Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 61869-61870 [E7-21519]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices 61869 Estimated time for response (minutes) Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Section 7 Request (paper) ........................................................................................ 23 1,900 722 Totals .................................................................................................................. .............................. 3,800 1,349 Item Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $38,432,104. There are no capital start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. However, there are additional filing fees and postage costs associated with the Section 7 Requests being added to this collection. There is a $100 filing fee for Section 7 Requests unless the correction is due to a USPTO error, in which case there is no fee. The USPTO estimates that approximately 2,533 of the 3,800 expected Section 7 Requests would require the fee, for a total of $253,300 in filing fees being added to this collection due to these requests. Customers may incur postage costs when submitting a Section 7 Request to the USPTO by mail. The USPTO estimates that it may receive up to 1,900 mailed submissions per year with an estimated postage cost of 41 cents per response, for a total of $779 in postage costs being added to this collection due to these requests. The Section 7 Requests being added to this collection have an annual (nonhour) cost of $254,079 in the form of filing fees and postage costs. When added to the previously approved burden for this collection, the total annual (non-hour) costs for this collection would be $38,432,104. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:40 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: October 26, 2007. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services Division. [FR Doc. E7–21501 Filed 10–31–07; 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. 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 application provides citizens with the opportunity to apply for team leader positions with the AmeriCorps NCCC program. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leader Application. This application is used by applicants applying for a team leader position at one of NCCC’s regional campuses. 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 office listed in the ADDRESSES section December 31, 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, AmeriCorps NCCC; Attention Nicholas Zefran, Director of Member Services; PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 10th Floor; 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) 606–3462, Attention Nicholas Zefran, Director of Member Services, AmeriCorps NCCC. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: nzefran@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Zefran, 202–606–6703, or by e-mail at nzefran@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 NCCC is a full-time residential national service program for 18–24-year-olds. The mission is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service. Teams help communities meet compelling needs in the areas of disaster relief, education, housing, the environment and other unmet needs. The AmeriCorps NCCC solicits applications for team leaders to lead teams of 10–12 AmeriCorps members in this full-time national service program. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 61870 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current application. This application will be used in the same manner as the existing application. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on 12/31/2007. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: NCCC Team Leader Application. OMB Number: 3045–0005. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Citizens interested in serving as team leaders. Total Number of Applicants: 300. Frequency: Annually. Average Time Application: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 300 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 26, 2007. Merlene Mazyck, Director, AmeriCorps*NCCC. [FR Doc. E7–21519 Filed 10–31–07; 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:40 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Financial Management Survey (FMS) form. The FMS is a tool used by Corporation staff to assess the financial management capabilities of applicants for Corporation funding. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section December 31, 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, Office of Grants Management; Attention Stacy Bishop, Senior Grants Officer; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Room 8100; 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) 606–3485, Attention Stacy Bishop, Senior Grants Officer. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: sbishop@cns.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy Bishop, 202–606–6962, or by e-mail at sbishop@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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses). Background The Corporation developed the Financial Management Survey to implement its pre-award policy (CFO– 029, effective 1/17/02) which provides reasonable assurance that federal grant funds will be expended and accounted for in ways that meet program objectives, the award terms and conditions, and applicable federal statutes, regulations and guidelines. The Financial Management Survey standardizes the pre-award process and ensures uniform consideration of the capacity of prospective grantees of the Corporation to manage federal funds. The Financial Management Survey will be used for the following purposes: (1) As a pre-award assessment tool of the capacity of a potential grantee to manage federal funds in excess of $100,000; and (2) As part of the basis for determining the financial management areas in which a prospective grantee, should it receive an award from the Corporation, may warrant technical assistance. Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current Financial Management Survey. The revised Financial Management Survey is more user friendly, eliminates duplication in the survey, and clarifies questions to further allow Corporation staff to assess financial capabilities. The survey will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing survey. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current survey until the revised survey is approved by OMB. The current survey is due to expire on January 31, 2008. Type of Review: Renewal with minor revisions. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Financial Management Survey Form. OMB Number: 3045–0102. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: First-time grant applicants or current grantees recompeting for funding. Total Respondents: 20 annually. Frequency: One (1) time. Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 20 hours annually. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 211 (Thursday, November 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61869-61870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21519]


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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 application 
provides citizens with the opportunity to apply for team leader 
positions with the AmeriCorps NCCC program.
    Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its 
proposed renewal of AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leader Application. This 
application is used by applicants applying for a team leader position 
at one of NCCC's regional campuses.
    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 office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section December 31, 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, AmeriCorps NCCC; Attention Nicholas Zefran, Director of Member 
Services; 1201 New York Avenue, NW., 10th Floor; 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) 606-3462, Attention Nicholas Zefran, Director 
of Member Services, AmeriCorps NCCC.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
nzefran@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Zefran, 202-606-6703, or by 
e-mail at nzefran@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 NCCC is a full-time residential national service program 
for 18-24-year-olds. The mission is to strengthen communities and 
develop leaders through team-based national and community service. 
Teams help communities meet compelling needs in the areas of disaster 
relief, education, housing, the environment and other unmet needs. The 
AmeriCorps NCCC solicits applications for team leaders to lead teams of 
10-12 AmeriCorps members in this full-time national service program.

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Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current application. 
This application will be used in the same manner as the existing 
application. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current 
application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The 
current application is due to expire on 12/31/2007.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: NCCC Team Leader Application.
    OMB Number: 3045-0005.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Citizens interested in serving as team leaders.
    Total Number of Applicants: 300.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Average Time Application: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 300 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 26, 2007.
Merlene Mazyck,
Director, AmeriCorps*NCCC.
[FR Doc. E7-21519 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]
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