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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Defense Logistics Agency, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency 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.

DATES:

Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 20, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters, ATTN: Mr. David Beckner, J-3733, 8725 John J. Kingman Drive, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6221.

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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 J-3733 at (703) 767-3624.Start Printed Page 65036

Title, Associated Form; and OMB Number: Defense Logistics Agency Supplier Survey.

Needs and Uses: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is transforming its distribution business practices. It is developing an automated system that will give it visibility on the location and movement of material originating at Government and contractor locations alike, and the ability to use that information for Corporate-wide planning and management. DLA needs to understand corresponding business practices of segments of the contractor community. The survey information will be used by DLA to help determine the extent to which shipments from contractor locations can be integrated into DLA's distribution practices.

Affected Public: A sample of the Supply Contractors doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency.

Annual Burden Hours: 200.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 1 hour (60 minutes).

Frequency: Once.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

Respondents are individuals/businesses who supply material to the Defense Logistics Agency in direct support of customer requirements or to be placed into stock for future requirements. The survey will seek information concerning each contractors' demographics, order management practices, shipping practices, costs and pricing, and utilization of technology. Participation in the survey will be voluntary.

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Dated: November 7, 2003.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 03-28691 Filed 11-17-03; 8:45 am]

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