Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Charter School Authorizer Annual Update, 5393-5394 [2014-01943]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices 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: Financial Status and Program Performance Final Report for State and Partnership for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). OMB Control Number: 1840–0782. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 125. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 5,625. Abstract: The purpose of this information collection is to determine whether recipients of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) have made substantial progress towards meeting the objectives of their respective projects, as outlined in their grant applications and/or subsequent work plans. In addition, the final report will enable the Department to evaluate each grant project’s fiscal operations for the entire grant performance period, and compare total expenditures relative to federal funds awarded, and actual costshare/matching relative to the total amount in the approved grant application. This report is a means for grantees to share the overall experience of their projects and document achievements and concerns, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 describe effects of their projects on participants being served; project barriers and major accomplishments; and evidence of sustainability. The report will be GEAR UP’s primary method to collect/analyze data on students’ high school graduation and immediate college enrollment rates. Summary of Changes If grantees choose to serve students for 7 years, they must report on the 7th year of activities which include following GEAR UP students into the first year of postsecondary education and any students still in high school. The 5 hour burden increase is due to the additional time required to collect data on GEAR UP students enrolled in postsecondary education. Dated: January 27, 2014. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–01890 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Charter School Authorizer Annual Update Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), 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 April 1, 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–2014–ICCD–0008 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, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5393 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: Charter School Authorizer Annual Update. OMB Control Number: 1855–0023. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 90. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,025. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has as one of its important policy goals expanding the number of high-quality public school choice options. Specifically, according to Part B section 5201 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, two of the established purposes of the Charter School Program office are: evaluating the effects of charter schools, including the effects on students, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 5394 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Notices student academic achievement, staff and parents, and expanding the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the nation. Charter school authorization is at the very crux of any efforts to expand and ensure high-quality public school choice options through public charter schools because charter school authorizers are the public entities primarily responsible for: initial charter authorizations, on-going monitoring and oversight, and charter renewal and closure decisions. Currently, there is no other comprehensive national database of the roughly 900 charter school authorizers complete with the schools under their authority; some of these data elements are available from public documents, but they are not made available to the public consistently across all authorizers. There is also no other comprehensive, fully-populated tool for tracking the activities of and evaluating the quality of authorizers nationwide based on their authorizing decisions in light of schools performance. This data collection will be administered to the all charter school authorizers. cost/benefit analyses, program performance, human capital development, and contracts and acquisition strategies. Additionally, the renewal of the Environmental Management Advisory Board has been determined to be essential to conduct DOE’s business and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on DOE by law and agreement. The Board will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kristen G. Ellis, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 586–5810 or kristen.ellis@em.doe.gov. Dated: January 27, 2014. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Hanford [FR Doc. 2014–01943 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management Advisory Board Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Renewal. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 14(a)(2)(A) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), and in accordance with Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 102– 3.65(a), and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Environmental Management Advisory Board (Board) will be renewed for a two-year period beginning January 23, 2014. The Board provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) with information and strategic advice on a broad range of corporate issues affecting the EM program. These corporate issues include, but are not limited to, project management and oversight activities, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:25 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Washington, DC on January 23, 2014. Carol A. Matthews, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–02021 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m.; Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Red Lion Columbia Center, 1101 North Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Ballinger, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin Avenue, P.O. Box 550, A7–75, Richland, WA, 99352; Phone: (509) 376–6332; or Email: kimberly.ballinger@rl.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Potential Draft Advice D 100 N Proposed Plan Draft A D Office of River Protection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Framework Document • Discussion Topics D Tri-Party Agreement Agencies’ Program Updates D Hanford Advisory Board Committee Reports D Emergency Preparedness D Potential technical issues at Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant D Board Business Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Hanford, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Kimberly Ballinger at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Kimberly Ballinger at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Kimberly Ballinger’s office at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http://www.hanford.gov/page.cfm/hab. Issued at Washington, DC on January 28, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–02017 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Nevada Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5393-5394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01943]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0008]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Charter School Authorizer Annual Update

AGENCY: Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), 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 an 
existing information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 1, 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-2014-ICCD-
0008 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, 
Mailstop L-OM-2-2E319, Room 2E115, Washington, DC 20202.

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: Charter School Authorizer Annual Update.
    OMB Control Number: 1855-0023.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 90.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,025.
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has as one of its 
important policy goals expanding the number of high-quality public 
school choice options. Specifically, according to Part B section 5201 
of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, two of the established 
purposes of the
    Charter School Program office are: evaluating the effects of 
charter schools, including the effects on students,

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student academic achievement, staff and parents, and expanding the 
number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the 
nation.
    Charter school authorization is at the very crux of any efforts to 
expand and ensure high-quality public school choice options through 
public charter schools because charter school authorizers are the 
public entities primarily responsible for: initial charter 
authorizations, on-going monitoring and oversight, and charter renewal 
and closure decisions.
    Currently, there is no other comprehensive national database of the 
roughly 900 charter school authorizers complete with the schools under 
their authority; some of these data elements are available from public 
documents, but they are not made available to the public consistently 
across all authorizers. There is also no other comprehensive, fully-
populated tool for tracking the activities of and evaluating the 
quality of authorizers nationwide based on their authorizing decisions 
in light of schools performance. This data collection will be 
administered to the all charter school authorizers.

    Dated: January 27, 2014.
Tomakie Washington,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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