Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 5817 [E6-1456]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices Fishery Ecosystem Plan and support long-term research needs for the proposed deepwater Lophelia coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern. In addition, the research plan will also comprise the South Atlantic component of NOAA’s national strategy for research and monitoring of deepwater coral communities. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. 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ACTION: Notice. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:00 Feb 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the fourth round of data collection for the Longitudinal Evaluation of AmeriCorps. This long term study is based on the hypothesis that participation in national service may lead to measurable outcomes for AmeriCorps participants. Earlier rounds of data collection were conducted at baseline, and at 12 and 36 months after baseline. The study uses a quasi-experimental design to assess program impacts on program participants. 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 April 4, 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, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program Officer, Office of Research and Policy Development, Room 10901A, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom, at Room 8102C, at the street 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, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program Officer, Office of Research and Policy Development. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ldote@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Dote at (202) 606–6984 or by email at ldote@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; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5817 • Propose ways to 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 AmeriCorps is a national program, administered by the Corporation that provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities to support members and volunteers serving in national and local community service programs. The proposed 7-year follow-up telephone survey will be completed by longitudinal sample members including former AmeriCorps members and their counterparts in the comparison group. The study includes participants from AmeriCorps*State and National and the AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Current Action The Corporation seeks renewal of its earlier application. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps. OMB Number: 3045–0070. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Participants in Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps. Total Respondents: Treatment Group: 2, 228 former AmeriCorps members. Comparison Group: 1,925 individuals. Total: 4,153 respondents. Frequency: Periodically. Average Time Per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,115 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: January 30, 2006. Robert Grimm, Director, Office of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. E6–1456 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2006)]
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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. 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 the 
fourth round of data collection for the Longitudinal Evaluation of 
AmeriCorps. This long term study is based on the hypothesis that 
participation in national service may lead to measurable outcomes for 
AmeriCorps participants. Earlier rounds of data collection were 
conducted at baseline, and at 12 and 36 months after baseline. The 
study uses a quasi-experimental design to assess program impacts on 
program participants.
    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 April 4, 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, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program Officer, Office of Research 
and Policy Development, Room 10901A, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom, 
at Room 8102C, at the street 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, Attention: Lillian Dote, Program 
Officer, Office of Research and Policy Development.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
ldote@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Dote at (202) 606-6984 or by 
e-mail at ldote@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;
     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 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

    AmeriCorps is a national program, administered by the Corporation 
that provides grants to nonprofit organizations and government entities 
to support members and volunteers serving in national and local 
community service programs. The proposed 7-year follow-up telephone 
survey will be completed by longitudinal sample members including 
former AmeriCorps members and their counterparts in the comparison 
group. The study includes participants from AmeriCorps*State and 
National and the AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks renewal of its earlier application.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps.
    OMB Number: 3045-0070.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Participants in Longitudinal Study of AmeriCorps.
    Total Respondents: Treatment Group: 2, 228 former AmeriCorps 
members.
     Comparison Group: 1,925 individuals.
     Total: 4,153 respondents.
    Frequency: Periodically.
    Average Time Per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,115 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: January 30, 2006.
Robert Grimm,
Director, Office of Research and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. E6-1456 Filed 2-2-06; 8:45 am]
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