Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Student Activities Report, 8443-8444 [2014-03022]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Notices of defense procurements to offers of products from the other country. Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2014–03036 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2014–ICCD–0014] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State of Preschool Survey 2013–2015 Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (IES), 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 14, 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–0014 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 2E103, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Katrina Ingalls, 703–620–3655 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 of Preschool Survey 2013–2015. OMB Control Number: 1850–0895. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 636. Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), is seeking approval to conduct in 2014, 2015, and 2016 the annual, web-based State of Preschool survey, which centralizes data about publicly provided early childhood education opportunities. Data are collected from state agencies responsible for providing early childhood education and made available for secondary analyses. Data collected as part of the survey focus on enrollment counts in state-funded early childhood education programs, funding provided by the states for these programs, and program monitoring and licensing policies. The collected data are then reported, both separately and in combination with extant data available from federal agencies supporting early childhood education programs such as Head Start and the U.S. Census Bureau. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau form the basis for some of the rates developed for the State of Preschool reports. The data and annual report resulting from the State of Preschool data collection provide a key information resource for research and for federal and state policy PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8443 on publicly funded early childhood education. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–03030 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2014–ICCD–0015] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Student Activities Report Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), 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 14, 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–0015 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 2E103, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection activities or burden, please call Kate Mullan, 202– 401–0563 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8444 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / Notices 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: Annual Student Activities Report. OMB Control Number: 1840–0781. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 300. Abstract: Section 703 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, authorizes the Secretary to award fellowships under the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The fellowships support graduate students of superior ability selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, exceptional promise and financial need. This information collection provides the U.S. Department of Education with information needed to determine if fellows have made substantial progress toward meeting the program’s objectives and allows program staff to monitor and evaluate time-to-degree completion and the graduation rate of Javits fellows. Congress has mandated, through the Government Performance Results Act of 1993, that the U.S. Department of Education provide documentation regarding the progress being made by the program. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:11 Feb 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: February 7, 2014. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–03022 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. DATES AND TIMES: February 27, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. February 28, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW., Washington, DC 20008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586– 1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997–7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following: • Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities • Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities • Update on the Biomass Research and Development Initiative • Update on the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcements • Update of the Renewable Fuel Standard and volumetric requirement for biofuels • Overview of the Bioeconomy Initiative Public Participation: Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/ or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you must contact Elliott Levine at 202–586–1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997–7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Co-chairs of the Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/ committee/meetings.html. Issued at Washington, DC on February 6, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–03052 Filed 2–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee Office of Science, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, February 27, 2014 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Friday, February 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon. ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington, DC/ Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katie Perine; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903–6529. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03022]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2014-ICCD-0015]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual 
Student Activities Report

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), 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 14, 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-
0015 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 2E103, Washington, DC 20202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to collection 
activities or burden, please call Kate Mullan, 202-401-0563 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

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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: Annual Student Activities Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1840-0781.
    Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 100.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 300.
    Abstract: Section 703 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended, authorizes the Secretary to award fellowships under the Jacob 
K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in the arts, 
humanities, and social sciences. The fellowships support graduate 
students of superior ability selected on the basis of demonstrated 
achievement, exceptional promise and financial need. This information 
collection provides the U.S. Department of Education with information 
needed to determine if fellows have made substantial progress toward 
meeting the program's objectives and allows program staff to monitor 
and evaluate time-to-degree completion and the graduation rate of 
Javits fellows. Congress has mandated, through the Government 
Performance Results Act of 1993, that the U.S. Department of Education 
provide documentation regarding the progress being made by the program.

    Dated: February 7, 2014.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-03022 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]
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