Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection, 29475-29476 [05-10208]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Notices Category L. National Nutritional Science Society Category M. 1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Category S. Member of Scientific Community not closely associated with Agriculture Category BB. An Agency of USDA that Lacks Research Capabilities Category CC. Research Agency of the Federal Government Other than USDA Category EE. National Organizations directly concerned with Agricultural Research, Education, and Extension The nominees submitted for these categories will be considered by the Secretary of Agriculture for appointment to the Advisory Board. The ten appointed members will serve a three-year term, beginning October 1, 2005 and ending September 30, 2008. Nominations will be open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap, marital status, or sexual orientation. To assure that recommendations of the Advisory Board take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Appointments to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board will be made by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Done at Washington, DC, this 13th day of May, 2005. Rodney J. Brown, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 05–10210 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Services (CSREES) intention to request approval to extend the currently approved information collection for Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR). DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by July 22, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the following methods to Jason Hitchcock, eGovernment Program Leader, Information Systems and Technology Management; Mail: CSREES, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2216; Hand Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW, Waterfront Centre, Washington, DC 20024; Fax: 202–720– 0857; or E-mail: jhitchcock@csrees.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, 202–720–4343 or via the above e-mail address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Year End Report. OMB Number: 0524–0043. Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2005. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to extend an information collection. Abstract: Funding for the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) New Communities Project (NCP) is authorized under section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.), as amended, and other relevant authorizing legislation, which provides jurisdictional basis for the establishment and operation of Extension educational work for the benefit of youth and families in communities. The CYFAR funding program supports communitybased programs serving children, youth, and families in at-risk environments. CYFAR funds are intended to support the development of high quality, effective programs based on research and to document the impact of these programs on intended audiences. The CYFAR Year End Report collects demographic and impact data from each community site to conduct impact evaluations of the programs on its intended audience. The collection of information serves several purposes. It allows CSREES staff to gauge if the program is reaching the target audience and to make programmatic improvements. This collection also allows program staff to PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29475 demonstrate the impacts and capacity that is developed in the locales where Federal assistance is provided. The evaluation processes of CYFAR are consistent with the requirements of Congressional legislation and OMB. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62), the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) (Pub. L. 105–107), and the Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education Reform Act (AREERA) of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–185), together with OMB requirements, support the reporting requirements requested in this information collection. One of the five Presidential Management Agenda initiatives, Budget and Performance Integration, builds on GPRA and earlier efforts to identify program goals and performance measures, and link them to the budget process. The FAIR act requires the development and implementation of a system to monitor and evaluate agricultural research and extension activities in order to measure the impact and effectiveness of research, extension, and education programs. AREERA requires a performance evaluation to be conducted to determine whether Federally funded agricultural, research, extension, and education programs result in public goods that have national or multi-state significance. The immediate need of this information collection is to provide a means for satisfying accountability requirements. The long-term objective is to provide a means to enable the evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of programs receiving Federal funds and to fully satisfy requirements of performance and accountability legislation in GPRA, the FAIR Act, and AREERA. Estimate of Burden: There are currently CYFAR projects in 48 states and 2 territories. Each state and territory is required to submit an annual year-end report which includes demographic and impact data on each of the community projects. CSREES estimates the burden of this collection to be 322 hours per response. There are currently 50 respondents, thus making the total annual burden of this collection an estimated 16,100 hours. Comments: 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 29476 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Notices (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May, 2005. Rodney J. Brown, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 05–10208 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service’s (CSREES) intention to request approval to extend the currently approved information collection in support of authorizations to use the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem. Written comments on this notice must be received by July 22, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the following methods to Jason Hitchcock, eGovernment Program Leader, Information Systems and Technology Management; Mail: CSREES, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2216; Hand Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW., Waterfront Centre, Washington, DC 20024; Fax: 202–720– 0857; or E-mail: jhitchcock@csrees.usda.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, 202–720–4343 or via the above e-mail address. Information is also available at http://www.national4- VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 hheadquarters.gov/emblem/ 4h_name.htm. Title: Application for Authorization to Use the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem. OMB Number: 0524–0034. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2006. Type of Request: Intent to request approval to extend an information collection. Abstract: Use of the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem is authorized by an Act of Congress (18 U.S.C. 707). Use of the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem by anyone other than 4–H Clubs and those duly authorized by them, representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture, the landgrant colleges and universities, and persons authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture is prohibited by the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 707. The Secretary of Agriculture has delegated authority to the Administrator of CSREES to authorize others to use the 4–H Club Name and Emblem. The Administrator has promulgated regulations at 7 CFR part 8 that govern such use. The regulatory requirements for use of the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem reflect the high standards of 4– H and its educational goals and objectives. Pursuant to provisions of 7 CFR part 8 anyone requesting authorization from the Administrator to use the 4–H Club Name and Emblem is asked to describe the proposed use in a formal application. The collection of this information is used to determine whether the applicant’s proposed use will meet the regulatory requirements in 7 CFR part 8 and whether an authorization for use should be granted. Need and Use of the Information: CSREES will collect information on the name of the individual, partnership, corporation, or association; the organizational address; the name of an authorized representative; the telephone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address; the proposed use of the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem; and the plan for sale or distribution of the product bearing the 4–H Club Name and/or Emblem. The information collected by CSREES will be used to determine if those applying to use the 4–H Name and/or Emblem meet the regulatory requirements. If the information is not collected, it would not be possible to ensure that the products, services, and materials meet the regulatory requirements as well as 4–H educational goals and objectives. Estimate of Burden: No changes have been proposed to this collection and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public reporting burden remains at the estimated average .5 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals, households, business or other for-profit or not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondents: 2. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 60 hours. Comments: 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 16th day of May, 2005. Rodney J. Brown, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 05–10209 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Forest Research Advisory Council; Solicitation for Membership Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership to the Forestry Research Advisory Council. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces solicitation for nominations to fill nine anticipated vacancies on the Forestry Research Advisory Council. The terms of nine members expired on December 31, 2004. Nominations for a three-year appointment for all nine positions are sought. DATES: Nominations must be received on or before June 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: The address for handdelivered nominations or nominations submitted using an express mail or overnight courier service is: Office of E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-10208]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; 
Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection

AGENCY: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) 
which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 
35), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, 
and Extension Services (CSREES) intention to request approval to extend 
the currently approved information collection for Children, Youth, and 
Families at Risk (CYFAR).

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by July 22, 
2005 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date 
will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice and requests for 
copies of the information collection may be submitted by any of the 
following methods to Jason Hitchcock, eGovernment Program Leader, 
Information Systems and Technology Management; Mail: CSREES, USDA, STOP 
2216, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2216; Hand 
Delivery/Courier: 800 9th Street, SW, Waterfront Centre, Washington, DC 
20024; Fax: 202-720-0857; or E-mail: jhitchcock@csrees.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Hitchcock, 202-720-4343 or via 
the above e-mail address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Year End 
Report.
    OMB Number: 0524-0043.
    Expiration Date of Approval: September 30, 2005.
    Type of Request: Intent to request approval to extend an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Funding for the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk 
(CYFAR) New Communities Project (NCP) is authorized under section 3(d) 
of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.), as amended, and other 
relevant authorizing legislation, which provides jurisdictional basis 
for the establishment and operation of Extension educational work for 
the benefit of youth and families in communities. The CYFAR funding 
program supports community-based programs serving children, youth, and 
families in at-risk environments. CYFAR funds are intended to support 
the development of high quality, effective programs based on research 
and to document the impact of these programs on intended audiences. The 
CYFAR Year End Report collects demographic and impact data from each 
community site to conduct impact evaluations of the programs on its 
intended audience.
    The collection of information serves several purposes. It allows 
CSREES staff to gauge if the program is reaching the target audience 
and to make programmatic improvements. This collection also allows 
program staff to demonstrate the impacts and capacity that is developed 
in the locales where Federal assistance is provided.
    The evaluation processes of CYFAR are consistent with the 
requirements of Congressional legislation and OMB. The Government 
Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62), the 
Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR) (Pub. L. 105-107), and 
the Agricultural, Research, Extension and Education Reform Act (AREERA) 
of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-185), together with OMB requirements, support the 
reporting requirements requested in this information collection. One of 
the five Presidential Management Agenda initiatives, Budget and 
Performance Integration, builds on GPRA and earlier efforts to identify 
program goals and performance measures, and link them to the budget 
process. The FAIR act requires the development and implementation of a 
system to monitor and evaluate agricultural research and extension 
activities in order to measure the impact and effectiveness of 
research, extension, and education programs. AREERA requires a 
performance evaluation to be conducted to determine whether Federally 
funded agricultural, research, extension, and education programs result 
in public goods that have national or multi-state significance.
    The immediate need of this information collection is to provide a 
means for satisfying accountability requirements. The long-term 
objective is to provide a means to enable the evaluation and assessment 
of the effectiveness of programs receiving Federal funds and to fully 
satisfy requirements of performance and accountability legislation in 
GPRA, the FAIR Act, and AREERA.
    Estimate of Burden: There are currently CYFAR projects in 48 states 
and 2 territories. Each state and territory is required to submit an 
annual year-end report which includes demographic and impact data on 
each of the community projects. CSREES estimates the burden of this 
collection to be 322 hours per response. There are currently 50 
respondents, thus making the total annual burden of this collection an 
estimated 16,100 hours.
    Comments: 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 will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and

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(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
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.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May, 2005.
Rodney J. Brown,
Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 05-10208 Filed 5-20-05; 8:45 am]
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