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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).


Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 20, 2008.

Title and OMB Number: Viability of TRICARE Standard Survey; OMB Control Number 0720-0031.

Type of Request: Revision.

Number of Respondents: 40,000.

Responses Per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 40,000.

Average Burden Per Response: 5 minutes.

Annual Burden Hours: 3,333.

Needs and Uses: As mandated by Congress, confidential surveys of civilian health care providers and beneficiaries who use TRICARE will be completed in TRICARE market areas within the United States. The provider survey will be used to determine how many providers accept new TRICARE Standard patients in each market area. Surveys will be conducted in at least 40 locations in the United States each fiscal year from 2008 to 2011. Twenty locations will be TRICARE PRIME Service Areas and twenty locations will be geographic areas where TRICARE Prime is not offered.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Mr. John Kraemer.

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Kraemer at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method:

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 viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings.

Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209-2133.

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Dated: July 11, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-16595 Filed 7-18-08; 8:45 am]