[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 123 (Monday, June 28, 1999)]
[Pages 34635-34636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-16411]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the 
``Corporation''), has submitted the following public information 
collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35)). Copies of these 
individual ICRs, with applicable supporting documentation, may be 
obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, 
Office of Evaluation, Susan Labin, (202) 606-5000, Extension 160. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TTD) 
may call (202) 606-5256 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: Mr. Daniel Werfel, OMB Desk Officer for the Corporation 
for National and Community Service, Office of Management and Budget, 
Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316, within 30 days of 
this publication in the Federal Register.
    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 the 
Corporation, including whether the information will have practical 
     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 data collection 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, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: New.
    Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Title: Longitudinal Research on AmeriCorps Member Outcomes.
    OMB Number: None.
    Agency Number: None.
    Affected Public: AmeriCorps Members and Respondents in Comparison 
    Total Respondents: Approximately 10,350.
    Frequency: One time.
    Average Time Per Response: AmeriCorps Members: 30 minutes; 
Comparison Group Respondents: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,606 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): None.
    Description: The Corporation seeks approval of baseline survey 
forms for the longitudinal study of outcomes associated with 
participation in AmeriCorps, the national service program. A central 
purpose of the agency and its programs is to foster citizenship and 
development for those who serve in AmeriCorps. The proposed study 
includes members in the State/National and the National Civilian 
Community Corps AmeriCorps programs, and their counterparts in 
comparison groups. There were no comments received during the initial 
60-day public comment period. Since our original submission, there has 
been a change in both the number of respondents and the overall burden 
hours. The number of respondents appears to have increased 
substantially but this is due to a screening phone call that will be 
made to approximately 4,850 potential respondents for less than five 
minutes. Thus, not including this brief call, the number of true 
respondents (5,550) is actually lower than originally anticipated.
    This decrease in the number of respondents is due to two changes: 
(1) Exclusion of the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) 
participation in the study; and (2) elimination of the Retrospective 
Study of AmeriCorps members. These studies are not part of the final 
design. Thus, the overall response in burden hours has decreased. Also 
contributing to a decrease in the burden hours is the change to a self-
administered baseline for members rather than a phone interview.
    Even though the net burden is lower, the decreases are somewhat 
offset by an increase in the number of comparison respondents for the 
State and National programs. A national comparison group of those who 
have inquired about serving in AmeriCorps has been identified. This 
will strengthen the design and the ability of the study to address 
causality for the national study.

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    Dated: June 22, 1999.
Thomas L. Bryant,
Associate General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 99-16411 Filed 6-25-99; 8:45 am]