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Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (OAA-RPA), DoD.



In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army 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 (c) 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 February 21, 2006.


Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Director of Admissions, U.S. Military Academy, Official Mail & Distribution Center, ATTN: (Joseph Dineen), 646 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996-1905. Consideration will be given to all comments received within 60 days of the date of publication of this notice.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instrument, please write to the above address, or call Department of the Army Reports clearance officer at (703) 428-6440.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Pre-Candidate Procedures; USMA-375, USMA-723, USMA-450, USMA-21-12, USMA-21-27, USMA-381; OMB Control Number (0702-0060.

Needs and Uses: West Point candidates provides personal background information which allows the West Point Admissions Committee to make subjective judgments on non-academic experiences. Data are also used by West Point's Office of Institutional Research for correlation with success in graduation and military careers.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Annual Burden Hours: 8,350.

Number of Respondents: 66,200.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden Per Response: 9 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

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Title 10, U.S.C. 4336 provides requirements for admission of candidates to the U.S. Military Academy. The U.S. Military Academy (USMA) strives to motivate outstanding candidates to apply for admission to USMA. Once candidates are found, USMA collects information necessary to nurture them through successful completion of the application process.

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Dated: December 14, 2005.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 05-24393 Filed 12-22-05; 8:45 am]