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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

National Defense University; National Security Education Program, DoD.

ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Vice President, National Defense University, announces the proposed Start Printed Page 39439reinstatement 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 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 August 30, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to National Security Education Program, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1210, Attn: Dr. Edmond J. Collier, Arlington, VA 22209-2248.

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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 the National Security Education Program Office, at (703) 696-1991.

Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: National Security Education Program (NSEP) Service Agreement for Scholarship and Fellowship Awards; DD Form 2752; OMB Number 0704-0368. National Security Education Program (NSEP) Service Agreement Report (SAR); DD Form 2753; OMB Number 0704-0368.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain verification that applicable scholarship and fellowship recipients are fulfilling service obligation mandated by the National Security Education Program Act of 1991, Title VIII of Public Law 102-183, as amended.

Affected Public: U.S. individuals or households; federal government agencies.

Annual Burden Hours: 300.

Number of Respondents: 300.

Responses Per Respondent: 2.

Average Burden Per Response: 30 minutes.

Frequency: Semi-annual.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

Respondents are recipients of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance from the National Security Education Program (NSEP), established by the National Security Education Act of 1991. DD Form 2752 is the Service Agreement that award recipients sign in order to acknowledge their understanding of their service obligation, and agree to the obligation. DD Form 2753 is the Service Agreement Report Form on which the student provides an account of his or her work toward fulfilling the service obligation, or justifies a request for deferment. The forms supporting this information collection requirement represent the sole means of establishing a written agreement of the service obligation and progress reports toward fulfilling this obligation between students who receive NSEP undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowship awards, the program office and the Department.

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Dated: June 23, 2004.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 04-14729 Filed 6-29-04; 8:45 am]

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