Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 1175-1176 [2016-332]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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. Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on 10/26/2015 at 2015–27155 FR 65219. This comment period ended 12/28/2015. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: This two year evaluation seeks to assess the implementation of the new Operation AmeriCorps initiative, and to report on early results from the intended outcomes of each grantee’s project. The evaluation will examine the extent to which multiple streams of national service are integrated and complement one another in each project; determine whether and how community capacity is being developed and sustained; and examine the Operation AmeriCorps grant making process to determine if this type of grant could be successfully used in future grants competitions. Researchers from CNCS will collect qualitative and quantitative data from grantees and their partners, AmeriCorps members, member supervisors, and program beneficiaries. Operation AmeriCorps grantees are required to participate in the evaluation as a condition of grant award. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Operation AmeriCorps Evaluation. OMB Number: TBD. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Organizations receiving Operation AmeriCorps grants and their partners involved in implementing the grant, including: The legal applicant organization; the legal sub-applicant organization; key operating partners identified by the legal applicant and/or sub-applicant; peripheral supporting organizations identified by key operating partners and the legal applicant and/or sub-applicant; AmeriCorps members working on an Operation AmeriCorps project; member supervisors working on an Operation AmeriCorps project; beneficiaries being served by an Operation AmeriCorps project. Total Respondents: 340 total for this two year evaluation (170 per year) (all respondents may or may not be unique VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 depending on individuals selected by grantee to respond to each instrument each year). Frequency: Two times annually for survey; two times annually for grantee interviews; one time annually for focus groups. Average Time per Response: Averages 30 minutes for the survey; 60–90 minutes per interview; 60 minutes per focus group. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 420 hours (25,200 minutes) total for this two-year evaluation (210 hours or 12,600 minutes per year). Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: January 6, 2016. Mary Hyde, Director of Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2016–321 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–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 renewal of the Baseline Questionnaire for Caregivers. This instrument will be administered to caregivers of Senior Companion Program service recipients (respite service and independent living service) to assess their demographic characteristics, psycho-social health and wellbeing, and their physical health. Participation is completely voluntary participation is not considered as a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1175 factor in obtaining grant funding support from Senior Corps. 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 March 11, 2016. 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 Anthony Nerino, Research Analyst, #10913A; 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: Anthony Nerino, (202) 606–3913, or by email at anerino@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 is submitting a modification to the statement of work outlining technical assistance to implement a study of caregivers of SCP respite E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1176 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 6 / Monday, January 11, 2016 / Notices service and SCP independent living services. Additionally, CNCS seeks to assess the long term impact of participation in the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and the Senior Companion Program (SCP) on caregivers satisfaction, health related outcomes and psycho-social outcomes. This project involves a survey of caregivers to individuals who are recipients of independent living services, and caregivers to individuals receiving respite care services. Potential survey respondents will be drawn from a list of registered beneficiaries provided by a sample of SCP grantees. SCP and FGP members will be drawn from a list of registered members provided by a sample of SCP and FGP grantees. Potential interview respondents will include, caregivers SCP respite and independent services. Survey data will be collected using a multi-modal survey methods including phone surveys, paper surveys and online surveys. Quantitative data analysis will include descriptive statistics and inferential analysis of survey responses by respondent characteristics. Analyses will focus on identifying demographic factors of recipients and members, and on self-reported health status and psycho-social factors including selfefficacy, loneliness and depression. Current Action This is a new information collection request. CNCS seeks public comment on a new data collection instrument and a set of interview questions developed for this project. The instrument and interview questionnaire has been designed by the contractor for this project and represents an information collection instrument specific to the modified Statement of Work and modified project goals. Type of Review: New. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Baseline Questionnaire for Caregivers. OMB Number: New. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Caregivers of Senior Corps SCP respite services and independent living services. Total Respondents: 900. Frequency: One time. Average Time per Response: Average time 30 minutes. Respondent category Number Time Total hours SCP Caregiver Survey .............................................................................. 900 30 minutes ....................................... 450 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 450 hours. 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: January 4, 2016. Mikel Herrington, Acting Director, Senior Corps. [FR Doc. 2016–332 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License to Schafer Aerospace; Albuquerque, NM Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of intent. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i), the Department of the Army hereby gives notice of its intent to grant to Schafer Aerospace; a corporation having its principle place of business at 2309 Renard Place SE., Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87106, exclusive license in the field of fiber laser array systems with specific application in the areas of laser communication, beam aberration correction, Light Detection mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Jan 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 and Ranging (LIDAR/LADAR), beam steering (random access) and precision pointing and tracking. The proposed license would be relative to the following: • U.S. Patent Number 9,223,091 entitled ‘‘Light Beam Collimator Particularly Suitable for a Densely Packed Array’’, Inventor Beresnev, Issue Date Dec. 29, 2015. DATES: The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory receives written objections including evidence and argument that establish that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Competing applications completed and received by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory within fifteen (15) days from the date of this published notice will also be treated as objections to the grant of the contemplated exclusive license. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. ADDRESSES: Send written objections to U.S. Army Research Laboratory Technology Transfer and Outreach Office, RDRL–DPT/Thomas Mulkern, Building 321 Room 110, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005–5425. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Mulkern, (410) 278–0889, EMail: ORTA@arl.army.mil PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: None. Brenda S. Bowen, Army Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–203 Filed 1–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary National Commission on the Future of the Army; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The DoD is publishing this notice to announce a meeting of the National Commission on the Future of the Army (‘‘the Commission’’). The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: Date of the Open Meeting: Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Address of Open Meeting, January 28, 2016: Room 285, State Services Organization, Hall of States, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 237, Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Don Tison, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Future of the Army, 700 Army Pentagon, Room 3E406, Washington, DC 20310–0700, Email: dfo.public@ncfa.ncr.gov. Desk (703) 692–9099. Facsimile (703) 697– 8242. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 6 (Monday, January 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1175-1176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-332]


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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 
renewal of the Baseline Questionnaire for Caregivers. This instrument 
will be administered to caregivers of Senior Companion Program service 
recipients (respite service and independent living service) to assess 
their demographic characteristics, psycho-social health and wellbeing, 
and their physical health. Participation is completely voluntary 
participation is not considered as a factor in obtaining grant funding 
support from Senior Corps.
    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 March 11, 2016.

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 Anthony Nerino, 
Research Analyst, #10913A; 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: Anthony Nerino, (202) 606-3913, or by 
email at anerino@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 is submitting a modification to the statement of work 
outlining technical assistance to implement a study of caregivers of 
SCP respite

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service and SCP independent living services. Additionally, CNCS seeks 
to assess the long term impact of participation in the Foster 
Grandparent Program (FGP) and the Senior Companion Program (SCP) on 
caregivers satisfaction, health related outcomes and psycho-social 
outcomes.
    This project involves a survey of caregivers to individuals who are 
recipients of independent living services, and caregivers to 
individuals receiving respite care services. Potential survey 
respondents will be drawn from a list of registered beneficiaries 
provided by a sample of SCP grantees. SCP and FGP members will be drawn 
from a list of registered members provided by a sample of SCP and FGP 
grantees. Potential interview respondents will include, caregivers SCP 
respite and independent services. Survey data will be collected using a 
multi-modal survey methods including phone surveys, paper surveys and 
on-line surveys.
    Quantitative data analysis will include descriptive statistics and 
inferential analysis of survey responses by respondent characteristics. 
Analyses will focus on identifying demographic factors of recipients 
and members, and on self-reported health status and psycho-social 
factors including self-efficacy, loneliness and depression.

Current Action

    This is a new information collection request. CNCS seeks public 
comment on a new data collection instrument and a set of interview 
questions developed for this project. The instrument and interview 
questionnaire has been designed by the contractor for this project and 
represents an information collection instrument specific to the 
modified Statement of Work and modified project goals.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Baseline Questionnaire for Caregivers.
    OMB Number: New.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: Caregivers of Senior Corps SCP respite services 
and independent living services.
    Total Respondents: 900.
    Frequency: One time.
    Average Time per Response: Average time 30 minutes.

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             Respondent category                    Number                    Time                 Total hours
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SCP Caregiver Survey.........................             900   30 minutes.....................             450
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 450 hours.
    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: January 4, 2016.
Mikel Herrington,
Acting Director, Senior Corps.
[FR Doc. 2016-332 Filed 1-8-16; 8:45 am]
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