Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 73778-73779 [E7-25195]

Download as PDF 73778 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices 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. Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008. DATES: 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: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 Military Pay, Standards and Compliance, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DFAS–JJFMB/CL, ATTN: Ms. Laurie Eldridge, 1240 East 9th Street, Room 1781, Cleveland, Ohio 44199, or call Ms. Eldridge at (216) 204– 3631. Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Claim Certification and Voucher for Death Gratuity Payment; DD Form 397; OMB Control Number 0704–TBD. Needs and Uses: This information collection allows the government to collect the signatures and information needed to pay a death gratuity. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 1475—1480, a designated beneficiary(ies) or next-of-kin can receive a death gratuity payment for a deceased Service member. This form serves as a record of the disbursement of the death gratuity. The DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR), Volume 7A, Chapter 36, defines the eligible beneficiaries and procedures for payment of the death gratuity. To provide internal controls for this benefit, and to comply with the abovecited statutes, the information requested is needed to substantiate the receipt of the benefit. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Affected Public: Individuals who are beneficiaries of the Service member’s death gratuity. Annual Burden Hours: 1208. Number of Respondents: 2416. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: .5 hours. Frequency: On occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection The Service Casualty Office completes the upper portion of the DD Form 397 and then provides the form to the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries complete their portion of the DD Form 397 and then sign the form and have it witnessed. Once the documents are completed they are forwarded to DFAS for payment. Dated: December 14, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25193 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DoD–2007–OS–0144] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Security Service, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Security Service (DSS) announces the proposed revision of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provision thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection 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 hours of the information to be collected; and (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. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 26, 2008 ADDRESS: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rule Making Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160 Instructions: All submissions received must include agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy of 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 contract information. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Defense Security Service, ATTN: Ms. Valerie Heil, Personnel Security Clearance Office, 1340 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314, or telephone Ms. Heil at 703–325–6050. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personnel Security Investigation Projection for Industry Survey; DSS Form 232; OMB Number 0704–0417. Needs and Uses: The execution of the DSS Form 232 is an essential factor in projecting the needs of cleared contractor entities for personnel security investigations (PSIs). This collection of information requests the assistance of the Facility Security Officer to provide projections of the numbers and types of PSIs. The data will be incorporated into DSS’ budget submissions and used to track against actual PSI submissions. The form will be distributed electronically via a web-based commercial survey tool. Affected Public: Business, or other profit and non-profit organizations under Department of Defense Security Cognizance. Annual Burden Hours: 15,188. Number of Respondents: 12,150. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 75 minutes. Frequency: Annually. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Summary of Information Collection Executive Order (EO) 12829, ‘‘National Industrial Security Program (NISP),’’ stipulates that the Secretary of Defense shall serve as the Executive Agent for inspecting and monitoring the contractors, licensees, and grantees who require or will require access to classified information; and for determining the eligibility for access to classified information of contractors, licensees, and grantees and their E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices respective employees. E.O. 12829 also authorizes the Executive Agent to issue, after consultation with affected agencies, standard forms that will promote the implementation of the NISP. The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence assigned DSS to exercise authority and responsibility for central operational management of DoD PSI workload projections, and monitoring of PSI funding and investigation quality issues for DoD components to include cleared contractors under the National Industrial Security Program. In the past, DSS has relied on historical data for agency budget projections regarding the numbers of PSIs required by cleared contractor entities; however, historical data did not provide a particularly accurate or credible estimate of such workload. In this annual collection of information, DSS asks the Facility Security Officers of cleared contractor entities to provide projections of the numbers and types of personnel security investigations required as well as providing a description of the methodology used for the projections, and the percentage of the cleared contractor’s projections representing DoD and non-DoD (NISP) agencies PSI requirements for cleared contractors. The data will be incorporated into DSS’ budget submissions and to track against actual cleared contractor’s actual PSI submissions. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has responsibility to conduct PSIs and the subsequent periodic reinvestigations (PRs) in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 736. Representative of various industry associations, the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC), the Military Services, various elements of the Department of Defense and other Federal Government Agencies are familiar with the annual survey. Dated: December 7, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25195 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DoD–2007–HA–0140] Proposed Collection, Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a 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 February 26, 2008. 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, please write to TRICARE Management Activity—Aurora, Special Contracts and Operations Branch, 16401 E. Centretech Pkwy, Attn: Pamela A. Maloney, Aurora, CO 80011–9066, or telephone FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73779 Pamela A. Maloney, TRICARE Management Activity, Special Contracts and Operations Branch at (303) 676– 3709. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Mail Order Registration; OMB Control Number 0720–TBD. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain personal data from TRICARE eligible beneficiaries as application for enrollment into the Department of Defense’s TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy Program. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Annual Burden Hours: 15,000. Annual Number of Respondents: 60,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection Respondents are active duty members of the armed forces, eligible retirees and their family members who are the recipients of the TRICARE pharmacy benefits. All eligible beneficiaries must complete the registration form in order to enroll into the program. Once the form is completed and signed by the beneficiary; the form is mailed to the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts Inc. The information on the form is logged into a secure database. The form is destroyed after the data is transferred. Dated: December 7, 2007. Patricia L. Toppings, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E7–25196 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing (hereafter referred to as the Committee). E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-25195]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. DoD-2007-OS-0144]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Defense Security Service, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Defense Security Service (DSS) announces the proposed 
revision of a public information collection and seeks public comments 
on the provision thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection 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 hours of the information to be collected; and (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.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 
26, 2008

ADDRESS: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rule Making 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 agency name, 
docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general 
policy of 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 contract 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 Defense Security 
Service, ATTN: Ms. Valerie Heil, Personnel Security Clearance Office, 
1340 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314, or telephone Ms. Heil at 
703-325-6050.
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Personnel Security 
Investigation Projection for Industry Survey; DSS Form 232; OMB Number 
0704-0417.
    Needs and Uses: The execution of the DSS Form 232 is an essential 
factor in projecting the needs of cleared contractor entities for 
personnel security investigations (PSIs). This collection of 
information requests the assistance of the Facility Security Officer to 
provide projections of the numbers and types of PSIs. The data will be 
incorporated into DSS' budget submissions and used to track against 
actual PSI submissions. The form will be distributed electronically via 
a web-based commercial survey tool.
    Affected Public: Business, or other profit and non-profit 
organizations under Department of Defense Security Cognizance.
    Annual Burden Hours: 15,188.
    Number of Respondents: 12,150.
    Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 75 minutes.
    Frequency: Annually.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Summary of Information Collection

    Executive Order (EO) 12829, ``National Industrial Security Program 
(NISP),'' stipulates that the Secretary of Defense shall serve as the 
Executive Agent for inspecting and monitoring the contractors, 
licensees, and grantees who require or will require access to 
classified information; and for determining the eligibility for access 
to classified information of contractors, licensees, and grantees and 
their

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respective employees. E.O. 12829 also authorizes the Executive Agent to 
issue, after consultation with affected agencies, standard forms that 
will promote the implementation of the NISP.
    The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence assigned DSS to 
exercise authority and responsibility for central operational 
management of DoD PSI workload projections, and monitoring of PSI 
funding and investigation quality issues for DoD components to include 
cleared contractors under the National Industrial Security Program. In 
the past, DSS has relied on historical data for agency budget 
projections regarding the numbers of PSIs required by cleared 
contractor entities; however, historical data did not provide a 
particularly accurate or credible estimate of such workload. In this 
annual collection of information, DSS asks the Facility Security 
Officers of cleared contractor entities to provide projections of the 
numbers and types of personnel security investigations required as well 
as providing a description of the methodology used for the projections, 
and the percentage of the cleared contractor's projections representing 
DoD and non-DoD (NISP) agencies PSI requirements for cleared 
contractors. The data will be incorporated into DSS' budget submissions 
and to track against actual cleared contractor's actual PSI 
submissions.
    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has responsibility to 
conduct PSIs and the subsequent periodic reinvestigations (PRs) in 
accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 736.
    Representative of various industry associations, the National 
Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC), the 
Military Services, various elements of the Department of Defense and 
other Federal Government Agencies are familiar with the annual survey.

    Dated: December 7, 2007.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. E7-25195 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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