Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 9618-9619 [05-3827]

Download as PDF 9618 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 38 / Monday, February 28, 2005 / Notices Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed use of a modified version of the OMB-approved Standard Form 269A, ‘‘Financial Status Report (Short Form).’’ This modified form is and would be exclusively used for financial reporting on grants awarded for the AmeriCorps program. This modified financial status report is currently in use by AmeriCorps grantees in the same format for which comments are being now being solicited. Grantees in the AmeriCorps program use the modified Standard Form 269A to report cumulative financial status and activity, typically over a semi-annual period specified by the grant award provisions. The modified Standard Form 269A for AmeriCorps grantees differs from the regular Standard Form 269A in only one respect. On lines 10b and 10c where total ‘‘Recipient share of outlays’’ and ‘‘Federal share of outlays’’ are normally reported, respectively, the modified form requires two sub-total amounts to be recorded. Lines 10b and 10c are each split into (1) ‘‘Member Support’’ and (2) ‘‘Operational Expense’’ categories of outlays. It is necessary to collect subtotals rather than totals to maintain adequate federal financial management integrity since member support and operational expense categories of grantee spending require different rates at which the grantee must provide matching funds (recipient share). Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by April 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention: Ms. Margaret Rosenberry, Director, Office of Grants Management, Room 9805, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 6010 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 565–2850, Attention Ms. Margaret Rosenberry, Associate Director. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: prosenbe@cns.gov with the subject line of the message indicating, ‘‘Public VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Feb 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 Comment on AmeriCorps Modified SF– 269A Form.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Rosenberry, (202) 606–5000, ext. 124, or by e-mail at prosenbe@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are expected to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background AmeriCorps program regulations set the matching funds (recipient share) requirements for participant benefits (also known as member support) and other AmeriCorps program costs (also known as operational expense) at different matching rates. These rates are currently set at 15% and 33%, respectively, with the member support component requiring cash match only. Current Action The Corporation seeks to extend a currently approved collection using a modified Standard Form 269A. Other than re-labeling the form with a more descriptive title to differentiate its use from the unmodified Standard Form 269A, and re-labeling the types of outlays to also be more descriptive, the modified form is unchanged from existing use. The Corporation requires 100% electronic reporting. The current modified form is due to expire on March 31, 2005. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Financial Status Report; Standard Form 269A (Modified) OMB Number: 3045–0103. Agency Number: SF 424–NSSC. Affected Public: Current and prospective recipients of AmeriCorps program grants. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Respondents: 732. Frequency: Semi-annually, with few exceptions. Average Time Per Response: Estimated at 2.0 hours. Grantees using electronic financial reporting tools provided by the Corporation may reduce the average time per response by up to 75%. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,928 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 22, 2005. Margaret Rosenberry, Director, Office of Grants Management. [FR Doc. 05–3826 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning a new information collection for an examination of the Points of Light Foundation Strengthen Communities AmeriCorps*VISTA Initiative (POLF– VISTA Initiative). The Corporation proposes to conduct data collection request around volunteer recruitment and management activities from volunteer centers participating in the E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 38 / Monday, February 28, 2005 / Notices POLF–VISTA Initiative, as well as the community organizations that utilize the services of these volunteer centers. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section by April 29, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attn: Kelly Arey, Department of Research and Policy Development, Rm 8100, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, Room 6010, at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: 202–565–2785, Attn: Kelly Arey, Research Analyst. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: karey@cns.gov. (5) Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 565–2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Arey, (202) 606–5000 ext. 197, or by e-mail at karey@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information to those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submissions of responses. Background The Corporation is strongly committed to evaluating the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Feb 25, 2005 Jkt 205001 effectiveness of its programs. Through this effort, the Corporation will survey the volunteer centers that serve as placement sites for the POLF–VISTA Initiative and their community partners that receive services as part of this initiative in order to assess the experiences of stakeholders and examine how they implement volunteer recruitment and management best practices. Type of Review: New collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Examination of Points of Light Foundation Strengthening Communities AmeriCorps*VISTA Initiative. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Non-profit organizations. Total Respondents: 109. Frequency: Once. Average Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1090 minutes. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 22, 2005. Robert Grimm, Director, Department of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 05–3827 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Science Board; Notice of Open Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the following Committee Meeting. Name of Committee: Army Science Board (ASB). Date(s) of Meeting: 24 and 25 February 2005. Time(s) of Meeting: 0800–1700, 24 February 2005; 0800–1200, 25 February 2005. Place: Institute for Defense Analysis. 1. Agenda: The Army Science Board FY05 Summer Study on ‘‘Modularity’’ will be holding a meeting on 24 and 25 February 2005. The meeting will be held PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9619 at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA). The meeting will begin at 0800 hrs on the 24th and will end at approximately 1200 hrs on the 25th. For further information, please contact Melanie McAnney at either Melanie.mcanney@hqda.army.mil or (703) 604–7479. Thank you. Wayne Joyner, Program Support Specialist, Army Science Board. [FR Doc. 05–3790 Filed 2–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Notice of Commission Meeting and Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Delaware River Basin Commission will hold an informal conference followed by a public hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2005. The hearing will be part of the Commission’s regular business meeting. Both the conference session and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the offices of Wolf, Block, Schorr and SolisCohen, LLP, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the 26th floor conference room. The conference among the commissioners and staff will begin at 9:30 a.m. Topics of discussion will include: a status report on the development of numeric values for existing water quality in the Lower Delaware; a report of the Water Management Advisory Committee; a report of the Flow Management Technical Advisory Committee; a proposal to amend Resolution No. 2002–33 relating to the operation of Lake Wallenpaupack during drought watch, drought warning and drought operations (previously noticed as a resolution to amend the Water Code and Comprehensive Plan relating to the coordinated operation of lower basin and hydroelectric reservoirs during a basinwide drought); a report on the February 17–18, 2005 meeting of the Expert Panel for the Phase 2 TMDL for PCBs in the Delaware Estuary; and a proposal to amend the Water Quality Regulations, Water Code and Comprehensive Plan by establishing pollutant minimization plan requirements for point and non-point discharges following issuance of a TMDL or assimilative capacity determination. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 38 (Monday, February 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9618-9619]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service 
(hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning a new 
information collection for an examination of the Points of Light 
Foundation Strengthen Communities AmeriCorps*VISTA Initiative (POLF-
VISTA Initiative). The Corporation proposes to conduct data collection 
request around volunteer recruitment and management activities from 
volunteer centers participating in the

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POLF-VISTA Initiative, as well as the community organizations that 
utilize the services of these volunteer centers.
    Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section by April 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, by any of the following methods:
    (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Attn: Kelly Arey, Department of Research and Policy 
Development, Rm 8100, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom, 
Room 6010, at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    (3) By fax to: 202-565-2785, Attn: Kelly Arey, Research Analyst.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
karey@cns.gov.
    (5) Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565-2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Arey, (202) 606-5000 ext. 197, 
or by e-mail at karey@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Corporation is particularly interested 
in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information to 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

Background

    The Corporation is strongly committed to evaluating the 
effectiveness of its programs. Through this effort, the Corporation 
will survey the volunteer centers that serve as placement sites for the 
POLF-VISTA Initiative and their community partners that receive 
services as part of this initiative in order to assess the experiences 
of stakeholders and examine how they implement volunteer recruitment 
and management best practices.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Examination of Points of Light Foundation Strengthening 
Communities AmeriCorps*VISTA Initiative.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Non-profit organizations.
    Total Respondents: 109.
    Frequency: Once.
    Average Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1090 minutes.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: February 22, 2005.
Robert Grimm,
Director, Department of Research and Policy Development.
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