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AGENCY:

Peace Corps.

ACTION:

Notice of public use form review request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Control Number 0420-0006).

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 a request for reinstatement for approval of information collections, OMB Control Number 0420-0006, the Peace Corps Confidential Reference Form, PC 1532 (Rev. 10/2006). The purpose of this information collection is to assist in processing applicants for volunteer service in determining suitability of applicants. The purpose of this notice is to allow for public comments 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 collections 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 Ms. Cathey Bernhard, Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, NW., Room 6416, Washington, DC 20526. Ms. Bernhard can be contacted by telephone at 202-692-1884 or 800-424-8580 ext. 1884. Comments on the form should also be addressed to the attention of Ms. Bernhard and should be received on or before July 5, 2007.

Information Collection Abstract

Title: Peace Corps Confidential Reference Form (PC 1532).

Need For and Use of This Information: The Peace Corps Confidential Reference Form is used to gather information about individuals who have submitted applications, are basically qualified, and are nominees for volunteer service. The form is an integral part of the screening and selection process conducted by the Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection. Such information as past criminal records, severe mental problems, poor interpersonal relationships or emotional immaturity is used by the agency in their consideration of applicants. The purpose of this information collection is to assist in processing applicants for volunteer service in determining suitability of applicants. There is no other means of obtaining the required data. This program also fulfills the first goal of the Peace Corps as required by Congressional legislation.

Respondents: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Respondent's Obligation To Reply: Individuals who voluntarily agree to serve as a reference for Peace Corps applicants.

Burden on the Public:

a. Annual reporting burden: 16,500 hours.

b. Annual recordkeeping burden: 0 hours.

c. Estimated average burden per response: 30 minutes.

d. Frequency of response: one time.

e. Estimated number of likely respondents: 33,000.

f. Estimated cost to respondents: $0.00.

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Dated: May 23, 2007.

Wilbert Bryant,

Associate Director for Management.

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[FR Doc. 07-2745 Filed 6-01-07; 8:45 am]

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