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Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD.




In compliance with section 3507(a)(2)(B) of the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (1) 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.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 22, 2002.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service—Denver, (PDSA) ATTN: Ms. Sue Debevec, 6760 East Irvington Place, Denver, CO 80279-8000.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address, or call Ms. Sue Debevec, 303-676-3126.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Custodianship Certification to Support Claim on Behalf of Minor Children of Decreased Members of the Armed Forces, DD Form 2790, OMB License Number 0730-0010.

Needs and Uses: Per DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14-R, Volume 7B, Chapter 46, paragraph 460103A(1), an annuity for a minor child is paid to the legal guardian, or, if there is no legal guardian, to the natural parent who has care, custody, and control of the child as the custodian, or to a representative payee of the child. An annuity may be paid directly to the child when the child is considered to be of majority age under the law in the state of residence. The child then is considered an adult for annuity purposes and a custodian or legal fiduciary is not required.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Annual Burden Hours: 120 hours.

Number of Respondents: 300.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 24 minutes.

Frequency: 1.

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Summary of Informaiton Collection

The form is used by the Directorate of Annuity Pay, Defense Finance and Accounting Service Denver, (DFAS-DE), in order to pay the annuity to the correct person on behalf of a child under the age of majority. If the form with the completed certification is not received, the annuity payments are suspended. Since the funds for annuity are paid by members there are no consequences to the Federal Government.

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Dated: May 15, 2002.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 02-12670 Filed 5-20-02; 8:45 am]