Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 39215-39216 [2010-16654]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 130 / Thursday, July 8, 2010 / Notices the more than 9,000 objectives identified. Prior to the development and implementation of the APR electronic collection we were not able to present data that indicated success or failure of the programs individually or collectively without laboring through hundreds of hard copy reports. In addition to improving our program oversight, the IG has found that the current Title III and Title V performance indicators for GPRA were developed with minimal consultation with the grantee communities, and minimal involvement from IDUES staff. In the Audit Report ED–OIG/A04–90014 (‘‘Review of Title III Program, HEA, Compliance with GPRA Requirements for Implementation of Performance Indicators’’), the IG recommends that we create a more reliable system for collecting and aggregating the data needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Title III and Title V programs. Clearly, the APR should play a central role in collecting the GPRA data that we are required to report to Congress. With this in mind, the APR was designed to collect data in a manner that is flexible, reliable, valid and pertinent to program objectives and Program performance measures. Furthermore the resulting profile and trend reports from the APR are facilitating dialogues with the grantee community on performance indicators and individual program success. In conjunction with the IG’s findings and in accordance with Actions (4)(a)(1) & (4)(a)(2) of the Corrective Action Plan (CAN #04–6001) issued by IDUES, we are continuing use of an Annual Performance Report that substantially improves our efforts to meet the aforementioned objectives. Yet it is clear that a single, annual report would be insufficient for satisfying the multiple and varied demands that are required for program monitoring and GPRA reporting. Therefore the APR is being submitted for OMB approval as IDUES’ cornerstone of an Information Management Performance System that employs various tools to comprehensively analyze, evaluate, report Program trends and community practice, and monitor our grantees and Program success. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program numbers are being added for 84.031C, 84.031L, 84.382B, 84.031M, and 84.031X. Current questions for CFDA 84.031B and 84.031S are edited for clarity. 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 4348. When you access the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Jul 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 39215 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. information; (5) Respondents and 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. [FR Doc. 2010–16655 Filed 7–7–10; 8:45 am] Dated: July 2, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 7, 2010. 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 Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Institute of Education Sciences Type of Review: Reinstatement. Title: National Household Education Survey (NHES 2011/2012) Field Test. OMB#: 1850–0768. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency: Once. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 40,905. Burden Hours: 5,535. Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) collects data directly from households on early childhood care and education, children’s readiness for school, parent perceptions of school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education, parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only. Each survey collection included the administration of household screening questions (screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined (from above 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the percentage of households without landline telephones (from 93% in early 2004 to about 75% in 2009 mostly due to conversion to cellular-only coverage) raises issues about population coverage. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 39216 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 130 / Thursday, July 8, 2010 / Notices To address these issues, the NHES is transitioning from a Random Digit Dial (RDD) interviewer administered study to an Address Based Sample, selfadministered study. A feasibility test of the methodology was conducted successfully in 2009. In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will conduct a large scale pilot test to further refine the methodology. A number of interventions to improve response rates and data quality will be tested in 2011. In 2012, NCES will conduct the first full-scale production data collection utilizing the new design. The 2011 test and 2012 data collections will utilize the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) and Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) modules. 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 4351. 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. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, N.W., Room 10222, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, be faxed to (202) 395–5806 or e-mailed to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov with a cc: to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. 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. 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 agency, 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 to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. [FR Doc. 2010–16654 Filed 7–7–10; 8:45 am] Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title of Collection: Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program. OMB #: 1840–0796. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: Annually. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 10,017. Abstract: This is an application to participate in the Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program which provides grants to institutions of higher education, partnerships between nonprofit educational organizations and institutions of higher education, and public and private nonprofit BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Education Desk Officer, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Jul 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 organizations, to implement programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. This information collection is being submitted under the Streamlined Clearance Process for Discretionary Grant Information Collections (1894– 0001). Therefore, the 30-day public comment period notice will be the only public comment notice published for this information collection. Requests for copies of the information collection submission for OMB review may be accessed from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or from the Department’s Web site at http:// edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 4316. 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 the Internet address ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202– 401–0920. Please specify the complete title and OMB Control Number of the information collection when making your request. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. Dated: July 2, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 130 (Thursday, July 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16654]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, 
invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 7, 2010.

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 Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, 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.
    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.

    Dated: July 2, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Institute of Education Sciences

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: National Household Education Survey (NHES 2011/2012) Field 
Test.
    OMB#: 1850-0768.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:

Responses: 40,905.
Burden Hours: 5,535.

    Abstract: The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES) 
collects data directly from households on early childhood care and 
education, children's readiness for school, parent perceptions of 
school safety and discipline, before- and after-school activities of 
school-age children, participation in adult and continuing education, 
parent involvement in education, school choice, homeschooling, and 
civic involvement. NHES surveys have been conducted approximately every 
other year from 1991 through 2007 using random digit dial (RDD) 
sampling and telephone data collection from landline telephones only. 
Each survey collection included the administration of household 
screening questions (screener) and two or three topical surveys. Like 
virtually all RDD surveys, NHES Screener response rates have declined 
(from above 80% in early 1990s to 53% in 2007) and the decline in the 
percentage of households without landline telephones (from 93% in early 
2004 to about 75% in 2009 mostly due to conversion to cellular-only 
coverage) raises issues about population coverage.

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To address these issues, the NHES is transitioning from a Random Digit 
Dial (RDD) interviewer administered study to an Address Based Sample, 
self- administered study. A feasibility test of the methodology was 
conducted successfully in 2009. In 2011, the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) will conduct a large scale pilot test to 
further refine the methodology. A number of interventions to improve 
response rates and data quality will be tested in 2011. In 2012, NCES 
will conduct the first full-scale production data collection utilizing 
the new design. The 2011 test and 2012 data collections will utilize 
the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) and Early 
Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) modules.
    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 4351. 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. 2010-16654 Filed 7-7-10; 8:45 am]
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