Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), DoD.
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 extension 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 October 26, 2007.
You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public Start Printed Page 48990viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.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 Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (Military Personnel Policy)/Accession Policy, ATTN: Major Eric Martinez, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-4000, or call at (703) 695-5527.
Title, Associated Form, and OMB Control Number: Request for Verification of Birth, DD Form 372, OMB Control Number 0704-0006.
Needs and Uses: Title 10, U.S.C. 505, 532, 3253, and 8253, require applicants meet minimum and maximum age and citizenship requirements for enlistment into the Armed Forces (including the Coast Guard). If an applicant is unable to provide a birth certificate, the recruiter will forward a DD Form 372, “Request for Verification of Birth,” to a state or local agency requesting verification of the applicant's birth date. This verification of the birth date ensures that the applicant does not fall outside the age limitations, and the applicants place of birth supports the citizenship status claimed by the applicant.
Affected Public: State, local or tribal Government.
Annual Burden Hours: 8,300 hours.
Number of Respondents: 100,000.
Responses Per Respondent: 1.
Frequency: On occasion.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Summary of Information Collection
This information provides the Armed Services with the exact birth date of an applicant. The DD Form 372 is the method of collecting and verifying birth date on applicants who are unable to provide a birth certificate from their city, county, or state. The DoD Form 372 is considered the official request for obtaining the birth date on applicants.Start Signature
Dated: August 21, 2007.
Patricia L. Toppings,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 07-4181 Filed 8-24-07; 8:45 am]
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