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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the 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.

DATES:

Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 5, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Financial Services and Disbursing Division, Defense Finance and Accounting Service Kansas City, DFAS-DAD/KC, ATTN: Ms. Maggie Stiffler, 1500 E 95th Street, Kansas City, MO 64197-0030.

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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, Ms. Maggie Stiffler (816) 926-3604.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Personal Check Cashing Agreement, DD Form 2761; OMB Number 0730-0005.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to meet the Department of Defense's (DoD) requirement for cashing personal checks overseas and afloat by DoD disbursing activities, as provided in 31 U.S.C. 3342. The DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 5, provides guidance to DoD Disbursing Officers in the performance of this information collection. This allows the DoD disbursing officer or authorized agent the authority to offset the pay without prior notification, in cases where this form has been signed subject to conditions specified within the approved procedures.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 193,000 hours.

Number of Respondents: 386,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

The Personal check Cashing Agreement Form is designed exclusively to help the DoD disbursing offices expedite the collection process of dishonored checks. The front of the form will be completed and signed by the authorized individual requesting check cashing privileges. By signing the form, the individual is freely and voluntarily consenting to the immediate collection from their current pay, without prior notice, for the face value of any check cased, plus any charges assessed against the government by a financial institution, in the event the check is dishonored. In the event the check is dishonored, the disbursing office will complete and certify the reverse side of the form and forward the form to the applicable payroll office for collection from the individual's current pay.

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Dated: October 27, 2003.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 03-27936 Filed 11-5-03; 8:45 am]

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