Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 19979-19980 [2011-8554]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2011 / Notices Bethesda, MD 20814, 301–504–7671, lglatz@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, the CPSC has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance: Durable Nursery Products Exposure Survey. On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (‘‘CPSIA’’) (Pub. L. 110–314) was enacted. Section 104 of the CPSIA (referred to as the ‘‘the Danny Keysar Child Product Safety Notification Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 2056a), requires the Commission to study and develop safety standards for infant and toddler products. Such durable infant and toddler products include, but are not limited to: Full-size cribs and nonfullsize cribs; toddler beds; high chairs, booster chairs, and hook-on chairs; bath seats; gates and other enclosures for confining a child; play yards; stationary activity centers; infant carriers; strollers; walkers; swings; and bassinets and cradles. The Commission is required to evaluate the currently existing voluntary standards for durable infant or toddler products and promulgate a mandatory standard substantially the same as, or more stringent than, the applicable voluntary standard. In evaluating the current voluntary standards, CPSC staff requires certain additional data to assess the potential future impacts of the CPSIA mandatory efforts on durable infant and toddler products. The draft Durable Nursery Products Exposure Survey (‘‘DNPES’’ or ‘‘survey’’) is a national probability sample of households with children five years old and younger, designed to determine the prevalence of durable infant and toddler product ownership in households, as well as the frequency and manner of use of such products. In particular, the survey will seek information regarding ownership characteristics; the life cycle of the products; and consumer behaviors and perceptions regarding such products. The survey will gather information on the characteristics and usage patterns of 24 categories of durable infant or toddler products and solicit information on accidents or injuries associated with those products. The information collected from the DNPES will help inform the Commission’s evaluation of consumer products and product use, by providing insight and information into consumer perceptions and usage patterns. In addition to assisting the Commission’s rulemaking efforts, such information will also support ongoing voluntary standards activities in which the Commission participates, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 compliance and enforcement efforts, as well as information and education campaigns. The data also will help identify consumer safety issues that need additional research. Understanding better how these products are used by consumers will help the Commission address potential hazards and assess the sufficiency of current voluntary standards. A small group of respondents (37) from different backgrounds (including both English and Spanish speakers) were asked to participate in cognitive testing (for the telephone survey) or usability testing (for the Web version of the survey) to provide extensive feedback regarding the clarity of specific questions. Results of the cognitive and usability testing were used to revise the survey instruments, but will not be included in the survey results for the main data collection. A mail paper screener will be sent to 16,667 families to determine whether sampled respondents are eligible for full DNPES participation. Eligible respondents who have children ages 0 to 5 years in their household will have Web- and computer-assisted telephone interviewing (‘‘CATI’’) survey options for completing the full extended DNPES. The DNPES will include approximately 24 categories with questions about different infant or toddler products, but each respondent will be limited to a maximum of three categories. The CATI and Web programs will also ensure that each respondent’s questions are limited to the portions of the survey for which they have been selected. In the Federal Register of August 19, 2010 (75 FR 51245), the CPSC published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. No comments were received. However, CPSC staff, on its own initiative, modified the burden hours to reflect more accurately the estimated burden of the collection of information based on feedback received from respondents of the cognitive and usability tests. Each cognitive interview or usability test takes approximately one hour, for an estimated total of 37 burden hours. The initial mail paper screener for the main data collection will be sent to approximately 16,667 households and will take approximately five minutes (.083333 hours) to complete. An estimated 2,000 eligible respondents will be selected for telephone extended interviews (1,500 respondents) or Web surveys (500 respondents). Each interview or survey will take approximately 35 minutes (.583333 hours) to complete. Although the staff initially contemplated approximately 30 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19979 minutes per interview or survey, and four product categories per respondent, that number was revised to 35 minutes per interview or survey, with a three product limit per respondent, based on responses to the cognitive testing and usability testing. The total estimated burden for all respondents is 2,592.6 hours, rounded up to 2,593 hours (167 hours more than the 2,426 hours previously proposed). The total cost to the respondents for the total burden is estimated to be $71,659 ($5,138 more than the $66,521 previously proposed), based on an hourly rate of $27.42 (all workers in private industry in Table 9 of the June 2010 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, Bureau of Labor Statistics (‘‘BLS’’)). The hourly rate data has been updated to correspond with the most recently available BLS data. The estimated cost to the federal government is $1,026,763. Since the study extends over three years, however, the estimated annualized cost of the information collection requirements to the government is $342,254.33, rounded down to $342,254, for the three-year period. This sum includes contractors to implement and conduct the DNPES survey ($729,093), 21 staff months ($297,670) at an average level of GS–14 step 5 (($119,238/.701) ÷ 12 months) × 21 months), using a 70.1 percent ratio of wages and salary to total compensation from Table 1 of the June 2010 Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dated: April 6, 2011. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–8514 Filed 4–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ‘‘Corporation’’), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled ‘‘AmeriCorps Application Instructions: State Commissions, State and National Competitive, National Professional Corps, Indian Tribes, States and Territories without Commissions, and State and National Planning’’ to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 19980 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 69 / Monday, April 11, 2011 / Notices Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Ms. Amy Borgstrom at (202) 606–6930. 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. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal Register: (1) By fax to: (202) 395–6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and (2) Electronically by e-mail to: smar@omb.eop.gov. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • 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; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Comments A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2011. This comment period ended April 5, 2011. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current AmeriCorps State and National VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Apr 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 Application Instructions. The Application Instructions are being revised for increased clarity and to comply with new requirements regarding performance measurement set forth in the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The Application Instructions will be used in the same manner as the existing Application Instructions. The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current Application Instructions until the revised Application Instructions are approved by OMB. The current form is due to expire on May 31, 2012. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: AmeriCorps State and National Application Instructions. OMB Number: 3045–0047. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations, State, Local and Tribal. Total Respondents: 654 applicants. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 24 hours to apply. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,696 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: April 5, 2011. Lois Nembhard, Deputy Director, AmeriCorps State and National. [FR Doc. 2011–8554 Filed 4–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA Number: 84.184Y] Funding Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions. AGENCY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes priorities, requirements, and definitions under the Safe and Supportive Schools program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and later years. The Assistant Deputy Secretary intends to use the priorities, requirements, and definitions to awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to support statewide measurement of, and targeted SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 programmatic interventions to improve, conditions for learning in order to help schools improve student safety and health. We must receive your comments on or before May 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Address all comments about this notice to Bryan Williams, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center Plaza, Room 10120, Washington, DC 20202– 6450. If you prefer to send your comments by e-mail, use the following address: bryan.williams@ed.gov. Please include the term ‘‘Safe and Supportive Schools—Comments on FY 2011 Proposed Priorities’’ in the subject line of your message. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Williams (202) 245–7883 or by email: bryan.williams@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1– 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Invitation to Comment: We invite you to submit comments regarding this notice. To ensure that your comments have maximum effect in developing the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions, we urge you to identify clearly the specific proposed priority, requirement, or definition that each comment addresses. We invite you to assist us in complying with the specific requirements of Executive Order 12866 and its overall requirement of reducing regulatory burden that might result from these proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions. Please let us know of any further opportunities we should take to reduce potential costs or increase potential benefits while preserving the effective and efficient administration of the program. During and after the comment period, you may inspect all public comments about this notice in room 10120, 550 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, Monday through Friday of each week except Federal holidays. Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities in Reviewing the Rulemaking Record: On request we will provide an appropriate accommodation or auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability who needs assistance to review the comments or other documents in the public rulemaking record for this notice. If you want to schedule an appointment for this type of accommodation or auxiliary aid, please DATES: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19979-19980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, 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''), has submitted a public information 
collection request (ICR) entitled ``AmeriCorps Application 
Instructions: State Commissions, State and National Competitive, 
National Professional Corps, Indian Tribes, States and Territories 
without Commissions, and State and National Planning'' to the

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National 
and Community Service, Ms. Amy Borgstrom at (202) 606-6930. 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.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the 
information collection activity, to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk Officer for the 
Corporation for National and Community Service, by any of the following 
two methods within 30 days from the date of publication in this Federal 
Register:
    (1) By fax to: (202) 395-6974, Attention: Ms. Sharon Mar, OMB Desk 
Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
    (2) Electronically by e-mail to: smar@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in 
comments which:
     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;
     Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and
     Propose ways to 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.

Comments

    A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal 
Register on February 4, 2011. This comment period ended April 5, 2011. 
No public comments were received from this Notice.
    Description: The Corporation seeks to renew and revise the current 
AmeriCorps State and National Application Instructions. The Application 
Instructions are being revised for increased clarity and to comply with 
new requirements regarding performance measurement set forth in the 
Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The Application Instructions will 
be used in the same manner as the existing Application Instructions. 
The Corporation also seeks to continue using the current Application 
Instructions until the revised Application Instructions are approved by 
OMB. The current form is due to expire on May 31, 2012.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: AmeriCorps State and National Application Instructions.
    OMB Number: 3045-0047.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Nonprofit organizations, State, Local and Tribal.
    Total Respondents: 654 applicants.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Average Time per Response: 24 hours to apply.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,696 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

    Dated: April 5, 2011.
Lois Nembhard,
Deputy Director, AmeriCorps State and National.
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