Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 51454-51455 [E8-20359]

Download as PDF 51454 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1800-877-8339. [FR Doc. E8–20357 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 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: August 27, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Dated: August 27, 2008. Angela C. Arrington, IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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 October 3, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to (202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in their response ‘‘Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated collection name, e.g., ‘‘Upward Bound Evaluation’’]. Persons submitting comments electronically should not submit paper copies. 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 IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes that notice Type of Review: Revision. Title: Consolidated State Performance Report (Part I and Part II). Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 53. Burden Hours: 29,707. Abstract: The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) is the required annual reporting tool for each State, Bureau of Indian Education, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Department uses the information derived from the CSPR to: (1) Monitor and report its progress in meeting Strategic Plan goals; (2) assess and report individual program performance, including GPRA performance measures; (3) monitor States’ implementation of NCLB and the extent to which States are meeting program and accountability goals; (4) to identify areas for technical assistance to States and overall program improvement; and (5) to inform other reporting and program evaluation requirements specific to individual programs and including the Secretary’s Annual State Report to Congress on No Child Left Behind. The current approved CSPR (OMB ι1810-0614) will expire on October 31, 2010. This submission requests approval to include new or substantially revised questions in Sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 of CSPR Part I, and section 2.2 of CSPR Part II. The additions and revisions to the CSPR are necessary at this time to: (1) meet new NCLB data collection requirements for School Improvement Grants (Section 1003(a) and 1003(b)) and science Type of Review: New. Title: College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 38. Burden Hours: 1,520. Abstract: For the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), a customized annual performance report (APR) that goes beyond the generic 524B is requested to facilitate the collection of more standardized and comprehensive data to inform Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), to improve the overall quality of data collection, and to increase the quality and quantity of data that can be used to inform policy decisions. Please note that in 2007, our office, Office of Migrant Education (OME), received OMB approval for a similar APR for the High School Equivalency (HEP), which is another program authorized under the same Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) legislation and managed by OME. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3813. When 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 3, 2008 / Notices assessments (1111(b)(3)) implemented in SY 07-08, and (2) more accurately reflect the data requirements in 1111(h)(4)(D) and section 3121(b)(1) for evaluation; and (3) align Title I, Part B student performance measures with existing collections. Additional Information: During the 60-day public comment period, ED received comments on the new and/or substantially revised items added to the CSPR for SY 2007-08 from 9 States. Public comments and ED’s responses are detailed in a supplemental document to the SY 2007-08 CSPR currently pending approval from OMB. In addition, during the 60-day comment period, 15 States submitted comments in response to a focused question intended to help the Department determine the viability of moving any or all of the CSPR questions, which were initially prepopulated in 2006-07 to exclusive population by EDFacts for 2007-08 or 2008-09. Based on the responses to the focused question, along with ED’s review of SEA transition agreements, ED has determined that it will not move any additional items to full population from EDFacts for the CSPR SY 2007-08 collection. ED will work with the States over the next several months to determine which items will be fully populated by EDFacts for the SY 2008-09 and subsequent CSPR collections. The SY 2007-08 CSPR & EDFacts Cross-walk, linking EDFacts data files to CSPR questions is included in the CSPR clearance package. Technical Amendments for SY 08-09 EDFacts Data Set related to the new CSPR questions in Section 1.4.8 on School Improvement Status also are included in the CSPR SY 2007-08 clearance documents. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 3718. When 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., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:59 Sep 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1800-877-8339. [FR Doc. E8–20359 Filed 9–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before November 3, 2008. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to: Karl E. Stoeckle, U.S. Department of Energy, Business Management Specialist, LM–10.1, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202– 586–1540 or by e-mail at karl.stoeckle@hq.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Karl E. Stoeckle, U.S. Department of Energy, Business Management Specialist, LM–10.1, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202–586–1540 or by e-mail at karl.stoeckle@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51455 (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Legacy Management Labor Relations. This information collection request was originally a part of OMB No. 1910–0600, Industrial Relations; (3) Type of Review: New; (4) Purpose: This package requests information from the Department of Energy Facilities Management Contractors for contract administration, management oversight and cost control. This information is used to ensure that Department contractors recruit and retain a workforce in accordance with the terms of their contract and in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as identified by contract; (5) Respondents: 35; (6) Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 193. (6) Reporting Frequency: Annual. Statutory Authority: The statutory authority for collection of this data is the statute establishing the Department of Energy (‘‘Department of Energy Organization Act,’’ Public Law 95–91, of August 4, 1977). It vests the Secretary of Energy with the executive direction and management function, authority, and responsibilities for the Department, including contract management. The provisions of 42 U.S.C. 7254 state that ‘‘the Secretary is authorized to prescribe such procedural and administrative rules as he may deem necessary or appropriate to administer and manage the functions now or hereafter vested in him; and 42 U.S.C. 7256(a) ‘‘the Secretary is authorized to enter into and perform such contracts, leases, cooperative agreements, or other similar transactions with public agencies and private organizations and persons, and to make such payments (in lump sum or installments, and by way of advance or reimbursement) as he may deem to be necessary of appropriated to carry out functions now or here after vested in the Secretary.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2008. Michael W. Owen, Director, Office of Legacy Management. [FR Doc. 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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management 
Services, Office of Management 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 
October 3, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, 
Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10222, 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit responses 
electronically by e-mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or via fax to 
(202) 395-6974. Commenters should include the following subject line in 
their response ``Comment: [insert OMB number], [insert abbreviated 
collection name, e.g., ``Upward Bound Evaluation'']. Persons submitting 
comments electronically should not submit paper copies.

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 IC Clearance Official, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management, 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: August 27, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, 
Office of Management.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Type of Review: Revision.
    Title: Consolidated State Performance Report (Part I and Part II).
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
    Responses: 53.
    Burden Hours: 29,707.
    Abstract: The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) is the 
required annual reporting tool for each State, Bureau of Indian 
Education, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico as authorized under 
Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as 
amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The Department 
uses the information derived from the CSPR to: (1) Monitor and report 
its progress in meeting Strategic Plan goals; (2) assess and report 
individual program performance, including GPRA performance measures; 
(3) monitor States' implementation of NCLB and the extent to which 
States are meeting program and accountability goals; (4) to identify 
areas for technical assistance to States and overall program 
improvement; and (5) to inform other reporting and program evaluation 
requirements specific to individual programs and including the 
Secretary's Annual State Report to Congress on No Child Left Behind. 
The current approved CSPR (OMB 1810-0614) will expire on 
October 31, 2010. This submission requests approval to include new or 
substantially revised questions in Sections 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.6 of 
CSPR Part I, and section 2.2 of CSPR Part II. The additions and 
revisions to the CSPR are necessary at this time to: (1) meet new NCLB 
data collection requirements for School Improvement Grants (Section 
1003(a) and 1003(b)) and science

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assessments (1111(b)(3)) implemented in SY 07-08, and (2) more 
accurately reflect the data requirements in 1111(h)(4)(D) and section 
3121(b)(1) for evaluation; and (3) align Title I, Part B student 
performance measures with existing collections.
    Additional Information: During the 60-day public comment period, ED 
received comments on the new and/or substantially revised items added 
to the CSPR for SY 2007-08 from 9 States. Public comments and ED's 
responses are detailed in a supplemental document to the SY 2007-08 
CSPR currently pending approval from OMB. In addition, during the 60-
day comment period, 15 States submitted comments in response to a 
focused question intended to help the Department determine the 
viability of moving any or all of the CSPR questions, which were 
initially prepopulated in 2006-07 to exclusive population by EDFacts 
for 2007-08 or 2008-09. Based on the responses to the focused question, 
along with ED's review of SEA transition agreements, ED has determined 
that it will not move any additional items to full population from 
EDFacts for the CSPR SY 2007-08 collection. ED will work with the 
States over the next several months to determine which items will be 
fully populated by EDFacts for the SY 2008-09 and subsequent CSPR 
collections. The SY 2007-08 CSPR & EDFacts Cross-walk, linking EDFacts 
data files to CSPR questions is included in the CSPR clearance package. 
Technical Amendments for SY 08-09 EDFacts Data Set related to the new 
CSPR questions in Section 1.4.8 on School Improvement Status also are 
included in the CSPR SY 2007-08 clearance documents.
    Requests for copies of the information collection submission for 
OMB review may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting 
the ``Browse Pending Collections'' link and by clicking on link number 
3718. When 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., 
LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically 
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify 
the complete title of the information collection when making your 
request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@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. E8-20359 Filed 9-2-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P