[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Pages 38194-38195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18637]



OMB Control No. 2900-0438; Proposed Information Collection 
Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reinstatement

AGENCY: Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Office of Management, Department of Veterans Affairs, 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 reinstatement, without change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired, and allow 60 days 
for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits 
comments on requirements relating to the release of names and addresses 
to nonprofit organizations.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before September 15, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Dolly V. Jackson, Office of Management (045A4), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. Please refer to 
``OMB Control No. 2900-0438'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dolly V. Jackson at (202) 273-8022.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3520), 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, comments 
are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of functions, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the 
burden estimate 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 
    Title: 38 CFR 1.519(a) Lists of Names and Addresses.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0438.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Abstract: Title 38, U.S.C., 5701(f)(1) authorizes the VA to 
disclose mailing lists of veterans and their dependents to nonprofit 
organizations, but only for certain specific and narrow purposes. 
Criminal penalties are provided for improper use of the list by the 
organization in violation of subsection (f) limitations. The 
information collection in this regulation ensures that any disclosure 
of a list under this subsection is authorized by law. The VA must 
ascertain that the applicant is a

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nonprofit organization and intends to use the list for a proper 
purpose; if not, Title 38, U.S.C., 5701(a) prohibits disclosure. The 
additional information collection (specific geographic locations, point 
of contact, type of output and signature of organization head) is 
necessary to ensure timely and accurate processing of each application. 
Failure to obtain this information will prevent the Department from 
fulfilling its statutory obligations.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 110 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 60 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 110.

    Dated: June 25, 1997.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 97-18637 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]