[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 150 (Thursday, August 5, 1999)]
[Pages 42762-42763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-20073]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0353]

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 (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 if a student is eligible for work-study 

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before October 4, 1999.

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. 2900-0353'' in any 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273-7079 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

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: Certification of Lessons Completed, VA Forms 22-6553b and 
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0353.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VA Forms 22-6553b and 22-6553b-1 are used to determine 
the number of lessons completed by the student and serviced by the 
correspondence school, and if necessary to determine the date of 
completion or

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termination of correspondence training. Without this information, the 
VA would be unable to determine the proper payment or the student?s 
training status. These forms are considered to be one and the same.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-
    Estimated Annual Burden: 2,031 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,036.

    Dated: July 20, 1999.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Donald L. Neilson,
Director, Information Management Service.
[FR Doc. 99-20073 Filed 8-4-99; 8:45 am]