[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29333-29334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11905]



Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID: DoD-2013-OS-0051]

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel 
Office 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 

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by July 19, 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 2nd Floor, 
East Tower, Suite 02G09, Mark Center Drive, 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 http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without 
change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Prisoner 
of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), ATTN: Roland Tisdale, 2000 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-2000, or call, Roland Tisdale at 
(703) 699-1168.
    Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: DPMO Family Update 
Registration; Family Update Registration Form; OMB Control Number 0704-
    Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary 
to provide information to family members concerning DPMO progress on 
missing DoD personnel. Data is used to produce studies and analytical 
reports furnished as background material to offices and agencies that 
enunciate and promulgate national policy. The form is optional and used 
to keep an accurate record of family members who attend family updates; 
including home addresses, phone numbers or other contact information of 
the primary next-of-kin, family members, or private citizens who may 
request information on a missing American or may have information which 
will help identify remains.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Annual Burden Hours: 54.75 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 657.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

    Respondents are primary next-of-kin or family members who may 
request information on a missing American or may have information which 
will help identify remains. The Family Update Registration Form records 
address, phone number, email address, relationship to the missing 
American, and the service/war of the missing. The completed form is 
kept and used to send out invitations to upcoming Family Updates, 
``Thank you'' letters, and other correspondence associated with the 
primary next-of-kin and/or family members. In addition, data are used 
to produce studies and analytical reports furnished as background 
material to offices and agencies. The completion of this form is 
optional, yet essential in maintaining accurate records so that DoD may 
keep families informed of the efforts being made to account for their 
loved ones.

    Dated: May 15, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2013-11905 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]