[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Page 50987]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20237]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0013]

Proposed Information Collection (Application for United States 
Flag for Burial Purposes) 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 on information 
needed to determine eligibility for issuance of a burial flag to the 
next-of-kin or friend of a deceased Veteran.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through 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 to [email protected]. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0013'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

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 (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 United States Flag for Burial Purposes, VA 
Form 27-2008.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0013.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Form 27-2008 is used to gather information that is 
necessary to determine whether a burial flag may be issued to the next-
of-kin or friend of a deceased Veteran to drape the casket or accompany 
the urn. Without this information, VA would be unable to properly 
determine eligibility for issuance of a burial flag.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 162,500 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 650,000.

    By direction of the Secretary.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Crystal Rennie,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.

[FR Doc. 2014-20237 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]