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Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment request

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In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Navy Recruiting Command announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: 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; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 March 26, 2012.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, 2nd Floor, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

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.


To request additional information or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, write to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (00SD), 5722 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38054-5057, or call at (901) 874-9045.

Title, Form Number, and OMB Number: Application Processing and Summary Record; NAVCRUIT Form 1131/238 replacing the Application for Commission in the U.S. Navy/U.S. Navy Reserve; OMB Control Number 0703-0029.

Needs and Uses: All persons interested in entering the U.S. Navy or U.S. Navy Reserve, in a commissioned status must provide various personal data in order for a Selection Board to determine their qualifications for naval service and for specific fields of endeavor which the applicant intends to pursue. This information is used to recruit and select applicants who are qualified for commission in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Navy Reserve.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 24,000.

Number of Respondents: 12,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

This new form replaces the Application for Commission in the U.S. Navy/U.S. Navy Reserve, and collects less information than the current form requires. The reason for implementing this new form is that even though most of the information is already gathered by the Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, OMB Control Number 3206-0005, and is already in the system there are still several bits of information needed for the boards to base their selection decisions on.

Dated: January 31, 2012.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

[FR Doc. 2012-3508 Filed 2-14-12; 8:45 am]