Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests, 68335-68336 [2010-27981]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices time, and have less overall environmental impacts. The decision sites ranges and support facilities in locations that reflect the proper balance of initiatives for the protection of the environment, mission needs, and Soldier and Family quality of life considerations. ADDRESSES: To request a copy of the ROD, please contact Mr. Charles Walden, Project Manager, Directorate of Public Works, Prevention and Compliance Branch, Environmental Division, 1550 Frank Cochran Drive, Building 1137–A, Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314–4928 or e-mail Charles.Walden4@us.army.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin Larson, Public Affairs Office, at (912) 435–9879 during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to proceed with the implementation of Alternative B allows the Army to better accomplish its sustainability goals on Fort Stewart because the sites are optimal for design, lessen environmental impacts, and are more land-use compatible. Minor to negligible impacts have been identified for cultural resources and consultation with the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office is complete. Moderate adverse impacts have been identified for soils, water quality, protected species, timber resources, wildland fire, and noise as part of implementing the decision. There are no practicable alternatives to locating the projects in wetlands or floodplains, but the selected alternative minimizes floodplain and wetland impacts. There will be moderate adverse impacts to protected species (red-cockaded woodpecker and frosted flatwood salamander). Formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is complete and all practicable mitigation measures and best management practices will be implemented to offset environmental impacts. The action will not jeopardize the continued existence of these species. The Known Distance Range, a Qualification Training Range, an Infantry Squad Battle Course, a Fire and Movement Range, and a 25 Meter Zero Range were analyzed as part of the proposed action in the Environmental Impact Statement, but have been deferred due to funding. These five ranges have been included in the ROD because they may be funded in the future. Mitigation associated with these ranges will be implemented in the event the ranges are constructed. The No Action Alternative would not provide enough ranges and support facilities needed to adequately accomplish the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 mission. Alternative C, with different range and support facility sitings than Alternative B, would result in greater adverse environmental impacts and is not preferred operationally. The Final EIS and ROD may be accessed at http://www.fortstewartmmp-eis.com. Dated: 25 October 2010. Hershell E. Wolfe, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health. [FR Doc. 2010–28036 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 4, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68335 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: November 1, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Vocational and Adult Education Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education. OMB Control Number: 1830–0567. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: Annually. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 600. Abstract: The Secretary has amended title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations by adding a new part 462 that establish procedures the Secretary uses when considering the suitability of tests for use in the National Reporting System (NRS) for adult education. The regulations further the Department’s implementation of section 212 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). These regulations also include procedures that States and Local eligible providers would follow when using suitable tests. The AEFLA makes accountability for results a central focus of the law. It sets out performance accountability requirements for States and Local programs that measure program effectiveness on the basis of student academic achievement and other outcomes. Educational gain is the key outcome measure in the NRS, which describes students’ improvement in literacy skills during instruction. States are required to have their local programs assessments E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 68336 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices gained by administering standardized pre-post assessments to students, following valid administration procedures. The NRS Guidelines allow states to select the assessments most appropriate for their state, which may be published standardized tests or performance-based assessments. If the state uses performance-based assessments, NRS guidelines require the assessment to have standardized procedures and scoring rubrics that meet accepted psychometric standards. 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 4422. 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. 2010–27981 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 4, 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: November 2, 2010. Darrin A. King, Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management. Office of Postsecondary Education Type of Review: New. Title of Collection: TEACH Grant Supplementary Data Collection. OMB Control Number: Pending. Agency Form Number(s): N/A. Frequency of Responses: Biennially. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 488. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 488. Abstract: The Secretary of Education is required to report to Congress about the TEACH Grant Program, including the student’s: (1) Eligible field of study PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and (2) cost of education. The Secretary includes these data elements as part of a report submitted to congressional authorizing committees with respect to schools and students served by Teach Grant recipient schools. This report is required by Section 420P of the Higher Education Act, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. 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 4430. 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. 2010–28051 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 9169–003] Oregon Parks and Recreation Department; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests October 29, 2010. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Surrender of Exemption. b. Project No.: 9169–003. c. Date Filed: August 30, 2010. d. Applicant: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. e. Name of Project: Thompson’s Mills Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the Calapooia River in Linn County, Oregon. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. MG Devereux, Oregon Parks and Recreation E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 214 (Friday, November 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68335-68336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27981]


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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 4, 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: November 1, 2010.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory 
Information Management Services, Office of Management.

Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Measuring Educational Gain in the National 
Reporting System for Adult Education.
    OMB Control Number: 1830-0567.
    Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
    Frequency of Responses: Annually.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    Abstract: The Secretary has amended title 34 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations by adding a new part 462 that establish procedures the 
Secretary uses when considering the suitability of tests for use in the 
National Reporting System (NRS) for adult education. The regulations 
further the Department's implementation of section 212 of the Adult 
Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). These regulations also 
include procedures that States and Local eligible providers would 
follow when using suitable tests. The AEFLA makes accountability for 
results a central focus of the law. It sets out performance 
accountability requirements for States and Local programs that measure 
program effectiveness on the basis of student academic achievement and 
other outcomes.
    Educational gain is the key outcome measure in the NRS, which 
describes students' improvement in literacy skills during instruction. 
States are required to have their local programs assessments

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gained by administering standardized pre-post assessments to students, 
following valid administration procedures. The NRS Guidelines allow 
states to select the assessments most appropriate for their state, 
which may be published standardized tests or performance-based 
assessments. If the state uses performance-based assessments, NRS 
guidelines require the assessment to have standardized procedures and 
scoring rubrics that meet accepted psychometric standards.
    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 4422. 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. 2010-27981 Filed 11-4-10; 8:45 am]
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