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Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices and determines the comparability of these standards to standards for accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States. Medical schools located in foreign countries that lack an NCFMEA finding of comparability of their accrediting standards are not eligible to have their U.S. students receive Federal student aid funds under Title IV of the HEA. Nomination Process: Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the NCFMEA, please submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Liaison Office. • A cover letter addressed to the Secretary of Education as follows: Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. 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Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Dated: April 14, 2014. Sam Myers, Jr., White House Liaison, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2014–19633 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Proposed Agency Information Collection U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC) has chosen to leverage the use of Government, Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software capabilities to implement a new consolidated system called Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS). 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. This notice is being republished due to the time lapsed from original publication. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before October 20, 2014. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed in ADDRESSES as soon as possible. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49075 Written comments may be sent to Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) Information Collection Request (ICR) by email at pams-irccomments@science.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Marina Amoroso by email at marina.amoroso@science.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No.: New. (2) Information Collection Request Title: Information Collection Request Title: Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) Submissions for Letter of Intent (LOI), Pre-proposals, Interagency Proposals, and DOE National Laboratory Proposals; System Registration by External Users. (3) Type of Request: New. (4) Purpose: This new system is based on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks software. Discretionary financial assistance proposals continue to be collected using Grants.gov but are imported into PAMS for use by the program offices. Under the proposed information collection, an external interface will be implemented in PAMS to allow two other types of proposal submission: DOE National Laboratories will be able to submit proposals for technical work authorizations directly into PAMS, while other Federal Agencies will be able to submit Proposals for interagency awards directly into PAMS. External users from all institution types will be able to submit Solicitation Letters of Intent and Pre-proposals directly into PAMS. All applicants, whether they submitted through Grants.gov or PAMS, will be able to register with PAMS to view the proposals that were submitted. They will also be able to maintain a minimal amount of information in their personal profile. The proposed collection will automate and streamline the submission, tracking, and correspondence portions of financial award pre-review processes. The information collected will be used by DOE to select applicants and projects for financial awards. (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: The following numbers are calculated using the average of the number of financial assistance proposals received in fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2010. 9,920 PAMS registrants, who are to include 8,000 submitters of lab proposals, interagency proposals, pre-proposals, and Letters Of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 49076 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 19, 2014 / Notices Intent (LOI) (assuming one person per estimated submission) and 1,920 reviewers of proposals submitted through Grants.gov. (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: The Office of Science receives about 1,000 DOE national laboratory and interagency proposals per year, based on an average of estimated submission numbers (fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2014) and about 7,000 pre-proposals and letters of intent per year, based on an estimate of about 200 per solicitation and the number of solicitations per year (about 35, based on an average between fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2014). (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: The time it takes to complete a form depends upon the type of form being completed. External users will need to register with PAMS in order to access the system. It takes approximately 30 minutes for external users to complete the forms required to become a registered PAMS user. Both LOI and pre-proposal forms take 15 minutes each, whereas completing a lab/interagency proposal will take about 2 hours. The reviewers require about 1 hour of analysis, per submission. Based on the annual estimated number of responses, broken down by DOE national laboratory, letter of intent and pre-proposal, the annual estimated time required for reviewers to complete analysis or responses and the time required for external users to register with PAMS, the estimated annual number of burden hours is 10,630. Total number of unduplicated respondents: 9,920. Reports filed per person: 1. Total annual responses: 9,920. Total annual burden hours: 10,630. (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0. Statutory Authority: Section 641 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2014. Marina Amoroso, Deputy Project Manager for Information Technology and Services Office of Science. [FR Doc. 2014–19676 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Public Comment. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 The Department of Energy (Department) invites public comment on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before October 20, 2014. DATES: The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/ node/942311. Written comments may be submitted electronically to Congestionstudy.comments@hq.doe.gov. Written comments may also be delivered by conventional mail to David Meyer, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Commenters are cautioned, however, that all conventional mail to the Department is subject to an automatic security screening process that may take up to three weeks and sometimes renders mailed material illegible. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Meyer, at David.Meyer@ hq.doe.gov, or telephone 202–586–1411. Section 1221(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, codified at 16 U.S.C. 824p(a), directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct an electric transmission congestion study every three years, and to prepare it in consultation with affected states and regional reliability organizations. In the study, the Department seeks to provide information about transmission congestion by focusing on specific indications of transmission constraints and congestion and their consequences. The study focuses on a specific time frame—i.e., historical trends over the past few years, and looking forward three to five years. The study is based entirely on publicly available data and transmission-related documents. The draft study is available for review at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. All comments received will be made publicly available on http:// www.energy.gov/node/942311. After reviewing and considering the public comments, the Department will prepare and release a final version of the study. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued at Washington, DC, on August 14, 2014. Patricia A. Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–19690 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9915–14–OARM; EPA–HQ–OEI–2012– 0836] Notification of a New System of Records Notice for the EPA Personnel Access and Security System (EPASS) Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Administration and Resource Management, Office of Administration, Security Management Division is giving notice that it proposes to create a new system of records pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a). The EPA Personnel Access and Security System (EPASS) is being created to comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD–12), which was issued on August 12, 2004 and signed on August 27, 2004. HSPD–12 mandates a government-wide federal standard for ensuring that identification cards issued to government employees and contractors are reliable and secure. EPASS complies with the federal requirements and will enhance security, increase efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy. DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this new system of records notice must do so by September 29, 2014. ADDRESS: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– 2012–0836, by mail: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Email: oei.docket@epa.gov. • Fax: 202–566–1752. • Mail: OEI Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: OEI Docket, EPA/ DC, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OEI–2012– 0836. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49075-49076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Proposed Agency Information Collection

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC) has chosen 
to leverage the use of Government, Off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software 
capabilities to implement a new consolidated system called Portfolio 
Analysis and Management System (PAMS). 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. This notice is being republished due to the time lapsed 
from original publication.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before October 20, 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 Portfolio Analysis and 
Management System (PAMS) Information Collection Request (ICR) by email 
at pams-irc-comments@science.doe.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Marina Amoroso by email at 
marina.amoroso@science.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains:
    (1) OMB No.: New.
    (2) Information Collection Request Title: Information Collection 
Request Title: Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) 
Submissions for Letter of Intent (LOI), Pre-proposals, Interagency 
Proposals, and DOE National Laboratory Proposals; System Registration 
by External Users.
    (3) Type of Request: New.
    (4) Purpose: This new system is based on the Health Resources and 
Services Administration (HRSA) Electronic Handbooks software. 
Discretionary financial assistance proposals continue to be collected 
using Grants.gov but are imported into PAMS for use by the program 
offices. Under the proposed information collection, an external 
interface will be implemented in PAMS to allow two other types of 
proposal submission: DOE National Laboratories will be able to submit 
proposals for technical work authorizations directly into PAMS, while 
other Federal Agencies will be able to submit Proposals for interagency 
awards directly into PAMS. External users from all institution types 
will be able to submit Solicitation Letters of Intent and Pre-proposals 
directly into PAMS. All applicants, whether they submitted through 
Grants.gov or PAMS, will be able to register with PAMS to view the 
proposals that were submitted. They will also be able to maintain a 
minimal amount of information in their personal profile. The proposed 
collection will automate and streamline the submission, tracking, and 
correspondence portions of financial award pre-review processes. The 
information collected will be used by DOE to select applicants and 
projects for financial awards.
    (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: The following numbers 
are calculated using the average of the number of financial assistance 
proposals received in fiscal year 2006 through fiscal year 2010. 9,920 
PAMS registrants, who are to include 8,000 submitters of lab proposals, 
interagency proposals, pre-proposals, and Letters Of

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Intent (LOI) (assuming one person per estimated submission) and 1,920 
reviewers of proposals submitted through Grants.gov.
    (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: Annual Estimated 
Number of Total Responses: The Office of Science receives about 1,000 
DOE national laboratory and interagency proposals per year, based on an 
average of estimated submission numbers (fiscal year 2006 through 
fiscal year 2014) and about 7,000 pre-proposals and letters of intent 
per year, based on an estimate of about 200 per solicitation and the 
number of solicitations per year (about 35, based on an average between 
fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2014).
    (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: The time it takes to 
complete a form depends upon the type of form being completed. External 
users will need to register with PAMS in order to access the system. It 
takes approximately 30 minutes for external users to complete the forms 
required to become a registered PAMS user. Both LOI and pre-proposal 
forms take 15 minutes each, whereas completing a lab/interagency 
proposal will take about 2 hours. The reviewers require about 1 hour of 
analysis, per submission. Based on the annual estimated number of 
responses, broken down by DOE national laboratory, letter of intent and 
pre-proposal, the annual estimated time required for reviewers to 
complete analysis or responses and the time required for external users 
to register with PAMS, the estimated annual number of burden hours is 
10,630.
    Total number of unduplicated respondents: 9,920.
    Reports filed per person: 1.
    Total annual responses: 9,920.
    Total annual burden hours: 10,630.
    (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $0.

    Statutory Authority:  Section 641 of the Department of Energy 
Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2014.
Marina Amoroso,
Deputy Project Manager for Information Technology and Services Office 
of Science.
[FR Doc. 2014-19676 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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