Current Information Collection with Revisions; Comment Request, 71093-71094 [05-23246]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 226 / Friday, November 25, 2005 / Notices (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attn: John Foster-Bey, Department of Research and Policy Development, Rm 10911, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, Room 8100, 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: 202–606–3464, Attn: John Foster-Bey, Senior Advisor to Director for Research and Policy Development. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: jfosterbey@cns.gov. 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 • Propose ways to 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Corporation has contracted with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government to carry out a Field Network Pilot Study to analyze the potential for increasing the number of VISTA cost-share members. The Pilot Study will consider the implications of such expansion for the organizations where VISTA members serve (hereinafter ‘‘sponsors’’), given the Corporation’s commitment to serve communities in need. The Field Network Pilot Study VISTA Cost-Sharing Report Form and Survey will be used to assess the reasons why some sponsors cost-share and others do not; the effects of cost-sharing on sponsors; the potential for sponsors who are not currently cost-sharing to do so successfully in the future; current and potential sources of cost-share funds; VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Nov 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 and what actions the Corporation should take to help sponsors cost-share. Independent, local field researchers will be employed in collecting the information. During the data-gathering phase the researchers will refer to background information about the Corporation, the VISTA program, and the Field Network method. Type of Review: New collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Field Network Pilot Study VISTA Cost Sharing Report Form and Survey. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal governments. Total Respondents: 1450. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1450 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. 71093 instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning changes to an existing information collection activity, the RSVP Volunteer Survey (OMB Number: 3045–0098), which is a component of the Performance Surveys for its three Senior Corps programs: the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. This form is available in alternate formats. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 606–5256 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section by January 24, 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, Attn. Nathan Dietz, Department of Research and Policy Development, Rm. 10907, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, Room 8100, 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: 202–606–3464, Attn: Nathan Dietz, Attn. Nathan Dietz, Department of Research and Policy Development. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ndietz@cns.gov. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Dietz, (202) 606–6633, or by email at ndietz@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; Robert Grimm, Director, Department of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 05–23245 Filed 11–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Current Information Collection with Revisions; Comment Request AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 71094 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 226 / Friday, November 25, 2005 / Notices • 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). Background: The Volunteer Surveys were conducted in 2004 for all three Senior Corps programs (RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions) to measure outcomes related to the benefits of service for senior volunteers. Using administrative data on the age distribution of volunteers for Senior Corps volunteers, the 2006 surveys will be sent to a targeted sample of RSVP volunteers who are Baby Boomers, and the survey will be revised so that the results will inform the management of a program that is heavily involved in recruiting Baby Boomers to national and community service. Current Action: The Corporation is requesting comments on plans to revise the survey of Volunteers in RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), one of the three main Senior Corps programs. This study is being conducted under contract with Westat, Inc. to collect information about local project volunteer outputs and outcomes. This information is to be used by the Corporation in preparing its Annual Performance Reports and to help program managers to improve the quality of services provided and will aid the Corporation in making grant decisions as well as for responding to ad hoc requests from Congress and other interested parties. Type of Review: Current Information Collection with Revisions. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: RSVP Volunteer Survey Component of the Annual Performance Surveys of Senior Corps Programs. OMB Number: 3045–0098. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: RSVP volunteers (program participants). Type of Respondents: RSVP volunteers (program participants). Total Respondents: 600. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 150 hours total for all respondents. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Nov 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 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: November 15, 2005. Robert Grimm, Director, Department of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 05–23246 Filed 11–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Current Information Collection With Revisions; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 changes to an existing information collection activity, the RSVP Station Supervisor Survey (OMB Number 3045–0097), which is a component of the Performance Surveys for its three Senior Corps programs: the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. This form is available in alternate formats. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 606–5256 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section by January 24, 2006. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Nathan Dietz, Department of Research and Policy Development, Rm. 10907, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, Room 8100, 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: 202–606–3464, Attn: Nathan Dietz, Department of Research and Policy Development. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ndietz@cns.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Dietz, (202) 606–6633, or by email at ndietz@cns.gov. 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, • 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Station Supervisor Surveys were conducted in 2004 for all three Senior Corps programs (RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions) to measure outcomes related to the benefits of service for senior volunteers. The 2006 surveys will focus on volunteer management, organizational best practices, and the benefits to the organization of senior volunteers. The revised version of the Surveys will combine selected questions from the 2004 version of the Station Supervisor Surveys and the 2004 version of the Accomplishment Surveys (OMB control E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Current Information Collection with Revisions; 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 
changes to an existing information collection activity, the RSVP 
Volunteer Survey (OMB Number: 3045-0098), which is a component of the 
Performance Surveys for its three Senior Corps programs: the Foster 
Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and RSVP (Retired 
and Senior Volunteer Program).
    Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. This form is available in alternate formats. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 
606-5256 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday 
through Friday.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section by January 24, 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, Attn. Nathan Dietz, Department of Research and Policy 
Development, Rm. 10907, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom, 
Room 8100, 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: 202-606-3464, Attn: Nathan Dietz, Attn. Nathan 
Dietz, Department of Research and Policy Development.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
ndietz@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Dietz, (202) 606-6633, or by e-
mail at ndietz@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;

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     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).
    Background: The Volunteer Surveys were conducted in 2004 for all 
three Senior Corps programs (RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior 
Companions) to measure outcomes related to the benefits of service for 
senior volunteers. Using administrative data on the age distribution of 
volunteers for Senior Corps volunteers, the 2006 surveys will be sent 
to a targeted sample of RSVP volunteers who are Baby Boomers, and the 
survey will be revised so that the results will inform the management 
of a program that is heavily involved in recruiting Baby Boomers to 
national and community service.
    Current Action: The Corporation is requesting comments on plans to 
revise the survey of Volunteers in RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer 
Program), one of the three main Senior Corps programs. This study is 
being conducted under contract with Westat, Inc. to collect information 
about local project volunteer outputs and outcomes. This information is 
to be used by the Corporation in preparing its Annual Performance 
Reports and to help program managers to improve the quality of services 
provided and will aid the Corporation in making grant decisions as well 
as for responding to ad hoc requests from Congress and other interested 
parties.
    Type of Review: Current Information Collection with Revisions.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: RSVP Volunteer Survey Component of the Annual Performance 
Surveys of Senior Corps Programs.
    OMB Number: 3045-0098.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: RSVP volunteers (program participants).
    Type of Respondents: RSVP volunteers (program participants).
    Total Respondents: 600.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 150 hours total for all respondents.
    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: November 15, 2005.
Robert Grimm,
Director, Department of Research and Policy Development.
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