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Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD).


30-Day information collection notice.

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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.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 30, 2020.


Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

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Angela James, 571-372-7574, or

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Air Force Safety Automated System; AF Form 978; OMB Control Number 0701-XXXX.

Type of Request: New Collection.

Number of Respondents: 200.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 200.

Average Burden per Response: 1 hour.

Annual Burden Hours: 200.

Needs and Uses: The Air Force, in accordance with stated policy above, collects mishap and safety-related information via AF Form 978, Supervisor Mishap/Incident Report or direct input into the AFSAS, via the Mishap Worksheet, by an assigned investigator. If an investigator uses the AF Form 978, that information will be manually input into the AFSAS once completed. Information will be collected in the AFSAS from individuals (respondents) who were injured or directly involved in the Mishap, or were an eye witness to the Mishap. On the top of each collection instrument, the OMB control number and expiration date, as well as our privacy act statement are documented for review by respondents. Respondents do not have direct access to the AFSAS or collected information.

Information collected in the AFSAS is utilized directly by assigned Safety Managers and Investigators, to evaluate mishap events for prevention analysis. Each organization staff will compare the information against DoD standards to determine if safety is enforced and to evaluate the safety profile of their organization. Included will be specific recommendations for risk mitigation/reduction in order to preserve assets and save lives. The Air Force Safety Program addresses the maintenance of safe and healthful conditions in the workplace or the occupational environment. It is applicable to all Air Force civilian and military personnel and operations, aviation or occupational functions.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals or households.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra.

You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method:

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID 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. Angela James.

Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at

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Dated: June 25, 2020.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14081 Filed 6-29-20; 8:45 am]