Proposed Agency Information Collection, 31000 [2012-12610]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 31000 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2012 / Notices 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Case Studies of Current and Former Grantees under the Title III National Professional Development Program (NPDP). OMB Control Number: Pending. Type of Review: New. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 438. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 450. Abstract: Grants are made to Institutions of Higher Education that have entered into consortium arrangements with states or school districts. Funded projects are designed to increase the pool of highly-qualified teachers prepared to serve EL students and increase the skills of teachers already serving them. The purpose of this study is to examine how a sample of grantees is implementing their grants with respect to four areas: (1) The content and structure of the education they provide to current and prospective teachers of English Learners; (2) the nature of changes they attempt to make to the full teacher education program at their institutions; (3) the efforts grantees make to institutionalize their projects so that they can be sustained after the grant ends; and (4) their efforts to track former program participants. Information gathered on these four topics will be used to identify issues that could be investigated in a larger, more representative study. This study will consist of 15 purposively-selected current grantees and nine purposively-selected former grantees. The case study sites will be selected from among the grantees in the 2007 cohort (‘‘current grantees’’) and those in the 2002 and 2004 cohorts (‘‘former grantees’’), and will provide information on some of the pre-service and in-service teacher training models and approaches that current grantees are using, as well as strategies that former grantees have used to track newlyminted teachers after program completion and to plan for continuing program services after the federal grant period. The study will collect data from the current grantees through site visits and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 May 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 from the former grantees through telephone interviews. Dated: May 18, 2012. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–12608 Filed 5–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: 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 filed by July 23, 2012. 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 Jamie Vernon or by fax at 202– 586–9260, or by email at Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jamie Vernon, Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910–5164; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Customer Electricity Data Access and Control Questionnaire; (3) Type of Request: Renewal with changes; (4) Purpose: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has developed and launched a new consumer-focused Web site (http:// openei.org/utilityaccess) with the capability to map how and what electricity use data utilities provide to their customers. An online questionnaire device captures and publishes the necessary information as a series of web-based maps upon completion by electricity providers. Each electric utility has the opportunity to fill out a web-based questionnaire that will automatically generate the informational maps. Consumers can visit the maps and Web site to learn about data access offered by their utility and how to use energy more efficiently. Generation of such maps requires DOE to collect information from electricity providers about data access and sharing services offered to their customers. DOE is requesting a 3-year approval to continue to collect and report this information using an improved collection instrument; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 3,261; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 761; (7) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 31000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12610]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 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) 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 
filed by July 23, 2012. 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 Jamie Vernon or by fax at 
202-586-9260, or by email at Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Jamie Vernon, Jamie.Vernon@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No.: 1910-5164; (2) Information Collection Request 
Title: Customer Electricity Data Access and Control Questionnaire; (3) 
Type of Request: Renewal with changes; (4) Purpose: The U.S. Department 
of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 
has developed and launched a new consumer-focused Web site (http://openei.org/utilityaccess) with the capability to map how and what 
electricity use data utilities provide to their customers. An online 
questionnaire device captures and publishes the necessary information 
as a series of web-based maps upon completion by electricity providers. 
Each electric utility has the opportunity to fill out a web-based 
questionnaire that will automatically generate the informational maps. 
Consumers can visit the maps and Web site to learn about data access 
offered by their utility and how to use energy more efficiently. 
Generation of such maps requires DOE to collect information from 
electricity providers about data access and sharing services offered to 
their customers. DOE is requesting a 3-year approval to continue to 
collect and report this information using an improved collection 
instrument; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 3,261; (6) 
Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 761; (7) Annual Estimated 
Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974 (FEA Act), as amended, codified at 15 
U.S.C. 772(b) and Section 1301 of the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 (EISA), as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
17381.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2012.
Carla Frisch,
Acting Director of Analysis, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2012-12610 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]
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