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Download as PDF 67148 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES appropriate. In addition, the Secretary encourages applicants to further address this criterion by providing specific information, such as name, title, responsibilities, and time commitment of each key individual working to implement the project’s goals and objectives. 2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in selecting an application for an award are in the NFP. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notice (GAN). We may notify you informally, also. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: The Secretary requires successful applicants to submit annual performance reports and, after the last year of the project, a final report. The annual performance report documents the grantee’s yearly progress toward meeting expected programmatic and project specific outcomes. These outcomes must be based on measurable performance objectives including, but not limited to, the performance measures described in paragraph 4 of this section. These reports must evaluate— (1) The grantee’s progress in meeting the application’s objectives; (2) The project’s effectiveness in meeting the purposes of the Transition to Teaching program; and (3) The project’s effect on the specific LEAs the project serves. Among other things, the Department uses the annual performance reports to determine whether a grantee has demonstrated substantial progress in meeting the goals and objectives (as described in its approved application), and thereby merits a continuation award (for years 2–5). See § 75.118 of EDGAR. Grantees also will be required to submit a final performance report, due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 In addition, section 2314 of the ESEA requires grantees to submit to the Department and to the Congress interim and final evaluations at the end of the third and fifth years of the grant period, respectively. These evaluations must describe the extent to which high-need LEAs that received funds through the grant have met their goals relating to teacher recruitment and retention as described in the project application. Additional requirements pertaining to these reports are in the NFP. For specific requirements on reporting, please go to https:// www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/ appforms/appforms.html. 4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established one performance indicator for assessing the effectiveness of the Transition to Teaching program: the percentage of new, highly qualified Transition to Teaching teachers who teach in highneed schools in high-need LEAs for at least three years. We will track this indicator through the use of the following three performance measures. We will gather the data for these measures from the grantees. Measure One: The percentage of all Transition to Teaching participants who become teachers of record in high-need schools in high-need LEAs. For this measure we will collect data on the number of participants and the number of teachers of record in high-need schools in high-need LEAs. Measure Two: The percentage of Transition to Teaching participants receiving certification/licensure within three years. For this measure, we will collect data on the number of participants who become certified within three years. Measure Three: The percentage of Transition to Teaching teachers of record who teach in high-need schools in high-need LEAs for at least three years. For this measure, we will collect data on the number of participants who become teachers of record who have been teaching in high-need schools in high-need LEAs for at least three years. VII. Agency Contacts FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thelma Leenhouts, Patricia Barrett, Beatriz Ceja, Anthony Sepulveda, or Salimah Shabazz, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4W320, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 260–0223 (Thelma Leenhouts), (202) 260–7350 (Patricia Barrett), (202) 205–5009 (Beatriz Ceja), (202) 260–0464 (Anthony Sepulveda), or (202) 260–2434 (Salimah Shabazz), or by e-mail: transitiontoteaching@ed.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. VIII. Other Information Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: https://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: https://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Douglas B. Mesecar, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement. [FR Doc. E8–26870 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 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) for clearance under 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 E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 220 / Thursday, November 13, 2008 / Notices 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 January 12, 2009. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Patrick Shipp, Office of Information and Business Management Systems (EE–3C), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–7769; Jody Barringer, Office of Information and Business Management Systems (EE–3C), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–5404; or by e-mail at nppd@ee.doe.gov. The proposed National Priority Project Designation application form is available on-line at the following internet address: https://www.eere. energy.gov/office_eere/docs/npp_ application.doc. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) Information Collection Request Title: National Priority Project Designation. (2) Type of Review: New collection. (3) Purpose: This collection of information is a form that DOE will make available electronically on the internet and which persons or organizations seeking National Priority Project Designation under Section 1405 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58) must use in applying for such designation. The draft application is available at https:// www.eere.energy.gov/office_eere/docs/ npp_application.doc. Published also in today’s Federal Register, DOE published a notice of the guidelines for requesting National Priority Project Designation. The purpose of Presidential designation is to recognize energy projects that have advanced the field of renewable energy technology and contributed to North American energy security. (4) Respondents: 20 each year. (5) Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 400 hours annually. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:13 Nov 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 Statutory Authority: Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58. Issued in Washington, DC on October 31, 2008. John Mizroch, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E8–27011 Filed 11–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy National Priority Project Designation Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of guidelines for requesting National Priority Project Designation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing guidelines for persons and organizations interested in requesting National Priority Project Designation as established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). The President, upon recommendation of the Secretary of Energy, is authorized by EPAct 2005 annually to recognize projects that are making the greatest strides in helping the United States reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and promote domestic energy security. Following approval of an information collection request, DOE will publish an invitation to apply under the guidelines published today. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Shipp, Office of Information and Business Management Systems (EE–3C), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–7769; Jody Barringer, Office of Information and Business Management Systems (EE–3C), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585; or e-mail at nppd@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPAct 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58), Section 1405, authorizes the President, on the basis of recommendations of the Secretary of Energy, annually to designate as National Priority Projects those projects shown to have advanced the field of renewable energy technology and/or building energy efficiency and contributed to North American energy independence. Organizations whose projects receive a Presidential designation will receive a medal bearing the inscription ‘‘National Priority Project,’’ and they may use the National PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67149 Priority Project Designation in promotion of the organization. DOE also will work with recipients and with national media sources to spotlight these projects as models for the rest of the country and the world. Section 1405 of EPAct 2005 establishes selection criteria for the following four categories of renewable energy projects: (1) Wind and biomass energy generation projects; (2) photovoltaic and fuel cell energy generation projects; (3) energy efficient building and renewable energy projects; and (4) first-in class projects. Section 1405 also directs the Secretary of Energy to publish in the Federal Register guidelines for submitting applications and annual invitations for applications. DOE’s Guidelines for National Priority Project Designation are set forth as an Appendix to this notice. Following approval of the collection of information published also in today’s Federal Register, DOE will publish an invitation for applications. Issued in Washington, DC on October 31, 2008. John Mizroch, Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Appendix Department of Energy Guidelines for National Priority Project Designation Presidential National Priority Project Designation may be earned by organizations involved in projects that are leading the way in using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. This designation, established by Section 1405 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58) provides the President of the United States and the Secretary of Energy with a mechanism to recognize projects that are making the greatest strides in helping North America reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and promote domestic energy security. Projects that receive the National Priority Project Designation will be highlighted by the Department of Energy (DOE) as transformational energy efficiency and renewable energy leaders. DOE will work with recipients and with national media sources to spotlight these projects as models for the rest of the country and the world. I. Eligible Projects A. Categories of Projects DOE will accept applications for National Priority Project Designation in the following project categories: (1) Grid-Scale Generation by Wind and Biomass Energy Projects. To be eligible for National Priority Project Designation, a wind or biomass project must provide electricity to the national power grid, rather than electricity designed to serve only specific end users. A wind energy project is any installation of technologies that generates electricity, fuel or E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY:  U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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) for clearance 
under 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

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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 January 12, 2009. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below 
as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Patrick Shipp, Office of 
Information and Business Management Systems (EE-3C), Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, 
DC 20585, (202) 586-7769; Jody Barringer, Office of Information and 
Business Management Systems (EE-3C), Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585, 
(202) 586-5404; or by e-mail at nppd@ee.doe.gov. The proposed National 
Priority Project Designation application form is available on-line at 
the following internet address: https://www.eere.energy.gov/office_
eere/docs/npp_application.doc.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) Information Collection Request Title: National Priority Project 
Designation.
    (2) Type of Review: New collection.
    (3) Purpose: This collection of information is a form that DOE will 
make available electronically on the internet and which persons or 
organizations seeking National Priority Project Designation under 
Section 1405 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-58) must use 
in applying for such designation. The draft application is available at 
https://www.eere.energy.gov/office_eere/docs/npp_application.doc. 
Published also in today's Federal Register, DOE published a notice of 
the guidelines for requesting National Priority Project Designation. 
The purpose of Presidential designation is to recognize energy projects 
that have advanced the field of renewable energy technology and 
contributed to North American energy security.
    (4) Respondents: 20 each year.
    (5) Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 400 hours annually.

    Statutory Authority: Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109-
58.

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 31, 2008.
John Mizroch,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
 [FR Doc. E8-27011 Filed 11-12-08; 8:45 am]
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