Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation, 77486-77487 [2013-30583]

Download as PDF 77486 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices ameliorating threats impacting the species so as to allow the ferret’s persistence. Although ferret habitat has been dramatically reduced from historical times, a sufficient amount remains if its quality and configuration is appropriately managed. This management, for the most part, is likely to be conducted by State, Tribal, and Federal fish and wildlife and land management agencies. Additionally, private parties, including landowners and conservation organizations, are key for ferret recovery. Many partners contributing to ferret recovery in many places will help minimize the risk of a significant loss of wild populations. Specifically, recovery of black-footed ferrets will depend upon: (1) Continued efforts of captive breeding facilities to provide suitable animals for release into the wild; (2) conservation of prairie dog habitat adequate to sustain ferrets in several populations distributed throughout their historical range; and (3) management of sylvatic plague. The single, most feasible action that would benefit black-footed ferret recovery is to improve prairie dog conservation. If efforts are undertaken to more proactively manage existing prairie dog habitat for ferret recovery, all other threats to the species will be substantially less difficult to address. Downlisting of the black-footed ferret could be accomplished in approximately 10 years if conservation actions continue at existing reintroduction sites and if additional reintroduction sites are established. Delisting will be possible if more intensive reintroduction efforts are conducted. Authority The authority for this action is section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1533(f). Dated: November 8, 2013. Matt Hogan, Acting Regional Director, Denver, CO. [FR Doc. 2013–30481 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the No Child Left Behind Act authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0163. This information collection expires March 31, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to Jeffrey Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road, NW., Suite 332, Albuquerque, NM 87104; facsimile: (505) 563–5281; email: Jeffrey.Hamley@bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Hamley, telephone: (505) 563– 5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The BIE is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 42, 44, and 47 under OMB Control Number 1076–0163. This information collection is necessary to implement Public Law 107–110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The NCLB requires all schools, including Bureaufunded and operated schools, to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a highquality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards and assessments. The BIE has promulgated several regulations implementing the NCLB Act. This OMB Control Number addresses the following regulations. • 25 CFR part 30—Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP). Tribes/school boards may request an alternative to the established AYP definition or standards. Tribes/school boards may provide evidence that BIE made an error in identifying the school for improvement. Achievement, attendance and graduation rates are collected from schools to facilitate yearly calculation of AYP. • 25 CFR part 37—Geographic Boundaries. This part establishes procedures for confirming, establishing, or revising attendance areas for each Bureau-funded and operated school. Tribes and school boards must submit certain information to BIE to propose a change in geographic boundaries. • 25 CFR part 39—Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP). This part provides for the uniform direct funding of Bureau-operated and tribally operated PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 day schools, boarding schools, and dormitories. Auditors of schools, to ensure accountability in student counts and student transportation, must certify that they meet certain qualifications and have conducted a conflict of interest check. Schools must submit information to BIE to apply for funds in the event of an emergency or unforeseen contingency. • 25 CFR part 42—Student Rights. The purpose of this part is to govern student rights and due process procedures in disciplinary proceedings in all Bureau-funded and operated schools. This part requires all the school to provide notice of disciplinary charges, provide a copy of the hearing of record, and provide a student handbook. • 25 CFR part 44—Grants under the Tribally Controlled Schools Act. The purpose of this part is to establish who is eligible for a grant and requires tribes to submit information to BIE to retrocede a program to the Secretary. • 25 CFR part 47—Uniform Direct Funding and Support for Bureauoperated Schools. This part contains the requirements for developing local educational financial plans in order to receive direct funding from the Bureau. This part requires school supervisors to submit quarterly reports to school boards; submit a notice of appeal to the BIE for a decision where agencies disagree over expenditures; make certain certifications in financial plans; and send the plan and documentation to the BIE or submit a notice of appeal. There are no forms associated with collection. No third party notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this collection. II. Request for Comments The BIE requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. OMB Control Number: 1076–0163. Title: No Child Left Behind. Brief Description of Collection: Pursuant to NCLB implementing regulations, Bureau-funded and operated schools must provide certain information if they wish to use alternative AYP standards, change their geographic boundaries, obtain contingency funds, retrocede a program, or obtain direct funding from the Bureau through submission of a local educational financial plan. For these items, a response is requires to obtain a benefit (continued supplementary program funding). In addition, all Bureau-funded and operated schools must provide students with written notice of disciplinary charges, a copy of the hearing record, and student handbook. These items are mandatory information collections. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Bureau-funded and operated schools. Number of Respondents: 183. Number of Responses: 14,554. Frequency of Response: Quarterly, annually, or on occasion, depending on the item. Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 hour to 480 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 37,355 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD.AADD001000. A0E501010.999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for IDEIA Part B and C Child Count Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) Part B and C Child Count authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0176. This information collection expires May 31, 2014. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection Sue Bement, Bureau of Indian Education, 1011 Indian School Road NW., Suite 332, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104– 1088, fax: (505) 563–5281 or email: sue.bement@bie.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Bement, telephone: (505) 563–5275. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: III. Data Dated: December 13, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–30583 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–6W–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 I. Abstract The IDEIA, 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(4)(c) and 1443(b)(3) require tribes and tribal organizations to submit certain information to the Secretary of the Interior. Under the IDEIA, the U.S. Department of Education provides funding to the Secretary of the Interior for the coordination of assistance for special education and related services for Indian children aged 0 to 5 with disabilities on reservations served by Bureau-funded schools. The Secretary of the Interior, through the BIE, then allocates this funding to tribes and tribal organizations based on the number of such children served. In order to allow the Secretary of the Interior to determine what amounts to allocate to whom, the IDEIA requires tribes and tribal organizations to submit information to Interior. The BIE collects this information on two forms, one for Indian children aged 3 to 5 covered by IDEIA Part B, and one for Indian children aged 0 to 2 covered by IDEIA Part C. In IDEIA Part B—Assistance for Education of All Children with PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77487 Disabilities, 20 U.S.C. 1411(h)(4)(D) requires tribes to and tribal organizations to use the funds to assist in child find, screening, and other procedures for the early identification of Indian children aged 3 through 5, parent training, and the provision of direct services. In IDEIA Part C—Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, 20 U.S.C. 1443(b)(4) likewise requires tribes and tribal organizations to use the fund to assist in child find, screening, and other procedures for early identification of Indian children under 3 years of age and for parent training, and early intervention services. II. Request for Comments The BIE requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0176. Title: IDEIA Part B and Part C Child Count. Brief Description of Collection: Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations served by elementary or secondary schools for Indian children operated or funded by the Departments of the Interior that receive allocations of funding under the IDEIA for the coordination of assistance for Indian children 0 to 5 years of age with disabilities on reservations must submit information to the BIE. The E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind 
Act Implementation

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is seeking comments on the renewal of 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for the No Child Left Behind Act authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0163. This information collection expires March 31, 2014.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to 
Jeffrey Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and 
Accountability, 1011 Indian School Road, NW., Suite 332, Albuquerque, 
NM 87104; facsimile: (505) 563-5281; email: Jeffrey.Hamley@bie.edu.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Hamley, telephone: (505) 563-
5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The BIE is seeking renewal of the approval for the information 
collection conducted under 25 CFR parts 30, 37, 39, 42, 44, and 47 
under OMB Control Number 1076-0163. This information collection is 
necessary to implement Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 
2001 (NCLB). The NCLB requires all schools, including Bureau-funded and 
operated schools, to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and 
significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, 
at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards 
and assessments. The BIE has promulgated several regulations 
implementing the NCLB Act. This OMB Control Number addresses the 
following regulations.
     25 CFR part 30--Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP). Tribes/
school boards may request an alternative to the established AYP 
definition or standards. Tribes/school boards may provide evidence that 
BIE made an error in identifying the school for improvement. 
Achievement, attendance and graduation rates are collected from schools 
to facilitate yearly calculation of AYP.
     25 CFR part 37--Geographic Boundaries. This part 
establishes procedures for confirming, establishing, or revising 
attendance areas for each Bureau-funded and operated school. Tribes and 
school boards must submit certain information to BIE to propose a 
change in geographic boundaries.
     25 CFR part 39--Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP). 
This part provides for the uniform direct funding of Bureau-operated 
and tribally operated day schools, boarding schools, and dormitories. 
Auditors of schools, to ensure accountability in student counts and 
student transportation, must certify that they meet certain 
qualifications and have conducted a conflict of interest check. Schools 
must submit information to BIE to apply for funds in the event of an 
emergency or unforeseen contingency.
     25 CFR part 42--Student Rights. The purpose of this part 
is to govern student rights and due process procedures in disciplinary 
proceedings in all Bureau-funded and operated schools. This part 
requires all the school to provide notice of disciplinary charges, 
provide a copy of the hearing of record, and provide a student 
handbook.
     25 CFR part 44--Grants under the Tribally Controlled 
Schools Act. The purpose of this part is to establish who is eligible 
for a grant and requires tribes to submit information to BIE to 
retrocede a program to the Secretary.
     25 CFR part 47--Uniform Direct Funding and Support for 
Bureau-operated Schools. This part contains the requirements for 
developing local educational financial plans in order to receive direct 
funding from the Bureau. This part requires school supervisors to 
submit quarterly reports to school boards; submit a notice of appeal to 
the BIE for a decision where agencies disagree over expenditures; make 
certain certifications in financial plans; and send the plan and 
documentation to the BIE or submit a notice of appeal.
    There are no forms associated with collection. No third party 
notification or public disclosure burden is associated with this 
collection.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIE requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection 
of the information on the respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the

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location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your 
address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying 
information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0163.
    Title: No Child Left Behind.
    Brief Description of Collection: Pursuant to NCLB implementing 
regulations, Bureau-funded and operated schools must provide certain 
information if they wish to use alternative AYP standards, change their 
geographic boundaries, obtain contingency funds, retrocede a program, 
or obtain direct funding from the Bureau through submission of a local 
educational financial plan. For these items, a response is requires to 
obtain a benefit (continued supplementary program funding). In 
addition, all Bureau-funded and operated schools must provide students 
with written notice of disciplinary charges, a copy of the hearing 
record, and student handbook. These items are mandatory information 
collections.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Bureau-funded and operated schools.
    Number of Respondents: 183.
    Number of Responses: 14,554.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly, annually, or on occasion, 
depending on the item.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 hour to 480 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 37,355 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: December 13, 2013.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2013-30583 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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