Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 39385 [E7-13938]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning a new Progress Reporting Module designed to collect demographic information from federal grantees. These reports will be submitted by grantees that receive Corporation funding through the Corporation’s AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and Senior Corps RSVP competitions. Completion of the Progress Report is required as a condition of these awards. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by September 17, 2007. 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 Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director for Policy, Room 9515; 1201 New York Avenue, 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 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 e-mail 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 The demographic reporting module will be completed by grantees of the Corporation’s AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps RSVP programs. The purpose of the information collection is to elicit accurate information from Corporation grantees in order to assess impacts and respond to requests for information from stakeholders. Current Action The Corporation seeks to employ a new reporting module focused on categories of volunteers identified as key targets in the Corporation’s strategic plan. This reporting module will be added to existing reporting questions that are program specific, and have their own OMB approval numbers and expiration dates. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Demographic reporting module. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Current/prospective recipients of AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, and Senior Corps RSVP funding. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39385 Total Respondents: 1,894. Frequency: Annually, with exceptions. Average Time Per Response: Averages 5 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 9,470 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: July 12, 2007. Kristin McSwain, Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. E7–13938 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting Department of Education, National Assessment Governing Board. ACTION: Notice of open meeting and partially closed meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify members of the general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (i.e.: interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202– 357–6938 or at: Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than July 27, 2007. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. DATES: August 2–4, 2007. Times August 2 Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session—8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session— 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Session—5 p.m. to 6 p.m. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 18, 2007)]
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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, 
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 a new 
Progress Reporting Module designed to collect demographic information 
from federal grantees. These reports will be submitted by grantees that 
receive Corporation funding through the Corporation's AmeriCorps State 
and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and Senior Corps RSVP 
competitions. Completion of the Progress Report is required as a 
condition of these awards.
    Copies of the information collection request 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 September 17, 2007.

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 Amy Borgstrom, Associate 
Director for Policy, Room 9515; 1201 New York Avenue, 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.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
aborgstrom@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Borgstrom, (202) 606-6930, or by 
e-mail 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

    The demographic reporting module will be completed by grantees of 
the Corporation's AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and 
Senior Corps RSVP programs. The purpose of the information collection 
is to elicit accurate information from Corporation grantees in order to 
assess impacts and respond to requests for information from 
stakeholders.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to employ a new reporting module focused on 
categories of volunteers identified as key targets in the Corporation's 
strategic plan. This reporting module will be added to existing 
reporting questions that are program specific, and have their own OMB 
approval numbers and expiration dates.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Demographic reporting module.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Current/prospective recipients of AmeriCorps State 
and National, VISTA, and Senior Corps RSVP funding.
    Total Respondents: 1,894.
    Frequency: Annually, with exceptions.
    Average Time Per Response: Averages 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 9,470 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: July 12, 2007.
Kristin McSwain,
Director, AmeriCorps State and National.
[FR Doc. E7-13938 Filed 7-17-07; 8:45 am]
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