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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES coverage of ABA as a TRICARE Basic Program benefit. Under the added authority of the 1year ABA Pilot Program established by section 705 of NDAA for Fiscal Year 2013 (the ‘‘ABA Pilot’’), a new interim TRICARE ABA reinforcement benefit for Non-Active Duty Family Members (NADFMs) was implemented on July 25, 2013, as a separate interim benefit from the coverage of medical benefits currently provided under the TRICARE Basic Program to both ADFMs and NADFMs with ASD, and separate from the Autism Demonstration services available by law only to ADFMs enrolled in their Service’s Exceptional Family Member program and otherwise eligible for ECHO. In accordance with Congressional direction concerning the purposes of the ABA Pilot, TRICARE will include an assessment of the feasibility and advisability of establishing a beneficiary cost share for the treatment of ASD. TRICARE will submit an interim Report to Congress (RTC) in December 2013 and a final RTC after the July 2014 ABA Pilot completion date, to include: an evaluation of the beneficiary cost shares; a comparison of providing various ABA services under the TRICARE Basic Program, ECHO (including the Autism Demonstration for ADFMs) and the separate ABA Pilot (for NADFMs); recommended changes in legislation; and additional information as appropriate. The Department has determined that continuation of the demonstration for an additional 1 year is both in the best interest of TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with an ASD, and necessary to fully evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery model employed by the demonstration. Continuation of the Autism Demonstration will also provide additional information needed to make a formal decision regarding the use of that delivery model in the long-term. The demonstration continues to be authorized by Title 10, United States Code, Section 1092. Dated: December 19, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2013–30670 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0114] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Educational Agency Local Educational Agency, and School Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part A Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 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 a revision of an existing collection of information. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 27, 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–0114 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 2E115, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Tomakie Washington, 202–401–1097 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78343 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: State Educational Agency Local Educational Agency, and School Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part A. OMB Control Number: 1810–0581. Type of Review: Revision of an existing collection of information. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53,198. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,702,675. Abstract: Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, and its regulations contain several existing provisions that require State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools to collect and disseminate information. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) covers these activities, which are currently approved by OMB under control number 1810–0581 through March 2014. In addition, in 2011, ED invited each SEA to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its LEAs, and schools, in order to better focus on improving student academic achievement and increasing the quality of instruction (ESEA flexibility). The opportunity for SEAs to request ESEA flexibility also included activities covered by the PRA. Those information collection activities consisted of the information an SEA must develop and submit to ED to request this flexibility, information that an SEA provided in an Accountability Addendum, and the information an SEA that receives ESEA flexibility must annually report to ED. Approvals of ESEA flexibility requests have occurred in several iterations: Window 1, for which SEAs submitted requests in November 2011; Window 2, for which SEAs submitted requests in February 2012; Window 3, for which SEAs E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 78344 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Notices submitted requests in September 2012; and Window 4, for which SEAs submitted requests in spring 2013. Generally, ED approved the requests of SEAs that requested ESEA flexibility in Windows 1 and 2 through the end of the 20132014 school year. ED is now inviting the 35 Window 1 and Window 2 SEAs to request a one-year extension of the waivers granted through ESEA flexibility, which would generally last through the 20142015 school year. Dated: December 19, 2013. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–30755 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0135] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Annual Performance Report Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), 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 January 27, 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–0135 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 2E115, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Tomakie Washington, 202–401–1097 or electronically mail ICDocketMgr@ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Annual Performance Report. OMB Control Number: 1810–0684. Type of Review: Extension without change of an existing collection of information. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 44. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,408. Abstract: The Office of Migrant Education is collecting information for the High School Equivalency Program Annual Performance Report in compliance with Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Sec. 418A; 20 U.S.C. 1070d–2 (special programs for students whose families are engaged in migrant and seasonal farm work), the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, Section 4 (1115), and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34 CFR 75.253. EDGAR states that recipients of multi-year discretionary grants must submit an Annual Performance Report demonstrating that substantial progress has been made towards meeting the approved objectives of the project. In addition, discretionary grantees are required to report on their progress toward meeting the performance measures established for the Department of Education grant program. The Office of Migrant Education requests an extension without change of a currently approved collection to continue the use of a customized Annual Performance Report that goes beyond the Department of Education generic form number 524B Annual Performance Report to facilitate the collection of more standardized and comprehensive data to inform GPRA, to improve the overall quality of data collected, and to increase the quality of data that can be used to inform policy decisions. Dated: December 19, 2013. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2013–30757 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2013–ICCD–0134] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Rehabilitation Services Administration Grant Re-allotment Form Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), 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 January 27, 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–0134 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No. ED-2013-ICCD-0114]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; State Educational Agency Local Educational Agency, and School 
Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part A

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 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 a revision of an existing 
collection of information.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 27, 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-
0114 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 2E115, Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection 
activities or burden, please call Tomakie Washington, 202-401-1097 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: State Educational Agency Local Educational 
Agency, and School Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, 
Part A.
    OMB Control Number: 1810-0581.
    Type of Review: Revision of an existing collection of information.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53,198.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 4,702,675.
    Abstract: Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, and its regulations contain 
several existing provisions that require State educational agencies 
(SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools to collect and 
disseminate information. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) covers these 
activities, which are currently approved by OMB under control number 
1810-0581 through March 2014. In addition, in 2011, ED invited each SEA 
to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its LEAs, and schools, in 
order to better focus on improving student academic achievement and 
increasing the quality of instruction (ESEA flexibility). The 
opportunity for SEAs to request ESEA flexibility also included 
activities covered by the PRA. Those information collection activities 
consisted of the information an SEA must develop and submit to ED to 
request this flexibility, information that an SEA provided in an 
Accountability Addendum, and the information an SEA that receives ESEA 
flexibility must annually report to ED. Approvals of ESEA flexibility 
requests have occurred in several iterations: Window 1, for which SEAs 
submitted requests in November 2011; Window 2, for which SEAs submitted 
requests in February 2012; Window 3, for which SEAs

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submitted requests in September 2012; and Window 4, for which SEAs 
submitted requests in spring 2013. Generally, ED approved the requests 
of SEAs that requested ESEA flexibility in Windows 1 and 2 through the 
end of the 20132014 school year. ED is now inviting the 35 Window 1 and 
Window 2 SEAs to request a one-year extension of the waivers granted 
through ESEA flexibility, which would generally last through the 
20142015 school year.

    Dated: December 19, 2013.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2013-30755 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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