Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 71419-71420 [2010-29465]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices 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 its proposed implementation of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corp’s NCCC Sponsor Survey. This survey was developed to support NCCC performance measurement for use in program development, funding, and evaluation. The survey instrument will be completed by NCCC project sponsors following completion of each NCCC project. Completion of this information collection is not required to be considered for or obtain grant funding support from AmeriCorps NCCC. 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 January 24, 2011. 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 National Civilian Community Corps; Attention Colleen Clay, Assistant Director Projects and Partnerships, Room 9305; 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 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) By fax to: (202) 606–3462, Attention: Colleen Clay, Assistant Director Projects and Partnerships. (4) Electronically through http:// 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: Colleen Clay, (202) 606–7561, or by email at cclay@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 This NCCC Sponsor Survey was developed to evaluate the program’s performance impact on sponsoring organizations and communities. Specifically, NCCC has been asked to develop a set of measures that capture the immediate and long-term outcomes of the NCCC program on the organizations and communities it serves. In order to achieve this goal, NCCC has developed a set of five performance measurement instruments corresponding to the most common service projects requested by the organizations that sponsor NCCC teams in their community. One of these measures, Successful Service Intervention, is universal to all projects, and measures the success of the NCCC team in completing the stated project goals of the project sponsor. The other four measures correspond to specific activities with volunteers or in disaster, housing, or environmental activities. The surveys will be administered electronically to all project sponsors after each project round is completed. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71419 Current Action This is a new information collection request. The NCCC Sponsor Survey consists of a menu of five performance surveys of approximately 10 questions each. All sponsors will receive their survey as a single instrument. The individual survey will be generated based on the project type and applicability of each survey to the specific project. Each sponsor survey will begin with the Successful Service Intervention survey, and include one or more of the other four surveys depending on project type. It is estimated that an average survey will consist of two to three of the survey sections. No survey will include all five sections. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: NCCC Sponsor Survey. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: The NCCC sponsor survey will be administered to the project sponsor for any NCCC service project. These sponsors apply to receive a 10-person NCCC team for a period of six–eight weeks to implement local service projects. There are approximately 165 projects in each of four project rounds per year. The project sponsors are uniquely able to provide the information sought in the NCCC Sponsor Survey. Total Respondents: Based on the number of projects completed last fiscal year, NCCC expects to administer 660 surveys each fiscal year. These may not be unique responders as many sponsors receive teams on a rotating basis and thus may complete the survey more than once per year. Assuming the distribution of project types remains constant, the number of survey sections completed by a given sponsor will be distributed as follows: One section—54 respondents; two sections—228 respondents; three sections—270 respondents; four sections—108 respondents. Frequency: Quarterly distribution. Each sponsor will complete only one survey per project. Average Time per Response: One section—8 minutes. Two sections—15 minutes. Three sections—22 minutes. Four sections—30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 217 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 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 71420 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices 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: November 17, 2010. Charles Davenport, Director, Projects and Partnerships, National Civilian Community Corps. [FR Doc. 2010–29465 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the Defense Policy Board Defense Policy Board, DoD Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Policy Board will meet in closed session on December 13, 2010, from 0800 hrs until 1800 hrs and on December 14, 2010, from 0730 hrs until 1000 hrs at the Pentagon. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy with independent, informed advice on major matters of defense policy. The Board will hold classified discussions on national security matters. In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended [5 U.S.C. App II (1982)], it has been determined that this meeting concerns matters listed in 5 U.S.C. 552B (c)(1)(1982), and that accordingly this meeting will be closed to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ann Hansen, 703–571–9232. SUMMARY: Dated: November 17, 2010. Morgan F. Park, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–29452 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Naval Air Station Brunswick, ME Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 the Department of the Navy (DoN) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting as a cooperating agency, has prepared and filed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal and reuse of Naval Air Station (NAS) Brunswick, Maine. The DoN is required to close NAS Brunswick per Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, BRAC Program Management Office Northeast, 4911 South Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112–1303, telephone 215–897–4900, fax 215–897–4902, e-mail: david.drozd@navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoN acting as a lead agency with the FAA acting as a cooperating agency had prepared and filed the Notice of Intent for the EIS, published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2008, and the Draft EIS published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2010, in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. Sections 4321–4345) and its implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508). The purpose of the proposed action is to dispose of NAS Brunswick, Maine in a manner consistent with the Brunswick Naval Air Station Reuse Master Plan as developed by the Brunswick Local Redevelopment Authority (BLRA) in December 2007. The DoN is required to close NAS Brunswick, Maine in accordance with Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005. NAS Brunswick must be closed on or before September 15, 2011. This EIS has indentified and considered two alternatives for the disposal and reuse of NAS Brunswick, and the no-action alternative. Alternative 1 includes the disposal of NAS Brunswick and its outlying properties by the DoN and its reuse in a manner consistent with the Brunswick Naval Air Station Reuse Master Plan. This alternative would maintain the existing airfield for private aviation purposes. It is anticipated that full build-out of the Plan would be implemented over a 20-year period. The Brunswick Naval Air Station Reuse Master Plan calls for the development of approximately 1,630 acres (51%) of the total base property. In addition, approximately 1,570 acres (49%) of the base would be dedicated to a variety of active and passive land uses, including recreation, open space, and natural PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 areas. The plan reuses the existing airfield and its supporting infrastructure, provides a mix of land use types and densities, and preserves open space and natural areas. The DoN has recognized Alternative 1 as the preferred alternative. Alternative 2 includes the disposal of NAS Brunswick and its outlying properties by the DoN and its reuse in a manner that features a higher density of residential and community mixed-use development and does not include reuse of the airfield. Similar to Alternative 1, this alternative includes a mix of land use types, preserves open space and natural areas. It is anticipated that full build-out of the high-density scenario would be implemented over a 20-year period. Under Alternative 2 there would be development of approximately 1,580 acres (49%) of the total base property. In addition, approximately 1,620 acres (51%) of the base would be dedicated to a variety of active and passive land uses, including recreation, open space, and natural areas. Although this alternative would have less developable acres than Alternative 1, the density of residential and community mixed-uses would be higher. Alternative 3 is required by NEPA and evaluates the impacts at NAS Brunswick in the event that the property is not disposed. Under this alternative, existing mission and support operations would be relocated; however, the installation would be retained by the U.S. government in caretaker status. No reuse or redevelopment would occur at the facility. The Final EIS addresses environmental impacts of each alternative pertaining to the disposal and reuse of the NAS Brunswick property. The Final EIS addresses any potential environmental impacts under each alternative associated with: water resources; air quality; biological resources; soils, topography, and geology; land use; noise exposure levels; socioeconomic resources; community facilities; transportation; environmental management; infrastructure; and cultural resources. The analyses includes direct and indirect impacts, and accounts for cumulative impacts from other foreseen Federal, State, or local activities at and around NAS Brunswick. The Final EIS has been distributed to various Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as other interested individuals and organizations. In addition, copies of the Final EIS have been distributed to the following libraries and publicly accessible facilities for public review: 1. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011–2261. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71419-71420]
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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 its 
proposed implementation of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community 
Corp's NCCC Sponsor Survey. This survey was developed to support NCCC 
performance measurement for use in program development, funding, and 
evaluation. The survey instrument will be completed by NCCC project 
sponsors following completion of each NCCC project. Completion of this 
information collection is not required to be considered for or obtain 
grant funding support from AmeriCorps NCCC.
    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 January 24, 2011.

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 
National Civilian Community Corps; Attention Colleen Clay, Assistant 
Director Projects and Partnerships, Room 9305; 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) 606-3462, Attention: Colleen Clay, Assistant 
Director Projects and Partnerships.
    (4) Electronically through http://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: Colleen Clay, (202) 606-7561, or by e-
mail at cclay@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

    This NCCC Sponsor Survey was developed to evaluate the program's 
performance impact on sponsoring organizations and communities. 
Specifically, NCCC has been asked to develop a set of measures that 
capture the immediate and long-term outcomes of the NCCC program on the 
organizations and communities it serves. In order to achieve this goal, 
NCCC has developed a set of five performance measurement instruments 
corresponding to the most common service projects requested by the 
organizations that sponsor NCCC teams in their community. One of these 
measures, Successful Service Intervention, is universal to all 
projects, and measures the success of the NCCC team in completing the 
stated project goals of the project sponsor. The other four measures 
correspond to specific activities with volunteers or in disaster, 
housing, or environmental activities. The surveys will be administered 
electronically to all project sponsors after each project round is 
completed.

Current Action

    This is a new information collection request. The NCCC Sponsor 
Survey consists of a menu of five performance surveys of approximately 
10 questions each. All sponsors will receive their survey as a single 
instrument. The individual survey will be generated based on the 
project type and applicability of each survey to the specific project. 
Each sponsor survey will begin with the Successful Service Intervention 
survey, and include one or more of the other four surveys depending on 
project type. It is estimated that an average survey will consist of 
two to three of the survey sections. No survey will include all five 
sections.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: NCCC Sponsor Survey.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: The NCCC sponsor survey will be administered to 
the project sponsor for any NCCC service project. These sponsors apply 
to receive a 10-person NCCC team for a period of six-eight weeks to 
implement local service projects. There are approximately 165 projects 
in each of four project rounds per year. The project sponsors are 
uniquely able to provide the information sought in the NCCC Sponsor 
Survey.
    Total Respondents: Based on the number of projects completed last 
fiscal year, NCCC expects to administer 660 surveys each fiscal year. 
These may not be unique responders as many sponsors receive teams on a 
rotating basis and thus may complete the survey more than once per 
year. Assuming the distribution of project types remains constant, the 
number of survey sections completed by a given sponsor will be 
distributed as follows: One section--54 respondents; two sections--228 
respondents; three sections--270 respondents; four sections--108 
respondents.
    Frequency: Quarterly distribution. Each sponsor will complete only 
one survey per project.
    Average Time per Response: One section--8 minutes.
    Two sections--15 minutes.
    Three sections--22 minutes.
    Four sections--30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 217 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

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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: November 17, 2010.
Charles Davenport,
Director, Projects and Partnerships, National Civilian Community Corps.
[FR Doc. 2010-29465 Filed 11-22-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-$$-P