Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 68400-68401 [05-22469]

Download as PDF 68400 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed Grant Application Review Process (GARP) Evaluation. Peer Reviewers and Facilitators in order to provide feedback and criticism of the peer review portion of the GARP will use this evaluation in order for the Corporation to provide continuous improvement to the process. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the address section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by January 9, 2006. 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, Office of Grants Policy and Operations; Attention Ms. Shelly Ryan, Coordinator, Grant Reviews; 522 North Central Avenue, Suite 205A, Phoenix, AZ 85004. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 8102–C at the Corporation for National and Community Service at 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20525, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 (3) By fax to: (602) 379–4030, Attention Ms. Shelly Ryan, Office of Grants Policy and Operations. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: GARPevaluation@cns.gov. Shelly Ryan, (602) 379–4083 or by email at GARPevaluation@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; • 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 submissions of responses. Description The purpose of these Evaluations is to assist the Corporation in identifying areas of improvement in its peer review process. Peer Reviewers and Facilitators assist in the rating and selection of applications submitted to various Corporation competitions. These forms would collect the suggestions, comments and ideas from those participating in the peer review process to better inform how it could be improved in future reviews. Current Action The Corporation seeks to create evaluations in eGrants. The evaluations will include questions that provide feedback about the review process, feedback on reviewers and facilitators, and general comments about the quality of the applications. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Grant Application Review Process Evaluation. OMB Number: New. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: People chosen to be peer reviewers and facilitators. Total Respondents: 300. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency: On occasion. Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes (1⁄2 hour). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 150 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: October 21, 2005. Marlene Zakai, Director, Office Grants Policy and Operations. [FR Doc. 05–22386 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Niloufer De Silva, 202–606–5000 ext. 6912. 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. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by either of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Ms. Katherine Astrich, E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 217 / Thursday, November 10, 2005 / Notices OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by email to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. The OMB 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 the 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 submissions of responses. Comments: A 60-day Federal Register notice for the My Improvement Plan: On-line Survey and Planning Tool for Training and Technical Assistance (T/ TA) was published on March 14, 2005. The comment period ended on May 14, 2005. No comments were received. Description: The Corporation is seeking approval of the My Improvement Plan: An On-line Survey and Planning Tool for T/TA. The purpose of this tool is to strengthen the capacities of grantees to manage their programs and deliver services effectively. This tool will costeffectively develop program and project SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Nov 09, 2005 Jkt 208001 core management competencies (such as, financial and grants management, resource and fund development, performance measurement and evaluation, etc.). My Improvement Plan will enable program officers and T/TA providers to assess users’ needs, target, and deliver T/TA to users. The tool will be published by the Corporation’s Office of Leadership Development and Training on its website www.nationalservice.gov/ resources. The tool’s questions will be voluntarily completed by the Corporation’s grantees, other service organizations and interested members of the public. Based on their responses, users will be directed to specific training and technical resources most beneficial to their professional development in the form of an individualized learning plan (‘‘My Improvement Plan’’). The survey tool includes a prescreening block consisting of 36 questions and 10 building blocks consisting of between 12 and 42 questions. Users of the tool may opt to take one or all of the building blocks. This tool will be completed electronically using the Corporation’s training and technical assistance Web site, www.nationalservice.gov/resources. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: My Improvement Plan: On-line Survey and Planning Tool for Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA). OMB Number: None. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Individuals associated with the Corporation’s grantee organizations, other service organizations and interested members of the public. Total Respondents: 4,000 annually. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68401 Average Time Per Respondent: 3 minutes per building block questionnaire. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Annual Cost (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): None. Dated: November 4, 2005. Gretchen Van Der Veer, Director, Office of Leadership Development and Training. [FR Doc. 05–22469 Filed 11–9–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 06–16] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a seciton 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated 21 July 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. J. Hurd, DSCA/DBO/ADM, (703) 604– 6575. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 06–16 with attached transmittal, policy justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: November 4, 2005. L.M. Bynum, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–M E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 217 (Thursday, November 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68400-68401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22469]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; 
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''), has submitted the following public 
information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies 
of the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained 
by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Niloufer 
De Silva, 202-606-5000 ext. 6912. 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, by either of the 
following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in 
this Federal Register:
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Ms. Katherine 
Astrich,

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OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community 
Service; and
    (2) Electronically by email to: Katherine--T.--Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB 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 the 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 submissions of responses.
    Comments: A 60-day Federal Register notice for the My Improvement 
Plan: On-line Survey and Planning Tool for Training and Technical 
Assistance (T/TA) was published on March 14, 2005. The comment period 
ended on May 14, 2005. No comments were received.
    Description: The Corporation is seeking approval of the My 
Improvement Plan: An On-line Survey and Planning Tool for T/TA. The 
purpose of this tool is to strengthen the capacities of grantees to 
manage their programs and deliver services effectively. This tool will 
cost-effectively develop program and project core management 
competencies (such as, financial and grants management, resource and 
fund development, performance measurement and evaluation, etc.). My 
Improvement Plan will enable program officers and T/TA providers to 
assess users' needs, target, and deliver T/TA to users.
    The tool will be published by the Corporation's Office of 
Leadership Development and Training on its website 
www.nationalservice.gov/resources. The tool's questions will be 
voluntarily completed by the Corporation's grantees, other service 
organizations and interested members of the public. Based on their 
responses, users will be directed to specific training and technical 
resources most beneficial to their professional development in the form 
of an individualized learning plan (``My Improvement Plan'').
    The survey tool includes a pre-screening block consisting of 36 
questions and 10 building blocks consisting of between 12 and 42 
questions. Users of the tool may opt to take one or all of the building 
blocks. This tool will be completed electronically using the 
Corporation's training and technical assistance Web site, 
www.nationalservice.gov/resources.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: My Improvement Plan: On-line Survey and Planning Tool for 
Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA).
    OMB Number: None.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Individuals associated with the Corporation's 
grantee organizations, other service organizations and interested 
members of the public.
    Total Respondents: 4,000 annually.
    Average Time Per Respondent: 3 minutes per building block 
questionnaire.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Annual Cost (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): None.

    Dated: November 4, 2005.
Gretchen Van Der Veer,
Director, Office of Leadership Development and Training.
[FR Doc. 05-22469 Filed 11-9-05; 8:45 am]
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