Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 75678-75679 [E8-29502]

Download as PDF 75678 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices March 2009. Fishing activity is currently taking place through December 2008 and researchers would like to continue in March 2009, but will need this revised exemption to do so. It is expected that this location, within the RCA, would provide access to large monkfish and would avoid gear interactions between the research gillnet gear and trawl gear. The need to switch RCA exemptions is due to the change in location and vessel from the original research proposal. Allowing an exemption in RCA I rather than RCA III will provide consistency with the rest of the research that is being conducted in that area and will avoid further delays in the project. The applicant may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the year. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM13 U.S. Climate Change Science Program Draft Unified Synthesis Product: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of revision of the production schedule for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Unified Synthesis Product. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request BILLING CODE 3510–22–S SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publish this notice to announce plans to add a second public comment period for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Unified Synthesis Product (USP). The peer review and first public comment period that ended on August 14, 2008 produced a large number of suggestions for improvements in the scientific 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Dated: December 8, 2008. William J. Brennan, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Director, Climate Change Science Program. [FR Doc. E8–29495 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–S Dated: December 5, 2008. Emily H. Menashes Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E8–29441 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 completeness and readability of the USP. These comments have resulted in substantial revisions to the document, and a second draft is now being prepared for release in January 2009 for a 45-day public comment period. Another Federal Register Notice will be published announcing the start of the public comment period and will provide detailed instructions for accessing the revised document and submitting comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCSP was established by the President in 2002 to coordinate and integrate scientific research on global change and climate change sponsored by 13 participating departments and agencies of the U.S. Government. The CCSP is charged with preparing information resources that promote climate-related discussions and decisions, including scientific synthesis and assessment analyses that support evaluation of important policy issues. Jkt 217001 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 Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool (Record of Service). The Record of Service was PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established in 2002 as a tool to help Americans answer President Bush’s call to service and keep track of their volunteer service hours. 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 individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by February 10, 2009. 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 Shannon Maynard, Executive Director President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation; 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) 606–3460, Attention Shannon Maynard, Executive Director President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: smaynard@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Maynard, (202) 606–6713, or by e-mail at smaynard@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 In January of 2002, in his State of the Union Address, President Bush called E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices on all Americans to dedicate 4,000 hours or two years of their lives to volunteer service. He created the USA Freedom Corps, a coordinating office at the White House to oversee these efforts and to bring increased attention to the ways in which the Administration could work together to enhance opportunities for all Americans to serve their neighbors and their nation. In support of the President’s call to service, the Corporation created an electronic Record of Service to provide citizens a way to track their service activities and individually record their volunteer service hours. Use of this tracking tool is 100 percent electronic in that users establish a user ID and password that automatically creates an account which is only accessible to that individual user. The Record of Service can only be updated by the user who established the account. The Record of Service has received heavy public use and is a primary way for individuals to track their eligibility for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Individuals may link to this tracking tool through the USA Freedom Corps Web site at http:// www.usafreedomcorps.gov or the President’s Volunteer Service Award Web site at http:// www.presidentialserviceawards.gov. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew the current Record of Service. The Record of Service will be used in the same manner as the existing Record of Service. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool. OMB Number: 3045–0077. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Citizens of the United States. Total Respondents: 100,000. Frequency: On occasion. Average Time Per Response: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,000 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dated: December 4, 2008. Kristin McSwain, Chief Program Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29502 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Modification of Federal Advisory Committee Charter Department of Defense. Modification of Federal Advisory Committee Charter. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it intends to revise the charter for the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee. Specifically, the Department is increasing the number of committee members from five to seven members. This committee will provide the Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, independent advice on DoD’s financial management, including the financial reporting process, systems of internal controls, audit process and processes for monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In accordance with DoD policy and procedures, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer is authorized to act upon the advice emanating from this advisory committee. Members of the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall be eminent authorities in the fields of financial management and audit. Committee members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not fulltime Federal officers or employees, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109, and serve as Special Government Employees. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee, in keeping with DoD policy to make every effort to achieve a balanced membership, includes a cross section of experts directly affected, interested, and qualified to advise on financial and audit matters. Committee members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, shall serve without PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75679 compensation. The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer shall select the committee’s chairperson from the committee’s membership at large. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the committee’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Chairperson, and the estimated number of committee meetings is four per year. The Designated Federal Officer shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. The Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976, and other appropriate Federal regulations. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered committee, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered committee nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any Federal officers or employees who are not members of the Department of Defense Audit Advisory Committee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense at 703–601– 6128. Dated: December 5, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–29401 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2008–OS–0153] Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DoD. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 240 (Friday, December 12, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75678-75679]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29502]


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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 Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool (Record of 
Service). The Record of Service was established in 2002 as a tool to 
help Americans answer President Bush's call to service and keep track 
of their volunteer service hours.
    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 individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by February 10, 2009.

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 Shannon Maynard, Executive Director President's 
Council on Service and Civic Participation; 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) 606-3460, Attention Shannon Maynard, Executive 
Director President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system: 
smaynard@cns.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Maynard, (202) 606-6713, or by 
e-mail at smaynard@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

    In January of 2002, in his State of the Union Address, President 
Bush called

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on all Americans to dedicate 4,000 hours or two years of their lives to 
volunteer service. He created the USA Freedom Corps, a coordinating 
office at the White House to oversee these efforts and to bring 
increased attention to the ways in which the Administration could work 
together to enhance opportunities for all Americans to serve their 
neighbors and their nation.
    In support of the President's call to service, the Corporation 
created an electronic Record of Service to provide citizens a way to 
track their service activities and individually record their volunteer 
service hours. Use of this tracking tool is 100 percent electronic in 
that users establish a user ID and password that automatically creates 
an account which is only accessible to that individual user. The Record 
of Service can only be updated by the user who established the account. 
The Record of Service has received heavy public use and is a primary 
way for individuals to track their eligibility for the President's 
Volunteer Service Award.
    Individuals may link to this tracking tool through the USA Freedom 
Corps Web site at http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov or the President's 
Volunteer Service Award Web site at http://
www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to renew the current Record of Service. The 
Record of Service will be used in the same manner as the existing 
Record of Service.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Volunteer Service Hour Tracking Tool.
    OMB Number: 3045-0077.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Citizens of the United States.
    Total Respondents: 100,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,000 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: December 4, 2008.
Kristin McSwain,
Chief Program Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-29502 Filed 12-11-08; 8:45 am]
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