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Department of the Air Force, DoD.


60-Day information collections notice.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (HQ USAF/A10), on behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Department of Defense (DoD) Executive Agent for the DoD Foreign Clearance Program, 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 April 23, 2018.


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: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09B, 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 Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Executive Services Office (HQ USAF/A10E), ATTN: Ms. April Powell-Donnell, 1488 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1488, at (703) 695-7467.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS); OMB Control Number 0701-XXXX.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain PII information which is used by in-country U.S. Embassy approvers to grant country travel clearances, Geographical Combatant Commands approvers to grant theater travel clearances and by the Office of Secretary of Defense for Policy approvers to grant special area travel clearances. Aircrew PII information is used for verification, identification and authentication of travelers for aircraft and personnel travel clearances, as required by DoDD 4500.54E, DoD Foreign Clearance Program.

Affected Public: DoD-sponsored contractors and DoD-sponsored foreign nationals.

Annual Burden Hours: 15,400.

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Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 30,800.

Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

Travel clearance approvers are professionals who provide coordinate and grant applicable travel clearances for DoD personnel foreign travel to all overseas locations.

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Dated: February 13, 2018.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2018-03300 Filed 2-16-18; 8:45 am]