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Download as PDF 46750 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the NRS for Three Years (a) The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable for use at all ABE and ASE levels and at all ESL levels of the NRS for a period of three years beginning on February 2, 2010: (1) Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Employability Competency System (ECS) Reading Assessments—Workforce Learning Systems (WLS). Forms 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 114, 116, 213, 214, 215, and 216 are approved for use on paper and through the computer-based delivery format. Publisher: CASAS, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123–4339. Telephone: (800) 255–1036. Internet: www.casas.org. (2) Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Functional Writing Assessments. Forms 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, and 466 are approved for use on paper. Publisher: CASAS, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123–4339. Telephone: (800) 255–1036. Internet: www.casas.org. (b) The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable for use at all ABE and ASE levels of the NRS for a period of three years beginning on February 2, 2010: (1) Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Employability Competency System (ECS) Math Assessments—Workforce Learning Systems (WLS). Forms 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 213, 214, 215, and 216 are approved for use on paper and through the computer-based delivery format. Publisher: CASAS, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123–4339. Telephone: (800) 255–1036. Internet: www.casas.org. (2) General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)—Test of English Skills. Forms A and B are approved for use on paper and through the computer-based delivery format. Publisher: Wonderlic Inc., 400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 200, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Telephone: (877) 605–9496. Internet: www.wonderlic.com. (3) General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)—Test of Math Skills. Forms A and B are approved for use on paper and through the computer-based delivery format. Publisher: Wonderlic Inc., 400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 200, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Telephone: (877) 605–9496. Internet: www.wonderlic.com. (c) The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable for use at the High Intermediate, Low Adult VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Aug 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 Secondary, and High Adult Secondary levels of the NRS for a period of three years beginning on February 2, 2010: (1) WorkKeys: Applied Mathematics. Forms 210 and 220 are approved for use on paper. Publisher: ACT, 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243–0168. Telephone: (800) 967– 5539. Internet: www.act.org. (2) WorkKeys: Reading for Information. Forms 110 and 120 are approved for use on paper. Publisher: ACT, 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243–0168. Telephone: (800) 967–5539. Internet: www.act.org. (d) The Secretary has determined that the following tests are suitable for use at all ESL levels of the NRS for a period of three years beginning on February 2, 2010: (1) Basic English Skills Test (BEST) Plus. Forms A, B, and C are approved for use on paper and through the computer-adaptive delivery format. Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW., Washington, DC 20016–1859. Telephone: (202) 362–0700. Internet: www.cal.org. (2) Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Employability Competency System (ECS) Listening Assessments—Life Skills (LS). Forms 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 63, 64, 65, and 66 are approved for use on paper and through the computer-based delivery format. Publisher: CASAS, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123–4339. Telephone: (800) 255–1036. Internet: www.casas.org. providers must stop using the revoked test. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Expiring Tests DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY The Secretary will allow States a period to sunset an expiring test and transition to other tests suitable for use in the NRS. States may use the transition period to select new tests, purchase appropriate inventories of assessment materials, and provide training to staff. Specifically, tests with three-year NRS approvals expiring on February 2, 2013, may continue to be used during a transition period ending on June 30, 2014. Energy Information Administration Revocation of Tests Under certain circumstances the Secretary may revoke the determination that a test is suitable (see 34 CFR 462.12(e)). If the Secretary revokes the determination of suitability, the Secretary announces through the Federal Register and posts on the Internet at www.nrsweb.org a notice of that revocation along with the date by which States and local eligible PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 9212. Dated: August 1, 2012. Johan Uvin, Delegated Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education. [FR Doc. 2012–19143 Filed 8–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P Agency Information Collection Extension U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for OMB Review and Comment. AGENCY: EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its information collection, EIA–882T, ‘‘Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research.’’ The proposed collection will utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate EIA survey forms data quality, including conducting pretest SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2012 / Notices surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, cognitive interviews, usability interviews, and focus groups. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before September 5, 2012. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202–395–4718 or contacted by email at Chad_S_Whiteman@omb.eop.gov. Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. And to Richard J. Reeves, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Richard Reeves, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, phone: 202–586–5856, email: richard.reeves@eia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: 1905–0186; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research; (3) Type of Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection; (4) Purpose: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is requesting a three-year approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest questionnaires and validate the quality of the data that is collected on EIA survey forms. This authority would allow EIA to conduct pretest surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, cognitive interviews, usability interviews, and focus groups. Through the use of these methodologies, EIA will improve the quality of data being collected, reduce or minimize respondent burden, increase agency efficiency, and improve responsiveness to the public. This authority would also allow EIA to improve data collection in order to meet the needs of EIA’s customers while also staying current in mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Aug 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 the evolving nature of the energy industries. The specific methods proposed for the coverage by this clearance request are: D Field Testing D Pilot Surveys D Respondent Debriefings D Cognitive Interviews D Usability Interviews D Focus Groups; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,000; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,000; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There are not any costs associated with these survey methods other than the burden hours. Statutory Authority: Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, 93, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b). Issued in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2012. Stephanie Brown, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U.S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–19103 Filed 8–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG12–95–000. Applicants: Bobcat Bluff Wind Project, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator of Bobcat Bluff Wind Project, LLC. Filed Date: 7/27/12. Accession Number: 20120727–5178. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/17/12. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER11–2664–002. Applicants: Powerex Corp. Description: Powerex Corp. Response to Staff Data Request and Request for Expedited Treatment and Shortened Comment Period. Filed Date: 7/27/12. Accession Number: 20120727–5183. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/10/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2343–000. Applicants: AEP Energy, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46751 Description: Notice of Succession AEP Energy, Inc. to be effective 6/29/2012. Filed Date: 7/27/12. Accession Number: 20120727–5156. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/17/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2344–000. Applicants: New England Power Company. Description: Interconnection Agreement between New England Power and Barre Energy Partners to be effective 9/26/2012. Filed Date: 7/27/12. Accession Number: 20120727–5158. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/17/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2345–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Revisions to the PJM OATT & OA re Quality Project Review related to Credit Rules to be effective 9/ 28/2012. Filed Date: 7/27/12. Accession Number: 20120727–5166. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/17/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2346–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. submits tariff filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii: 1154R7 Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. NITSA NOA to be effective 7/1/2012. Filed Date: 7/30/12. Accession Number: 20120730–5047. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/20/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2347–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. submits tariff filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii: 2158R2 Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation NITSA NOA to be effective 7/1/2012. Filed Date: 7/30/12. Accession Number: 20120730–5048. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/20/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2348–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: PacifiCorp submits tariff filing per 35.13(a)(2)(iii: OATT Revised Section 13 and Schedule 10 to be effective 12/25/2011. Filed Date: 7/30/12. Accession Number: 20120730–5049. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/20/12. Take notice that the Commission received the following land acquisition reports: Docket Numbers: LA12–2–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Corporation, Carolina Power & Light Company, Cimarron Windpower II, LLC, CinCap V, LLC, Duke Energy Commercial Asset Management, Inc., Duke Energy Commercial Enterprises, Inc., Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Duke Energy E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46750-46751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19103]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Energy Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for OMB Review and Comment.

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SUMMARY: EIA has submitted an information collection request to the OMB 
for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its 
information collection, EIA-882T, ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire 
Testing, Evaluation, and Research.'' The proposed collection will 
utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to pretest 
questionnaires and validate EIA survey forms data quality, including 
conducting pretest

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surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, cognitive interviews, 
usability interviews, and focus groups.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before September 5, 2012. If you anticipate that you 
will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the 
period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the DOE Desk 
Officer at OMB of your intention to make a submission as soon as 
possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at 202-395-4718 or 
contacted by email at Chad_S_Whiteman@omb.eop.gov.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503. And to Richard J. Reeves, U.S. Energy Information 
Administration, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Richard Reeves, U.S. Energy Information Administration, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, phone: 202-586-5856, 
email: richard.reeves@eia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: 1905-0186;
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Generic Clearance for 
Questionnaire Testing, Evaluation, and Research;
    (3) Type of Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Previously 
Approved Collection;
    (4) Purpose: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is 
requesting a three-year approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) to utilize qualitative and quantitative methodologies to 
pretest questionnaires and validate the quality of the data that is 
collected on EIA survey forms. This authority would allow EIA to 
conduct pretest surveys, pilot surveys, respondent debriefings, 
cognitive interviews, usability interviews, and focus groups. Through 
the use of these methodologies, EIA will improve the quality of data 
being collected, reduce or minimize respondent burden, increase agency 
efficiency, and improve responsiveness to the public. This authority 
would also allow EIA to improve data collection in order to meet the 
needs of EIA's customers while also staying current in the evolving 
nature of the energy industries.
    The specific methods proposed for the coverage by this clearance 
request are:
    [ssquf] Field Testing
    [ssquf] Pilot Surveys
    [ssquf] Respondent Debriefings
    [ssquf] Cognitive Interviews
    [ssquf] Usability Interviews
    [ssquf] Focus Groups;
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000;
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 1,000;
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 1,000;
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: There 
are not any costs associated with these survey methods other than the 
burden hours.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 13(b) of the Federal Energy 
Administration Act of 1974, 93, codified at 15 U.S.C. 772(b).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2012.
Stephanie Brown,
Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, 
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-19103 Filed 8-3-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P