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Garnishment of Pay of Naval Military and Civilian Personnel for Collection of Child Support and Alimony
Document Number: 2018-07759
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
This final rule removes the DoD's regulation concerning garnishment of pay of Naval military and civilian personnel and collection of child support and alimony. It has been determined that this rule is duplicative of 5 CFR part 581, ``Processing Garnishment Orders for Child Support and/or Alimony.'' Therefore, this rule can be removed from the CFR.
Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: 2018-07774
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary, into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Educational Service Agreements (DFARS Case 2017-D039)
Document Number: 2018-07735
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove limiting language related to educational service agreements. This deletion will allow DoD to make agreements that permit payment for Masters of Laws degrees and other legal training programs, in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and policy.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of “Information Technology” (DFARS Case 2017-D033)
Document Number: 2018-07734
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to relocate the definition of information technology within the DFARS.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Safe Access to Projects in Afghanistan (DFARS Case 2017-D032)
Document Number: 2018-07733
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that prohibits use of funds for certain programs and projects of the Department of Defense in Afghanistan that cannot be safely accessed by United States Government personnel.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Consolidation of Contract Requirements (DFARS Case 2017-D004)
Document Number: 2018-07732
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove outdated coverage of consolidation of contract requirements.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Competition for Religious-Related Services Contracts (DFARS Case 2016-D015)
Document Number: 2018-07731
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, clarifying the competition requirements for the acquisition of religious-related services contracts on a United States military installation.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Temporary Extension of Test Program for Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans (DFARS Case 2015-D013)
Document Number: 2018-07730
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, and 2017 to provide revisions to the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans.
Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share
Document Number: 2018-07715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is publishing the updated annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD market is greater than five percent.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the City of Abilene, Texas, Cedar Ridge Reservoir Water Supply Project
Document Number: 2018-07303
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of a proposed water supply project, the Cedar Ridge Reservoir, proposed by the City of Abilene, TX. A Clean Water Act Section 404 permit would be required for the construction and operation of the proposed Project since it would result in permanent and temporary impacts to waters of the United States. The Project, as proposed by the applicant, is intended to provide approximately 34,400 acre-feet of new reliable water supply to address additional water supply needs. The Cedar Ridge Project would be a non-federal project constructed, owned, and operated by the City of Abilene.
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group; Notice of Advisory Committee Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07590
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group will take place.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2018-07453
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the inventions listed below, assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2018-07436
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The Department of the Navy (DoN) announces the availability of the inventions listed below, assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy.
Information Collection; Transportation Requirements
Document Number: 2018-07371
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning Transportation Requirements.
Information Collection; Delivery Schedules
Document Number: 2018-07370
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning delivery schedules.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Information Collection in Support of DFARS Part 245, Government Property
Document Number: 2018-07331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through August 31, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environment Impact Statement for the Proposed Alamo Dam Water Control Plan Update; Alamo Lake, Mojave and La Paz Counties, Arizona
Document Number: 2018-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
This notice advises the public that the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-SPL), as lead agency, is gathering information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the update proposed for Alamo Dam's Water Control Plan. This notice opens the public scoping phase and invites interested parties to identify potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in an EIS.
Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery, Remember and Explore Subcommittee and Honor Subcommittee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-07309
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC) subcommittee meetings of the Remember and Explore subcommittee and the Honor subcommittee. These meetings are open to the public. For more information about the Committee and the Subcommittees, please visit: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/Advisory- Committee-on-Arlington-National-Cemetery/ACANC-Meetings
Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-07308
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC). The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Committee, please visit: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/Advisory-Committee-on- Arlington-National-Cemetery/ACANC-Meetings.
Paternity Claims and Adoption Proceedings Involving Members and Former Members of the Armed Forces
Document Number: 2018-07161
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning paternity claims and adoption proceedings involving members and former members of the Armed Forces. The DoD policy that corresponds with this rule is not required by law and was rescinded. This part is not necessary, therefore, it can be removed from the CFR.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-07148
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06983
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors will take place.
Defense Health Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06982
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Health Board will take place.
Defense Support of Civil Authorities
Document Number: 2018-06936
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning defense support of civil authorities. This part contains DoD policy and assigns responsibilities for Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). This part also authorizes immediate response authority for providing DSCA, when requested, and authorizes emergency authority for the use of military force, under dire situations. The content of the rule is internal to DoD and does not require codification. The part will be removed.
Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies
Document Number: 2018-06935
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning defense support of civilian law enforcement agencies. This part establishes DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to key DoD individuals who provide support to Federal, State, Tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any other political subdivision thereof. Although civilian law enforcement agencies may request support from DoD, this part neither confers a benefit not otherwise provided for in statute nor imposes a burden on civilian law enforcement agencies. Therefore, this part may be removed from the CFR.
Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06566
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces will take place. This meeting will be open to the public.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2018-06535
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2018-06530
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2018-06529
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the North Branch Ecorse Creek, Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Study, Wayne County, MI
Document Number: 2018-06464
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is issuing this notice to advise Federal, state, and local government agencies and the public that the USACE is withdrawing its Notice of Intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the reevaluation study of flood risk management alternatives for the North Branch Ecorse Creek, Wayne County, Michigan.
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Infantry Brigade Combat Team Conversion to an Armored Brigade Combat Team and Stationing
Document Number: 2018-06459
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army has completed a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) analyzing the proposed conversion of an Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) at Fort Carson, Colorado, into an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and the stationing of that newly converted ABCT at one of five Army installations: Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Riley, Kansas; or Fort Stewart, Georgia. The Army is making the PEA and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. The PEA does not identify significant environmental impacts from any of the alternatives under the proposed action. The draft FNSI concludes that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required, and therefore will not be prepared.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pebble Project
Document Number: 2018-06369
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to assess the potential social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with the proposed Pebble open pit mine in wetlands, streams and Ocean near Cook Inlet. The EIS will assess potential effects of a range of alternatives.
U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06331
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense
The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce the Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-06284
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-06271
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-06238
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
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.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2018-06146
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Arms Sales Notification
Document Number: 2018-06110
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-06078
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Information Collection; Combating Trafficking in Persons
Document Number: 2018-06043
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB) announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through April 30, 2018. OMB will be requested to extend its approval for three additional years.
Information Collection; U.S.-Flag Air Carriers Statement
Document Number: 2018-06042
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a previously approved information collection requirement concerning U.S.- Flag Air Carriers Statement.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2018-05938
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Amendment to Mentor-Protégé Program (DFARS Case 2016-D011)
Document Number: 2018-05937
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-23
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that provides amendments to the DoD Pilot Mentor-Prot[eacute]g[eacute] Program.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05841
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05837
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Manpower Data Center announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05831
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Defense Standardization Program Office announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05812
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Air Force Reserve Command F-35A Operational Beddown
Document Number: 2018-05807
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
The United States Air Force (USAF) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) F-35A Operational Beddown. The EIS will assess the environmental consequences that could result from the beddown and operation of 24 Primary Aerospace Vehicles Authorized (PAA) F-35A aircraft with 2 Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI), facility and infrastructure development, and personnel changes at a military base in the continental United States where the AFRC conducts a global precision attack mission.
Air University Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: 2018-05723
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force
This notice replaces the originally submitted meeting notice of March 1, 2018. The purpose of this meeting is to provide independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05713
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.