Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled ``Day of Service Registration and Reporting (Serve.gov)'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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, Rhonda Taylor, at (202) 606-6721. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565-2799 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Protocol for Categorical Exclusions Under the National Environmental Policy Act for Programs Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) has adopted an interim final protocol that categorically excludes national and community service programs funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) from the requirement of preparing environmental assessments or environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 432 et seq. (NEPA), because the programs do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Notice of the Corporation's protocol satisfies the requirements of the Council for Environmental Quality's (CEQ) NEPA regulations and facilitates reporting requirements under the Recovery Act. By adopting this protocol, the Corporation can better assure that urgently needed Recovery Act financial assistance is disbursed to eligible entities in a timely manner and that such funds are used and reported upon in accordance with the Recovery Act's NEPA compliance provision. While this protocol is immediately effective upon publication, all comments will be reviewed and given full consideration in determining whether amendments to it are appropriate.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
The Corporation for National and Community Service (the ``Corporation''), 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.