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AGENCY:

Peace Corps.

ACTION:

Notice of public use form review request submission to the Offices of Management and Budget (OMB Control Number 0420-0510).

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1981 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Peace Corps has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of an information collection, OMB Control Number 0420-0510, the Peace Corps Health Status Review form (PC-1789) and the Report of Medical and Dental Exam forms (PC-1790 S and PC-1790 Dental). This is a renewal of an active information collection and a revision. The current active renewal covers the Peace Corps Health Status Review form (PC-1789) and the Report of Medical Exam (PC-1790 S). The revision is to add an HIV Aids question to the PC-1789 form and to add the Report of Dental Exam form (PC-1790) to this collection for a total of three forms to make up the health applications for Peace Corps Volunteers. The purpose of this information collection is necessary to ensure that Volunteers meet this medical eligibility requirement, all applicants for service must undergo physical and dental examination prior to Volunteer service to provide the information needed for clearance, and to serve as a reference for any future Volunteer medical clearance, and to serve as a reference for any future Volunteer disability claims. The Health Status Review is used to review the medical history of individual applicants; the Report of Medical Exam and the Report of Dental Exam are used Start Printed Page 75659by the examining physician and dentist both for applicants and for currently serving Volunteers. The results of these examinations are used to ensure that applicants for Volunteer service will, with reasonable accommodation, be able to serve in the Peace Corps without jeopardizing their health.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comment on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether their information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and the clarity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

A copy of the information collection may be obtained from the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for the Peace Corps, Mr. David Rostker by e-mail at David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Comments on the form should also be addressed to the attention of Mr. Rostker, David Rostker@omb.eop.gov and should be received on or before January 30, 2004.

Information Collection Abstract

Title: The Peace Corps Health Status review form (PC-1789) and the Report of Medical and Dental Exam forms (PC-1790 S and PC-1790 Dental).

Need for and use of this information: The Health Status Review is used to review the medical history of individual applicants; the Report of Medical Exam and the Report of Dental Exam are used by the examining physician and dentist both for applicants and for currently serving Volunteers. The results of these examinations are used to ensure that applicants for Volunteer service will, with reasonable accommodation, be able to serve in the Peace Corps without jeopardizing their health.

Respondents: Potential and current Volunteers.

Respondents's Obligation To Reply: Voluntary.

Burden on the Public:

PC-1789 Health status reviewPC-1790 S report of medical examPC-1790 dental report of dental exam
a. Estimated number of respondents9,7006,0006,000.
b. Estimated average burden per response45 minutes30 minutes30 minutes.
c. Frequency of responseone timeone timeone time.
d. Annual reporting burden7,275 hours3,000 hours3,000 hours.
e. Estimated annual cost to respondents$138,298$57,030$57,030.
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This notice is issued in Washington, DC on December 23, 2003.

Ed Anderson,

Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-32152 Filed 12-30-03; 8:45 am]

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