Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data, 59591-59592 [2017-27027]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2017, by the Commission. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. Appendix to Proposed Order and Request for Comment on Application for Exemption From Certain Provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act Regarding Investment of Customer Funds and From Certain Related Commission Regulations—Commission Voting Summary On this matter, Chairman Giancarlo and Commissioners Quintenz and Behnam voted in the affirmative. No Commissioner voted in the negative. [FR Doc. 2017–27060 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for Social Innovation Fund Performance Progress Report; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Performance Progress Report (PPR) which consists of the SIF Narrative Progress Report and SIF Data Supplement for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments may be submitted, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by January 16, 2018. 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; or (2) By email to: smar@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Katy Hussey-Sloniker, at 202–606–6796 or email to khussey-sloniker@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. 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 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; • 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 September 22, 2017 at FR Vol. 82, No. 183, page 44393. This comment period ended November 21, 2017. No public comments were received from this Notice. Description: The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Performance Progress Report (PPR) consists of the SIF Narrative Progress Report and SIF Data Supplement. The PPR is customized for SIF Classic grantees, SIF Pay for Success grantees, and SIF Pay for Success Administrative Data Pilot grantees. Instructions for all three versions of the PPR reporting requirements are included in this information collection request. CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on February 28, 2018. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: Social Innovation Fund Performance Progress Report. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59591 OMB Number: 3045–0168. Agency Number: None. Affected Public: Businesses or Organizations. Total Respondents: 47. Frequency: 2 times annually. Average Time per Response: 10 hrs. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 940 hrs. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): None. Dated: December 6, 2017. Chester Spellman, Director, AmeriCorps State & National. [FR Doc. 2017–27028 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments. AGENCY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). As part of a Federal Governmentwide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces that CNCS intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted January 16, 2018. 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 CNCS, 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 CNCS; and (2) Electronically by email to: smar@omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 59592 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices To request additional information, please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202–606–6930 or email to aborgstrom@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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data. Abstract: This is a new information collection. The information collection activity will enable pilot testing of survey instruments in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By pilot testing we mean information that provides useful insights on how respondents interact with the instrument, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations regarding prospective studies. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of research program management. The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address the target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12495). Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10. Respondents: 350. Annual responses: 350. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: 30. Burden hours: 10,500. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 11, 2017. Mary Hyde, Director, Research and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2017–27027 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2017–HA–0065] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: 60-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 13, 2018. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Advisory Committee Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09B, Alexandria, VA 22350–1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 240 (Friday, December 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59591-59592]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27027]


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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE


Guidance for Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of 
Pilot and Test Data

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

ACTION: Guidance for CNCS Notices, with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: CNCS is submitting the below information for future CNCS 
Federal Register Notices in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA). As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to 
streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service 
delivery, OMB is coordinating the development of the following proposed 
Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic 
Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data'' for approval 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces that CNCS 
intends to submit collections to OMB for approval and solicit comments 
on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments must be submitted January 16, 2018.

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 CNCS, 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 CNCS; and
    (2) Electronically by email to: [email protected].

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, at 202-606-
6930 or email to [email protected]. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Pilot and Test Data.
    Abstract: This is a new information collection. The information 
collection activity will enable pilot testing of survey instruments in 
an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's 
commitment to improving service delivery. By pilot testing we mean 
information that provides useful insights on how respondents interact 
with the instrument, but are not statistical surveys that yield 
quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of 
study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder 
perceptions, experiences and expectations regarding prospective 
studies. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the 
improvement of research program management.
    The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this 
generic clearance if it meets the following conditions:
     The collections are voluntary;
     The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on 
considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or 
burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents 
and the Federal Government;
     The collections are non-controversial and do not raise 
issues of concern to other Federal agencies;
     Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions 
from respondents who have experience with the program or may have 
experience with the program in the near future;
     Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected 
only to the extent necessary and is not retained;
     Information gathered will be used only internally for 
general service improvement and program management purposes and is not 
intended for release outside of the agency;
     Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of 
substantially informing influential policy decisions; and
     Information gathered will yield qualitative information; 
the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically 
reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the 
population of study.
    Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful 
information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the 
overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative 
information will not be used for quantitative information collections 
that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as 
monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such 
data uses require more rigorous designs that address the target 
population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, 
the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the 
precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed 
sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing 
potential non-response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any 
testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding 
the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely 
to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for 
other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative 
results.
    As a general matter, information collections will not result in any 
new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask 
questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, 
religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered 
private.
    No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice 
published in the Federal Register of March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12495).
    Current Actions: New collection of information.
    Type of Review: New Collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 10.
    Respondents: 350.
    Annual responses: 350.
    Frequency of Response: Once per request.
    Average minutes per response: 30.
    Burden hours: 10,500.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number.

    Dated: December 11, 2017.
Mary Hyde,
Director, Research and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2017-27027 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6050-28-P