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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).




NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before July 24, 2002 to be assured of consideration.


Comments should be sent to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Ms. J. Zieher, Desk Officer for NARA, Washington, DC 20503.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301-837-1694 or fax number 301-837-3213.

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Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for this information collection on April 8, 2002 (67 FR 16766 and 16767). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collection to OMB for approval.

In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA'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 collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Request Pertaining to Military Records.

OMB number: 3095-0029.

Agency form number: SF 180.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Veterans, their authorized representatives, state and local governments, and businesses.

Estimated number of respondents: 552,500.

Estimated time per response: 5 minutes.

Frequency of response: On occasion (when respondent wishes to request information from a military personnel record).

Estimated total annual burden hours: 46,042 hours.

Abstract: In accordance with rules issued by the Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Transportation (DOT, US Coast Guard), the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) administers military service records of veterans after discharge, retirement, and death. When veterans and other authorized individuals request information from or copies of documents in military service records, they must provide in forms or in letters certain information about the veteran and the nature of the request. Federal agencies, military departments, veterans, veterans' organizations, and the general public use Standard Forms (SF) 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, in order to obtain information from military service records stored at NPRC. The authority for this information collection is contained in 36 CFR 1228.168(b).

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Dated: June 13, 2002.

L. Reynolds Cahoon,

Assistant Archivist for Human Resources and Information Services.

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[FR Doc. 02-15783 Filed 6-21-02; 8:45 am]