Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request, 51147-51148 [2014-20293]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 26, 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–0105 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. 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 2E105, Washington, DC 20202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela, 202–502–7411. 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 (TIMSS:2015) Main Study. OMB Control Number: 1850–0695. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 30,187. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 27,301. Abstract: We are announcing a second 30-day comment period for the 2015 Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) because at the August 2014 meeting of the TIMSS National Research Coordinators, representatives from the participating countries agreed to add several questions to the international student, teacher, and school background questionnaires. TIMSS is an international assessment of fourth and eighth grade students’ achievement in mathematics and science. Since its inception in 1995, TIMSS has continued to assess students every 4 years (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011). Participation in this study provides data on current and past education policies and a comparison of U.S. education policies with its international counterparts. Periodically, TIMSS has also conducted an assessment of advanced mathematics and physics of students at the end of secondary school (1995 and 2008). The United States participated in TIMSS Advanced in 1995, but not in 2008. Because of the current strong policy interest in preparedness for college and for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, the U.S. plans to participate in TIMSS Advanced in 2015. This submission is for the 2015 TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced main study data collection that will take place in MarchMay, 2015. Dated: August 22, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–20354 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51147 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request Department of Education Correction Notice AGENCY: ACTION: On August 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 49069, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ‘‘Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs.’’ This notice was published in error. The comment period for this information collection request ends on September 2, 2014. On July 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 38017, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ‘‘Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Program.’’ The abstract omitted a section of the CFR where selected criteria are also covered under generic applications. The abstract is corrected as follows. The Department is requesting an extension of the approval for the Generic Application Package that numerous ED discretionary grant programs use to provide to applicants the forms and information needed to apply for new grants under those grant program competitions. The Department will use this Generic Application package for discretionary grant programs that: (1) Use the standard ED or Federal-wide grant applications forms that have been cleared separately through OMB under the terms of this generic clearance as approved by OMB and (2) use selection criteria from the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); selection criteria that reflect statutory or regulatory provisions that have been developed under 34 CFR 75.209, or a combination of EDGAR, statutory or regulatory criteria or other provisions, as authorized under 34 CFR 75.200 and 75.209. The use of the standard ED grant application forms and the use of EDGAR and/or criteria developed under §§ 75.200 and 75.209 promotes the standardization and streamlining of ED discretionary grant application packages. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51148 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Dated: August 21, 2014. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–20293 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License. AGENCY: This notice is issued in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c)(1) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i). NETL hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive license to practice the inventions described and claimed in U.S. Patent Application Numbers 61/831,251 and 61/831,256, entitled ‘‘Method for continuous synthesis of pyrochlore catalyst powders’’ and ‘‘Process for continuous synthesis of mixed oxide powders,’’ respectively, to Pyrochem Catalyst Company, having its principal place of business in New Brighton, PA. The inventions are owned by United States of America, as represented by the Department of Energy. The prospective exclusive license will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. DATES: Written comments or nonexclusive license applications are to be received at the address listed below no later than fifteen (15) days after the date of this published Notice. Objections submitted in response to this notice will not be made available to the public for inspection and, to the extent permitted by law, will not be released under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. ADDRESSES: Comments, applications for nonexclusive licenses, or objections relating to the prospective exclusive license may be submitted to Jessica Sosenko, Technology Transfer Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236– 0940 or via facsimile at (412) 386–5920. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Sosenko, Technology Transfer Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, P.O. Box 10940, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; Telephone (412) 386–7417; Email: jessica.sosenko@netl.doe.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 35 U.S.C. 209(c) provides DOE the authority to grant exclusive or partially exclusive licenses in Department-owned inventions where a determination can be made, among other things, that the desired practical application of the invention has not been achieved, or is not likely to be achieved expeditiously, under a nonexclusive license. The statute and implementing regulations (37 CFR 404) require that the necessary determinations be made after public notice and opportunity for filing written comments and objections. Pyrochem Catalyst Company, a small business, has applied for an exclusive license to practice the inventions and has a plan for commercialization of the inventions. DOE intends to grant the license, upon a final determination in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), unless within 15 days of publication of this notice the NETL Technology Transfer Manager (contact information listed above), receives in writing any of the following, together with the supporting documents: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (i) A statement from any person setting forth reasons why it would not be in the best interest of the United States to grant the proposed license; or (ii) An application for a nonexclusive license to the invention, in which applicant states that it already has brought the invention to practical application or is likely to bring the invention to practical application expeditiously. The proposed license will be exclusive, subject to a license and other rights retained by the United States, and subject to a negotiated royalty. The Department will review all timely written responses to this notice, and will grant the license if, after expiration of the 15-day notice period, and after consideration of any written responses to this notice, a determination is made in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(c), that the license is in the public interest. Issued: August 8, 2014. Scott M. Klara, Acting Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory. [FR Doc. 2014–20379 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Coal Council Department of Energy. Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces one meeting of the National Coal Council (NCC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday October 16, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Gaylord National Hotel, 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Robert J. Wright, U.S. Department of Energy, 4G–036/Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0001; Telephone: 202–586–0429 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Council: The National Coal Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy, on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry. Purpose of Meeting: The October 2014 Fall Council meeting of the National Coal Council. Agenda 1. Call to order and opening remarks by Jeff Wallace, Chair, National Coal Council 2. Remarks by DOE representative (TBD) 3. Presentation by Kimberly Greene, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company on the future of coal generation in the U.S. 4. Presentation by Julien DumoulinSmith, Executive Director-Equity Research Electric Utilities & IPPs Group, UBS Securities LLC on a financial industry analyst perspective on the utility industry 5. Presentation by Ken Medlock, Energy Resource & Economics Fellow, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University on trends in energy resource development and utilization (focus on natural gas) 6. Council Business: a. Finance report by Finance Committee Chair Greg Workman b. Coal Policy Committee report by Coal Policy Committee Chair Fred Palmer c. Communications Committee report by Chair Bill Bissett d. NCC Business report by NCC Executive Vice President & COO Janet Gellici 7. Other business 8. Adjourn Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. If you would like to file a written statement with the Council, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any item on the agenda, you should contact Dr. Robert J. Wright, 202–586–0429 or robert.wright@hq.doe.gov (email). You must make your request for an oral E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20293]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request

AGENCY: Department of Education

ACTION: Correction Notice

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SUMMARY: On August 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published 
a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 49069, 
Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection 
entitled, ``Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant 
Programs.'' This notice was published in error. The comment period for 
this information collection request ends on September 2, 2014.
    On July 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-
day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 38017, Column 
1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, 
``Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Program.'' The 
abstract omitted a section of the CFR where selected criteria are also 
covered under generic applications. The abstract is corrected as 
follows.
    The Department is requesting an extension of the approval for the 
Generic Application Package that numerous ED discretionary grant 
programs use to provide to applicants the forms and information needed 
to apply for new grants under those grant program competitions. The 
Department will use this Generic Application package for discretionary 
grant programs that: (1) Use the standard ED or Federal-wide grant 
applications forms that have been cleared separately through OMB under 
the terms of this generic clearance as approved by OMB and (2) use 
selection criteria from the Education Department General Administrative 
Regulations (EDGAR); selection criteria that reflect statutory or 
regulatory provisions that have been developed under 34 CFR 75.209, or 
a combination of EDGAR, statutory or regulatory criteria or other 
provisions, as authorized under 34 CFR 75.200 and 75.209. The use of 
the standard ED grant application forms and the use of EDGAR and/or 
criteria developed under Sec. Sec.  75.200 and 75.209 promotes the 
standardization and streamlining of ED discretionary grant application 
packages.
    The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, 
Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of 
Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


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    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Stephanie Valentine,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
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