entitlement to disinter the 
remains of a loved one from or within a national cemetery.

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 Mechelle Powell, National Cemetery Administration (40D), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420; or email: mechelle.powell@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-0365'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mechelle Powell at (202) 461-4114 or 
Fax (202) 273-6695.

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, NCA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of NCA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of NCA'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: Request for Disinterment, VA Form 40-4970.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0365.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Claimants complete VA Form 40-4970 to request removal of 
remains from a national cemetery for interment at another location. 
Interments made in national cemeteries are permanent and final. All 
immediate family members of the decedent, including the person who 
initiated the interment, (whether or not he/she is a member of the 
immediate family) must provide a written consent before disinterment is 
granted. VA will accept an order from a court of local jurisdiction in 
lieu of VA Form 40-4970.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 55.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 329.

    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. 2013-11843 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]