Proposed Information Collection (Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report) Activity: Comment Request, 623-624 [2010-33288]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices situations involving routes that vary in road pricing and travel time. Three basic types of experiments will be conducted: A field experiment using Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers; a multi-driver traffic simulation experiment; and a single driver simulator experiment. In addition to these experiments, participants will answer short demographic questionnaires and short surveys of their driving habits. The initial phase will consist of recruiting participants by sending out invitation letters to potential participants who are drivers on select routes in the Miami, Florida; Orlando, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan areas. Local toll road agencies have agreed to collaborate with the researchers in this phase. The invitation will ask those who are interested to complete a survey online. This survey is used to filter respondents based on how frequently they drive on the selected routes. A typical respondent will complete this survey in 30 minutes. Respondents who express interest in being part of the experiments will be asked to attend four face-to-face sessions. There will be a choice of times and locations for these sessions so as to make it convenient for the participant. In these sessions participants will be presented with lottery choices, betting tasks, and simulator driving tasks, in addition to a short questionnaire about their demographics and driving habits. These tasks are intended to observe characteristics in drivers that are important to their driving choices when roads are congested. The choice tasks, questionnaires and simulator driving tasks will require 41⁄2 hours of the participant’s time, spread over the four sessions. In addition, all participants’ cars will be outfitted with a GPS device that can receive but not send signals, allowing us to collect information on driving habits. The installation is simple and will only take a couple of minutes. All driving data will be downloaded directly from the device to a computer. Sensitive data, such as the home and work locations of the drivers, will not be downloaded. Approximately two weeks will pass between each session; a time frame that is determined by the capacity of the GPS device’s ability to store data of subjects’ travel log. The total time required for instructing participants in the field driving task, installing the device, and downloading all the data will be one hour, spread out over the four sessions. All of the 1,200 participants will have their car equipped with a GPS while participating in the study. However, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 since we partition the study into three parts there will be a maximum of 400 cars that have GPS installed at any time in the field experiment. During the first two sessions participants will be given driving simulator tasks, lottery and betting tasks, and questionnaires. Participants will receive money for driving on the routes studied but tolls that vary across routes and departure times will be subtracted from this money. If a toll from the study is applied to a route that already has a toll, the existing toll is subtracted from the toll charge in the study. If the existing toll is higher than the toll charge in the study, the participant will be paid the difference from the study. Some routes will have no toll charge. Participants will also receive money in a similar manner for driving in the simulators, and for the non-simulator choice tasks. There will also be a fixed compensation for attending each of the four sessions, and for completing the entire study. A total of 1,200 persons will participate, divided across the three regions. 10 weeks will be needed to complete the 4 sessions for each group of participants. 100 of these participants will be expected to volunteer for an additional 10 week field driving period for additional monetary compensation. The sessions will be timed very carefully since the student research assistants helping the participants will not be available during final exam periods and certain breaks. Respondents: 1200 participants are expected to participate throughout all tasks. Frequency: In phase 1, a survey will be completed via the internet, followed by four face-to-face sessions and three two-week periods of driving with a GPS devise for most participants and twice that for a few selected participants. The face-to-face sessions will take place within a 10-week period. For those who are selected to double their participation there will be a break before starting the second period. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The online questionnaire will require 30 minutes for a typical respondent. Two of the face-to-face sessions will last two hours each, the third session will last one hour, and the final session will be completed in thirty minutes. This time covers the 41⁄2 hours for the simulator tasks, the other choice tasks, and questionnaires, and the one hour for installing the GPS device, instructing participants in the field driving task plus downloading the GPS data to a computer. The average time allocation per participant is therefore expected to be 6 hours. For those who PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 623 choose to double their participation there will be a need for an additional two hours spread across four sessions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: Approximately 7,600 hours. 6 hours × 1200 participants = 7200 2 hours × 200 participants = 400 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: December 29, 2010. Cynthia Thornton, Acting Chief, Management Programs and Analysis Division. [FR Doc. 2010–33294 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0455] Proposed Information Collection (Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine whether proprietary education institutions receiving Federal financial assistance comply with the applicable civil rights law and regulations. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 7, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0455’’ in any SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 624 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734 and Supplement to Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20–8734a. OMB Control Number: 2900–0455. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Executive Order 12250, Leadership and Coordination of Nondiscrimination Laws, delegated authority to the Attorney General to coordinate the implementation and enforcement by Executive agencies of various equal opportunity laws prohibiting discriminatory practices in Federal programs and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. The Order extended the delegation to cover Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Department of Justice issued government-wide guidelines (29 CFR 42.406) instructing funding agencies to provide for the collection of data and information from applicants for and recipients of Federal assistance. VA Forms 20–8734 and 20–8734a are used by VA personnel during regularly scheduled educational compliance survey visits, as well as during investigations of equal opportunity complaints, to identify areas where there may be disparate treatment of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 members of protected groups. VA Form 20–8734 is used to gather information from post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that VA-funded programs comply with equal opportunity laws. VA Form 20–8734a is used to gather information from students and instructors at post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is used to assure that participants have equal access to equal treatment in VA-funded programs. If this information were not collected, VA would be unable to carry out the civil rights enforcement responsibilities established in the Department of Justice’s guidelines and VA’s regulations. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden and Average Burden Per Respondent: Based on past experience, VBA estimates that 76 interviews will be conducted with recipients using VA Form 20–8734 at an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes per interview (133 hours). This includes one hour for an interview with the principal facility official, plus 45 minutes for reviewing records and reports and touring the facility. It is estimated that 76 interviews will be conducted with students using VA Form 20–8734a at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours) and with instructors at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours). Interviews are also conducted with 76 students without instructors at an average time of 30 minutes (38 hours). The total burden hour is 247. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 228. Dated: December 30, 2010. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2010–33288 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–New (VA Form 10– 0476)] Proposed Information Collection (Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program) Activity: Comment Request (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– New (VA Form 10–0476)’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461– 7485, FAX (202) 273–0443 or e-mail denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–New (VA Form 10–0476).’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Patient Satisfaction Survey Michael E. DeBakey Home Care Program, VA Form 10–0476. OMB Control Number: 2900–New (VA Form 10–0476). Type of Review: New collection. Abstract: VA Form 10–0476 will be used to gather feedback from patients regarding their satisfaction with the quality of services/care provided by home care program staff. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on October 12, 2010, at page 62635. Estimated Annual Burden: 17 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. Dated: December 30, 2010. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 [FR Doc. 2010–33289 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 623-624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-33288]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0455]


Proposed Information Collection (Equal Opportunity Compliance 
Review Report) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment 
on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are 
required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each 
proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension 
of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public 
comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for 
information needed to determine whether proprietary education 
institutions receiving Federal financial assistance comply with the 
applicable civil rights law and regulations.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits 
Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. 
Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0455'' in any

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correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461-9769 
or FAX (202) 275-5947.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VBA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 20-8734 
and Supplement to Equal Opportunity Compliance Review Report, VA Form 
20-8734a.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0455.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12250, Leadership and Coordination of 
Nondiscrimination Laws, delegated authority to the Attorney General to 
coordinate the implementation and enforcement by Executive agencies of 
various equal opportunity laws prohibiting discriminatory practices in 
Federal programs and programs receiving Federal financial assistance. 
The Order extended the delegation to cover Title IX of the Education 
Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 
Department of Justice issued government-wide guidelines (29 CFR 42.406) 
instructing funding agencies to provide for the collection of data and 
information from applicants for and recipients of Federal assistance.
    VA Forms 20-8734 and 20-8734a are used by VA personnel during 
regularly scheduled educational compliance survey visits, as well as 
during investigations of equal opportunity complaints, to identify 
areas where there may be disparate treatment of members of protected 
groups. VA Form 20-8734 is used to gather information from post-
secondary proprietary schools below college level. The information is 
used to assure that VA-funded programs comply with equal opportunity 
laws. VA Form 20-8734a is used to gather information from students and 
instructors at post-secondary proprietary schools below college level. 
The information is used to assure that participants have equal access 
to equal treatment in VA-funded programs. If this information were not 
collected, VA would be unable to carry out the civil rights enforcement 
responsibilities established in the Department of Justice's guidelines 
and VA's regulations.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Annual Burden and Average Burden Per Respondent: Based on 
past experience, VBA estimates that 76 interviews will be conducted 
with recipients using VA Form 20-8734 at an average of 1 hour and 45 
minutes per interview (133 hours). This includes one hour for an 
interview with the principal facility official, plus 45 minutes for 
reviewing records and reports and touring the facility. It is estimated 
that 76 interviews will be conducted with students using VA Form 20-
8734a at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours) and with 
instructors at an average of 30 minutes per interview (38 hours). 
Interviews are also conducted with 76 students without instructors at 
an average time of 30 minutes (38 hours). The total burden hour is 247.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 228.

    Dated: December 30, 2010.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-33288 Filed 1-4-11; 8:45 am]
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