Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 29726-29727 [05-10290]

Download as PDF 29726 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 24, 2005 / Notices Current Action (4) Electronically through the Corporation’s e-mail address system: ghilleke@cns.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Hilleke, (202) 606–5000, ext. 431, or by e-mail at ghilleke@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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; • 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 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 The State Administrative Standards form was developed in 1999 in consultation with state commissions. State commissions collectively asked for clearly stated standards by which the Corporation would assess the adequacy of their administrative systems. Indicators of competency were developed for each element of the Standards. All fifty-two commissions were reviewed once using the Standards form. The Corporation took the next year and a half to assess the process, design a new risk-based approach (as suggested by our internal audit), and streamline the form by eliminating redundancies, combining similar items, and clarifying the language. The information that is collected will help the Corporation determine the extent to which each state commission has in place the administrative systems for effective operation. The form will be used for both self- and external assessments of the state commissions. Assessment results will be used by grantees for continuous improvement and by the Corporation for guiding training and technical assistance resources, determining appropriate levels of grantee oversight, and determining eligibility for access to competitive funding. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:36 May 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Corporation seeks to reinstate and revise the previous form. When revised, the form will be reduced from eleven (11) standards containing a total of one hundred and nine (109) elements to eight (8) standards with a total of sixty (60) elements. The form will now be completed in eGrants. The form will otherwise be used in the same manner as the previous form. Type of Review: Renewal. Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service. Title: State Administrative Standards Forms. OMB Numbers: 3045–0064: State Administrative Standards Form. Agency Number: SF 424–NSSC. Affected Public: State Commissions of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Total Respondents: 53. Frequency: An average of ten (10) commissions annually. Average Time Per Response: 300 hours per state commission. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3000 hours per 10 state commissions. 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: May 16, 2005. Rosie K. Mauk, Director, AmeriCorps. [FR Doc. 05–10359 Filed 5–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency’s ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) title; (3) summary of the collection; (4) description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) reporting and/or recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment. Dated: May 18, 2005. Angela C. Arrington, Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Institute of Education Sciences DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk Officer, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: New. Title: Impact Evaluation of Academic Instruction for After-School Programs. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov’t, SEAs or LEAs; Individuals or household. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 9,600 Burden Hours: 3,201. Abstract: Data collection for impact evaluation of intensive academic reading and math instruction in afterschool programs. Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2703. When E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 24, 2005 / Notices you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Katina Ingalls at her e-mail address Katrina.Ingalls@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. 05–10290 Filed 5–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 of Each Year Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces that, pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. This notice implements this provision as it applies to educational institutions receiving Federal funding from the Department. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Stein, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W218, Washington, DC 20202–5910. Telephone: (202) 895–9085 or via Internet: Alex.Stein@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs educational institutions receiving Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) of a new statutory requirement for implementation of an educational VerDate jul<14>2003 17:36 May 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 program pertaining to the United States Constitution, on a date designated by statute as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (‘‘Constitution Day’’). This Congressional initiative is authorized by Section 111 of Division J of Pub. L. 108–447, the ‘‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,’’ Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344–45 (Section 111). The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement (Assistant Deputy Secretary) takes this action in order to implement this provision as it applies to educational institutions receiving Federal funding from the Department. Section 111(b) states ‘‘[e]ach educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.’’ For purposes of the Department’s implementation of this requirement, ‘‘educational institutions’’ includes but is not limited to ‘‘local educational agencies’’ and ‘‘institutions of higher education’’ receiving Federal funding from the Department. Section 111 applies to all educational institutions receiving Federal funding, not only those receiving Federal funding from the Department. However, the Department’s authority only extends to those educational institutions receiving funding from the Department, and consequently the Department can only regulate with regard to those institutions. Section 111 requires that Constitution Day be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. Section 111 does not authorize funds to carry out this requirement, and Section 111(d) indicates that this section shall apply ‘‘without fiscal year limitation.’’ Accordingly, the Assistant Deputy Secretary intends that this notice pertain to this fiscal year and all subsequent years. Some informational resources pertaining to the Constitution are listed below. In addition to these, the Department is aware that there may be other public and private resources available that may be helpful to educational institutions in implementing Constitution Day. While the Department does not endorse any particular program or Web site, this information is provided because it may be of use to educational institutions PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29727 developing their Constitution Day programs. One of the Library of Congress’ repositories for Constitutional documents and information may be accessed at: http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html. The National Archives also has a Web site with a scan of the U.S. Constitution available online at: http:// www.archives.gov/ national_archives_experience/charters/ constitution.html: In addition, the National Archives has a nationwide network of research facilities, including presidential libraries that welcome students as young as 14 years of age. Information about the facilities (by region and state) can be located online at: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ index.html. In addition to the resources mentioned above, it is our understanding that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will be making available to all Federal agencies, information to help train and educate Federal employees on the Constitution and, in particular, its relationship to the Oath of Office Federal employees take. This information will be posted shortly on the OPM Web site, at: http:// www.opm.gov/. We expect that educational institutions may find this material useful in planning their Constitution Day activities. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/ news/fedregister. To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: May 19, 2005. Nina Shokraii Rees, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement. [FR Doc. 05–10355 Filed 5–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 24, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review 
as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 23, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, Desk 
Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 
17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503 or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Information Management Case 
Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing 
proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these 
requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by 
office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, 
revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) title; (3) summary 
of the collection; (4) description of the need for, and proposed use 
of, the information; (5) respondents and frequency of collection; and 
(6) reporting and/or recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.

    Dated: May 18, 2005.
Angela C. Arrington,
Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: New.
    Title: Impact Evaluation of Academic Instruction for After-School 
Programs.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal gov't, SEAs or LEAs; 
Individuals or household.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
     Responses: 9,600
     Burden Hours: 3,201.
    Abstract: Data collection for impact evaluation of intensive 
academic reading and math instruction in after-school programs.
    Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment 
request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the 
``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
2703. When

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you access the information collection, click on ``Download 
Attachments'' to view. Written requests for information should be 
addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202-4700. Requests may also 
be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO--RIMG@ed.gov or 
faxed to 202-245-6621. Please specify the complete title of the 
information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Katina Ingalls at her e-mail address 
Katrina.Ingalls@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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