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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Department of the Army, DoD.




In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 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: (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.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 28, 2003.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Department of the Army, Operations & Plans Officer Mortuary Affairs and Casualty Support Division, PERSCOM, 200 Stovall Street, Hoffman I, (ATTN: Major Joseph M. Girski), Alexandria, VA 22332-0300. Consideration will be given to all comments received within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice.

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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 Department of the Army Reports Clearance Officer at (703) 695-5509.

Title, Form Number, and OMB Number: Disposition of Remains—Reimbursable Basis and Request for Payment of Funeral and/or Interment Expense; DD Forms 2065 and 1375; OMB Number 0704-0030.

Needs and Uses: DD Form 2065 records disposition instructions and costs for preparation and final disposition of remains, DD Form 1375 provides next-of-kin an instrument to apply for reimbursement of funeral\interment expenses. This information is used to adjudicate claims for reimbursement of these expenses.

Affected Public: Individuals Or Households.

Annual Burden Hours: 425.

Number of Respondents: 2,450.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 20 minutes (DD 2065); 10 minutes (DD 1375) minutes.

Frequency: On Occasion.

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The above forms are initially prepared by military authorities and presented to the next-of-kin or sponsor to fill-in the reimbursable costs or desired disposition of remains. Without the information on these forms the government would not be able to respond to the survivor's wishes or justify its expenses in handling the deceased. Also available at government expense is transportation of the remains Start Printed Page 79573to a port of entry in the United States is authorized.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-32810 Filed 12-27-02; 8:45 am]