Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501et seq.), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted 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.


Comments must be submitted on or before February 14, 2002.

For further information or a copy of the submission contact:

Denise McLamb, Information Management Service (045A4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-8030, FAX (202) 273-5981 or Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0149.”

Supplemental information:

Title: Application for Conversion (Government Life Insurance), VA Form 29-0152.

OMB Control Number:2900-0149.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The form is used by the insured to convert to a permanent plan of insurance. VA uses the information to initiate the processing of the insured's request to convert his/her term insurance.

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 3, 2001, at page 50502.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Estimated Annual Burden:1,125 hours.

Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: One time.

Estimated Number of Respondents:4,500.

Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection 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. 2900-0149” in any correspondence.

Dated: December 20, 2001.

By direction of the Secretary.

Donald L. Neilson,

Director, Information Management Service.

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