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Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review

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Peace Corps.


30-Day notice and request for comments.


The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).


Submit comments on or before October 17, 2016.


Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202-692-1236 or email at Email comments must be made in text and not in attachments.

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Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above.

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Title: Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

OMB Control Number: 0420-XXXX.

Type of Request: New information collection.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary.

Respondents: Potential and current volunteers.

Burdent to the Public:

a. Estimated number of respondents: 400.

b. Estimated average burden per response: 75 minutes.

c. Frequency of response: One Time.

d. Annual reporting burden: 500 hours.

General description of collection: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is any equipment that provides therapeutic benefits to a patient in need because of certain medical conditions and/or illness. They consist of items that are primarily and customarily used to serve a medical purpose; are not useful to a person in the absence of illness or injury; are ordered or prescribed by a physician; are reusable; can stand repeated use, and are appropriate for use in the home. Other devices covered in this guidance include prosthetic equipment (cardiac pacemakers), hearing aids, orthotic items (artificial devices such as braces and splints), and prostheses (artificial body parts). The information collected will assist in the determination of Peace Corps eligibility. If eligible, it will assist with ongoing care during service. All applicants to the Peace Corps must have a medical clearance that will determine their ability to serve in a particular country.

Request for Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

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This notice is issued in Washington, DC, on August 30, 2016.

Denora Miller,

FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management.

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[FR Doc. 2016-22161 Filed 9-14-16; 8:45 am]