Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 25115-25117 [2014-10013]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Addition On February 28, 2014 (79 FR 11422– 11423), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed addition to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to furnish the service and impact of the addition on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the service listed below is suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will provide the service to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing a small entity to provide the service to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the service proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service is added to the Procurement List: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Service: Service Type/Location: Janitorial Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, San Carlos Irrigation Project Facility, Coolidge, AZ. NPA: Goodwill Community Services, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. Contracting Activity: Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Regional Office, Phoenix, AZ. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–10063 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 Procurement List Proposed Additions and Deletion Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletion from the procurement list. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add products and a service to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a service previously provided by such agency. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: June 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUMMARY: This notice is published pursuant to 41 USC 8503 (a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the products and service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following products and service are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: 25115 NSN: MR 341—Food Chopper, Double Bladed, Stainless. NSN: MR 362—Set, Salad Bowl, Event Serverware. NSN: MR 363—Set, Pitcher and Tumbler, Event Serverware. NSN: MR 364—Set, Ice Bucket and Goblet, Event Serverware. NSN: MR 383—Server, Beverage, w Spout, 1.25G. NSN: MR 1096—Rack, Storage, Broom and Mop, Metal. NSN: MR 1097—Utility Knife, Light Duty, Retractable. NPA: Industries for the Blind, Inc., West Allis, WI. Contracting Activity: DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY, FORT LEE, VA. Coverage: C-List for the requirements of military commissaries and exchanges as aggregated by the Defense Commissary Agency. Service Service Type/Location: Warehouse Service, Social Security Administration, Birmingham Social Security Center, 1200 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, AL. NPA: Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., Birmingham, AL. Contracting Activity: Social Security Administration, HDQTRS—Office of Acquisition & Grants, Baltimore, MD. Deletion The following service is proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Service Service Type/Location: Janitorial/ Custodial Service, U.S. Federal Building, Courthouse and Post Office, 1400 E. Touhy Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA. NPA: Nishna Productions, Inc., Shenandoah, IA. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, FPDS Agency Coordinator, Washington, DC. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. Products [FR Doc. 2014–10062 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] NSN: 4510–00–NIB–0113—Clean-Up Kit, Body Fluid Spill and Splatter, Surface Decontamination. NPA: Envision, Inc., Wichita, KS. Contracting Activity: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY TROOP SUPPORT, PHILADELPHIA, PA. Coverage: C-List for 100% of the requirement of the Department of Defense, as aggregated by the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA. NSN: MR 339—Slicer, Banana, Plastic. NSN: MR 340—Fruit Slicer, Round. BILLING CODE 6353–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 (CNCS), as part SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 25116 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices 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 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed National Assessment of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The study involves two major data collection activities. The first is a survey of SIF grantees (intermediary organizations) and two comparison groups (nonselected SIF applicant organizations, and a sample of national nonprofits that make grants to U.S. organizations). The second involves semi-structured interviews with stakeholders of the intermediaries to obtain more in-depth understanding of the SIF program. Both the survey and the stakeholder interviews are intended to be repeated annually for three years. The survey and stakeholder interviews are designed to allow CNCS SIF program administrators and others in the field to understand how the SIF program is implemented and what effects the program has on participating organizations (intermediaries and sub grantees) and on the larger field of social innovation, scaling of interventions, and evidencebased grantmaking. Completion of this information collection is not required to be considered for or obtain grant funding from the Social Innovation Fund. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the Addresses section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by July 1, 2014. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: 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, Office of Research and Evaluation; Attention: Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Evaluation Program Manager, Room 10911, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov or through the Corporation’s email system to lzandniapour@cns.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY–TDD) may call 1–800–833–3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily Zandniapour, 202–606–6939, or by email at lzandniapour@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, 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). ADDRESSES: Background CNCS has contracted with ICF International to support CNCS’s Office Respondent category Number Survey Respondents ....................................................................................... Interview Participants ....................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Research and Evaluation to implement a national assessment of the SIF program, focusing on SIF impact on use of evidence-based grant making strategies, organizations’ ability and willingness to build the evidence base for models and to scale models, and collaborative approaches to addressing local community needs. This project involves a quasi-experimental research design, using a survey of SIF grantees (intermediaries), and comparison groups of (1) non-selected applicants and (2) other grant making nonprofits. Additionally the study involves a series of brief interviews with various stakeholders to augment and assist in understanding the survey results. Survey data will be collected using an on-line survey program. Interview data will be collected via taped and written notes on telephone conversations. Data analysis will focus on identifying and understanding factors associated with intermediaries’ selection and support of sub-grantees, implementation of rigorous evaluation methods, scaling of evidence-based interventions, and change in organizational culture, infrastructure, and behavior. Quantitative data analysis will include descriptive statistics, inferential analysis of survey responses by organization characteristics, and comparisons among SIF grantees and between grantees and the comparison groups. Qualitative data analysis of stakeholder interviews will supplement data from the surveys. Current Action Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: National Assessment of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: CNCS-funded SIF intermediaries; non-funded applicant organizations; other nonprofit grant making organizations. Total Respondents: Written Surveys 520; Interviews 100. Frequency: Three times over three years. Average Time Per Response: Averages 36.9 minutes for surveys and 30 minutes for interviews. Time (minutes) 520 100 E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM Estimated total burden hours per year Estimated total burden hours over three years 320 50 960 150 36.9 30 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices Estimated Total Burden Hours: 370 hours per year and 1,110 hours over three years. 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. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Dated: April 28, 2014. Mary Morris Hyde, Acting Director, Office of Research and Evaluation. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–10013 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6050–28–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 [Transmittal Nos. 14–02] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: Notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ms. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601– 3740. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittals 14–02 with attached transmittal and policy justification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Secretary ACTION: 25117 Dated: April 28, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE: 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 85 (Friday, May 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25115-25117]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 (CNCS), as 
part

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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 requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed.
    Currently, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed 
National Assessment of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The study 
involves two major data collection activities. The first is a survey of 
SIF grantees (intermediary organizations) and two comparison groups 
(non-selected SIF applicant organizations, and a sample of national 
nonprofits that make grants to U.S. organizations). The second involves 
semi-structured interviews with stakeholders of the intermediaries to 
obtain more in-depth understanding of the SIF program. Both the survey 
and the stakeholder interviews are intended to be repeated annually for 
three years. The survey and stakeholder interviews are designed to 
allow CNCS SIF program administrators and others in the field to 
understand how the SIF program is implemented and what effects the 
program has on participating organizations (intermediaries and sub 
grantees) and on the larger field of social innovation, scaling of 
interventions, and evidence-based grantmaking. Completion of this 
information collection is not required to be considered for or obtain 
grant funding from the Social Innovation Fund.
    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 July 1, 2014.

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, Office of Research and Evaluation; Attention: Lily 
Zandniapour, Ph.D., Evaluation Program Manager, Room 10911, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 
8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov or through the 
Corporation's email system to lzandniapour@cns.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-
TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lily Zandniapour, 202-606-6939, or by 
email at lzandniapour@cns.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CNCS is particularly interested in comments 
that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, 
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

    CNCS has contracted with ICF International to support CNCS's Office 
of Research and Evaluation to implement a national assessment of the 
SIF program, focusing on SIF impact on use of evidence-based grant 
making strategies, organizations' ability and willingness to build the 
evidence base for models and to scale models, and collaborative 
approaches to addressing local community needs. This project involves a 
quasi-experimental research design, using a survey of SIF grantees 
(intermediaries), and comparison groups of (1) non-selected applicants 
and (2) other grant making nonprofits. Additionally the study involves 
a series of brief interviews with various stakeholders to augment and 
assist in understanding the survey results.
    Survey data will be collected using an on-line survey program. 
Interview data will be collected via taped and written notes on 
telephone conversations.
    Data analysis will focus on identifying and understanding factors 
associated with intermediaries' selection and support of sub-grantees, 
implementation of rigorous evaluation methods, scaling of evidence-
based interventions, and change in organizational culture, 
infrastructure, and behavior. Quantitative data analysis will include 
descriptive statistics, inferential analysis of survey responses by 
organization characteristics, and comparisons among SIF grantees and 
between grantees and the comparison groups. Qualitative data analysis 
of stakeholder interviews will supplement data from the surveys.

Current Action

    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: National Assessment of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF).
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: CNCS-funded SIF intermediaries; non-funded 
applicant organizations; other nonprofit grant making organizations.
    Total Respondents: Written Surveys 520; Interviews 100.
    Frequency: Three times over three years.
    Average Time Per Response: Averages 36.9 minutes for surveys and 30 
minutes for interviews.

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                                                                                     Estimated     total burden
               Respondent category                    Number      Time (minutes)   total burden     hours over
                                                                                  hours per year    three years
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Survey Respondents..............................             520            36.9             320             960
Interview Participants..........................             100              30              50             150
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 370 hours per year and 1,110 hours 
over three years.
    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: April 28, 2014.
Mary Morris Hyde,
Acting Director,
    Office of Research and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2014-10013 Filed 5-1-14; 8:45 am]
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