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ACTION:

Notice.

The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES:

Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 7, 2003.

Title, Form, and OMB Number: Application for the Review of Discharge or Dismissal from the Armed Forces of the United States; DD Form 293; OMB Number 0704-0004.

Type of Request: Revision.

Number of Respondents: 6,000.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 6,000.

Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes.

Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.

Needs and Uses: Former members of the Armed Forces who received an administrative discharge have the right to appeal the characterization or reason for separation. Title 10 of U.S.C., Section 1553, and the DoD Directive 1332.28, established a Board of Review consisting of five members to review appeals of former members of the Armed Forces. The DD Form 293 provides the respondent a vehicle to present to the Board their reasons/justifications for a discharge upgrade, as well as providing the Services the basic data needed to process the appeal.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Frequency: On Occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.

OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jacqueline Zeiher.

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Zeiher at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Robert Cushing.

Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Cushing, WHS/DIOR, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302.

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Dated: June 30, 2003.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Office, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 03-17130 Filed 7-7-03; 8:45 am]

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