Proposed Agency Information Collection, 27867-27868 [2014-11196]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 94 / Thursday, May 15, 2014 / Notices 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: Case Studies of the Implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments. OMB Control Number: 1875–NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 240. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 230. Abstract: In the past decade, interest has increased in implementing Kindergarten Entry Assessments (KEAs) to better understand individual children’s strengths and needs, plan instruction, pinpoint areas for program improvement and staff development, and evaluate the effectiveness of prekindergarten (PreK) programs to inform program planning and improvement. The purpose of the Kindergarten Entry Assessments implementation case studies is to document the processes, accomplishments, challenges, and solutions of four states implementing KEAs, and to share what state, district, and school personnel have learned with federal and state policymakers, and practitioners in the field. These findings will support the technical assistance efforts of the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) regarding the implementation of KEAs across the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 nation. This information collection consists of interview and observation protocols for case studies of the implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments in 24 schools within 12 districts within 4 states. Dated: May 9, 2014. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–11122 Filed 5–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. SUMMARY: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before July 14, 2014. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Chris Early, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mail Stop EE–5B, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121 or by fax at DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27867 202–586–4617 or by email at Chris.Early@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mr. Chris Early, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mail Stop EE–5B, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121. Chris.Early@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Programs for Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings (3) Type of Request: New; (4) Purpose: The proposed collection is for the activities of four Department of Energy programs: The Challenge Home Program, the Better Buildings Residential Network, the Building America Program, and Home Energy Score (HEScore). Through these programs DOE encourages and assists the people and organizations that volunteer to participate in them to build and renovate new and existing houses to use less energy. The program partners who voluntarily participate in the programs consist of most of the actors in the home building industry including home owners, home builders, home builder tradesman and associations, home design professionals, students in architecture and related building construction industries, home energy raters, home energy auditors, home inspectors, building consultants, manufacturers of building products, professional trainers, utility companies, home building and manufacturing industry associations, consumer and home building industry advocacy organizations, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, energy program administrators and implementers, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsors, and other organizations who believe peer sharing will help them improve their effectiveness in encouraging homeowners to complete energy upgrades. DOE proposes to collect information about the participants such as their names and addresses, their evaluations of training they received about the programs, descriptions of their qualifications to conduct training for the programs, their plans to get additional people to participate in the programs, their certifications describing how they can assess homes, estimates of how many homes they can get to participate in the programs, and information about the homes. The collected information will E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 27868 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 94 / Thursday, May 15, 2014 / Notices help DOE understand the participating partners’ activities and progress toward achieving scheduled milestones enabling DOE to make decisions about the best way to run the programs and respond to partners’ needs to improve their operations and actions to lower energy consumption. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,702. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 47,804. (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 22,332. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Zero dollars. Statutory Authority: The U.S. Code, Title 42, Chapter 149, Subchapter IX, Part A, Section 16191—Energy Efficiency. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2014. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–11196 Filed 5–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9910–26–OW] Clean Water Act; Contractor Access to Confidential Business Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Intended Transfer of Confidential Business Information to Subcontractor. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to transfer confidential business information (CBI) collected from numerous industries to NEK Associates (NEK), a newly retained subcontractor of Eastern Research Group (ERG). Transfer of the information will allow the contractor and subcontractor to support EPA in the planning, development, and review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Interested persons may submit comments on this intended transfer of information to the address noted below. DATES: Comments on the transfer of data are due May 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Mr. M. Ahmar Siddiqui, Document Control Officer, Engineering and Analysis Division (4303T), Room 6231S EPA West, U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. M. Ahmar Siddiqui, Document Control Officer, at (202) 566–1044, or via email at siddiqui.ahmar@epa.gov. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 EPA has transferred CBI to various contractors and subcontractors over the history of the effluent guidelines program. EPA determined that this transfer was necessary to enable the contractors and subcontractors to perform their work in supporting EPA in planning, developing, and reviewing effluent guidelines and standards for certain industries. Today, EPA is giving notice that it is transferring CBI to NEK (located in Allston, MA), a new subcontractor to ERG, which operates under contract number EP–C–12–021. EPA initially announced its intention to transfer CBI to ERG and its subcontractors and consultants on October 5, 2012 (77 FR 60962). The purpose of this transfer is to support technical and engineering analysis support for EPA in its development, review, implementation, and defense of water-related initiatives for a variety of industries. All EPA contractor, subcontractor, and consultant personnel are bound by the requirements and sanctions contained in their contracts with EPA and in EPA’s confidentiality regulations found at 40 CFR Part 2, Subpart B. NEK will adhere to an ERG-approved security plan which describes procedures to protect CBI. NEK will apply the procedures in this plan to CBI previously gathered by EPA and to CBI that may be gathered in the future. The security plan specifies that subcontractor personnel are required to sign non-disclosure agreements and are briefed on appropriate security procedures before they are permitted access to CBI. No person is automatically granted access to CBI: A need to know must exist. The information that will be transferred to NEK consists of information previously collected by EPA under the authority of section 308 of the CWA to support the development and review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards. In particular, information, including CBI, collected for the planning, development, and review of effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the following industries may be transferred: Airport deicing; aquaculture; centralized waste treatment; coal bed methane; concentrated animal feeding operations; coal mining; construction and development; drinking water treatment; industrial container and drum cleaning; industrial laundries; industrial waste combustors; iron and steel manufacturing; landfills; meat and poultry products; metal finishing; metal products and machinery; nonferrous metals manufacturing; oil and gas SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 extraction (including coalbed methane); ore mining and dressing; organic chemicals, plastics, and synthetic fibers; pesticide chemicals; petroleum refining; pharmaceutical manufacturing; pulp, paper, and paperboard manufacturing; shale gas extraction; steam electric power generation; textile mills; timber products processing; tobacco; and transportation equipment cleaning. Additionally, note that some information being transferred from the pulp, paper, and paperboard industry was collected under the additional authorities of section 114 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and section 3007 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA also intends to transfer to NEK all information listed in this notice, of the type described above (including CBI) that may be collected in the future under the authority of section 308 of the CWA or voluntarily submitted (e.g., in comments in response to a Federal Register notice), as is necessary to enable NEK to carry out the work required by its subcontract to support EPA’s effluent guidelines planning process and the development of effluent limitations guidelines and standards. Dated: April 23, 2014. Elizabeth Southerland, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. 2014–09988 Filed 5–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, May 15, 2014 May 8, 2014. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. in Room TW–C305, at 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC. Public Comment on Item No. 1: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet With respect to agenda item 1, Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, the Commission has determined that strict enforcement of the Sunshine Period prohibition on comment would place an unnecessarily restrictive burden on the public, who should have full opportunity to express their views. Therefore, the Commission is waiving the Sunshine Period prohibition contained in section 1.1203 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 94 (Thursday, May 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27867-27868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11196]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a 
proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for 
submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether 
the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before July 14, 2014. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in 
ADDRESSES as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Mr. Chris Early, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mail Stop EE-5B, 
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-
0121 or by fax at 202-586-4617 or by email at Chris.Early@ee.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mr. Chris Early, U.S. Department of Energy, Building 
Technologies Office, Mail Stop EE-5B, Forrestal Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-0121. 
Chris.Early@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB No. New; (2) Information Collection Request Title: 
Programs for Improving Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings (3) 
Type of Request: New; (4) Purpose: The proposed collection is for the 
activities of four Department of Energy programs: The Challenge Home 
Program, the Better Buildings Residential Network, the Building America 
Program, and Home Energy Score (HEScore). Through these programs DOE 
encourages and assists the people and organizations that volunteer to 
participate in them to build and renovate new and existing houses to 
use less energy. The program partners who voluntarily participate in 
the programs consist of most of the actors in the home building 
industry including home owners, home builders, home builder tradesman 
and associations, home design professionals, students in architecture 
and related building construction industries, home energy raters, home 
energy auditors, home inspectors, building consultants, manufacturers 
of building products, professional trainers, utility companies, home 
building and manufacturing industry associations, consumer and home 
building industry advocacy organizations, financial institutions, non-
profit organizations, educational institutions, energy program 
administrators and implementers, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR 
sponsors, and other organizations who believe peer sharing will help 
them improve their effectiveness in encouraging homeowners to complete 
energy upgrades. DOE proposes to collect information about the 
participants such as their names and addresses, their evaluations of 
training they received about the programs, descriptions of their 
qualifications to conduct training for the programs, their plans to get 
additional people to participate in the programs, their certifications 
describing how they can assess homes, estimates of how many homes they 
can get to participate in the programs, and information about the 
homes. The collected information will

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help DOE understand the participating partners' activities and progress 
toward achieving scheduled milestones enabling DOE to make decisions 
about the best way to run the programs and respond to partners' needs 
to improve their operations and actions to lower energy consumption. 
(5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,702. (6) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 47,804. (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 22,332. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: Zero dollars.

    Statutory Authority: The U.S. Code, Title 42, Chapter 149, 
Subchapter IX, Part A, Section 16191--Energy Efficiency.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2014.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-11196 Filed 5-14-14; 8:45 am]
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