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Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DoD.

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In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed 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 the 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 June 10, 2016.


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: ODCMO, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, ATTN: Mailbox 24, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.

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.

Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title.

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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 Defense Finance and Accounting Service; Office of Financial Operations; Retired and Annuitant Pay External Communications Division, ATTN: Chuck Moss, Cleveland, OH 44199-2001, or call at (216) 204-4426.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Survivor Benefit Plan/Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan Premium Bill; DFAS Form 1741/142; OMB Control Number 0730-TBD.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to identify military retirees and/or their representatives and credit the remittance paid to their account.

Affected Public: Individuals and households

Annual Burden Hours: 198,867

Number of Respondents: 66,289

Responses per Respondent: 12

Annual Responses: 795,468

Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes

Frequency: Monthly

Respondents are military retirees who are in a suspended pay status but directly remit money to pay for their monthly Survivor Benefit Plan/Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan premiums.

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Dated: April 6, 2016.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2016-08212 Filed 4-8-16; 8:45 am]