Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 4182-4183 [E8-1230]

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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. 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 proposed conference surveys of persons attending the annual National Conference on Volunteering. The surveys will be used to assess workshops, presenters, and the conference overall. 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 March 24, 2008. 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 E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices Community Service, Department of Research and Policy Development; Attention Brooke Nicholas, Policy Analyst, 10th Floor; 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) 606–6627, Attention Brooke Nicholas, Policy Analyst. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4182-4183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1230]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection

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 its 
proposed conference surveys of persons attending the annual National 
Conference on Volunteering. The surveys will be used to assess 
workshops, presenters, and the conference overall.
    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 March 24, 2008.

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

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Community Service, Department of Research and Policy Development; 
Attention Brooke Nicholas, Policy Analyst, 10th Floor; 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) 606-6627, Attention 
Brooke Nicholas, Policy Analyst. (4) Electronically through the 
Corporation's e-mail address system: bnicholas@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Nicholas, (202) 606-6627, or by 
e-mail at bnicholas@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 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

    In partnership with the Points of Light Foundation, the Corporation 
for National and Community Service hosts an annual conference on 
volunteering. The conference encourages the volunteering community to 
share information and practices, learn new skills and establish 
relationships. Attendees include leaders from: Nonprofits and civic 
infrastructures, academic institutions, businesses and government 
agencies.
    As a part of learning the extent in which we reached these 
objectives, we need to collect outcome data through four surveys that 
reveals: How well the conference compares with past conferences; what 
improvements have been made; and what are some suggestions for the 
future.

Current Action

    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: National Conference Survey.
    OMB Number: None.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Affected Public: Individuals, community and faith-based 
organizations, non-profits, federal, international, state and local 
government, education institutions and businesses.
    Number of Respondents: 4,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: Fifteen minutes per survey (with 
four or more surveys).
    Total Burden Hours: 4,000 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Annual Cost (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): None.

    Dated: January 16, 2008.
Bob Grimm,
Director, Department of Research and Policy Development.
 [FR Doc. E8-1230 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]
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