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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 December 7, 2009.

Title and OMB Number: Federal Agency Retail Pharmacy Program; OMB Number 0720-0032.

Type of Request: Reinstatement.

Number of Respondents: 250.

Responses per Respondent: 4.

Annual Responses: 1,000.

Average Burden per Response: 8 hours.Start Printed Page 57455

Annual Burden Hours: 8,000 hours.

Needs and Uses: Pursuant to the terms of a contract awarded by DoD, a commercial pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) will provide a retail pharmacy network for the DoD TRICARE Management Activity. The PBM will issue payment with Government funds for prescriptions dispensed by retail network pharmacies to TRICARE beneficiaries. DoD will provide manufacturers with itemized data on covered drugs purchased through TRICARE retail network pharmacies in order to obtain appropriate refunds on covered drugs delivered to TRICARE beneficiaries. The drug manufacturers will validate the refund. The manufacturers currently use information technology to download and decrypt their data and going forward will utilize the web-based system to obtain their data and submit their disputes.

Affected Public: Business or other-for-profit.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

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: October 26, 2009.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E9-26711 Filed 11-5-09; 8:45 am]