Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 55189-55190 [07-4784]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices DISA products and services support the White House, President and Vice President, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staffs, military services, military commands, Defense and other Federal Government Agencies. Dated: July 27, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–4786 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Inland Waterways Users Board Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. AGENCY: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: In Accordance with 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the forthcoming meeting. Name of Committee: Inland Waterways Users Board (Board). Date: November 2, 2007. Location: Holiday Inn—Quincy, 201 S. Third Street, Quincy, IL 62301, (217) 222–2666. 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[FR Doc. 07–4778 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–92–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 [No. USN–2007–0048] Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Department of the Navy Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 5001–06–M ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Department of the Navy, announces a new proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 27, 2007. You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. ADDRESSES: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Dr. Jerry Larson, Ph.D.; Head, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Program, Naval Health Research Center; P.O. Box 85122 San Diego, CA 92186–5122; telephone 619– FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55189 553–8402 (this is not a toll-free number) or fax: 619553–8459. Title and OMB Number: Mental Health Issues Among Deployed Personnel: Longitudinal Assessment of the Resilience of Deployed Sailors and Marines—Follow-up; OMB Number 0703–TBD. Needs and Uses: The proposed study builds on an existing study assessing the prevalence of mental health outcomes among Sailors and Marines transitioning from the Service, and identifying predictors of and changes in mental health and resilience over time. DoD regulations stipulate that all military personnel must receive pre-separation counseling no less than 90 days before leaving active duty. Enlisted Sailors and Marines attending Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshops were invited to participate in the current research. As part of the baseline component, TAP enrollees were surveyed at 12 installations (8 Navy and 4 Marine Corps) during the Summer—Fall 2007 time frame until the target sample size (N = 6000; 3000 in each Service) was obtained. Those respondents with high combat exposure will be assessed through a follow-on survey 6 months after separation from Military service, when participants have transitioned into civilian life. Affected Public: Navy and Marine Corps personnel who have separated from the Military in the six-month period following the baseline survey. Annual Burden Hours: 1800. Number of Respondents: 1800. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Frequency: One time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection This study population is unique because there is a need for longitudinal mental health research in the Military that spans both Active Duty and the period of reintegration into civilian life after combat exposure. Through the study’s longitudinal tracking of subjects after their return to civilian life, this will also be the first research effort to examine the prospective value of the recently implemented Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA). Furthermore, with our access to the Career History Archival Medical and Personnel System (CHAMPS) database for personnel and medical records, it is possible to compare both confidential PDHRA responses obtained for research purposes with PDHRA responses obtained for official purposes to determine the degree of underreporting in this official screening effort. Findings will be used to better inform transition, E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 55190 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices screening, and Combat Stress Control programs about the mental health needs of Active-Duty personnel, Reservists, and Veterans. The baseline questionnaire includes a Combat Exposure Scale used to estimate high combat exposure and to inform participants who exceed a predetermined score that they are eligible for the second phase of study and request their participation in the follow-up interviews. NHRC proposes tracking over time these respondents for the longitudinal portion of the study. Furthermore, the subsequent mental well-being of this high-risk cohort will be assessed through these new data collected 6 months after the participants of the baseline survey have transitioned to civilian life. Data from extant historical personnel and medical data will also be combined with survey data to develop models that demonstrate the influence of combat, and a variety of covariates on mental health symptoms, resilience, and substance abuse. We estimate that approximately 1,800 of the 6,000 baseline participants will be eligible for and consent to participate in the 6 month follow-up survey. In order to ensure that we can locate these respondents, the questionnaire will include name, relocation plans, names and contact information for two friends or relatives who always know where the respondent is living, and the respondent’s date of birth and social security number. The follow-up surveys will be sent to respondents through the mail. Respondents will also have the option of completing this survey via the Web, which will closely simulate the hardcopy version of the instrument. Approximately 15% of Military personnel are women. Therefore, it is estimated that 15% will be the proportion of women completing the survey; the remaining 85% will be male respondents. Dated: September 21, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–4784 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES [Docket No. USN–2007–0028] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 29, 2007. Title, Form, and OMB Number: United States Naval Academy Sponsor Application; OMB Number 0703–TBD. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 800. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 800. Average Burden per Response: 1 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 800. Needs and Uses: This collection of information is necessary to determine the eligibility and overall compatibility between sponsor applicants and Fourth Class Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy. An analysis of the information collection is made by the Sponsor Program Director during the process in order to best match sponsors with Midshipmen. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Federal Government. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Hillary Jaffe. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jaffe at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/ Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209–2133. Dated: September 21, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 07–4788 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [No. USN–2007–0034] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by October 29, 2007. Title, Form, and OMB Number: Naval Sea Systems Command and Field Activity. Visitor Access Request; NAVSEA 5530/5; OMB Control Number 0703–TBD. Type of Request: New. Number of Respondents: 5,200. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 5,200. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 1,300. Needs and Uses: This collection of information provides Naval Sea Systems Command and Naval Sea Systems Command Field Activity’s contractors, military and government civilians with a requirement that provides for the collection of information to ensure that only visitors with an appropriate clearance level and need-to-know are granted access to classified information. Respondents are Navy business personnel, support contractors and individuals from other agencies visiting the Command and Field Activities to discuss Navy matters. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Hillary Jaffe. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Jaffe at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Navy

[No. USN-2007-0048]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the Naval Health Research Center 
(NHRC), Department of the Navy, announces a new proposed public 
information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions 
thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection 
of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions 
of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 
27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The 
general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the 
public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this 
proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and 
associated collection instruments, please write to Dr. Jerry Larson, 
Ph.D.; Head, Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Program, Naval Health 
Research Center; P.O. Box 85122 San Diego, CA 92186-5122; telephone 
619-553-8402 (this is not a toll-free number) or fax: 619553-8459.
    Title and OMB Number: Mental Health Issues Among Deployed 
Personnel: Longitudinal Assessment of the Resilience of Deployed 
Sailors and Marines--Follow-up; OMB Number 0703-TBD.
    Needs and Uses: The proposed study builds on an existing study 
assessing the prevalence of mental health outcomes among Sailors and 
Marines transitioning from the Service, and identifying predictors of 
and changes in mental health and resilience over time. DoD regulations 
stipulate that all military personnel must receive pre-separation 
counseling no less than 90 days before leaving active duty. Enlisted 
Sailors and Marines attending Transition Assistance Program (TAP) 
workshops were invited to participate in the current research. As part 
of the baseline component, TAP enrollees were surveyed at 12 
installations (8 Navy and 4 Marine Corps) during the Summer--Fall 2007 
time frame until the target sample size (N = 6000; 3000 in each 
Service) was obtained. Those respondents with high combat exposure will 
be assessed through a follow-on survey 6 months after separation from 
Military service, when participants have transitioned into civilian 
life.
    Affected Public: Navy and Marine Corps personnel who have separated 
from the Military in the six-month period following the baseline 
survey.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1800.
    Number of Respondents: 1800.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 1 hour.
    Frequency: One time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

    This study population is unique because there is a need for 
longitudinal mental health research in the Military that spans both 
Active Duty and the period of reintegration into civilian life after 
combat exposure. Through the study's longitudinal tracking of subjects 
after their return to civilian life, this will also be the first 
research effort to examine the prospective value of the recently 
implemented Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA). Furthermore, 
with our access to the Career History Archival Medical and Personnel 
System (CHAMPS) database for personnel and medical records, it is 
possible to compare both confidential PDHRA responses obtained for 
research purposes with PDHRA responses obtained for official purposes 
to determine the degree of underreporting in this official screening 
effort. Findings will be used to better inform transition,

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screening, and Combat Stress Control programs about the mental health 
needs of Active-Duty personnel, Reservists, and Veterans.
    The baseline questionnaire includes a Combat Exposure Scale used to 
estimate high combat exposure and to inform participants who exceed a 
predetermined score that they are eligible for the second phase of 
study and request their participation in the follow-up interviews. NHRC 
proposes tracking over time these respondents for the longitudinal 
portion of the study. Furthermore, the subsequent mental well-being of 
this high-risk cohort will be assessed through these new data collected 
6 months after the participants of the baseline survey have 
transitioned to civilian life. Data from extant historical personnel 
and medical data will also be combined with survey data to develop 
models that demonstrate the influence of combat, and a variety of 
covariates on mental health symptoms, resilience, and substance abuse. 
We estimate that approximately 1,800 of the 6,000 baseline participants 
will be eligible for and consent to participate in the 6 month follow-
up survey. In order to ensure that we can locate these respondents, the 
questionnaire will include name, relocation plans, names and contact 
information for two friends or relatives who always know where the 
respondent is living, and the respondent's date of birth and social 
security number. The follow-up surveys will be sent to respondents 
through the mail. Respondents will also have the option of completing 
this survey via the Web, which will closely simulate the hardcopy 
version of the instrument.
    Approximately 15% of Military personnel are women. Therefore, it is 
estimated that 15% will be the proportion of women completing the 
survey; the remaining 85% will be male respondents.

    Dated: September 21, 2007.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 07-4784 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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