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Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2012 / Notices methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. Specific topics for this meeting include the Status of the Climate Survey; Superintendent’s Update; Character Update; USAFA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program; Critical Thinking Assessment Tool; and the Diversity in the Dean’s Faculty brief. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102–3.155, one session of this meeting be closed to the public because it will involve matters covered by 5 U.S.C. 552b subsection (c)(6). Public attendance at the open portions of this USAFA BoV meeting shall be accommodated on a first-come, firstserved basis up to the reasonable and safe capacity of the meeting room. 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Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; EDFacts Collection of ESEA Flexibility Data [FR Doc. 2012–21334 Filed 8–28–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–21324 Filed 8–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BILLING CODE 5001–10–P On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited State educational agencies (SEAs) to request flexibility pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of ESEA, which allows the Secretary of Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory or regulatory requirement of the ESEA for an SEA that receives funds under a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. In order to ensure that SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet the intent and purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students, closing achievement gaps, and holding schools, local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students, ED will continue to collect all data related to student proficiency rates as well as performance against the annual measurable objectives. This collection will be applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility requests. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 28, 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 04860. 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Record of Decision for Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of decision and availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Navy, after carefully weighing the operational, scientific, technical, and environmental implications of the alternatives considered, announces its decision to employ up to four Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar systems with certain geographical restrictions and monitoring mitigation designed to reduce potential adverse effects on the marine environment. This decision, which pertains to the employment of up to four SURTASS LFA sonar systems (as originally analyzed in the 2001 Final Overseas Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Statement [FOEIS/EIS] for SURTASS LFA Sonar) initially augmented in the 2007 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [FSEIS]), and further augmented on the 2012 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS/SOEIS) implements the preferred alternative, Alternative 2, identified in the 2012 FSEIS/SOEIS for SURTASS LFA sonar. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The full text of the Record of Decision (ROD) is available for public viewing and download at http://www.surtass-lfaeis.com/. Single copies of the ROD will be made available upon request by contacting the SURTASS LFA Sonar SEIS/SOEIS Team, 4100 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 730, Arlington, VA 22203, or email: eisteam@mindspring.com. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 52318 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 29, 2012 / Notices 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. 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, 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: EDFacts Collection of ESEA Flexibility Data. OMB Control Number: 1875–NEW. Type of Review: New. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,248. Abstract: On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) invited each State educational agency (SEA) to voluntarily request flexibility on behalf of itself, its local educational agencies, and schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality of instruction. Since then, ED has approved 34 SEA requests for flexibility, and is currently reviewing several additional requests. ED expects to receive requests from additional SEAs by September 6, 2012. SEAs are invited to request flexibility pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which allows the Secretary of Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory or regulatory requirement of the ESEA for TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Aug 28, 2012 Jkt 226001 an SEA that receives funds under a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. This clearance request is for the collection of data that may be needed to ensure that SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet the intent and purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the educational needs of lowachieving students, closing achievement gaps, and holding schools, local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students. This collection will be applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility plans. In order to reduce burden on SEAs and maximize the availability and utility of the data within ED, ED plans to require states to submit these data electronically through EDFacts, as allowable under 34 CFR part 76. ‘‘Flexibility Clearance Attachment B’’ outlines the 22 new data groups proposed for collection. ED is requesting SEAs to review the last page of Attachment B which provides two directed questions (see the link to EDICSweb to link number 04860 in the Addresses section above.) ED is requesting the data providers of each SEA respond to two specific questions about the proposed data groups. Responses to these questions will help ED determine whether or not to adjust the proposed data groups, as well as to determine which of the data can currently be provided by SEAs. Dated: August 24, 2012. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–21304 Filed 8–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Study of Strategies for Improving the Quality of Local Grantee Program Evaluation This study is intended to assist the Department in making decisions about how to structure future grant competitions; how to support evaluation and performance reporting activities among funded grantees, including technical assistance to improve the quality of evaluations and performance reporting; and how to make the best possible use of grantee evaluation findings. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 28, 2012. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 04869. 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. 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, 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: Study of Strategies for Improving the Quality of Local Grantee Program Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 1875–NEW. Type of Review: New. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 20. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Office of Planning, 
Evaluation and Policy Development; EDFacts Collection of ESEA 
Flexibility Data

SUMMARY: On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) 
invited State educational agencies (SEAs) to request flexibility 
pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of ESEA, which allows the 
Secretary of Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory 
or regulatory requirement of the ESEA for an SEA that receives funds 
under a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. In order 
to ensure that SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet 
the intent and purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the 
educational needs of low-achieving students, closing achievement gaps, 
and holding schools, local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable 
for improving the academic achievement of all students, ED will 
continue to collect all data related to student proficiency rates as 
well as performance against the annual measurable objectives. This 
collection will be applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility 
requests.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 28, 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 04860. 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

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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 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: EDFacts Collection of ESEA Flexibility Data.
    OMB Control Number: 1875-NEW.
    Type of Review: New.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,248.
    Abstract: On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education 
(ED) invited each State educational agency (SEA) to voluntarily request 
flexibility on behalf of itself, its local educational agencies, and 
schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and 
increasing the quality of instruction. Since then, ED has approved 34 
SEA requests for flexibility, and is currently reviewing several 
additional requests. ED expects to receive requests from additional 
SEAs by September 6, 2012. SEAs are invited to request flexibility 
pursuant to the authority in section 9401 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which allows the Secretary of 
Education to waive, with certain exceptions, any statutory or 
regulatory requirement of the ESEA for an SEA that receives funds under 
a program authorized by the ESEA and requests a waiver. This clearance 
request is for the collection of data that may be needed to ensure that 
SEAs receiving ESEA flexibility are continuing to meet the intent and 
purpose of Title I of ESEA, including meeting the educational needs of 
low-achieving students, closing achievement gaps, and holding schools, 
local educational agencies, and SEAs accountable for improving the 
academic achievement of all students. This collection will be 
applicable to SEAs with approved flexibility plans. In order to reduce 
burden on SEAs and maximize the availability and utility of the data 
within ED, ED plans to require states to submit these data 
electronically through EDFacts, as allowable under 34 CFR part 76. 
``Flexibility Clearance Attachment B'' outlines the 22 new data groups 
proposed for collection. ED is requesting SEAs to review the last page 
of Attachment B which provides two directed questions (see the link to 
EDICSweb to link number 04860 in the Addresses section above.) ED is 
requesting the data providers of each SEA respond to two specific 
questions about the proposed data groups. Responses to these questions 
will help ED determine whether or not to adjust the proposed data 
groups, as well as to determine which of the data can currently be 
provided by SEAs.

    Dated: August 24, 2012.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2012-21304 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]
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