Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 57311 [E7-19736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 9, 2007 / Notices Dated: October 2, 2007. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E7–19793 Filed 10–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and Instructions (OMB Control Number 3045–0038), This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation’s intent to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to better capture appropriate information for use in selecting organizations to serve as VISTA sponsors, while reducing applicant burden. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section December 10, 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, Attn. Paul Davis, Director of Program Development, Room 9107, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation’s mailroom at Room 17:07 Oct 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 Paul Davis, (202) 606–6608 or by e-mail at pdavis@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, • 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: AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 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) 565–2789, Attention Mr. Paul Davis, Director of Program Management. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: pdavis@cns.gov. Background The AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and Instructions is used by the Corporation in the selection of VISTA sponsors and in the approval of both new and renewing VISTA projects. The information collection consists of a brief Concept Paper, and, if the Concept Paper is approved, a full application including budget. Current Action The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used Project Application to: (a) Better align the information requested on the Concept Paper and the Application; and (b) simplify the project plan while continuing to provide a robust tool for evaluating project performance. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and Instructions. OMB Number: 3045–0038. Agency Number: None. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57311 Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA project applicants and sponsoring organizations seeking project renewal. Total Respondents: 3,200 for the concept paper; 1,000 for the full application. Frequency: One time. Average Time per Response: 2 hours for Concept Paper; 15 hours for application. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 21,400 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 1, 2007. Jean Whaley, Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 9, 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. 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 
proposed renewal of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and 
Instructions (OMB Control Number 3045-0038),
    This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation's intent 
to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to better 
capture appropriate information for use in selecting organizations to 
serve as VISTA sponsors, while reducing applicant burden.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section December 10, 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, Attn. Paul Davis, Director of Program Development, Room 9107, 
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) 565-2789, Attention Mr. Paul Davis, Director 
of Program Management.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
pdavis@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Davis, (202) 606-6608 or by e-
mail at pdavis@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,
     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 AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and Instructions is used 
by the Corporation in the selection of VISTA sponsors and in the 
approval of both new and renewing VISTA projects. The information 
collection consists of a brief Concept Paper, and, if the Concept Paper 
is approved, a full application including budget.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used Project 
Application to: (a) Better align the information requested on the 
Concept Paper and the Application; and (b) simplify the project plan 
while continuing to provide a robust tool for evaluating project 
performance.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Application and Instructions.
    OMB Number: 3045-0038.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA project applicants and sponsoring 
organizations seeking project renewal.
    Total Respondents: 3,200 for the concept paper; 1,000 for the full 
application.
    Frequency: One time.
    Average Time per Response: 2 hours for Concept Paper; 15 hours for 
application.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 21,400 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 1, 2007.
Jean Whaley,
Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA.
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