Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 49583-49584 [05-16841]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 24, 2005 / Notices within 30 days from this date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Commuity Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments: A 60-day comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2005. This comment period ended May 2, 2005 and resulted in no comments being received. Description: The Corporation requests reinstatement, with changes, of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report which reflects the Corporation’s intention to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to reflect changes in data considered ‘‘core reporting’’ information to meet a variety of needs, including modification of data elements, including adding new data elements as needed to ensure information collection captures appropriate data for the Corporation’s required performance measurement and other reporting. The Project Progress Report (PPR) was designed to assure that AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors address and fulfill legislated program purposes, meet agency program management and grant requirements, and assess progress toward work plan objectives agreed upon in the granting of the memorandum of agreement. Further, the reinstatement of the previously used PPR will: (a) Enhance data elements collected via this information collection tool; (b) migrate the paper version of the form to the VerDate jul<14>2003 15:23 Aug 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 Corporation’s electronic grants management system, eGrants; and (c) establish reporting periods consistent with the Corporation’s integrated grants management and reporting policies. Type of Review: Revision of a currently-approved collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report. OMB Number: 3045–0043. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsoring organizations, site supervisors, and members. Total Respondents: 1300. Frequency: Quarterly. Average Time Per Response: 14.7 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19,110 hours per submission. Total annual burden assuming quarterly submission is 74,440 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: August 18, 2005. Howard Turner, Acting Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. 05–16765 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. 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. Sec. 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 its Application Instructions for State Commissions. These applications are PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49583 used by current and prospective grantees to apply for funds to support AmeriCorps States and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, and Formula Grants. 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 October 24, 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: Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, AmeriCorps State and National, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8410 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) 606–3476, Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, AmeriCorps State and National. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: aborgstrom@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, (202) 606–6930, or by e-mail at aborgstrom@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: Since the President’s Call to Service, many Americans have expressed a renewed desire to serve their country by volunteering in their E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 49584 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 24, 2005 / Notices community. Now, we have an obligation to ensure that Americans have quality opportunities to serve. The Corporation has amended several provisions relating to the AmeriCorps national service program, and has added a rule to clarify the Corporation’s requirements for program sustainability, performance measures and evaluation, capacitybuilding activities by AmeriCorps members, qualifications for tutors, and other requirements. The implementation of these changes through the rulemaking process includes ensuring the Corporation’s information collection instruments accurately reflect these issues. In an effort to be compliant while maintaining functions essential to the operations of each State Commission and AmeriCorps program, we are submitting the enclosed request to OMB for approval of information collection activities. This submission includes application instructions which are used by state commissions to apply for AmeriCorps States and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, and Formula Grants. The application is completed electronically using eGrants, the Corporation’s web-based grants management system. Current Action: The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current Application Instructions for State Commissions due to Rulemaking. When revised, the Application Instructions will revise/clarify the Application Instructions especially as they are affected by new regulations. In addition, these Application Instructions which previously were included in a larger collection, will now be separated into a new collection. The application will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application for State Primes which was included in the AmeriCorps National, State, and Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories 2005 Application Instructions, and which it replaces. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on September 30, 2005. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Application Instructions for State Commissions (formerly 2005 State Commission Administrative Guidance and Prime Application Instructions). OMB Number: New. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: State Commissions applying for AmeriCorps States and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, and Formula Grants. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:23 Aug 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 Total Respondents: 54. Frequency: Annually for Competitive and Formula, bi-annually for the Education Award Program. Average Time per Response: Averages 24 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1296. 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: August 18, 2005. Rosie Mauk, Director, AmeriCorps. [FR Doc. 05–16841 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board AGENCY: Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This Notice is published in accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463). The topic of the meeting on September 13 is to review continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. The topic of the meetings on September 14–15 are to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funds in excess of $1M. This meeting is open to the public. Any interested person may attend, appear before, or file statements with the Scientific Advisory Board at the time and in the manner permitted by the Board. DATES: September 13, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (continuing research and development projects). September 14, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (new start research and development projects). September 15, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (new start research and development projects). ADDRESSES: SERDP Program Office, Conference Facility, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 804, Arlington, VA 22203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Misa Jensen, SERDP Program Office, 901 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 North Stuart Street, Suite 303, Arlington, VA or by telephone at (703) 696–2126. Dated: August 17, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–16776 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD. ACTION: Notice to Alter a System of Records; HDTRA 007 Security Operations. SUMMARY: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency proposes to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on September 23, 2005 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the General Counsel, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060– 6201 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Brenda Carter at (703) 325–1205. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Defense Threat Reduction Agency systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The proposed system reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, were submitted on August 16, 2005 to the House Committee on Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49583-49584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-16841]


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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. Sec. 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 its 
Application Instructions for State Commissions. These applications are 
used by current and prospective grantees to apply for funds to support 
AmeriCorps States and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, 
and Formula Grants.
    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 October 24, 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: Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, 
AmeriCorps State and National, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 8410 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) 606-3476, Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate 
Director for Policy, AmeriCorps State and National.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
aborgstrom@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, (202) 606-6930, or by 
e-mail at aborgstrom@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: Since the President's Call to Service, many Americans 
have expressed a renewed desire to serve their country by volunteering 
in their

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community. Now, we have an obligation to ensure that Americans have 
quality opportunities to serve. The Corporation has amended several 
provisions relating to the AmeriCorps national service program, and has 
added a rule to clarify the Corporation's requirements for program 
sustainability, performance measures and evaluation, capacity-building 
activities by AmeriCorps members, qualifications for tutors, and other 
requirements. The implementation of these changes through the 
rulemaking process includes ensuring the Corporation's information 
collection instruments accurately reflect these issues.
    In an effort to be compliant while maintaining functions essential 
to the operations of each State Commission and AmeriCorps program, we 
are submitting the enclosed request to OMB for approval of information 
collection activities. This submission includes application 
instructions which are used by state commissions to apply for 
AmeriCorps States and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, 
and Formula Grants. The application is completed electronically using 
eGrants, the Corporation's web-based grants management system.
    Current Action: The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the 
current Application Instructions for State Commissions due to 
Rulemaking. When revised, the Application Instructions will revise/
clarify the Application Instructions especially as they are affected by 
new regulations. In addition, these Application Instructions which 
previously were included in a larger collection, will now be separated 
into a new collection.
    The application will otherwise be used in the same manner as the 
existing application for State Primes which was included in the 
AmeriCorps National, State, and Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories 2005 
Application Instructions, and which it replaces. The Corporation also 
seeks to continue using the current application until the revised 
application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to 
expire on September 30, 2005.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Application Instructions for State Commissions (formerly 
2005 State Commission Administrative Guidance and Prime Application 
Instructions).
    OMB Number: New.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: State Commissions applying for AmeriCorps States 
and Territories Competitive, Education Award Program, and Formula 
Grants.
    Total Respondents: 54.
    Frequency: Annually for Competitive and Formula, bi-annually for 
the Education Award Program.
    Average Time per Response: Averages 24 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1296.
    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: August 18, 2005.
Rosie Mauk,
Director, AmeriCorps.
[FR Doc. 05-16841 Filed 8-23-05; 8:45 am]
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