Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 36478-36479 [2014-14999]

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VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish 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 deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following service is deleted from the Procurement List: Service Service Type/Location: Janitorial/Custodial, Social Security Administration Building, 612 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL. NPA: OMNI Business Services, Inc., Rockford, IL. Contracting Activity: GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, FPDS AGENCY COORDINATOR, Washington DC. Patricia Briscoe, Deputy Director, Business Operations, Pricing and Information Management. [FR Doc. 2014–15049 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice Wednesday June 25, 2014, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Briefing Matter: Infant Slings Proposed Rule (Section 104). A live webcast of the Meeting can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov/live. For a recorded message containing the latest agenda information, call (301) 504–7948. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 17, 2014. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–15240 Filed 6–25–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P 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 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, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed national evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps. The primary purpose of the analysis is to assess the effects that AmeriCorps members who provide direct services in schools make on the success of school turnaround models and seek to understand the mechanisms by which this happens. Data will be collected from School Turnaround AmeriCorps grantees and schools as well as from a group of matched comparison schools. School Turnaround AmeriCorps grantees are required to participate in the evaluation as a condition of their funding. 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 August 26, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices of Research and Evaluation; Attention Diana Epstein, Senior Research Analyst, 10th floor; 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. 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: Diana Epstein, 202–606–7564, or by email at depstein@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 The national evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps will use a quasi-experimental design that compares schools affected by School Turnaround AmeriCorps (i.e., the treatment group) to a matched comparison group of low performing schools without the School Turnaround AmeriCorps initiative (i.e., the comparison group). This research design will attempt to isolate the effects of AmeriCorps members’ service. This is a new information collection request. Information will be collected from AmeriCorps grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, school leaders, Survey AmeriCorps Grantee staff .................................................................... AmeriCorps members ...................................................... Principals ......................................................................... Teachers .......................................................................... Total respondents: 4186. Minutes—125580 AmeriCorps Grantee staff .................................................................... AmeriCorps members ...................................................... Principals ......................................................................... Teachers .......................................................................... Parents ............................................................................ Total respondents: 310. Minutes—9300 Hours—155 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AmeriCorps 13 39 13 39 Total respondents: 104. Minutes —3120 Hours—52 Total hours per year—2300 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Total No .................................................. No .................................................. Yes ................................................. Yes ................................................. Comparison 13 26 26 26 50 0 0 26 26 0 Pre/post? 13 440 248 1392 2093 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26 26 104 104 50 Dated: June 20, 2014. Stephen Plank, Director, Office of Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2014–14999 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees AGENCY: Jkt 232001 Total Yes ................................................. No .................................................. Yes ................................................. Yes ................................................. No .................................................. Total hours 2 years—4600 Grantee staff ......................... AmeriCorps members ........... Principals .............................. Teachers ............................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 0 0 62 348 410 Pre/post? Hours—2093 Interviews Focus group teachers, and parents using online surveys and semi-structured interviews and focus groups conducted in person and by phone. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: National Evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: AmeriCorps grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, school leaders, teachers, and parents. Total Respondents: 4236. Note that this is the sum total of survey respondents and parents, since the same individuals in the categories of grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, school leaders, and teachers will take the survey and participate in interview or focus groups. Frequency: Some instruments will be administered twice per year, some only once per year. Data collection will occur for two years. See charts below for details on respondents and frequency of data collection. Average Time per Response: Averages 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2300 hours per year; 4600 total over 2 years. Comparison 13 440 62 348 863 36479 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM DoD. 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 124 (Friday, June 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36478-36479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14999]


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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 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, CNCS is soliciting comments concerning its proposed 
national evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps. The primary 
purpose of the analysis is to assess the effects that AmeriCorps 
members who provide direct services in schools make on the success of 
school turnaround models and seek to understand the mechanisms by which 
this happens. Data will be collected from School Turnaround AmeriCorps 
grantees and schools as well as from a group of matched comparison 
schools. School Turnaround AmeriCorps grantees are required to 
participate in the evaluation as a condition of their funding.
    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 August 26, 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

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of Research and Evaluation; Attention Diana Epstein, Senior Research 
Analyst, 10th floor; 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.
    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: Diana Epstein, 202-606-7564, or by 
email at depstein@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

    The national evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps will use a 
quasi-experimental design that compares schools affected by School 
Turnaround AmeriCorps (i.e., the treatment group) to a matched 
comparison group of low performing schools without the School 
Turnaround AmeriCorps initiative (i.e., the comparison group). This 
research design will attempt to isolate the effects of AmeriCorps 
members' service.
    This is a new information collection request. Information will be 
collected from AmeriCorps grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, school 
leaders, teachers, and parents using online surveys and semi-structured 
interviews and focus groups conducted in person and by phone.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: National Evaluation of School Turnaround AmeriCorps.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, 
school leaders, teachers, and parents.
    Total Respondents: 4236. Note that this is the sum total of survey 
respondents and parents, since the same individuals in the categories 
of grantee staff, AmeriCorps members, school leaders, and teachers will 
take the survey and participate in interview or focus groups.
    Frequency: Some instruments will be administered twice per year, 
some only once per year. Data collection will occur for two years. See 
charts below for details on respondents and frequency of data 
collection.
    Average Time per Response: Averages 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2300 hours per year; 4600 total over 
2 years.

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                Survey                    AmeriCorps      Comparison            Pre/post?              Total
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Grantee staff.........................              13               0  No......................              13
AmeriCorps members....................             440               0  No......................             440
Principals............................              62              62  Yes.....................             248
Teachers..............................             348             348  Yes.....................            1392
                                                   863             410                                      2093
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    Total respondents: 4186.

Minutes--125580
Hours--2093

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              Interviews                  AmeriCorps      Comparison            Pre/post?              Total
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Grantee staff.........................              13               0  Yes.....................              26
AmeriCorps members....................              26               0  No......................              26
Principals............................              26              26  Yes.....................             104
Teachers..............................              26              26  Yes.....................             104
Parents...............................              50               0  No......................              50
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    Total respondents: 310.

Minutes--9300
Hours--155

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                       Focus group                          AmeriCorps
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Grantee staff...........................................              13
AmeriCorps members......................................              39
Principals..............................................              13
Teachers................................................              39
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    Total respondents: 104.

Minutes --3120
Hours--52
Total hours per year--2300
Total hours 2 years--4600

    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: June 20, 2014.
Stephen Plank,
Director, Office of Research and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2014-14999 Filed 6-26-14; 8:45 am]
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