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. Sec. 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, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program Commitment Form. This form is submitted by colleges and universities that provide incentives for AmeriCorps alumni such as matching or partially matching the AmeriCorps Education Award that members receive after successful completion of the AmeriCorps program. Completion of this information collection is required for colleges and universities to obtain approval for information on them to appear on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards section of the Corporation for National and Community Service Web site.
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 April 30, 2012.
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, Calvin Dawson, Room 9106C, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525.
(2) By hand delivery or by courier to the Corporation's mailroom at Room 8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
(3) By fax to: (202) 606-3475 Calvin Dawson, Program Specialist.
(4) Electronically through firstname.lastname@example.org or www.regulations.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Calvin Dawson, 202-606-6897 or by email at email@example.com.
The Corporation is particularly interested in comments that:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Corporation, 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).
The information is provided by colleges and universities who are requesting to be listed on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program section of the Corporation for National and Community Service Web site. The information will be collected electronically by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This is a new information request. The information collected will be used to determine if colleges and universities are eligible to be listed on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program section of the Corporation for National and Community Service Web site.
Type of Review: New.
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
Title: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program Commitment Form.
OMB Number: None.
Agency Number: None.
Affected Public: Colleges and Universities that provide incentives for AmeriCorps alumni such as matching or partially matching the AmeriCorps Education Award that members receive after successful completion of the AmeriCorps Program and that request to be listed on the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program section of the Corporation for National and Community Service Web site.
Total Respondents: Estimated 200 Colleges and Universities.
Frequency: Once every five years.
Average Time per Response: Average 30 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 100 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: February 22, 2012.
Chief of Program Operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-4665 Filed 2-27-12; 8:45 am]
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