Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 51632-51633 [E8-20491]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES 51632 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices (202) 482–1880 or estark@ntia.doc.gov; Joe Gattuso at (202) 482–0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s web site at www.ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the Committee to implement a recommendation of the President’s Initiative on Spectrum Management pursuant to the President’s November 29, 2004 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the subject of ‘‘Spectrum Management for the 21st Century.’’1 This Committee is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and is consistent with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Act, 47 U.S.C. § 904(b). The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management to enable the introduction of new spectrum-dependent technologies and services, including long-range spectrum planning and policy reforms for expediting the American public’s access to broadband services, public safety, and digital television. The Committee functions solely as an advisory body in compliance with the FACA. Matters to Be Considered: The Committee will receive recommendations and reports from working groups of its Technical Sharing Efficiencies subcommittee and Operational Sharing Efficiencies subcommittees. The Committee will also consider matters to be taken up at its next meeting. It will provide an opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Time and Date: The meeting will be held on September 19, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and the agenda topics are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov, for the most up-todate meeting agenda. Place: The meeting will be held at the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Room 5855 (the Secretary’s Conference Room), Washington, DC 20230. The meeting will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring special services, such as sign language 1 President’s Memorandum on Improving Spectrum Management for the 21st Century, 49 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 2875 (Nov. 29, 2004) (Executive Memorandum). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Gattuso, at (202) 482–0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Status: Interested parties are invited to attend and to submit written comments with the Committee at any time before or after a meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting should send them to the above-listed address and must be received by close of business on September 15, 2008, to provide sufficient time for review. Comments received after September 15, 2008, will be distributed to the Committee but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. It would be helpful if paper submissions also include a three and one-half inch computer diskette in HTML, ASCII, Word or WordPerfect format (please specify version). Diskettes should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer, and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Alternatively, comments may be submitted electronically to spectrumadvisory@ntia.doc.gov. Comments provided via electronic mail may also be submitted in one or more of the formats specified above. Records: NTIA maintains records of all Committee proceedings. Committee records are available for public inspection at NTIA’s office at the address above. Documents including the Committee’s charter, membership list, agendas, minutes, and any reports are available on NTIA’s Committee web page at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ advisory/spectrum. Dated: August 29, 2008. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. E8–20518 Filed 9–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled the AmeriCorps*VISTA Assessment of VISTA Project Sustainability to the Office of PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. Craig Kinnear at (202) 606–9708. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 565–2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._Astrich@omb.eop.gov. The OMB 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; • 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008. This comment period ended March 17, 2008. No public comments were received from this notice. Description The Corporation is developing a systematic approach for assessing how E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES well local organizations with full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members are able to sustain projects over the long-term. This study will evaluate the contributions of VISTA in strengthening local organizations serving low-income communities and develop a tool that can serve as a foundation for additional studies in the future. Information will be collected over time on the relevant characteristics of 250 closed VISTA projects. Closed projects are defined as projects that no longer have active VISTAs, although they still may be continuing without VISTA support. The original goals and objectives of the projects will be identified, as well as how the goals may have evolved over time. The study will evaluate the extent to which closed projects have been able to achieve their goals and will develop a model that identifies the likelihood that ongoing projects will be sustained beyond their third year of programming, after the VISTA members are no longer present. The study will include telephone interviews of the 250 projects and site visits to 40 projects. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: VISTA Evaluation Study. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsoring organizations. Total Telephone Interview Respondents: 250. Frequency: Once. Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 250 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Total Site Visit Respondents: 40. Frequency: Once. Average Time per Response: 1.5 hours. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 60 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: August 27, 2008. Jean Whaley, Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. E8–20491 Filed 9–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors will meet to make such inquiry, as the Board shall deem necessary into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods of the Naval Academy. The meeting will include discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The executive session of this meeting will be closed to the public. DATES: The open session of the meeting will be held on Monday, September 22, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. The closed Executive Session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Russell Senate Office Building Room 385, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Andrew B. Koy, USN, Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Office of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402–5000, telephone: 410–293–1503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice of meeting is provided per the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.). The executive session of the meeting will consist of discussions of personnel issues at the Naval Academy and internal Board of Visitors matters. The proposed closed session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include a discussion of new and pending courts-martial and state criminal proceedings involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include an update on the pending/ongoing sexual assault cases, rape cases, etc. The proposed closed session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. will include a discussion of new and pending administrative/ minor disciplinary infractions and nonjudicial punishments involving the Midshipmen attending the Naval Academy to include but not limited to individual honor/conduct violations within the Brigade. Discussion of such information cannot be adequately segregated from other topics, which precludes opening the executive session of this meeting to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51633 Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing that the meeting shall be partially closed to the public because it will be concerned with matters listed in section 552b(c) (5), (6), and (7) of title 5, United States Code. Dated: August 27, 2008. T. M. Cruz, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E8–20499 Filed 9–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notice U.S. Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: DATE & TIME: Thursday, September 18, 2008, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave, NW., Suite 150, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro Stop: Metro Center). AGENDA: Commissioners will hold a workshop discussion on Preparing for Election Day 2008 and Empowering Voters. Commissioners will consider and vote on whether to modify Advisory Opinion 07–003–A regarding Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funding, pursuant to HAVA, section 254(a)(7). Commissioners will consider and vote on a Proposed Replacement Advisory Opinion 07–003–B Regarding Maintenance of Effort. Commissioners will consider a Draft Policy for Notice and Public Comment; Commissioners will consider a Draft Policy for Joint Partnership Task Force of EAC and State Election Officials Regarding Spending of HAVA Funds; Commissioners will consider Proposed Administrative Regulations and receive an Update on Final Administrative Regulations. Commissioners will consider and vote on the Adoption of the Alternative Voting Methods Study. Commissioners will receive a briefing regarding the Best Practices to Ensure Voting Systems Perform Accurately and Securely on Election Day. Commissioners will receive an Update on the 2008 Requirements payments to States. Commissioners will consider comments received on the Draft EAC Guidance to States Regarding Updates to State Plans. The Commission will consider other administrative matters. This meeting will be open to the public. PLACE: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 172 (Thursday, September 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51632-51633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20491]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, 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''), has submitted a public information 
collection request (ICR) entitled the AmeriCorps*VISTA Assessment of 
VISTA Project Sustainability to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies 
of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained 
by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Mr. 
Craig Kinnear at (202) 606-9708. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565-
2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the 
following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in 
this Federal Register:
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Katherine Astrich, 
OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community 
Service; and
    (2) Electronically by e-mail to: Katherine_T._
Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB 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;
     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.

Comments

    A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal 
Register on January 17, 2008. This comment period ended March 17, 2008. 
No public comments were received from this notice.

Description

    The Corporation is developing a systematic approach for assessing 
how

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well local organizations with full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members are 
able to sustain projects over the long-term. This study will evaluate 
the contributions of VISTA in strengthening local organizations serving 
low-income communities and develop a tool that can serve as a 
foundation for additional studies in the future. Information will be 
collected over time on the relevant characteristics of 250 closed VISTA 
projects. Closed projects are defined as projects that no longer have 
active VISTAs, although they still may be continuing without VISTA 
support. The original goals and objectives of the projects will be 
identified, as well as how the goals may have evolved over time. The 
study will evaluate the extent to which closed projects have been able 
to achieve their goals and will develop a model that identifies the 
likelihood that ongoing projects will be sustained beyond their third 
year of programming, after the VISTA members are no longer present. The 
study will include telephone interviews of the 250 projects and site 
visits to 40 projects.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: VISTA Evaluation Study.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA sponsoring organizations.
    Total Telephone Interview Respondents: 250.
    Frequency: Once.
    Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 250 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Total Site Visit Respondents: 40.
    Frequency: Once.
    Average Time per Response: 1.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 60 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

    Dated: August 27, 2008.
Jean Whaley,
Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA.
[FR Doc. E8-20491 Filed 9-3-08; 8:45 am]
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