Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 14781-14782 [E9-7253]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 61 / Wednesday, April 1, 2009 / Notices presentation and discussion on evaluation of the national system, and will consider draft reports and recommendations from the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Review and Evaluation Subcommittee. It will also hear an update on NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan and presentations on the development of the national system of marine protected areas, including the gap analysis processes and education and outreach initiatives. Representatives from NOAA and the Department of Interior have been invited to present on the Administration’s vision for ocean conservation. Committee members and the public are also invited to attend a ceremony to announce the first sites accepted into the National System of Marine Protected Areas. The agenda is subject to change. The latest version will be posted at http://www.mpa.gov. Dated: March 25, 2009. David M. Kennedy, Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. [FR Doc. E9–7234 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XO40 Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: A major activity of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is the production of a series of 21 Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) that are designed to inform and aid decision making by policy makers, resource managers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public on issues related to global climate change. The Unified Synthesis Product (USP) Development Committee (USPDC), established by a Decision Memorandum on February 29, 2008, is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft USP that will synthesize the information contained in the 21 SAPs in the context of other recent climate and global change scientific studies and formal assessments. Please note that meeting location, times, and agenda topics described here are subject to change. Meeting information will be available online on the USPDC website: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:38 Mar 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 http://www.climate.noaa.gov/ index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/ unifiedlsynthesis.jsp DATES: The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009 and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on that day. The location will be the US Climate Change Science Program Office, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher D. Miller, USPDC DFO and the Program Manager, NOAA/OAR/ Climate Program Office, Climate Change Data and Detection Program Element, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 12239, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 301–734–1241, e-mail: Christopher.D.Miller@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Status The meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 30minute public comment period on April 16, 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (check the USPDC website to confirm this time and the room in which the meeting will be held). Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. In general, each individual or group wishing to make a statement that addresses the agenda topics (see Matters To Be Considered) will be allotted a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) that address the agenda topics will also be accepted and should be received by the USPDC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by April 6, 2009 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after April 6 will be distributed to the USPDC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Matters To Be Considered The meeting will discuss a roll-out strategy for the USP and various aspects of outreach activities that will be employed to disseminate the information in the final report. Dated: March, 23, 2009. Captain Todd Stiles, Executive Director, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. E9–7201 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 14781 Notice. 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 AmeriCorps*VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement (OMB Control Number 3045–0131), the previously approved Progress Report will expire on September 30, 2009. This extension without changes reflects the Corporation’s intent to continue to collect data around the results of Recovery Act funded VISTA activities. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section by June 1, 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, 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 Mr. 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 which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 14782 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 61 / Wednesday, April 1, 2009 / Notices 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 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 The VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement (VRPRS) is designed to collect data related to the outcomes and outputs of Recovery Act funded VISTA Members and to allow Americorps-VISTA to report on those activities as required by the legislation. Current Action The Corporation seeks to continue the use of the VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement in order to gather data on key performance outputs and outcomes of Recovery Act funded VISTA Members; to measure the effectiveness of Recovery Act funded VISTA Members in addressing primary areas of need as identified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; and, to report to the Executive branch and general public the results of Recovery Act funded VISTA placements. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement (VRPRS). OMB Number: 3045–0131. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA Sponsoring Organizations. Total Respondents: 950. Frequency: Quarterly. Average Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,800. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:46 Mar 31, 2009 Jkt 217001 information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: March 26, 2009. Paul Davis, Acting Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA. [FR Doc. E9–7253 Filed 3–31–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. 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. 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. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning an Information Collection Request (ICR) entitled AmeriCorps State and National Application and Reporting Instructions for Recovery Act Funding. Applicants will respond to the questions included in this ICR in order to apply for grant funds and report on progress. 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 June 1, 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: Amy Borgstrom, Associate PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 The purpose of this guidance is to assist current AmeriCorps State and National grantees in accessing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to engage AmeriCorps members and community volunteers in efforts to stimulate the economy through the expansion of current programming or the addition of a new program component, and to report on their activities. Additional information can be found in OMB’s Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 dated February 18, 2009, and on the CNCS Recovery Web page (http:// www.nationalservice.gov/recovery). Current Action Type of Review: Renewal; previously granted emergency approval by OMB on March 19, 2009. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 61 (Wednesday, April 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14781-14782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7253]


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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 AmeriCorps*VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report 
Supplement (OMB Control Number 3045-0131), the previously approved 
Progress Report will expire on September 30, 2009.
    This extension without changes reflects the Corporation's intent to 
continue to collect data around the results of Recovery Act funded 
VISTA activities.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section by June 1, 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, 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 Mr. 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 which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the

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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 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

    The VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement (VRPRS) is 
designed to collect data related to the outcomes and outputs of 
Recovery Act funded VISTA Members and to allow Americorps-VISTA to 
report on those activities as required by the legislation.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to continue the use of the VISTA Recovery Act 
Progress Report Supplement in order to gather data on key performance 
outputs and outcomes of Recovery Act funded VISTA Members; to measure 
the effectiveness of Recovery Act funded VISTA Members in addressing 
primary areas of need as identified in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act; and, to report to the Executive branch and general 
public the results of Recovery Act funded VISTA placements.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps*VISTA Recovery Act Progress Report Supplement 
(VRPRS).
    OMB Number: 3045-0131.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps*VISTA Sponsoring Organizations.
    Total Respondents: 950.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Average Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,800.
    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: March 26, 2009.
Paul Davis,
Acting Director, AmeriCorps*VISTA.
 [FR Doc. E9-7253 Filed 3-31-09; 8:45 am]
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