Current Information Collection With Revisions; Comment Request, 71094-71095 [05-23247]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 226 / Friday, November 25, 2005 / Notices number 3045–0049), to eliminate the need to conduct the latter. Current Action The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is requesting comments on plans to revise the survey of Station Supervisors 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 CNCS in preparing its Annual Performance Reports and to help program managers to improve the quality of services provided and will aid CNCS 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 Station Supervisors Component of the Annual Performance Surveys of Senior Corps Programs. OMB Number: 3045–0097. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: RSVP grantees and volunteer stations. Type of Respondents: Supervisors of RSVP volunteer stations. 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. [FR Doc. 05–23247 Filed 11–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–U CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Nov 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. 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. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed collection of State Service Plans from State Commissions. These plans are submitted by State Commissions as required by statute. The plans are elicited in order to assure that national service and volunteer service entities within a state are aware of each other and are coordinating activities to maximize their ability to leverage both human and financial resources in order to address significant unmet community needs. Copies of the information collection request 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 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, AmeriCorps State and National, Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, 1201 New York Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at 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) 606–3476, Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71095 (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: aborgstrom@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, (202) 606–6930 or by email 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). Under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, each State commission must submit a State Service Plan every three years. Each State Commission, after consulting with other service providers in the State, is responsible for submitting a plan to assure that national service and volunteer service entities within the State are aware of each other and, to the extent possible, coordinate activities and use service to address state priorities. In 2006, States will submit their plans via letter or e-mail. Current Action The Corporation seeks OMB clearance for a new information collection. It consists of the following instruction: In 2006, the Corporation requests that you address the following questions in order to comply with the statutory requirement to provide a State Service Plan: 1. What are the specific programmatic areas your state is focusing upon? 2. Please describe ongoing efforts or special initiatives that involve collaborating with the Corporation State Office, State Education Agencies, state networks of volunteer centers, Campus Compacts, National Direct grantees and/ or other service organizations within the state. 3. What support do you believe you need from the Corporation (Headquarter E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 226 (Friday, November 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71094-71095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 
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.

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, 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;
     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 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

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number 3045-0049), to eliminate the need to conduct the latter.

Current Action

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is 
requesting comments on plans to revise the survey of Station 
Supervisors 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 CNCS 
in preparing its Annual Performance Reports and to help program 
managers to improve the quality of services provided and will aid CNCS 
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 Station Supervisors Component of the Annual Performance 
Surveys of Senior Corps Programs.
    OMB Number: 3045-0097.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: RSVP grantees and volunteer stations.
    Type of Respondents: Supervisors of RSVP volunteer stations.
    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.
[FR Doc. 05-23247 Filed 11-23-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-$$-U