Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 9525-9526 [E6-2656]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2006 / Notices Comments may also be submitted by e-mail. The mailbox address for providing email comments is NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the e-mail comment the following document identifier: File No. 1556. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Swails or Patrick Opay, (301) 713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife proposes to perform sea turtle surveys in the waters of the Mariana Islands, USA. The project would consist of shoreline/cliff line assessments, inwater tow dive assessments, and the hand capture of sea turtles. Turtles would be handled, measured, tissuesampled, flipper tagged, passive integrated transponder tagged, and released. The applicant would capture 100 green and 40 hawksbill sea turtles annually. A subset of the turtles would be outfitted with a satellite tag. The permit would be issued for five years. Dated: February 17, 2006. Stephen L. Leathery, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–2675 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled AmeriCorps Application Instructions: State Competitive, State Education Award Program, National Direct, National Direct Education Award Program, National Professional Corps, Indian Tribes, States and Territories without Commissions, and National Planning, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Feb 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps, Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, (202) 606–6930, or by e-mail at ABorgstrom@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Rachel Potter, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (a) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Rachel Potter, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (b) Electronically by e-mail to: Rachel_F._Potter@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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current Action Description: The Corporation for National and Community Service (the ‘‘Corporation’’) has amended the regulations that apply to the AmeriCorps national service program 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 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9525 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 for AmeriCorps State Competitive, State Education Award, National Direct, National Direct Education Award Program, National Professional Corps, Indian Tribes, States and Territories without Commissions, and National Planning programs. Type of Review: Renewal; previously granted emergency approval by OMB. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Application Instructions: State Competitive, State Education Award Program, National Direct, National Direct Education Award Program, National Professional Corps, Indian Tribes, States and Territories without Commissions, and National Planning. OMB Number: 3045–0047. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations, State, Local and Tribal. Total Respondents: 2,000. Frequency: Annually. Average Time Per Response: 16 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 32,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: February 16, 2006. Elizabeth D. Seale, Interim Director, AmeriCorps State and National COO, Corporation for National and Community Service. [FR Doc. E6–2593 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 9526 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2006 / Notices 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 on the proposed survey for the AmeriCorps Tutoring Evaluation. The survey will be completed by selected AmeriCorps State and National programs that provide tutoring services and that may be subject to the proposed AmeriCorps standards for tutors and tutoring programs. Many of these programs receive all or part of their funding from the Corporation. 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 25, 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. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Dote, (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; VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Feb 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 • 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 The Corporation is interested in learning about tutoring programs supported by its AmeriCorps State and National programs. The study will provide basic information on the characteristics of AmeriCorps State and National tutoring programs, and will assist the Corporation in providing technical assistance to programs subject to proposed standards for tutors and tutoring programs. The study will also enable the Corporation to determine the feasibility of conducting evaluations of such programs. Current Action This is an application for a new data collection. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Tutoring Evaluation. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Tutoring programs receiving funding from AmeriCorps State and National. Total Respondents: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Average Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 100 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: February 17, 2006. Robert Grimm, Director, Office of Research and Policy Development. [FR Doc. E6–2656 Filed 2–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Senior Corps; Schedule of Income Eligibility Levels Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice revises the schedules of income eligibility levels for participation in the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and the Senior Companion Program (SCP) of the Corporation for National and Community Service, published in 70 FR 17981–17983, April 8, 2005. DATES: These guidelines are effective as of March 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corporation for National and Community Service, Peter L. Boynton, Senior Program Officer, Senior Corps, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525, by telephone at (202) 606–6825, or e-mail: seniorfeedback@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revised schedules are based on changes in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), published in 71 FR 3848–3849, January 24, 2006. In accordance with program regulations, the income eligibility level for each State, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia is 125 percent of the DHHS Poverty Guidelines, except in those areas determined by the Corporation to be of higher cost of living. In such instances, the guidelines shall be 135 percent of the DHHS Poverty levels (See attached list of High Cost Areas). The level of eligibility is rounded to the next higher multiple of $5.00. In determining income eligibility, consideration should be given to the following, as set forth in 45 CFR 2551– 2553 dated October 1, 1999, as amended per the Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 188, Friday, September 27, 2002, Vol. 69, No. 72, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, and Vol. 69, No. 75, Monday, April 19, 2004. —Allowable medical expenses are annual out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance premiums, health care services, and medications provided to the applicant, enrollee, or spouse and were not and will not be paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance, or by any other third party, and must not exceed 50 percent of the applicable Corporation income guideline. —Annual income is counted for the past 12 months, for serving SCP and FGP E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 37 (Friday, February 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9525-9526]
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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

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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 on the proposed 
survey for the AmeriCorps Tutoring Evaluation. The survey will be 
completed by selected AmeriCorps State and National programs that 
provide tutoring services and that may be subject to the proposed 
AmeriCorps standards for tutors and tutoring programs. Many of these 
programs receive all or part of their funding from the Corporation.
    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 25, 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, (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

    The Corporation is interested in learning about tutoring programs 
supported by its AmeriCorps State and National programs. The study will 
provide basic information on the characteristics of AmeriCorps State 
and National tutoring programs, and will assist the Corporation in 
providing technical assistance to programs subject to proposed 
standards for tutors and tutoring programs. The study will also enable 
the Corporation to determine the feasibility of conducting evaluations 
of such programs.

Current Action

    This is an application for a new data collection.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps Tutoring Evaluation.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Tutoring programs receiving funding from 
AmeriCorps State and National.
    Total Respondents: 100.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 100 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: February 17, 2006.
Robert Grimm,
Director, Office of Research and Policy Development.
[FR Doc. E6-2656 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]
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