Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed reinstatement of a 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 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 April 2, 2004.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Department of Army, HQDA, ODCS, G-1 (DAPE-MP-PRO) Attn: Mr. Raymond C.V. Robinson, Jr., 300 Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-0300.Start Further Info
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 at (703) 693-2124.
Title, Associated Form, and OMB Control Number: Automated Repatriation Reporting System, DD Form 2585, OMB Number 0704-0334.
Needs and Uses: This information collection is necessary for personnel accountability of all evacuees, regardless of nationality, who are processed through designated Repatriation Centers throughout the United States. The information obtained from the DD Form 2585 is entered into an automated system; a series of reports is accessible to DoD Components, Federal and State agencies and Red Cross, as required.
Affected Public: Individuals or households, Federal government, State and local governments, not-for-profit institutions.
Annual Burden Hours: 1,667.
Number of Respondents: 5,000.
Responses per Respondent: One.
Average Burden Per Response: 20 minutes.
Frequency: One-time.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Summary of Information Collection
Executive Order 12656 (Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities) assigns Federal departments and agencies responsibilities during emergency situations. In its supporting role to the Departments of State and Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Defense will assist in planning for the protection, evacuation and repatriation of U.S. citizens in threatened areas overseas. The DD Form 2585, Repatriation Processing Center Processing Sheet, has numerous functions, but is primarily used for personnel accountability of all evacuees who process through designated Repatriation Centers. During processing, evacuees are provided emergency human services, including food, clothing, lodging, family reunification, social services and financial assistance through federal entitlements, loans or emergency aid organizations. The information, once collected, is input into the Automated Repatriation Reporting System, and is available to designated offices throughout Departments of Defense, State, Health and Human Services, the American Red Cross and State government emergency planning offices for operational inquiries and reporting and future planning purposes.Start Signature
Dated: January 23, 2004.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 04-2030 Filed 1-30-04; 8:45 am]
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