Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 11623-11624 [E8-4133]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices Commission of Fine Arts, at the above address, or call 202–504–2200. Individuals requiring sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired should contact the Secretary at least 10 days before the meeting date. Dated in Washington DC, 29 February 29, 2008. Thomas Luebke, AIA, Secretary. [FR Doc. 08–927 Filed 3–3–08: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6330–01–M CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 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 and revision of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress Report (OMB Control Number 3045– 0043). The previously approved Progress Report will expire on October 1, 2008. This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation’s intent to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to reduce the burden on respondents and to reflect changes in data considered ‘‘core reporting’’ information to meet a variety of needs, including adding new data elements as needed to ensure information collection captures appropriate data for the Corporation’s required performance measurement and other reporting. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by May 5, 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 Community Service; Attn, Craig Kinnear, Program Analyst, Room 9103A; 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 Craig Kinnear, Program Analyst. 4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ckinnear@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Kinnear, (202) 606–6708, or by email at ckinnear@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). DATES: Background The Progress Report (PPR) was designed to assure that Americorps*VISTA sponsors address and fulfill legislated program purposes, meet agency program management and grant requirements, and assess progress toward project plan goals agreed upon in the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement. Current Action The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used PPR to: (a) Reduce PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11623 respondent burden; (b) enhance data collected via this information collection tool; (c) establish reporting periods consistent with the Corporation’s integrated grants management and reporting policies. The current PPR is used by Americorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees to report progress toward accomplishing work plan goals and objectives, reporting actual outcomes related to self-nominated performance measures meeting challenges encountered, describing significant activities, and requesting technical assistance. The PPR is also used to collect demographic data elements used by the Corporation for aggregate reporting purposes. Submissions of the PPR are done quarterly. The revised PPR will be divided into two separate parts in order to reduce burden and to increase data integrity. All demographic data elements will be removed from the quarterly submissions and added to an annual VISTA Progress Report Supplement (VPRS) due 30 days after the end of the fiscal year. The quarterly reports will retain their purpose of providing monitoring and oversight of individual projects, while the annual data collection will serve the purpose of aggregate performance reporting for the VISTA program. Burden will be reduced by collecting the demographic data elements once a year instead of quarterly. Data integrity will be increased by tying data elements to specific fiscal years rather than project reporting cycles. The Corporation anticipates making available to all AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees both sections of the revised PPR by July 1, 2008. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Americorps*VISTA Program Progress Report (PPR). OMB Number: 3045–0043. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA and sponsoring organizations, site supervisors, and members. Total Respondents: 1,100. Frequency: Quarterly for the PPR; annually for the VPRS. Average Time Per Response: 7 hours for the PPR; 9 hours for the VPRS. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 40,700 hours for both the PPR and VPRS. 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 E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 11624 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 27, 2008. Carol Rogers, Acting Director, Americorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. E8–4133 Filed 3–3–08; 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: 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 annual reports provided by recipients of Program Development and Training grants, and Disability Inclusion grants. Applicants will respond to the questions included in this ICR in order to report on their use of federal funds and progress against their annual plan. 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 May 5, 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 Community Service; 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 These application instructions will be used by grantees to report on their use of Program Development and Training grants, and Disability Inclusion grants. These grants are provided to state commissions to support capacity building for their subgrantees and disability inclusion efforts. The annual report is submitted electronically using eGrants, the Corporation’s Web-based grants management system, or submitted via e-mail. This information collection instructs applicants to respond to a total of six questions. Current Action Program Development and Training and Disability Inclusion Annual Report Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Program Development and Training and Disability Inclusion Annual Report OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: State commissions for national and community service. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Respondents: 54. Frequency: Annual. Average Time Per Response: Averages 8 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 432 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: February 25, 2008. Kimberly Mansaray, Chief of Staff, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. E8–4138 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE United States Marine Corps; Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: United States Marine Corps, DoD. Notice to delete a system of records notices. ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Marine Corps is deleting a system of records notices from its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). DATES: Effective March 4, 2008. Send comments to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, FOIA/ PA Section (CMC–ARSE), 2 Navy Annex, Room 1005, Washington, DC 20380–1775. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Tracy D. Ross at (703) 614–4008. The U.S. Marine Corps’ records systems notices for records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The U.S. Marine Corps proposes to delete a system of records notices from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The changes to the system of records are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of new or altered systems reports. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11623-11624]
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[FR Doc No: E8-4133]


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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 the 
proposed renewal and revision of its AmeriCorps*VISTA Project Progress 
Report (OMB Control Number 3045-0043). The previously approved Progress 
Report will expire on October 1, 2008.
    This reinstatement with changes reflects the Corporation's intent 
to modify selected sections of the collection instrument to reduce the 
burden on respondents and to reflect changes in data considered ``core 
reporting'' information to meet a variety of needs, including adding 
new data elements as needed to ensure information collection captures 
appropriate data for the Corporation's required performance measurement 
and other reporting.
    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 May 5, 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 Community 
Service; Attn, Craig Kinnear, Program Analyst, Room 9103A; 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 Craig Kinnear, Program 
Analyst.
    4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
ckinnear@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Kinnear, (202) 606-6708, or by 
e-mail at ckinnear@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 Progress Report (PPR) was designed to assure that 
Americorps*VISTA sponsors address and fulfill legislated program 
purposes, meet agency program management and grant requirements, and 
assess progress toward project plan goals agreed upon in the signing of 
the Memorandum of Agreement.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to revise the previously used PPR to: (a) 
Reduce respondent burden; (b) enhance data collected via this 
information collection tool; (c) establish reporting periods consistent 
with the Corporation's integrated grants management and reporting 
policies.
    The current PPR is used by Americorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees 
to report progress toward accomplishing work plan goals and objectives, 
reporting actual outcomes related to self-nominated performance 
measures meeting challenges encountered, describing significant 
activities, and requesting technical assistance. The PPR is also used 
to collect demographic data elements used by the Corporation for 
aggregate reporting purposes. Submissions of the PPR are done 
quarterly.
    The revised PPR will be divided into two separate parts in order to 
reduce burden and to increase data integrity. All demographic data 
elements will be removed from the quarterly submissions and added to an 
annual VISTA Progress Report Supplement (VPRS) due 30 days after the 
end of the fiscal year. The quarterly reports will retain their purpose 
of providing monitoring and oversight of individual projects, while the 
annual data collection will serve the purpose of aggregate performance 
reporting for the VISTA program. Burden will be reduced by collecting 
the demographic data elements once a year instead of quarterly. Data 
integrity will be increased by tying data elements to specific fiscal 
years rather than project reporting cycles.
    The Corporation anticipates making available to all 
AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsors and grantees both sections of the revised PPR 
by July 1, 2008.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Americorps*VISTA Program Progress Report (PPR).
    OMB Number: 3045-0043.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA and sponsoring organizations, 
site supervisors, and members.
    Total Respondents: 1,100.
    Frequency: Quarterly for the PPR; annually for the VPRS.
    Average Time Per Response: 7 hours for the PPR; 9 hours for the 
VPRS.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 40,700 hours for both the PPR and 
VPRS.
    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

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information collection request; they will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: February 27, 2008.
Carol Rogers,
Acting Director, Americorps*VISTA.
[FR Doc. E8-4133 Filed 3-3-08; 8:45 am]
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