2018-09564. Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Burial in a National Cemetery  

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    AGENCY:

    National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    National Cemetery Administration (NCA), 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 extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

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    DATES:

    Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 6, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Willie Lewis, National Cemetery Administration (43D3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to willie.lewis@va.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0232” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Willie Lewis at (202) 461-4242 or FAX (202) 501-2240.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Under the PRA of 1995, 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, NCA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of NCA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NCA'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.

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    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521. Title: Application for Burial in a National Cemetery. OMB Control Number: 2900-0232. Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection. Abstract: VA requires applicants for national cemetery burial to provide information to verify eligibility for burial in a national cemetery, to schedule interment and to provide services requested by the decedent's family or personal representative. This information is also used for planning and scheduling cemetery services and to provide for specific requests from family members or the personal representative. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 33,750. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,000.

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    By direction of the Secretary.

    Cynthia D. Harvey-Pryor,

    Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-09564 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
05/07/2018
Department:
Veterans Affairs Department
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2018-09564
Dates:
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before July 6, 2018.
Pages:
20160-20161 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
OMB Control No. 2900-0232
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-09564.pdf