[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 14, 2010)]
[Page 77956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31270]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0654]

Agency Information Collection (Annual Certification of Veteran 
Status and Veteran-Relatives) Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits 
Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the 
collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and 
burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through http://www.Regulations.gov or to VA's OMB Desk Officer, OMB 
Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 
10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395-7316. Please refer to ``OMB 
Control No. 2900-0654'' in any correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records 
Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7485, FAX (202) 461-0966 or e-mail 
[email protected]. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0654.''

    Title: Annual Certification of Veteran Status and Veteran-
Relatives, VA Form 20-0344.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0654.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: VBA employees, non-VBA employees in VBA space and Veteran 
Service Organization employees who have access to VA's benefit records 
complete VA Form 20-0344. The individuals are required to provide 
personal identifying information on themselves and any veteran 
relatives, in order for VA to identify and protect benefit records. VA 
uses the information collected to determine which benefit records 
require special handling to guard against fraud, conflict of interest, 
improper influence etc. by VA and non-VA employees.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on October 6, 2010, at page 61858.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 5,834 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 25 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,000.

    Dated: December 8, 2010.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-31270 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]