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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office if the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed reinstatement of a 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 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 December 10, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Force Management Policy) (Military Community and Family Policy) Educational Opportunities Directorate, ATTN: Rebecca Posante, 1745 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

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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 the above address or call Rebecca Posante at (703) 602-4949 x114.

Title, Applicable Form, and OMB Control Number: Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational Summary Form; DD Form 2792, OMB Control Number 0704-0411.

Needs and Uses: This information collection requirement is necessary to screen members of military families to determine if they have special medical or educational conditions so that these conditions can be taken into consideration when the service member is being assigned to a new location with his/her family. The information is used by the personnel system to identify special considerations necessary for future assignments. The DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational Summary, associated with this information collection, will also be used by civilian personnel offices to identify family members of civilian employees who have special needs in order to advise the civilian employee of the availability of services in the location where they will be potentially employed. Local and state school personnel will complete the educational portion of DD Form 2792 for children requiring special educational services.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local and tribal government.

Annual Burden Hours: 3,188.

Number of Respondents: 12,757.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: tri-annually.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

The Military Departments of the Department of Defense screen all family members prior to a service member and Federal employee being assigned to an overseas location and to some assignments in the United States. DD Form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational Summary Form, will be completed for family members who have been identified with a special medical or educational need to document the medical or educational needs and service requirements. Their needs will be matched to the resources available at the overseas location to determine the feasibility of receiving appropriate services in that location. The information is used by the Military Service's personnel offices for purposes of assignment only. DD Form 2792 will also be completed for family members of civilian employees to document their special health or educational needs in order to advise the civilian employee of the availability of the needed services.

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Dated: October 3, 2002.

Patricia L. Toppings,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-25939 Filed 10-10-02; 8:45 am]

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