Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 60111-60112 [E6-16839]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices Dated: October 4, 2006. Kristin McSwain, Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. E6–16834 Filed 10–11–06; 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (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 AmeriCorps Application Instructions: States without Commissions. These application instructions are used by current and prospective grantees to apply for funds for these programs. 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 December 11, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Oct 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3476, Attention Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy. (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). Background: AmeriCorps grants are generally awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs. AmeriCorps members are individuals who engage in community service. Members may receive a living allowance during their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service members receive an education award from the National Service Trust. Roughly three quarters of all AmeriCorps grant funding goes to Governor-appointed state service commissions which award subgrants to nonprofit organizations in their States. The AmeriCorps Application Instructions: States without Commissions, are used by applicants interested in these programs. The application is completed electronically using eGrants, the Corporation’s Webbased grants management system. Current Action: The Corporation seeks to separate the current application instructions into two separate sets of instructions in order to increase clarity and ease of use. The application will be used in the same manner as the existing application. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application instructions until the revised application instructions are PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60111 approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The current application instructions are due to expire on April 30, 2009. Type of Review: New, previously part of 3045–0047. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps Application Instructions: States without Commissions. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: State governments. Total Respondents: 1,500 potential subgrantees and 54 State commissions submitting State competitive and State formula grant requests. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 24 hours for potential subgrantees, 24 hours for State commissions submitting State competitive requests, 8 hours for State commissions submitting state formula requests. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 37,728 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 OMB approval of the information collection request; they will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 4, 2006. Kristin McSwain, Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. E6–16837 Filed 10–11–06; 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 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, E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 60112 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices 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 proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Progress Report. These reports must be completed by all Learn and Serve America grantees in order to ensure appropriate Federal oversight, determine progress toward meeting program objectives and to make decisions related to continuation funding. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 11, 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, Learn and Serve America; Attention: Cara Patrick; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 6010 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) 606–3477, Attention: Cara Patrick, Learn and Serve America. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: cpatrick@cns.gov. FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cara Patrick, (202) 606–6905, or by e-mail at cpatrick@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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Oct 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 Learn and Serve America provides grants to state education agencies, higher education institutions, tribes and U.S. Territories, national nonprofits and state commissions on national and community service to implement service-learning programs. To ensure appropriate oversight of Federal funds, Learn and Serve America requires all grant recipients to submit Progress Reports describing grant activities and progress toward approved program objectives. Information received from the reports informs continuation funding decisions and how to target training and technical assistance. Progress Report instructions will be available from the agency Web site and should be completed through our grants management system, eGrants. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Learn and Serve America Progress Report. OMB Number: 3045–0089. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: State and Local Government, Not-for-profit institutions. Total Respondents: 103. Frequency: Twice annually. Average Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 412 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 3, 2006. Amy Cohen, Director, Learn and Serve America. [FR Doc. E6–16839 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary TRICARE; Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); Fiscal Year 2007 Diagnosis Related Group (DRF) Updates AGENCY: PO 00000 Office of the Secretary, DoD. Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice of DRG revised rates. SUMMARY: This notice describes the changes made to the TRICARE DRGbased payment system in order to conform to changes made to the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS). It also provides the updated fixed loss cost outliner threshold, cost-to-charge ratios and the Internet address for accessing the updated adjusted standardized amount and DRG relative weights to be used for FY 2007 under the TRICARE DRG-based payment system. Effective Dates: The rates, weights and Medicare PPS changes which affect the TRICARE DRG-based payment system contained in this notice are effective for admissions occurring on or after October 1, 2006. DATES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Systems, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011– 9066. ADDRESSES: Ann N. Fazzini, Medical Benefits and Reimbursement Systems, TMA, telephone (303) 676–3803. Questions regarding payment of specific claims under the TRICARE DRG-based payment system should be addressed to the appropriate contractor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The final rule published on September 1, 1987 (52 FR 32993) set forth the basic procedures used under the CHAMPUS DRG-based payment system. This was subsequently amended by final rules published August 31, 1988 (53 FR 33461), October 21, 1988 (53 FR 41331), December 16, 1988 (53 FR 50515), May 30, 1990 (55 FR 21863), October 22, 1990 (55 FR 42560), and September 10, 1998 (63 FR 48439). An explicit tenet of these final rules, and one based on the statute authorizing the use of DRGs by TRICARE, is that the TRICARE DRG-based payment system is modeled on the Medicare PPS, and that, whenever practicable, the TRICARE system will follow the same rules that apply to the Medicare PPS. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes these changes annually in the Federal Register and discusses in detail the impact of the changes. In addition, this notice updates the rates and weights in accordance with our previous final rules. The actual changes we are making, along with a description of their relationship to the Medicare PPS, are detailed below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 197 (Thursday, October 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60111-60112]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16839]


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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. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps 
to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format,

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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 
proposed renewal of its Learn and Serve America Progress Report. These 
reports must be completed by all Learn and Serve America grantees in 
order to ensure appropriate Federal oversight, determine progress 
toward meeting program objectives and to make decisions related to 
continuation funding.
    Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 11, 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, Learn and Serve America; Attention: Cara Patrick; 1201 New 
York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at 
Room 6010 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) 606-3477, Attention: Cara Patrick, Learn and 
Serve America.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
cpatrick@cns.gov.

FOR FUTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cara Patrick, (202) 606-6905, or by e-
mail at cpatrick@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).

Background

    Learn and Serve America provides grants to state education 
agencies, higher education institutions, tribes and U.S. Territories, 
national nonprofits and state commissions on national and community 
service to implement service-learning programs. To ensure appropriate 
oversight of Federal funds, Learn and Serve America requires all grant 
recipients to submit Progress Reports describing grant activities and 
progress toward approved program objectives. Information received from 
the reports informs continuation funding decisions and how to target 
training and technical assistance.
    Progress Report instructions will be available from the agency Web 
site and should be completed through our grants management system, 
eGrants.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Learn and Serve America Progress Report.
    OMB Number: 3045-0089.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: State and Local Government, Not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Total Respondents: 103.
    Frequency: Twice annually.
    Average Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 412 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 3, 2006.
Amy Cohen,
Director, Learn and Serve America.
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