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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 the U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, VA 22332-0314, ATTN: TAPC-OPD-C (Annette Bush). 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, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Application and Agreement For Establishment of a National Defense Cadet Agreement; DA Form 3126-1; OMB Control Number 0702-0110.

Needs and Uses: Educational institutions desiring to host a National Defense Cadet Corps Unit (NDCC) may apply by using a DA Form 3126-1. The DA Form 3126-1 documents the agreement and becomes a contract signed by both the secondary institution and the U.S. Government. This form provides information on the school's facilities and states specific conditions if a NDCC unit is placed at the institution. The data provided on the applications is used to determine which school will be selected.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Not-for-Profit Institutions.

Annual Burden Hours: 35.

Number of Respondents: 35.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency: On occasion.

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The DA Form 3126-1 is initiated by the school desiring to host a unit and is countersigned by a representative of the Secretary of the Army. The contract is necessary to establish a mutual agreement between the secondary institution and the U.S. Government. The Commanding General, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, is responsible for administering the JROTC program and overall policy. Region commanders are responsible for operating and administering the JROTC training conducted within the areas.

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Luz D. Ortiz,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-32813 Filed 12-27-02; 8:45 am]