Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 67957-67958 [2010-27898]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at CNA, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311– 1846. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander Eric Taylor, CNO Executive Panel, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311–1846, 703–681– 4909. Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), these matters constitute classified information that is specifically authorized by Executive Order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense and are, in fact, properly classified pursuant to such Executive Order. Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has determined in writing that the public interest requires that the portion of this meeting from 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. be closed to the public because they will be concerned with matters listed in section 552b(c)(1) of title 5, United States Code. 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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. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 3, 2011. DATES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. ADDRESSES: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67957 Dated: October 29, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Type of Review: New. Title of Collection: Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers: State and Local Responses to Federal Initiatives. OMB Control Number: 1875–NEW. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: Once. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 42. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 126. Abstract: The most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002 required that States provide assurances and develop plans to ‘‘ensure that poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out of field teachers’’ (Section 1111(b)(8)(C)). In 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requirements reinforced the focus on equitable distribution of teachers by requiring States applying for education stimulus funds to provide updated assurances and to publicize their most recent ‘‘equity plans.’’ ARRA also establishes competitive grants to help States build their pool of effective teachers and address inequities in the distribution of teachers. In addition to their focus on the equitable distribution of teacher quality, Federal programs also have been promoting shifts in how teacher quality is measured, away from teacher qualifications and toward measures of instructional practice and effectiveness at raising student achievement. Federal programs such as the Teacher Incentive Fund and Race to the Top have provided incentives for States and districts to move in this direction, including funds to support some of the technical aspects of development. Federal policymakers need to know whether the policies and programs they sponsor under these laws contribute to teacher quality for disadvantaged students. Hence, the U.S. Department of Education requires a study documenting the State and local actions to (a) develop new measures of teacher quality, (b) analyze the distribution of teacher quality, and (c) develop and implement plans to ensure teacher quality for disadvantaged students. To inform E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 67958 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices Federal policymakers, the study will examine the implementation of these activities with attention to implementation challenges, the role of State and local context, and the roles of the Federal programs designed to foster these activities. The planned data collection will serve four objectives: 1. To examine how States and districts analyze the distribution of teacher quality, plan actions to address inequities, and monitor progress. 2. To examine how States and districts are changing their measures of teacher quality, and to understand their experiences in doing so. 3. To examine State and local actions to improve teacher quality for disadvantaged students (i.e., students in high-poverty or high-minority schools). 4. To describe the perceived contributions of Federal programs to State and local actions aimed at improving the quality of teachers for disadvantaged students, and how State and local contexts mediate these contributions. To address these objectives, our design includes telephone interviews with State education agencies and local education agencies. 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 4426. 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 and OMB Control Number 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. [FR Doc. 2010–27898 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 This notice announces an open meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (the Commission). The Commission was organized pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This notice is provided in accordance with the Act. This notice is being published less that 15 days from the date of the meeting due to logistical circumstances and the inability to delay and reschedule the meeting in a timely fashion. In addition, the dates for this meeting and the location, Washington, DC, were made public during the September 2010 open meeting of the Commission and posted on http:// www.brc.gov. DATES: Monday, November 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: Washington Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 737–2200. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy A. Frazier, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586–4243 or facsimile (202) 586–0544; e-mail CommissionDFO@nuclear.energy.gov. Additional information will be available at http://www.brc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The President directed that the Commission be established to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. The Commission will provide advice and make recommendations on issues including alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. The Commission is scheduled to submit a draft report to the Secretary of Energy in July 2011 and a final report in January 2012. This is the fifth full Commission meeting. Previous meetings were held in March, May, July, and September 2010. Webcasts of the previous meetings along with meeting transcripts and presentation are available at http:// www.brc.gov. Purpose of the Meeting: One purpose of this meeting is to better understand the fuel cycle policies that have been established by other leading nuclear energy nations. The Commission will hear from a series of speakers who can provide insights on the views of State and Tribal governments and members of the public. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010. The schedule for the 15th will include presentations and statements to the Commission. The meeting will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, with presentations and statements to the Commission and Commission discussions lasting until about 11 a.m. The meeting will conclude with public statements and will end at approximately 12:15 p.m. Public Participation: Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the public session on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Approximately 1 hour will be reserved for public comments from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 8 a.m. on November 16, 2010, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Registration to speak will close at 10 a.m., November 16, 2010. Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to address the subcommittee are invited to send a written statement to Timothy A. Frazier, U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20585, e-mail to CommissionDFO@nuclear.energy.gov, or post comments on the Commission Web site at http://www.brc.gov. Additionally, the meeting will be available via live video webcast. The link will be available at http:// www.brc.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available at http://www.brc.gov or by contacting Mr. Frazier. He may be reached at the postal address or e-mail address above. Issued in Washington, DC on October 29, 2010. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–27902 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 213 (Thursday, November 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67957-67958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27898]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

ACTION: Comment Request.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its 
information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden 
on the public and helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. 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 
January 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or 
mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received 
in response to this notice will be considered public records.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide 
interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information 
collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance 
Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of 
Management, publishes this notice containing proposed information 
collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the 
information collection. 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: October 29, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development

    Type of Review: New.
    Title of Collection: Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers: 
State and Local Responses to Federal Initiatives.
    OMB Control Number: 1875-NEW.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Once.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government, State 
Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 42.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 126.
    Abstract: The most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act in 2002 required that States provide assurances 
and develop plans to ``ensure that poor and minority children are not 
taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, 
unqualified, or out of field teachers'' (Section 1111(b)(8)(C)). In 
2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requirements 
reinforced the focus on equitable distribution of teachers by requiring 
States applying for education stimulus funds to provide updated 
assurances and to publicize their most recent ``equity plans.'' ARRA 
also establishes competitive grants to help States build their pool of 
effective teachers and address inequities in the distribution of 
teachers. In addition to their focus on the equitable distribution of 
teacher quality, Federal programs also have been promoting shifts in 
how teacher quality is measured, away from teacher qualifications and 
toward measures of instructional practice and effectiveness at raising 
student achievement. Federal programs such as the Teacher Incentive 
Fund and Race to the Top have provided incentives for States and 
districts to move in this direction, including funds to support some of 
the technical aspects of development.
    Federal policymakers need to know whether the policies and programs 
they sponsor under these laws contribute to teacher quality for 
disadvantaged students. Hence, the U.S. Department of Education 
requires a study documenting the State and local actions to (a) develop 
new measures of teacher quality, (b) analyze the distribution of 
teacher quality, and (c) develop and implement plans to ensure teacher 
quality for disadvantaged students. To inform

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Federal policymakers, the study will examine the implementation of 
these activities with attention to implementation challenges, the role 
of State and local context, and the roles of the Federal programs 
designed to foster these activities.
    The planned data collection will serve four objectives:
    1. To examine how States and districts analyze the distribution of 
teacher quality, plan actions to address inequities, and monitor 
progress.
    2. To examine how States and districts are changing their measures 
of teacher quality, and to understand their experiences in doing so.
    3. To examine State and local actions to improve teacher quality 
for disadvantaged students (i.e., students in high-poverty or high-
minority schools).
    4. To describe the perceived contributions of Federal programs to 
State and local actions aimed at improving the quality of teachers for 
disadvantaged students, and how State and local contexts mediate these 
contributions.
    To address these objectives, our design includes telephone 
interviews with State education agencies and local education agencies.
    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 4426. 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 and OMB Control Number 
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.

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