[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 1997)]
[Pages 68356-68357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-34127]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0249]

Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

ACTION: Notice


SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), 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

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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 requirements 
relating to servicing delinquent guaranteed and insured home loans, 
loans sold, and portfolio loans.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 2, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information to 
Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20S52), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20420. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0249'' in any 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-5079 
or FAX (202) 275-5146.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Public Law 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, 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 Servicing Report, VA Form 26-6808.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0249.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Loan Service Representatives during the course of 
personal contacts with delinquent obligors complete VA Form 26-6808. 
The information documented on the form is necessary for VA 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.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 27,083 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 25 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 65,000.

    Dated: December 2, 1997.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 97-34127 Filed 12-30-97; 8:45 am]