Revision of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request, 43682-43683 [05-14909]

Download as PDF 43682 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 144 / Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Notices processes. This collection will contain the use-based and intent to use applications and applications filed under §§ 44(d) and (e). In addition, this collection includes a reduced filing fee of $275 per class for applications filed through TEAS that meet certain requirements and a $50 processing fee to process applications that do not meet the requirements (see notice of proposed rulemaking, ‘‘Requirements to Receive a Reduced Fee for Filing an Application Through the Trademark Electronic Application System’’ (RIN 0651–AB88) published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2005). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, individuals or households, notfor-profit institutions, farms, Federal government, and State, local, or tribal government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, 202–395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0009 Applications for Trademark Registration (formerly Trademark Processing) copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. • Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Data Architecture and Services, Data Administration Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before August 29, 2005 to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Dated: July 18, 2005. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of Data Architecture and Services, Data Administration Division. [FR Doc. 05–14925 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Revision of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jul 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 ACTION: Notice. 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. This form is available in alternate formats. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the revision of its AmeriCorps Application for Membership (OMB Control Number 3045–0054 with an expiration date of 10/2005). 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 September 26, 2005. Send comments to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Public Affairs, Attn: Denise Yeager, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525 or fax to: (202) 606–3460, Attn: Denise Yeager. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Yeager, (202) 606–6712 or e-mail to dyeager@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Comment Request 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; PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 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 The AmeriCorps member application will gather data from applicants, including background information, educational history, skills and experience, and a motivational statement that AmeriCorps may use in evaluating their suitability for becoming a member and to place them in the most appropriate program(s) that match their skills and interests. Current Action The Corporation seeks approval of its AmeriCorps Application for Membership. The application has very few changes from the previously approved application. If approved, this application will continue to enable applicants to complete one application and be considered for multiple programs within AmeriCorps. The application will continue to be costeffective for the government by providing a centralized information source and streamlined process for receiving applications and placing them into the proper programs. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Application for Membership. OMB Number: 3045–0054. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Those individuals interested in applying to become a member of any of the AmeriCorps programs, including AmeriCorps*NCCC and AmeriCorps*VISTA and hundreds of State and local programs located throughout the country which recruit AmeriCorps members. Total Respondents: Approximately 75,000. (Approximately 50,000 individuals serve each year in AmeriCorps programs; (collection totals are inexact, as almost all completed applications are submitted to local programs and are not sent to the Corporation for National Service)). Frequency: One time. Applicants may make copies of their completed form, and submit copies (each, however, with an original signature) to several different AmeriCorps programs for consideration. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 144 / Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Notices In addition, applicants may fill out the same application online at the Corporation’s Web site. Applicants may then send multiple applications to programs electronically. Average Time Per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 56,250 hours. (if 75,000 individuals complete the form per year). 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: July 20, 2005. Timothy McManus, Director of Marketing. [FR Doc. 05–14909 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Overview Information; Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs (RCEP)— Regional Rehabilitation Continuing Education Projects—Community Rehabilitation Programs (RRCEP– CRP); Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.264B. Dates: Applications Available: July 28, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: September 12, 2005. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: November 10, 2005. Eligible Applicants: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher education. Note: We are inviting applications for CFDA number 84.264B for Department of Education Regions V, VII, and IX only. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $38,826,000 for the Rehabilitation Training program for FY 2006, of which we intend to use an estimated $1,500,000 for this competition. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jul 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Estimated Range of Awards: $450,000–$500,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $475,000. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $500,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 3. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: To support training centers that serve either a Federal region or another geographical area and provide for a broad, integrated sequence of training activities that focus on meeting recurrent and common training needs of employed rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-State geographical area. Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), this priority is from the regulations for this program (34 CFR 389.10). Absolute Priority: For FY 2006 this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Community Rehabilitation Programs Projects must develop and conduct training programs for staff of— (a) Private rehabilitation agencies and facilities which cooperate with State vocational rehabilitation units in providing vocational rehabilitation and other rehabilitation services; and (b) Centers for independent living. Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772. Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 385 and 389. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Cooperative agreements. Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43683 $38,826,000 for the Rehabilitation Training program for FY 2006, of which we intend to use an estimated $1,500,000 for this competition. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $450,000–$500,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $475,000. Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $500,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register. Estimated Number of Awards: 3. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher education. Note: We are inviting applications for Department of Education Regions V, VII, and IX only. 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: The Secretary has determined that a grantee must provide a match of at least 10 percent of the total cost of the project (34 CFR 389.40). Note: Under 34 CFR 75.562(c), an indirect cost reimbursement on a training grant is limited to the recipient’s actual indirect costs, as determined by its negotiated indirect cost rate agreement, or eight percent of a modified total direct cost base, whichever amount is less. Indirect costs in excess of the eight percent limit may not be charged directly, used to satisfy matching or cost-sharing requirements, or charged to another Federal award. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794–1398. Telephone (toll free): 1– 877–433–7827. FAX: (301) 470–1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1–877–576–7734. You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ edpubs.html or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 144 (Thursday, July 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43682-43683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Revision of Currently Approved 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 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. This 
form is available in alternate formats. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 606-
3472 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eastern time, Monday 
through Friday.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the 
revision of its AmeriCorps Application for Membership (OMB Control 
Number 3045-0054 with an expiration date of 10/2005). 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 September 26, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Corporation for National and Community 
Service, Office of Public Affairs, Attn: Denise Yeager, 1201 New York 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525 or fax to: (202) 606-3460, Attn: 
Denise Yeager.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Yeager, (202) 606-6712 or e-
mail to dyeager@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comment Request

    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;
     Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and
     Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are 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

    The AmeriCorps member application will gather data from applicants, 
including background information, educational history, skills and 
experience, and a motivational statement that AmeriCorps may use in 
evaluating their suitability for becoming a member and to place them in 
the most appropriate program(s) that match their skills and interests.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks approval of its AmeriCorps Application for 
Membership. The application has very few changes from the previously 
approved application. If approved, this application will continue to 
enable applicants to complete one application and be considered for 
multiple programs within AmeriCorps. The application will continue to 
be cost-effective for the government by providing a centralized 
information source and streamlined process for receiving applications 
and placing them into the proper programs.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps Application for Membership.
    OMB Number: 3045-0054.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Those individuals interested in applying to become 
a member of any of the AmeriCorps programs, including AmeriCorps*NCCC 
and AmeriCorps*VISTA and hundreds of State and local programs located 
throughout the country which recruit AmeriCorps members.
    Total Respondents: Approximately 75,000. (Approximately 50,000 
individuals serve each year in AmeriCorps programs; (collection totals 
are inexact, as almost all completed applications are submitted to 
local programs and are not sent to the Corporation for National 
Service)).
    Frequency: One time. Applicants may make copies of their completed 
form, and submit copies (each, however, with an original signature) to 
several different AmeriCorps programs for consideration.

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In addition, applicants may fill out the same application online at the 
Corporation's Web site. Applicants may then send multiple applications 
to programs electronically.
    Average Time Per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 56,250 hours. (if 75,000 individuals 
complete the form per year).
    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: July 20, 2005.
Timothy McManus,
Director of Marketing.
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