Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 20961-20962 [2011-9023]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Notices specifically apply to Federally registered lobbyists appointed by agency or department heads, it sets forth the Administration’s general policy of decreasing the influence of special interests in the Federal Government). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Procedures and Guidelines of the Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees Each newly appointed member of the Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees will serve for a term of three years beginning at the expiration of his or her predecessor’s term. As required by the Act, members of the Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees will receive compensation for each day while the member is attending meetings or engaged in the business of that Advisory Committee. 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Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Nathan Dietz, at (202) 606–6633 or e-mail to ndietz@cns.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. 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 the 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. SUMMARY: 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; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 20962 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 72 / Thursday, April 14, 2011 / Notices local government and educational institutions and businesses. Total Respondents: 5,000. Frequency: Annual. Average Time per Response: Fifteen minutes per survey. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,667 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Comments mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES • 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. Dated: April 8, 2011. Heather Peeler, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Office. A 60-day public comment Notice was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2010. This comment period ended February 16, 2011. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: The Corporation is seeking approval of the Assessment of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (formerly known as the Conference Surveys) which is completed by the conference’s attendees to assess the satisfaction of participants with the conference‘s activities, and gather feedback about the informational and other needs of conference attendees. Data are collected using the following surveying methods as described below. • NCVS Registration Survey Form— data collected via the Conference registration system that provides demographic data on registered attendees, expectations and previous experiences. • Workshop Survey Form—onsite and online surveys administered in all Conference sessions to learn about the workshop/session experience from the perspective of attendees. • Post-Conference Online Survey—an online survey administered to registered attendees (excluding Conference exhibitors) to gather information about participation, quality and satisfaction. • Follow-up Survey—an online survey administered to registered attendees (excluding Conference exhibitors) to gather information about participants’ utilization of knowledge and resources gained during the Conference. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Assessment of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (formerly known as National Conference Surveys). OMB Number: #6045–0128. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Individuals and households, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, state and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Apr 13, 2011 Jkt 223001 [FR Doc. 2011–9023 Filed 4–13–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Applications for New Awards; Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Part F Program Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Overview Information: Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTI) Part F Program. Notice inviting applications for new awards using fiscal year (FY) 2010 funds. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.382C. DATES: Applications Available: April 14, 2011. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 31, 2011. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 28, 2011. Full Text of Announcement I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: The NASNTI Part F Program provides grants and related assistance to Native AmericanServing Nontribal Institutions to enable these institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Native Americans and low-income individuals by increasing their self-sufficiency in improving academic programs, institutional management, and fiscal stability. To qualify for funds under the NASNTI Program, an institution of higher education (IHE) must; have an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Native American at the time of application for a grant; and not be a Tribal College or University under section 316 of the HEA. Waiver of Proposed Rulemaking: Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the Department generally PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 offers interested parties the opportunity to comment on proposed program requirements. Section 437(d)(1) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), however, allows the Secretary to exempt from rulemaking requirements, regulations governing the first grant competition under a new or substantially revised program authority. The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111– 152) (Reconciliation Act) provided new authority to implement the NASNTI Part F Program authorized under section 371 of the HEA. This is the first grant competition for this program since the Reconciliation Act; therefore, this competition qualifies for the exemption. Under section 437(d)(1) of GEPA, in order to ensure timely grant awards, the Secretary has decided to forego public comment on the following requirements for this competition: the requirements established in Notes 1 and 2 in the Relationship between the Title III, Part F Programs section of this notice. Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78486). Competitive Preference Priorities: For FY 2011, these priorities are competitive preference priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i), we award an additional two and one-half points to an application that meets one of the priorities, or an additional five points to an application that meets both of these priorities. These priorities are: Priority I—Increasing Postsecondary Success Increasing the number and proportion of high-need students (as defined in this notice) who persist in and complete college or other postsecondary education and training; and, Priority II—Enabling More Data-Based Decision-Making Projects that are designed to collect (or obtain), analyze, and use highquality and timely data, including data on program participant outcomes, in accordance with privacy requirements (as defined in this notice), in the following priority area: Improving postsecondary student outcomes relating to enrollment, persistence, and completion and leading to career success. Definitions: These definitions are from the notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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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 Assessment of the National Conference 
on Volunteering and Service (formerly known as National Conference 
Surveys), 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, 
Nathan Dietz, at (202) 606-6633 or e-mail to ndietz@cns.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.

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 the 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;

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     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 December 16, 2010. This comment period ended February 16, 
2011. No public comments were received from this Notice.
    Description: The Corporation is seeking approval of the Assessment 
of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (formerly known 
as the Conference Surveys) which is completed by the conference's 
attendees to assess the satisfaction of participants with the 
conference`s activities, and gather feedback about the informational 
and other needs of conference attendees. Data are collected using the 
following surveying methods as described below.
     NCVS Registration Survey Form--data collected via the 
Conference registration system that provides demographic data on 
registered attendees, expectations and previous experiences.
     Workshop Survey Form--onsite and online surveys 
administered in all Conference sessions to learn about the workshop/
session experience from the perspective of attendees.
     Post-Conference Online Survey--an online survey 
administered to registered attendees (excluding Conference exhibitors) 
to gather information about participation, quality and satisfaction.
     Follow-up Survey--an online survey administered to 
registered attendees (excluding Conference exhibitors) to gather 
information about participants' utilization of knowledge and resources 
gained during the Conference.
    Type of Review: Renewal.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Assessment of the National Conference on Volunteering and 
Service (formerly known as National Conference Surveys).
    OMB Number: 6045-0128.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, community and faith-
based organizations, non-profits, state and local government and 
educational institutions and businesses.
    Total Respondents: 5,000.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Average Time per Response: Fifteen minutes per survey.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,667 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.

    Dated: April 8, 2011.
Heather Peeler,
Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Office.
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