Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of Education Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation, 39688-39689 [2012-16424]

Download as PDF 39688 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Notices Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. on the form by these citizens; this data is received, collected and maintained by the individual States. The burden for the collection of this data resides with the individual States. If the form is not provided, UOCAVA citizens may not be able to register to vote in their State of residency nor be able to request absentee ballots and thus, may be disenfranchised from their right as a U.S. citizen to participate in the electoral process. To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, ATTN: John Godley, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox 10, Alexandria, Virginia 22350–5000. Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Federal Post Card Application (FPCA); Standard Form 76 (SF–76); OMB Control Number 0704–TBD. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to fulfill the requirement of the Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), 46 U.S.C. 1973ff wherein the Secretary of Defense is to prescribe an official postcard form, containing an absentee voter registration application and an absentee ballot request application for use by the States. Affected Public: Uniformed Services members, their eligible family members, and U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. (UOCAVA citizens) who apply for voter registration or request an absentee ballot from their State of residency. Annual Burden Hours: 300,000. The burden for this collection belongs to the individual States. Number of Respondents: 1,200,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: Annually. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 28, 2012. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Summary of Information Collection Respondents are UOCAVA citizens who desire to apply for voter registration or request an absentee ballot from their State of residency. The information provided by these citizens is used by the States to determine if the citizen is a resident of a jurisdiction within that State, and therefore eligible to vote within that jurisdiction and to provide absentee ballots to these citizens for Federal elections held within each calendar year. This form is mandated by 42 U.S.C. 1973ff. The Department of Defense does not receive, collect nor maintain any data provided VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–16414 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of Education Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is conducting a rigorous study of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Project. The project will provide 80 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) or school districts with access to data on whether specific students have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Written 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. 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 04887. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8339. 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 Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation. OMB Control Number: Pending. Type of Review: New. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. Abstract: This information is intended to help schools implement targeted outreach to seniors and their families who have not yet submitted a FAFSA, or who submitted a FAFSA that may be incomplete. The evaluation of the project is being conducted by IES staff in the National Center for Education Evaluation. The study will use a delayed-treatment control group design, and will examine whether there is an impact from access to the data on students’ application for and receipt of federal student aid and a proxy for college enrollment. The data collection to address these research questions will create minimal burden on respondents and have limited cost to the government. IES is requesting permission to obtain lists of high schools and student rosters from the participating districts or their high schools. Other data for the study— completion of a FAFSA, receipt of Pell Grant, and a proxy for college enrollment (whether an institution of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 129 / Thursday, July 5, 2012 / Notices On June 22, 2012, DOE received an application from GSEMNA for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico for five years as a power marketer using existing international transmission facilities. GSEMNA does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. The electric energy that GSEMNA proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy purchased from electric Dated: June 29, 2012. utilities, Federal power marketing Kate Mullan, agencies, and other entities within the Acting Director, Information Collection United States. The existing international Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and transmission facilities to be utilized by Records Management Services, Office of Management. GSEMNA have previously been authorized by Presidential permits [FR Doc. 2012–16424 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] issued pursuant to Executive Order BILLING CODE 4000–01–P 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Procedural Matters: Any person [OE Docket No. EA–386] desiring to be heard in this proceeding Application To Export Electric Energy; should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided IPR–GDF SUEZ Energy Marketing above. Protests should be filed in North America, Inc. accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) and Energy Reliability, DOE. Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to ACTION: Notice of application. become a party to these proceedings SUMMARY: IPR–GDF SUEZ Energy should file a motion to intervene at the Marketing North America, Inc. above address in accordance with FERC (GSEMNA) has applied for authority to Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such transmit electric energy from the United comments, protests, or motions to States to Mexico pursuant to section intervene should be sent to the address 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). provided above on or before the date DATES: Comments, protests, or motions listed above. to intervene must be submitted on or Comments on the GSEMNA before August 6, 2012. application to export electric energy to ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or Mexico should be clearly marked with motions to intervene should be OE Docket No. 386. An additional copy addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, is to be filed directly with Cesar Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Seymour, Director-Special Projects, Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. IPR–GDF SUEZ Energy Marketing North Department of Energy, 1000 America, Inc., 1990 Oak Post Blvd., Independence Avenue SW., Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77056 and Washington, DC 20585. Because of Catherine P. McCarthy, Bracewell & delays in handling conventional mail, it Giuliani LLP, 2000 K Street NW., Suite is recommended that documents be 500, Washington, DC 20006. transmitted by overnight mail, by A final decision will be made on this electronic mail to application after the environmental Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by impacts have been evaluated pursuant facsimile to 202–586–8008. to DOE’s National Environmental Policy FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) part 1021) and after a determination is at 202–586–5260, or by email to made by DOE that the proposed action Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Exports of supply system. electricity from the United States to a Copies of this application will be foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the provided above, by accessing the Department of Energy Organization Act program Web site at http://energy.gov/ (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy authorization under section 202(e) of at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES higher education has drawn down the Pell Grant funds for individual students)—will come from existing ED administrative data that will not generate any new burden because they are already collected for other purposes. The analyses will be conducted internally by IES staff on data that is stripped of personally identifiable information. The results will be summarized in an internal memo. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:48 Jul 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39689 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 28, 2012. Brian Mills, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2012–16464 Filed 7–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–385] Application To Export Electric Energy; Dynasty Power, Inc. Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Dynasty Power, Inc. (Dynasty Power) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before August 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202–586–8008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. SUMMARY: Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On June 14, 2012, DOE received an application from Dynasty Power for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for five years as a power marketer using existing international transmission facilities. Dynasty Power does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. Dynasty Power states that it will make all of the necessary commercial arrangements and will obtain any and all of the required regulatory approvals SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests; Institute of 
Education Sciences; FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation

SUMMARY: The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. 
Department of Education (ED) is conducting a rigorous study of the Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Project. The 
project will provide 80 Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) or school 
districts with access to data on whether specific students have 
completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written 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. 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 04887. 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.

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 Acting Director, Information Collection 
Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records 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. Please note that written 
comments received in response to this notice will be considered public 
records.
    Title of Collection: FAFSA Completion Project Evaluation.
    OMB Control Number: Pending.
    Type of Review: New.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,120.
    Abstract: This information is intended to help schools implement 
targeted outreach to seniors and their families who have not yet 
submitted a FAFSA, or who submitted a FAFSA that may be incomplete. The 
evaluation of the project is being conducted by IES staff in the 
National Center for Education Evaluation. The study will use a delayed-
treatment control group design, and will examine whether there is an 
impact from access to the data on students' application for and receipt 
of federal student aid and a proxy for college enrollment. The data 
collection to address these research questions will create minimal 
burden on respondents and have limited cost to the government. IES is 
requesting permission to obtain lists of high schools and student 
rosters from the participating districts or their high schools. Other 
data for the study--completion of a FAFSA, receipt of Pell Grant, and a 
proxy for college enrollment (whether an institution of

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higher education has drawn down the Pell Grant funds for individual 
students)--will come from existing ED administrative data that will not 
generate any new burden because they are already collected for other 
purposes. The analyses will be conducted internally by IES staff on 
data that is stripped of personally identifiable information. The 
results will be summarized in an internal memo.

    Dated: June 29, 2012.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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