Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 15692-15693 [2010-6955]

Download as PDF 15692 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices of this service in the targeted community. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The current application is due to expire on June 30, 2010. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. OMB Number: 3045–0120. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Degree-granting colleges and universities located in the U.S. and its territories. Total Respondents: 4,500. Frequency: Annual. Average Time per Response: Averages 1 hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,500 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: March 24, 2010. Cara Patrick, Acting Director, Learn and Serve America. [FR Doc. 2010–6959 Filed 3–29–10; 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the Learn and Serve America Programs and Performance Reporting System, also referred to as the Learn and Serve Systems and Information Exchange (LASSIE). The system collects annual program data from organizations that receive grants or subgrants through the Learn and Serve America program. Data collected through the system is used for grants management and annual reporting requirements. 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 June 1, 2010. 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, Learn and Serve America; Attention: Meredith Archer Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management, Room 9613–C; 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) 606–3477, Meredith Archer Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management. (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system mhatch@cns.gov or through the government-wide comment system https://www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call (202) 606–3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Archer Hatch, (202) 606–7513, fax (202) 606–3477, or by e-mail at mhatch@cns.gov. 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 Learn and Serve America Program supports efforts in schools, higher education institutions, and community-based organizations to involve young people in meaningful service to their communities while improving academic, civic, social, and career-related skills. The Learn and Serve program is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and is funded through grants to states, national organizations, and institutions of higher education, and through them to individual schools, local education agencies, community-based organizations, and colleges and universities. Approximately 1,800 organizations receive Learn and Serve funding each year and report on their Learn and Serve-funded activities through the Learn and Serve America Programs and Performance Reporting System. All data is collected electronically and accessed via the Web site, https://www.lsareports.org. Current Action The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection. The system collects annual data from those organizations that receive Learn and Serve America grants and subgrants. Data collected includes information on the scope and structure of servicelearning activities funded through the grants; participants and hours; community partnerships; and institutional policies and practices that support service-learning. Minor modifications and adjustments will be made for the renewal to accommodate changes resulting for the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (2009) and to minimize burden, improve reliability, and streamline reporting. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. The Corporation also seeks to continue using E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 2010 / Notices the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on November 30, 2010. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Learn and Serve America Programs and Performance Reporting System. OMB Number: 3045–0089. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Learn and Serve America grantees and subgrantees. Total Respondents: Approximately 1,800. Frequency: Annual. Average Time per Response: Averages one hour. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,800 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: March 23, 2010. Cara Patrick, Learn and Serve America. [FR Doc. 2010–6955 Filed 3–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Extension of Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program Demonstration Project Department of Defense (DoD). Notice of a Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program demonstration project extension. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested parties of an extension to the Military Health System (MHS) demonstration project, under authority of Title 10, United States Code, Section 1092, entitled Web-Based TRICARE Assistance Program. This demonstration was effective August 1, 2009, as referenced in the original Federal Register (FR) Notice, 74 FR 3667, dated July 24, 2009. The demonstration project uses existing managed care support contracts (MCSC) to allow Webbased behavioral health and related services, including non-medical counseling and advice services to Active Duty Service members (ADSM), their families, and members and their VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:22 Mar 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 dependents enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select, and those eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) who reside in the continental United States. The extension is necessary to allow more time to measure the effectiveness of the demonstration in meeting its goal of improving beneficiary access to behavioral health care by incorporating Web-based technology. DATES: This extension will be effective April 1, 2010. The demonstration project will continue until March 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), TRICARE Policy and Operations, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, VA 22041. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions pertaining to this demonstration project contact Mr. Richard Hart at (703) 681–0047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On page 405 of House Report 2638, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Joint Explanatory Statement, Congress stated: ‘‘The Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009 stated: ‘‘An area of particular interest is the provision of appropriate and accessible counseling to Service members and their families who live in locations that are not close to Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), other MHS facilities, or TRICARE providers. Webbased delivery of counseling has significant potential to offer counseling to personnel who otherwise might not be able to access it. Therefore, the Department is directed to establish and use a Web-based Clinical Mental Health Services Program as a way to deliver critical clinical mental health services to Service members and families in rural areas.’’ The TRICARE Assistance Program (TRIAP) demonstration as outlined in 74 FR 3667 of July 24, 2009, launched August 1, 2009, to provide the capability for short-term, problem solving counseling between eligible beneficiaries and licensed counselors utilizing video technology and software such as Skype or iChat. Regional contractors were tasked with formulating and initiating the programs. TRIAP services are available 24/7. Active Duty Service members, their spouses of any age, and other family members 18 years of age or older, who reside in the United States are eligible to participate. Enrollees in Reserve Select and TAMP also may use the program. TRIAP provides assistance to PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15693 beneficiaries dealing with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. It includes assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to more comprehensive levels of care if needed. TRIAP is based on commercial employee assistance models and provides counseling in a virtual face-toface environment. There is no diagnosis made, are no limits to usage, and no notification about those seeking counseling will be made to their primary care managers or others, unless required by the counselor’s licensure (spouse abuse, etc.). Participant confidentiality is protected, as no medical record entry is made. There were initial challenges in making beneficiaries aware of the program when implemented in August 2009. These challenges included: • Short turnaround with behavioral health (BH) programs launching on the same day, both using video, but with distinct differences—one a demonstration (TRIAP), the other a permanent benefit (Telemental Health). • Significant program changes days prior to launch: Age and confidentiality. • The regional contractors implemented the program in admirably short time, but have varying accessibility and visibility. • Primary means of communication with Prime beneficiaries (newsletter) has significant lead time (4 months). • Dozens of ‘‘competing’’ programs already geared to assisting Service members in a similar forum (employee assistance/counseling format) with BH issues, notably Defense Center of Excellence (Psychological Health) and Military OneSource. • Limited research on Service members’ willingness to use video as a means of counseling or their belief in confidentiality. Despite concerted media and outreach effort on the part of regional contractors and extensive media coverage, usage remains very low. In an effort to increase awareness and encourage beneficiary use of TRIAP and TeleBehavioral Health Care Services, TRICARE has launched aggressive external communications initiatives, to include but not limited to: • Article in Prime newsletter (December) delivered to beneficiaries via direct mail. Advance copy sent to 30,000 subscribers. • In production: Leadership video broadening the message to motivate beneficiaries to get help. Includes messages by line spokespersons. Wide distribution to MTFs, installations, and service leadership. • Senior leader talking points. E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 30, 2010)]
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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 its 
proposed renewal of the Learn and Serve America Programs and 
Performance Reporting System, also referred to as the Learn and Serve 
Systems and Information Exchange (LASSIE). The system collects annual 
program data from organizations that receive grants or subgrants 
through the Learn and Serve America program. Data collected through the 
system is used for grants management and annual reporting requirements.
    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 June 1, 2010.

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, Learn and Serve America; Attention: Meredith Archer Hatch, 
Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management, Room 9613-C; 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) 606-3477, Meredith Archer Hatch, Program 
Coordinator for Knowledge Management.
    (4) Electronically through the Corporation's e-mail address system 
mhatch@cns.gov or through the government-wide comment system https://www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 606-3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 
p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Archer Hatch, (202) 606-7513, 
fax (202) 606-3477, or by e-mail at mhatch@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 Learn and Serve America Program supports efforts in schools, 
higher education institutions, and community-based organizations to 
involve young people in meaningful service to their communities while 
improving academic, civic, social, and career-related skills. The Learn 
and Serve program is administered by the Corporation for National and 
Community Service and is funded through grants to states, national 
organizations, and institutions of higher education, and through them 
to individual schools, local education agencies, community-based 
organizations, and colleges and universities. Approximately 1,800 
organizations receive Learn and Serve funding each year and report on 
their Learn and Serve-funded activities through the Learn and Serve 
America Programs and Performance Reporting System. All data is 
collected electronically and accessed via the Web site, https://www.lsareports.org.

Current Action

    The Corporation seeks to renew the current information collection. 
The system collects annual data from those organizations that receive 
Learn and Serve America grants and subgrants. Data collected includes 
information on the scope and structure of service-learning activities 
funded through the grants; participants and hours; community 
partnerships; and institutional policies and practices that support 
service-learning. Minor modifications and adjustments will be made for 
the renewal to accommodate changes resulting for the Edward M. Kennedy 
Serve America Act (2009) and to minimize burden, improve reliability, 
and streamline reporting.
    The information collection will otherwise be used in the same 
manner as the existing application. The Corporation also seeks to 
continue using

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the current application until the revised application is approved by 
OMB. The current application is due to expire on November 30, 2010.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Learn and Serve America Programs and Performance Reporting 
System.
    OMB Number: 3045-0089.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Learn and Serve America grantees and subgrantees.
    Total Respondents: Approximately 1,800.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Average Time per Response: Averages one hour.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,800 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: March 23, 2010.
Cara Patrick,
Learn and Serve America.
[FR Doc. 2010-6955 Filed 3-29-10; 8:45 am]
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