Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Race to the Top-District Annual Performance Report, 77109-77110 [2013-30295]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices amount of continued maintenance dredging. • Do not build any new dikes, weirs, or revetment going forward but maintain the existing structures to perform their intended functions. Maintenance dredging would continue into the future at roughly the current level. 3. Scoping. Scoping is the process for determining the range of alternatives and significant issues to be analyzed in detail in the SEIS. Public involvement is an integral part of the scoping process. All parties believed to have an interest in the analysis, including affected federal, state, and local agencies, and affected Federally Recognized Tribes will be included in the SEIS scoping process. Letters will be sent to all interested parties requesting their input on alternatives and issues to be evaluated. 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[FR Doc. 2013–30347 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0156] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Race to the Top—District Annual Performance Report Office of the Secretary/Office of the Deputy Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0165 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Stephanie Valentine, 202–401–0526 or electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. We will ONLY accept comments in this mailbox when the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77109 regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: Race to the Top— District Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1894–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 21. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,113. Abstract: On May 22, 2012, the Secretary announced the Race to the Top District program, which is designed to build on the momentum of other Race to the Top competitions by encouraging bold, innovative reform at the local level. In FY 2012, the Department awarded approximately $383 million to 16 Race to the Top District grantees representing 55 local educational agencies (LEAs), with grants ranging from $10 to $40 million. Applications for the FY 2013 competition are currently under peer review and the Department plans to make awards in December 2013 for a total of approximately $120 million. FY 2013 grantees will utilize the same Annual Performance Report (APR) template as E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 77110 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices FY 2012 Race to the Top District grantees. In order to fulfill our responsibilities for programmatic oversight and public reporting, the Department has developed a Race to the Top District Annual Performance Report (APR) that is tied directly to the FY 2012 and FY 2013 Race to the Top District selection criteria and priorities previously established and published in the Federal Register. The report is grounded in the key performance targets included in grantees approved Race to the Top District plans. Grantees will be required to report on their progress improving student outcomes and implementing personalized learning environments, including narrative sections on progress and key performance indicators. Each grantee district will submit a Race to the Top District APR on an annual basis. The first report for the 16 FY 2012 districts is anticipated to be collected during spring 2014 with FY 2013 grantees reporting for the first time in spring 2015. Districts will submit the narrative elements and quantitative measures via an online data collection platform that will then be converted into a transparent public display. Dated: December 17, 2013. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–30295 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2013–ICCD–0155] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications Office of the Secretary/Office of the Deputy Secretary (OS), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0155 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Stephanie Valentine, 202–401–0526 or electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ ed.gov. Please do not send comments here. We will ONLY accept comments in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications. OMB Control Number: 1894–0005. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12,396. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 18,594. Abstract: On October 20, 1994, the Improving America’s Schools Act, Public Law 103–382 (The Act), became law. The Act added a provision to the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). Section 427 of GEPA requires an applicant for assistance under Department programs to develop and describe in the grant application the steps it proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and equitable participation in, its proposed project for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs. The current GEPA Section 427 guidance for discretionary grant applications and formula grant applications has approval through March 31, 2014 the Department is requesting an extension of this approval. Dated: December 17, 2013. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–30294 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Publication of State Plan Pursuant to the Help America Vote Act U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to Sections 254(a)(11)(A) and 255(b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), Public Law 107–252, as amended by Section 622 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) hereby causes to be published in the Federal Register this notice in reference to the updates made to the HAVA State plan previously submitted by Oklahoma. The revised State plan will be posted on the EAC Web site at www.eac.gov. DATES: This notice is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Whitener, Telephone 301–563– 3919 or 1–866–747–1471 (toll-free). 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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2013-ICCD-0156]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Race 
to the Top--District Annual Performance Report

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary/Office of the Deputy Secretary (OS), 
Department of Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of a new 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be 
submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED-2013-ICCD-
0165 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please 
note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after 
the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for 
information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be 
addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance 
Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, 
Room 2E105, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection 
activities or burden, please call Stephanie Valentine, 202-401-0526 or 
electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please do not send comments 
here. We will ONLY accept comments in this mailbox when the 
regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), 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, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. 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: Race to the Top--District Annual Performance 
Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1894-NEW.
    Type of Review: A new information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 21.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,113.
    Abstract: On May 22, 2012, the Secretary announced the Race to the 
Top District program, which is designed to build on the momentum of 
other Race to the Top competitions by encouraging bold, innovative 
reform at the local level. In FY 2012, the Department awarded 
approximately $383 million to 16 Race to the Top District grantees 
representing 55 local educational agencies (LEAs), with grants ranging 
from $10 to $40 million. Applications for the FY 2013 competition are 
currently under peer review and the Department plans to make awards in 
December 2013 for a total of approximately $120 million. FY 2013 
grantees will utilize the same Annual Performance Report (APR) template 
as

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FY 2012 Race to the Top District grantees.
    In order to fulfill our responsibilities for programmatic oversight 
and public reporting, the Department has developed a Race to the Top 
District Annual Performance Report (APR) that is tied directly to the 
FY 2012 and FY 2013 Race to the Top District selection criteria and 
priorities previously established and published in the Federal 
Register. The report is grounded in the key performance targets 
included in grantees approved Race to the Top District plans. Grantees 
will be required to report on their progress improving student outcomes 
and implementing personalized learning environments, including 
narrative sections on progress and key performance indicators. Each 
grantee district will submit a Race to the Top District APR on an 
annual basis. The first report for the 16 FY 2012 districts is 
anticipated to be collected during spring 2014 with FY 2013 grantees 
reporting for the first time in spring 2015. Districts will submit the 
narrative elements and quantitative measures via an online data 
collection platform that will then be converted into a transparent 
public display.

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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