Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation, 16370-16371 [2014-06553]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16370 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices recognized American Indian tribes seeking to retain universities and colleges, private consulting firms, nonacademic/non-profit entities, or others to prepare studies of economic development opportunities or plans. These studies and plans will empower American Indian tribes and tribal businesses to make informed decisions regarding their economic futures. Studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe may choose to pursue. The DED will specifically exclude from consideration proposals for research and development projects, requests for funding of salaries for tribal government personnel, funding to pay legal fees, and requests for funding for the purchase or lease of structures, machinery, hardware or other capital items. Plans may encompass future periods of five years or mo and include one or more economic development factors including but not limited to land and retail use, industrial development, tourism, energy, resource development and transportation. This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within tribal communities. The DED will administer the program within IEED; and studies and plans as described herein will be sole discretionary projects DED will consider or fund absent a competitive bidding process. When funding is available, DED will solicit proposals for studies and plans. To receive these funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93–638, the Indian Self-Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of SelfGovernance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et seq. Interested applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting funding, a statement of work describing the project for which the study is requested or the scope of the plan envisioned, the identity of the academic institution or other entity the applicant wishes to retain (if known) and a budget indicating the funding amount requested and how it will be spent. The DED expressly retains the authority to reduce or otherwise modify proposed budgets and funding amounts. Applications for funding will be juried and evaluated on the basis of a proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. II. Request for Comments The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 has 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: 1076–0178. Title: Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Funding Solicitations and Reporting. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for NABDI funding must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain: • A duly-enacted, signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; • A proposal describing the planned activities and deliverables products; and • The identity (if known) of the academic institution, private consultant, non-profit/non-academic entity, or other entity the tribe has chosen to perform the study or prepare the plan; and • A detailed budget estimate, including contracted personnel costs, travel estimates, data collection and analysis costs, and other expenses, through DED reserves authority to reduce or otherwise modify this budget. The DED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the economic development and job creation goals for which NABDI was established. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the proposed project’s potential to generate jobs and economic activity on the reservation. Upon completion of PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the funded project, a tribe must then submit a final report summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. A response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Indian tribes with trust or restricted land. Number of Respondents: 20 applicants per year; 20 project participants each year, on average. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications and final report. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 830 hours (800 for applications and 30 for final reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: March 19, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2014–06554 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010. 999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for No Child Left Behind Act Implementation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. 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 No Child Left Behind Act authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0163. This information collection expires March 31, 2014. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Jeffrey Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of Performance and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices 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. You may review the information collection request online at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 • 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 schools 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16371 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 required 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 1/2 hour to 480 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 27,355 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0. Dated: March 19, 2014. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[145A2100DD.AADD001000.A0E501010.999900]


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

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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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: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send 
an email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to Jeffrey Hamley, Bureau of Indian Education, Division of 
Performance and

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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. You may review the information collection request online at 
https://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of 
the Interior collections under review by OMB.

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 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 schools 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 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 required 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 1/2 hour to 480 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 27,355 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

    Dated: March 19, 2014.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2014-06553 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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